torsdag 10. november 2016

It is about fruit that gives life

Three weeks ago I wrote that holiness is about reproduction,  and some days later about the dream about fruit in abundance. Both reflections point towards the great possibility and quality of the fruit Solomon describes:

The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life
Proverbs 11:30
A tree of life is synonym with eternal life (1). The fruit of a life lived in intimate relationship with the Holy Spirit, is to communicate eternal life to others. Then we really start talking about producing ‘fruit in keeping with repentance (2).

I have met people who are like a “tree of life” in the world. 

Last week I had the honour of being present at the funeral of Pavel Ivanovitch Bukalov (picture). He was that kind of tree. In the large congregation of 2-300 people, many were a direct fruit of Pavel’s passion to see people saved. In addition I know many who today are spread all over the world, whom Pavel by God’s grace has led to eternal life and who looks upon him as their spiritual father.

More than ever the world needs people whose fruit is a tree of life.

‘Manna’ for today:

The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life
(1) Gen 3:24
(2) Matt 3:8

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