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BITTER GREEN FIGS FROM THE TREE OF LIFE
By Martha © 1998, Revised 2012
Book Seven Of Eight

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Book Seven 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 51 The Spirit of Prophecy

Prophesying is the greatest gift given to men, and the Spirit of prophesying is the Spirit of Christ Jesus Himself. It is greater than all things, greater than faith, greater than hope, greater than love, and greater than even understanding. Prophesying is greater than all things, and is even greater than Christ, it being the Word of GOD, the Word of the Father, Himself, prophecy.

Jesus signifies this in Revelation, saying. . . . . . .Rev. 1:1 The Revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave unto him, to shew unto his servants things which must shortly come to pass; and he sent and signified it by his angel unto his servant John: 2 Who bare record of the word of God, and of the testimony of Jesus Christ, and of all things that he saw. God the Father is a Spirit, and this Spirit speaks to His prophets and prophetesses, and indwells His servants. The Spirit of the prophets is subject to the prophets as written, indwelling the prophets, speaking the same things by and through His indwelled servants. It is the Father who has always spoken through and by and in His own anointed servants.

We read in the scriptures, 1st Cor. 13:13 And now abideth faith, hope, charity, these three; but the greatest of these is charity. The greatest of these three, faith, hope, and love, is love, yet there is another, a greater than all of these. We also read in the scriptures, 1st Cor. 14:1 Follow after charity, and desire spiritual gifts, but rather that ye may prophesy. 2 For he that speaketh in an unknown tongue speaketh not unto men, but unto God; for no man understandeth him; howbeit in the spirit he speaketh mysteries. 3 But he that prophesieth speaketh unto men to edification, and exhortation, and comfort. 4 He that speaketh in an unknown tongue edifieth himself, but he that prophesieth edifieth the church. 6 I would that ye all spake with tongues, but rather that ye prophesied: for greater is he that prophesieth than he that speaketh with tongues, except he interpret, that the church may receive edifying. We are told to follow after love, and how do we follow after love in the greatest of all things? prophesying! Those that prophesy have great love, great faith, great hope, they having greater than all things, the burning fire of the love of souls, to present every believer unto Christ sanctified, purified, glorified, and holy, in and out, around and about, up and down and back again, holy, holy, holy unto the LORD God Almighty. And wrapped around all these things is a preservation, a preserving, a nurturing, a feeding, and a sheltering, through prophesying and through the Spirit of prophecy, which is the pure testimony of the indwelling Christ, as written. Rev. 19:10 And I fell at his feet to worship him. And he said unto me, See thou do it not: I am thy fellowservant, and of thy brethren that have the testimony of Jesus: worship God: for the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy. How the earth despises prophets and the words of their mouths. Yet it is these that love the world as God loves the world, and these that lay down their very lives for the souls of men.

The gift of life is that spirit of prophesying that saves menís souls. It is what saves us all. It is the voice of GOD, the trumpet, the warning, the truth, the sanctifier, the deliverer, the all in all, GOD Himself dwelling in human flesh, the Spirit of Prophesying. Learn to be led and learn to follow the spirit of prophecy, for without the prophets, the world shall surely perish all together.

We must trust so much in Christ that we also trust in those whom He sends. And do we not yet understand that He shall bring forth a Woman in the earth that shall also travail and bring forth a child, a Manchild? There is a one to come who will judge, one who is sent as prophesied out of the mouth of Jesus Himself, the one spoken of out of His mouth that was still abiding in heaven while He was upon the earth, signifying a Son who was yet in the Word to come forth in His appointed time, the Word yet being unfulfilled written in heaven, to be fulfilled in the earth, a will of the Father in heaven to be brought to pass in the earth, in the Fatherís will and in the Fatherís time. For we pray, Our Father who art in heaven. Hallowed be thy name. Thy Kingdom come, thy will be done, in earth as it is in heaven. When the will of the Father spoken in heaven is done in the earth, the Kingdom shall come, shall return to this earth in an anointed, appointed One coming forth from the Word. John 3:13 And no man hath ascended up to heaven, but he that came down from heaven, even the Son of man which is in heaven. He is sent to rule with a rod of iron! If we believe in Christ, we believe in those whom He sends.

And the second coming of Christ is veiled and curtained in the appearing first of the Woman and the Manchild and her seed, for He is coming for the Woman and her seed, coming to receive His Kingdom, brought forth from the living and the dead, that Kingdom that is prepared as a Bride for the Bridegroom, she having made herself ready, cloaking herself in righteousness, having as Her commander and chief, the Manchild, a Lord of the LORD, a Son of the Father. Know you not that is written, this Woman and her seed keep the commandments of Jesus Christ, and not only keep the commandments, but have the fulfillment of the testimony, the evidence of the resurrection of Jesus Christ in their very midst? Rev. 12:17 And the dragon was wroth with the woman, and went to make war with the remnant of her seed, which keep the commandments of God, and have the testimony of Jesus Christ. These things are all written down, revealed to Christ Jesus, and Jesus revealed them to John, and John wrote them down for us to believe in not only what is written, but to believe in those who fulfill those words that have been written when that election appears in the earth. For of this election it is written, If it were possible, the very elect would be deceived. It is not possible for the election to be deceived, they having in their very midst the testimony, the Manchild, a Lord of the LORD, a King of the KING. There shall be many Kings, and many Lords, else there could be no fulfillment of the scripture. . . . . . . . . . And he hath on his vesture and on his thigh a name written, KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS.

