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Are You A Fruitful Tree In Gods Kingdom

Are You A Fruitful Tree In God's Kingdom?

What type of fruit are you bearing? Are you producing at all? One thing is for sure; you should look at it from God’s perspective and not man’s perspective. Why, because He will be the judge. The Word of God says the Lord knows our motives and the Holy Spirit can discern between soul and spirit.

It’s very important that we judge ourselves lest we be judged. We must do the works of faith while we still have time for night cometh when no man can work. We should say to ourselves, “Where’s my fruit?” We should check for fruit that will remain, works that when tried in the fire of judgment they will not be burnt up. Remember, for this will be the reward of the righteous and the Lord’s judgments are sure.

As the story was told, the keeper of the field was hungry and saw a fig tree. The Word says the tree had leaves, as to say it had fruit to eat, but the tree was fruitless for he was still hungry. So when he went to take of its fruit there was none.

So what does this mean? It is all about the Kingdom of Heaven. This is where the rubber meets the road. In God’s Kingdom, we are His trees that should bear fruit.

If you are the obedient, we know that our Father God has given us –even the whole world—His Son Jesus. Our Heavenly Father has invested in us; it cost Jesus his life for he died for our sins and was resurrected.

Therefore, we owe Him a debt; a debt that cannot be paid. That’s why He gave Himself freely so we could be made free. This is the investment; so we His people yield His harvest.

Let’s look at that further, pretend you have a field and you have a hundred apple trees. You invest in the trees and expect to receive a harvest. Each tree you expect to receive 10 bushels of apples. Your plans are to use a part of the harvest to pay for the field you purchased.

Let’s say, there is a tree at harvest time that looks like all the other trees but has bore no fruit. It received the same treatment, the same amount of water and fertilizer. You worked the dirt to keep the weeds from it. You invested in it the same as the other trees but guess what? There’s no fruit. What’s a man (investor) to do?  

Remember, the owner’s labor for this tree has been for three years but still no fruit. What do you think this investor should do? Better yet, what would you do if it were your field?  If you’re anything like me, you would probably cut the tree down and replace it; so you could receive fruit from another tree.

But thanks to the Lord, the land owner intercedes and pleads; give me a year to work with the sheep (oops!) I meant the tree. I will speak over it; pray the word over it; prune around it, fertilize it and see if it will produce. And finally, if not after a year of tending and still no fruit, cut it down and throw it in the fire for the space and the time is short.

The point I am making is: We are in that season of the Lord. He is checking for fruit and fruit that will remain. For He being the Lord of the harvest; He’s checking on his investment in you and looking to see if He will receive a harvest.

The question is: what are you bearing? Are you bearing fruit or does it just look like you are bearing fruit. We can fool our friends, our family and sometimes even our Pastor. But, we can’t fool the Lord for He is the Lord of the Harvest.

So again, we should check our fruit and make sure we are producing for the Kingdom of God. If you discover, you have not been producing for the Kingdom, repent. Repent before it’s too late. The Lord will restore you and make you fruitful.

A good place to start bearing fruit is in your local church. Rededicate your life to the Lord. Volunteer in your church and allow the Holy Spirit to use you. You will find in no time at all you will become fruitful.

Fruitfully yours,  Rev. Varn Brown Sr

End Notes

Matthew 3:10 And now also the axe is laid unto root of the tree  therefore  every tree which bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down and cast into the fire.  Matthew 7:17 Even so every good tree bringeth  forth good fruit but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit. Also, read Matthew 7:17-29; Luke 13:6-9.

What did you think of today’s blog? Do you have a prayer request? Are you faithful and fruitful at your church? Please post your thoughts, comments or questions below in the comment box.

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Rev. Varn Brown and his wife Minister Earma Brown are Christian authors and ministers of the Gospel. Varn, author of A Devotion to Serve and Healing the Wounds of a Fatherless Generation is an ordained second generation Baptist minister. He has served as an Armorbearer and a Helps Ministry Leader for nearly 17 years at Covenant Church, Carrollton TX. He is co-founder of Armorbearers International and Nasa Ministries. Varn and Earma live in Dallas, TX and have two adult children.

Comments (1)

Regina Marshall
Said this on 7-14-2011 At 09:38 am
Hi very good message

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