Yesterday I was in praying in the house of the prophet Timothy Snodgrass, and as I was looking out his back window I noticed his olive tree bearing new fruit. The Lord spoke to me and said, “Go take a closer look at the olive tree.” When I stood next to it I noticed that there were some branches that were growing but had no fruit, while other branches were loaded with new fruit.
The Lord spoke to me very plainly and said, “Now is the time to cut all the branches that do not bear fruit.” I knew in the kingdom of God the timing of the event is many times more important than what the event is. What the Lord was clearly saying is now is the perfect time to cut off non-fruit bearing branches because it will not affect the tree or hurt anything. Just the dead branch will be gone and it will not be drawing from the root unnecessary growth.
I believe that this prophetic word is for all of us. If you’re a schoolteacher, a manager at a company, a pastor of a church, a father of the family, and any other type of leader ~ the Lord is saying this is the moment and the time to stop all unnecessary activity that is drawing from you good growth.
When we allow wasted activity to occur in our organizations we can actually cause the death of our own organization by allowing these wasted activities to draw from the financial prosperity of everybody. When God gives His eloquent and timely word He is such a gentleman that He gives you the perfect timing to cut things off when it will cause the least amount of disturbance within the organization. This is the blessing and wonder of God and His ways.
If you have been attending our services at “A Place To Meet Jesus” you know I have been teaching about the ways of God, because understanding His ways is understanding His wisdom over your life. When you learn to understand how God operates, then you are brought into complete perfection in everything in your life and family. God desires for your life to be prosperous every single day. That means every day is better than the previous day. It’s amazing how this happens when you hear and listen to the still small voice of God that He is speaking to you.
You can test this voice right now by asking the Lord about every activity that you are involved in, and by looking at the activity to see if it bears fruit. I did this myself. I looked at the Monday morning blog and saw that it was not bearing good fruit so I cut it off! Follow my example and look at each thing you do and look at the fruit that comes from that activity. See if it is bearing really good fruit to your life, your organization, your ministry, or whatever activity you’re doing.
Don’t allow the voice of tradition to tell you, “But that’s the way it’s done and that’s the way it’s always going to be done.” That is the voice of death! Moses said there are two pathways before you ~ life and death ~ and he said to choose life.