Being Fruitful

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Being Fruitful

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Command them to do good, to be rich in good deeds, and to be generous and willing to share. In this way they will lay up treasure for themselves as a firm foundation for the coming age, so that they may take hold of the life that is truly life. (1 Tim. 6:18-19)

The judgment, verdict, conclusion, law, precepts, commandments, expectations, etc. of God are products of God’s Divine Nature. This understanding is basic to our partaking of the Divine Nature of God.

This point is clearly clarified and illustrated when Jesus said to some Pharisees, “You brood of vipers, how can you who are evil say anything good? For the mouth speaks what the heart is full of.  A good man brings good things out of the good stored up in him, and an evil man brings evil things out of the evil stored up in him.” (Matt. 12:34-35 NIV). Take notice of the question Jesus started with, “how can you who are evil…” say anything good? This is a grave and deep statement of which we may glean enormous benefits if carefully explored and extrapolated.

Words, conclusions, inferences and judgments are “tainted” by respective Nature.  Everyone sees through his/her lenses. This is key and crucial. Notice further how Jesus clarified Himself, “For the mouth speaks what the heart is full of”.  What an assertion.  And we know whatever Jesus says about a subject is the truth about that subject. That notice must not infuriate anyone but rather inform and preform everyone. This understanding will and must help everyone to validate the platform from which our judgment are fabricated, extradite what is not according to the truth and be joined to the reasoning of truth.  Jesus puts it thus, “Make a tree good and its fruit will be good, or make a tree bad and its fruit will be bad, for a tree is recognized by its fruit.” (Matt. 12:33 NIV)

Beloved, gaining this background, how can God being good say anything bad; therefore? We must realize, apprehend, grasp the Nature of God to understand and tolerate the judgments and commandments of God “For the Lord is good; his mercy is everlasting; and his truth endureth to all generations. God is good and His mercies endureth “(Psalm 100:5 KJV)  therefore all His commandments and commitments are borne and  delivered by His Good nature – I love to understand this!!!

God being good therefore will not require anything less neither will anyone who claims His Nature be different. God requires us to be God good natured and the only way anyone can integrate the nature of God is to assimilate, ingest, digest, and adapt God’s Word. That is the only way.

Jesus said, “If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed; And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.” John 8:31-32 KJV. Beloved, the pride and glory of our shared nature with God is measured by the volume and abounding riches of Good works that generates continuing thanksgiving to the Glory of God through us. That is our call and mandate.

Command them to do good, to be rich in good deeds…”  Paul wrote to Timothy and that charge persists

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Planted as Trees

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And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth. (Gen. 1:28 KJV)

God made Man to be fruitful. God’s end or purpose in the creation of Man was for Man to be Fruitful. It is this purpose (of being Fruitful) that defines and denotes the true and cherished existence of Man. Gaining and owning the understanding of this grand objective would motivate and provoke every man to pursue and realize the set goal.

It is contextual to gain the notice of the first set of words Man heard at creation; “Be Fruitful…”; these two words must trigger a ring tone in our existence as the primary mission for being made or alive. We have a Mandate (an official order to perform a task), a commission and an assignment to be Fruitful. A mandate to bring forth yield and produce to the delight and pleasure of God who so assigned.

As we live and progress through life, this charge ought to remain central to our reflections, contemplations and adulation as the core and essence of our being here. This is a charge and a mission to pursue and accomplish – Praise the Lord. To pursue and perpetuate this noble call and course, we must understand the importance of the Mandate to God, the process and path to realize the objective.

In God’s giving the Mandate, God desired and designed Man to gain dominion, subdue and replenish the earth; for God said about creating Man, “Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.” (Gen. 1:26 KJV). To operate in dominion, Man must necessarily be fruitful. Being fruitful confers the means to gain dominance and influence.

This was aptly illustrated by the growth of Israel in Egypt.  The Bible says, “And the children of Israel were fruitful, and increased abundantly, and multiplied, and waxed exceeding mighty; and the land was filled with them. Now there arose up a new king over Egypt, which knew not Joseph. And he said unto his people, Behold, the people of the children of Israel are more and mightier than we:” (Exo. 1:7-10 KJV). Being fruitful made Israel “more and mightier” thus becoming a threat to the Egyptians.

Beloved, let us awake and pursue this urgent and premier assignment of God, for He said, “Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion…”. We shall surely please God and inherit God’s plan by so doing. Praise the Lord.

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