FRUIT

Key Verse

  • My Father is glorified and honored by this, when you bear much fruit, and prove yourselves to be My [true] disciples. John 15:8 AMP
Other versions
 
  • “By this is My Father glorified, that you bear much fruit, and so prove to be My disciples. John 15:8 NASB 1977

How to bear fruit

  • “I am the vine, you are the branches. He who abides in Me, and I in him, bears much fruit; for without Me you can do nothing. John 15:5 NKJV

Pruning

  • Every branch in Me that does not bear fruit, He takes away; and every branch that continues to bear fruit, He [repeatedly] prunes, so that it will bear more fruit [even richer and finer fruit]. John 15:2 AMP

Wilderness To Fruitfulness

Examples
 
  • Isaac: There was a famine in the land, besides the first famine that was in the days of Abraham. And Isaac went to Abimelech king of the Philistines, in Gerar… Then Isaac sowed in that land, and reaped in the same year a hundredfold; and the Lord blessed him. The man began to prosper, and continued prospering until he became very prosperous; for he had possessions of flocks and possessions of herds and a great number of servants. So the Philistines envied him. Genesis 26:1, 12-14 NKJV
  • Jacob: Laban asked, “What shall I give you?” Jacob replied, “You shall not give me anything. But if you will do this one thing for me [which I now propose], I will again pasture and keep your flock: Let me pass through your entire flock today, removing from it every speckled and spotted sheep and every dark or black one among the lambs and the spotted and speckled among the goats; and those shall be my wages. 33 So my honesty will be evident for me later, when you come [for an accounting] concerning my wages. Every one that is not speckled and spotted among the goats and dark among the young lambs, if found with me, shall be considered stolen.” And Laban said, “Good! Let it be done as you say.” So on that same day Laban [secretly] removed the male goats that were streaked and spotted and all the female goats that were speckled and spotted, every one with white on it, and all the dark ones among the sheep, and put them in the care of his sons. And he put [a distance of] three days’ journey between himself and Jacob, and Jacob was then left in care of the rest of Laban’s flock.

    Then Jacob ..So Jacob became exceedingly prosperous, and had large flocks [of sheep and goats], and female and male servants, and camels and donkeys. Genesis 30:31-43 AMP

How

1. By the Holy Spirit

  • until the Spirit is poured out upon us from on high. Then the desert will be an orchard, and the orchard will seem like a forest. Isaiah 32:15 BLB

2. Prayer

  • if My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal1 their land2 Chr 7:14 NKJV

3. Righteous Living

  • He turns rivers into deserts, springs of water into thirsty ground, and fruitful land into fields of salt, because of the wickedness of its dwellers.
    He turns a desert into pools of water and a dry land into flowing springs. He causes the hungry to settle there, that they may establish a city in which to dwell. They sow fields and plant vineyards that yield a fruitful harvest. He blesses them, and they multiply greatly; He does not let their herds diminish. Psalm 107:33-38 BSB

Footnotes

  1. 7495 רפה רפא [râphâ' râphâh] \{raw-faw'} raw-faw'\ A primitive root; properly to mend (by {stitching}) that {is} (figuratively) to cure: - {cure} (cause to) {heal} {physician} {repair} X {thoroughly} make whole. See 7503.