RENDERING ALL THE FRUIT
"By this therefore shall the iniquity of Jacob be purged; and this is all the fruit to take away his sin, Isaiah 27:9 KJV. "The next day John seeth Jesus coming unto him, and saith, Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world, John 1:29.
For review: ALL THE FRUIT OF THE VINE IS A MESSAGE THAT JESUS TOOK AWAY THE SIN OF THE WORLD: Isaiah 27:8-9, KJV, John 1:29.
The following is a discourse of significance regarding the church-world and the preachers today. Three parables from Jesus tell the story of the problems of the world ministry and its inhibiting affect upon those whom they lead. The first parable is John 15:1-8 concerning Christ di-VINE. The second is Luke 20:9-18 regarding the vineyard and the husbandmen. The third parable is of the vineyard in Isaiah 5:1-7.
As you can see from these scriptures, John the baptist and Isaiah were not AFRAID of the "Christ-grape". Both rendered unto God "ALL THE FRUIT" in their testimonies. It was also prophesied that "sons of aliens" would become the "vinedressers" in Isaiah 61:5. (We shall see the depth of what this bodes later in this letter). And this is very noteworthy because a "VINEDRESSER" IS A MINISTER who tends the branches by pruning them. He also attempts to "dress" the VINE in "clean white linen which is the righteousness of the saints", Revelation 19:8. Now that we understand that (1) THE FRUIT OF THE VINE is a message that God, the JUDGE, HAS PARDONED THE SINS OF MEN AND "DISCOUNTED" THEM, RENDERING ALL MEN "GUILTLESS"!! (2) a VINEDRESSER is a PREACHER or a church leader, and (3) "dressing" the vine is persuading and LEADING men into righteous behavior. Now let us go to the parables Jesus taught.
THE PARABLE OF CHRIST di-VINE: John 15:1-8.
Jesus said that he is the VINE and mankind are the BRANCHES, John 15:5. This takes into account that ALL MEN (regardless of race, creed, color, religion, or nationality) of flesh ARE HIS BODY MEMBERS, 1 Corinthians 12:20-25; Ephesians 5:30; Hebrews 2:11-15. Not all the branches are green or "spiritually alive". Some are dry or "spiritually dead", Ephesians 2:1-3. God takes these dry branches away from this life one by one, John 12:24, 15:2, and speaks to them up above so that they may bring forth fruit ... nolonger as "prodigals" and "feeble", Psalm 2:8-9,12; Luke 15:20-24; 1 Corinthians 12:23-25. Branches who do bear ALL THE FRUIT ... THE MESSAGE THAT THE SINS OF ALL MEN ARE PARDONED AND "DISCOUNTED" ... ARE PURGED TO BRING FORTH MORE OF IT! How often, if ever, have YOU come across a real fruit bearing branch in your lifetime? It is rare to even hear that THE JUDGE "DISCOUNTS" MAN'S SINS HAVING ALREADY PARDONED THEM even though Jesus became God's sin offering for the world nearly 2000 years ago, 1 John 2:2, 4:14. (We shall consider the reasons why this message is not mentioned in the study of the next parable). Only those men in whom Jesus really dwells will actually deliver ALL THE FRUIT, and without Jesus' presence in them even they can do nothing! John 15:4-5. Those branches abiding elsewhere in their various churches----claiming Christ's name but preaching their own doctrine of salvation----cannot possibly bring forth "ALL THE FRUIT", Isaiah 4:1-2; Matthew 15:8-9. In the spiritual sense practically all the members of the world churches are "withered", John 15:6. Jeremiah said they take a curse upon themselves for trusting men who are prisoners of accursed evil spirits, . Those "PARCHED PLACES" Jeremiah talked about describe the churches! At the end of the dry one's lives, they are gathered (Luke 17:34-37) and burned with hallowed fire (taught the WORD and "made perfect", Isaiah 54:13; Hebrews 12:22-24) under the altar above, John 12:24; Revelation 6:9-11. All those branches abiding in Jesus having his RED-BLOOD WORD abiding in them will be honored. They may "ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you", John 15:7. They glorify God by bearing much fruit, that is, telling men over and over again that GOD DOES NOT ATTRIBUTE SIN TO MEN (2 Corinthians 5:18-19) and ALL MEN ARE PARDONED (Isaiah 40:1-2). Here is a question for your self-examination. Do YOU "render unto God "ALL THE FRUIT"? ... or are you a "short-changer" like Cain was? Does YOUR FAVORITE PREACHER bring forth "all the fruit"?... or is he a hireling (one who takes money for service) and a robber (one who "steals God's words" with ulterior motives)? John 10:8,12-13. If your answer is "No"!.. then you and your preacher are "dry", and your church is a "parched place". If you would become a fruitful branch, YOU are commanded to think in the atonement frame to forgive all men their trespasses and TO FORGET THEM like God and Jesus have done! Matthew 18:21-35.
THE PARABLE OF THE WICKED HUSBANDMEN: Luke 20:9-18.
