If you abide in Me, and My words abide in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you. My Father is glorified by this, that you bear much fruit, and so prove to be My disciples. Just as the Father has loved Me, I have also loved you; abide in My love. If you keep My commandments, you will abide in My love; just as I have kept My Father’s commandments and abide in His love. John 15:8-10
And He said to him, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind. This is the great and foremost commandment. The second is like it, ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ On these two commandments depend the whole Law and the Prophets.” Matthew 22:36-40.
Today your LORD (יהוה) God says:
From the beginning I blessed mankind to be fruitful, to bear much fruit. Genesis 1:28. I often refer to being fruitful. So how can you be fruitful? What does it mean, since I tell you to be fruitful you have to know I define it and give you the means to do it by grace.
Look to My Word for answers in every question you have.
My Son talks about being fruitful and thus becoming His disciples. Branches bear fruit when attached to a vine, so He starts there, but this is not just about branches, but about you, because branches are not partners who have made a decision to abide in the vine, they just bloom where they are planted.
Jesus explains, “I am the true vine, and My Father is the vinedresser. Every branch in Me that does not bear fruit, He takes away; and every branch that bears fruit, He prunes it so that it may bear more fruit.” John 15:1. Well, here we start, He is the vine, I am the vinedresser and you are all branches. Then He tells you that it is His Word that cleanses you, it is His Word that prunes you, it is abiding in His Words that make you fruitful. “I am the vine, you are the branches, he who abides in Me and I in him, bears much fruit, for apart from Me you can do nothing.” John 15:5. Just as a branch cannot bear fruit of itself apart from the vine, so neither can you unless you abide in Jesus. John 15:4. And how do you abide in Him? “If you abide in Me, and My words abide in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you. My Father is glorified by this, that you bear much fruit, and so prove to be My disciples. Just as the Father has loved Me, I have also loved you; abide in My love. If you keep My commandments, you will abide in My love; just as I have kept My Father’s commandments and abide in His love.” John 15:8-10.
What is fruit? Let Jesus tell you, “Let your light shine before men in such a way that they may see your good works and glorify your Father who is in Heaven.” Matthew 5:16. For you are My workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which I prepared beforehand so that you would walk in them. Ephesians 2:10.
Jesus told you if abide in His Word, keeping His commandments, you will bear fruit, much fruit. So where do you start as He spoke many things to you, just consider the Sermon on the Mount, as it is called, that you find in the gospel according to Matthew that covers chapters 5 through 7. And I tell you that there are so many things Jesus did and said that if they were all written in detail even the world itself could not contain the books that would be written. John 21:25.
Jesus gave you the answer already. He was asked what was the greatest commandment and He summed it all up in two commandments. “You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind. This is the great and foremost commandment. The second is like it, ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ On these two commandments depend the whole Law and the Prophets.” Matthew 22:36-40.
There you are. Do these and you will bear much fruit, even if you are all alone in your bedroom, for even there you can love Me with all your heart, all your soul, and all your mind, just by spending time in prayer, praise, and worship, but primarily by keeping your attention focused on Me during the day no matter how busy you are in the world seeking My input and My love AND CONTROLLING YOUR THOUGHTS by keeping yourself from dwelling on the evil things that people have done to you or expending your thoughts on things such as worry, stress, fear, complaining, grumbling, irritation, resenting, anger, malicious thoughts aimed at others or yourself. In other words pure and beautiful thoughts on purpose by renewing your mind in My Word, abiding in My Word and letting it abide in you. A new mindset that is totally in agreement with My Word. And My Words are sweeter than honey from the comb. Rejoice in them, for they will clean you up and give you much fruit to share with others and feed on yourself.
And keep yourself in My love. Beware of wolves in sheep’s clothing. You will know them by their fruit. The fruit of their lips. Do not clutter your life in relationships with unfruitful people. They will waste your time and sap your energy for they will try to use your fruit as their own. Like the five bridesmaids with no oil.
Don’t try to hold on to and honor those who are dishonorable in a smoke screen of being charitable, especially those involved in immoral behavior against My Word. My servant Paul was quite clear on this issue, he would advise the church to expel such member, and he even went further, stating that he “delivered such a one over to Satan for the destruction of his flesh, so that his spirit may be saved in the day of the Lord Jesus.” 1 Corinthians 5:2. “Remove the wicked from among yourselves.” 1 Corinthians 5:13. He certainly did not advise to keep them in the family and make their sins covered by the law! And he wrote to the church in Corinth, “not to associate with any so-called brother if he is an immoral person, or covetous, or a reviler, or a drunkard or a swindler—not even to eat with such a one. 1 Corinthians 5:11. And he went on to say, “Or do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived; neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor homosexuals, nor thieves, nor the covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers, will inherit the kingdom of God. Such were some of you; but you were washed, but you were sanctified, but you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and in the Spirit of our God.” 1 Corinthians 6:9-11.
And what do I tell the church in Thyatira in My Words to the Churches in the book of Revelation? “‘I know your deeds, and your love and faith and service and perseverance, and that your deeds of late are greater than at first. But I have this against you, that you tolerate the woman Jezebel, who calls herself a prophetess, and she teaches and leads My bond-servants astray so that they commit acts of immorality and eat things sacrificed to idols.” Revelation 2:19-20.
Call the tree good and the fruit good or the tree bad and the fruit bad. And if unfruitful, cut it out of your life. I honor those who honor Me, but those who dishonor Me will be lightly esteemed. And it does not matter if you are entrenched as the leader of the Church as its High Priest, for your true High Priest is watching over the church and will take out those who are misleading His sheep. I did that with Eli and put Samuel in his place, and Samuel was not of the tribe of Levi but I can raise up descendants to Abraham from whom I please, and it is faith that pleases Me.
Heaven and earth meet in My Word. Listen to what I am saying. And what I say is wrong do not tolerate for purposes of being “charitable.” A sin is a sin but the good news is if you repent and receive My Son as Lord, you are washed, sanctified, and justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and in the Holy Spirit as if your sin had never been. 1 Corinthians 6:11.
Do not tolerate, regenerate. I want all men to be saved and to come to know the truth that will set them free of their sins and give them the life that is true life indeed.
I love you. I speak peace to My people, to My godly ones, but let them not turn back to folly (“kisiah” in Hebrew, which means, stupidity in the sense of putting your confidence in a bad one). Live pure and do not tolerate immorality as the norm just because the world does. You are in the world but you should not be of the world. Stay in the kingdom where heaven and earth meet. Love Me with all your heart, soul, mind and strength and you will reject all that is contrary to My Word. And love your neighbor as yourself. Help them to stop folly and be saved forever. I told My prophets that if they saw a man sinning and did not exhort him to cease, I counted them guilty of that sin, but if they exhorted him and he still refused to change they were free. But the best scenario is you win your brother over and save him from the jaws of Hell.