Do You Want to Experience an Abundant and Fruitful Christian Life?
(7) And the children of Israel were fruitful, and increased abundantly, and multiplied, and waxed exceeding mighty; and the land was filled with them.
In this passage of Scripture, we see that Joseph, the son of Israel had just died, and the Israelites were prospering in the land of Egypt. Verse seven of Exodus chapter one gives us a picture of what this time was like.
The Bible says that “the children of Israel were fruitful…” During this time of prosperity, Israel produced much spiritual and physical fruit. In lieu of the fruitfulness of the Israelites was the fact that they “increased abundantly, and multiplied.” That ought to be the way the local church works, my friend.
Christians ought to go soul-winning, which produces spiritual fruit according to Proverbs 11:30. If someone gets saved, we have a responsibility to disciple that person. Then, we send that person out so that they can win someone to Christ and disciple someone else. Before you know it, the local church could double or triple in size! What a blessing! The Israelites experienced this during the early years they were in Egypt. They remained faithful to the Lord God of Heaven (in the New Testament, this would mean being faithful to the local church), they were fruitful, and as a result that increased abundantly. Praise God!
Now, here’s the hard part. Are you experiencing a lack of fruitfulness and abundance in your Christian life? If so, it’s time to get right with God. Oftentimes, sin holds us back from what we need (and want) to do for God.
Will you make a commitment to get right with God this morning, and determine in your heart to remain faithful to the Lord and His Work? Will you commit to asking God to increase your faithfulness to His Church and in fellowship with other believers, that you may abound in the love and fullness of God? Most of all, will you ask God to give you a greater burden for lost souls, that they might be saved, and that God’s People can increase abundantly?