To slay the giants in our lives, we must discover the root of the fruit we produce in our lives.
The Tree and Its Fruit
Matthew 7:16-20 (New Living Translation) 16 You can identify them by their fruit, that is, by how they act. Can you pick grapes from thornbushes or figs from thistles? 17 A good tree produces good fruit, and a wrong tree produces bad fruit. 18 A good tree cannot produce bad fruit, and a wrong tree cannot produce good fruit. 19 So every tree that does not produce good fruit is chopped down and thrown into the fire. 20 Yes, just as you can identify a tree by its fruit, you can identify people by their actions.
The good news is we can get to the root of any bad fruit with the word of God. In any area that is producing bad fruit, you can meditate on a scripture pertaining to it. Get alone where it is quiet to meditate on the word of God until revelation knowledge comes. We meditate on the word day and night until we have the answer to act.
Jesus is the True Vine
John 15:1-5 Living Translation 1 “I am the true grapevine, and my Father is the gardener. 2 He cuts off every branch of mine that does not produce fruit, and he prunes the branches that bear fruit so they will produce even more. 3 You have already been pruned and purified by the message I gave you.4 Remain in me, and I will remain in you. A branch cannot produce fruit if it is severed from the vine, and you cannot be fruitful unless you remain in me.
5 “Yes, I am the vine; you are the branches. Those who remain in me, and I in them, will produce much fruit. For apart from me, you can do nothing.
We remain on the vine by spending time with God. We can then ask for anything according to his will, and it will be done. So let us uproot the bad fruit of poverty, ongoing problems in families, and sickness with the word of God.
The root to the fruit!
Prayer: God, I thank your word is powerful. Sharper than any two-edged sword cutting out anything that is not like you. Lord, I remain connected to you by spending time alone with you. I repent for areas in my life where I have not stayed connected to you through meditating and speaking the word of God. I lay the ax to the root to produce the fruits of the spirit, love, joy, peace, and longsuffering. Forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. Thank you, God, for pruning me. In Jesus’ name! Amen.