Bible Study on Shaping Up Into Fruitful And ‘Sexy Slim’ Branches Of The True Vine With Christ Jesus according to John 15:5, Matthew 6:33, John 15:2, John 15:12-13, Luke 10:27

Apart from Jesus, we can do nothing? Does it applies only to God’s redemptive purposes or does it imply to everything we do in our lives. Yes in general, as said in John: 15. 5. I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same beareth much fruit: for apart from me ye can do nothing.

It also depends on what fruits you are looking for. It is difficult to ask for favors of financial success, riches and money per say because it is not promised by God, not covenanted in Moses’ s stone tablets, not a fruit of the Holy Spirit, not recorded in the Holy Bible nor written in the Holy Text of any great religions of the world. The fruits of the Holy Spirit is patience, love, joy, peace, kindness, gentleness and self control. But what If everyone around us is working hard in their businesses and careers? Do we Christians become the bottom and tail of society then? As answered by Apostle Matthew: 6. 33. But seek ye first his kingdom, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you. As Jesus followers we shall seek first the Kingdom of God then only seek those other non eternal things if you have the interest and determination provide we constantly have God in mind and not overrun by greed, envy, vanity and pride. In doing so we need to stay tuned Jesus’s ‘YouTube Channel’, in order for us to gain life and give life.

What type of ‘grape plant’ do we want to grow to become I.e. a positive, fruitful and juicy grape vine or a barren, negative and sour grape vine? We need to allow God to prune and shape our character to become the former type. I am [Christ Jesus proclaiming] is the vine, God is the gardener and we are the branches. When we plant we expectes it to bear fruits. It is something wrong if we are not fruitful. When we become fruitful, we attract other people into our lives. If we are not having a full life, something might be wrong some where, it is worth spending time looking into which areas of your life you still yet surrendered to God.

John: 15. 2. Every branch in me that beareth not fruit, he taketh it away: and every [branch] that beareth fruit, he cleanseth it, that it may bear more fruit. Some decayed branches of our lives not only becomes a danger to us, also becomes a suffering to people around us and the consequences might become problems in our society and country. In order that we can live a fruitful life; Some areas of our lives that God wants to cut off. 1) Rejection of our life, 2) Previous heavy laden baggage I.e. pride, shame, envy, anger,  unforgiveness, that drag us down when we need to run, 3) Bondage I.e. adultery, lust, liar, slander, cheating, idolatry, cult and demon worship, generational sins, etc.

God continues to prune after cutting, because He wants us to bear better and more fruits and to become a beautiful plant that is more denser and bushier. Why we need to continuously pruning off the branches of our lives? because it allocates more ‘nutrients’ to rest of the growth areas, by cutting off those dead areas. By allowing God to remove our ‘dead woods’, help us to become more focused, to live life of surrender to God. In order that God can create an even bigger dream in us, because those smaller things are not in the way.

There may be many ‘good things’ in our lives, but those things may not be the ‘Godly things’ in our lives. Allowing God for betterment us of our gifts and talents and to allow God to directs us to newer and bigger things. To trim away the rough edges of our lives. God also prunes out our character in order to get us ready and strong when we reach there. Before the time comes, resist from going to higher and tempting places where our talents and gifts enables but our character unable to sustain; we are going to suffer from big fallouts as a result. Then the big question is what’s the purpose of the gifts of skills and talents of God and Holy Spirit for if we cant use or wield them. The answer is simple if you plan to keep and horn those gifts, we need to continuously use them first for the kingdom of God on earth, else it will become dull and useless after some time. Of course any left over blessings after that are yours to keep and flex should your heart desires the challenge.

The biggest root of sins is pride, which is to choose to be independence from God and do not allow God in, because they are the ‘deities’ of their own lives. Simple principals, first by obeying His commandments I.e. follow me you win and disobey me you loose as learnt by Joshua as recorded in John: 15. 10. If ye keep my commandments, ye shall abide in my love; even as I have kept my Father’s commandments, and abide in his love. The biggest problems nowadays is how we apply the Word of God in our lives and practice what we hear in church sermons and obey His commandments in the Holy Bible.

