PASSION FRUIT

Available All Year Long

 

PASSION "FRUIT"

There are some fruits that are good all year long. There are others that are seasonal and available during certain seasons throughout the year. There is a purple “ passion fruit” that is native to southern Brazil through Paraguay to northern Argentina. It is also widely grown in California. It also comes in other varieties as well. It is a vigorous vine like climbing plant. Pruning is necessary to keep the vine within bounds. It prefers a frost- free environment and they are known to be usually quite tasty.

The vines of Palestine were celebrated for the huge luxurious clusters of grapes they produced. The vine is used often as a metaphor in the Scriptures to represent happiness and peace. The vine is a valuable plant referenced to in both the Old and New Testaments. The first time a vine is mentioned is in Genesis. When Moses sent the twelve spies into the “Promised Land” one of the things that they noticed was, the huge humongous grapes that were growing on the vine. They brought some back as a demonstration to show that “It is a good land that the Lord our God is giving us.” Fruit is used to illustrate many principles throughout the scriptures.

There is a wonderful passion Fruit in particular that I want to focus on, which also comes from the Vine as well. This Fruit is available all year long all throughout the year and its readily available! It is non perishable, nourishing and helps you to grow spiritually healthy. All in all this Vine yields the best passion Fruit possible! In order to become accustomed to the quintessence of this Fruit one must be prepared to get used to painful pruning. Another interesting thing about this Fruit is in order for this Fruit to flourish you must stay connected to the Vine. This Fruit then naturally becomes manifested in one’s life when they are connected to the Vine.

Webster defines Passion; an intense driving, or overmastering feeling or conviction. Ardent affection; strong liking or desire towards the object or activity. The Passion of Christ is known as the sufferings the night of His Last Supper and up until the time before His death. This was a time of intense prayer, meditation and suffering that displayed His passion for what lie ahead!

In order to become successful spiritually, personally as well as professionally one must have a passion for whatever it is they are doing! This is also where your motivation comes from. To persevere through the pruning or whatever other obstacles arise you will emerge victoriously.

To acquire this particular passion Fruit I spoke of earlier you must first have a sincere desire to stay connected to the Vine. Jesus Christ is that Vine! John says “I am the true Vine, and my Father is the Gardener. He cuts off every branch in Me that bears no fruit, while every branch that does bear fruit He prunes, so that it will be even more fruitful." Here is what The Word of God says about this passion Fruit; “But the Fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control..." Galatians 5 " O taste and see that the Lord is good, Blessed is the man that trusts in HIM.” Psalm 34

 

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BkCreative 7 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City

Lovely analogy here. I especially like the idea of pruning but staying connected to the vine.

I need these reminders every now and then.

Thank you!


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creativeone59 7 years ago from Gold Canyon, Arizona

Thanks for a very uplighting spiritual hub, Godspeed to you.

creativeone59


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Gicky Soriano 7 years ago from California

A truly wonderful and creative hub that I believe will bear much fruit! I pray that our great Gardener continues to tend to his fruitful vine that we may be passionately productive in season and out of season - all year long!


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DeBorrah K. Ogans 7 years ago Author

BKCreative,

Thank you for stopping by! I agree; we all can use a reminder every now and then.

I continue to enjoy your creative and healthy hubs as well!

Blesssings


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no body 7 years ago from Rochester, New York

great Hub Deb. I love your work. It is always a blessing.


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DeBorrah K. Ogans 7 years ago Author

Creativeone59,

Thank you for stopping by,

Blessings


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DeBorrah K. Ogans 7 years ago Author

Gicky Soriano,

Thank your for visiting. Yes, let's continue to be "passionately productive in season and out of season..."

Blessings


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DeBorrah K. Ogans 7 years ago Author

No body,

Thank you for visiting you are always welcome!

Blessings


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Lady_E 7 years ago from London, UK

Thanks for another encouraging Word for today. May God help us to continually abide in the Vine as sometimes due to cares/pressures of life - its easy to shift focus and then lose connection. God Bless.

Regards, E.


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DeBorrah K. Ogans 7 years ago Author

Lady E

Thank you! Be encouraged and just know a simple unspoken "Lord Help" keeps one connected. The pressures are to draw you even closer, cultivate patience or perhaps maybe a little pruning? Come again your visits are always welcome...

Blessings


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skye2day 7 years ago from Rocky Mountains

Deborrah, Hi sister. This hub is Glorious. The HS is moving on you girlfriend. We will know them by their fruits. When the HS is the author behind the fingers that type it is like the wind blowing through the tree's to reach many by way of screen. Pretty Awesome. You keep planting Deborrah. You are inspired for sure. I think it is so precious that there are many seed planters on hubb pages. God is doing a mighty work.

Thank you for your encouraging words on my hub. I know God was answering me. I was feeling a bit insecure and your comment settled the matter. The enemy was trying to sneak in and be his lying nature. I know better. I am a works in progress. God is so wonderful how he speaks to us.

Alleluia! We have the armor! I am linking your hub to my email buds. It is inspiring and the words flow like the living running water.

Blessings Galore and More.


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Resolver2009 7 years ago from Bournemouth, UK / Oslo, Norway

Well written DeBorrah. A fine piece of work. Passionate.


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DeBorrah K. Ogans 7 years ago Author

Skye2Day

Bless you my sister! Yes we will know them by their fruits! God is so GOOD it makes all the difference in the world when you know that He knows your heart! God has got everything under His control! I am enjoying hub pages as well. It is a wonderful place to plant seeds for God’s Kingdom!

