It's Time for Exponential Fruit!
January 10, 2019
We are entering an Amos 9: 13-15 time where the people of God who are faithfully working the vineyard given to them, will begin to operate in an increase of supernatural fruitfulness. There will be a God ordained acceleration of everything needed to bring about the increase. Strategies, resources, people, and favor will be combined by the Spirit of God to cause a momentum and synergy that results in a BOUNTIFUL HARVEST like prophesied in Amos 9.
It's a time to see the NEW WINE drip from the mountains and flow from the hills! God's desire has always been that His people live and enjoy a place of fruitfulness in every arena of their lives. His original intent can be seen in the creation of Adam and Eve and the Garden of Eden. In Gen. 1:28, "God blessed them and said to them, "Be fruitful and increase in number; fill the earth and subdue it..."
His redemptive intent and desire for fruitfulness can be seen in these words from Amos 9:14, ..."and I will bring my people Israel back from exile. They will rebuild the ruined cities and live in them. They will plant vineyards and drink their wine; they will make gardens and eat their fruit."
But now, as His people of the new covenant, we are given an even greater mandate to be fruitful. Many are seeking to be fruitful, but God is looking for a supernatural fruit born of His Spirit. Jesus could not have made it more clear in His challenging words in John 15:5, "If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing."
Being connected to Jesus, "The Vine" has always been important, but this importance is about to be emphasized, highlighted, and underlined in the coming days. Many are seeking fruit in their own strength, and the futility of this waste is about to be exposed for what it is; wood, hay, and stubble.
God is releasing a fresh knowledge of Him and His glory, and with it a deep awakened desire to walk in His ways. He is measuring His people and His standard is always the same. We are to walk FULL OF HIS SPIRIT and therefore overflowing with the fruit of that relationship which is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control.(from Gal. 5:22-23)
CONNECTION IS REQUIRED TO NAVIGATE THE NEW
There are those who are seeking to "speak in the tongues of men and of angels", but without love, it will amount to NOTHING. We are entering a time where a great many resounding gongs and clanging cymbals will be silenced as waves of the fear of the Lord sweep across the earth. But, God is pouring out a gift of repentance that will draw the hearts of His people back into alignment and GREAT FRUITFULNESS will be the result. God is reconnecting His people that have wandered from the life-giving flow of the VINE. A wonderful, grace-filled reconnection of His branches to the VINE is occurring and a resurgence of valuing the FRUIT OF THE SPIRIT will come as a result of this connection. As we journey further into this new era, our life-giving connection to the VINE will be essential to navigate the new.
I hear the Spirit of God saying "I am going to the ROOT to bring about FRUIT. I will bring healing to the wounds that have darkened your heart and soul and you will be made whole. I am calling My Church to RISE AND SHINE. But first, You must be willing to walk through the doorway of humility and repentance. '...Repent and do the things you did at first..." (from Rev. 2:5) Allow My Holy light to shine upon and search your heart. Receive My deep work of healing and release the things that have choked out My life-giving flow. Now run into the arms of My everlasting love and bask in the sweetness of knowing and being known. For it is My kindness that leads you to repentance."
Fruitfulness has always been His heart for our promised land. Even as the spies emerged from exploring their promised land, they brought with them grapes, figs, and pomegranates as a sign of the abundance He had in store for His people. Though there were enemies all around, they still emerged with fruit.
God has exponential fruit for us even in the midst of our enemies. He did not remove the giants from the children of Israel's land, nor has He removed them from ours. But, He can spread a table in the wilderness and produce abundant fruit even as we are surrounded by opposition. The valuable secret lies in our connection to Him and the life-giving, power-filled flow of the VINE.
"This is to my Father's glory, that you bear much fruit, showing yourselves to be my disciples."John 15:8
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