Some people are driven by spirit of error and they think they have the Spirit of God. Every tree has its fruit. Don't be led astray by peoples ideas and be afflicted by evil spirit. In this service, Apostle Edmonds spoke about identifying the spirit of God and bearing its fruit. It is vital because bearing Christian fruit is the demand for a Christian. Listen to the above audio for the full message and be blessed!
THE TREE AND ITS FRUIT
The Spirit of the Lord wants to warn you people and you also can pass the warning. Many people are driven by the error and they don’t know. They think it is the Spirit of God or the word of God. There is a phenomenon when people show some spiritual characteristics; others think to tag them as having a gift from God. It is error. If you see that a person has a gift from God, then you have to also recognize your gift from God. If you do, then it is not error but if you are not recognizing your gift from God, you are only recognizing this spectacular gift on a person that’s a driving force of error. There are dreamers and the people who are not strong in the Word of God look at them as seers. Some go as far as saying that God has given them the gift to dream. There is no such thing in scriptures. Every one of us are born with special gifts, that’s why the Bible says we are fearfully and wonderfully made. Not one of us is waste or surplus.
Even the one who is lazy is fearfully and wonderfully made saint that is lazy. Every one of us has the capacity to dream and if you are not dreaming you are spiritually dull. It is not God’s fault. It is your fault. Every one of us has the capacity to pray and have a very hot prayer life. If your prayer life is not hot it is your problem, not God’s. People think some are prayer warriors and some are not. In the body of Christ, we are all prayer warriors. Anything you practice and exercise, you can do very well. Don’t lead people in the way of error else satan would destroy their life and they will feel that they have a gift that is different from others. So, if there is a special calling on a child or on a man or on a woman, it will be confirmed by the Spirit of God to him or her, to others and to the authorities. God is not a demon that fights against authorities. People get carried away by these gifts that people have and then pride comes in. People are afflicted by evil spirit because of wrong beliefs.
When Christ came, He revealed thousands of years ago about Him to the authorities of Israel and He revealed the prophecy of the Messiah to them. So, they knew the Messiah is coming and when they saw the characteristics of the Messiah with what God instructed them, it was hundred percent same but they had a problem accepting it because they esteemed their religion more than what God told them to do.
God told Abraham to sacrifice his son to Him and God never told this again to anyone. Many people sacrifice their Isaac following Abraham but God did not tell them. The only thing you have to learn from Abraham is faith because Abraham was called “The father of faith”. God told Moses to remove his footwear for where he was standing was a holy ground. Moses grew up as prince with power. He had understanding of various gods and it is an insult for a royalty to go on barefoot. Moses never knew holy God. There is only one God that is Holy; the creator of the universe. God had to give him a new mindset as his old mindset was not correct and that is why He told Moses to remove his footwear.
People who believe in error and when they want to pray for healing or want to cast out devils, they use instruments. It is fine to use instrument but what instrument are they using? We use the word of God and the Holy Spirit. That is the weapon of our warfare that are not carnal. They are mighty through God to the pulling down of stronger. But when these people want to cast out devil, they start to use special oil, fish bone, water, knife, mirror etc. Don’t follow those people. In Christianity, we don’t look at palm and tell the future but the word will tell your future. We speak God’s word to you; we show you God’s word. God’s word is the mirror. We are fearfully and wonderfully made. That is a prophetic declaration and a prophetic revelation! Don’t be led astray by people's beliefs and afflict yourself with evil spirits.
Mathew 12v33-37 explains that every tree has its fruits. What is your fruit? You see the fruit and you know the tree. So, if you are a good wife or husband, you are known by your character not by your faith. James says faith without work is dead. Hence, faith without fruit is dead. If you claim to believe God, show your fruit. The fruit you have seen in your life as a Christian is the proof of your faith. The scripture says the plants that are wild needs to be cut down. You are a model of Christ and every time you speak; you market the Kingdom of God. Your fruit is your identity. Are you bearing multiple fruits? If you are doing that, your tree doesn’t have a name. In John chapter fifteen, the Lord says He is the tree and we are the branches. If we are His branches, we must bear His kind of fruits. So, Christ is the tree of life and we are the life-giving fruits. If Christ is the Son of God, we are the sons and daughters of God. And our fruit is spelled in Galatians 5v22. In this verse of scriptures, the first fruit has the other fruits. So, we bear only one fruit that is love. We bear it constantly at all times and in every place.
Bearing Christian fruits is not to encourage your pastor or spouse or parents or guardian but bearing Christian fruit is a demand of a Christian life. It is not something you struggle to do but you accept. The third servant in the story from Mathew 25v14-30 will give you a warning if you are bearing some other kind of fruit. The third servant insulted the master. We don’t derive any joy in having servants that do not want to be servants but this person is wasting time and resources under this master. Everyone has the ability to multiply their talents otherwise the master will be unjust to expect multiplication. If you are not multiplying your talent what you are doing to the talent is, you are judging yourself. What Jesus is teaching through the example of this servant is, if you are lazy, even in your laziness, grace of God can make you multiply your talent. Some people even ignore the grace of God. Lazy people will not use even the grace of God. The Lord said those who have will be given more and those who do not have, that which they have, shall be taken away and given to the one who has. People excuse themselves. Are you an unprofitable servant? If you are, change yourself. People blame others for getting angry or tempted or for their fall etc. You have the choice to become what you want.
For whatever reason you excuse your fruit, you are using that to judge yourself because a fruit is already given to us. The Bible says by one spirit are we all baptized into Christ and made to drink one spirit (1Corinthians 12v13). The Bible also says he who is joined to the Lord is one spirit with him (1 Corinthians 6v17), so how come you are saying that you are not able to bear the fruit. Whatever reason you are giving, you are judging yourself. You are known by your fruit.
(Message by Apostle Edmonds Owhorode, extracted by PR)
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