Verily, verily, I say unto you, Except a corn of wheat fall into the ground and die, it abideth alone: but if it die, it bringeth forth much fruit.

John 12:24

Much Fruit?

Many little clover seeds fell into the ground of one of the fields that I am privileged to use.  There they died, and as a result, much clover grew back.  Because of that, we were able to harvest a plentiful crop of clover hay [mixed with some other grasses].  Death is necessary for a harvest!  The Lord Jesus Christ said in John 12:24, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Except a corn of wheat fall into the ground and die, it abideth alone: but if it die, it bringeth forth much fruit.”  Spiritually speaking, death is necessary for a harvest too. All believers have a choice; we can remain focused on our selves [self-centeredness] and abide alone, which is a miserable place to live, or we can die to self [our ambitions] and let the Lord of the Harvest bring forth much fruit through our lives.  The key ingredient for much fruit in the realm of farming and service to the Lord is death. If those little clover seeds had not fallen to the ground and died, there would not have been a bumper crop of clover in that field.  The same is true in our spiritual lives.  When we die to self and begin to depend upon the Lord, He is able to bring forth much fruit through our lives!

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