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“Unending… unless we turn our backs”©

Can I dip my quill in eternity
and not be affected by it?
To think I would feel nothing
from such conceit…
such audacity…
to not think beyond the scope
of my own nose,
I drop to my calloused knees and
pray my words do not come from
defiance or insolence,
rather boldness and courage to
exemplify the thoughts I’m given…
the insights to unfold, the gifts
of the spirit within me…
the one that guides my pen
across the paper revealing the
mysteries found within the
great pyramids, heard from
the Oracle at Delphi or given
to Frost and Dickinson…
the thoughts of immortality,
the whispers of wind that have
sung their songs to lift the hearts
and minds of men and women,
the songs of equality…
of purpose… of mettle,
spanning the ages and settling on
chins to lower eyes to see
those needing our hands more
than we do ourselves,
can we not deserve to serve
ourselves the same charity or
the same wonder… and the same
hope we can give of the season,
it would be the gift that keeps
the circle complete… intact,
to reach back from our past
to our present… the time of today,
the day we need each other most…
the spirit shall remain as free
as the one that sees it for what it is…
for it is what we are…
and what we can do is find it in
others before we turn our backs
to this truth…
or even on ourselves.

 

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fig-tree-in-prophecy

 

If fruit is to be understood at all it needs to be: more than an abstract in thought, found how growth happens, realized to be growing or grown, and when the nutrients it has or contains do their work for us. There is more to fruit than meets the eye… and though it is nice to look at, we will never get the full benefit to what we look at by just staring at it, will we?

 

The merest thought of fruit is enough for some people to think of what they might have instead of the reason they have it. This could be viewed as an abstraction of the fruit, where we could be drawn away from the specifics of ‘why there is fruit’ to the general view… it is enough to know you have it. It is found in this way of thinking a greater inaccuracy… then is found in abstract: love, equality, justice and freedom- left as a stated quality but not truly expressing or sharing the fullest of the innate qualities each has or is granted us to believe as coming from them.

 

As to growth for a Christian… simply stated, growth comes to those who are in contact with the source of life itself. If fruit is to grow (at all) then it must remain (being an integral part) one with the limb or branch of the tree it comes from until ripened. As in this case (for the Christian) even maturation and separation from the tree (as by such an analogy) does not mean we should think any less of there being a connection with the Lord than the Spiritual connectedness we are to maintain with Him in the first place.

 

John 15:5 KJV
http://www.biblestudytools.com/kjv/john/15-5.html
5 I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing.

 

John 15:1 KJV
http://www.biblestudytools.com/kjv/john/15-1.html
1 I am the true vine, and my Father is the husbandman.

 
As to the nutrients (the benefits coming from them) of the fruit becoming a part of our lives- first we must ingest the fruit itself. After it is eaten, the flesh of the fruit, then we can digest it… and the benefits become comprehensive. With a clear understanding of life, and life itself being the focus, light becomes the revealer to clarity of meaning (what I’m tempted to call a form of ‘photo-genesis’ or sight of how important it is to be found in light) as growth comes by living in the light of God.

 
John 8:12 KJV
http://www.biblestudytools.com/kjv/john/8-12.html
12 Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying,I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.

 
John 6:51 KJV
http://www.biblestudytools.com/kjv/john/6-51.html
51 I am the living bread which came down from heaven: if any man eat of this bread, he shall live for ever: and the bread that I will give is my flesh, which I will give for the life of the world.

 
So what does it mean to be ‘fruitful?’ We are told to be fruitful and multiply… in Genesis 9:7, pertaining to ’the transmission of life’ and a promise through covenant.

 
Be fruitful, &c.–The first part relates to the transmission of life, the original blessing being reannounced in the very same words in which it had been promised at first [ Genesis 1:28 ].

 

Fruit of the Spirit, found here and explained to be seen in our christian walk with God.

 

Consequently it is important not only to know what the fruit of the Spirit is but diligently to attempt to make it an integral part of one’s own Christian life. No one ever drifts into spiritual maturity or excellence. It demands a yielding of life to the Spirit’s leading by means of the Bible ( Rom 8:14 ; Gal 5:18 ) and this can involve, at times, a real battle. The Christian life for Paul is always a combination of the work of the Spirit of God in originating fruit and the cooperation of the will of the individual.

 
What is found below comes from here, by way of Psalm 18:19, and The Treasury of David.

 
He delivered me, because he delighted in me. Free grace lies at the foundation. Rest assured, if we go deep enough, sovereign grace is the truth which lies at the bottom of every well of mercy. Deep sea fisheries in the ocean of divine bounty always bring the pearls of electing, discriminating love to light. Why Jehovah should delight in us is an question without an answer, and a mystery which angels cannot solve; but that he does delight in his beloved is certain, and is the fruitful root of favours as numerous as they are precious. Believer, sit down, and inwardly digest the instructive sentence now before us, and learn to view the uncaused love of God as the cause of all the lovingkindness of which we are the partakers.

 

Jeremiah 15:16 KJV
http://www.biblestudytools.com/kjv/jeremiah/15-16.html
16 Thy words were found, and I did eat them; and thy word was unto me the joy and rejoicing of mine heart: for I am called by thy name, O LORD God of hosts.

 
Accordingly, what is listed below is not thought to be literal (I do not think everything in the Bible is suppose to be figuratively understood either) but let’s go with it. Found here… and look below for ’The Commentary on the Whole Bible’ for the reference. There would not be a mention to what will happen in the stomach if it was figurative, would there?

 
(Revelation 10:9, Revelation 10:10 ). The idea is to possess himself fully of the message and digest it in the mind; not literal eating, but such an appropriation of its unsavory contents that they should become, as it were, part of himself, so as to impart them the more vividly to his hearers.

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