Jesus teaches that In a love-lacking world that forgiveness and tenderness are needed. Kindness and affection, appreciation, and devotion are charitable qualities.
The Bible says the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control; against such things, there is no law. God calls these attributes fruit because they grow from the vine of our Godhead, Jesus Christ.
The Parable of the Vine frequently speaks on the nature of the vine and its branches. God teaches us that to grow, we must be pruned, and like a rose bush is clipped to sprout, God’s people are the same.
John 15 (NIV)
I AM the true vine, and my Father is the gardener. 2 He cuts off every branch in me that bears no fruit, while every branch that does bear fruit he prunes so that it will be even more fruitful. 3 You are already clean because of the word I have spoken to you. 4 Remain in me, as I also remain in you. No branch can bear fruit by itself; it must remain in the vine. Neither can you bear fruit unless you remain in me?
Jesus speaks confidently in the power of the Gardener, who is Father, and I AM the Son. So it is those granted into the vine that springs forth good fruit. At the same time, Jesus tells us that without Him, we can bear nothing alone.
Take a look.
“I AM the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me, you can do nothing. 6 If you do not remain in me, you are like a branch thrown away and withers; such branches are picked up, thrown into the fire, and burned. 7 If you remain in me and my words remain in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you. 8 This is to my Father’s glory that you bear much fruit, showing yourselves to be my disciples.
There is profound love and truth in Christ’s words, yet there is also a significant warning. Jesus is offering the liberties of His fruit for those who love Him and stay close to Him and abide in His word. It’s not something we deserve or earn but the love of a Father for His children.
At the same time, Jesus also warns that those who rebel will be gathered and thrown into the fire on the last day. Hell is a place people determine and select from two options. No person can say Jesus sends people to hell; they choose it. Some people think their good dead will gain them entrance into the pearly gates, but this is what the Bible says.
But we are all an unclean thing, and all our righteousnesses are as filthy rags, and we all fade as a leaf; our iniquities, like the wind, have taken us away.
Our Father in heaven is saying good deeds are worthless when there is no love, and the love is found in Christ; the fruit is a clear sign that Christ is in you, and for others bound in bitterness, selective in their kindness, living secretly to fool others into believing they are gracious is the enemy’s trap.
We can not hide from God, yet people who do not know Him are incapable of understanding that our hearts lay open before the Lord. We can say one thing while the heart is visible to the Father, He bares witness to even the intention.
That alone is cause to repent, yet many think they can outsmart God and consider themselves saved. It isn’t beneficial to have a Pastor or Christian friends without discernment. Why?
Because a man or woman who considers themselves a teacher does a grave disservice to someone who needs deliverance and Holy Spirit baptism and is telling the unsaved they are saved, this isn’t love. It’s not truthful. The reason not all people should become teachers. Read James 3:1
Not many of you should become teachers, my brothers because you know that we who teach will be judged more strictly. 2We all stumble in many ways. If anyone is never at fault in what he says, he is a perfect man, able to control his whole body.
Listen, we have all sinned and fallen short of God’s glory, but when we sincerely repent, Spiritually baptized and born-again, and changed by a move of God. It is the unmerited favor of God’s Grace. Still, many people don’t seem to understand that Jesus forgives our sins when we sincerely repent with godly sorrows and consider our sins, and stop judging others.
Society will believe that drug addicts and people who have sex out of wedlock are a sinner but fail to realize that Lying, pride, slandering, gossip, coveting, and envy are deadly sins, and God hates these sins.
Proverbs 6:16-19 (KJV)
“These six things doth the LORD hate: yea, seven are an abomination unto him: A proud look, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood, An heart that deviseth wicked imaginations, feet that be swift in the running to mischief, A false witness that speaketh lies, and he that soweth discord among.
How many are also talking and not doing? They are the ones chained in sin and not the people who are forgiven and living rightfully; the fruit is ripe. Still, Jesus is calling all people to run to Him, and not men but Christ. Jesus came to save us and not condemn, so if He doesn’t charge, then why do people condemn the innocent? The reason is no fruit.
The reason is no fruit. It’s not a competition. It is the souls we are talking about. Wake up and stop criticizing what Jesus is offering to every unworthy soul. We are no different, and just because one is called and chosen to do something, it doesn’t mean the purpose of another is any lesser. Yet too often, people miss it, living at the target range, and shooting others.
Psalms 139:1-6-1-6 The Message (MSG)
GOD, investigate my life; get all the facts firsthand. I’m an open book to you; even from a distance, you know what I’m thinking. You know when I leave and when I get back, I’m never out of your sight. You know everything I’m going to say before I start the first sentence. I look behind me, and you’re there, then up ahead, and you’re there, too— your reassuring presence, coming and going. This is too much, too wonderful— I can’t take it all in!
I share this because Jesus is calling all souls to repent, and not before people with lip service but a heart willing to give to Christ all that ails the failing heart. God longs for you to know Him, love, and even love for yourselves. It’s not a vain love but a personal fondness for God’s creation made in the likeness and image of God, which is each of us uniquely.
Stop wasting time.
Today Father wants to love you back to health, and the only way to receive it is to stop judging these Biblical teachings from the Holy Spirit and look into the mirror; it’s something every person must do to see themselves. I did it, and my sins were difficult to face; I made many mistakes in my life, but Jesus forgave me, and that life died years ago, and because of Christ, I am forgiven, changed, restored, and extending my hand and heart to the hurting like I was called to do, faithfully.
Apostle Paul said that we would be enriched in every way to be generous in every way, which through us will produce thanksgiving to God.
Jesus Christ receives the glory. Amen
C. Brejcha ©️