TOPIC: BY THEIR FRUITS
Fire Scripture: 2 Peter 1:5-11
2 Timothy 2:19 “Nevertheless the foundation of God standeth sure, having this seal, The Lord knoweth them that are his. And, let every one that nameth the name of Christ depart from iniquity.”
Fruits are known by the trees that produce them, be it good or bad.
May your life bring forth fruits of righteousness, in the name of Jesus.
Jesus was so clear in making the point on false prophets and the like. In the imagery of a farmer, as He usually did, He explained how good trees will automatically produce good fruits and same with bad trees. He went on to emphasise the fact that trees will always produce their kind, and not otherwise. The apple tree will not grow grapes. What you sow is what you reap! What is the lesson here? No amount of pretence or hypocritical Christianity will make people believe that you are not what you claim to be.
You may deceive men, but there is God who rule in the affairs of men. He sees and knows the mind of men. He judges the intents and not just your actions. Too many people are proclaiming themselves to be who they are not. God is not interested in activities and parades. Rather He delights in your daily growth and transformation, producing and manifesting the Fruit of the Spirit which is able to make you more like Jesus in every area of your life.
What fruits do you bring forth as a Christian? Fruits of sin and iniquity? Fruits of falsehood, deception, hatred, envy, malice, bitterness, anger, pride and the likes. Or do you bring forth the fruits of righteousness, holiness unto the Lord: love, joy and peace of the Lord. God cannot be deceived. If you’re fruitful, He will make you more productive; but if you bring forth bad fruits, such lives shall be cut off and cast into fire of destruction. This shall not be your lot, in Jesus’ name.
Remember, Ananias and Sapphira were among the early believers. They saw how committed others were in giving all they had up for God and for the benefit of the brethren. Yet, because of the fruit of selfishness and greediness, they lied to the Holy Spirit. Even the plea of Peter could not make them change their minds. Though numbered among the brethren, yet had “another spirit”. No wonder they were easily known by their fruit, and they received the judgement of instant death.
As you read this devotion, there is still hope. Simply decide to make a change. Refuse to be one
1. I repent of every falsehood, in the name of Jesus.
2. Spirits of hypocrisy and deception, I am no longer your slave, lose your grip on me and die, in the name of Jesus.
3. O Lord my God, have mercy on me, in the name of Jesus.
4. I shall not bring forth bad fruits, in the name of Jesus.
5. Blood of Jesus, purge and cleanse my heart of every demonic debris of lies and pretense, in the name of Jesus.
6. Father Lord, create a new heart in me, in the name of Jesus.
7. I receive my deliverance and I declare myself a tree of righteousness and a
BIBLE IN ONE YEAR
Ezekiel 16; Ezekiel 17