Second is to love each others as I have loved you as shown in John: 15. 12. This is my commandment, that ye love one another, even as I have loved you. 13. Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. As commanded by Jesus in Luke: 10. 27. And he answering said, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy strength, and with all thy mind; and thy neighbor as thyself. When we can love ourselves and others, Christ Jesus can shape our lives to make us become more fruitful and yet with ‘sexy slim shape’. In order to remain in God, we will bear much fruit as a result.

Bible Study on Allowing God To Pull Our Hand Brakes And Nudge Us Onto Safety according to Job 16:16-19, Psalm 119:2, Matthew 6:33

God interrupts whatever we do so that we can join him and fellowship with us. However, it is natural tendencies for us to draw away from God, because we know that we need to change and thus become fearful of that. When God intervenes it is always for our good and the place that He leads us to is the best and safest place for us. We must want it and pursue God’s intervention in order for God to come in. He will gives us the wisdom, strength and grace to face any circumstances and when everything comes down around us.

As children of God and Christ followers, we can create  opportunities for God to intervene in our lives. What activates God’s intervention in times of difficulty is through earnest prayer as seen in Job: 16. 16. My face is red with weeping, And on my eyelids is the shadow of death; 17. Although there is no violence in my hands, And my prayer is pure. 18. O earth, cover not thou my blood, And let my cry have no [resting] -place. 19. Even now, behold, my witness is in heaven, And he that voucheth for me is on high. Because our God is a good God that is loving and caring for His children.

The 2nd way in allowing God’s  intervention is by seeking God and everything of Him with a whole heart and you will be blessed with Godly and good testimonies as charged in Psalm: 119. 2. Blessed are they that keep his testimonies, That seek him with the whole heart.

And the 3rd way is by putting God in our lives and put Him first before everything, before your crown, your jewels, your wealth, your career, your status and reputation, your family and children, your health and life. Matthew: 6. 33. But seek ye first his kingdom, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.

We to are never alone, for God will always be around protecting us from harm, that is faith in God. We pray that God be the pillar of cloud by day and pillar of fire at night.

Bible Study On Living Righteously And Abundantly By Seeking And Fulfilling God’s Words According To Romans 10:3, Romans 8:7, Matthew 6:33

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The self righteous are fools 99% of the time, according to the Holy Bible that it is foolish and deadly to proclaim and establishing own self righteousness, that presumes that it will surpass the law and meet God’s standards. For those who do not desire to seek God’s righteousness, will always distance themselves from the true teachings of God, for they think they do not need God to make them right in the first place. As witnessed in Romans 10. 3. For being ignorant of God’s righteousness, and seeking to establish their own, they did not subject themselves to the righteousness of God.

At the lowest continuum, are self righteous that not only established their own law and disregarding what has spoken by God to be true and also use money and worldly materials to establish their own law and standards of living. In
Romans 10. 4. For Christ is the end of the law unto righteousness to every one that believeth. This means that self righteous who establish their own law is avoiding the ultimate law of righteousness and salvation and their own laws will never be the end of the law during judgement. It is only through Jesus that we can meet the law and have righteousness and salvation.

The Holy Bible goes to say the Law of God forbids the self righteous chasing after worldly, material and lust in the flesh, which is against the will of God and despises Him. As in Romans 8. 7. because the mind of the flesh is enmity against God; for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can it be: 8. and they that are in the flesh cannot please God.

But seek ye first His kingdom, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you. Matthew 6:33. Seeking God’s Words, righteousness and salvation is the ultimate law and our final destination. This will not only keep us in good faith and spirit, and the blessings and abundance of God will come at the right moment and actions. We thank you Lord and Amen.

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