Your daily devotional by Dag Heward-Mills (25th December, 2015)

Posted: December 25, 2015 in Bible, Devotional, Public Speaking, Quiet Time, Religion
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December 25, 2015

REAL CHRISTIANS

Dag Heward-Mills

READ: Matthew 7:15-23

Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them.

Matthew 7:20

Years ago, we had a patient in the Gynaecology Department of the hospital in Accra, where I was working. When she was medically examined, we discovered that this “woman” was really a man! We found “her” to have male reproductive organs. So in spite of what “she” looked like on the outside, “she” could never bear children; “she” was not real – “she” was a “he”!

This explains why some people cannot bear fruits. They are not real Christians. We can distinguish genuine Christians from counterfeit Christians by looking at their fruit! If, by your spiritual activity, others just like you are brought to the Lord and discipled, then this fruit you are bearing shows you are for real! However, if you have no converts to show for your Christianity, then you are not genuine. No wonder some so-called Christians are not even interested in the Bible or the things of God. Their only response to the pastor’s sermon is one big yawn!

If something good has really happened to change your life, you will joyfully go about telling others. No one will have to urge you on; it just happens naturally. Real Christianity takes place outside church after Sundays. Each weekday must have its share of prayer, worship, Bible reading and labouring for the Lord. So if you have always comforted yourself with the fact that you go to church on Sundays, then I’m afraid I must discomfort you! Church membership does not prove you are a genuine Christian at all! Show by your fruit that you are a real, committed Christian.

Credit: Dag Heward-Mills

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