Monday, August 26, 2013

Sweet off the vine

So, every healthy tree bears good fruit, but the diseased tree bears bad fruit. A healthy tree cannot bear bad fruit, nor can a diseased tree bear good fruit. Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. Thus you will recognize them by their fruits. Matthew 7:17-20

And what are these fruits?

You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind, and your neighbor as yourself.

Love.  This is the will of the Father. And everything else will be burned up. All of our systems and rules and religion will be like the chaff that is thrown in the unquenchable fire. Do not enter by the wide gilt gate with trumpet calls and flapping banners built by the efforts of men, ravenous wolves in sheep’s clothing. Rather turn and enter the narrow way, quiet and unassuming, for My burden is light.

Jesus is the way, the truth, and the life. Through Him we have also obtained access by faith into this grace in which we stand.  It is a gift of God, not of works, lest any man should boast.

All of our works, prophesying in His name, and casting out demons in His name, and doing many mighty works in His name, are of naught, without love.