God blessed them; and God said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the earth, and subdue it; and rule over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the sky and over every living thing that creeps along the earth.” Genesis 1:38.
Today your LORD (יהוה) God (אלוהים) says:
Today I want to talk to you about a very serious issue that most people do not treat as serious at all. But this is an area you cannot ignore because it will determine your position for eternity.
You will want to make sure you cast this care on Me so I can take care of it with you now before it is too late.
Seek the Lord while He may be found; Call upon Him while He is near. Isaiah 55:6.
Now, let Me ask you a question: Are you fruitful? Is your life producing good fruit?
And He began telling this parable: “A man had a fig tree which had been planted in his vineyard; and he came looking for fruit on it and did not find any. And he said to the vineyard-keeper, ‘Behold, for three years I have come looking for fruit on this fig tree without finding any. Cut it down! Why does it even use up the ground?’ And he answered and said to him, ‘Let it alone, sir, for this year too, until I dig around it and put in fertilizer; and if it bears fruit next year, fine; but if not, cut it down.’” Luke 13:6-9.
And remember Jesus told you that He is the vine, you are the branches, and I am the vinedresser, and that I take away any unfruitful branches, they are cut off and good for nothing but to be burned as fuel for the fire.
And do you recall the parable of the talents? The one that was not fruitful received no reward and what little he thought he had was taken away from him, while those who had diligently made good use of the talents entrusted to them were given rewards of dominion responsibility in the Kingdom. And I called the one who had done nothing fruitful with his life wicked, worthless, and lazy and he was cast out of the Kingdom into the outer darkness, and in that place there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth. Luke 19:22; Matthew 25:26, 30; Luke 19:22.
“Listen to another parable. There was a landowner who planted a vineyard and put a wall around it and dug a wine press in it, and built a tower, and rented it out to vine-growers and went on a journey. When the harvest time approached, he sent his slaves to the vine-growers to receive his produce. The vine-growers took his slaves and beat one, and killed another, and stoned a third. Again he sent another group of slaves larger than the first; and they did the same thing to them. But afterward he sent his son to them, saying, ‘They will respect my son.’ But when the vine-growers saw the son, they said among themselves, ‘This is the heir; come, let us kill him and seize his inheritance.’ They took him, and threw him out of the vineyard and killed him. Therefore when the owner of the vineyard comes, what will he do to those vine-growers?” They said to Him, “He will bring those wretches to a wretched end, and will rent out the vineyard to other vine-growers who will pay him the proceeds at the proper seasons.” Jesus said to them, “Did you never read in the Scriptures, ‘The stone which the builders rejected, this became the chief corner stone; this came about from the Lord, and it is marvelous in our eyes’? Therefore I say to you, the kingdom of God will be taken away from you and given to a people, producing the fruit of it. Matthew 21:33-43.
Are you beginning to see how serious this is? When was the last time you did a fruit inspection of your life? If you do not, there will come a time when one will be done. Be prepared.
According to the grace of God which was given to me, like a wise master builder I laid a foundation, and another is building on it. But each man must be careful how he builds on it. For no man can lay a foundation other than the one which is laid, which is Jesus Christ. Now if any man builds on the foundation with gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, straw, each man’s work will become evident; for the day will show it because it is to be revealed with fire, and the fire itself will test the quality of each man’s work. If any man’s work which he has built on it remains, he will receive a reward. If any man’s work is burned up, he will suffer loss; but he himself will be saved, yet so as through fire. 1 Corinthians 3:10-15.
To bear fruit and build a lasting structure your life must be on the solid rock foundation of hearing and doing My Word. And the product of your life must be genuine, the truth. Your soul must be walking in the truth.
My Words are not idle words, they are your life. And what were the first words I spoke to mankind on the day I made them that gave them purpose and assignment?
I blessed them and told them to be fruitful, and not just fruitful at the same level but to increase more and more, in other words to be exceedingly fruitful, and thus to fill the earth and subdue it and to have dominion (reign over) the creatures of the earth—the fish, the birds, the cattle, and all life that creeps upon the earth. And then I gave you seed—every plant and tree so that you could produce without having to ask Me to grow you another tree every time you wanted one. You got control when you got the seed. And that is what the devil knows as well, so he is always trying to control your seed and pervert and corrupt it.
