BITTER GREEN FIGS FROM THE TREE OF LIFE
By Martha © 1998, Revised 2012
Book One Of Eight
Excerpts From Bitter Green Figs From The Tree Of Life
Book One Of Eight
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I have ministered to many around the world by personal letters for decades, and in these letters are hidden tidbits of manna, and mixed in with the every day counseling and answering letters are hidden crumbs of wisdom, and hidden secrets of the scriptures, and hidden thoughts of the LORD as He ministers those things each believer needs to hear, words of comfort, and sometimes even rebukes, coming from the Spirit of Prophecy as the Holy Spirit answers troubled hearts and weary minds with a touch of the bread from heaven. This treatise is formed from bits and pieces of some of the letters that the manna from heaven might be given to all who believe, and some are literally, bitter, green figs, hard truths and new. These are treasures from the Holy Spirit, pearls from the Kingdom of Christ Jesus, precious fruits from the Tree of Life.
Chapter 10 The Flesh Without the Spirit is but Dirt
Those that reject the Word of GOD, shall come face to face with the power behind the WORD. They may curse the Word and despise the Word, and call it evil and wicked and but the workings of a mind of evil, and they may slay those it dwells in and curse them and persecute them and call them of the devil also, yet shall that power that has created all things, that power behind the Word, choose to eternally curse all those who cursed and curse it, and shall eternally save all those who have saved and save it!
Now, from the carnal to the spiritual is no step. From the flesh to the spirit, is no step. For the spirit dwells in the flesh. And the flesh holds the spirit. They move upon the same plain and travel the same road. They take steps together, and as one. What one takes, they both take, and they are not divided into two separated purposes. They must become one purpose and walk one purpose and dwell and live, one purpose. The greatest mistake men have made from the beginning of time is to make them travel two separated existence's. They travel the same beam of light, and the same unfrayed thread. When the Spirit leaves the flesh, the flesh returns to the dirt it is formed from.
Men take liberties with the flesh and say it walks upon another plain and another path. It does not. It walks in death and if you do not put it into that beam of light and cause and force and make and whip and beat and scourge it into walking that beam of light, you shall perish. The flesh must walk the same beam of light that the spirit walks. There is no separation of church and state so to speak, no separation of the flesh from the spirit. Where one has been, they both have been. Where one goes they both go. And what one is, they both are.
For even the wicked as they fall under the curses of GOD shall cry out in terror to be delivered from wrath. Even the most beautiful women in the world will realize the futility of time and that to make a hundred thousand dollars a week for the beauty of the flesh will not buy forgiveness for even one single act of immorality. They need cleansing. They need deliverance. They need salvation. They need their nakedness' covered and their sins forgiven. For where their flesh walked, their spirit dwelled also, and where their spirit flowed, their flesh followed after, both being corrupted. They walked as one in iniquity, the flesh and the spirit both being defiled.
Righteous judgments offend even the lowest to the highest in the realms of flesh. We think we are what we think when we are not what we think we are but are what we do. We think so highly of ourselves and would to GOD we were what we think, but we are not. We are the reality of what we do in thought, word and deed, and by those thoughts I mean, the heart. We have to live with ourselves, so we grant great mercy to ourselves and great liberties lest we would be cast down our own selves unable to rise because of condemning our own selves. Would that we granted others half as much mercy, but we do not.
Reality is truth and truth is reality. Taking that principle into the Word of GOD, men have been sitting under preachers for twenty years or more that preach prosperity, and they are still tithing and looking for that prosperity and for that pot of gold at the ending of an imaginary rainbow. Truth and reality agree. If prosperity were the truth and if the doctrine were the truth, there would be no poor in the houses of GOD but by now the wealth's of the whole wide world would be in their coffers. Yet they are still tithing and tithing and tithing for an imaginary pot of gold from an illusion of someone's mind that decided to merchandise not only the Kingdom of GOD for tithes and offerings, but also the things of this world.
