BE FRUITFUL

OPEN HEAVENS DAILY DEVOTIONAL…
DATE : SATURDAY 18 JUNE 2016
THEME : BE FRUITFUL
Memorise :
And he said unto them, Go ye into all
the world, and preach the gospel to
every creature. Mark 16:15
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
burned.
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.
Message
In Mark 16:15, Jesus didn’t give His
disciples a piece of advice but a
direct command. This instruction was
not without any backing, He
promised them His presence even
unto the end of the world. This is
why we need to be bold in carrying
out this instruction. We have been
anointed to preach the gospel of
Jesus Christ (Isaiah 61:1).
The greatest of all fruitfulness is the
ability to win lost souls to the
kingdom of God. There is no
achievement that surpasses this. You
may have the anointing to raise the
dead or carry out signs and wonders,
but if the ability to win souls is
missing in your calling, then you are
not yet fully obedient because this is
the greatest of all instructions; to win
souls back to the Kingdom. One of
the most fruitful persons in the Bible
is John the Baptist, not for the
miracles in his ministry but in calling
people to repentance. Are you
fruitful? Are you winning souls to the
Kingdom or you are satisfied seeing
unbelievers in their hopelessness?
You are fruitful when you can’t allow
the chronic fornicator to go without
knowing Jesus. You are fruitful when
you don’t allow that thief to end up
in hell. You are fruitful when you
don’t allow that smoker to continue
in his sin. You are fruitful when you
stop that liar from being a vessel in
the hand of the devil. In the mind of
God, there is no sinner without a
future and there is no saint without a
past. It is God that helps in
transforming our lives, yet there is
the need for people to bring sinners
to the cross so that the flesh can be
crucified.
It is a privilege to be called disciples
in the vineyard of God. God can get
results without us but it pleases Him
to include us co-labourers in the
vineyard. God wants you to be
fruitful. He wants you to do greater
works than He did. You cannot afford
not to have results to show despite
the opportunities and abilities He
invested in you. There are many
people going to hell on a daily basis
and God wants to use you to deliver
them from perdition and eternal
condemnation. The only people who
will be fruitful in this end time are
those who choose to remain and
abide in Christ. From time, God has
always taken away those who are not
fruitful. Judas was taken away
because he did not produce any fruit.
This is why you need to allow Christ
to specially cultivate you so that you
can bear fruit. You must submit to
the Word of God and become
obedient to His ways. It is not
knowledge of the Word that saves
but obedience to the Word. To
produce fruit that is profitable to the
kingdom of God and relevant to one’s
spiritual development, one must
abide in the source from which all
spiritual life emanates. The gospel is
for the entire world, hence, we
should preach it everywhere we find
ourselves.
Action Point :
Look for someone that is not saved
in your place of work and begin to
share the gospel with him or her.
BIBLE IN ONE YEAR : Nehemiah
9:1-11:24 and Ecclesiastes 9:1-6
AUTHOR : Pst E. A ADEBOYE

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