Sunday, June 8, 2014

God Thinking LII - Fruitless 9

"  16.  Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you, (Before I go any further, we all must condescend to understand that not one who has ever come to Christ has come on their own.  They were invited by the Father to come unot the Son.  It is pride that makes us feel like somehow we were deserving of God’s call to receive His grace. 
John 14:6, “Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.”
16.  Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you, and ordained you, (Again, I want to comment on how important it is that we see and understand the Word.  God chose us and ordains us to bring forth fruit.  This verse could be read like this: “Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you, and ordained you, (placed within you, committed to your existence, purposed in you, settled in your heart, caused you to be fully:  prepared, able, informed, supplied, inspired, motivated and ready) that ye should go and bring forth fruit, and that your fruit should remain: that whatsoever ye shall ask of the Father in my name, he may give it you.

In these verses is discourse from God to us about His purpose in bringing us into the vine in the first place.  It’s all about bearing fruit.  And we should be about bearing fruit.  
Does Christ bring forth the fruit?  No, that is the job of the branch and there will be no fruit borne without the branch.  

If we had any idea of how much God relies on His Children to do His work, we would get serious with God and bear fruit.

Is the Word of God clear - that God is calling us to bring forth fruit, more fruit and much fruit and also fruit that remains.

Do you know what the fruit is?  The souls of men, women, teens and children.

How do you feel about being given a commission to go forth and bring forth fruit?
Excerpt from God Thinking LII - Fruitless by Keith C. Powell Copyright 2014


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