R.P.G.

Fruit 1 Series Discerning who is real and who is fake!

Highlights:

Matthew 7:16
"You will know them by their fruits." RSV 

True spiritual fruit comes from the real Seed otherwise it will be artificial.

Example: Dress up a pig to look like a racehorse and it will eventually do what it does by nature, wallow in the mud! 

On the other hand, the racehorse will always be a racehorse and if it is trained properly, eventually it will do what it was born to do. 

1 Peter 1:23
“You have been born anew, not of perishable seed but of imperishable, through the living and abiding word of God” RSV

If we have been truly born-again, we have the True Seed.

Therefore, we have the capability to bear real, long-lasting, sweet fruit.

Matthew 13:23
“But he who received seed on the good ground is he who hears the word and understands it, who indeed bears fruit and produces: (to produce results, completed action) some a hundredfold, some sixty, some thirty." NKJV

Parents desire their children to do well.

Parents desire to see fruit or godly results. (Hear good news about their children)

3 John 4
“No greater joy can I have than this, to hear that my children follow the truth.” RSV

When they do well parents are very honored, praised and joyful.

Question.  In what way does God receive honor, praise, and glory?

John 15:8
‘By this my Father is glorified, (#1392, honor, praise and glory) that you bear much fruit, and so prove to be my disciples.” RSV

Remember we are God’s children.

Let us not grieve the Holy Spirit of God.

Ephesians 4:30
“And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God [do not offend or vex or sadden Him], by Whom you were sealed (marked, branded as God's own, secured) for the day of redemption (of final deliverance through Christ from evil and the consequences of sin).” AMP

 Real vs. fake?

 

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