PRUNING TIME

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HH, Sir Godfrey Gregg D.Div

“Every branch in me that beareth not fruit he taketh away: and every branch that beareth fruit, he purgeth it, that it may bring forth more fruit.” (John 15:2).

Recently I passed a garden. The gardener had just finished his pruning, and the wounds of the knife and saw were just beginning to heal, while the warm April sun was gently nourishing the stricken plant into fresh life and energy.

I thought as I looked at that plant how cruel it would be to begin next week and cut it down. Now, the gardener’s Image result for pruning time"business is to revive and nourish it into life.

Its business is not to die, but to live. So, I thought, it is with the discipline of the soul. It, too, has its dying hour; but it must not be always dying: Rather reckon ourselves to be dead indeed unto sin, but alive unto God through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Death is but a moment. Live, then, ye children of the resurrection, on His glorious life more and more abundantly, and the fullness of your life will repel the intrusion of self and sin, and overcome evil with good, and your existence will be, not the dreary repression of your own struggling, but the springing tide of Christ’s spontaneous overcoming and everlasting life.

There comes a time when you have to cut off some people from your life in order for you to grow or make some form of progress. You do not or must not hate them but in order for you to get to your destiny some form of change has to be made and it starts with you. It is pruning time brethren. Let them go or they will destroy you beyond repair. I can assure you that you will never hear about some of them afterwards. You have to reach your destination within a certain time and you do not have much of that left so act now and do it fast. (Please read THE PILGRIM’S PROGRESS) Just click on the link 

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