I gave Adam a beautiful example of how to plant and grow seed in the garden I planted and put him in. And that was the Garden of Eden, a place of beauty and abundance where all produced without toil or resistance. There I met with him each day and taught him many things and entrusted to him the cultivation and guarding of the garden.
And out of Adam I pulled the woman, the bride, calling her “ishah” and that left him the male partner, the bridegroom, the ish. And they were together to partner in being fruitful and producing new life to bless, cultivate, and fill the earth. And so began My family, My partners in carrying out the great works of planting gardens, building cities, doing creative artwork, harnessing the great power I put into the earth such as electricity, air waves, technological equipment, internet highways, cloud storage, communication satellites and pathways, physics, chemistry, in a never ending discovery of all I had hidden to be found by you in the earth.
And I also gave you the fruitful assignments of creating nations, governments, and wondrous sights of beauty and majesty. And the first building project I gave mankind for which I gave detailed and intricate plans was a wondrous tabernacle so I could dwell among you to be your God and travel with you on your journey through life.
What is bearing fruit? My plan is for you to grow to be like your head, Jesus Christ, and He went about doing good and healing all those oppressed by the devil. And He told you that you will do the works He did and even greater ones.
The question is how to apply it in your life so you do not lose anymore time in frivolous works that take up your time and produce no fruit because that is where the devil will try to hold your life. It is time to redeem the time.
So join Me in a fruit inspection, or a talent inspection for that matter.
For this reason many among you are weak and sick, and a number sleep. But if we judged ourselves rightly, we would not be judged. But when we are judged, we are disciplined by the Lord so that we will not be condemned along with the world. 1 Corinthians 11:12.
All fruitful works that endure must be done in faith, for without faith it is impossible to please Me.
And without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is and that He is a rewarder of those who seek Him. Hebrews 11:6.
Anything done without faith is sin so fruitful works and good deeds must be done in, with, and through faith.
But he who doubts is condemned if he eats, because his eating is not from faith; and whatever is not from faith is sin. Romans 14:23.
And Jesus told you that when He returns to the earth, He is looking for faith.
When the Son of Man comes, will He find faith on the earth? Luke 18:8.
Jesus is looking for faith because He could work no miracles in places where there was no faith. My power was there to work the miracles and Jesus was able to deliver that power in faith but there was one more ingredient needed for the power to manifest—faith on the part of the recipient of the healing or of the prophetic message to do a mighty work, works like Jesus did.
Jesus’ disciples had faith in His Word and in who He was, the Pharisees and religious leaders did not. Peter and John walked up and healed a crippled man at the gate of the temple by faith in the Name of Jesus, the religious leaders, who had no faith, could not do that.
Jesus told His disciples: And as you go, preach, saying, ‘The kingdom of heaven is at hand.’ Heal the sick, raise the dead, cleanse the lepers, cast out demons. Freely you received, freely give. Matthew 10:7-8.
And He commands you the same, that is, to do the works He did and greater.
How did the disciples do them? By faith. How did Jesus do them? By faith. How do you do them? By faith. And faith is what you have freely received and what you freely give.
And how do I speak those things that be not as though they be and so they are? By faith. My faith is sure, targeted, and effective every time. And My faith is in My Words. And when you tap into My Words, you tap into My faith.
By faith we understand that all creation was framed and prepared by the Word of God, so that what is seen was not made out of things which are visible. By faith Abel offered to God a better sacrifice than Cain, through which he obtained the testimony that he was righteous, God testifying about his gifts, and through faith, though he is dead, he still speaks. By faith Enoch was taken up so that he would not see death; and he was not found because God took him up; for he obtained the witness that before his being taken up he was pleasing to God . . . By faith Noah, being warned by God about things not yet seen, in reverence prepared an ark for the salvation of his household, by which he condemned the world, and became an heir of the righteousness which is according to faith. By faith Abraham, when he was called, obeyed by going out to a place which he was to receive for an inheritance; and he went out, not knowing where he was going. By faith he lived as an alien in the land of promise, as in a foreign land, dwelling in tents with Isaac and Jacob, fellow heirs of the same promise; for he was looking for the city which has foundations, whose architect and builder is God. By faith even Sarah herself received ability to conceive, even beyond the proper time of life, since she considered Him faithful who had promised. Therefore there was born even of one man, and him as good as dead at that, as many descendants as the stars of heaven in number, and innumerable as the sand which is by the seashore. Hebrews 11:3-12.
