Jesus said, that the one who hears God's Word and understands it, produces a crop, yielding a hundred, sixty or thirty times what was sown. (Matthew 13:23) I want to share two important scriptural facts related to being productive, or to bearing fruit. I believe that if you can understand these two facts, they will create in you the faith that you need to be fully productive.
The first fact is this: God wants us all to be fruitful. This is a settled matter of the will of God.
It is not something that is going to change. It is true right from God’s creation of man. It was the very purpose for which God created man. This is stated in Genesis 1:27–28, where we read an account of God’s creation of man and the purpose for which He created him.
So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them. God blessed them and said to them, “Be fruitful and increase in number; fill the earth and subdue it. Rule over the fish of the sea and the birds of the air and over every living creature that moves on the ground. (Genesis 1:27–28)
In this passage, we find five things God wanted man to do:
- Be fruitful
These are the purposes for which man was created. God’s purposes never change. Their fulfilment may be delayed by man’s failure, but ultimately, God is always going to go ahead and achieve His purposes.
In the new creation, in Jesus Christ, the same purposes of God are restored once again.
Tomorrow, we will continue with this and explore further these profound truths.
Father, thank you that you will always accomplish your purposes. What a wonderful thought that it is your will for my life to bear fruit and that I may walk with you in your will. You have created me to bear fruit. I pray in Jesus Name that you will accomplish your purposes in my life, amen!
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