Good afternoon! Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.
Today we are testing ourselves with God's definition of "a
John 12:24 I tell you the truth, unless a kernel of wheat falls to the ground and dies, it remains only a single seed.
We are often deceived in thinking we are going the right way in our lives doing God's will. We often do not realize we are a single seed , and not producing HIS fruit. We can be deceived thinking we are producing a huge amount of fruit but if we are not His seed that dies, all we are producing will not amount to anything because we still are our own single seed. We are still left alone not truly knowing God if we do not follow Christ, his life, crucifixion and resurrection trough His given Spirit of truth, His Word proclaims.
John 12:26 Whoever serves me must follow me; and where I am, my servant also will be. My Father will honor the one who serves me.
We can not please Him being a single seed by putting ourselves and others over pleasing Him. We have to be a "new" person, our old seed has to die before our new seed can create more "new" seeds through us.
Our new seed is the Holy Spirit, the Holy Spirit has to be created in us when we die for Jesus to our self, our sinful nature, and now through Him we are able to live for God. We no longer are living for ourselves, pleasing people, the devil, or the world!
Before our families can grow, our church can grow, our community can grow, and our Country can grow we can not be a "single seed". As long as we love ourselves, our life, our world, man's wisdom, above God, His Son and His Word He will not use us, we are still a single seed left all alone not producing fruit for His kingdom.
We all get to a place where we do not want to die because something we love more than God is before us. We have to get right with Him and know we have come to that place of sorrow, and hardship for His reason and purpose to be glorified.
John 12:27-28 Now my heart is troubled, and what shall I say? Father, save me from this hour? No, it was for this very reason I came to this hour, Father, to glorify your name.
We have to be used in this hour of suffering for our Faith in Him and in His power, peace, joy and love to be glorified. What do we say when our heart is troubled?
Do you say," I am sick, I live in a fallen world, I am full of sorrow, I am full of worry, I am anxious, I am full of fear, stress of the unknown or I am poor and never will overcome the circumstance I am in. Do you say, "I am great, I can do it myself, I can over come this problem on my own, I do not need Jesus or a God for me to be good or to make right choices? Do you say" I have faith in your power Father that you have given me through your Son that gives me all strength to accomplish all I need in this life.This hour you gave me for me to prove your power is in me?"
Has he proven in your life that He can replace fear with peace, sickness with healing, and doubt with faith?
Have you truly died for Him each day and are no longer alone, you have many brothers and sisters He has grown through you? Because you died for Him, He lives in you, you have become His seed that He produces more of His seeds through.
Those that know God know they are no longer a single seed all alone, but have died for Him and His purpose, and they are producing His crop of righteousness waiting for the Harvest of the earth.
Revelation 14:15-16 Then another angel came out of the temple and called in a loud voice to him who was sitting on the cloud, "Take your sickle and reap, because the time to reap has come, for the harvest of the earth is ripe. So he who was seated on the cloud swung his sickle over the earth, and the earth was harvested.
Are you among the ripe and fruitful wheat because you died for Him and have become the image of Christ producing a harvest for our Lord, or are you still a single seed all alone and have not truly died for Him?
If you look in the mirror and see that you are producing "His Seeds", then praise God for His work in and through you and remain dying for Him everyday so you can continue producing His wheat for the Harvest of the earth giving Him all the glory and praise! If you look in the mirror and see that you are not and your life does not prove that you truly are producing "His seeds" then repent, ask him to forgive you for any reason you may have that has kept you from dying for Him, and you can begin by receiving His presence working in you as you die everyday! Praise God for His work beginning in your life that never ends because you are willing to die everyday!!