One of my favorite movies is Quigley Down Under. There’s one scene where Quigley needs to find resources and leaves a young lady in a cave with a baby they rescued. When dingoes approach the cave entrance intent on killing them, instead of stifling the crying baby, she holds it up shouting “Cry, Baby. You Cry”. The baby had no trouble screaming while she grabbed the gun and shot and killed the dingoes. (Quigley returns and all is well). She could have stayed in fear because of her past failure, but she didn’t. She realized she could defeat the approaching enemy, and she did. You’re already seated together with God through Jesus Christ. You have His authority, and it’s time to act like it. Don’t be fearful or afraid. Jesus already defeated the enemy. You’re victorious in Him. Go ahead and stomp.
“And God said, Let the earth bring forth grass, the herb yielding seed, and the fruit tree yielding fruit after his kind, whose seed is in itself, upon the earth: and it was so” (Genesis 1:11). From the beginning, fruit grew from whatever the seed was. The seed is inside the fruit. Fruit doesn’t grow apart from the tree. Anything that grows in your live grows from the inside. Jesus is both the tree and the seed (Galatians 3:16). Apart from Him we can do nothing. We can’t grow any fruit in our lives. Fruit is the manifestation of something happening on the inside and revealing itself on the outside.