The Seed of Reproduction Is in Your Fruit

By Francis Frangipane
(En EspaƱol)

How does God expect to use us to reach people? A key is seen in the book of Genesis. In the Garden of Eden the Lord created trees with seed in the fruit. Remember this always: the power to reproduce is in the seed and the seed is in our fruit. For fruit to be edible, it cannot be bitter or hard. Indeed, fruit that is bitter is immature or worse, poison. Our fruit must be soft and sweet, and supernatural.

Thus, if you desire to see the reality of God reproduced in your loved ones and friends, set your heart to walk in the fruit of the Spirit. The power of reproduction is in the seed, and the seed is in your fruit. And should you sin or stumble, which we all do at times, repent both to God and to those you have sinned against. A sincere repentance to an unsaved person is a sure sign the presence of God is in your life.

Parents: do you want your children raised for Christ? Walk, then, in the fruit of the Holy Spirit. As your children are nourished by the fruit in your life, the seeds within your fruitfulness will regenerate the same qualities in your loved ones.

Beloved, the strategy to win our neighbors is to love our neighbors. Let us, therefore, walk in the fruit of the Spirit, in "love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, [and] self-control" (Gal. 5:22). Those who know you will find themselves drawn to the life of Christ within you. For through the fruit in your life they will see the holy influence of Jesus. The seed to reproduce is in your fruit.


Adapted from Francis Frangipane's book, "Holiness, Truth and the Presence of God" available at www.arrowbookstore.com.