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A certain man had a fig tree planted in his vineyard, and he came seeking fruit on it and found none. “Then he said to the keeper of his vineyard, ‘Look, for three years I have come seeking fruit on this fig tree and find none. Cut it down; why does it use up the ground?’ “But he answered and said to him, ‘Sir, let it alone this year also, until I dig around it and fertilize it. ‘And if it bears fruit, well.

But if not, after that you can cut it down.’ ” ~ Jesus (Luke 13:6-9)

I’m beginning a series today that will go thru the next few weeks on what Jesus was saying to us personally in these last days. Exploring, very closely the stories that He told & discovering the mysterious meanings and how they apply to our lives. This is the season that planet earth chooses to celebrate Jesus birthday, when He came down the first time. So what better occasion to behold what it was that Jesus was saying to us. He’s coming back soon so in preparation, He speaks to us today from His word:

Oh, the audience around Jesus got the meaning fine! You see, God’s chosen people still had a message of ‘repent’ ringing in their ear which came just before the story from our savior about the fig tree was told. Focus was off God & on Pilate & the emotional turmoil news of their day. Living crisis to crisis rather then pray and connect. God gave Israel so many traditions, council & ceremonies so that the ‘vine brought out of Egypt’s chains’ would be bearing good fruit so “..That they may be called trees of righteousness, The planting of the LORD, that He may be glorified.” (Isa. 61:3). When Jesus came down to earth from Heaven, none were found. All that God effort over many years, no response from the ground.

That was then. This is now. If Jesus were to crack the sky & stare us in the face right now what would He find? What are we about this day? Resisting evil or going with the flow? Doing what feels good, giving into lusts & temptations that happen our way, witnessing only to the mirror? ..?

Jesus, in His endless love and infinite mercy can steer us back on course. He is the one crying out on your behalf, “Sir, let it alone this year also, until I dig around it and fertilize it. ‘And if it bears fruit, well.” You see the dirt, where you’ve been planted (life) God “dug it up and cleared out its stones, And planted it with the choicest vine. He built a tower in its midst, And also made a winepress in it; So He expected it to bring forth good grapes.” (Isa. 5:2) This is for us saved in relationship with Jesus.. Jesus died to supply us a new life. It cost His life which is the choice vine & the winepress His blood, the tower His mighty protection of our behinds provided by His Spirit. We all “brought forth wild grapes.” (Isa. 5:2) … If our focus is back on Christ life who gave us a perfect example of “a vineyard On a very fruitful hill” (Isa. 5:1) Fill up your vine with God’s word & apply it to your life so the Lord will shout, “I, the LORD, keep it, I water it every moment; Lest any hurt it, I keep it night and day.” (Isa. 27:3) God input that’s applied to life makes a two way relationship that will produce the fig that God is looking for. Warning: It’s Godly growth or sin gonna grow & bring.. (see James 1:15).

God says to us today, I will heal their backsliding, I will love them freely, For My anger has turned away from him. For the ways of the LORD are right; The righteous walk in them.” Hosea 14:4,9 Do it today fam, don’t wait with bones dried by idleness only to to be cut down. ~Pastor Pete Walker

   — on deck, “Avenger God!” ‘Jesus Speaks 2 U’ Part 2