Fruit Bearing and Keeping People in Church
Bearing fruits is spiritual growth. Your level of spiritual power and maturity is seen in your character. There's no two ways about it. You shall be known by your fruits - your behavior, your attitude, your character…
If you desire spiritual power, authority and countless blessings, then you must work with God, the spirit of God the Father in you - your indwelling Father fragment (your Thought Adjuster) to improve on your character, your attitude, your behavior... This is the path of holiness and sanctification. A sanctified and holy life is immersed in love. LOVE is the central pillar of righteousness. The Urantia Book has a very simple and yet a very powerful definition of love: "Love is the desire to do good to others."
Doing good to others becomes easier by the day for a man (or a woman) who has made the wholehearted, all consuming decision to seek, to find, to know and to do the will of the Heavenly Father. This will is revealed to you and explained to you by the Still Small Voice (your Thought Adjuster, “God in man”) in your daily relationship together. This will is also made clear by the way Jesus lived his Earth life.
...You are out there working with God to bring salvation and enlightenment to souls AND at the same time, you are constantly working on yourself - progressive character development (righteousness). You seek to know and to do whatever is required for you to embrace and manifest the fruits of the Holy Spirit in higher levels - love, joy, peace, patience, etc.
This mindset is totally different from a mindset that is bent on simply bringing people to some church and keeping them there. What we need is a mindset that adds value to the lives of others. The primary focus is their spiritual well being and not necessarily keeping them in some church. If they stay, fine. If they do not stay, fine. But at least we are committed to being tools in the hands of our Creator in the actualization of their spiritual growth.A lightworker has to be careful about 'keeping people in church'. Encourage them to stay but don't kill yourself over that. Otherwise, you may get into the very dark and murky waters of mind control and cheap, deceitful manipulation. The right of free will of the individual is sacrosanct. It is a gift from God and must be respected. Focus on their spiritual growth and leave everything else to God. Hallelujah!