Turkey Figs Are Still Green

 

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Either they ripen, or die.

I have a turkey fig tree in my yard which should have ripened by now.

When they are ripe, they swell, become soft and juicy, and turn a purple color.

They usually are ready by mid-June, and are at their peak in July.

By August, the harvest is over.

It is a 3-4 month process from the first appearance of the hard green figs to the last ripe purple figs.

My figs should look like this now:

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This is now July, and there has been no change for 6 weeks.

The figs on the tree are still small, hard and green, and some are dropping off the tree already.

This is bad.

I called the local farm extension service, and told them I had given extra plant food, and watered them some.

One problem is that I am in the South of USA, and the heat is high here.

We have a lot of thunderstorms with rain, so I was hoping that was providing enough water for the figs.

I was wrong.

After talking to the agent, I realized that my ground is still too hard and dry from the heat.

Heat stress and lack of water stopped the ripening process.

The tree cannot benefit from the plant food sticks I put into the ground, since the ground is dry and hard, and the roots cannot access the food.

I have to dig up the ground and add mulch, to keep it loose, and to allow moisture to stay when watered.

It is getting late in the season, so I need to do this right away, or I will lose all my figs..

The tree will abort them if the problem not corrected.

Facts about figs

Use Only Ripe Fig Fruit. An unripe fig fruit is not only ineffective but it can be toxic and allergic reactions may occur.

Also, if the figs are taken from the tree prematurely, the white milky fluid that discharges from the stem can transfer to a person’s hands, eyes or mouth.

Ficus elastica, otherwise known as the Indian rubber tree, common rubber tree plant, or the common fig tree (Ficus carica, F. Lyrata and F.benjamina) contains an irritating sap.

When pets are exposed to this plant, it can cause both gastrointestinal (e.g., vomiting, diarrhea) and dermatological (skin) irritation.

Wait until the figs are ripe to harvest.

Figs will not continue to ripen after they are picked like many other fruits.

You can tell that it is time for harvesting figs when the fruit necks wilt and the fruits hang down.

If you pick a fig fruit too early, it will taste horrible; ripe fruit is sweet and delicious.

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Parable of the Fig Tree (Luke 13: 6-9)

6 Then he told this parable: “A man had a fig tree growing in his vineyard, and he went to look for fruit on it but did not find any.

7 So he said to the man who took care of the vineyard, ‘For three years now I’ve been coming to look for fruit on this fig tree and haven’t found any. Cut it down! Why should it use up the soil?’

8 “ ‘Sir,’ the man replied, ‘leave it alone for one more year, and I’ll dig around it and fertilize it.

9 If it bears fruit next year, fine! If not, then cut it down.’ ”

Meaning for us

From this parable, we see that an unfruitful tree has to be given care and fertilizer.

The gardener has been given one year to make the tree fruitful for harvest, then it will be cut down.

This means RIPE figs, not hard unripe ones.

If the tree is fruitless, it will be cut down.

If only unripe figs develop, they cannot be harvested, and the tree will naturally abort the fruit.

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Level One

Fig trees represent the Kingdom of God on earth.

Christ is the gardener.

The figs are the fruit of the tree, the believers.

God’s patience and period of grace has time limits

Repentance and salvation are the fruit of His tree.

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Level Two

The tree is the church.

If it does not bear fruit, it will be cut down.

If it produces only unripe fruit, it will be aborted during the tribulation.

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Level Three

The tree is our individual assigned worlds, with our work and influence.

We, like Christ, are the gardener of our own tree.

We are to bear fruit also.

Our future is based on our success or failure.

If our tree is cut down, we will be cut down also.

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Possible Warning

What I am musing about is the possible warning from my own tree.

Do we, as a body of believers, only have about year (maybe two) of grace left, to repent, witness to others and sow seeds of faith, before God’s harvest is over?

It is possible, that spiritually, most of us have unripe figs, or no figs, on our tree.

Our response should be more than say a prayer, and think that is enough.

Like the gardener, and like me, if I want my fig tree to be a success, hard work is ahead of us.

We have to dig up the hard ground.

We have to mulch.

We have to water the fig tree daily.

We have to protect the tree from the heat and bad weather.

We cannot just sit around and do nothing.

And we have to start NOW.

Once the harvest season is over, it is too late….

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A Prayer for Fruitfulness

https://www.moodymedia.org/blog/2013/01/prayer-fruitfulness/

By Dr. Erwin W. Lutzer February 24, 2013

“Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit by itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in me… By this my Father is glorified, that you bear much fruit and so prove to be my disciples. As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you. Abide in my love.”—John 15:4, 8, 9

To abide means “to live or dwell.” In practical terms it means a constant and conscious dependence on Christ every day of our lives.

We yield to Christ in the morning, but then repeatedly affirm our dependence on Him as the day continues.

Through such submission and faith, the Spirit is free to work the supernatural changes within our hearts.

Let Us Pray

Father, I pray that You might enable me to “abide in You;” that is, rest in Your provision and love. I pray that I might not only bear fruit, but much fruit for Your glory. May I not be a branch that is barren, a branch that is “thrown into the fire.”

