Good morning Family,
Happy Monday. Let’s go ahead a jump into today’s devotional. What an interesting title, huh? This morning, as I was getting dressed for work, I was watching the news, as I always do each morning. However, today, the Holy Spirit urged me to watch an episode of Dr. Tony Evan’s that I had recorded on Sunday.
Dr. Evans is one of favorite spiritual teachers. He breaks the Word of God down so well. He uses wonderful stories, symbols and analogies to teach the bible. Dr. Evans’ message was coming from Ephesians 6:10-18, which speaks about Spirital Ware.
This morning, he was comparing spiritual and physical warfare to a tree. He said, the fruit that grows on the tree is the phyical evidence or manifestation of the spiritual warfare that we experience on the earthly realm, through our five senses, which are taste, smell, touch see and hear. However, the unseen spiritual warfare, is the spiritual warfare that we CANNOT see, taste, feel, touch and hear. The unseen spiritual battles, fought in the heavenly realm, are just like the roots of tree we cannot see.
When we see that the fruit on a tree is bad, almost always, in order to find the problem, we will have to check the tree’s root system.
What foundation is your root planted in? Was good soil used when planting. Has it been watered? Has it received the right amount of the sun.
The Message (MSG)
From the Shadows to the Substance
6-7 My counsel for you is simple and straightforward: Just go ahead with what you’ve been given. You received Christ Jesus, the Master; now live him. You’re deeply rooted in him. You’re well constructed upon him. You know your way around the faith. Now do what you’ve been taught. School’s out; quit studying the subject and start livingit! And let your living spill over into thanksgiving.
One thing I remind people is, “Your fruit will always tell on you.”
How is your fruit looking today? Are people encouraged and nourished by the fruit of your life? Or has your fruit been compromised at the root? Call on the Master of the Trees. If we are Christians, people should know us by our love.
Rev. Marcia Davis