Mark 11:13-14 And seeing a fig tree afar off having leaves, he came, if haply he might find anything thereon: and when he came to it, he found nothing but leaves; for the time of figs was not yet. 14 And Jesus answered and said unto it, No man eat fruit of thee hereafter for ever. And his disciples heard it.
The Fig Tree – this is the tree that produces the spirit called ‘man’. After this spirit is given a body from the sand/dust, God breathes into his nostrils and he becomes a living soul. The real man is the spirit-man, not the dust; it is this spirit-man that returns to God (the Creator) at death. So, the seed or son of Abraham (John 1:48) are from the fig tree. Just as the fig tree itself has both bad seeds and good seeds, so also are the seed of Abrahams: the good seed (the vessels unto honour) and the bad seed (the vessels unto dishonour).
So the children of Abraham do not know their hour of visitation and that’s why they get cursed. As seeds of Abraham, we should bring forth good works worthy of emulation. The children of the kingdom are busy worrying and murmuring about the sufferings that God has put on our way to make us better.
There are three days we know not of:
- Our day of death.
- Our day of remembrance.
- Our day of divine visitation/salvation.
And on any of these days, if we are found unworthy, we get cursed. And our day of visitation is now (Luke 19:44, 2nd Corinthians 6:1-2). We are called in the vineyard of the Lord to do His works so that we can produce good fruits and not be full of only leaves. When we neglect the works God sent us to do and on the day of reckoning, we get cursed. It’s just like living a carefree and wayward life without any regards to the things of God, and then dying in such a state. For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world (1st John 2:16).
Works of the Vineyard:
- Life of love.
- Fasting and prayer.
- Study the word of God.
If we can continue steadfastly in these things whih the Lord expects of us without the distractions of the cares and lusts of this world, He shall find us worthy and qualify us to receive the reward of the visitation.