The Word of Truth which bears Fruit
Colossians 1:6 -
Which (the Word of Truth of the Gospel) is come unto you, as it is in all the world; and bringeth forth fruit, as it doth also in you, since the day ye heard of it, and knew the grace of God in truth:
When we give the Gospel to any person, many of us start getting worried if that person will be saved or not?
We should realize that the Gospel of Jesus Christ is not just words. When we tell someone about the hope in Jesus Christ we are speaking active words. These words are instruments which start working in that person even if he or she likes it or not.
If that person is healthy from inside, the Word will immediately start to show fruit. But if the person has a lot on corruption inside then even though we do not see any fruit we should not be fooled to think the Word is not working. In such persons the Word starts to work on the infected areas and either heals them or starts to prune.
Since it is the Word of the Living God it will always be active. Depending on His mercy and the heart of the person the Word takes a slow and soft approach or a fast and hard approach, but one thing is assured the Word does do its work. In people in whom the infection is too large and the person does not show resistance to the infection, in such persons when pruned there remains nothing left of them and they become calamities to vanity. Whatever may be the level of infection inside, if that person shows even a small sign of resistance to the infection (repentance) then the Word has the ability to heal and make new. Therefore let us always remember the Gospel we share is a very powerful Word which always brings result. We should also be thoughtful of the state of that person and try to bring that person into a state of repentance so that when the Gospel is given healing happens more than pruning and not only the results are good but also the process is good.
[ Prayer Starter ]
Lord, You are a Living and Omnipotent God. Your Word is part of You and cannot be separated from You. You gave us the Word that works in us and will surely bring its result before returning to You. Lord, when we speak unto others the Living Word, help us always remember your Word will work towards bearing fruit in that person. Help us bring that person to a state that they receive your Word more willingly with a repent full heart so that Fruit shows in them. Lord, we give thanks and praise for the work You are doing in those, whom You have used us to give the Gospel of Jesus Christ...
This prayer we make in Jesus' Name, Amen.
[ Reference Scripturesr ]
3 We give thanks to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, praying always for you,
4 since we heard of your faith in Christ Jesus and of your love for all the saints;
5 because of the hope which is laid up for you in heaven, of which you heard before in the word of the truth of the gospel,
6 which has come to you, as it has also in all the world, and is bringing forth fruit, as it is also among you since the day you heard and knew the grace of God in truth;
12 For the word of God is living, and active, and sharper than any two-edged sword, and piercing even to the dividing of soul and spirit, of both joints and marrow, and quick to discern the thoughts and intents of the heart.
13 And there is no creature that is not manifest in his sight: but all things are naked and laid open before the eyes of him with whom we have to do.
|The Word of God was given free to us, therefore we should also share it freely with others.
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