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MUST GOD ANSWER YOUR PRAYERS?

MUST GOD ANSWER YOUR PRAYERS?

MUST GOD ANSWER YOUR PRAYERS?

John 15:16 KJV

“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”.

Another way to see the word “fruit” is results. When you engage in a thing or endeavour, you will seek to see results sooner or later. Those results are what we call fruits, or the outcome of an endeavour. The fruit of your previous action determines the next. If I do not see the fruits of my previous investment in a thing or person, it may discourage me from making further investments. This is basically what our text is saying today.

Jesus said it as clearly as can be said; that He chose us to bear fruit or results so that when we ask anything from the father we would get answers. Why should God answer your prayers when you are not producing fruit. It is very easy for God to answer and grant the request of result oriented and fruit bearing Christians, why? Because answering their prayers will only lead to more fruit. But answering the prayers of a non-producer would seem like a waste.

Fruit bearing is one of the ways we glorify God. In John 15:8 Jesus says “herein is my father glorified, that he bear much fruit”. God is blessed, as it were, when you produce much fruit. God is glorified when we grow, when we mature and when we take responsibilities in the kingdom. There are three kinds of fruit that God wants us to produce, namely;

-Character fruit or fruit of the spirit, which is summed up as love.

-Souls fruit, or the work of evangelism. God may not take you seriously in certain prayers when this area of your life is neglected.

-The last is the fruit of our lips. Proverbs 18:20-21 speaks extensively about this. When your communications begin to agree with what God had said or is saying, then your prayers can be answered. You can’t be praying one thing and be saying another.

But suffice it to say that the most important of all these fruits is the soul fruit. That is the one that is most mission oriented.

Receive grace to bear fruit in Jesus Name.

Action Points

  • Develop strategies on how to be more productive in soul winning from today.
  • Identify all anti-fruit excuses and end them today.
  • Ask the Holy Spirit to ignite your heart with passion for souls in Jesus Name.

Prayer

-Lord I thank you for today’s word in Jesus Name.

-Father please help me strategize for soul winning from today in Jesus Name.

-Inflame my heart with passion for the lost and dying world in Jesus Name.

Nugget

It is very easy for God to answer and grant the request of result oriented and fruit bearing Christians – are you bearing fruit?

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