The Fruit Shows the Root
Delivered By
Pastor Bob Petersen
Delivered On
August 30, 2015
Description

Become aware of what comes out of you.

  • It points to deeper roots

The fruit contains the reproductive aspects of a plant

 

Luke 6:43-45 NAS 43 For there is no good tree which produces bad fruit, nor, on the other hand, a bad tree which produces good fruit.  44 "For each tree is known by its own fruit. For men do not gather figs from thorns, nor do they pick grapes from a briar bush.  45 "The good man out of the good treasure of his heart brings forth what is good; and the evil man out of the evil treasure brings forth what is evil; for his mouth speaks from that which fills his heart.

Matthew 12:33-37 NAS 33 "Either make the tree good and its fruit good, or make the tree bad and its fruit bad; for the tree is known by its fruit.  34 "You brood of vipers, how can you, being evil, speak what is good? For the mouth speaks out of that which fills the heart.  35 "The good man brings out of his good treasure what is good; and the evil man brings out of his evil treasure what is evil.  36 "But I tell you that every careless (KJV idle) word that people speak, they shall give an accounting for it in the day of judgment.  37 "For by your words you will be justified, and by your words you will be condemned."

Look at the Fruit

It’s not hard or super spiritual

Just look at the fruit

 

Not to beat yourself up but to stop allowing it.

When you stop allowing it the root of the problem stops

James 4:7 NAS Submit therefore to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you.

Final Quest – The demonic army was so large that it stretched as far as I could see. It was separated into divisions, with each carrying a different banner. The foremost divisions marched under the banners of Pride, Self-Righteousness, Respectability, Selfish Ambition, Unrighteous Judgment, and Jealousy.

The most shocking part of this vision was that this horde was not riding on horses, but primarily on Christians! Most of them were well-dressed, respectable, and had the appearance of being refined and educated, but there also seemed to be representatives from almost every walk of life. While these people professed Christian truths in order to appease their consciences, they lived their lives in agreement with the powers of darkness. As they agreed with those powers, their assigned demons grew and more easily directed their actions. Many of these believers were host to more than one demon, but one of the demons would clearly be in charge.

I noted that the demons were riding on these Christians, but were not in them as was the case with non-Christians.

It was obvious that these believers had only to stop agreeing with their demons in order to get free of them. For example, if the Christian on whom a demon of Jealousy was riding just started to question the jealousy, that demon would weaken very fast. When this happened, the weakened demon would cry out and the leader of the division would direct all the demons around that Christian to attack him until the jealousy would build up on him again. If this did not work, the demons would begin quoting Scriptures, perverting them in a way that would justify the bitterness, accusations, or other satanic influences they were spreading.

 

God will allow us to go through dry seasons to see what fruit comes out then.

  • Luke 23:27-31 NAS 27 And following Him was a large crowd of the people, and of women who were mourning and lamenting Him. 28 But Jesus turning to them said, "Daughters of Jerusalem, stop weeping for Me, but weep for yourselves and for your children.  29 "For behold, the days are coming when they will say, 'Blessed are the barren, and the wombs that never bore, and the breasts that never nursed.'  30 "Then they will begin to say to the mountains, ‘fall on us,’ and to the hills, ‘cover us.’ 31 "For if they do these things when the tree is green, what will happen when it is dry?"

 

Matthew 15:11 NAS It is not what enters into the mouth that defiles the man, but what proceeds out of the mouth, this defiles the man.

  • Defile (Strong’s) to make or consider profane: KJV - call common, defile, pollute, unclean.

$$ fresh water & bad water come out of the same

No manifestation no reaction

No predetermined response from me

Thankful for parents

Matthew 3:10 NAS The axe is already laid at the root of the trees; therefore every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire.

 

Psalms 1:1-3 NAS 1 How blessed is the man who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked, Nor stand in the path of sinners, Nor sit in the seat of scoffers! 2 But his delight is in the law of the Lord, And in His law he meditates day and night. 3 He will be like a tree firmly planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in its season And its leaf does not wither; And in whatever he does, he prospers.