Wayne Bechtol - Milltown II Convention - Morning Meeting, Friday, August 20, 2004

Hymn 158, “Just As I Am”

 

(Prayer)

 

Hymn 229, “The Still, Small Voice”

 

Isaiah 53:2, grow us as a tender plant.  Jesus was born into this world as a fruit and would produce something that we’re apart of.  He grew up among all the hardships - yet He remained kind, loving, and forgiving.  He was 100% human and 100% divine.  Share kindness and love to those who misunderstand (or that have misunderstood) Him.  It gives us the hope and understanding today that we can yield to God and share our fruitful spirit with others. 

How does one remain green in a land that is dry?  Jesus had the river (the tree) of life growing within His heart.  He didn’t trust in Himself, but He trusted in His Father.  He shared the words of His Father - not of His own.  He didn’t find peace by His surroundings, but by trusting in His Father; yielding to His Father and speaking His words. 

Jeremiah – a secret where we can prosper…Jeremiah 17:5 and 7-8 (blessing).  Separate from the world – we’ll know blessing.  Cling to the world and we’ll know cursing.  When we face fiery obstacles, it’s important that we remain giving, loving, forgiving, etc. 

Be more fruitful.  Be separated from what is in the world by having our roots go down in meditation and we’ll remain fruitful, kind, and truthful. 

In Revelations, the Tree of Life is producing fruit every month.  God controls the (our) atmosphere of our heart.  We will then know how to prosper.  Allow Him to give us the tools so we can produce God’s spirit within.