Jesus multiplied the loaves of bread and the fish to feed thousands. Jesus changed the water into wine. Yet Jesus did not multiply one coin, not one single coin. Just like a lottery advertising its winners to snare the masses, the ministers of tithing to gain lift up their winners to gather in all the losers. GOD Himself gives bread to the wicked and rain to the unjust and shelter to the iniquitous. For He is a righteous GOD. Will He deny His own children even less, that they must beg as a beggar in the streets for a crust of bread? or cast a coin into the coffer to receive back His love and blessings?
But I have found the truth to be the reality, persecutions, denials, poverty's, sufferings, hatreds, anguish of soul, jealousies, envies, evils done to me because of the name of Christ and even some in the name of Christ, forsakings and wicked backbitings. Truth is reality. Lies do not bear witness with reality. Truth agrees with reality. And that will be found to be a sword of defense against false doctrines, false prophets, false teachers, liars, and all pretenders of the faith. Truth agrees with reality. Reality bears witness to the truth.
If, as men say, all power is Christís, I must deem He enjoys seeing me suffer so under the bondage's of this present evil world. If He has all power, why does He allow us to suffer so? Because truth bears witness with reality. Christ does not have all authority over the all power. His power is under the authority of His Father, and under the authority of the Word of GOD that dispenses His authority as He wills, by the will of the Holy Ghost. He that overcometh and keepeth my works unto the end, to him will I give power over the nations . . .and this word of scripture is the reality. Power shall be given. And this Word power signifies, all judgment! The judgment of this earth and every soul ever born is Christís!
Then reality will agree with the truth and we shall know it has come to pass when it comes to pass. Right now, we are in but the promise of this Word and the promise of this Word and the reality of it says, all power is not yet given, but the world is in bondage yet. That is the reality that agrees with the truth. The Word, the truth is first spoken, and then the reality of it, the substance of it, forms.
Men everywhere cover menís corrupted behinds all the while building a defense around their own. Men are deceitful. Eve was not deceitful. Being deceived is not being deceitful. Deceiving oneís own self is not possible. No liar deceives himself. He is in the craft and art of deceiving others because he does not deceive himself but masters the art of deceiving. The art of deception is simply withholding the truth, or part of it, or even most of it, or all of it. That is deception. Lying is changing the truth into a lie, but deception is simply, the concealing of the truth.
So if the inside of the cup is unclean, likewise the outside is unclean. For the inside and the outside walk the very same beam of light. And if that beam is darkness, then it is darkness, and if it is light, it is light. But the inside and the outside agree. The inside is visible on the outside. Jesus said, Beware of wolves in sheepís clothing. Do you suppose Jesus was speaking of Judas? or of someone else? For Judas walked with the apostles, and so much so, that none of the apostles knew Judas was the one that was going to betray Jesus. None of them knew, Judas so cloaked himself in the clothing of a sheep. What is the clothing of a sheep? The clothing of a sheep is the Word, the Spirit, or both. How is it that wolves receive the Spirit? And how is it that wolves manifest the Word? Because no one who comes is cast out or rejected. No one who comes to receive is denied. No one who asks does not receive, and no one who knocks has the door shut to him. Ask and you shall receive. Knock and it shall be opened, and seek and you shall find. Those are promises of the scriptures. So in the time of fruit bearing, the inside will come to the outside and become manifested. It is when the tree bears its fruit that the inside is manifested on the outside.
And that fruit bearing time can be over a long, long period of time, or it can be a quick bearing, or a bearing of good fruit and then turn to bad fruit, or a bearing of bad fruit and then turn to good fruit.