Rev. 19:10 And I fell at his feet to worship him. And he said unto me, See thou do it not: I am thy fellowservant, and of thy brethren that have the testimony of Jesus: worship God: for the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy. 11 And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse; and he that sat upon him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he doth judge and make war. 12 His eyes were as a flame of fire, and on his head were many crowns; and he had a name written, that no man knew, but he himself. 13 And he was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood: and his name is called The Word of God. 14 And the armies which were in heaven followed him upon white horses, clothed in fine linen, white and clean. 15 And out of his mouth goeth a sharp sword, that with it he should smite the nations: and he shall rule them with a rod of iron: and he treadeth the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God. 16 And he hath on his vesture and on his thigh a name written, KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS.

There is a travailing of this woman that the world shall see not, yet is the travailing written of her, she being called wickedness, she being cast into the mouth of hell, she being silenced in the earth, she being unheard, she being persecuted, hated, despised, called of satan and worse, fleeing for her life again and again, cursed, reviled, spit upon and crushed into the dust. Yet shall the earth open up her mouth and receive her enemies as a flood of the dead. The Woman and Her seed stand a lonely vigil of the night and shall rise up and light their lamps that the darkness of heaven might behold a dim light in the distance and the Word find a pathway into the earth to fulfill its own self, having a house prepared, and place prepared, a work prepared, a truth prepared, a people prepared and tested, tried, and proven worthy, a sanctuary and a crib, a resting place for the Word, an abiding place of the Almighty.

We are ladies in waiting and ladies surrounded by obstacles and doubts and fears and betrayers and forsakers like no generation of women since the beginning of time. Satan wars us on every hand, night and day and day and night, with sufferings, doubts, fears, misgivings, strifeís, pains, sorrows, afflictions, povertyís, touching every area of our lives and earthly existenceís to cause us to abandon the citadel as others have over the decades, they tiring of waiting for His appearing, they having grown weary of His tarrying, and they having grown wanton for the comforts of the flesh and this earthly life.

We are the watchtower. We are a watch. We are in the watchtower. We cannot come down out of that watchtower for even a moment lest the enemy come and take and steal and destroy all things, and overthrow all that has been stored up for His appearing. We must retain the oil. We must store up the oil in safety. We must always be in the tower and not forsake it for even a moment of time. For the very place we flee to could be under His destructive wrath and targeted for destruction like Sodom and Gomorrah, or Nineveh. We must stay in the safe place where He has placed us till He fulfills all things and then He shall faithfully come for us as promised to us. We are to be on our way to meet Him as He is on His way to meet us. It is so written. We must realize the importance of faithfully labouring in the spiritual things, in the things of the Kingdom of Christ, so that all over the world when the LORD sends His children to the well, it will already have been dug, and supplied with the living water, with wells and servants and power and truth, and living, life-giving water. What foul bowel gas in the winds we have all been to be so careless with the truth and the Kingdom of GOD come to deliver the living and the dead up unto the heavens. How can we be caught travailing with a sin, or with rights, or exaltations, or with anything of this corrupted nature, our flesh. Anyone who defends this abominable corrupted flesh has never, never even seen Golgotha.

As the Apostle Paul said, Woe unto me if I do not do what the LORD has told me to do. Woe unto me. So let that same fear cause you also to be faithful, that you not come to a fruit of judgment by unfaithfulness. Not all who call Christ LORD shall enter into the Kingdom when it appears.

While we are saved eternally in Christ Jesus, in this earth, we are cursed, and are as cursed children. For all who believe in Him are cursed as He was cursed. That is the intent of His whole teaching to us concerning persecution. We shall be hated and cursed as He was cursed.

He comes into our hearts and crushes them. He comes into our flesh and torments it. He comes into our minds and almost produces an insanity. He comes into our souls and causes mournings and grievings and sufferings of intensities. That is a curse. He curses our flesh unto death that we might live. He scourges us. That is cursing. He beats us senseless till we give up any effort upon our own of good. That is cursing. He comes into families and causes strifeís and quarrellings like no earthly thing can. That is cursing. He leaves us in our sufferings without helps often. That is cursing. He demands we love Him while doing evil toward us. That is cursing. He demands us to love Him even as we are tortured and slain, and even beyond that, demands we forgive and love those who do these things to us. That is cursing. We shall be and are cursed in this world as He was.

He leaves us to swim the ocean without so much as a sighting of land, all the while the sharks are swimming around us terrifying us and smiling at us for they can eat us anytime they choose. We swim through storms, and waves that almost drown us. We swim getting blistered by the sun. He leaves us without food and shelter and raiment and hope sometimes, all the while demanding we trust Him even if we die with sores and dogs licking them as we die. That is a curse.

To be saved is glorious. To know eternal life is more glorious. And to be formed into righteousness is a mystery that cannot be comprehended by the mortal mind. Sin is cursed, and we shall feel those cursings of sin till we are purified, sanctified, and glorified in Christ. It is good to look at the blessings of salvation, and good to hope in those blessings, and all those promises, and all those crowns, and all those rewards. The hopes of these blessings give us strength to come through our purificationís in triumphant victory. The flesh is under corruption and under the curses of corruption. But there is an unfathomable promise in the scriptures, a Woman and Her seed, in whom is no curse. The curse is done away with!

This Woman and Her seed, and Her Manchild, shall bring into the earth not only healing, not only power, but Her appearing is the crushing of satanís kingdom and the establishing of GODís Kingdom. The Manchild shall make all things new. Whereas satan was judged at the cross, the Manchild shall issue forth that judgment and bring it to pass. Whereas satan was cast from the earth in the blood of Christ, the Manchild shall issue forth that judgment, and bring it to pass.

TABLE OF CONTENTS
Chapter 50 Catch the Falling Figs
Chapter 51 The Spirit of Prophecy
Chapter 52 The Seven Overcomers

Excerpts From Bitter Green Figs From The Tree Of Life
Book Seven Of Eight, Written By Martha ©