And now I pray for _____ that they might come to know You and trust You with their lives and future. I pray that they might see that You are well aware that we cannot change ourselves; You do not expect us to bear fruit by our will power but by dependence on You and Your blessed Spirit.

Help us to confess every sin that stands in the way of abiding in Your promises. Help us to simply be clean vessels that rest in Your spiritual resources and strength.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

 


64 Responses to “Turkey Figs Are Still Green”

  1. 7~24~5999 (out of 6000) in these Final Days
    Yahshua the Son of Yahweh Returns VERY SOON!
    Will it be on or before Yom Kippur, Day of Atonement,
    10~20~2018?? Pray NOW to be SAVED and SEALED
    in THEM. Revelation 14:1 HalleluYah! Hebrew: “Praise ye Yah!”

    Marianne, even our Black Mission fig tree is not producing much. The few figs on it are all different sizes! They are really good tasting figs.
    A couple of years ago a neighbor’s tree (possibly Golden fig) was FULL of figs. Branches of them hung over our wall so we let them grow expecting a big harvest. Not so. The figs became all pithy inside, very naughty figs. No harvest! I was thinking that maybe they represented the neighbors. The tree grew on its own and apparently was not given good care. I believe that radiation from Fukushima is killing ALOT of helpful insects, some of them working for the figs. I hope that you will get at least a few to eat. It was a blessing for the Children of Israel to get figs from their own fig tree.

    ETERNAL SURVIVAL BLESSINGS FOR YAHWEH’S SAINTS!

  2. Yum! Mulch around the base of the tree might help conserve moisture. I do not know how that works with fig trees. Yahshua counseled a fig tree owner to fertilize his with dung (manure).

    • spirit of lawlessness

      • i like perry stone’s message

        • These Christian evangelists will only deceive you because they are also being deceived. The Total Eclipse may be one of the signs as were The Four Blood Moons. The latter began at the beginning of the final 3 1/2 year period (Passover 2014) before the final Jubilee year (2017 – 2018). Be ready!

    • Drain the swamp?? HA!! IMO he came out of it! I believe that President Donald J. Trump is the “trump card” of the Vatican. If he stays in office, as ruler of The Two Horned Beast government of Revelation 13, he will enforce “The Mark of the Beast”. I have taught before that it is Christianity.
      (Meaning of the #666 in Revelation 13:18 Greek Diaglott, Free on The Web)

      “Come out of HER My people!” Yahshua the Messiah in Revelation 18:4

      • no no no, he is not trump card of vatican, he is God;s trump card.

        • 8~5~5999 (out of 6000) Sabbath

          OK q, if he is Yahweh’s trump card why did he say “he was so popular that he could kill someone on the street and get away with it?”
          Hearing those words, I really sat up and took notice. He also has made a number of vulgar comments about women and minorities.
          He has bankrupted a number of times.
          Do these actions count?

          “Be careful that no man deceive you!” Yahshua the Messiah in Matthew 24:4

          Personally, I believe that he is poised to enforce “The Mark of the Beast” which, sadly, most Christians already have.

    • trump is appointed by god, and the people.

      • Marianne, you should know by now that American presidents have been put in by the Vatican NOT elected by the people for a very long time, at least since 1980. It seems now I know why you seem deceived by Christianity. Sadly, believing that Trump was chosen by Yahweh indicates that your moral perceptions may be off.

        • God allows the appointment of kings and leaders. I think Trump is a huge improvement over Obama. I am not saying Trump is a saint, or perfect, but he is a good man that loves this country, and he should be allowed to do his best, and not be slandered.

          • Thy stop.every thing he does wont alow him to due anything then thy say he hasnt. Done what he promiss to due. Thy wont give him a chance at all

          • “Allows” may be the key word. Trump has a poor record of character. The whole U.S. political scene seems to me to be “smoking mirrors” right now. Trump left for a 17 day vacation, Congress for one lasting until September. I just wonder if they all plan to go to their underground bunkers anytime soon? The SAVED are turning to Yahweh and Yahshua. HalleluYah!

  3. Sharings from an ex-elite bankster about secret services at 18:23 – 19:40 –

    Excerpt- Bernard: “…One of the things that I found out… is about secret services; you think they are there to serve and protect a people, country, etc. but they actually turn out to be criminal organizations, to be more precise, the system is heavily so. We are talking about financing wars, creating wars, so basically creating a lot of misery in this world. So lots of conflict. And then I think to myself, if only people knew what the world is really like. Secret services will stop at nothing. Nothing.”

    Part 1 is here –


  4. Bill Johnson: This Simple Test Will Tell You Your Spiritual Age

  5. THE HOLY SPIRIT’S PROMPTINGS
    Carter Conlon
    August 5, 2017
    Years ago the Lord impressed upon my heart to start a Bible study in a little country church in a very small town called Pendleton. This was an area of Canada with no Christian testimony for about forty square miles that we were aware of.

    I went to the board of the church and told them who I was and the reason I wanted to rent their church. They ended up allowing us to use the building free of charge, and they even provided a caretaker to turn on the heat and shovel the snow in winter.

