Playing Versus Fruiting

“Moreover, brethren, I would not that ye should be ignorant, how that all our fathers were under the cloud, and all passed through the sea…

But with many of them God was not well pleased: for they were overthrown in the wilderness…

Neither be ye idolaters, as were some of them; as it is written, The people sat down to eat and drink, and rose up to play.”

1 Corinthians 10:1, 5, 7

“Those who do not learn from history will soon become casualties of what killed those who have gone ahead.”

Our text today speaks of our fathers in the faith, who had no fruit to show for all the spiritual experiences they had enjoyed in God. They belonged to the playing company, wasters of grace who, inspite of all the depths they touched in God, God was still not pleased with them because all they did with everything God has privileged them to know and touch was to play.

They sat down to eat, took in of the Word, took down notes, caught revelations, they were taught and discipled but they had nothing to show for it, instead, they rose up to play. May I ask you today saint, what are you doing with all that you are receiving? What do you have to show for all that you have been taught in Church? These men of old were in the playing business, no results or fruits to show.

It is no different today because in every Church, we find two categories of people, those who are playing and those who are fruiting. Those who are playing always have time: time to discourage other believers, time to gossip and slander people, time to be unserious, time to be suspicious of other people, judgmental and critical, time to be unfaithful and uncommitted to God and His work. Truth be told, the reason you have time for what is not is because you are of the playing category in the Church.

Any believer that is not passionately involved in producing results and doing what the Master commands, is already in the captivity of the enemy. How do I know? If you are not being used by God, you are being used by the devil.  Nature abhors vacuum, if you are not busy working for God, you must be busy working for the devil; it is impossible to be neutral. It is time to get busy! We are called to work, JESUS chose you and I to go and bring forth fruits that will abide.

“Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you, and ordained you, that ye should go and bring forth fruit, and that your fruit should remain: that whatsoever ye shall ask of the Father in my name, he may give it you.” John 15:16

God pays labourers, God rewards fruitfulness which is why, until you are busy doing your part, God cannot be committed to playing HIS own part. 

In the natural, the best time to ask your father for something is when you’ve made him very happy. So it is in the spiritual, when you are busy producing results and winning souls, God says “Ask me for anything and I will give it to you.”

Just Do It

  • Answer the question, why am I in Church? One of the fundamental reasons you are in Church is to bear fruits, so get busy on the soul winning field.
  • Decide to make the most of all you have been privileged to receive from God.


  • Father, baptize me with the grace to produce uncommon fruits for You from today, in the Name of JESUS.
  • Let whatever makes for play and unseriousness in me towards the things of God die today.
  • I receive a baptism of passion for lost souls every day of my life, in the Name of JESUS.




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