NO FIGS FOR YOU! It seems odd as Jesus was walking by the fig tree to curse it. The disciples, not yet baptized in the Holy Spirit nor yet understanding exactly whom the Lord was, were shocked. “Now in the morning, as He returned to the city, He was hungry. And seeing a fig tree by the road, He came to it and found nothing on it but leaves, and said to it, “Let no fruit grow on you ever again.” Immediately the fig tree withered away.”
Matthew 21:18-19 Some say this is about faith, but I had to dig deeper. There’s more. Jesus knowing nature, for He is the Creator of all things, displays to us in nature what He is doing in the spiritual. A fig tree has three years to bear fruit. If it does not bear fruit within those years, it must be destroyed because it’s defective or diseased. Also, other trees touching it must be uprooted as well. Otherwise, it will infect the other fig trees it touches.
Jesus is not mean nor is He cruel. He expects a fig tree to produce figs within its three year period. It didn’t. He cursed it. This was not only an illustration for Israel, but for Jesus’ church. We are expected to produce GOOD fruit within our life span. IF you aren’t producing good fruit, then WHY? What’s coming out of you? Because it’s either the good fruit of the Spirit, or it’s the bad fruit of the flesh. Read Galatians 5. It’s always wise to remember that “bad company corrupts good morals”. A diseased fig tree will affect YOUR fruit. #runyourrace
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