Sunday, April 08, 2007

The Fruit that Remains...

How many of us have produced fruit after our Lord, Jesus Christ? How many of us have allowed that fruit to reproduce? Are we really multiplying this fruit in others?

Joh 15:16 Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you, and ordained you, 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.

So many in the Body of Christ lack fruit in this season. The Holy Spirit has been quenched, and an epidemic in the Church is the result. Jesus said that He chose some of the many who were called. Those of us who claim to be chosen are commanded to bear fruit, as a result of the Holy Spirit living within us.

Gal 5:22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith,
Gal 5:23 Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.
Gal 5:24 And they that are Christ's have crucified the flesh with the affections and lusts.
Gal 5:25 If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit.

We are not speaking of gifts here, but the fruit of the Holy Spirit, sent after Jesus Christ as a teacher and Comforter for the saints. God is grieved that so many of us are speaking in tongues, yet cannot love our brothers and sisters. The Father is sickened that prophecy is going forth, yet signs and wonders cease to exist due to our lack of faith. He is disappointed that pride has taken the place of meekness and impatience that of patience. Where are the fruits of the Spirit?

What happened to the crucifixion of the flesh? I have been in so much prayer today, first for myself, then for the entire Body concerning this topic. Who is willing to lay down gifts for the fruit?

Fruit are proof of one's nature. Have we really renewed our minds? Are we really NEW creatures in Christ? If so, where is the fruit. The gifts have become deceiving, but the fruit cannot be counterfeited.

Does your fruit remain? If so, what is it?


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