Today I saw a tree fall right in front of me. I heard a loud crack and it fell on a parking lot full of cars. Frankly, there was no warning. Big trees can fall, but usually there is a disease and the tree is rotten to the core. However, the tree that fell today did seem healthy, but that was not the case. Insects had been feasting on its inner core. All its strength was gone.
I have seen trees fall before, but usually the ground, made of clay soil, is wet and soggy. Clay is as hard as a rock when it is dry and turns to soft mud when it gets wet. Typically, there is a high wind acting as a lever to topple the tree over. Believe me, today this was not the case. In fact, there was no wind as not one leaf was moving; the weather was nice. Yesterday, we did get a slight sprinkling of rain; however, that was not enough to make the ground wet and soggy.
What does Jesus mean?
I believe that the actions are the fruit of a person. For example, if some people offer to help you, but they suddenly become busy when you really need their assistance, then we judge their fruit to be poor. Case in point, a man might tell a woman that he loves her, but when she becomes pregnant with his child, he runs away. If you ask the man, "who is going to raise your son?" he becomes angry and says, "why don't you shut up!" Actions speak louder than words.
Often, those that brag the most, do the least, and the people who help you might not be those you usually count on. It reminds me of the tall tree that fell right in front of me.
Well, the tall tree that fell today looked healthy and green. However, in a few days it will be all dried up. Insects tunnel inside the tree and weaken its trunk until it cannot support the branches anymore. Outside all seems fine, but few understand how weak the inner core is. That part is hidden from our eyes.
There are men who focus on outward appearance. For example, they will marry a beautiful woman. Often they overlook an aspect of her behavior that will destroy the relationship later on.
Lack of foresight can doom a marriage. Most men only see the outward appearance. Instead they should ask if this person will be a good mother for their daughters and sons. After all, young children will spend more time with their moms. What kind of an education will this person provide? It is a proven fact that the intelligence and abilities of your children will be in a large part from your spouse. Please chose one that is wise. A person's true nature stays, but beauty fades away.
Likewise, nations can indeed appear beautiful and strong to us. However, they are morally bankrupt and rotten to the core. This causes them to fall even without a war. People expect nations to fall from an invasion. Yet, the invaders might be like insects that do their damage in secret beneath our prying eyes.
When the tree finally does topple over... it is too late to fix things as the damage is far more extensive than people can imagine. Nations act much in the same way.
Government officials allow movies and TV programs to show immoral lifestyles as "normal;" in each show there has to be a gay or lesbian or dyke; every young girl or boy is shown as having sex outside of marriage. Every celebrity is shown living these corrupt lifestyles. Children grow up imitating these famous people. When these kids get to school they are introduced to science where these children listen to the theory of evolution as a fact, and not a theory. God is never mentioned in school, and among the subjects taught are "sexual education" -- a way to turn girls into whores. Nowhere will any school teach that sex is to be used only in marriage; or that homosexuality is a depraved behavior.
All these actions have steadily weakened our moral fiber and hollowed out our national core. By the time people realize what is going on... it will be too late for this empire.
In 1900 1% of children were born out of wedlock, and since then, there has been a steady rise.
Literally, we have become a nation of bastards, with no show dads and single moms. Not having a father leads to an increase in crime.
Politically correct lie-berals tell us that having two parents is the same as one. However, the statistics tell a different story as we see. Fatherless boys make up 85% of all youths sitting in prison.
Certainly, a tree is known by its fruit, and what is the fruit of this one?
Revelation tells us about the days we are living in. It talks about four main sins.
The word the bible uses for fornication is pornoia from where we get porn. It refers to a sexual relationship outside of marriage.
God tells us that fornication is wrong. However, scientists are saying that abnormal behavior is normal and that it is good for us. Scientists say that children born from fornication help diversity to increase. What we are not told is that the break down in society due to lack of morals is a serious issue.
We not only see an increase in fornication, but in related sins such as pornography, adultery, bestiality, and homosexuality, but God warns us to keep away from this type of behavior.
Notice that this command is part of the ten commandments, the basis of all our civil laws.
There are many Christians that do not know that simply lusting over a woman is a sin.
Often, people do not realize the danger found in the internet which is filled with dirty photos, videos and movies. They look at R-rated movies and deplorable TV shows which depict all type of sinful lifestyles.
Please be vigilant about movies. Even regular movies contain certain improper scenes. Most of us know their purpose. It is a weapon of the devil to try to get us to sin. Do not be deceived, many murderers started out by looking at pornographic pictures.
Observe that a rotten tree cannot stand, but it will fall down. Likewise, a person whose life is full of sin will fall down. Moral strength comes from obeying God's commandments.
1 Peter 1:14-16
Remember that some preachers pretend to be close to God, but their heart is far away. Often they will talk about love, but not about living a righteous life.
Pharisees in Christ's day pretended to obey God's laws, but they were evil to the core. They claimed to be Abraham's children, but Jesus said that they were the children of the devil.
Often, the Pharisees would clash with Jesus, as deep darkness and bright light are mutually exclusive. Yet these evil men did outwardly seem pious.
There are many so called "Bible Scholars" who claim the bible is full of errors, but their purpose is to lead you away from obeying the Lord.
These men with degrees in Divinity are always mocking the truth of the bible, trying to sway your belief in
the word of God. These men are liars like their father the devil who is the father of lies.
Jesus also testified that all the word of God is true.
It is not God's wish that any of us should perish. However, we must obey His commandments.
2 Peter 3:9
So, do not judge by outward appearances. God in His wisdom, gave us His laws to guide us to make just and right decisions. Beware of the liars who say that God's law is done away with. Doing what feels right is not always right. God is the only one who decides what is right and what is wrong. Let us do what He says so that we will not feel ashamed at His coming.
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