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THE PRUNING OF THE BELIEVER

In a Christian’s life, the pruning period serves as a time of preparation for spiritual growth and maturation. Jesus Christ used a tree as an analogy for the growth of a believer, indicating that in order to mature perfectly, a believer must go through the pruning process.

Easy-to-Read Version John 15:1-2 Jesus said, “I am the true vine, and my Father is the gardener. He cuts off every branch of mine that does not produce fruit. He also trims every branch that produces fruit to prepare it to produce even more.

As we continue to spend time in his presence with a humble attitude, He the Lord undoubtedly works on us to achieve perfection since we are required to bear the fruits of righteousness. Through his word, he removes whatever that prevents us from continuously being flawless.

The word of God is like a cutlass, constantly working in our field, removing undesirable elements from our lives so that the seeds of righteousness that God has sowed in our lives will grow and germinate correctly.

You cannot ignore the pruning step or procedure if you wish to achieve perfection or progress spiritually.

The pruning step is brought about by God’s word. The word of God is the pruning tool that God employs.

John 15:3 You have already been prepared to produce more fruit by the teaching I have given you.

He stated that we are prepared because of the message He provides us.

The word of God may come to you in several forms, such as reprimand, reproach, reprove, correction, or encouragement, all to help you achieve perfection in Christ Jesus.

You will grow if you remain humble and allow God’s message to take root in your heart on a daily or ongoing basis.

That is why the Lord has sent His ministers to work in our lives; God talks to us through them and assures us that we will be whole.

Ephesians 4:11-13 And that same Christ gave these gifts to people: He made some to be apostles, some to be prophets, some to go and tell the Good News, and some to care for and teach God’s people. Christ gave these gifts to prepare God’s holy people for the work of serving, to make the body of Christ stronger. This work must continue until we are all joined together in what we believe and in what we know about the Son of God. Our goal is to become like a full-grown man—to look just like Christ and have all his perfection.

It’s not always easy during the pruning period, but if you truly keep God’s word, you will grow and become a very strong Christian. God wants to remove the small things that make you unclean, such as fornication, mustarbation, unholiness, and iniquity, until you become perfect. This is very important because we have pastors who preach or do deliverance but they failed the pruning process, so they couldn’t finish the race, and some couldn’t even touch the dimensions God had wanted them to touch because they were dressed in filthy garments.

Allow God to work on your life via His ministers; the truth taught to you may be difficult, but if you take it to heart and work towards it, the Lord will be pleased because you are changing for the better.

Easy-to-Read Version 2 Timothy 3:16-17 All Scripture is given by God. And all Scripture is useful for teaching and for showing people what is wrong in their lives. It is useful for correcting faults and teaching the right way to live. Using the Scriptures, those who serve God will be prepared and will have everything they need to do every good work.

Never question what is true in your heart; if you are still fighting with anything that is preventing you from growing or passing through the pruning stage, ask God to aid you so that it will leave your life.

Ephesians 5:3-11

[3]But fornication, and all uncleanness, or covetousness, let it not be once named among you, as becometh saints;

[4]Neither filthiness, nor foolish talking, nor jesting, which are not convenient: but rather giving of thanks.

[5]For this ye know, that no whoremonger, nor unclean person, nor covetous man, who is an idolater, hath any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and of God.

[6]Let no man deceive you with vain words: for because of these things cometh the wrath of God upon the children of disobedience.

[7]Be not ye therefore partakers with them.

[8]For ye were sometimes darkness, but now are ye light in the Lord: walk as children of light:

[9](For the fruit of the Spirit is in all goodness and righteousness and truth;)

[10]Proving what is acceptable unto the Lord.

[11]And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them.

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