It seems that the Heavenly Father has allowed, Rom. 13 a time for pruning HIS Church of the dead branches. If you check out the 6,000 years of human history, this is a norm. God blesses, man becomes prideful and disobedient and God allows the sowing and reaping process to prune the dead branches. We call our mini farm the TrueVine as we would rather do the pruning that is needed ourselves and continue in HIS blessings.
“[a]I am the true Vine, and My Father is the vine dresser. 2 Every branch in Me that does not bear fruit, He takes away; and every branch that continues to bear fruit, He [repeatedly] prunes, so that it will bear more fruit [even richer and finer fruit]. John 15:1-3″ It is interesting to note that Matt., Mark, & Luke seemed to have left this teaching out? But Jesus is just bringing up to date the prophesy of Isaiah in 5:5-7 concerning God’s judgement:
“So now let me tell you what I am going to do to My vineyard: I will take away its thorn-hedge, and it will be burned up;I will break down its [a]stone wall and it will be trampled down [by enemies]. “I will turn it into a wasteland; It will not be pruned or cultivated, But briars and thorns will come up. I will also command the clouds not to rain on it.” For the vineyard of the Lord of hosts is the house (nation) of Israel And the men of Judah are His delightful planting [which He loves]. So He looked for justice, but in fact, [He saw] bloodshed and lawlessness;
[He looked] for righteousness, but in fact, [He heard] a cry of distress and oppression. Isa. 5:5
Seems that Biden just broke up the Trump protective boarder hedge on our Southern border. So it is obvious what is next to happen. It will be a supernatural blessing if we ever have another near honest election, seems to me? So moving from large cities and becoming more self supporting may be the way to go along with getting closer to the LORD. Of course this caption below is secular and does not address the spiritual. But life if very short and then what? Have you really deeply considered what is next for you?
Our roads here are very dangerous. Very little law enforcement, people driving a 2 lane road for some times 2 hours to go to work, each way, to get home again due to the price of living close to work. 40% alcohol related with an average of about 32 deaths per year on this island. The same power pole in front of our home had been cut off at the base 3 times in the past 5 years by a drunk driver and is not on a curve. So as the Holy Scriptures put it our life is but a vapor or a short lived flower in the expanse of eternity. Something really “Worth Considering” while you can.
Yours, in HIS great love and wonderful grace and mercy, Ken<><
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