God compares his people in many different ways. They are sometimes compared to clean animals, fish, or even birds. And also in many places they compared to tree or forests or branches of trees. And God said he created them to reveal the glory of God.
Isaiah 60:21 Then all your people will be righteous and they will possess the land forever. They are the shoot I have planted, the work of my hands, for the display of my splendor. 22 The least of you will become a thousand, the smallest a mighty nation. I am the Lord; in its time I will do this swiftly.”
Bearing Much Fruit For the Glory of God
God has planted us to display the splendor or the glory of God. Therefore, those who reveals the glory of God can be considered as people of God. Then as branches of God how can we reveal the glory of God? Jesus let us know how to give glory to God as his people.
John 15:8 This is to my Father’s glory, that you bear much fruit, showing yourselves to be my disciples.
The mission given to the branches are bearing much fruit and in this way we as branches of God also can give glory to God by bearing much fruit. Fruit can mean many things, but ultimately it means our actions. John the Baptist cried to the Pharisees to “produce fruit in keeping with repentance.” He was rebuking them to show their repentance through their actions. And what kind of actions should we practice to prove that we are the people of God?
Fruits We Must Bear
Galatians 5:22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.
These are the fruits that we must bear. These are all the examples Jesus showed us as examples so that we would follow and when we shows these characteristics through our actions, we can say that we bore the fruits that can give glory to God. When all our actions are blamess and suitable to the words of God, we as branches of God can reveal the glory of God to the peoples of the world.
Matthew 5:14 “You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. 15 Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. 16 In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.
This is the very purpose God has chosen us. Even though we once did not know God and follow the true words of God, God came down to this earth again for the second time and teaches us the same thing to bear much fruit to reveal the glory to God.
Autumn Tree with Many Fruits
When we see trees with many fruits, we just smile because it is such a good thing to see. In the same way when we bear much fruit, God will smile to us and bless us more abundantly. In this season of Autumn, I would like to bear much fruit through true repentance and give smile to God with many beautiful fragrances.
2 Peter 1:4 4 through which he also gave us the very great and rich gifts that he promised us. With these gifts you can share in being like God. And so you will escape the ruin that comes to people in the world because of the evil things they want. 5 Because you have these blessings, do all you can to add to your life these things: to your faith add goodness; to your goodness add knowledge; 6 to your knowledge add self-control; to your self-control add patience; to your patience add devotion to God; 7 to your devotion add kindness toward your brothers and sisters in Christ, and to this kindness add love. 8 If all these things are in you and growing, you will never fail to be useful to God. You will produce the kind of fruit that should come from your knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. 9 But those who don’t grow in these blessings are blind. They cannot see clearly what they have. They have forgotten that they were cleansed from their past sins.
If we truly know God, we must take part in the divine nature of God and when we do, we can produce proper fruits resulting from the knowledge we have of God. Let us bear much fruit in this Autumn and shine the glory of God to the peoples of the world so that they may know the true Elohim God who created heavens and earth: God the Father and God the Mother.