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7/16/2017 ~ Fruits


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Darkness extends where nothing grows.
In the fruit of His Spirit we are made alive.

"You will know them by their fruits. ..." ~ Matthew 7:16-18

Many types of fruit exist in the kingdom of His glory.

"Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into
the fire. Therefore by their fruits you will know them." ~ Matthew 7:19-20


Bearing good fruits is to His glory and benefits are for all involved.
In bowl of life, as joy mixes with sadness, what our heart
remains true to rises to the sustenance that we are.
Do we share goodness growing in all we eat?


"Therefore bear fruits worthy of repentance, ..." ~ Matthew 3:8

Poor choices in life lead to destruction without regard for His ways.
Belief in God with obedience stands out against decadent social norms.


... Walk as children of light (for the fruit of the Spirit is in all goodness,
righteousness, and truth), finding what is acceptable to the Lord.
~ Ephesians 5:8-10


Fruits of Children of Light
● All Goodness
● Righeousness
● Truth


He calls to us as children of light whereas He demands we care
for His truth, and in goodness apply righteousness to our lives.


And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness,
but rather expose them. ... ~ Ephesians 5:11-12


Darkness goes beyond despicable and should be revealed
as it is darkness. By not holding darkness accountable
it only invades the light where the peaceful abide.


Fruits of Darkness
  Unbelieving        Hypocrisy       Envy   
Pride
of
Life
 
        Unrighteous   Evil
Thoughts
       
Partiality                
        Jealousies  
  Lust
of the
Eyes


   Sexually
Immoral
 
  Selfish
Ambitions
          
  Adulterers
   Uncleanness      
Lewdness

  Lust
of the
Flesh
   Homosexuals   
   
          
      DARKNESS   Fornicators
 
  Revilers      Revelries        
  Outbursts
of Wrath
              Sodomites
   Hatred     
  Contentions           
Drunkards
 
     

           Deceit
Cowardly   
     Murderers    
       Thieves  
            Covetous Dissensions   Abominable  
Heresies        
Idolaters        
  Greediness Extortioners      
      All
Liars
Sorcery  

For when you were slaves of sin, you were free in regard to righteousness.
What fruit did you have then in the things of which you are now ashamed?
For the end of those things is death. ~ Romans 6:20-21


The putrid remains surrounding us all. Without noticing
God's call to righteousness, one’s shame has no mercy.


... having been set free from sin, and having become slaves of God, you have
your fruit to holiness, and the end, everlasting life. ... ~ Romans 6:22-23


To seek Him out sets one free from the bondage of death’s onslaught.
The fruit we choose defines who we are.


"A certain man had a fig tree planted in his vineyard, and
he came seeking fruit on it and found none. ... ~ Luke 13:6-7


Many of those who have disgust for the godly have not yet realized
His glory to come. The Lord waits watching to see who desires Him
as His Word has clearly been delivered.


"... 'Sir, let it alone this year also, until I dig around it and fertilize it. And if it
bears fruit, well. But if not, after that you can cut it down.'" ~ Luke 13:8-9


He is saying, “Wait until the light of God might change it to bear fruit.”
The seed code:
Each of us is a seed yet to be born blossoming into His kingdom.
It is what type of fertilizer we choose to be surrounded in that
reveals if we come to maturity or remain stagnant, even to the
detrimental point of remaining permanently dormant. There
comes a point that a seed looses its’ ability to germinate.
Pray God cold hearts turn back to His warming light.


"... a tree is known by its fruit." ~ Matthew 12:33

The light of the heart forces character
as it nurtures goodness or spews badness.


"A good man out of the good treasure of his heart brings forth good things,
and an evil man out of the evil treasure brings forth evil ..." ~ Matthew 12:35


The seed in the heart of man uncovers one’s true character.
He calls for seeds to bring forth rather than continuing as hidden.
Let your light shine is His message for life.


... and the fruit tree that yields fruit according to its kind,
whose seed is in itself, ... ~ Genesis 1:11


There are many seeds but in each is identity to remain whole.
Good seed is not the same as bad seed, and blessed are those that know
the difference. Without knowledge, the fruits of wisdom have no blossom.
One must choose carefully in order to keep weeds at a distance in
cultivating knowledge. We are gardeners of our own lives.


"Now the parable is this: The seed is the word of God." ~ Luke 8:11

... having been born again, not of corruptible seed but incorruptible,
through the word of God which lives and abides forever, ... ~ 1st Peter 1:23


It is what we as individuals immerse ourselves into
that defines who we are. The word of God instills moral fiber
while other written or pictorial materials may tear from that decency.


