BEING FRUITFUL & PRODUCTIVE (PART 1)

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INTRODUCTION
God is interested in helping you lead a better life. When the Holy Spirit comes to live inside you, He will turn your wilderness into a fruitful; water will spring up from your desert. You will experience productivity and growth in every area of your life. You will move forward. There will be a bursting forth on your right and on your left.

In this series we would be looking at how to be fruitful and productive as a child of God.

IT BEGINS WITH THE HOLY SPIRIT
In Isaiah 44:2-4, “Thus saith the Lord that made thee, and formed thee from the womb, which will help thee; Fear not, O Jacob, my servant; and thou, Jesurun, whom I have chosen. For I will pour water upon him that is thirsty, and floods upon the dry ground; I will pour my spirit upon thy seed, and my blessing upon thine offspring; And they shall spring up as amongst the grass, as willows by the water courses”

In the scripture above “Water” in verse 3 of Isaiah 44 refers to the Holy Spirit. When you thirst for the fullness of the Holy Spirit, you can receive it. God said He would pour out His Spirit upon your seed, and His blessing upon your offspring. These underlined words do not only refer to your children. Your seed is anything that proceeds from you! Your thoughts, your ideas, your job and your money are all your seed, because they represent you.

When God pours His Spirit upon your seed you will become more productive than ever before. Thy will spring up as the grass in well-watered fields and as willows by the watercourses. No wonder the Lord Jesus said, “If any believeth on me, as the scriptures hath said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water” (John 7:37-38).

Jesus said, “Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruits of itself except it abides in the vine; no more can ye, except ye abide in me. I am the vine, ye are the branches. He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing” (John 15: 4-5)

The scripture above lets us know that we have been pre-destined and ordained to be fruitful because we are connected to Him.
For a branch to keep producing fruits as it should, it must remain connected to the Vine. Likewise, you must be connected to the Lord if you desire to bear fruit continually.

And this what the Holy Spirit helps you achieve; He makes you continually fruitful (Isa 32: 15)

He not only makes you productive, He also causes your productive life to affect others positively. If rivers of living water will flow out of your belly, surely they must affect you and those around you. When the Spirit comes, He turns your wilderness into a fruitful field and your fruitful field into a forest.

This is the reason why you must speak in tongues a lot. The Holy Spirit causes you to prosper. He expands your mind, your vision and shows you steps you should take to be productive in all you do.

In the coming service we will look at things you are enabled by the Holy Spirit to do to live a fruitful and productive life.

CONCLUSION
1. The Holy Spirit lives in you to make you fruitful (Isa 32:15)
2. Every Christian has been ordained to be productive and fruitful continually (John 15:15)

ACTION POINT
1. Recognize that you have been called to be fruitful and productive in all you do so walk with that consciousness in all you do. Refuse to accept stagnation in any area of your life.
2. Measure your growth and productivity from time to time; this way you are pruning for more growth and fruitfulness. (Isa 32:15)
3. Stir up the gift in you always. Speak in tongues intensely and regularly. As you do the Holy Spirit will cause you to pour forth more ideas, see more opportunities and walk in greater abilities for increased productivity in your life.

THE BENEFITS OF PARTNERSHIP

• Your partnership avails you the opportunity to partake of the unique grace of God on our ministry: As you give, God is able to make all grace (every favor and earthly blessing) come to you in abundance, so that you may always and under all circumstances and whatever the need be self-sufficient [possessing enough to require no aid or support and furnished in abundance for every good work and charitable donation]…And [God] Who provides seed for the sower and bread for eating will also provide and multiply your [resources for]sowing and increase the fruits of your righteousness which manifests itself in active goodness, kindness, and charity (2 Corinthians 9:8-10 (AMP)

• God’s number one business
Partnership gives you the opportunity to participate in God’s number one business which is soul winning; ensuring the gospel reaches all nook & crannies; and the uttermost parts of the earth. (Prov. 11:30)

• First beneficiary: Your partnership is like an insurance policy, a lifeline you can draw on in times of need because he who waters shall in turn be watered. (Prov. 11: 25)

A partner gains wisdom from God, you become uncommonly intelligent and are delivered from unnecessary troubles (Prov. 11:30, Prov. 11:9)

Your partnership participation places you in a position of untold blessings, as we pray for you daily.
A partner multiplies his money. (Prov. 11 :24)

• ?Influencing and affecting lives: Through partnership you are influencing and affecting lives in places where you can’t physically be present with the glorious gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ.

• Give hope to the hopeless : A partner gives hope to the hopeless via our flagship programs – Atmosphere for Miracles, Atmosphere for Faith & Pastor Chris Teaching.

• A Partner Minister : A partner is a minister, taking God’s presence directly to homes and becomes a tree of life, you become a giver of life. (Prov. 11:30)

• A Partner takes part in evangelism: partnership is an opportunity to take part in evangelism even in today’s ever busy world; therefore making it easy to reach others with the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ with our finances.

THE VARIOUS PARTNERSHIP ARMS
1. HEALING SCHOOL is the arm of our ministry that takes salvation, healing and message of health to the nations of the world demonstrating the character of the spirit, showing his liquid love to many that are oppressed of the devil.

2. LTM is our ministry arm that gives us the opportunity to sponsor our flagship programs and Pastor Chris teachings through local stations all over the world.

3. LWTVUK is a unique satellite TV station in the United Kingdom that broadcast Christian programs through the satellite network and also enables internet online streaming.

4. LWPLUS is another partnership arm that gives us the stage for global impact through networking the world with the knowledge of God’s word via television and internet making the gospel accessible to millions all over the world.

5. INNER CITY MISSION is our ministry arm that defines the love of the master in its fullness, they take care of indigent children, through feeding, shelter, education and most importantly train them in the way of the Lord.

6. INTERNET MULTIMEDIA is our partnership arm that provides the medium through which the gospel reaches millions through the internet, satellite, mobile platforms. They host various ministry programs and they are responsible for the live streaming of our man of God, Pastor Chris.

7. INTERNATIONAL MISSIONS is an arm of the ministry that runs with the mandate to spread the gospel to the nations of the world, filling them with the knowledge of God’s word as the waters cover the sea.

8. CAMPUS MINISTRY is a dynamic partnership arm of the ministry on a mission to reachout to many in the tertiary institution over the world. The impact of this arm has produced many campus chapters all over the world.

9. BIBLE SPONSORSHIP is an arm that provides the opportunity for us to distribute free copies of the Rhapsody of Realities bibles to souls won during outreaches such as new converts, first timers, inmates and now, we include hotels, media houses, government offices and so on are now beneficiaries.

10. RADIO SPONSORSHIP is an arm that spreads the gospel and messages of our ministry through the radio all over the world.

11. REACHOUT NIGERIA is an arm for the unique opportunity to sponsor million copies of our No.1 daily devotional(ROR) during the Independence day with various community projects to celebrate the spirit of patriotism.

12. RHAPSODY OF REALITIES LOCAL OR INTERNATIONAL provides opportunity to distribute million copies of our daily devotion free to many both on the local and international platform, this platform has brought about testimonies from all over the world.

13. URBAN IMPACT is a special initiative of our zone which gives us the platform to cater for children of the inner cities in our immediate environment.

14. YOOKOS is a social platform that gives millions around the world the rare opportunity to connect and follow our man of God for prayers, inspirational posts and daily confessions for spiritual development.

15. GLOBAL MEDIA is an arm for the sponsorship of our media equipment and maintenance of our media facilities.

16. EVERYONE-A-PARTNER is a unique partnership initiative of our zone which gives opportunity for every individual to give a minimum of N1000 monthly.

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