In this post, we’re exploring the dangers of hypocrisy. We’re looking at the story of the, fig tree, in the Bible, and how Jesus curses the tree for pretending to have fruit. This blog post is a look at the dangers of hypocrisy, and how it can lead to problems in our lives. By exploring the story of the, fig tree, we can learn about the dangers of hypocrisy and pretending to have what we don’t have. We can also learn about the dangers of hypocrisy, and the importance of living our lives in truth.
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Jesus curses the fig tree
I want to expand our Consciousness on being hypocritical showing something that we are not. I want to use is my foundational scripture, Jesus curses the fig tree, for not producing fruit and this can be found in
Matthew 21st chapter verses 18 to 19.
So Jesus was returning to Jerusalem and he was hungry. He noticed the, Fig Tree, beside the road he went to see if there were any figs, but there were only leaves, then he said to the, Fig Tree, may you never bear fruit again and immediately the, Fig Tree, withered up.
I speak a lot about purpose on this podcast and the purpose of the, Fig Tree, was to produce fruit, so when a lot of people talk about this scripture and this passage they’re saying that, Jesus cursed the, Fig Tree, because it didn’t have any fruit. But today I want to look at a at a different version of this scripture and see the real meaning behind, why Jesus cursed the, fig tree.
We are spiritual beings here for a purpose
So first let’s look at the purpose part of why we are here. Your soul chose your body because it wanted to have a certain experience on Earth. We Are Spiritual Beings having a human experience, that means to say it another way the universe wanted to experience itself through our personal, central nervous system. We are all here to do something special which is why we’re all unique and which is why we all have a purpose and we’re all here to do something as unique as or fingerprints.
Unfortunately, unlike the, Fig Tree, we don’t know what our purpose is. The Fig tree knew its purpose was to produce figs, that is why it is called a fig tree; but the name Myrna or Leon or Mark or John does not tell us what we are supposed to do. In fact I heard that Jesus was one of the only people that came on at this Earth, came into his body knowing his purpose. Knowing what he was here to do, but most of us don’t, unless we have this direct connection to God where he speaks through our dreams or we’re able to hear his voice.
The Fig tree was pretending to have fruit
In this post, I want to concentrate on the, Fig Tree, not producing fruit and why Jesus cursed it saying may you never bear fruit again. Does this curse translate the people not bearing fruit and not following their purpose? We will never know. Does God curse you if you are not following your purpose, if he says why are you not doing what I sent you here to do?
What Jesus was actually doing when he cursed the, Fig Tree, it was not because the, Fig Tree, had no fruit. Jesus cursed the Fig Tree, because it was pretending to have fruit by having lots of leaves. If you were to go and look into, Fig Trees, you will see that when they have leaves or when they’re showing leaves it means that there’s also fruit. If there’s no leaves then we know that there’s no fruit, but if you were going to be stomping around like a peacock showing off your feathers, showing off your leaves and then when someone goes to eat you got nothing to offer.
That is why, Jesus cursed the, Fig Tree, so it would not continue to deceive people, spreading his leaves as to say I have figs. Jesus is telling us that we must bear fruit or we will be condemned to hell. He cursed the, Fig Tree, as an object lesson to all of us not to be hypocritical, pretending to be something that you are not.
Do not be hypocritical by pretending to something you are not
A lot of people show a pretty picture, this is the world we’re living in right now. Everybody’s got fake stuff, they’re showing a pretty picture, but they’re dead inside. It is like dressing up a corpse. Jesus cursed the fig tree, for being all dressed up with leaves, yet had no fruit. In a word, it had nothing to offer.
I decided to teach on this today because I was reading my Bible like I do every morning and I’m reading this scripture and it just jumped out to me that I should stop and research what is actually happening here, because every time that I’ve heard the scripture preached in church we are all talking about you don’t do your purpose that’s why you’re cursed right; but nobody ever taught me that it is about pretenders.
I didn’t even notice that it was because the, Fig tree, was showing leaves and that’s the reason Jesus walked over to it. He saw the leaves and he figured that there’s fruit and when the, fig tree, had no fruit that’s when he cursed it. It’s not because it was not producing figs. I’m glad that I stopped and took a pause and put a pin, because God wanted me to share with you that pretending doesn’t get you anywhere.
Do not be a fake by pretending
If you got no fruit, you got no fruit you don’t need to pretend, it’s better to be real than a pretender.
My grandma would always say do not judge a book by its cover
We live in a society where people are spending a lot of time showing off their leaves, the package on the outside looks good, but when you take a closer look there’s no substance, there’s no fruit. So they can’t feed you whatever it is that you’re looking for. It might not be necessary food, Jesus was hungry, he was looking for real food, but we are hungry for a lot of things.
- We’re hungry for attention
- we’re hungry for affection
- we’re hungry for real relationships and not, fake love,
- we’re hungry for a lot of things
So ladies look out for those well-addressed Playboys who are showing you the side of him that he wants you to see. Look at his fruit, what’s beneath the show, ask him what does he have to offer you to eat. Chances are he has nothing, it’s just leaves. It’s just clothes, it is just the outer appearance and he cannot emotionally connect, he cannot be faithful, he cannot be your one and only.
Do not be hypocritical like the fig tree
I wanted to tell you look out for, hypocritical people, the Bible always says be aware of wolves in sheep clothing. You yourselves should not be hypocritical, make sure that what you show is who you are. Do not put on this whole facade, do not put on this whole package. When people peel off the outer layer, you should be as real as what you’re pretending to be.
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