Thursday, October 2, 2008

Fountains of Living Water

Like a scene from Alice in Wonderland, huge rabbits on the attack. These creatures, from a dream I had within the last several months, at first, seemed bizarre. About what was God trying to warn? Although huge in size, these rabbits were easily warded off by my throwing a pillow at them. I asked the Lord what the rabbits signified and I believe He said, "They eat fruit." Immediately, Galatians 5:22-23 flashed through my mind.

"But the fruit of the [Holy] Spirit [the work which His presence within accomplishes] is love, joy (gladness), peace, patience (an even temper, forbearance), kindness, goodness (benevolence), faithfulness, Gentleness (meekness, humility), self-control (self-restraint, continence). Against such things there is no law [that can bring a charge]."

All of us have common struggles and similar testings, therefore sharing my thoughts regarding this dream will be beneficial to all who may read.

Isaiah 37:31 "And the remnant that has survived of the house of Judah shall again take root downward and bear fruit upward."

Luke 8:14 "And as for what fell among the thorns, these are [the people] who hear, but as they go on their way they are choked and suffocated with the anxieties and cares and riches and pleasures of life, and their fruit does not ripen (come to maturity and perfection)."

John 15:16 "You have not chosen Me, but I have chosen you and I have appointed you [I have planted you], that you might go and bear fruit and keep on bearing, and that your fruit may be lasting [that it may remain, abide], so that whatever you ask the Father in My Name [as presenting all that I AM], He may give it to you."

Romans 7:5 "When we were living in the flesh (mere physical lives), the sinful passions that were awakened and aroused up by [what] the Law [makes sin] were constantly operating in our natural powers (in our bodily organs, in the sensitive appetites and wills of the flesh), so that we bore fruit for death

Ephesians 5:8-10 "For once you were darkness, but now you are light in the Lord; walk as children of Light [lead the lives of those native-born to the Light]. For the fruit (the effect, the product) of the Light or the Spirit [consists] in every form of kindly goodness, uprightness of heart, and trueness of life."

Hebrews 12:11 "For the time being no discipline brings joy, but seems grievous and painful; but afterwards it yields a peaceable fruit of righteousness to those who have been trained by it [a harvest of fruit which consists in righteousness--in conformity to God's will in purpose, thought, and action, resulting in right living and right standing with God]."

James 3:18 "And the harvest of righteousness (of conformity to God's will in thought and deed) is [the fruit of the seed] sown in peace by those who work for and make peace [in themselves and in others, that peace which means concord, agreement, and harmony between individuals, with undisturbedness, in a peaceful mind free from fears and agitating passions and moral conflicts]. And try to learn [in your experience] what is pleasing to the Lord [let your lives be constant proofs of what is most acceptable to Him]."

Be mindful of the fruit that the Lord has grown in you for there are many things of this world which will attempt to consume the good fruit that the Lord has ripened in you for His glory!


Livin' Life said...

That there was a good word and I needed to hear that right now. Thanks

I talked to your bro yesterday about your mom. We are still praying for you guys and her health. Josh actually had our Royal Rangers class pray for her. It was wonderful to see these little men gathering around him to lift her up in prayer.

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Crown of Beauty said...

Hi Bellann, I finaly got through your blog and read up on what I've missed. Now on your live traffic feed you'll read Quezon City instead of Chiang Mai. This is the name of my city in Metro Manila. I'm praying for your mom. And thanks for your post today about fruit being eaten. I do need to guard precious fruit, even while I'm on transition to the next level of my journey. Thanks for personally praying for us while we were traveling home. God was with us every step when we needed Him.

Anonymous said...

Fruit eating rabbits... Very good point, though I had higher expectations of rabbits.

Thanks for sharing your vision, the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit.