Promise Number 3: He said when you live and walk in my presence I will make you exceedingly fruitful.
The Lord says I will make you exceedingly fruitful if you walk in my presence.
A fruitful life is a fulfilled and satisfied life.
Fruitfulness make you satisfied with your life and accomplishments.
Fruitfulness makes others to see you as an imparter and giver of hope and comfort.
Fruitfulness results from walking in obedience to Jesus Christ in turn
it makes the Lord God to be pleased with you.
We need to abide in the Lord Jesus Christ-
(that means continually yielding to His Lordship in the decisions we make).
We need to let His word abide in us (that means daily seeking His word reading,
listening and meditating upon it so that it continually renews our minds.)
We bear fruit for God in our everyday roles and activities for example as we raise children.
We bear fruit for God in our daily activities as we encounter
and work with people at school, work and travels.
We bear fruit for God as we witness and share the good news of salvation
through Jesus Christ as the opportunities arise.
In these roles we are salting the earth, giving light to dark places,
witnessing the love of the Lord Jesus Christ, doing good works and giving glory to our Father in Heaven.
Covered in this section (all quotations are from the NKJV unless otherwise stated)
P3.1 Understanding the context in which we become exceedingly fruitful.
P3.2 Understanding that the source of our fruitfulness
is abiding in obedience to the Lord Jesus Christ.
P3.3 Understanding that we bear fruit for the Lord God as we give
flavour to society in as much as salt and condiments flavour food.
P3.4 Understanding that we bear fruit for the Lord God as
we let the light of Christ shine through us to the world.
P3.1 Understanding the context in which we become exceedingly fruitful.
When you receive the righteousness of God which we receive by believing on the sacrifice
which the Lord Jesus made for us when He suffered, died on the cross of Calvary
and rose again from the dead on the third day, repenting and calling
on the name of the Lord Jesus Christ you enter into the presence of God.
You then need to understand holiness which is co-operating with the Holy Spirit
in thought word and deed and refuse to co-operate with satan the enemy of God and mankind.
You need to continually renew your mind by reading and listening to God’s manual which is the word of God.
You also need to understand a positive attitude, understand sonship and redemption.
Packaged in these will be an understanding of salvation, being born again
and having received forgiveness of sin and eternal life.
You need also to understand the dynamics of faith and the dynamics of talking to God in prayer.
You need to belong to a congregation where the Lord Jesus is preached,
you have a personal relationship with your Pastor and you meet with fellow believers
regularly to hear the word of God, worship God, receive ministry and have fellowship.
The Pastor will pray for you to be filled with the Holy Spirit and also to have you baptised in water.
In this situation you will begin to grow as a believer
and develop a personal relationship with the Lord Jesus through the Holy Spirit.
You are walking and living in His presence.
One of the things The Lord promises you is to make you exceedingly fruitful.
P3.2 Understanding that the source of our fruitfulness is
abiding in obedience to the Lord Jesus Christ.
In John 15: 1-8 the Lord Jesus said “I am the vine, and my Father is the vinedresser.
2 Every branch in Me that does not bear fruit He takes away;
and every branch that bears fruit He prunes, that it may bear more fruit.
3 You are already clean because of the word which I have spoken to you.
4 Abide in Me, and I in you. As a branch cannot bear fruit of itself unless it abides in the vine,
neither can you, unless you abide in Me.
5 I am the vine you are the branches. He who abides in Me, and I in him,
bears much fruit; for without me you can do nothing.
6 If anyone does not abide in Me, he is cast out as a branch and is withered;
and they gather them and throw them into the fire, and they are burned.
7 If you abide in Me and My word abide in you, you will ask what you desire and it shall be done for you.
8 By this is My Father glorified, that you bear much fruit; so you will be My disciples”.
The key to fruitfulness is in abiding in the Lord Jesus who is the vine and being full of His word.
As we read His word, meditate upon it and commit to a life of prayer.
Meditating upon His word with the help of the Holy Spirit makes us to live in obedience to God.
You have a duty as a believer then to share the good news of salvation
through the Lord Jesus Christ with your family, friends and colleagues.
You are now a witness of what the Lord Jesus Christ has done for you.
You are now living as a partner with God to bring salvation to mankind.
You also bear fruit for God in your daily activities and roles.
For example raising children in a Godly way.
P3.3 Understanding that we bear fruit for the Lord God as we give flavour
to society in as much as salt and condiments flavour food.
In Matthew 5:13 the Lord Jesus said “You are the salt of the earth;
but if the salt loses it’s flavour, how shall it be seasoned?
It is then good for nothing but to be thrown out and trampled underfoot by men.”
Here the Lord Jesus Christ uses the examples of salt to demonstrate
how we can produce fruit for the Kingdom of God.
Salt gives flavour to food, it is amazing that in every culture most cooked foods need salt to taste
and where there is no salt there is no taste.
As believers the Lord wants us to exude flavour in our encounters with people
in everyday situations, be it in school, work, travels wherever we are the Holy Spirit of God wants
us by our manner and grace, the smile, the confidence, the goodness, the hope, the attitude-
show the goodness of the Lord to the world.
P3.4 Understanding that we bear fruit for the Lord God as we let
the light of Christ shine through us to the world
In Mathew 5:14-16 the Lord Jesus said “You are the light of the world,
a city that is set on a hill cannot be hidden.
Nor do they light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a lamp-stand,
and it gives light to all who are in the house.
Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works
and glorify your Father who is in heaven”.
The Lord Jesus Christ also likens a believer to a lamp that gives light in a dark place.
What is the light He is referring to- again our daily conduct should show hope where there is hopelessness
and despair, goodness where there is evil, love where there is hate,
forgiveness and tolerance but yet still being firm in what we believe and stand for.
These qualities are exuded in a child of God, most of the time without effort
and subconsciously because it is the nature of the Holy Spirit in us.
Ephesians 2:10 says “For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works,
which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them.”
Galatians 5:22 also says “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering,
kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control. Against such there is no law.”
Copyright:Planet Ministries Last edited 10th June 2017