Up till now we have found many ingredients that make up a fruitful life. Some of these are, (i) putting Jesus first (ii) holiness (iii) studying and doing the word of God (iv) compassion (v) love(vi) sacrifice (vii) faith, etc. We want to look at another great ingredient of fruitfulness. It is fellowship with Jesus. May the Lord teach us Himself through His Holy Spirit in Jesus, Name. Amen
- JESUS IS THE FRUIT-BEARER: NO ONE CAN BEAR
FRUITS WHEN CUT OFF FROM HIM
Our Lord Jesus Christ made the condition for fruit bearing clear;constant fellowship with Him. For one thing, those who fellowship with Christ always gets whatever they ask for and secondly, they have an assurance that they will not backslide. Even through fellowshipping with God requires satisfying some conditions, there are always a few people in every generation willing to pay the price of separation from the world and fellowship with God. Are you going to be one of them in this generation?
John 15:4-6; John 15:7; Acts 4:13; Ps. 73:8; Rev. 3:20;James 4:7; Rev. 3:4: Mill. 2:6; John 15:10; IJohn2:6; Amos 3:3.
- THE REWARD OF A FRUITFUL LIFE IS ETERNITY WITH
Continuous fellowship with Jesus in this life guarantees fellowship with Him in eternity. The Bible is full of examples of men who fellowshipped with God in this world and are fellowshipping with God in Heaven. A few of such men are Enoch, Noah, Elijah, Paul the Apostle and David. May we be counted with them after our lives here in Jesus, name. Amen.
I John 2:28; Gen. 5:22-24; Gen. 6:9; I Kings 17:1; Acts 19:11-
12; I Cor. 14:18; II Tim. 4:7-8; I Sam. 13:13-14; Ps.119:162-
164; Ps.113:2-5; Ps. 71:10-15.