All of these fruitful works that prepared the way for My Son to come and save you were done in faith. I credited Abraham’s faith in My Word as righteousness to him and I do the same for you by your faith in My Word made flesh who bore all your sins. And how do you get saved which is the most fruitful work of your life from which all other fruitful works flow on the foundation of Christ? By faith. Your faith has saved you.
But what does it say? “The word is near you, in your mouth and in your heart”—that is, the word of faith which we are preaching, that if you confess with your mouth Jesus as Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved; for with the heart a person believes, resulting in righteousness, and with the mouth he confesses, resulting in salvation. Romans 10:8-10.
Only those with faith can be trusted with assignments to do miracles and mighty works of power. You cannot do the impossible without faith in the One to whom nothing is impossible. You cannot connect with Me and be attached to the vine of Jesus without faith. And faith comes only one way: by hearing. And this works for anything you hear and hear, so be careful what you hear.
And He was saying to them, “Take care what you listen to. By your standard of measure it will be measured to you; and more will be given you besides. For whoever has, to him more shall be given; and whoever does not have, even what he has shall be taken away from him.” Mark 4:24-25.
And when I tell you to examine yourself, it is about your faith.
Test yourselves to see if you are in the faith; examine yourselves! Or do you not recognize this about yourselves, that Jesus Christ is in you—unless indeed you fail the test? 2 Corinthians 13:5.
Do you know that Jesus is in you by the Spirit doing the works He did with you, in you, and for you?
And in Jesus I made you righteous and it is the righteous who do good works and the righteous live by faith.
The more you build up your most holy faith, the more fruitful you will be, because the fruit that is growing in you from faith in My Word will be My fruit.
For there is no good tree which produces bad fruit, nor, on the other hand, a bad tree which produces good fruit. For each tree is known by its own fruit. For men do not gather figs from thorns, nor do they pick grapes from a briar bush. The good man out of the good treasure of his heart brings forth what is good; and the evil man out of the evil treasure brings forth what is evil; for his mouth speaks from that which fills his heart. Luke 6:43-45.
Fruitful works are faith works. It is impossible to please Me without faith and I am ultimately the final Judge of all. Selah. Do all that you do with faith.
And faith works by love. Because no matter how great a work you do, if you have not love, it means nothing. 1 Corinthians 13:1-4. Why? I am love and if there is no love in a work it has nothing to do with Me.
Jesus lived a fruitful life and the works He did were done out of compassion, that is, out of love. For I so loved the world I gave you My Beloved Son so that all who BELIEVE in Him would never perish but have eternal life. Fruitful works come from faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love. Love covers a multitude of sins. And My love not only covered them but removed them.
You will find those with the greatest faith had great love for Me and all I made, for the victory that overcomes the world is your faith, but faith in what? “We have come to know and to believe in the love that God has for us.” And that kind of faith makes you one I can trust, for you would rather die and come to be with Me than worship another God. And really there is no other. I know of no other God than Me.
This is the only thing I want to find out from you: did you receive the Spirit by the works of the Law, or by hearing with faith? Are you so foolish? Having begun by the Spirit, are you now being perfected by the flesh? Did you suffer so many things in vain—if indeed it was in vain? So then, does He who provides you with the Spirit and works miracles among you, do it by the works of the Law, or by hearing with faith? Even so Abraham believed God, and it was reckoned to him as righteousness. Therefore, be sure that it is those who are of faith who are sons of Abraham. The Scripture, foreseeing that God would justify the Gentiles by faith, preached the gospel beforehand to Abraham, saying, “All the nations will be blessed in you.” So then those who are of faith are blessed with Abraham, the believer. Galatians 3:2-9.
I love you. And when you return that love to Me by faith that is when the fruit begins to appear. Love is fruitful.
Arise, my darling, my beautiful one, and come along. For behold, the winter is past, the rain is over and gone. The flowers have already appeared in the land; the time has arrived for singing, and the voice of the turtledove has been heard in our land. The fig tree has ripened its figs, and the vines in blossom have given forth their fragrance. Arise, my darling, my beautiful one, and come along! Song of Songs 2:10-13.