Luke 13 - Part 3
In Luke 13:6-9 the parable of the vineyard tells us that Jesus came to this man for three years looking for fruit unto repentance but found none, yes for three years and found no desire for change of heart.
This man failed to tend the fig tree in His vineyard, failed to be excellent, failed to be diligent, failed to do the job that was required of him to bear fruit. This man was slothful, lazy a sluggard and did not receive the harvest the fig tree could of produced.
In other words he did not obey the instructions of righteousness, work out his salvation with fear and trembling or study to show himself approved just sat back and thought he was safe - the tree would look after itself.
But he (but she) opened up his life to spirits or devils or demons, he had not done what the Master had intended him to do in order to bear fruit.
His disobedience allowed the spirit of this age to be at work in him and through him (Ephesians 2:2) and because of his disobedience and abuse of the Grace of God the wrath of God came to him as a child of disobedience (Ephesians 5:6) to want to cut down the tree.
Jesus is our solution He is not the taskmaster, He is the One who wants our best and He wants us to bear fruit, much fruit for our own natural and spiritual welfare. Yes it is no easy road at first and there are lots of tears, but God - you will never ever want to walk away from Him or His ways or His liquid Love poured out in your heart. So perserveer and enquire of Him all the time what it means to tend the fig tree in His vineyard.
Curses exist whether we believe it or not:
"having eyes full of an adulteress, and never ceasing from sin; alluring unsettled souls; have a heart busied with covetousness; cursed children;" (2 Peter 2:14)
RECALL NONE OF US, yes NO ONE GETS THE TITLE CHILD OF GOD UNLESS YOU ARE BORN AGAIN and OR RECEIVED HIM AS LORD AND SAVIOR. "as many as received Him, to them He gave authority to become children of God." (John 1:12-13)
Therefore, CONSIDER THE above scripture again CURSED CHILDREN - 2 Peter 2:14
Be blessed and be a blessing
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