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Bring forth fruit

  He expects you to bring forth good grapes! " What more could have been done to My vineyard That I have not done in it? Why then, when I expected it to bring forth good grapes, Did it bring forth wild grapes? " Isaiah 5:4. The church is the Lord’s vineyard, He has planted it on a very fruitful hill, where it is well looked after, and you’re the choicest vine, the planting of the Lord. He expects you to bring forth fruits of holiness, righteousness, justice, or " to bring forth good grapes ," Isaiah 5:2. He’ll be disappointed if went don’t produce good fruit. He asked, " What more could have been done to My vineyard That I have not done in it? " That when I  expected it to bring forth good grapes, that it has brought forth wild grapes? For this reason Jesus came, for in the days of the Lord, " in that day the Branch of the LORD shall be beautiful and glorious; And the fruit of the earth shall be excellent and appealing For those of Israel who have esc

The word that I saw

The word that Isaiah the son of Amoz saw concerning Judah and Jerusalem , Isaiah 2:1.  Isaiah saw a word, while others were filled with eastern ways, or were influenced with the things of this world; with idolatry, soothsaying, politics, with fear of men and the pride of life. Isaiah instead chose to look upon the word of God, and behold it took him in the distant future where he saw the day of the Lord. He said, " it shall come to pass in the latter days That the mountain of the LORD's house Shall be established on the top of the mountains, And shall be exalted above the hills; And all nations shall flow to it. Many people shall come and say, "Come, and let us go up to the mountain of the LORD, To the house of the God of Jacob; He will teach us His ways, And we shall walk in His paths." For out of Zion shall go forth the law, And the word of the LORD from Jerusalem, " Isaiah 2:2-3. Now,  my friend, are you walking in His paths? What are you seeing? The Word of

Build your house on the rock

Therefore whoever hears these sayings of Mine, and does them, I will liken him to a wise man who built his house on the rock , Matthew 7:24 NKJV. God isn’t looking for hearers only my friend. He is looking for doers of the word, for those who hear and do. He wants us to " hear the word, accept it, and bear fruit: some thirtyfold, some sixty, and some a hundred. " Mark 4:20. Hearers only, are those who when they hear the word, Satan comes immediately and takes away the word that was sown in their hearts, or those who immediately receive the Word with gladness; but because they don’t practice what they hear, they have no root in themselves, and so endure only for a time. Afterward, when tribulation or persecution arises for the word's sake, immediately they stumble, and some of course are those who hear the word, but the cares of this world, the deceitfulness of riches, and the desires for other things enters in to choke the word, and it becomes unfruitful in them.  But He

The ways of the Gentiles

Thus says the LORD: "Do not learn the way of the Gentiles; Do not be dismayed at the signs of heaven, For the Gentiles are dismayed at them , Jeremiah 10:2 NKJV. Gentiles are the people of this world; are people who care for the things of this life, who glory in flesh and blood, but sit in darkness and the shadow of death.  The LORD said, first, " Do not learn the way of the Gentiles, " second, do not listen to their foolish predictions, and thirdly, Jesus sending His disciples said," Do not go into the way of the Gentiles, and do not enter a city of the Samaritans. " Matthew 10:5. Why? Because their ways are futile and foolish. This world is their portion, but us Christians, as Jesus was so are we in this world - strangers and pilgrims, for we are of God. All the wealth that you see around is the world's goods, but our treasure is above, and our help comes from there too. 1 John 3:14-15 says, " We know that we have passed from death to life, because w

Wise men from the East

After Jesus was born, wise men from the East came  to worship him bearing gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh with them. Many people came to  worship him; shepherds, kings, and angels also. Shepherds came to a manger but these wise men came to the house where Mary were with the child. They came from the East to Jerusalem, asking, "Where is He who has been born king of the Jews? For we have seen His star in the East, and have come to worship him." When King Herod heard this, he was frightened and all Jerusalem with him; and calling together all the chief priests and scribes of the people, he inquired of them where the Messiah was to be born.  They told him, " In Bethlehem of Judea; for so it has been written by the prophet: ‘But you, Bethlehem, in the land of Judah, Are not the least among the rulers of Judah; For out of you shall come a Ruler Who will shepherd My people Israel. ’”  Then Herod secretly called for the wise men and learned from them the exact time when th

Lay Up Treasures in Heaven

Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal; but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also, Matthew 6:19-21 NKJV. Treasure is anything much loved or highly valued by a person. It is that you cherish, esteem, adore, idolise, highly appreciate or worship. For some people it’s wealth such as money, jewels, or precious metals and others, and people such as family and friends, politicians, prophets or celebrities. Take this as a fact my friend, whatever it is you gather on Earth,  you will one day lose it or be disappointed regardless. But the treasure in heaven, no one would be able to take that from you. Jesus said to Martha, " I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in Me, though he may die, he shall live, "John 11:25. He said, " He who loves his life w

Pray to your Father in heaven

When you pray, especially yourself my friend, pray to your Father in heaven. Remember that God is in heaven, He’s your Heavenly Father; He’s not a man, He does not see as man sees, but He looks at the heart, He weighs the spirit.  So when you pray to him, you should not be like hypocrites who love to pray standing in the synagogues, on the street corners, screaming on top of their voices and making long prayers even on social media to be seen of men. No matter the effort, they get it wrong anyway. Don’t pray the way heathens do, those who practice necromancy, enchantment and divination, for they think they will be heard for their many words. If that’s what you do my friend, no wonder some prayers are ignored, and some efforts vain.  " Therefore do not be like them. For your Father knows the things you have need of before you ask Him ," Matthew 6:8. Your Father is in heaven, that’s His secret place, far far away. Remember also that,  " God is Spirit, and those who worship