"... fell on the good ground are those who, having heard the word with a
noble and good heart, keep it and bear fruit with patience." ~ Luke 8:14-15


Each of us that approaches His mercy, and grace, helps one navigate
through the thorns of life. Unfortunate for us all, and our children, is
that we are within a spiritual drought, a devouring famine for the
lack of knowledge in God’s Word. Without God, hearts splinter
into loosing the love we were meant to have.


... until the coming of the Lord. See how the farmer waits for
the precious fruit of the earth, waiting patiently for it ... ~ James 5:7-9


Time is truly relative as we endlessly meet our master and creator.
Often ignored is His very presence waiting on the door of each heart.


Now no chastening seems to be joyfull for the present, but painful;
nevertheless, afterward it yields the peaceable fruit of righteousness
to those who have been trained by it. ~ Hebrews 12:11


Peace is something worked for. Welcoming correction only refines
and hones the soul to better arrive where peace has no end.


Now the fruit of righteousness is sown in peace by those who make peace.
~ James 3:18


He rewards the seeking diligent with fruits of peace,
in love, where joy remains untouched by the defiled.


... But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness,
goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control. ~ Galatians 5:22-24


And so it comes to the fruits we choose that declares our destination.
To pursue Spirit over that of the flesh has eternal treasure in the
garden of His light. May our bowls eternally be filled in Him.


Fruits of Light
  Mercy          Tenderhearted       Love   
Pure
Heart
 
        Noble and
Good Heart
  Kindness        
Godliness                
        Brotherly
Kindness
 
  Righteousness

   Goodness  
 
Self-control
          
  Courteous
   Longsuffering      
Perseverance

  Forgiving    All
Lowliness
  
   
          
        ENLIGHTENED    Meekness
 
  Knowledge  

Peaceable
       
  Sound
Mind
              Humility
   Truth     
  Honorable           
Gentleness
 
      Holy
Meditations
Hope

  
     Sober      
       Faith  
            Integrity Uprightness   Faithfulness  
Virtue        
Joy        
      Endures Temptation Justification      
      Belief
Fearless  

... love. For if these things are yours and abound, you will be neither barren
nor unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. ~ 2nd Peter 1:5-8


As we grow as Christians, we integrate those things that strengthen
our character bringing us closer to His divine nature, as instructed.

Many of the fruits of Spirit work in concert with each other. To relinquish
or ignore any one part can compromise the effectiveness of them all.
To fall short is not to stand tall. And without the fruits of the Spirit,
where does one’s faith fall? Either oblivion or heaven knocks on
the heart as we live upon this game of endurance. As we mature,
what we grow into comes from what we feed ourselves with.


The fruit of His truth cleanses all
You will know them by their fruits
Bear fruits worthy of repentance
Fruit/Spirit is in all goodness, righteousness, & truth
No fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness
Fruit of holiness brings everlasting life
Be patient for fruit to develop after being fertilized
Out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks
Fruit grows whose seed is in itself
Noble and good hearts keep the word and bear fruit
Chastening yields peaceable fruit of righteousness
Fruit of righteousness is peace
Fruit/Spirit - love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness,
      - goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control


Good fruits shine forth from godly spirits.
Darkness has no place to go.


The fruit of life is best in accordance with HIS WILL.

Death and life are in the power of the tongue,
And those who love it will eat its fruit. ~ Proverbs 18:21


To be innocent of condemnation one’s words must be wisely placed.
The reckless have no permanent home other than anguish.


... Be ready in season and out of season. ... ~ 2nd Timothy 4:2

Fruits come in all colors such as in speaking.
Producing fruit utters the oracles of God, always being ready,
with longsuffering, in the glory of teaching His ways.


Counsel is mine, and sound wisdom; I am understanding, I have strength.
By me kings reign, And rulers decree justice. ... ~ Proverbs 8:14-16


The fruit of wisdom has an accumulation of many diverse
attributes with the single source being that of God Himself.


... those who seek me diligently will find me. Riches and honor are with me,
Enduring riches and righteousness. My fruit is better than gold, yes, than
fine gold, And my revenue than choice silver. ~ Proverbs 8:17-19


Where does good fruit dwell? It is the treasure of the heart.

... I may cause those who love me to inherit wealth,
That I may fill their treasuries. ~ Proverbs 8:20-21


But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable,
gentle, willing to yield, full of mercy and good fruits, ... ~ James 3:17


Good fruits of spirit are welcomed in the heart of all men.

