Matthew 21:19

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.


Jesus and His disciples came up to a tree that had nothing on it, completely void of life, and no fruit. Instead of healing the tree, He cursed the tree and said no fruit would grow on it. Why curse a barren tree? Why wouldn’t Jesus have said, “I heal you tree, bear good fruit now.”


Brother Branham said that it was the one who gave the tree a beginning that in that moment brought its life to an end. There is a deep spiritual and doctrinal significance to the fig tree in Scripture, which is its typing of Israel. In Jeremiah 24, the Israelites are compared to figs and also to the fig tree bringing forth its leaves in Matthew 24:32.  However, there is a simpler, more direct lesson we can also draw from the inspired instance.


Jesus cursed something that wasn’t producing fruit and it died and withered away, becoming completely void of life when He did that. I believe this is something we should all do to the things that do not bear good fruit in our lives. Old habits, old attitudes, old acquaintances, or whatever they may be, must be cursed and cast by the wayside if it hinders your walk with God. As Believers of the Message of the Hour, we have a responsibility to separate ourselves from the things that do not produce Godly fruit.


Is there something in your life that you need to curse and get out of the way? Is there something causing a lack of growth and causing your tree to be barren? The Word of God in your life will produce Godly fruit, and His Word has a promise to return back to God full of life and producing good fruit. Curse the unfruitful things in your life, and let the Word of God flourish in your soul to bring good fruit to your life.


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And now as we read of Thy Word, and teach this Sunday school class, as it was, this morning, I pray that You'll take these Words and shell every unbelief off of them, Lord; that, any power of Satan would try to kernel up, that would keep It from growing. May it go into every heart, and there become fruit trees of righteousness, Lord. Faith, bringing forth that which You have ordained Your Word to do, saying, "It shall not return to Me void, but It'll accomplish that which It was purposed for."


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