The Foliage of Life by Ekeregbe P. Merit

From Seed to Son and to a People

Blessed be the Lord, who daily loadeth us with benefits, even the God of our salvation,” Psalm 68: 19 (KJV).

The foliage of life

The Foliage of Life is a book that dwells on all that makes life meet God’s expectation. It reveals the pattern of life’s growth and the role and responsibility required to fulfill destiny. It deals with the subject matter of life because as a tree, life is a process. As growth is a process so also is destiny a process because destiny grows to maturity as a tree does. The tree does not rise to full potential without the right nourishment. The same with the child of God; the extent of growth is dependent on the source and scope of the nourishment. The nourishment entails the source and the handling that bequeaths the destiny quest on the beneficiary.

“Blessed be the Lord, who daily loadeth us with benefits, even the God of our salvation,” Psalm 68: 19 (KJV).

Whatever the seed would become depends on the natural and supernatural makeup of the grain. The seed requires the right nourishment and handling to grow to full maturity of its natural and supernatural bid. The seed germinates with the innate supernatural abilities which are placed in it by no power of its own; that is the reason it is supernatural. Adequate nourishment and pliable environment will empower the affair of the seed and grows it to become a plant or a tree. The seed metamorphoses into a tree by shedding off some associative things and character. Nature does not change, but its character and life develop into a higher level as the timing and nourishment demand. In this journey, growth is paramount.

“When I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child: but when I became a man, I put away childish things,” 1 Corinthians 13: 11 (KJV).

As you grow, your intellect and influence grow. The extent of your positive influence is dependent on the extent of your growth. Growing starts in a seed, and the seed becomes a self-reproductive tree to make a family of like trees. This is the demand on your life to change others and knit them with you to the family of Christ and become the people of God.

“Which in time past were not a people, but are now the people of God: which had not obtained mercy, but now have obtained mercy,” 1 Peter 2: 10 (KJV).

The nourishment is what evolves the seed-packed will of God. Presenting yourself to the benevolence of God’s supply and handling makes the seed-destiny grows into the tree of influence. Your influence magnetizes others into the fold of God’s kindness and knits as a family of unity, love, and power: the demand of the sonship.

Genre: RELIGION / Christian Life / Inspirational

Secondary Genre: RELIGION / Christian Life / General

Language: English

Keywords: Foliage, Life, seed, tree, people, Son, handling

Word Count: 38000

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“I have not spoken in secret, in a dark place of the earth: I said not unto the seed of Jacob, Seek ye me in vain: I the LORD speak righteousness, I declare things that are right,” Isaiah 45:19 (KJV).

There is a purpose to whatever God does and is doing. Anytime God chooses a man, He has a purpose for that man. God created the earth to be inhabited and such whenever He chooses a man, He does so to fill the earth with His will. This is the eternal will which He has proposed in the Lord Jesus Christ. The man God chooses will be a seed before he becomes a son and through him raise a people for Him (God).

Before the man becomes a son, he must be prepared and handled by God in making the purpose of that one a seed which is wholly a right seed. It must be planted in the right soil, which is the purpose for that man to experience the privileges that fulfilling the purpose of God accords one that does it in grace. The whole right seed planted must grow, and by so doing must be accessed with the richness of heaven above (dew and rain in their seasons) and of the earth beneath which will empower the seed to grow into a tree. The growing of the seed is the revelation or manifestation of the sonship of the seed. It is only by growing that the son can manifest.

“For the earnest expectation of the creature waiteth for the manifestation of the sons of God,” Romans 8:19 (KJV).

As the seed grows into a seedling and further into a tree by the provision of the richness of God’s supply, the strength of its purpose is the overcoming grace to part the topsoil which is the initial primary breakthrough that reveals the seedling from the seed.

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