Russell Evans • 26 May 2024

Faith Releases Abundance (Prune, Produce,Prosper)

In the year of abundance, we are reminded that faith is the key that unlocks the door to a life overflowing with blessings. In this powerful message "Faith Releases Abundance", Ps Russell Evans emphasizes the kingdom cycle of pruning, producing, and prospering as essential steps toward experiencing the fullness of God's plan for us.

Sermon Notes

Understanding God's Plan for Abundance

From the beginning, God's intention for humanity was clear: to bless us and place us in an environment of luxury and abundance, much like the Garden of Eden. This garden, with its four rivers symbolizing acceleration, overflow, breakthrough, and fruitfulness,represents the abundant life God desires for us. However, accessing this abundance requires faith—a deep-seated belief in God's promises and His ability to bring them to fruition in our lives.

The Role of Faith in Accessing Abundance

Faith is the currency of heaven. It is through faith that we believe God will supply all our needs according to His riches in glory. Our circumstances in the physical world (the third dimension) often dictate our beliefs, but true faith requires us to look beyond the seen and trust in the spiritual truths of the fourth dimension. In John 15, Jesus illustrates this concept with the metaphor of the vine and the branches. He is the true vine, and we are the branches. By remaining in Him, we are promised to produce much fruit. This fruitfulness is not limited to financial prosperity but encompasses all areas of our lives—love, peace, joy, and more.

The Process: Pruning, Producing, and Prospering

  1. Pruning
    Pruning is a necessary process where God cuts back certain areas of our lives to encourage more significant growth. This can be a challenging season, as it often involves letting go of things we value. However, pruning is not a punishment but a preparation for greater abundance. As Ps Russell recounts, in his own ministry experience, the significant pruning when he felt God speak to him to reduce the conferences from five cities to one. This initial reduction led to a global expansion and impact that wouldn't have been possible without the pruning season.
  2. Producing
    After pruning comes the season of production. Here, we start to see the fruits of our faith and labour. Yet, this is not the final stage. Many people become comfortable in the producing phase, enjoying the initial fruits and becoming self-reliant. The challenge is to push beyond this comfort zone and aim for the ‘much fruit’ season.
  3. Prospering
    True prosperity is when we experience an overflow of blessings—much fruit. This season requires a continued reliance on God and a vision that extends beyond our current circumstances. It is those that remain in God and His word that will produce abundant fruit, bringing great glory to the Father.

Living in Abundance

To live in abundance means to continually remain in God through worship, the Word, and a spirit-led life. It involves an ever-increasing measure of faith, love, and generosity. Abundance is about more than just having enough; it’s about living a life that overflows with God's blessings, impacting others and expanding His kingdom.


Father, as we embrace the cycle of pruning, producing, and prospering, we align ourselves with your perfect plan for our lives. Remember, every pruning season is a precursor to a season of greater abundance. Let our faith be steadfast, as we watch how God transforms our lives, producing much fruit that endures.