Saturday, March 24, 2012

Passover Meditation #32 for the Lenten Season 2012


I+,
I+ AM
The VINE+,
you the branches.
The one abiding in ME+
and I+ in him
this one bears much fruit...
John 15:5a, Green's Greek Interlinear

What kind of fruit is The FATHER looking for from the branches, from us?  Our LORD JESUS told us in Mathew 5,6, and 7 what has value in His+ eyes, what weighs in for Eternity.

  • poor in spirit ... i.e., Self is not vaunting its will, its way
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  • mournfulness, yearning ... over the Kingdom of GOD
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  • meek ... teachable and correctable
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  • hungering and thirsting after righteousness...not coveting  worldly status
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  • merciful in heart ... giving the benefit of the doubt 
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  • pure in heart ... single of eye
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  • peacemaking ... taking our Self to the cross instead of to the judge
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  • enduring during persecution
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  • enduring during defamation of character, for JESUS' sake
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  • letting the credit for good works go to The FATHER instead of to you
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O LORD JESUS, I empty me of Self. I want to be un-encumbered so that I can bear fruit unto THEE+, the AUTHOR AND GIVER OF LIFE+.  Take my life and let it be ever , always, LORD, for THEE+.

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