The manifestation of the Spirit and the Word, or both, is evidence of GOD, and is evidence only of these things. For the Spirit that was given to Judas delivered the devils, and healed the sick, and even raised the dead, yet Judas himself bore fruits of a wolf. He was cloaked in both the Spirit and the Word, yet became a son of perdition. Likewise, can any and all who believe and receive and then become betrayers of the truth. For the antichrist in Revelation, himself, shall be one filled with mighty powers and wonders, calling down the Spirit from heaven, yet shall be a Judas of all Judasís. For as Judas was prophesied, likewise is the antichrist prophesied. And as Judas once believed, like-wise does the antichrist rise up out of the church, coming forth from the church, being a believer and then a betrayer, the harlot church becoming a great spiritual whore and a worshipper of the god of mammon, formed by the power of one man and one woman. These are deceivers, these that have mastered the art of deceiving. Beware of wolves in sheepís clothing, is the warning!
Chapter 12 Suffer The Little Children To Come
Ever since I first read anything at all about Jesus, even as a very small child, six or so, I prayed to GOD to not only be like Jesus, but to do everything Jesus did. After coming to an understanding of the Spirit of GOD, I have prayed for more anointing than that anointing that rested upon Jesus, for all the power that was given to Jesus is not all the power there was to be given, for Jesus Himself even said, greater works than His works shall we do. And in Revelation we see that greater works that are to come. Jesus said even, Gather in all the maimed and blind and crippled into my house. Prepare for the coming of the Kingdom of GOD, and power!
In Revelation we see such an anointing to come into the earth that it totally destroys satanís entire kingdom. We see such an anointing that not only delivers demons, and not only heals the sick, and not only raises the dead, but that literally does away with death, and added to all of this power, is the power given to overthrow satanís kingdom in the whole earth and destroy satan himself, and that every kingdom that is in the world becomes the kingdoms of the LORD and of His Christ. That is power!
That is the power of the Father, the Son and the Holy Ghost entering into the world all at the same time, delivering the world even of the curse of death, all things becoming new, no pain, no sorrow, no tears, no disease, no sickness, no plagues, no deaf, no maimed, every living thing restored to wholeness.
From the beginning of time, a deliverance date was set down in circles of the span and spinning of the earth. Now, iniquity abounding so violently causes GOD to cut short those times of spinning else the elect also would be destroyed, and GOD has promised deliverance to the election, not destruction. The elect are not going to be destroyed, or overcome, or cast down, nor even be slain. For GOD has promised the elect shall survive and come through the fires of menís hatreds, through the fires of menís holocausts, through the fires of GODís wrath's, and through the fires of satanís destruction. For as satan is destroyed, his wrath shall also go forth in war and bloodshed to destroy the world and all flesh. However, the powers of darkness are going to be destroyed by the breath of GODís mouth, by the Word, and that means by the fulfillment of Revelation and the coming of the Heir, the Judge, the Manchild.
So we live in the shadow of all of those promises, and we who abide in the shadow of the promises, are as in the fullness of them already, the shadow being the power as the whole of it is the power waiting to be revealed. If the shadow can keep us, how much more the substance that stands behind the shadow? For what can cast a shadow except substance standing in the sphere of the light? When the shadow steps out of the way and the fullness of the light comes, what can stand before its brilliance? When the written Word steps out of the way and the substance appears that is now but a scripture, a Word that says, and GOD says, shall it not be glorious?
Concerning all the letters and instructions we receive from the LORD, it is also my responsibility to deliver unto the election the truths of the scriptures that they are prepared in everything to receive the power and the anointing to come. If they strive not, they shall receive not. If they read not, they shall perceive not. If they study not, they shall learn not. If they pray not, they shall fall by the wayside of the flesh that has pit upon pit prepared every day for its weaknesses.
The more the Holy Ghost strives with us to forfeit the mind and the flesh and all the world and its life into His will, the harder our wills war the Spirit to retain their own existence's. It is fearful to forfeit the life and the heart and the soul and the mind and the spirit into the hands of the WORD of faith. It is very, very hard to simply enter into a shadow and abide there in the shadow, not knowing what the light shall reveal when it is revealed. We want life, and if we are fearful to enter into the shadow, or the promises of the WORD of GOD, which is what the shadow is, and for centuries hundreds of thousands of saints have died inside the shadow, and therein passed on through it into the light, and we may also, yet if we are fearful, we shall not inherit or enter into the City of GOD, as written.
