QUICK RECAP OF LAST WEEK SUNDAY.
Matters of identity consists of:
- Understanding your PAST. ”History”
- To understand your current location. ”Present”. Knowing where you are now.
- Go out and affect the place that you are. Your ”FUTURE”. We are sojourners here on earth[passers-by] and need to leave our footprints behind. Remember, King Solomons advice in Ecclesiastes12 vs 13 and 14, Ecclesiastes11 vs 9 and 10 and also Ecclesiastes 12 vs 1
At Caesarea there was a man named Cornelius, a centurion in what was known as the Italian Regiment. 2 He and all his family were devout and God-fearing; he gave generously to those in need and prayed to God regularly. 3 One day at about three in the afternoon he had a vision. He distinctly saw an angel of God, who came to him and said, “Cornelius!”
4 Cornelius stared at him in fear. “What is it, Lord?” he asked.
The angel answered, “Your prayers and gifts to the poor have come up as a memorial offering before God. 5 Now send men to Joppa to bring back a man named Simon who is called Peter. ACTS 10 VS 1 to5
Here are some ingredients of fruitfulness:
1. For you to be fruitful you have to be committed to God uncompromisingly. You need to be a dead man when you are serving God because nothing is going to shake you when you are a dead man. Nobody can tempt you with anything because it doesn’t make sense, if it isn’t from God
2. You need to harbor the fear of GOD in our hearts; Proverbs 9 vs 10. There are certain things you would not do if you have the fear of God in YOU. The fear of GOD has distilled himself in your spirit man and it doesn’t matter if anyone is watching you because you have the fear of GOD IN YOU
3. It involves your entire family. God expects you to lead your household back to him and to teach your household how to be godly. Genesis 18 vs 18. ‘‘Abraham will surely become a great and powerful nation, and all nations on earth will be blessed through him.”
4. A lifestyle of prayer. Acts 10 vs 2. ‘‘He and all his family were devout and God-fearing; he gave generously to those in need and prayed to God regularly.”