Christ went ahead and told a parable. … A certain man had a fig tree planted in his vineyard; and he came and saught fruit thereon, and found non. Then said he unto the dresser of his vineyard, Behold , These tree years I come seeking fruit on this fig tree and find none: cut it down> why cumbereth it the ground? And he answering saidunto him, Lord, Let it alone this year also, till I shall dig about it, and dung it: And it bear fruit, well; and if not, then after that thou shalt cut it down, Luke 13;6-9 …
What that said to me is a mercy upon that fig tree. what ever happened to that tree that it did not bear fruit is a mystery. As far as I know the care of that tree from the start, was not done. Taking time to feed the soil, from season to season. Laying straw down so during the winter or hibernation time it may keep the soil moist and worms may be growing in spring. The choicest of flowers may be placed out in the grove in early spring so the bees may start bringing on Pollen. Pollen is very important to help bring on blossoms so that the fruit has a chance to be born.
The Caretaker Christ mentioned was those Prophets raised up in Jerusalem to care for the Light of truth shinning upon God’s Children. Those That never bowed the knee to Bail. Also the Parable in Luke was for the ears of the Pharisees who had not the fruits of Heaven upon their lives.
Back in History, Noah was there when God was angry that he created man. And another time when Moses was told by god that they had made a molten image while the people was awaiting for Moses to come down from the mount, And Both times the man of God spoke up and made intercession for the righteous. These are thy people who bow not to any God’s or rebel’s agaist God for reasons of living like Egyptians: worshiping Idols or turning from knowing God.
It would be easier for a fig tree to try to grow a fig without taking the nutrients of the soil. Mankind cannot make their selves righteous and good without God.
In the parable the dung that was mentioned was this Manure like stuff that is placed upon the roots and branches. in the time, that substance is directly feeding the plant. Another quick miracle is made when a seed is placed in a clay ball moistened and left in the sun.
Let me ask, Can a seed make roots without water ? We are made. Not by ourselves. We are not evolved into a being that can change his own course of growth. We are under the eye of a magnificent creator. Larger than we know, or ever will conceive to know. We are told that Job was told By God,
Jobe 38. Then the Lord answered Job out of the whirlwind, and said: Who is this that darkeneth coundsel by words without Knowledge? Gird up now thy loins like a man: for I will demand of thee, and answer thou me, Where wast thou when I laid the foundations of the earth? declare, if thou hast understanding,, Who hath laid the measures thereof? or who laid the corner stone thereof; when the morning stars sang together, and all the sons of God shouted for joy?
It gets stronger, then Job said, Job 42:6 Wherefore I abhor myself, and repent in dust and ashes. …. We so would be lucky to say that. To be told off by God for assuming to know anything at all. This God who has made the stars by the speed of light, and formed the water on billions of planets, And we are questioning that God does not exist ?
Ok, If God does Exist, then there is a need for mankind to learn of him and be told about his principles of life. What are they and if we can be brought into assurance that we can stand on, sleep with, and be on the fire for a God that we can love. Right? Did I capture it, People ?
God has been trying to reach us in each millenniums and our rush-hour traffic life we live. Darkness seams to seep into things when we least suspect it. When we are caught up in our own worries and family. Yes family takes up time that we must have to seek God. For God is always trying to reach us.
In the internet I recently found a Audio Book on PRAYER AND PRAISE. iT WAS A WOWW THING. “God Listens”. Praying with passion and power. take it and be blown away. … Now if you are not blown away. Remember that a life time of movies, angry shouts, Father, Mother, sisters, and the weeds that choke. It is the very life of Goodness, The stuff that makes us grow, The naming of God without cursing his name in a angry mood. It is a clean love of life that must be inside to be able to listen to this book. Those who realy cry out to be taught on how to change.
Like I said, This audio book was there on my amazon pad and I took it, later I had a loosing battle with stuff. and I turned to the I-pad and there was chapters after chapters on reaching out to God. When we think God is the last on the list, God seems to say, at least “I am on the list”.
Me tell you another time when I was about to toss the pencil and eraser out for good. The Paints I had been given was about to dry and be tossed into the garbage. When a Friend had called up and liked what I had done to a picture years ago. He wanted to hire me to draw his conversion day. His time with God when he gave God a chance and God came out with two seats vacant in a crowd. It shown to him with a little light through a distant window. His wife and him sat there and listened to a sermon. That when it was all over he gave himself to God.
Countless testimonies come up in any year; Where someone left alone after a storm, sits alone in the rubbish of a home he knew just yesterday. All is gone. Or a drunk became a good father when he was saved form Acoma and woke up with a smile on a child’s face, words of “Hi daddy”.
Now God is coming in clouds of Glory. as the bible says he will. ( Thesalonians, and Revelations 20,21. ) . If that is a lie and He is this fictitious person from crazy folks in all of history. Then we have not a worry about anything. But If it is true, and miracles happen , and the world will be made new. Then we must make the bible a word from a Lover God instead of a nice story book. .. It is a map book, A Recipe Book, A ongoing journal of Wisdom that no university can ever disagree with. It represents the core of how to grow vegetables, and how to listen to the heart of others. Christ did it with finesse. But he did it by the spirit of His father.
Here is another (Look up this link) idea I found. It was when I needed to load up my new computer with bible and this one came on. A testimony from a Trauma Surgeon who told of Christ and the suffering he did in the Garden of Gethsemane and on the way to the cross and last when Christ hung on the cross. WHAT PAIN, WHAT LOSS AND WHAT SUFFERING HE BORE. AND FOR WHAT. “What did this means to the Surgeon? and what did it mean to the watcher ?… Its on You tube. Watch it. It will be a strong impression. To me it means the removal of many weeds of this world. Weeds that have come in by the way of TV and programming of music and entertainment. All that is weeds that choke out God, Brings in love of MONEY and the LOVE of Sex more than the love of Giving love when no one wants or deserves it. It is “AGOPE love” undeserved, Un-merited, and everlasting. It was from God the Father and The son, from the beginning, and is that what makes – – “something out of nothing”. Accept it, Do not try to affirm its existence. It is like trying to fathom how the human eye is formed Trillions of times in the years of this earth. How ? ………….. Lets just say, ” Do not pollute it with questions, But make sure you pass it on like Christ did. From the cross to the angels he rose with. ” He is with us for ever.
We then question, What is suffering all about ? It is learning the lessons of wrong and the turning of the life to the gardener. God is saying, ” I see the plant that it has fruits. I will harvest all that believes in me. ” The darkness is on the earth and we are not to look at the darkness or we will be weeds instead of fruit bearing plants. Do not grow thorns and make a mess of life around you. It is not Heaven bound. It is Earth bound. This world will end. Lets be with family of God, shall we ?
Love from a fellow gardener and beginner artist ( of heaven I hope ) . Norm.