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“Fruit Producers”
Does one need to have an orchard to be a fruit producer?
No, not at all.
If you want to grow peaches, plums, apples, cherries, and other fruit, you must at least have a tree of this kind.
I invite you to read the following verses.
Matthew 3:7-12
7 But when he saw many of the Pharisees and Sadducees coming to where he was baptizing, he said to them: “You brood of vipers! Who warned you to flee from the coming wrath?
8 Produce fruit in keeping with repentance.
9 And do not think you can say to yourselves, ‘We have Abraham as our father.’ I tell you that out of these stones God can raise up children for Abraham.
10 The ax is already at the root of the trees, and every tree that does not produce good fruit will be cut down and thrown into the fire.
11 “I baptize you with water for repentance. But after me will come one who is more powerful than I, whose sandals I am not fit to carry. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and with fire.
12 His winnowing fork is in his hand, and he will clear his threshing floor, gathering his wheat into the barn and burning up the chaff with unquenchable fire.”
If you have an apple tree, you expect to harvest some apples. This would be the same for other fruit trees.
So what kind of fruit is John the Baptist talking about?
He is talking about the Pharisees and Sadducees living out the life they are professing to live. They are not walking their talk.
Anyone who accepts Christ’s blood for their sins is a changing person. We will never be a perfect person, but the Lord God is perfecting us.
Examine your life.
Is there any part of it that you are still trying to control?
Please allow the Spirit of the Lord God to access your body, your mind, and Spirit.
Allow Him to make the changes that we need to make.
As you are changing, don’t forget to turn all the glory and honor back to Him.

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