Having a fruitful life is a worthy and noble ambition. But what is a fruitful life and how do we attain it?
Christ says, I have ordained you, that you should go and bring forth fruit (Jn 14.15). Fruitfulness in one aspect can be the fruit of the womb. i.e. the fruit of the womb is his reward (Ps 127). This verse is speaking of our blood children, but we also beget spiritual children when we preach the gospel to others. The Apostle Paul wrote, I have begotten you through the gospel (1 Cor 4.15). In other words he won souls by preaching the gospel to others. This is the kind of fruitfulness Christ is talking about when he says that he ordained us to go and bring forth fruit.
Christ command to us is - Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature. This is not a suggestion; it is a commandment of God. This is because he wants us to be fruitful. Do you remember the story of when Christ cursed a fig tree for having no fruit on it, even though it was out of season (See Mk 11.13-14 & 20). In the same way he wants us to bring forth fruit, in season and out (2 Tim 4.2 ). This means we should tell others the good news even if we don't feel like it.
As in all my papers, I again explain how to preach the gospel in simplicity. The Apostle Paul defined the gospel that he received and preached as - Christ died for our sins, he was buried, and he rose again the third day (Read 1 Cor 15.3-4). This gospel according to the scriptures instantly saves every one that believes on Christ (See BELIEVE on www.preach-the-gospel.org.) when we preach it to them in person with our mouth as Paul himself did (Eph 6.19-20).
It's simple to preach the gospel after asking another, Did you hear the good news (Gospel means good news.)? After they believe we can teach them to preach it as well so that the fruit of the gospel (new creatures) can be multiplied.
Let's not incur the wrath of God. Instead let's preach the gospel and teach them that believe to preach it so that we will lead a fruitful life (Also see REDEEMING THE TIME on www.preach-the-gospel.org.).
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