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Statement of Faith

We believe in:

1. The Holy Trinity, God the Father, God the Son, and the person of the Holy Spirit as one. 1 John 5:7

2. Baptism of the Holy Spirit with the evidence of speaking in tongues. Acts 1:5

3. New testament biblical practices of the Holy communion, washing of the feet, sprinkling of the Blood. John 13:3-8, Acts 19:11-12, John 13:3-8.

4. The manifestation of God's power through signs and wonders, Luke 9:1, 1 Corin 2:4, Isaiah 8:18.

5. The deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, the virgin birth, His sinless life, His miracles, His atoning death through his shed blood, His bodily resurrection, His ascension to the right hand of God, the Father and in His personal return to earth in power and glory.

6. The Infallibility of the Holy Scriptures, the Bible as the final authority in all matters of doctrine, conducts relative to daily living.

7. The administration of spiritual gifts led by the Spirit for the edification of the church of God. 1 Corinthians 12:4-7

8. The personal return of Jesus Christ, the eternal damnation in a literal hell for the wicked and everlasting life with the living God for the righteous.

"Sing and rejoice, O daughter of Zion, for behold i come and I will dwell in your midst, declare the Lord" Zechariah 2:10.

DOZme Women's International Fellowship

Are you needing encouragement or prayers? We have a group of prayer warriors "WHEN WOMEN PRAY" who meet daily to intercede on behalf of the Body of Christ. The Lord of Glory is always in our midst to hear and answer. These women of faith are ready to pray along with you and offer encouragement. If interested in prayers or requesting more information , please email us @ dozmeinternational@gmail.com

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Becoming a Fruit-Bearing Christian

Scripture Text:  John 15:1-8
 by Kemi Olubiyi.

There are two types of  believers in the body of Christ today, the one that bears fruit and the one that does not bear fruit.  Unless you dwell in the presence of God continually and abide in His Son, you will not grow spiritually, its as simple as that.  John 15:1-2  tells us that Jesus is the True Vine and God is the Vine dresser and we are the branches. A branch with a fruit cannot be detached from the vine or tree it grows on, in order to grow or bring forth, it has to be attached or connected to that vine (its source of nutrition), or else it will wither away and die. 

Let's go ahead to define what a Vine is before going futher:

A Vine , according to Dictionary.com  is any plant having a long, slender stem that trails or creeps on the ground or climbs by winding itself about a support or holding fast with tendrils or claspers. It is not like most trees or plants that grow steady on its own, a vine requires some kind of support to lean or climb onto in order to grow well.   Sometimes you see them on structures such as buildings, ladders, fences, etc.  Examples of such flowering plants are grapes, cucumber, kiwi fruit. 
Because of the way these plants grows, it is very important that it is pruned often and that is the job of the vine dresser or farmer who cultivates and prunes the vines as often as necessary. In this text, I believe the type of vine Jesus was referring to here is the "Grapevine" which was very common during biblical times.  We also see how this analogy applies to us, in the sense that Jesus refers to Himself as the True Vine and His Father, the Vine dresser, while we are the branches and ofcourse the fruit we are to bear are the souls won for the kingdom, our good works, and overall service to the Lord.

Believers are the branches connected to our Lord Jesus Christ and God, the Father is the one who takes care of the vine to ensure that the link between us and Christ is not faulty or broken in order for us to mature spiritually, bearing fruit.  However, if we fail to do our own part, we shall be cut off from the source. God forbid!   Jesus puts it simply in verse 2 saying " Every branch in me that does not bear fruit, He (i.e God, the Father) will be cut away and every that branch that does bear fruit, He prunes so that it can bear more fruit. Beloved, we can not just receive the free gift of salvation and just live our lives without impacting the world we live in like Jesus did when He was on earth.  We need to follow in the footsteps of our greatest role model, our Master and Savior.   Our light has to shine in the midst of the darkness in this world so that men can see our good works and God takes the glory.  Matthew 5:16

In verse 2b, it tells us that God cleanses and prunes us (the branches), cutting away things that no longer bear the kind of fruit He desires us to show.  This cutting away, which is the pruning process is usually quite painful.  It could come in form of challenges, storms in our lives which if you are not really a matured believer and spiritually discerning, can be misunderstood for something else happening, but it (pruning) is however, necessary in order for us to grow into fruit bearing christians.  For those believers or christians, who are bearing fruit, He cleanses and often prunes in order for them to bear more richer and excellent fruit.   We need to understand  that our God is progressive and sometimes He needs to trim us as He takes us to higher heights.

Jesus even goes further to state in verse 5, that if we ( believers) are not abiding in Him, bearing fruit, we can do nothing. i.e whatever we lay our hands to do, whatever we aspire to achieve in life, it may not prosper, it may only be a temporary achievement but sooner or later it will not hold because  we are no longer to connected to the Vine, ( The Source).
In verse 6, it also states that if a person does not dwell in Him, he is thrown out like a {broken-off} branch, and withers; such branches are gathered up and thrown into the fire, and they are burned.  Amplified version.   Our goal as believers, once we become born again is to strive to become useful vessels in the hands of God, vessels that He can use in these last days for His glory to accomplish His work on earth  II Tim 2:21, and If we are not doing that,  then He will raise up others in our place who are willing to do His will.  

May the Lord never have cause to give someone else your assignment  in Jesus name.

Our God is such a rewarder of them who truly serve or seek Him Hebrews 11:6, For He promises us in verse 7 of our text that when we bear fruit for Him,we should ask whatever we so desire, whatever we wish and it will be done. This is His promise to every believer who abides in Him and bear fruit and it also confirms that we are His disciples. Beloved, trust the Lord to keep His promise in your life as long as you do your part.

In order to become a fruit-bearing christian or believer, I admonish us today to cultivate a regular habit of spending quality time in studying & meditating on His word, in praise and worship and in prayer.  When we do that , we get to know, love and appreciate Him even more and are able to receive  direction on where He is leading us and also what our assignment in the body of Christ is.
As we do this, His Holy Spirit will give us the grace and ability to bear much fruit in His name and all the glory shall go to our Father in Heaven.


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