The Talking Donkey
Why I preach the Cross
Fig Tree Religiosity
Mat 21:18-20 KJV - Now in the morning as he returned into the city, he hungered. And when he saw a fig tree in the way, he came to it, and found nothing thereon, but leaves only, and said unto it, Let no fruit grow on thee henceforward for ever. And presently the fig tree withered away. And when the disciples saw it, they marvelled, saying, How soon is the fig tree withered away!
The Nation of Israel at this time was in a sad state of affairs. Not only had they rejected their Messiah they were about to Crucify Him. Religion always tries to kill what it can’t control. And sadly, the reason I Preach the Cross, is because if we don’t learn from history we are bound to repeat it, as goes the Church of today. Many are hungering for an answer, for deliverance, for Joy, Peace, and Victory, and when they finally approach the Church, having tried all the ways of the World, they find it too, is nothing more than clothed in religious fig leaves providing no fruit whatsoever. Like the religious leaders of Matthew 21:15 KJV - And when the chief priests and scribes saw the wonderful things that He did, and the children crying in the temple, and saying, Hosanna to the Son of David; they were sore displeased, the modern Church has rejected the true moving, operation, and power of the Holy Spirit, saying that “it is not for today”, calling the few that still believe, crazy holy-rollers, weak-minded and confused in the head. But as they say, be careful what you ask for. Since today’s church says “that isn’t for today” they got what they asked for and the proof being little to any healings, deliverances, salvations, manifestations, gifts, and fruit of the Spirit, but instead, once again, an empty fig tree full of the religious leaves of ceremony, tradition, pretty churches, social justice, and an empty smile gospel of false unity and perverted love. Is Jesus going to come back to find a Church that is merely going through the motions and is pretending to be something that it isn’t. A fig tree that appears to be fruitful by its full mature leaves only to find it is fruitless, dead, dry and barren, producing no true sustenance for those that are hungry and in need. Praise God for the remnant, the True Church, the Cross-eyed Narrow-minded Determined Contenders for THE FAITH, the few that still believe that God is the same, yesterday, today, and forever. Those who still stand upon the Word of God testifying that what was good and right for the First Church is still good and right for the Last Church.
If your Church is not a mirror image of the Book of Acts Church, a church that still believes in the moving and operation of God the Holy Spirit as found in the Book of Acts and throughout the entire Bible, If it is not a church that is Determined to Contend for the Faith of Christ and Him Crucified, a Church that is not ashamed to call sin, Sin, and to preach on the Blood, then you are in a Church that is not of God, a Church clothed in self-righteous fig leaves, a Church you need to come out of, repent and look unto Jesus the Author and Finished of your Faith. Religion is the greatest drug known to man, but there is One, who can set you free. One who can open your eyes to see. One who can open your ears to hear. One who can heal the leper. One who can cause the lame to walk. One who can raise the dead. That One is Christ, Psalms 33:4 says, for the Word of the Lord is Right and ALL HIS WORKS are done IN TRUTH. If you’re in a Church that has gone the way (wide and broad way) of Humanistic Psychology, Purpose Driven, Hebraic Roots, Word of Faith, Hyper Grace, etc, then you’re in a Church that God is not a part of and neither should you. Don’t confuse emotionalism and entertainment with the true presence and moving of God. There is a way that seems right unto a man but the ways thereof are death, like a fruitless withered away fig tree.
God Bless, Bro. Scott.
A Narrow-minded, Cross-eyed, Determined,
Contender for the Faith of Christ and Him Crucified.