June 19, 2010
Dear brethren wanted to share this for your encouragement and edification;
Early morning woke up around 7am had just closed my eyes again and saw a blue ministering spirit in form of a blue meteor coming toward me and as if entered my mind. Had dream same night before this vision of this ministering angel;
Dream; There were of a lot of trees with fruit. These trees belonged to the people inside the houses and I was walking with Ashley ( my 15 year old daughter ) she was telling me if I wanted them, I felt I did but I could not take from other peoples trees for it was stealing. I came upon a smaller herb tree and going under it, and it had small fruit on it and I took from this one. Then we kept walking and I saw more big trees with big fruit of what looked like big juicy pears.
end of dream;
I was reminded of this scripture, Let no man think of himself more highly than he is for God reveals any different kind of attitude to us than that knowledge that makes us perfect. Phil:3:15;
Dream speaks of being responsible for my own fruit as in parable of having oil in your own lamp (Math 25:1). Taking smaller fruit speaks of giving diligence to faith by adding patience to faith needing grace for more growth for fruit is still small and not matured. It means to not lose heart of growth in Christ no matter how or where you are but making sure of diligence in adding to faith the things that are needed for consistency, conformity and communication, and so keeping you from never falling. (2Pet:1-5)
God only cursed trees without fruit, the ax is laid to the foot of those trees if they show forth no fruit of repentance unto His life in covenant. So whether fruit is small or producing only 30 and not a hundred fold (math 13:23) add to it those things needed to keep yourself in the care of God and within the restrictions of His covenant for there is refuge at his altar and in the charity of Christ. Do not lose heart and despise small beginnings. ( job:8; 7)
The mustard seed
( in Mathew 13:31 ) shows that the kingdom of heaven is like a grain of mustard seed, which one takes and sows in ones own field. The mustard seed is the least of all seeds but when it grows it is the greatest among herbs and shoots forth great branches to become the greatest among trees, bringing shade, rest, and nourishment to others, a tree of righteousness which is Gods purpose and plan for those in His covenant.
The greatest tree starts out as a herb, this is interesting due to a herb produces not its own strength of tree bark to make it strong so eventually dies. Yet the bible pronounces our beginning as a herb because our substance for strength and life is not in our production within our own tree but in the substance of Christ engrafted to the tree, and it becomes the biggest of trees for the fowls of the air to come and rest and have food and be nourished, this being us as we stay within the canopy of the boundaries of covenant.
The following sacrifices of charity are reflections from 2nd Peter 1:5 -8. It says for if these things are in you and abound they make that you shall neither be barren nor unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ but he that lacks these things is blind and cannot see a far off and has forgotten that he was purged from his old sins. Wherefore the rather brethren give diligence to make your calling and election sure; for if you do these things you shall never fall
Charity on the Fruit of Christ
To grow in the grace and knowledge of God is to add to faith of the virtue of Christ.
To grow in grace and knowledge of God is become tempered in all things, the righteous developing by faith, restraint in the indulgence of the natural appetite and passion, overcoming by His regeneration in them
To grow in the grace and knowledge of God is to add to our temperance in Christ patience, for by our patience we overcome the resistance in the soul, for having heard the word we keep it bringing forth much fruit.
To grow in grace and the knowledge of God is to add to our patience godliness, for consistency at the Altar of Christ we worship Him in Spirit and in Truth developing in us the good habit of godliness.
To grow in grace and the knowledge of God by the consistency of our worship in our service to Christ in godliness, is to become our brotherâ€™s keeper, that by brotherly kindness we may recover those who fall into the snare of the devil and snatching others from eternal fire , in this do we develop the mind of Christ
To grow in grace and the knowledge of God is to add to our mindset in Christ of brotherly kindness, to give our brethren charity out of a pure heart for the building up, and edification and encouragement of the whole church of God, for the work of the ministry the body of Christ maturing and perfecting itself in Him.
To forsake now, all things that offend and follow Christ in his covenant, our fruit matures unto His virtue, we then, in the restoration of all things will see Him on the throne of glory, and will help to judge mans choice, of having kept within themselves those things that offend, and their rejection of the Son of man
His fruit gives us his perspective and we come to think as those around the throne of God
By the fruit of Christ is the unity of Faith and those who grow in the knowledge of truth are in harmony with the brethren on earth and in heaven
2nd 8th Week Apostolic Institute of Theology.