“Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you, and ordained you, that ye should go and bring forth fruit, and that your fruit should remain: that whatsoever ye shall ask of the Father in my name, he may give it you.” Jn. 15:16.
Every believer is commanded to be a fruit bearing branch of the vine Jn. 15:1-2. We are not called only to bear fruits; our fruits are expected to abide in the faith Jn. 15:16. Our understanding of the why of anything we are instructed to do is vital to empowers us towards engaging in it effectively and productively Ecc. 10:15. In essence, we need the understanding of why we must be fruitful and make out fruits to abide.
The significance of ingathering of souls into the church.
Just like natural newborn babies that must be carefully nurtures to preserve the life of the baby, so must every new convert be nurtured, if he will be preserved in the faith. Look at how the church is vital for the preservation of new converts:
New converts and members are delivered from ungodly and age-long habits that may be detrimental to their establishment in God Oba. 17; Heb. 10:25.
God’s word is administered in the church, and it cleanses the new converts resulting in his sanctification and establishment Jn. 15:3; Eph. 5:25-26.
Full delivery of our inheritance in Christ can only be experienced through sanctification, and it can’t be achieved outside the church Acts 20:32; 2Pet. 1:3.
Jesus is Lord!
Father in the name of Jesus, empower me by your Spirit to be supernaturally fruitful from today, and for my fruits to abide in the faith Act. 1:8.
Draw the strategy on how to ensure all your convert abide in the church this year.
No soul that God gives you this year shall be lost!
Your reward for your labor this year shall be fully delivered!