Jesus arose and then he established a church and left it to his disciples' care. In turn, they "passed over" and left the care of God's church to those remaining on earth, Luke 20:9. The spirit has been sent from time-to-time to get the proper verbal fruit (on "doorposts", Psalm 141:3) that God desires .... the message that HE, THE JUDGE, HAS PARDONED AND DISCOUNTED THE SINS OF ALL MEN..."THAT IS ALL THE FRUIT OF THE VINE-JESUS"! But the ministers "beat" or grieve the Spirit, who leaves unsuccessful, Luke 20:10, (Genesis 6:3; Ephesians 4:30). God is longsuffering. So at other stages in each minister's own personal growth, He sends other Holy Spirits to try and get "ALL THE FRUIT" from them. But those Holy Watchers leave "vexed" and unrewarded, Luke 20:11-12, (Isaiah 63:10). Finally the Son himself is sent by the Father to these preachers in that he promised to "come again", but he is not reverenced, Luke 20:13, (Luke 13:6-9; John 1:11, 5:41, Song of Solomon 4:16, 6:11). Instead the preachers are content to compete for members and act as lords over the flock and claiming the people as "my members", while crucifying Christ again by rejecting his RED-WINE WORD), Luke 20:14. It was asked what shall God do to the preachers for doing these things in Luke 20:15. The answer is that He shall destroy them in due time, Psalm 2:9,12, and give their congregations to others, Luke 20:16. This parable astonished those who heard it. But the lesson is that those RED-WINE WORDS rejected by today's church-builders is exalted by the Most High. If they attack it they shall be broken, and if it falls on them, it shall grind them to powder, Luke 20:17-18; Revelation 2:27, (Ecclesiastes 12:7), and there they shall be humbled in spirit, Isaiah 45:23; Hosea 11:10-11. The problem of the preachers is the same as Cain's problem was. In offering truth to God, they hold back the BEST part and refuse to render it to God!!!
In Revelation 6:6 is a warning to men, especially to preachers, to "hurt not the oil and WINE". In The Significance of Oil, we found that "oil" is the WORD expressing the JUDGE'S (O) WILL. We also discussed WINE in Can You Drink Jesus' Blood, and also in this paper. Simply put for those of you who do not have those letters, "OIL" is the JUDGE'S WILL THAT ALL MEN BE SAVED: Isaiah 54:7-10, 57:16-19; John 5:22, 8:15, 16:8,11; I Timothy 2:3-6. WINE and OIL are similar. They may be "hurt". The preachers have stifled, suppressed, discouraged, and refused to teach this MOST HIGH TRUTH in order to maintain and control their congregations (claiming the inheritance of the vineyard for themselves), and among other reasons to receive "mammon", the financial reward of tithes and offerings. But you cannot serve God and (de)money! Matthew 6:24. Men may leave the churches' chains for freer pastures when they learn this. However many preachers may feel piqued by this letter and maintain that they did bring forth fruit. Well, they did! This time the Holy Spirit will describe that fruit.
A PARABLE OF A VINEYARD: Isaiah 5:1-7.
In this parable we find that Jesus established a church with his disciples based upon his light and God's truth, Isaiah 5:1. He pruned his disciples and fenced them about with angels with the expectation that the church would bring forth fruit, Christ-clusters of grapes filled with RED-WINE-WORDS, Isaiah 5:2. Instead he found wild grapes. "Wild grapes" is a wild doctrine that "You can be saved IF"..."You can be forgiven IF"..."You are on your way to hell, BUT"..."Most men will be lost, BUT", etc. It is a doctrine with "strings attached"! It is conditional and depends upon man's will and capabilities. In Isaiah 5:3, God asks the Heavenly "Watchers" to "Judge between me and the vineyard" (men on earth). He asks what more could have been done (even sending down Jesus to give men real grapes). Yet it has produced wild doctrines of salvation (grapes) with a bitter-sour twang. The prophecy teaches further that God removed his protecting angels from the church; allowed devils to devour the preachers, their followers and to possess them, Job 1:9-12; Isaiah 5:5; Matthew 12:43-45. Going further God said His angels would not dig around it or tend it, but briars and thorns, the symbols for evil spirits, would grow in the churches, Habakkuk 1:4; Matthew 13:7,22. He would also order His angels not to water them (teach them, Isaiah 52:15), Isaiah 5:6; John 7:38; Hebrews 12:1. In Isaiah 5:7, where all men are princes of God, the meaning of the name, "Israel"), Psalm 82:8,87, it says He looked for judgment the way He views it as in the "OIL". But He beheld oppression in the churches, one devouring another, and disfranchisement of some of His children's birthright. He looked for righteousness the way He gave it as a "free gift" requiring no action by man for it to be binding. But all he found in the churches were their cries (prayers and speeches).
Now you see HOW HEAVEN VIEWS US! We may honor and esteem preachers and church-groups as holy bodies, but if they are not "rendering unto God ALL THE FRUIT OF THE VINE", and if they are producing "wild grapes", then GOD IS NOT THE SPIRIT IN THEM! 2 Corinthians 11:13-15; Revelation 13:4-7,11. Satan is the "spirit" producing "wild grapes" and "no grapes" in the churches. He energizes preachers to hurt and deny the "OIL and the WINE"! "The sons of the alien" from Isaiah 61:5 are evil spirits! If you, the reader, are a victim of the "church-charade", then stop playing church. God is seeking men not afraid of His wine who smear "Jesus' blood" on their doorpost and door. Those who rejoice in it may join our Father by entering into His joy and reclamation of every "prodigal son". The "JUDGE" has "waived" the law! ALL MEN ARE SAVED AND THEIR SINS ARE PARDONED AND NOT COUNTED AGAINST THEM!
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