Being Jesus the person he was, always looking for good, I fail to understand these passages. Can someone explain them to me?
If you don't mind, I'd like a answer from your heart, not from any religious dogma. From that poin of view I already know the answer...
What puzzles me, this doesn't seem like something that Jesus would do, right? what do you think was his point in doing a 'mean' or 'petty' thing to a defenceless tree? CAVEAT: I love Jesus and all his teachings!
Thanks for your input!
I think the lesson is of your power, to use for ANYTHING you will. Jesus' powers = your powers. Your confusion seems to be over whether what Jesus commanded was "good" or "bad" but the lesson is about the power of command--not about what you should or should not use your power for. Your judgement is the only judgement that exists. Jesus' command of the fig tree was neither good nor evil in and of itself. It was only action, and the fig tree responded. Banishing is OKAY! You have full power of your world.
If you notice any "seed" (be it a habit, a relationship, a belief, an addiction, a "fig tree" or ANYTHING) that does not serve your purpose... you can COMMAND it do disappear from your life. You don't have to feel guilty at all for ruling and commanding the world around you. You cannot exercise power that is not yours to command.
answered 07 May '11, 02:20
Jesus has dominion over all existence, he was like Adam before the fall in that way. So nature is not separate from him but serves him and obeys him. We see this incident as something maybe mean but as it was it has taught a lesson and strengthened faith. There is more than one lesson here the taught lesson and the hidden lesson. The taught lesson is plain for all to read; the hidden lesson has to be meditated on. Something we see as a tragedy can be used to teach and learn from as a testimony to God, it can be used to teach to have faith, and to build faith as well. The other hidden thing it teaches is that when God needs us or calls on us and we ignore God we get ignored by God, in other words the tree turned away from God so was not feed by God. This is exactly the same for us as his children when we say "Why has God abandoned us?" We are really feeling the effect of our own abandonment of God not his abandonment of us. So when we feel lead to do something helpful to someone that needs help and we say "Ahh the game is on television, I'll "TRY" to help my friend tomorrow (if I get around to it)." We need to be ready for the consequences of that un-Christian thought and action. Remember Jesus said "As you have treated the least of these you have treated me."
"Indeed, if anyone did not hearken explicitly to the teachings of Moses and receive them as inspired doctrines, that person would come under the severe judgment of God (YHVH), and the same thing applied to the teachings of “the Prophet” who was to come who would be just like Moses (Deuteronomy 18:15-22)."
I think Jesus was trying to explain that faith could ultimately cause both a building up/positive outxome or indeed a negative/destructive outcome.
The power works just the same,the results can be so different.
Jesus could just have easily made the tree fruitfull.
Perhaps on many occasions He did!
"All" of Christs words and deeds are not recorded in the New Testemant.In fact John says this quite candidly.
answered 07 May '11, 14:58
well i see it as the tree was suppose to have fruit to feed him but did not make anny that is why he said from now on no one will eat from that tree! (you reap what you sow) in fact the tree cursed him self! so from the point of jesus he just acknoledge it! and made example of it to teach is disciple! the same way you see people acting bad in this life god does not cause them to be this way and he does not cause the punishement!they have make that choice them self! even if they don't know it! if you spit in the air and it fall back on you who made that choice? the fact that some people see farther then other to see what will happen from those choice is the only differance! but who takes the time to see what the choice they make will give them?
answered 09 May '11, 22:45
i imagine that like most of the times he spoke and taught he was teaching the capabilities of an instant manifestation capabilities of our race. My source talks about jesus and he explains that this was the reason he was here, To show us our maximum capibilty as 3rd density beings! Watch here.
love n light,
The story is giving you an example of what to do with unfruitful things in your life. Take your life force out of them by moving your attention/focus from them thereby cursing them.
answered 08 Sep '11, 16:19
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