Friday, July 12, 2019


Since John the baptist first preached
the kingdom of God, the world has been warned that every tree that
does not bear fruit, will get cut off and burned. We read in Matthew
1Now in those days John the Baptist came, preaching in the
wilderness of Judea, saying, 2“Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is
at hand.”
3For this is the one referred to by Isaiah the prophet
when he said,
4Now John himself had a garment of
camel’s hair and a leather belt around his waist; and his food was
locusts and wild honey. 5Then Jerusalem was going out to him, and all
Judea and all the district around the Jordan; 6and they were being
baptized by him in the Jordan River, as they confessed their
      7But when he saw many of the
Pharisees and Sadducees coming for baptism, he said to them, “You
brood of vipers, who warned you to flee from the wrath to come?
8“Therefore bear fruit in keeping with repentance; 9and do not
suppose that you can say to yourselves, ‘We have Abraham for our
father’; for I say to you that from these stones God is able to
raise up children to Abraham. 10“The axe is already laid at the
root of the trees; therefore every tree that does not bear good fruit
is cut down and thrown into the fire.
11“As for me, I baptize you with water for repentance, but He who
is coming after me is mightier than I, and I am not fit to remove His
sandals; He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire. 12“His
winnowing fork is in His hand, and He will thoroughly clear His
threshing floor; and He will gather His wheat into the barn, but He
will burn up the chaff with unquenchable fire.”
We read in John
15:1, Jesus said:“I am the true vine, and My Father is the
vinedresser. 2“Every branch in Me that does not bear fruit, He
takes away; and every branch that bears fruit, He prunes it so that
it may bear more fruit..  4“Abide in Me, and I in you. As the
branch cannot bear fruit of itself unless it abides in the vine, so
neither can you unless you abide in Me. 5“I am the vine, you are
the branches; he who abides in Me and I in him, he bears much fruit,
for apart from Me you can do nothing. 6“If anyone does not abide in
Me, he is thrown away as a branch and dries up; and they gather them,
and cast them into the fire and they are burned. 7“If you abide in
Me, and My words abide in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be
done for you. 8“My Father is glorified by this, that you bear much
fruit, and so prove to be My disciples. 9“Just as the Father has
loved Me, I have also loved you; abide in My love. 10“If you keep
My commandments, you will abide in My love; just as I have kept My
Father’s commandments and abide in His love."
Here is the
key to bering fruit. We must obey the commandments of Jesus, His
words and teachings as they were also recorded in Matthew, Mark, Luke
and John.
Are we bearing fruit? Are we living as Jesus commanded?
If we don't we will get cut off and burned.
May Jesus bless you.

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