John 12:24-25, "Truly, Truly I say to you, unless a grain of wheat falls into the earth and dies, it remains alone; but if it dies, it bears much fruit..." For the Scripture to start with Truly it indicates a matter of importance and pay attention. But when Scripture starts with Truly, Truly, it is emphasizing that what follows is of GREAT IMPORTANCE and payCLOSE ATTENTION! JESUS' death would bring GREAT FRUITS; forgiveness of our sins, HE established the Church itself, a peaceful relationship with GOD and if we only believe in HIM we have everlasting life with HIM. As HE said, "If anyone serves ME, he must follow ME..." To follow JESUS we must die to ourselves; our selfishness, our pride, our indifference and our not forgiving others. I can't even imagine the geometric progressions that would penetrate this world if everyone could see GOD in us! Are our Churches filled with superficial Christians who believe Christianity is a theory to be accepted rather than a life to be actively and daily lived? Our worldly pleasures are like an Oasis in the desert, the expectations always end in disappointment. When we look past the cloud (lies) of temptation (what we think are pleasures), we see the SON (the Truth of our heart's desires; our inner most yearning) and we bear much Fruit. PRAYER - FATHER, thank you for revealing the Truth about ourselves to us in such a loving way. MEDITATION - If I put my trust and confidence in anyone other than JESUS, I will be sorely disappointed. THOUGHT - THE HOLY SPIRIT will guide me to actively and daily follow JESUS. WRITE - I will not be deceived and become a superficial Christian or artificial Preacher. AMEN!
Psalm 139: 23-24
GOD IS GOD!
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