And God said, Let the earth bring forth grass, the herb yielding seed,
and the fruit tree yielding fruit after his kind, whose
seed is in itself, upon the earth: and it was so. And the
earth brought forth grass, and herb yielding seed after his kind,
and the tree yielding fruit, whose seed was in itself, after his
kind: and God saw that it was good.
Does my Spiritual fruit produce a fertile seed?
Does our passion for Christ Jesus produce fruit in others?
Can we ask God for His Kingdom to come on earth as in heaven if we have
not been good citizens thereof?
And as they heard these things, he added and spake a parable, because he
was nigh to Jerusalem, and because they thought that the kingdom of God
should immediately appear. He said therefore, A certain
nobleman went into a far country to receive for himself a kingdom, and
to return. And he called his ten servants, and delivered them ten pounds,
and said unto them, Occupy
till I come. But his citizens hated him, and sent a message after
him, saying, We will not have this man to reign over us. And it
came to pass, that when he was returned, having received the kingdom, then
he commanded these servants to be called unto him, to whom he had given
the money, that he might know how much every man had gained by trading.
Then came the first, saying, Lord, thy pound hath gained ten pounds. And
he said unto him, Well, thou good servant: because thou hast been faithful
in a very little, have thou authority over ten cities. And the second came,
saying, Lord, thy pound hath gained five pounds. And he said likewise to
him, Be thou also over five cities. And another came, saying, Lord, behold,
here is thy pound, which I have kept laid up in a napkin: For I
feared thee, because thou art an austere man: thou takest up that thou
layedst not down, and reapest that thou didst not sow. And he saith unto
him, Out of thine own mouth will I judge thee, thou wicked servant.
Thou knewest that I was an austere man, taking up that I laid not down,
and reaping that I did not sow: Wherefore then gavest not thou my money
into the bank, that at my coming I might have required mine own with usury?
And he said unto them that stood by, Take from him the pound, and give
it to him that hath ten pounds. (And they said unto him, Lord, he
hath ten pounds.) For I say unto you, That unto every one which hath shall
be given; and from him that hath not, even that he hath shall be taken
away from him. But those mine enemies, which would not that I should reign
over them, bring hither, and slay them before me.
Are you and I ready for His appearing?
Behold, I come quickly: blessed is he that
keepeth the sayings of the prophecy of this book. And I John saw
these things, and heard them. And when I had heard and seen, I fell
down to worship before the feet of the angel which shewed me these things.
Then saith he unto me, See thou do it not: for I am thy fellowservant,
and of thy brethren the prophets, and of them which keep the sayings of
this book: worship God.
And, behold, I come quickly; and my
reward is with me, to give every man according as his work shall
be. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the
last. Blessed are they that do his commandments, that they
may have right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates
into the city.