OPEN HEAVENS DAILY DEVOTIONAL
DATE: FRIDAY 18 MARCH 2016
THEME: FRUIT BEARING CHRISTIAN?
The fruit of the righteous is a tree of
life And he that winneth souls is
wise. Proverbs 11:30
Read: John 15:1-7
1 I am the true vine, and my Father
is the husbandman.
2 Every branch in me that beareth
not fruit he taketh away: and every
branch that beareth fruit, he purgeth
it, that it may bring forth more fruit.
3 Now ye are clean through the word
which I have spoken unto you.
4 Abide in me, and I in you. As the
branch cannot bear fruit of itself,
except it abide in the vine; no more
can ye, except ye abide in me.
5 I am the vine, ye are the branches:
He that abideth in me, and I in him,
the same bringeth forth much fruit:
for without me ye can do nothing.
6 If a man abide not in me, he is
cast forth as a branch, and is
withered; and men gather them, and
cast them into the fire, and they are
7 If ye abide in me, and my words
abide in you, ye shall ask what ye
will, and it shall be done unto you.
Jesus is the true source from which
anyone can receive spiritual and
physical sustenance. It is only in
Christ Jesus that we can find peace,
fruitfulness and the essence of life. It
is by staying connected to Him that
we can produce fruits. This is why we
need to allow God to work in us so
that we can be productive in every
aspect of our lives. As we show an
attitude of total obedience to God by
bringing our lives into conformity
with what His Word says, we begin to
bear fruits that are profitable to God.
To bear fruit in the vineyard of God
therefore, there is a need to allow
the Word of God to permeate every
aspect of our behaviour; it is until
then that our behaviour will begin to
affect the lives of others.
Anyone who chooses to bear fruits
will eventually be happy that he did
so, because in the time of harvest,
he will be the first partaker of the
products of his wise decision.
However, when you fail to be fruitful
in whatever the Lord has kept in your
trust, there is no way you can be
blessed, and if you are not blessed,
there is no way you can increase.
There are people who give so many
excuses for not bearing fruits. They
complain about what others have and
ignore what the Lord has blessed
them with. They focus on the exploits
of others and ignore their own
vineyard. You can determine how far
you want to go in life by the fruits
you bear today. This is the reason
why you should not be weary in
bearing good fruits.
“And let us not be weary in well
doing: for in due season we shall
reap, if we faint not”
The truth of the matter is that
whenever God entrusts a duty to your
care and you handle it carelessly, you
do not only short-change yourself,
you are also telling God that you are
not capable of making success out of
that opportunity He has given to you.
This is why I am so passionate about
soul winning, because I know the
wisdom involved in looking for those
that have been tagged vagabonds and
prodigals and bring them back
through grace to the Father. The
greatest thing you can give to anyone
is not money but salvation, because
this is what guarantees other things.
We have to prayerfully identify
people we can bring to the
knowledge of Christ.
Father, help me to be a fruit bearing
vessel in Your hand.
BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: Joshua 23:24
and Job 38:25:38
AUTHOR: PASTOR E. A. ADEBOYE
HYMN 12: MY HOPE IS BUILD ON
My hope is built on nothing less
Than Jesus Christ, my righteousness;
I dare not trust the sweetest frame,
But wholly lean on Jesus’ Name.
On Christ, the solid Rock, I stand;
All other ground is sinking sand,
All other ground is sinking sand.
2. When darkness veils His lovely
I rest on His unchanging grace;
In every high and stormy gale,
My anchor holds within the veil.
3. His oath, His covenant, His blood,
Support me in the whelming flood;
When all around my soul gives way,
He then is all my hope and stay.
4. When He shall come with trumpet
Oh, may I then in Him be found;
Dressed in His righteousness alone,
Faultless to stand before the throne.
OPEN HEAVENS DAILY DEVOTIONAL