Bear fruit. The fruit tree supposed to bear fruit, but you can't unless you are praying in the spirit.
Walk in the spirit. When the fig tree did not bear fruit. Jesus said cut it down. But the owner said give me one more year. You have one more year to produce good fruit. Look at God a God of another chance and another chance. A God that is slow to anger. A God that is not slack on His promises. What employer would give you a year off and still pay you still feed you still cloth you still protect you. Still love you. God want surprise you with a pink slip He will always give you time to get yourself together. He told the people of Nineveh to get it right or he'll be b-back. He told His chosen people turn from your wicked ways and He would heal the Land. A God of another chance. A God of not just justice but full of Grace and mercy. He will give you time because..
Somethings have to fall off. Take up your cross daily. God will give your spirit time to overcome the flesh.
You are in a battle and it's not with your neighbor. Not with your husband. It's a battle within.
That's why we say Lord lead me not into temptation. Because if I get to the point. I may not can turn around.
Lord please don't let THE bank teller give me to money. Lord please don't let Denzile call me. Don't let byonce call me. Don't let my friend call me and invite me to the party.
Paul said when I want to do right. I don't because pleasure is always there. And sin feel good for a while.
But what is good to you may not be good for you.
Paul said who is going to help me.
The holy spirit is my helper.
Because I can't be in this same position next year. I must bear fruit or I will be cut off. From the power of God. Living with no power.
I first must believe I have the spirit.
I must depend on the spirit.
I must submit to the spirit.
I must remember I am fighting from victor. Not for victory. So I don't panic and bear bad fruit.
To God Be Glory
Rev. Antonio Thomas