“Therefore, by their fruits you will know them.” Mt. 7:20

We all know that when seeds are planted, they bear fruit after their own kind. So, it’s no accident that the Bible calls Jesus the Seed of Abraham!Jesus said, “Most assuredly, I say to you, he who believes in Me, the works that I do he will do also; and greater works than these he will do, because I go to My Father.” (John 14:12) Jesus wants to reproduce His works in the Church, which is His Body in the earth. Let’s look for a moment at some of the works that Jesus’ did in His life and ministry, that He said will manifest in us. What sort of fruit can we expect Jesus Christ, the Righteous, to bring forth in us?

JESUS HEALED THE SICK

Jesus brought innumerable healings to a sick, diseased humanity! These are not just the little cherries on the sundae either. They were the sundae! Day after day, village after village and week after week we find Him healing the sick in every way. He didn’t just talk about the kingdom of heaven; He brought it! Read it again – John 14:12

JESUS CAST OUT DEMONS

These were not just psychological problems. But, unlike chronic psychological disorders that medicine can mask, when Jesus cast out demons, the possessed were healed! The oppressed were set free! Read it again – John 14:12

JESUS WORKED MIRACLES

Without the miracles of Jesus there is no Jesus of the New Testament. They were as much a part of His ministry as breathing. He brought POWER! His miracles were so unimaginable that if He had not done them, no man could have ever conceived them. He walked on the water and calmed storms; He fed thousands with a few loaves and fish – more than once! He turned water to wine! Isn’t it time for the real Church to rise up and say and do the same things Jesus said we should be doing!?! Read it again – John 14:12

JESUS FORGAVE SINNERS

He said, “Has no man condemned you… neither do I.” Our job is not to condemn sinners for their sin, but to reflect the light of God’s Covenant love and endless mercies! After all, the world was already condemned and that’s why Jesus came – to be a Savior, not a judge. It’s truth and the love of God that frees people from sin.  Read it again – John 14:12

Let’s be “…filled with the fruits of righteousness, which are by Jesus Christ, unto the glory and praise of God!” (Phil. 1:11) Let’s expect the fruits of righteousness; healing power, deliverance and miracles to manifest… but most of all, let’s walk in the forgiveness that we, ourselves have received from Him, because it’s by our fruit that the world will know us…

With Love,

Pastor Tom