Jesus said that every branch that dose not produce fruit will be cut off. He cursed the Fig tree because when he needed nourishment the tree which had the signs of being fruitful in fact had no real fruit on it so he cursed it at the roots and the entire tree died.
Abraham a branch on the vine that produced many branches. After Sarah died he married Keturah and had 6 sons with her. Midian was one of Abrahams sons with Keturah, which were Midianites. Moses married Zipporah Daughter of Jethro the Cushite Priest of Midian.
When Gideon was chasing Zebah and Zalmunna and came to Sukkoth and ask them for nourishment as his men were tired & hungry, and they said do you have them in your hands? No then why should we feed your men? Gedion told them he would come back and punishing them with desert thorns and briers, From Judge's 8.
Gideon pursued and captured Zebah and Zalmunna and took them back to Keturah, and punishing them with desert thorns and briers in front of Zebah and Zalmunna the captured enemy. You can read on if you desire...
This is a map we should have showing how God Chastens and also Prunes/cuts-off those who do not produce fruit for the Kingdom of YHWH where Yeshua is installed as King.
The Medianites were cut off, while Keturah did not produce fruit mercy was shown and chastisement was used instead when Gideon punished Keturah with desert thorns and briers in front of Zebah and Zalmunna the captured enemy. Public Beating & Shamming in front of your enemy has to hurt. Which is a picture possible of a corrupt system oppressing Gods Beloved people because they do not love one another as themselves. If Kethurah would have loved their neighbor as themselves then when Gideon ask for food they would have given it to them, and I believe that Gideon would have gave them some of the Loot from the Medianites that he had got as he gave most away, and they would have been blessed for blessing Gods people, instead they got punished with desert thorns and briers in front of Zebah and Zalmunna the enemy.
Ever been beaten and oppressed in front of your enemy? Is God trying to tell you something? If we do get chastised in front of our enemy that's because God loves us and when we straighten up he will also Reward us in front of our Enemies in Yeshua's/Jesus's name!!!!!!!
Best Regards & Shalom
Lowell D. Williams VanVorhis
Someone should work on this, I have just started looking into it.
|Warning!!!!!!! If you do not Produce Fruit you will be Cut off||565||Lowelldw64||28-Jun-18 13:25|
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