... Those who are planted in the house of the LORD Shall flourish in the
courts of our God. They shall still bear fruit in old age; ... ~ Psalms 92:13-15


Habits define the soul.
What one is planted in renders either strength or weakness
in days of trouble. To be sure is in the priceless moment we live.


"... will not be anxious in the year of drought,
Nor will cease from yielding fruit." ~ Jeremiah 17:8


He shall be like a tree Planted by the rivers of water, That brings forth
its fruit in its season, Whose leaf also shall not wither; ... ~ Psalms 1:3


Fruit is developed by which nutrients the roots consume,
and whether the ground is fertile or barren. If one finds that parched
wasteland underfoot, run and or come to better ground, in Him, is His call.
If employed, time is made available to heal the spirit saving the soul, no
matter the external conditions. Accepting His love has enormous effects.


... look at the fields, for they are already white for harvest! And he who
reaps receives wages, and gathers fruit for eternal life, ... ~ John 4:35-36


As sowing leads to reaping,
one must be present at the harvest to partake in that reaping.
We are called to reap upon that which has already been sown.


"... 'One sows and another reaps.' I sent you to reap that for
which you have not labored; ..." ~ John 4:37-38


God put in place those things previously sown for us to be able
to reap the rewards which are currently offered to His children.


For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life
in Christ Jesus our Lord. ~ Romans 6:23


"For I have no pleasure in the death of one who dies," says the Lord GOD.
"Therefore turn and live!" ~ Ezekiel 18:32


Christ sacrificed His life so we could have access to eternal life.
His field is planted across the four corners of time.


... we should bear fruit to God. For when we were in the flesh,
the sinful passions which were aroused by the law were at work
in our members to bear fruit to death. ~ Romans 7:4-5


Do you hang on the flesh more than bearing the fruits God calls out for?
The balance in life comes by that which blesses higher
over that which consumes lower.


Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows,
that he will also reap. ... ~ Galatians 6:7-9


The spirit is deeper than the flesh. If the flesh is made to
dominate the spirit, higher qualities such as mercy are inactive.
God watches to see who will control the flesh through the spirit.


One’s desires define eventual destination
Sows to the Flesh = Reaps Corruption
Sows to the Spirit = Reaps Everlasting Life


... Every branch in Me that does not bear fruit He takes away; and every
branch that bears fruit He prunes, that it may bear more fruit. ... ~ John 15:1-3


Without knowledge of His word, one’s eternal security
is precariously perched in jeopardy of being cast off.
Jesus is the gardener nurturing that which grows back to Him.


"... I am the vine, you are the branches. He who abides in Me, and I in him,
bears much fruit; for without Me you can do nothing." ~ John 15:4-5


Do we carry the fruit Jesus would have us to have? Through Him
good fruit abounds. While God remains in our proximity, we have the
opportunity to be redeemed. Without acknowledging what He has
seriously done for us, giving us life, our very existence is at risk.


... but I chose you and appointed you that you should go and bear fruit,
and that your fruit should remain, ... ~ John 15:6-7


Destruction is assured for those that deny His redeeming presence and
apathetically produce nothing and or undesirable fruits of wickedness.


"By this My Father is glorified, that you bear much fruit;
so you will be My disciples." ~ John 15:8


And let our people also learn to maintain good works, to meet
urgent needs, that they may not be unfruitful. ~ Titus 3:14


Fruit has its’ sweetest array when it arises plentiful in Him.

... be sincere and without offense till the day of Christ, being filled with
the fruits of righteousness which are by Jesus Christ, ... ~ Philippians 1:9-11


The Godly Spirit of Purpose Endures
● your love abound in knowledge
                  and all discernment
● approve things that are excellent
● be sincere and without offense
● filled with fruits of righteousness


It is clear what the Lord wants for us to be in. It is our honorable pursuit
to obtain the best results possible in His ways where glory shines.


... walk worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing Him, being fruitful in every good
work and increasing in the knowledge of God; ... ~ Colossians 1:10


Fruits declare thoughts and a soul’s nature
Death and life comes by the fruit one speaks
Be ready with all longsuffering and teaching
Wisdom is of the most precious of fruits
Planted in the house of the LORD endures the ages
No drought can halt righteous fruit
The righteous bring forth fruit in its season
The harvest is here as we reap the labors of others
We should bear fruit to God
Whatever a man sows, that he will also reap
Without God one can do nothing
Those not abiding in Him will be cast out
God is glorified by our fruits of righteousness
Be filled with fruits of righteousness by Jesus Christ

His fruit is in all that is good.
Darkness is the destination where evil resides.


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