    I immediately put together flyers advertising the Bible study and sent them out. The very first night, there was a snowstorm and nobody came! I ended up at the church with my six-year-old son, Jason, and my brother-in-law, who was the worship leader. My brother-in-law asked, “Should we just go home?”

    “No,” I replied. “The Lord has called me to do this, so we are going to have a service tonight!” And we did. We worshiped God, my son shared his testimony, and we all had a great time!

    I continued to hold the Bible study week after week. Sometimes there were six people in attendance, sometimes only four. But eventually, over the course of a couple of years, the Bible study grew into a church. One church grew into two, plus a Christian school and a food bank — a testimony that still exists today.

    What would have happened if I had just gone home on that first night of the Bible study? I could have said, “This is pointless — it’s not worth the effort.”

    How sad it will be for some people when they arrive at the throne of God and realize that the Lord’s promptings were there to do something that would have brought honor to His name, yet they did not obey.

    Carter Conlon joined the pastoral staff of Times Square Church in 1994 at the invitation of the founding pastor, David Wilkerson, and was appointed Senior Pastor in 2001.

  6. A special announcement from Asher Intrater
    Global alignment is speeding up… creating a new synergy for Israel and the church in the end times.

    Everything is lining up “…to the ends of the earth” and back again.

    The Pacific Island Canoe is connecting to the Silk Road of East Asia, connecting to the Isaiah 19 highway in the Middle East.

    Millions of Muslims are coming to faith in Yeshua the Messiah; and the Abrahamic Family of faith is being restored as Arab Christians and Messianic Jews walk in covenant love.

    2017: 500 years from the Protestant reformation and Ottoman conquests; 100 years from the British mandate; 50 years form the reunification of Jerusalem and the Charismatic renewal.
    2018: 70 years from the birth of the State of Israel
    2040: The current Hebrew calendar comes to an end; Islamic Ayatollahs predict the total annihilation of Israel.
    check out this 2040 ? ??????

    We are entering into a final transition age similar to the book of Acts. The apostolic and the apocalyptic are converging. Biblical pattern is becoming living prophecy.

    Alignment leads to revival; the manifest glory of God will rest on the city of Jerusalem and the people of God everywhere. The nations of the world will be lined up on one side or the other.

  7. http://www.breakingchristiannews.com/articles/display_art.html?ID=22094

    MOM APPEALS AFTER LOSING HER CASE AGAINST A SCHOOL THAT GAVE HER SON TRANSGENDER MEDICAL TREATMENTS WITHOUT HER PERMISSION
    Michael Gryboski : Aug 7, 2017

  8. good news

  9. http://www.elshaddaiministries.us/messages/notes/5777/2017-08-12-Sat_notes.pdf
    https://livestream.com/accounts/1969900/events/7641641/videos/161152457

    watch at least the last 15 minutes.

    sep 23 , Revelation 12 ,

  10. http://johnkilpatrick.org/media/player/media/a-great-wonder-pt-2/video

    john Kilpatrick Ministries | A Great Wonder, pt.2


  11. http://www.identitynetwork.org/apps/articles/default.asp?articleid=28451&columnid=

  12. http://mnewlife.org/pages/2017Teshuvah_Prayer_Guide___Booklet_overview
    2017 TESHUVAH PRAYER GUIDE & SUPPLEMENTAL BOOKLET
    40 days of Repentance Prayers for Aug 22 – Sept 30
    (Elul 1, 5777 through Tishri 10, 5778 – Yom Kippur Day)


  13. Hi Marianne,

    i have question regarding to the psalm 110:3
    there are original hebrew meaning

    3Your people will volunteer on the day of your host, because of the beauty of holiness when you fell from the womb; for you, your youth is like dew.

    3 Thy people offer themselves willingly in the day of thy warfare; {N}
    in adornments of holiness, from the womb of the dawn, thine is the dew of thy youth.
    110:3 Thy people 5971 [shall be] willing 5071 in the day 3117 of thy power, 2428 in the beauties 1926 of holiness 6944 from the womb 7358 x4480 of the morning: 4891 thou hast the dew 2919 of thy youth. 3208 ,

    do you know what it mean from the womb of dawn, from the womb of morning. thanks

    God Bless

    • q

      I read this:

      The Lord says to my lord:[a]
      “Sit at my right hand
      until I make your enemies
      a footstool for your feet.”
      2 The Lord will extend your mighty scepter from Zion, saying,
      “Rule in the midst of your enemies!”
      3 Your troops will be willing
      on your day of battle.
      Arrayed in holy splendor,
      your young men will come to you
      like dew from the morning’s womb.[b]
      4 The Lord has sworn
      and will not change his mind:
      “You are a priest forever,
      in the order of Melchizedek.”

      the Lord GOD (ie the FAther) speaks to his son, the Messiah, and sits him at his right hand, and gives him rulership.

      KJV

      The LORD shall send the rod of thy strength out of Zion: rule thou in the midst of thine enemies.

      Thy people shall be willing in the day of thy power, in the beauties of holiness from the womb of the morning: thou hast the dew of thy youth.

      The LORD hath sworn, and will not repent, Thou art a priest for ever after the order of Melchizedek.


      I think the first version does a better translation

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