Posted by: peebles | August 2, 2012

Colossians 1:6 (NIV) ~ All over the world this gospel is bearing fruit and growing.

From the first disciple to follow Jesus; it started with one, the one went to two and two went to a number, then a whole town, the large crowds, then in one day three thousand came to the Lord. From there, the Lord added to their number daily those who were being saved. Not just in Jerusalem, but also in Rome, in Africa, in Asia and as our text for today says in Colossians 1:6 (NIV), “All over the world this gospel is bearing fruit and growing.”

Now, this is powerful progress at its best! This is what it is all about, spreading the good news of Jesus Christ to all mankind; sowing generously, sowing faithfully, sowing with a winning attitude, believing God for the increase. Increase will only come when we are faithful in a being a witness and sowing God’s word about Jesus Christ. When we do so, God will honour His word with signs and wonders that follow. We are called to be powerful witnesses, stout-hearted, filled with great courage and a Holy Spirit boldness to fearlessly proclaim the message of the gospel. As we do so, God will be the God of the increase and we will be His witnesses of the gospel, bearing fruit and growing.

The water of the gospel is not stagnate, but it is a living flowing steam from heaven above that pours from the lips of men and women on fire for Jesus. Notice if you will the wording from our text for today in Colossians 1:6 (NIV), “All over the world this gospel is bearing fruit and growing.” The gospel is bearing fruit and growing, it grows because we are faithful in prayer, in our daily devotion to Jesus and being a powerful witness for the kingdom of God. The Bible says in John 15:16 (NIV), “You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you to go and bear fruit—fruit that will last.” We are called to reproduce fruit for the kingdom of God. God wants to use people to reach people. Every seed will reproduce its own kind. For example, an apple seed will produce apples, orange seeds will produce oranges, and so, when we sow the seed of the word of God, we will reap souls as our reward, not apples or oranges, but precious souls for the kingdom of God.

My friend, we are instruments of His end-time harvest of souls. God has called us; He has chosen us to sow His seed generously. The radical, life-changing word of the living God must be sown in faith, watered in prayer and cultivated by the Holy Spirit, that it might produce a great harvest of souls, so we can witness with our own eyes the manifestation of a mighty move of the glory of God in our lifetime and bear witness to seeing a great revival of the gospel bearing much fruit and growing all over the world.

God bless you my friend, Matthew.

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