If you abide in the shadow in fear, you shall enter on through the portals of death to enter into the light behind the shadow. I want my faith and fearlessness to bring the shadow down and reveal all the light, to bring the substance down that casts the shadow and have it explode all the light behind it. So we have to have a body of believers that have lost their fear of the shadow and the fears of its revelations. There are those that want to remain in darkness and in the flesh and in hiding and will not come out of deceit into the fullness of truth. Fear keeps them in darkness where they will not come out and face GOD face to face, even if He spits on them, or curses them, or beats them, or scourges them. They send messages through the shadow to the light. They will not go to the light. They send words through the shadow to the light. They hide from the shadow even and will not enter into it into the darkness of it and burst through the other side to face GOD face to face.
No lover and maker of lies shall receive the City of GOD. To be a lover and maker of lies is one who always makes up the truth in the head about any and everything, too lazy and lukewarm and a hater of the cross of righteousness, to go and find out the truth. Even when they are told the truth, they continue to hang onto their lies and do them anyway, calling them the truth. That is having a heart of deceit. A little lie or a little misunderstanding seems so harmless, but if it is done in the flesh, it is done in the spiritual, and it will defile the Kingdom of GOD with, the Lord said when He did not say, and it will say, He did not say when He did say. It is idolatry, self idolatry! First, we reject the love of the truth. Who would go and find the truth about every single thought if they hated the truth? or did not care what the truth really was? No one! Those that walk in the flesh shall not inherit the City of GOD for those that walk in the flesh are deceived by the flesh.
I have learned to wear the helmet of salvation all the time, protecting my mind from seeding detrimental thoughts and from things that would escape the normal eye as being harmful. If I do not speak the words of truth, I have nothing to say. If I am not speaking the words of life, I have nothing to say. I am not a chatterbox nor an idle listener of thoughts. I find it difficult to be around people who are swept up into the affairs and cares of this world, for what fellowship has the light with the darkness? The light only continually offends the darkness and those who love to dwell in it.
We are a family of GOD, a family of the heavens. But people want a family of this earth. We are not a family of this earth but of the heavenlies, of the Kingdom of GOD, and there is where we preside, abide and fellowship, in the Word and in the Spirit and in the new heavens and in the new earth wherein dwells righteousness only. Those that dwell in the flesh, or mind, or in the fellowships of this world and this life, err greatly in not putting upon the garment of the Bride, which is coming down out of GOD from heaven, as said of her. We do not have to put upon a carnal image or a fleshly image to fellowship with those of this earth, and in truth, we must not, and cannot, and are forbidden to do so. Those I see that do, walk also in sin, deceit, lukewarmness, and inordinate affections of this life and flesh and world.
Isa. 45:7 I form the light, and create darkness: I make peace, and create evil: I the LORD do all these things. 8 Drop down, ye heavens, from above, and let the skies pour down righteousness: let the earth open, and let them bring forth salvation, and let righteousness spring up together; I the LORD have created it. 9 Woe unto him that striveth with his Maker! Let the potsherd strive with the potsherds of the earth. Shall the clay say to him that fashioneth it, What makest thou? or thy work, He hath no hands? 10 Woe unto him that saith unto his father, What begettest thou? or to the woman, What hast thou brought forth? 11 Thus saith the LORD, the Holy One of Israel, and his Maker, Ask me of things to come concerning my sons, and concerning the work of my hands command ye me. . . . . .13 I have raised him up in righteousness, and I will direct all his ways: he shall build my city, and he shall let go my captives, not for price nor reward, saith the LORD of hosts. . . . . . . 15 Verily thou art a God that hidest thyself, O God of Israel, the Saviour . . . . .17 But Israel shall be saved in the LORD with an everlasting salvation: ye shall not be ashamed nor confounded world without end. . . . . . 22 Look unto me, and be ye saved, all the ends of the earth: for I am God, and there is none else. 23 I have sworn by myself, the word is gone out of my mouth in righteousness, and shall not return. That unto me every knee shall bow, every tongue shall swear. 24 Surely, shall one say, in the LORD have I righteousness and strength: even to him shall men come; and all that are incensed against him shall be ashamed. 25 In the LORD shall all the seed of Israel be justified, and shall glory.
