We are going to look at a parable in the Word that exemplifies the power of the Word and the power of one God over your life. Christ spoke in parables in the New Testament as well, to understand the parables, you have to put things in context to understand the spiritual aspects of what is written.
What you are seeing in vs. 10 – 15 are men that are asking the Lord [Holy Spirit speaking to them] in the symbolism of a fig tree. Figs are a sweet fruit and a dietary food staple for a lot of countries in the Middle East even to this day. The narrative is the same, God is asking men, you want to serve a king and me also? He asks the question 3 times and tells man you are going to promote yourself over me? As I have said before you cannot serve man and God at the same time it is like mixing oil and water they do not mix.
10 And the trees said to the fig tree, Come thou, andreign over us.
11 But the fig tree said unto them, Should I forsake my sweetness, and my good fruit, and go to be promoted over the trees?
12 Then said the trees unto the vine, Come thou, andreign over us.
The narrative changes to the use of the word vine which refers to one God one Word one Holy Spirit.
13 And the vine said unto them, Should I leave my wine, which cheereth God and man, and go to be promoted over the trees?
So now God is asking man if He should give up His authority and give it up to men where it states you want to promote yourself over other men, trees?
14 Then said all the trees unto the bramble, Come thou, and reign over us.
Bramble is a burning bush this refers to Moses when he went to the mountain and God spoke to him. Men are still asking the Lord to reign over them? If you notice the word and reign are conjoined in vs. 10 – 12 that is referring you back to your creation the first 7 days. Now you are in the garden of man who are talking to God remember men made Abimelech king. There is a difference between the word made and create. Man makes things appear God created things by Faith in the spiritual realm.
15 And the bramble said unto the trees, If in truth ye anoint me king over you, then come and put your trust in my shadow: and if not, let fire come out of the bramble, and devour the cedars of Lebanon.
The the LordGod speaks to the men of Shechem and tells them if they make Him king in their lives then they can find shade under His arms. If not then the fire of the bramble bush, fire is always judgement since the flood of Noah will devour the cedars of Lebanon. What this statement is talking about cedars are men that think they smell great they are righteous and pure. Lebanon is talking about mount Lebanon which is near Beirut a snow-capped mount that means purity. Mount always refers to men’s minds the place of a skull. A cedar tree is a sweet-smelling wood the smell of evergreens.
16 Now therefore, if ye have done truly and sincerely, in that ye have made Abimelech king, and if ye have dealt well with Jerubbaal and his house, and have done unto him according to the deserving of his hands;
Now God is telling the men you want to serve man I will give you over to their hands you made Abimelech king and you will be judge according to the measure of your hands.
Rev. 22: 12 And, behold, I come quickly; and my reward is with me, to give every man according as his work shall be.
There is a lot of things being said in the spirit in just a couple of words if you are not taught to discern the scriptures then you will follow men of the altars that will tell you that Judges 9 is dealing with politics as it is stated you cannot serve man his self interest and expect God to hear your prayers there is a judgement to be paid. Serving men is when you serve the altars ie, the Pope or the other men of the church you are serving man and not God.
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