Parables of Jesus Series
Recorded LIVE on Wednesday, 6/20/2018
Opening Video Credit
BELOVED - Jordan Feliz
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This week's discussion is about the Unfruitful Fig Tree. Last week we discussed the faithful servant and the importance of continuing our walk to righteousness. Especially given the fact that we do not know the day or hour the Lord will come for his sheep.
Important Scripture: (Luke 13: 6-9)
6 He also spoke this parable: “A certain man had a fig tree planted in his vineyard, and he came seeking fruit on it and found none. 7 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?’ 8 But he answered and said to him, ‘Sir, let it alone this year also, until I dig around it and fertilize it. 9 And if it bears fruit, well. But if not, after that you can cut it down.’ ”
Verse 6 & 7
We can clearly see that the man referred to in this verse is God, earth is his vineyards and we are His planted fig trees. We also see that he consistently seeks to find fruit in each of us, the fig trees planted. Verse 7 highlights God's expectations and persistence in us being fruitful. We can also see that the Keeper of His vineyard is none other than the Lord Jesus Christ. God seeks to remove the unfruitful ones from his garden, and Jesus follows His instruction. However...
Verse 8 & 9
Highlights the the role of Jesus Christ!!! How glorious is it to know that even while we are ALL sinners, we have an advocate that sits at the right hand of GOD, and pleading on our behalf. HE and HE alone is our key to salvation and favor from our heavenly Father. Romans 8:34 says "Who is he who condemns? It is Christ who died, and furthermore is also risen, who is even at the right hand of God, who also makes intercession for us".
We also see the beauty behind the work of Jesus Christ in His believers - to dig around it and fertilize it. To do His work in each and every one of us...Transforming us to the Holy men and women we're called to be in the presence of our Father.
But remember...The final word comes from God. Make this life and next count! Ask the Lord Jesus to come into your heart as your Lord and Savior and He'll start the good work within you. God bless!