The Key Word is “With”

NOVEMBER 9

MATTHEW 7:17_Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit…

Trying to do what is right and good can be overwhelming. There’s a reason for that—it is! You’ll never achieve it. Your being good doesn’t fit in that creation plan of good produces good.

Let’s go back to that verse in John 15 (KJV) which says, 5 I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing.”

Jesus just hit a home run! He didn’t say anything about doing good on our own. Nor did Jesus say if you work hard enough you’ll bear good fruit. He said, without Him you can’t do anything [good]. Nothing! Nada! Naught! Zilch! Do you get that? 

There’s only one way to bear good fruit—be a good tree. There’s only one way to be a good tree—abide in the true vine. Luke 1:37 (KJV), “For with God nothing shall be impossible.” The key word in that verse is with. Your ability to make the impossible possible is in the word with.

Your ability to produce good fruit is in the word abide. You not only can produce good fruit, but according to Jesus you can bring forth much fruit.    

PRAYER

Powerful God, I want to be with You and abide in You. In the powerful name of Jesus, Amen.                                                                                                                  

Christ helps me bear much good fruit – I abide in Him!

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