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Can Others See God Living Through You?

The Lord is the greatest example of a good investor. From the beginning of time, He has generously sown into the human race. He prepared a perfect environment for a perfect people and Satan did his due diligence in trying to corrupt God’s people. Man’s desire for abundance and his gluttonous ways has led him into captivity. The Lord provides eternal rewards while the enemy provokes and lures with temporal wealth ending in everlasting debt and poverty. God has always wanted to see fruits of His investments. God sows His Word into the soil of our hearts seeking fruit to be established in due season.

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If we look back to Jehovah’s vineyard in Isaiah, we can learn a valuable lesson about what God expects from His investments. In the parable, He speaks of how He chose the choicest vine to plant in His vineyard. He hedged the vineyard, placed a tower in it, and a winepress. Then when He came seeking grapes, He found nothing but wild grapes instead. In the Hebrew translation, wild grapes is rendered beushim, meaning stinking or worthless things. Due to His discovery, He stated that in Isaiah 5:5-6; “I will take away the hedge thereof, and it shall be eaten up; and break down the wall thereof, and it shall be trodden down: And I will lay it waste: it shall not be pruned, nor digged; but there shall come up briers and thorns: I will also command the clouds that they rain no rain upon it.”

Because His investment did not turn a profit He destroyed the vineyard. Only because of God’s mercy and grace does He continue to sow into us believers. He is long-suffering towards His people and He knows who will bring forth fruit in due season, so there is always a remnant within His investment. God doesn’t make mistakes. We as Holy Spirit filled believers are to show forth the fruits of the Spirit as evidence of the seed within us. What good are we if we have the magnificent God living within us while no one can see Him through us?

Our light is to shine forth from within illuminating the glorious gospel into those in darkness. He has invested so much into us. What will He find at His return? Will we be as the fig tree which was cursed? Matthew 21:19 reads; “And when he saw a fig tree in the way, he came to it, and found nothing thereon, but leaves only, and said unto it, Let no fruit grow on thee henceforward for ever. And presently the fig tree withered away.”

We see in Scripture what happens when we are unfruitful. Let us take His investment and sow into others to bring forth more fruit in abundance.

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About Charles Russell

Charles Russell is a minister from Daytona Beach, FL. & has been working directly with troubled youth as a counselor for 9 years. He has obtained a plethora of experience communicating the word of God to children and adults. With a strong zeal for study and mentoring, he is now walking into his true calling as a pastor and teacher. Charles has now learned how to efficaciously utilize his gifts of music, exegetical teaching, graphic design, public speaking, writing, and youth mentoring as platforms to herald the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Most importantly, he is a husband and father.

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