How is your fruit?

We are saved by grace when we believe in Jesus but OUR FRUIT THAT FOLLOW BELIEVING IN JESUS, THAT WILL DETERMINE WHERE WE SPEND ETERNITY, whether we enter the Kingdom of God and have eternal life. I read the words of Jesus in Matthew 7:15-23 “Beware of the false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly are ravenous wolves. 16“ YOU WILL KNOW THEM BY THEIR FRUITS. Grapes are not gathered from thorn bushes, nor figs from thistles, are they? 17“ Even so, every good tree bears good fruit; but the bad tree bears bad fruit. 18“ A good tree cannot produce bad fruit, nor can a bad tree produce good fruit. 19“ EVERY TREE THAT DOES NOT BEAR GOOD FRUIT IS CUT DOWN AND THROWN INTO THE FIRE. 20“ So then, you will know them by their fruits. 21“ Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven; but he who does the will of My Father who is in heaven. 22“ Many will say to Me on that day, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in Your name, and in Your name cast out demons, and in Your name perform many miracles?’ 23“ And then I will declare to them, ‘I never knew you; DEPART FROM ME, YOU WHO PRACTICE LAWLESSNESS.’
If we do not produce the fruit then we are bad trees and we will be cut down. Faith that does not produce the right works cannot save a man. We need to have changed and we need to produce good fruit. If our fruit is bad we will be cut down, we will not enter the Kingdom of Heaven. Jesus is talking here about believers, about people who preach the gospel. He is not talking about sinners. HE IS TALKING ABOUT PEOPLE WHO BELIEVED THAT THEY WERE SAVED! They were casting out demons, preaching the gospel. What did He say to them? “GO AWAY I NEVER KNEW YOU, YOU WHO DO LAWLESSNESS!” HE REQUIRES OF US THAT WE ARE RIGHTEOUS. He said that if out righteousness does not exceed that of the pharisees then we will by no means enter the Kingdom of Heaven. Let us not be deceived, we must bear the right fruit. WE MUST RECEIVE CONFIRMATION FROM JESUS THAT HE IS PLEASED WITH US and that is why He sent us the Holy Spirit to guide us into all truth. If we pray and LISTEN He will speak to us, He will convict us. He will guide us but we must LISTEN and then we will bear the right fruit.
Jesus said in John 15:4-6 “Abide in Me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, unless it abides in the vine, so neither can you, unless you abide in Me. 5“ I am the vine, you are the branches; he who abides in Me, and I in him, he bears much fruit; for apart from Me you can do nothing. 6“ IF ANYONE DOES NOT ABIDE IN ME, HE IS THROWN AWAY AS A BRANCH, AND DRIES UP; AND THEY GATHER THEM, AND CAST THEM INTO THE FIRE, AND THEY ARE BURNED.”
We must abide in Jesus. We must PRAY, we must stay in that close relationship with Him where we receive confirmation from Him all the time and where we are guided by the Holy Spirit. He will speak to you, He will guide you. He will correct you, He will coach you, but you need to pray, stay WITH JESUS. We need that CONSTANT CONFIRMATION of the Holy Spirit. Then we remain IN CHRIST and then we will bear good fruit.
May Jesus bless you.

About Jan Boshoff - finalcall07

A bond servant of Jesus Christ
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