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“Lesson From The Fig Tree”

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  “And when he saw a fig tree in the way, he came to it, and found nothing thereon, but leaves only, and said unto it, Let no fruit grow on thee henceforward for ever. And presently the fig tree withered away” (Matthew 21:19).

Text — Matthew 21:19-21


Fig trees are common and symbolic to Israel. When fig trees are full of leaves, it is expected that they bear fruits about that season. Jesus approached a leafy fig tree expecting to find some fruits on it, but found none. Hence, He cursed it.There are many youths today who attend Bible-believing churches, dress like heaven-bound Christian youths or even engage in one service or another in God’s house but do not bear the fruit of love, joy, peace, long-suffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness and temperance in their lives. These are leafy youths without fruit. Sometimes it is the Church that is not growing in number. Dr. Waymon Rogers said, “There is something wrong when the little Church stays little. Encourage your people to fast and pray.”

When Jesus Christ returns, all who do not manifest His nature and character will be eternally cursed into everlasting damnation. While those who do, will enjoy the privilege of being with Him eternally. Friend, are you like that leafy fig tree without fruit? Ask the Lord Jesus Christ to help you to bear fruits.


Leafy youth without fruit


Christ’s return is imminent: be fruitful.

Prayer for today

Lord, make me a fruitful Christian.

Pastor W.F. Kumuyi
About Author - Pastor W.F. Kumuyi

Listed among “500 most powerful people on the planet” by the Foreign Policy magazine in 2013, Pastor (Dr.) William F. Kumuyi is the founder and General Superintendent of the Deeper Christian Life Ministry (DCLM) headquartered in Lagos, Nigeria. DCLM started in 1973 as a 15-member Bible study group right in Kumuyi’s apartment at University of Lagos where he was a lecturer. His revolutionary Bible teaching on personal holiness and commitment to evangelism soon gained so much traction and resulted in a widespread revival.

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