You are quite welcome. The feeling is mutual I am quite inspired by your Great hubs! When the Holy Spirit puts something on our heart we must go with it. Not quench the spirit. We just never know who it will touch. The enemy will continue to lie that is the best he can do. He won’t get the victory here. PRAISE GOD for the ARMOR! HIS SHIELD of FAITH WILL QUENCH ALL the fiery darts! Keep looking up to HIS wonderful magnificent sky is a reminder that HE is with us where we are and wherever we go! HALLELUJAH! Thank you for visiting

Blessings!


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Philipo 7 years ago from Nigeria

Nice information. God indeed gave much including fruits to mankind. I love the front picture. Thanks.


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DeBorrah K. Ogans 7 years ago Author

Resolver2009,

Thank you for your kind words.

Blessings


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jesusmyjoy 7 years ago from Bucyrus Ohio

Wonderful hub..we have a pair tree, last year it flourished..this year it did'nt do to much..maybe they need resting time, i have noticed here in ohio, one year when the farmers plant they will plant in the field corn..then the next year beans then the next year corn again..i wonder if that helps the dirt ....


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DeBorrah K. Ogans 7 years ago Author

Philipo,

Thank you for taking the time to stop by. Iam glad you enjoyed the picture as well.

Blessings


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DeBorrah K. Ogans 7 years ago Author

jesusmyjoy

It is always a pleasure to have you visit.

Do all you can to help that pear tree flourish one again. I pray that as it does the Lord restores all that you need as well.

Blessings


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morewrite 7 years ago

DeBorrah, this are great encouraging words.

I myself believe in perseverance. I also believe in staying strong and never giving up no matter what comes towards you. God puts many tests in our lives to help us become stronger, I have endured many tests throughout my life and will always continue on up holding the name of the Lord Jesus Christ for he is the light at the end of the tunnel. We need to continue following it until we truely find our passion fruit... (His word)

God bless...Have a great day!....


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DeBorrah K. Ogans 7 years ago Author

Morewrite, God does allow tests in our lives. But it is during those tests we must keep in mind that He is always near, waiting for us to reach out to Him. Therefore daily we ask to be filled by His precious Holy Spirit; HIS Comforter!

Yes, you are right there is Always Light at the end of the tunnel. "His Word is a Lamp unto our feet and a Light unto our path..." It has been a pleasure! We must always remember; He is LIGHT and He has promised to "Never leave nor forsake us." Thank you for your wonderful comments. Please come again. Blessings!


Zenani 6 years ago

Beautiful. There by the grace of God go I. I have gone through the season of being pruned and one time, real pruning but in looking back, it was from then that I bore the best fruit. Wonderful analogy there and great uplifting Hub. Now I await each season of pruning with expectation instead of dread for the Father is not only merciful He is gracious.


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DeBorrah K. Ogans 6 years ago Author

Zenani, Thank You! Pruning can be painful, but what marvelous benefits it yields! Your Fruit is stronger, richer and .... God truly is AWESOME! His promises are true! He will work ALL things together for the GOOD when you Love HIM!

Thank You for sharing your wise and inspiring comments. Thank you as well for taking the time to visit and please do come again, Blessings!


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habee 6 years ago from Georgia

LOVE the pruning analogy! I guess I've never thought of our struggles that way, but it's certainly aprapos! Inspring hub, Deb.


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DeBorrah K. Ogans 6 years ago Author

Habee, Thank you! I am so glad that you were inspired! As always, Thank you so much for stoppping by, Blessings to you and yours!


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stars439 5 years ago from Louisiana, The Magnolia and Pelican State.

A very lovely hub. My father use to grow grape vines, but a freeze killed the vines. Grape vines are a real joy to grow, but they sure do attract a lot of bees. God Bless you dear heart. A wonderful enjoyable hub. Beautiful pictures and photographs.


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DeBorrah K. Ogans 5 years ago Author

Stars, Thank YOU! So glad you enjoyed this! Be encouraged! God Bless ALL of you!

In HIS Love, Grace, Joy, Peace & Blessings!


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CMerritt 5 years ago from Pendleton, Indiana

Kind of late getting around to this one, but WOW! great job and analogy.

Thumbs up!

:)


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DeBorrah K. Ogans 5 years ago Author

CMerritt, Great! Thank you for stopping by to share! Please do come again! In HIS Love, Grace, Joy, Peace & Blessings!


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sweetie1 5 years ago from India

Hi deborrah, i really loves the pic and knowlegde abotu Braziallian fruit as we dont have that here. Though i am not a christian so do not understand much bible or things but i liked the fruit.


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DeBorrah K. Ogans 5 years ago Author

Sweetie, So glad you enjoyed this! You are always welcome to come by and share... In HIS Love, Grace, Joy, Peace & Blessings!


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jesusmyjoy 5 years ago from Bucyrus Ohio

I loved this


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DeBorrah K. Ogans 5 years ago Author

Jesusmyjoy, PRAISE GOD! BE ENCOURAGED! Thank you for stopping by to share!

In HIS Love, Grace, Joy, Peace & Blessings!

GOD BLESS YOU!


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Pinkchic18 5 years ago from Minnesota

Very interesting hub!


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DeBorrah K. Ogans 5 years ago Author

Pinkchic,Thank You! Please come again!

Peace & Blessings!


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drpastorcarlotta 5 years ago from BREAKOUT MINISTRIES, INC. KC

Love the analogy and you too! lol, lol Voted-Awesome on this Hub! You ROCK FOR JESUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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DeBorrah K. Ogans 5 years ago Author

DR PastorCarlotta, WONDERFUL! It is absolutely Marvelous to KNOW that JESUS CHRIST provides us with an unshakeable "SOLID ROCK" foundation! Without Him we are nothing... Much LOVE to you as well! GOD BLESS you MIGHTY woman of GOD! As always it is a pleasure! Thank you for stopping by to share! In HIS Love, Grace,Joy, Peace & Blessings!

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