2021 Year of Fruitfulness
2021 The Year of Fruitfulness
As the year of victory closes and the new year approaches, God revealed that 2021 is the Year of Fruitfulness! Now, whenever God gives a Word, He is giving each one of us an opportunity to tap into what’s possible personally, in our families and in our church.
For this reason, we want to share what we believe to be helpful to your application of His promise. Fruitfulness is about Spirit-inspired productivity in partnership with other believers that brings glory to God and elevates our lives individually and collectively.
First, fruitfulness is based upon our seed; and whenever you think of seed, you should think about multiplication. In the same way that an apple seed does not produce one apple, but rather, innumerable apples, so it is with our seed; it has the potential to produce fruitfulness in multiplication! Your time, talent and treasure are powerful seeds and when they are sown, an abundant harvest arrives. When you set aside time to attend worship, you are sowing a seed. For those who serve during that time, seed is sown.
Biblically, the seed represents a couple of things. 1 Peter 1:23 (NKJ) says, “since you have been born again, not of perishable seed but of imperishable, through the living and abiding word of God.” When we speak God’s Word, God’s creative power is released (Luke 1:37). God has spoken His Word over our church and all its partners. You’ll hear more about this on Sunday, December 27 and New Year’s Eve.
The Bible also tells us that the Kingdom of God is like a seed in Mark 4. You can view that message here. We’ve included a faith declaration that you can say aloud daily over your life and family, with an expectation that the words you speak and obedient action will produce your year of fruitfulness.
Finally, the seed is referenced in Scripture as an offering (your treasure) brought to God. On Thursday, December 31st at 10:00pm, men and families will gather to present themselves and their gift to God as Exodus 34:20 tells us not to appear before God empty-handed. As you prepare for the New Year, it is a good time to consider what you will give, but it is also a good time to give thanks for His promise of fruitfulness in response to your seed.
In these three ways, we are approaching 2021 with a focus on how to steward the seed so that God is pleased and honored and, we are connected in such a way to experience the promised fruitful year. Our prayer is that you will plan now to participate in the principle of seedtime and harvest (Genesis 8:22).
When God spoke Victory2020, He fulfilled it—even under very trying conditions. Now, God has spoken about fruitfulness. He will do it for us if we will do our part. Let’s pursue a deeper connection to God and each other. As Jesus said, “Yes, I am the vine; you are the branches. Those who remain in me, and I in them, will produce much fruit. For apart from me you can do nothing.” (John 15:5 NLT)
We are in expectation for MUCH FRUIT in 2021.
Live for Jesus!
Pastors Trevon and Qwynn Gross