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Fruit from the Right Source

Apersonal relationship with Christ must include the following things:

First, I must be rightly related to Him in categories (John 15:7-8), “…If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you….” When I am rightly related to His words, then I must be in union with Christ’s life. Without Him, I can do nothing (John 15:5). Then, I will realize the purpose of prayer, “Herein is my Father glorified, that ye bear much fruit” (John 15:8a).

So when I am plugged in to the right source, I will have an uninhibited personal relationship with Christ through His Word. Abiding in the True Vine, I become a branch that glorifies the Father, bringing forth much fruit.

John 15:9-17 reveals the importance of having right relationships with my family and with the brethren: “As the Father hath loved me, so have I loved you-love one another, as I have loved you.”

When both my horizontal and vertical relationships are absolutely proper, I will bring forth fruit. I give to Jesus Christ who I am and make available what I have, and then I enjoy great success.

Carl H. Stevens

Carl H. Stevens

(1929-2008) pastored and established thriving churches and Bible colleges in Maine, Massachusetts, and Maryland. He also helped pioneer Christian talk radio through Telephone Time and the Grace Hour and authored nearly 500 books and booklets. See also the Carl H Stevens Memorial Site
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