Thursday June 18th 2020
Memorise: 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.
Read: Deuteronomy 7:12-15 (KJV)
12 Wherefore it shall come to pass, if ye hearken to these judgments, and keep, and do them, that the Lord thy God shall keep unto thee the covenant and the mercy which he sware unto thy fathers:
13 And he will love thee, and bless thee, and multiply thee: he will also bless the fruit of thy womb, and the fruit of thy land, thy corn, and thy wine, and thine oil, the increase of thy kine, and the flocks of thy sheep, in the land which he sware unto thy fathers to give thee.
14 Thou shalt be blessed above all people: there shall not be male or female barren among you, or among your cattle.
15 And the Lord will take away from thee all sickness, and will put none of the evil diseases of Egypt, which thou knowest, upon thee; but will lay them upon all them that hate thee.
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Sing hymn 28
Many use the words barrenness and fruitfulness interchangeably, but there are marked differences between the two. Barrenness is the inability to bear fruit as a result of challenges that may be unknown to the victim and beyond his/her power to surmount. The solution to barrenness is ultimately in the hand of God. Fruitfulness is failure to bear fruit under normal circumstances, sometimes due to un-cleanliness and sickness.
Our Lord Jesus Christ said that anyone not bearing fruit would be taken away. You will not be taken away from your place in the mighty name of Jesus.
Luke 13:6-9 amplifies the fruit-bearing responsibilities of children of God. The vinedresser in that parable is none other than Jesus the compassionate advocate, pleading on behalf of fruitless tress in the vineyard of God which is the world. I pray that all your efforts will not end up in fruitlessness in the mighty name of Jesus.
Are you bearing fruit? If so, what type? A sinner must bear meet for repentance according to Matthew 3:8. For believers, we must win souls into the Kingdom thus fulfilling the Great Commission in Matthew 28:18-20. For believers more importantly, we must bear the fruit of the Spirit as documented in Galatians 5:22-23 which says:
“But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, faith, meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.”
Draw a soul-winning plan for yourself and your family and sincerely follow it through. Also, pray that the souls you win will abide after the conversion.
Being fruit requires being genuinely born again and abiding in God. The Lord will give you the grace to bear much abiding fruit, in the mighty name of Jesus.
Father, please completely destroy fruitlessness in my life and family, in the mighty name of Jesus.
Open Heavens Daily Devotional Lessons was written by Pastor E.A. Adeboye, the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, one of the largest evangelical Churches in the world and also the President of Christ the Redeemer’s Ministries.
The Elevation Church (TEC) has been set up by God to develop its members as witnesses of Christ while empowering them to achieve the highest levels of distinction in life, led by Pastor Godman Akinlabi, the church is based in Nigeria with multiple expressions in Lagos.