Ask of me the LORD said, concerning things to come, the work of my hands, concerning my sons, not only one son, but more than one son. And we read in Revelation concerning this second son, and He is called the Manchild who shall rule with a rod of iron, and the one that shall bring forth the City, and the one that shall declare to the world He is but a servant to the brethren and the prophets, and the One the scriptures call a Son of GOD. Rev. 21:7 He that overcometh shall inherit all things; and I will be his GOD, and he shall be my son. So we wait for the power, and the glory and the Kingdom to descend into the world, that all who will may freely drink of the fountain of the water of life, freely. Rev. 21:6 And he said unto me, It is done. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end. I will give unto him that is athirst of the fountain of the water of life freely. 7 He that overcometh shall inherit all things; and I will be his GOD, and he shall be my son. Through great power and great glory shall GOD the Father witness to the whole earth that this is a Son.
Isaiah says, Woe unto him that saith unto his father, (or the father of the Manchild), what begettest thou? or to the woman, What hast thou brought forth? They say, What have you done? Who is this? And to the woman, they say, What have you brought forth? So they say to both the mother and the father of this child, What is this thing you have brought forth? So the LORD has already spoken out of the mouth of Isaiah, Ask of me these things to come concerning my sons, and concerning the work of my hands command ye me. Righteousness shall pour down from heaven. Salvation shall come down from heaven. Isa. 45:13 I have raised him up in righteousness, and I will direct all his ways: he shall build my city, and he shall let go my captives, not for price nor reward, saith the LORD of hosts. REPEAT . . . . .NOT FOR PRICE NOR REWARD, SAITH THE LORD OF HOSTS. Rev. 21:6 And he said unto me, It is done. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end. I will give unto him that is athirst of the fountain of the water of life freely.
And the Manchild shall usher in salvation unto Israel who is at present godless and without salvation in Christ. Isa. 45:17 But Israel shall be saved in the LORD with an everlasting salvation: ye shall not be ashamed nor confounded world without end. . . . . 22 Look unto me, and be ye saved, all the ends of the earth: for I am God, and there is none else. 23 I have sworn by myself, the word is gone out of my mouth in righteousness, and shall not return. That unto me every knee shall bow, every tongue shall swear. 24 Surely, shall one say, in the LORD have I righteousness and strength: even to him shall men come; and all that are incensed against him shall be ashamed. (And the Manchild shall usher in salvation unto Israel who is at present godless and without salvation in Christ and unjustified.) 25 In the LORD shall all the seed of Israel be justified, and shall glory.
There is a lot to know, and understand, and learn, so start young, and never stop seeking, asking and knocking.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Chapter 1 Chain of Command
Chapter 2 The Tree of Knowledge
Chapter 3 The Simplicity of Anger
Chapter 4 On the Purposes of GODís Scourgings
Chapter 5 On Abiding
Chapter 6 On Understanding the Branch
Chapter 7 On the Curse
Chapter 8 On the Word of GOD
Chapter 9 The Curse of Salvation
Chapter 10 The Flesh Without the Spirit is But Dirt
Chapter 11 Sorrow not as the World Sorrows
Chapter 12 Suffer the Little Children to Come
Chapter 13 Looking at the City
Chapter 14 On the Spirit of Prayer
Excerpts Taken From Bitter Green Figs From The Tree Of Life, Book One Of Eight
Written By Martha ©