Genuine Good Fruit

The Beloved Disciple wrote by THE SPIRIT in John chapter 14:

12 “Most assuredly, I say to you, he who believes in Me, the works that I do he will do also; and greater works than these he will do, because I go to My Father.

13 And whatever you ask in My name, that I will do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son.

14 If you ask anything in My name, I will do it.

As maturing Sons and Daughters of Our Heavenly Father, shouldn’t we expect to glorify HIM in all that we say and do?  Isn’t this meant to be our deepest desire?  If not, we must reassess our motives.

There are many believers who isolate themselves from those who do not share their beliefs yet Jesus had no problem in being around those who were living contrary to the principles He was teaching.  Jesus walked in full assurance of His relationship with FATHER and knew that those He came in contact with would not shake His beliefs in any manner.

Having relationships with others should not depend on whether or not their beliefs align themselves with yours.  Jesus died for the ungodly because He expressed FATHER’S Agape Love for all.  We should not be timid around the ungodly but expose them to the Light that is in us which glorifies Our Heavenly Father.

In Matthew chapter 7, Jesus spoke:

15 “Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravenous wolves.

16 You will know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes from thornbushes or figs from thistles?

17 Even so, every good tree bears good fruit, but a bad tree bears bad fruit.

18 A good tree cannot bear bad fruit, nor can a bad tree bear good fruit.

19 Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire.

20 Therefore by their fruits you will know them.

Jesus likened men to trees, specifically fruit trees.  Does a fruit tree protect its fruit from those who are not mature Sons or Daughters?  Did Jesus restrict His fruit from the sinners?  No, the good fruit is meant to be consumed by all so that they are impacted by the unconditional Love of Our Heavenly Father.

Jesus warned us of false prophets because of their bad fruit.  We must be careful and protect ourselves from their teachings.  A false prophet is one who, acting the part of a Divinely inspired prophet, utters falsehoods under the name of Divine prophecies.  Those who prophesy without being Divinely inspired distract us from the Truth and often cause us to take away our focus from the here and now.  We then slowly but surely discontinue producing fruit ourselves because we are so focused on their false prophecy.

How many times have we been led to believe that there would be some major supernatural event in a certain year during a certain Feast Day only to find out that nothing out of the ordinary occurred?  The false prophet will then look for some event which did occur except it had little overall impact.  They may even back peddle and claim a justifiable delay.

If you look throughout history, the return of Christ was prophesied many times without results.  I recall one family was so convinced that Jesus would return in 1996, they sold all their possessions and waited for that day yet nothing happened.  They were devastated because of believing the false prophecy.  It is clear that they had no direct communication from FATHER and allowed themselves to eat of the bad fruit.  This is one reason why we continue to focus on hearing FATHER’S Voice rather than deferring to others who present themselves as being superior in being “divinely connected”.

Each of us should purpose to be a true light unto the world and do no harm to others as we continue in our maturing process.  Let us focus on producing good fruit for all to eat of rather than just those who we think fully align with beliefs.  Jesus’ disciples did not fully align with His revelation yet He continued to feed them good fruit.  We should do the same.

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