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fruit is essential

it indicates belief and the heart

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And if any man hear my words, and believe not [does not obey them WU], I judge him not: for I came not to judge the world, but to save the world. He that rejecteth me, and receiveth [accepts WU] not my words, hath one that judgeth him: the word that I have spoken, the same shall judge him in [at WU] the last day. For I have not spoken of myself [on my own WU]; but the Father which sent me, he gave me a commandment [commanded me WU], what I should say, and what I should speak [how to say it WU]. Jh 12:44-50 You can’t have Jesus and not keep His words, principles. (Click gold Scripture references for Principle Interrelations)

And now also the axe is laid unto the root of the trees: therefore every tree which bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire. Mat 3:10 Words of John the Baptist.

I am the true vine, and my Father is the husbandman [gardener WU]. Every branch in me that beareth not fruit he taketh away: and every branch that beareth fruit, he purgeth it [prunes], that it may bring forth more fruit. Now ye are clean through the word which I have spoken unto you. Abide [remain] in me, and I [will remain WU] in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of [by] itself, except [unless] it abide in the vine; no more [so neither] 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. If a man abide not in me, he is cast forth [thrown out WU] as a branch, and is withered; and men gather them, and cast them into the fire, and they are burned. If ye abide [remain] in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will [desire], and it shall be done unto [for] you. Herein [by this WU] is my Father glorified, that ye bear much fruit; so shall ye [show yourselves to WU] be my disciples. As the Father hath loved me, so have I loved you: continue ye [remain] in my love. Jh 15:1-9 If we do not bear fruit we will be cut off, and will not remain in God's love.

Therefore say I unto you, The kingdom of God shall be taken from you, and given to a nation [people WU] bringing forth [that will produce WU] the fruits thereof. Mat 21:43 All Christians bear fruit; if you don’t really believe you won’t bear fruit; if you do believe you will bear fruit.

When the Son of man shall come in his glory, and all the holy angels with him, then shall he sit upon the throne of his glory: And before him shall be gathered all nations: and he shall separate them [the people WU] one from another, as a shepherd divideth his sheep from the goats: And he shall set the sheep on his right hand, but the goats on the left. Then shall the King say unto them on his right hand, Come, ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from [since WU] the foundation of the world: For I was an hungred [hungry], and ye gave me meat [food]: I was thirsty, and ye gave me drink: I was a stranger, and ye took me in: Naked, and ye clothed me: I was sick, and ye visited me: I was in prison, and ye came unto [to visit WU] me. Then shall the righteous answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee an hungred, and fed thee? or thirsty, and gave thee drink? When saw we thee a stranger, and took thee in? or naked, and clothed thee? Or when saw we thee sick, or in prison, and came unto thee? And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily [most assuredly] I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me. Then shall he say also unto them on the left hand, Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels: For I was an hungred, and ye gave me no meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me no drink: I was a stranger, and ye took me not in: naked, and ye clothed me not: sick, and in prison, and ye visited me not. Then shall they also answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee an hungred, or athirst, or a stranger, or naked, or sick, or in prison, and did not minister unto [help] thee? Then shall he answer them, saying, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye did it not to one of the least of these, ye did it not to me. And these shall go away into everlasting punishment: but the righteous into life eternal. Mat 25:1-46 One of three passages in the chapter showing that he who is not faithful in bearing fruit at the end will be condemned. He who does bear fruit will be welcomed by the Lord and rewarded.

And he went out about the third hour, and saw others standing idle in the marketplace, And said unto them; Go ye also into the vineyard, and whatsoever is right I will give you. Mat 20:3-4 The Lord wants to put us to work, and then reward us.

For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? Or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul? Whosoever therefore shall be ashamed of me and of my words in this adulterous and sinful generation; of him also shall the Son of man be ashamed, when he cometh in the glory of his Father with the holy angels. Mk 8:36-38

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