“Now the ones that fell among thorns are those who, when they have heard, go out and are choked with cares, riches, and pleasures of life, and bring no fruit to maturity,” Luke 8:14 NKJV.
“And as for what fell among the thorns, these are [the people] who hear, but as they go on their way they are choked and suffocated with the anxieties and cares and riches and pleasures of life, and their fruit does not ripen (come to maturity and perfection),” Luke 8:14 AMP.
“Springtime and harvest are important seasons of life. In the spring you plant seeds and nurture and water them and in harvest time, the fruit comes to fruition and is plucked and gathered to be sent out.
I AM bringing to fruition soon, to perfection, the fruit of your lives through a gracious outpouring of My river of Life. Those who have struggled with many problems over and over will struggle no more. Those who have gone from church to church trying to find relief and deliverance from torment, will be delivered at My hands!
Fruit that is not fed the proper nutrients cannot come to fruition properly. There are seasons in your lives when there is watering and there is nourishing through My Word and through the Words that come to you from rhema as well that give you wisdom and understanding. There are times of dryness, that cause roots to go deep into the earth searching for water… meaning searching My Word for LIFE is imparted through the Word as well as the Living Word who is Jesus!
Fruit cannot just sit on a shelf or it will rot there. Many have been shelved due to competition in My church, and various other sins apparent to all who have eyes to see. Many also have grown weary in well doing and the fruit they are bearing is overripened! Yeast causes fruit to ripen more quickly and to sour. Yeast of the Pharisees has overtaken My church in many places and is ruining My vineyards.
I AM about to overturn the tables of the money-changers and I AM asking YOU to procure a true heart of generosity from ME, so that you can walk through the times ahead without getting stained by the yeast that softens the fruit and rots it on the inside. I do not want any unforgiveness or root of bitterness in My vessels destined to be turned to gold.
Search your hearts and ask of ME, for I AM humble and I AM capable of letting you know when there is a problem, if you will just ask. I AM determined to take out of all hearts really belonging to ME, all that hinders you from being perfected in ME.
Come and bask in MY sunshine just as natural fruit is ripened by the sun, so you must also bask in MY Son’s LIGHT of glory to be sanctified and made whole and to continue to produce good fruit ! Intimacy is what is necessary now! Do not run away My beloveds!
I AM here and wanting to hold you in My arms of love. I will drive away all the intruders, if you will but REST in ME!
I will make you like trees planted by the river of LIFE, and you will bear fruit 12 months of the year and your leaves will be for the healing of the nations! All will come and partake of your fruit !”
The River of Life
“And he showed me a pure river of water of life, clear as crystal, proceeding from the throne of God and of the Lamb. In the middle of its street, and on either side of the river, was the tree of life, which bore twelve fruits, each tree yielding its fruit every month. The leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations. And there shall be no more curse, but the throne of God and of the Lamb shall be in it, and His servants shall serve Him. They shall see His face, and His name shall be on their foreheads. There shall be no night there: They need no lamp nor light of the sun, for the Lord God gives them light. And they shall reign forever and ever,” Revelation 22:1-5 NKJV.
“Along the bank of the river, on this side and that, will grow all kinds of trees used for food; their leaves will not wither, and their fruit will not fail. They will bear fruit every month, because their water flows from the sanctuary. Their fruit will be for food, and their leaves for medicine,” Ezekiel 47:12 NKJV.
A Tree Known by Its Fruit
“Either make the tree good and its fruit good, or else make the tree bad and its fruit bad; for a tree is known by its fruit,” Matthew 12:33 NKJV (Matthew 7:15-20).
“A good tree cannot bear bad fruit, nor can a bad tree bear good fruit. Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. Therefore by their fruits you will know them,” Matthew 7:18-20 NKJV
“But he who received seed on the good ground is he who hears the word and understands it, who indeed bears fruit and produces: some a hundredfold, some sixty, some thirty,” Matthew 13:23 NKJV.
|by: PRISCILLA VAN SUTPHIN of Upstream Ministries, California www.upstreamca.org & www.blogtalkradio.com/Upstream
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