Bearing Fruits unto good works

Hello Gems, it’s been a while. Sorry we got so busy but we will try to post here more often now.

Today I will simply be sharing on bearing fruits unto good works; let’s take a look down history lane…

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 The Old man and the separation…

From the very beginning Man (Adam and Eve) was created and designed to bear good fruit, created in the very image of God and his likeness (in functions and everything there is), Remember the five point agenda God gave Adam in Genesis 1:28? Be Fruitful, Multiply, Replenish, Subdue and have dominion , Well that wasn’t an advice it was an instruction to man to do what he is able to do knowing he had the God-Kind of life (ZOE). From the creation of the world God gave man a purpose and instructions to fulfill it unto good works, Ephesians 2:10 says we are God’s workmanship created unto good works. Just as Man was about to get to the five point agenda, guess who showed up? Yeah the devil! Always looking for whom to devour, man was deceived into giving up his birthright and from that day man died (Separation from the God Kind of life) and died (Separation from the Physical life). The devil lorded over man and it grieved God that he made man.

The compelling Love of God….

God is love and love never fails it always has a solution. So he gave his only begotten Son that whosoever believes in him shall not die but have everlasting.  Christ came and paid the price, he was made sin so we can be made righteous (2ND Corinthians 5:21), he translated us from the Kingdom of darkness into that of his Dear son and he brought back to us the God kind of life (Colossians 1:13).

 

The New Man…

The New Man was begotten from the incorruptible seed of the God Kind of life. He became the VINE and we became the BRANCHES.

Every Christian went through a recreation process of God the moment he made Christ the lord over his life by confessing his lordship and believing God raised him from the dead (2nd Corinthians 5:17). The New man was born from the Word and impacted with the RIGHTEOUSNESS, LOVE, and the very nature of God. God gave the new man a new Agenda to Reign in life (Do as GOD will) Romans 5:17.  From then onward the Holy Spirit tabernacled in the new man to teach him how to live this kind of life, to bear fruits unto good works.

Why bear fruits?

Every tree is planted with the aim of bearing fruit. Whatever comes from God does not deny his nature; it is our nature as creations to bear fruits. God made it clear from the very beginning when he said be fruitful and multiply.  In Matthew 21:18-19 Jesus showed us that a branch in a tree with just leaves and no fruits is functioning outside purpose. Embedded in every man’s purpose is an avenue to bear fruit. How many of you will employ a servant to clean your house and you wake up to find the house unclean everyday and you still pay the servant and keep him around? No wise man would do that, why? Because the servant is not fulfilling the purpose to which he is being paid. As Christians we died to the law and became alive to grace through Christ in order to bear fruit to God (Romans 7:4). The word of God says we can bear fruit so we should (Philippians 1:11, Colossians 1:10), In fact the bible mentioned in Galatians 5:22-23 the Fruit of the regenerated human spirit which is: Love, Joy, Peace, Patience, Kindness, Goodness, Faithfulness, Gentleness and Self-Control. This is like saying ‘’Hey, New man this is what you have in you and this is what I want to see as a result of the seed and nature impacted in you’’.

You shall know them by their fruits….( Matthew 7:16)

There are two kinds of people in this world those from the Kingdom of LIGHT(THE DEAR SON) and those from the Kingdom of DARKNESS, there is also the  fruit of Light and the fruit of darkness (Ephesians 5:9) the kind of fruit you produce is determined by where you are sourced or the Kingdom you belong to. When an apple tree begins to bring forth coconut we say there is something wrong, we don’t pick grapes from thorn bushes that would be wrong   just like a dog given birth to a kitten is abnormal (Matthew 12:33).   In John 15:1-8 Jesus said he is the true vine which means there is a false vine out there and the fruits they produce shows how unreal they are. Hear this, not every branch that is planted in the TRUE VINE will bear fruit, bearing fruit as Christians is determined by how much we respond to the workings of the Holy Spirit in us to bring us to maturity.

Facts about the new man that bears fruit unto good works

His delight is in the Law(Word )of God(Psalm 1, Matthew 13:23): The ability of God came into the new man as a seed, and he put in us the word and the Holy Spirit to help grow it into fruits. Reigning in life requires the new man to respond to this ability by feeding on the Word and being schooled by the Holy Spirit in every way. The Fervency in the word of God and Prayer spurs us into keeping the right company and bearing fruit in due season. As it is important to bear good fruit it is also important that it is done in season. The leaves of a man who abides in Christ does not whither, there is strength, wisdom and power through Christ.

He Flourishes and Prospers (Psalm 92:12-14): His life is full of the activated blessings of God and forever beautiful, he is not limited by age or time.

He partakes of his own fruit (2nd Timothy 2:6): He is the first partaker of his own fruits which also means he is not the only one who partakes, as he is also a blessing to generations after him.

The Pruning Stage….

Everyone who bears good fruit must be pruned as to be more fruitful. The Greek word for  Prune is kathaírō –that is to make clean by purging (removing undesirable elements); hence, “pruned (purged)”; eliminating what is fruitless by purifying (making unmixed). Remember trimming usually requires sharp secateurs, this can be painful but allowing God chisel out the excess luggage in our life helps us to be more fruitful in our walk with him.

This shows that bearing fruit is the life of a Christian; it is our walk in the Spirit. We cannot afford to stop feeding and drinking from God’s well of wisdom.

