Would you like to bear fruit? Would you like your children to bear fruit?
I came across a recipe in the bible.
It is a recipe for fruitfulness in our walk with God.
On judgement day, we will be examined. Two specific things will arise and be examined. First, are we a believer in Jesus Christ the Messiah and son of Father God and therefor have our name written in the Lamb’s book of life? If our name is found in his book of life we will be sorted out from the unbelievers. Those who believe will be placed on the right side as sheep, and those who didn’t believe will be placed on the left side as goats. Next our life will be examined for fruitfulness in the Kingdom of God. When he examines our life, he will either say “well done good and faithful servant enter into the joy of the Lord” or he will say “depart you wicked servant”.
According to Jesus in Matthew 24, he will examine us by our fruit. We are expected to produce good fruit for the kingdom of God. Some produce 30, some 60, and some 100 times increase from the kingdom of God seed they were entrusted with.
“For the kingdom of heaven is as a man travelling into a far country, who called his own servants, and delivered unto them his goods. And unto one he gave five talents, to another two, and to another one; to every man according to his several ability; and straightway took his journey. Then he that had received the five talents went and traded with the same, and made them other five talents. And likewise he that had received two, he also gained other two. But he that had received one went and digged in the earth, and hid his lord’s money. After a long time the lord of those servants cometh, and reckoneth with them.
And so he that had received five talents came and brought other five talents, saying, Lord, thou deliveredst unto me five talents: behold, I have gained beside them five talents more. His lord said unto him, Well done, thou good and faithful servant: thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord.
He also that had received two talents came and said, Lord, thou deliveredst unto me two talents: behold, I have gained two other talents beside them. His lord said unto him, Well done, good and faithful servant; thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord.
Then he which had received the one talent came and said, Lord, I knew thee that thou art an hard man, reaping where thou hast not sown, and gathering where thou hast not strawed: And I was afraid, and went and hid thy talent in the earth: lo, there thou hast that is thine.
His lord answered and said unto him, Thou wicked and slothful servant, thou knewest that I reap where I sowed not, and gather where I have not strawed: Thou oughtest therefore to have put my money to the exchangers, and then at my coming I should have received mine own with usury. Take therefore the talent from him, and give it unto him which hath ten talents. For unto every one that hath shall be given, and he shall have abundance: but from him that hath not shall be taken away even that which he hath. And cast ye the unprofitable servant into outer darkness: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.
When the Son of man shall come in his glory, and all the holy angels with him, then shall he sit upon the throne of his glory: And before him shall be gathered all nations: and he shall separate them one from another, as a shepherd divideth his sheep from the goats: And he shall set the sheep on his right hand, but the goats on the left.
Then shall the King say unto them on his right hand, Come, ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world: For I was an hungred, and ye gave me meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me drink: I was a stranger, and ye took me in: Naked, and ye clothed me: I was sick, and ye visited me: I was in prison, and ye came unto me.
Then shall the righteous answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee an hungred, and fed thee? or thirsty, and gave thee drink? When saw we thee a stranger, and took thee in? or naked, and clothed thee? Or when saw we thee sick, or in prison, and came unto thee? And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me.
Then shall he say also unto them on the left hand, Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels: For I was an hungred, and ye gave me no meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me no drink: I was a stranger, and ye took me not in: naked, and ye clothed me not: sick, and in prison, and ye visited me not. Then shall they also answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee an hungred, or athirst, or a stranger, or naked, or sick, or in prison, and did not minister unto thee?
Then shall he answer them, saying, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye did it not to one of the least of these, ye did it not to me. And these shall go away into everlasting punishment: but the righteous into life eternal.”
When he examines our life, and he will evaluate if we were loving and loved our neighbor. He will either say “well done” you gave me food when I was hungry, drink when I was thirsty, you cast out demons, set me free from bondage, you visited me when I was lonely, and cared for my needs”, or he will say “depart from me I never knew you”, because you did not have love, “you did not care for my needs, you did not give me food, nor drink, nor shelter, nor healing, nor compassion, etc”.
There is a process of maturing in our faith. Father God did not leave us without a method for it. He gave us the recipe for this maturing process. It is like a young tree who after receiving water, nutrients, and sunshine it matures into an productive tree and it produces blossoms and then it is pollinated and then it’s fruit develops and ripens for harvest. Our faith is also like this. Our faith needs nurtured and matured so we can produce a harvest for the kingdom of God.
Father God gave us the recipe for producing good fruit. We are to first of all love and obey Father God with all our heart. He gave us only 10 commands to live by and gave us the gift of Jesus and the Holy Spirit to help us. We are to believe in Jesus his only son who gave his life as a ransom for yours. Confess your sins to Father God and ask for forgiveness. Tell him he is Father God of your life and you serve no other gods. Next, Love your neighbor as yourself.
Then we are to add one ingredient at a time, and then add the next ingredient, and the next and so on. When we have added all of the ingredients, our recipe will be complete and our life will produce good fruit for the kingdom of God.
Recipe for Kingdom Fruit
- Give all diligence
- Faith in Jesus Christ the Son of Father God
- Brotherly Kindness
- Produces FRUIT!
“And beside this, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue; and to virtue knowledge; And to knowledge temperance; and to temperance patience; and to patience godliness; And to godliness brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness charity. For if these things be in you, and abound, they make you that ye shall neither be barren nor unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.”
2 Peter 1:5-8
May we know him, love him, and serve him with our life, and produce good fruit for the Kingdom of God.
Be wise and be blessed!