Without fruits in your life, you are unsaved and will not enter heaven when you die. Instead, this type of dead faith will lead a person to be tossed into the lake of fire when they die. I am not just saying this, but Jesus also, so take this as a warning to your life if Jesus is not working through you. Now, let us learn from the words of Jesus, our lord. He said, “I am the true vine, and my Father is the husbandman. Every branch in me that beareth not fruit he taketh away: and every branch that beareth fruit, he purgeth it, that it may bring forth more fruit. Now ye are clean through the word which I have spoken unto you. Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, except it abide in the vine; no more can ye, except ye abide in me. I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing. If a man abide not in me, he is cast forth as a branch, and is withered; and men gather them, and cast them into the fire, and they are burned.” (John 15:1-6) People who bear no fruit are not given entrance into paradise. We are made clean through God’s Word, the Bible. That is why we need to be continually reading it, and not just that, but apply God’s principles in our lives. Only then will we abide in Jesus through prayer and doing what He says also. This is bringing forth fruit, even fruit that people can see in our lives. This type of love does show, for the Holy Spirit is with us.
Jesus continued to teach us and said, “if ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you. Herein is my Father glorified, that ye bear much fruit; so shall ye be my disciples. As the Father hath loved me, so have I loved you: continue ye in my love. 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. These things have I spoken unto you, that my joy might remain in you, and that your joy might be full. This is my commandment, That ye love one another, as I have loved you. Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. Ye are my friends, if ye do whatsoever I command you.” (John 15:7-14) “Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you, and ordained you, that ye should go and bring forth fruit, and that your fruit should remain: that whatsoever ye shall ask of the Father in my name, he may give it you.” (John 15:16) Wow! I am blown away by what Jesus taught us. It is just sad that so few pastors teach on these very same verses. It is convicting to know that we are only Jesus’s disciples if there is fruit of our faith in our life. Only by keeping what God says, which we know are His commandments, can we keep His love with us. And we are Jesus’s friends if we do what He says and not the world. Therefore, bring forth fruits of your salvation. Then, you will be heaven bound. Otherwise, you are choosing a path, which leads to destruction. Amen.
Let us pray:
Oh Lord, I pray that there will be fruits of our salvation. That people will not just go to church on the weekends and then do their own things, but wake up to follow You. It is my sincere desire to see more people be saved. There is too much dead faith in this world and it breaks my heart to see this first hand. I do not wish to see more people die and go hell when they die, but that they would be heaven bound instead. It just seems that more and more people have already decided on the type of life they will live, and changing their minds can be nearly impossible. Well, that is if they are blocking You out of their lives. Yes, if there is any opening at all for You to pierce their hearts through the Holy Spirit, then we might very well see another person be saved. This is what I desire and pray, that You will help me bring some more people unto real faith in my city and state. But please don’t stop with me, but find others who are also living a life for You and also want to lead people around them to faith. There can be mini revivals that begin in our small towns and cities if we would just step out in faith for You. Lord, You are able to do much more than people give You credit. I am just glad that I and thousands of others are allowing You into our lives daily. Even every hour do we seek You through Bible readings, prayer time, worship, and doing what You say. We love You more than anything this world offers. Thank You for saving us. Your light now shines for all to see. We love You. Amen.