WE ARE BORN OF AN INCORRUPTIBLE SEED LET US THEREFORE BRING FORTH INCORRUPTIBLE FRUITS UNTO GOOD WORKS (1st Peter 1:23)

Stay Komplete and Perfect in God’s will!

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Jamie Grace – God Girl

  • Artist: Jamie Grace
  • Title: God girl
  • Album: One Song at a Time
  • Released: 2011
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Hi everyone, the past two weeks has been awesome for me. Well, I think I’m back. I must confess i really missed you all. Yeah, I did #puppyeyes. So, I decided to do a quick review of this Godly beautiful babe – Jamie Grace. My love for this song boils down to the fact that I play the guitar (well, to an intermediate level). I love the beat, the lyrics and the flow of this track. Jamie Grace did this song God Girl [link to video] in which she addresses God with a similar got-a-crush tone, saying “I’m your girl” — by way of explaining that she isn’t interested in dating any boys right now (and, amusingly, that she wants all her “Facebook friends and foes” to know that she worships God).

If my eyes light up when I say your name And it’s written all over my face Tell me does it make me crazy. Well, maybe I got somethin’ that I can’t explain And the beauty of it never changes, It’s got me wrapped up I’m all caught up.I can’t help but say I’m a God girl that’s who I’ll be From the top of my head to the soles of my feet No I can’t deny it wouldn’t even try, I’m your girl in a crazy world I’m a God girl that’s who I’ll be From the top of my head to the soles of my feet I can’t deny it wouldn’t even try, I’m your girl for the whole wide world to see

This songs tells me not to conform to the standards of the world no matter what. Romans 12:2 says “Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect.” 4153401 She went ahead in the verse two to emphasize how she has determined not to get pushed into marriage no matter what people say but to always wait on God for the right ONE. To all the guitar lovers, my christian hip hop lovers and every Jamie Grace fans, I dedicate this track to you.

Christianity is Boring….Yeah?

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The inspiration behind this post came from a discussion with a friend of mine who is like a god sister to me. I can’t seem to remember what we were discussing before we switched to how so many unbelievers think being a Christian will lead you to a boring life. Have you ever heard No cinema, No party, No vacation, No sightseeing, No beach, and the likes because you are a Christian? There are many misconceptions about the Christian life, and one is that it is boring.

The truth is the Christian life is where we find true joy and lasting peace, hope and contentment. The difficulty is that, if you’re not a believer in Christ, you truly don’t know what you’re missing. These things, like all good and perfect things, come from God (James 1:17). Those who believe the Christian life is boring have never taken God’s invitation to “taste and see that the LORD is good” (Psalm 34:8). Instead, they selfishly pursue whatever they think will make them “not bored” or happy or content. The problem is, the things of this world are temporary and can never truly satisfy.

The Bible tells us that sowing to please our sinful nature will surely lead to destruction (Galatians 6:8). King Solomon, the wisest and richest person who ever lived, had everything a person could possibly want. He said, “I denied myself nothing my eyes desired; I refused my heart no pleasure” (Ecclesiastes 2:10). Solomon had it all, but he concluded that it was “meaningless” and likened it to “chasing after the wind” (v. 11). In other words, he had everything this world had to offer, and he was bored.

What do you think we do all day just sit around fireplaces and read Bibles? We ski, swim, play sports, read, have friends and problems like anybody else. Christianity is not boring. It is an adventure.

Part of the problem may be how “boredom” is defined. Is it a lack of excitement? Nothing can stimulate perpetual exhilaration. Is it inactivity? If so, then the key is to find something to do. Is it uninterest? If so, the key is to be more curious. Is it a lack of “fun”? In that case, “fun” needs to be defined, since “fun” is itself a highly subjective concept. Some people assume that being a Christian is boring because they’ve heard that Christians have to give up all the “fun” things in life. It’s true that Christians give up some things, but it’s not the fun. Christians give up their sin, their self-destructive behavior, their addictions, their negative attitudes and their ignorance of God. In return, they receive “righteousness, peace and joy in the Holy Spirit” (Romans 14:17). They “live as children of light” in a dark world (Ephesians 5:8). The mistakes of their past no longer have a stronghold in their lives. They no longer live for themselves but for the One who died for them. They serve others and make a difference (Romans 14:7; Philippians 2:4). They are becoming everything that God created them to be. It is virtually impossible to be bored in such a life. notboring

The only thing in this world that has eternal value is a relationship with Jesus Christ. A growing, committed Christian will find that life is never boring. There’s always another step of faith to take, another relationship to build, another person to serve. Is the Christian life supposed to be “boring”? Absolutely not. Jesus said, “I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full” (John 10:10).

I was flattered when Luski (a friend of mine) told me I’m the the silliest godly babe she’s ever known. Lol. I love to dress godly but also trendy, I love to do nice hair, I love to make up, I go to the Cinema, malls, and parties. I love to hang out with friends, I love sightseeing, I love to play pranks on people (I’m always happy when April 1st approaches), I love to catch fun, I love to laugh so hard till i feel my ribs are about to crack, I love vacations, holidays, etc. In short, I’m a very good dancer at least to an extent. Yet, I have a divine daily communication with my father, I study the word, I evangelize the gospel yet I’m not boring. Everything just has to be moderate. So i ask: Is being a Christian boring?

God, purpose and passion. #GPP