John 15:2 KJB
"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."
Luke 8:14 KJB
"And that which fell among thorns are they, which, when they have heard, go forth, and are choked with cares and riches and pleasures of this life, and bring no fruit to perfection."
Matthew 7:17 KJB
"Even so every good tree brings forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree brings forth evil fruit."
Bearing good fruit means continual growth in faith, purity and good works wrought by God in you through obedience unto His commandment's and precept's taught in the Holy Bible.
Good fruit is goodness.
That same goodness is the salt spoken of in Matthew chapter 5 verse 13:
"Ye are the salt of the earth: but if the salt have lost his savour, wherewith shall it be salted? it is thenceforth good for nothing, but to be cast out, and to be trodden under foot of men."
We must turn our hearts, our thoughts, our desires, our affections, our entire lives from our old self serving ways that loved the world and things in the world to that of serving the Most High and to do His will, not our own anymore. We are to deny ourselves, suffering patiently, having respect of the reward.
Romans 8:18 KJB
"For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us."
1 John 2:15-17 KJB
"15 Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him. 16 For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world. 17 And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof: but he that doeth the will of God abideth for ever."
Some examples/suggestions of bearing good fruit: alms giving, growing in understanding of scripture, growing in faith/confidence in God because you are growing closer to Him by doing His will more and more, doing things less to please yourself and more to please others, reading the word of God more, purifying yourself by strict obedience unto God, preaching the gospel and truths of this world, exhorting your brothers and sisters (in lowliness and not confrontational or contentious) to further good works and understanding of the word and will of God, giving to those who ask, continually forigiving your enemies, spending the wealth God has given you in a frugal manner and to promote His cause, etc., etc., etc.
If any of you desire to spread the truth of Jesus Christ and the Holy Bible and bear good fruit in that way, you can post comments on forums & videos, you can share videos like the one I made on the homepage of this website to do that very thing, you can make your own online ministry and share all that God teaches you, as you me doing here. You can even spray paint your ministry website on every side of your vehicle, you can even go to the corrupted & lukewarm churches and handout pages like the one I made for doing that very thing (The Last Call) to exhort any lost sheep that may be lukewarm or living contrary to God's will.
We should all be trying to please God in all that we do, every day.
So I ask you all, are you living for God and His will, bearing good fruit for Him, or are you living for the yourself and the comforts and pleasures of this world?
1 Corinthians 15:19 KJB
"If in this life only we have hope in Christ, we are of all men most miserable."
Matthew 7:13-14 KJB
"13 Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat: 14 Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few
there be that find it."
Matthew 25:30 KJB
"And cast ye the unprofitable servant into outer darkness: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth."
Matthew 10:39 KJB
"He that findeth his life shall lose it: and he that loseth his life for my sake shall find it."