As Christians, we’ve often wondered, God, why me? And later we find out more about His purpose for us. And we see that it is all His doing. “You did not choose Me, but I chose you…” Why? For what purpose? “…and have appointed you that you should go and bear fruit, and that your fruit should remain, that whatever you ask the Father in My name He may give you” (John 15:16).
In the grand order of things, He has ordained us to bear fruit. That is our reason-to-be as God’s people. It is important to Christ, for He speaks of “fruit” in thirty seven verses in the gospels. Bearing spiritual fruit is why we are here on earth.
Full fruit bearing happens from a mature plant. As His plants, we must mature or reach “perfection,” in the fruit bearing sense of the word. We are destined by…
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