Stealing Fruit

Dr. Stephen Jones summarizes the “Fruit Tree Project”.

On April 27 I reported on the “tree” that was bearing fruit after being planted four years ago in blessed soil.

On the Second Passover, April 26, 2021 the fruit inspectors found fruit on the tree, unlike what Jesus found in His first coming (Matthew 21:19).

The soil is blessed, the tree is fruitful, and the fruit is tasty.

The ground, which was cursed by unresolved bloodshed, has been blessed according to God’s instructions in Deuteronomy 21:1-9.

The laws of spiritual warfare in Deuteronomy 20:1920 tell us that fruitful trees cannot be chopped down in the course of warfare. Whereas the fig tree was chopped down in Matthew 21:19 for its lack of fruit, our tree at this end of the age is bearing fruit through the overcomers.

The fruit, too, is tasty and fit for consumption. Jeremiah 24:2 prophesies of two kinds of fruit. One basket has good fruit; the other has rotten fruit. Yet both were given to God as first fruits according to the instruction in Deuteronomy 26:12. The condition of the fruit was determined by the hearts of the people, whether or not they would hear and obey the word of the Lord.

In Jeremiah’s day, the word was to submit to the judgment of God by submitting to the one whom God had raised up to rule the world system. The first was King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon (Jeremiah 27:6-8). Those who agreed with God’s judgments and submitted to the king of Babylon produced good fruit (Jeremiah 24:567). Those who had no respect for God’s judgment upon the nation could produce only rotten fruit (Jeremiah 24:8910).

This is one of the issues that separates the overcomers from everyone else. The Kingdom tree in our time is currently an overcomer tree. The tree will expand later to include more people, as their faith and obedience grows. The point is that this tree was planted in good soil at the Second Passover in 2017; that it is now bearing fruit after four years; that we have now entered the fifth year and so we may all partake of it, according to the law in Leviticus 19:232425.

However, he adds, “Those who oppose the Kingdom remain in disagreement with Christ. Hence, they have decided to oppose this Kingdom tree. They can no longer defile our “soil,” and they cannot reverse the declaration that the tree has borne fruit. But they are now trying to destroy the fruit on the tree so that we cannot eat the fruit of our labor.”

He concludes,

I do not know if (or how) the present opposition will affect things. It is too soon to know. Our revelation is yet partial. As usual, there are people who are called to walk out these patterns in their personal lives, and this takes time. We all have a vested interest in the outcome of these real-life patterns. I will keep you informed as I am able, but this new conflict is still unresolved.

My hope is that this will be resolved by the autumn feasts, when all the fruits of the land are gathered at the harvest. It may take a full summer of spiritual warfare to gain full victory. At this point, I simply do not know. I only know that God is able, that we are in agreement with Him, that the timing is right to eat good fruit, and that we are near the appointed time of harvest.

But why can’t it just be easy for a change? As they say, “God grant me the love of Christ, the patience of Job, and the persistence of the devil.”

Continue to pray “Thy Kingdom Come,” and continue to pray for those of us who are actively involved in this warfare. Pray that we will have good discernment and that God will reveal what we need to know at the proper times. The battle is real, but the victory is assured. So, as the Apostle Paul would say, “comfort one another with these words” (1 Thessalonians 4:18).

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