Dec 27, 2022

Establishment in a place depends on your fruitfulness. That’s why God expects us to bear FRUITS wherever He plants us (Isaiah 61:3).

Luke 13:7 “Then he said to the keeper of his vineyard, ‘Look, for three years I have come seeking fruit on this fig tree and find none. Cut it down; why does it use up the ground?’”

The fruit (not “fruits”) of the Spirit is LOVE (Galatians 5:22).

Everything else (joy, peace, long-suffering, etc.) is a cluster of the fruit, which is love.

2 Kings 19:30 “And the remnant who have escaped of the house of Judah Shall again take root downward, And bear fruit upward. “

We are rooted in the very LOVE of God, which is responsible for His outworking (Ephesians 3:17).

John 3:16 “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son”

Everything God does and performs including judgment is a revelation of His LOVE. That’s why He sent the Holy Spirit that we may also function from the same place, LOVE (Romans 5:5, 1 John 4:7).

Every activity man does will be tested, and it’s only that which was done out of LOVE that won’t catch fire (1 Corinthians 3:15).

John 11:35-36 Jesus wept. Then the Jews said, “See how He loved him!”

Jesus knew He was going to raise Lazarus but He wept because He was touched (loved him). Everything He did including the miracles was a manifestation of the LOVE of the Father.

What drives you to do the things you do?

No matter the calling, if the foundation of what we are doing is not birthed out of LOVE, it is always irrelevant and not registered in Heaven (Psalms 11:3).

Luke 9:54-55 “You do not know what manner of spirit you are of.”

The SPIRIT we have received is LOVE. We must only humble ourselves before God and allow it to find expression in our lives.

May God help us to pursue and bear the fruit of LOVE. It is what people partake every time, they approach us.

Further Study

2 Chronicles 16:9

1 Corinthians 13

2 Corinthians 14:1

John 17:26