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Proverbs 9:17-18 Stolen waters are sweet, and bread eaten in secret is pleasant. But he knoweth not that the dead are there; and that her guests are in the depths of hell.
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For he is not a Jew, which is one outwardly; neither is that circumcision, which is outward in the flesh: But he is a Jew, which is one inwardly; and circumcision is that of the heart, in the spirit, and not in the letter; whose praise is not of men, but of God. (Romans 2:28-29) But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name: Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God. (John 1:12-13)"THE ONLY JEW GOD LOVES"
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Figs of Thistles?   Professing Christians?

Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles?

 

“Jeremiah 24:2  One basket had "very good figs", even like the figs that are first ripe: and the other basket had "very naughty figs", which could not be eaten, they were so bad.”

 

A sower went out to sow his seed:

Matthew 13:7 And some fell among "thorns"; and the "thorns" sprung up, and choked them: Luke 8:7  And some fell among "thorns"; and the "thorns" sprang up with it, and choked it.

Matthew 7:15-20  Beware of false prophets ["professing Christians"], which come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves. Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men “gather” grapes of “thorns”, or figs of “thistles”?

Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them.  Luke 6:44  For every tree is known by his own fruit. For of "thorns men do not gather figs", nor of a "bramble bush gather they grapes". James 3:12  Can the fig tree, my brethren, bear olive berries? either a vine, figs? so can no fountain both yield salt water and fresh. [conversation, confession of your lips, of life-motive of heart].

 (What are you gathering in this life? What are you gleaming the "field of the world" of?)

Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit. A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit. [You are one or the other for its impossible to be both] Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire.

 

Luke 8:11  Now the parable is this: The seed is "the word of God".

Luke 8:14  And that which fell among   â€œthorns”    are they, which, when they have heard, go forth, and “are choked with cares” and “riches” and “pleasures of this life”, and bring no “fruit” to perfection. [Holiness into the Lord in Faith]

Mark 4:18-19  And these are they which are sown among "thorns"; such as hear the word, And “the cares of this world”, and the “deceitfulness of riches”, and the “lusts of other things entering in”, choke the word, and it becometh unfruitful.

                 *******   "Now the thorns are what?"   *******

Hebrews 6:8  But that which beareth "thorns" and "briers" is rejected, and is nigh unto cursing; whose end is to be burned.

"Straight is the gate and narrow is the way and Few there will be that will find it". [by our own choice and motive of life] Serve Christ in spirit and in truth to the glory of God or die in sin with your fithy spirit and guilty conscience that you have created!

 

Mark 7:14-15  And when he had called all the people unto him, he said unto them, Hearken unto me every one of you, and understand: There is nothing from without a man, that entering into him can defile him: but “the things which come out of him”, those are they that defile the man.

Mark 7:21  For from within, out of the heart of men, proceed evil thoughts, adulteries, fornications, murders, vile affections [“thorns and thistles”]

Matthew 6:22-24  The “light” of the body is the eye: if therefore thine eye be single, thy whole body shall be full of light. But if thine eye be evil, thy whole body shall be full of darkness. If therefore the light that is in thee be darkness, how great is that darkness! “No man can serve two masters:” for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. [Light or darkness?] Ye cannot serve God and mammon. [Faith and love for this world at the same time-impossible-heavenly spiritual principle-the word of the Lord untouched by unbelief]

Matthew 6:21  For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also. [truth unmovable-no if or buts-inescapable]

Matthew 12:34  O generation of vipers, how can ye, being evil, speak good things? for out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh. [word of the Lord forever settled]

 

Luke 8:16-18   “No man”, when he hath lighted a candle, covereth it with a vessel, or putteth it under a bed; but setteth it on a candlestick, that they which enter in may see the light. For “nothing is secret”, that shall not be made manifest; neither “any thing” “hid”, that shall not be known and come abroad. Take heed therefore how ye hear: for whosoever hath, to him shall be given; and whosoever hath not, from him shall be taken even that which he “seemeth” to have.

(what are you gathering in this life? What are you gleaming the field of the world of?)

James 1:20-22  For the wrath of man worketh not the righteousness of God. Wherefore lay apart all “filthiness and superfluity of naughtiness”, and “receive with meekness” the engrafted word, which is able to save your souls. But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves.

Luke 8:15  But that on the good ground are they, which “in an honest and good heart”, having heard the word, keep it, and bring forth fruit [Holiness unto the Lord in faith] with patience.

Matthew 5:8  Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God.