Summer fruits always bring rejoicing because they keep us alive. Everything we buy in a grocery store is a result of seed being planted in good soil, blossoming, and producing life-giving nourishment. We all know the frustration of going to the store and an item that we really need is not available. Even worse, we know that in some countries there are long lines that people stand in to receive basic food supplies. That would not be a joyful experience. Even worse than that, there are the countries with no access to food supplies at all and they suffer starvation. Then there is the difference between the fruitfulness coming from the blossoms of the Word of God and the starvation of the soul that comes from a lack of nourishment from the God’s Word. During the Great Tribulation, under the rule of the anti-Christ, there will not only be a lack of the Bread of Life, but there will be a lack of food for those rejecting the 666. Even so, “… Jesus said to them, I am the bread of life: he that comes to me will never hunger; and he that believes on me shall never thirst.”
In these perilous times. the Bread of life is scarce and we need to understand what Christ has done for us on the Cross. He is the Bread of Life. We need the Word of God to be so firmly established within our soul and spirit that we can endure difficult tribulation. We need to be so dedicated to the Fruitfulness of our soul that we have no worry nor concern for the affairs and materialism of this world. We are Citizens of the Kingdom of God. Our heart must be filled with the understanding of the Word to bring fruitfulness for the Kingdom of God. When we accept the remission of our sin, according to what Christ Jesus did for us on the Cross, we have an abundance of Fruitfulness through the Spirit of Christ, the Holy Spirit.
In today’s scripture text, it is clear that haughtiness brings about the unfruitfulness of the soul, spirit, and even a city or country. For example, we know that the anti-Christ will be so self-centered that nobody will earn any credit from him unless loyalty is given to the 666. For example, the New World Order is in the process of forcing allegiance to the solidifying of the ten global kingdoms. In the process, thousands upon thousands of migrants are going without basic necessities, but they are the ones being used by the NWO to break down borders and coerce submission to the ten kingdom grouping. In other words, everything is self-centered around the desires of the ushering in of the ten kingdoms. It would seem that the migrants and all those who are starving in these perilous times would have a hunger for the Bread of life. “… Jesus said to them, I am the bread of life: he that comes to me will never hunger; and he that believes on me shall never thirst.” Where are those who have the Spirit of Christ living in them? Where are those who have the Bread of Life to give?
The haughtiness of the NWO towards their migrant “pawns” is a mirror image of how the haughtiness of the system of the anti-Christ will rule over the ten kingdoms. When the world faces the Great Tribulation and the Battle of Armageddon, people will mirror what is said in today’s scripture reading; we have heard of the pride of the anti-Christ, he is very proud, he is even proud of how haughty he is, he is proud of his pride, and he is proud of his wrath. When the system of the anti-Christ begins to deteriorate, and the Rock, our Lord Jesus Christ, is thrown at the feet, then the anti-Christ will howl only for himself, and all those living by the 666 will howl with him. They desolated the fruitfulness of the Word of God with their intense dislike for the Message of the Cross of Christ and by their disdain for the presence of the Holy Spirit. The foundations of the ten kingdoms of the system of the anti-Christ is stricken because the builders rejected the Chief Corner Stone, which is Christ Jesus the Bread of Life.
This part of the scripture reading is more description of the anti-Christ, “…but his lies shall not be so…” His lies will not be full of pride, haughtiness, and wrath. His lies will be from the lips of humility, peace, compliments, and flatteries. Through these lying words, he destroys many. Here is one use of his flatteries; “And such as do wickedly against the covenant will he corrupt by flatteries: but the people that do know their God shall be strong, and do exploits.” Daniel 11:32. We need to be fruitful in knowing the Word of God, to feast on the Bread of Life in perilous times. Here is an example of the anti-Christ’s use of peace, “And through his policy also he will cause craft to prosper in his hand; and he will magnify himself in his heart, and by peace will destroy many: he will also stand up against the Prince of princes; but he will be broken without hand.” Daniel 8:25. We need to be fruitful in the Spirit of the Prince of princes.
During the days of the Great Tribulation, brought on by the rule of the anti-Christ, there will be underground resistance. At least currents of resistance that run within the soul of those present during those perilous days. The underground resistance will seek to destroy all fruitfulness that flourishes in the field of the system of the anti-Christ and the anti-Christ will seek to destroy all fruitfulness that does not blossom from his 666. The One True God, the Message of the Cross of Christ, and the Holy Spirit will continue to produce fruit which will put the system of the anti-Christ on constant vigilance to persecute, kill, and destroy the followers of the Living God. “For the fields of Heshbon languish, and the vine of Sibmah: the lords of the heathen have broken down the principal plants thereof, they are come even unto Jazer, they wandered through the wilderness: her branches are stretched out, they are gone over the sea.”
Many within the days of the Great Tribulation will be saved and come to accept what Christ Jesus has done for them at the Cross. Israel, the Hebrew Land, will even find refuge among those who will hide them underground. Israel is a very small nation, about the size of Columbus Ohio in the U.S.A. But, still some may wonder how so many people can be hidden underground where the modern god of knowledge and information cannot persecute them? Well, that is what the Battle of Armageddon is all about! God is compassionate and merciful with the Spirit of Redemption. He wants people to come to His Son Jesus Christ at anytime and anywhere. The Holy Spirit will have compassion on those who help Israel and will have compassion on those who resist the anti-Christ. The Holy Spirit will water these Saints of the Tribulation with Holy Tears, because their fruitfulness has fallen to the ruthlessness of the anti-Christ! Where there should be fruitfulness of gladness and joy, it has been taken away by those living for the rewards and credits of the 666. These people are not even allowed to sing under the anti-Christ; the music in their heart has been trampled on. Ever wonder what has happened to praise and worship music these days.
“Therefore I will bewail with the weeping of Jazer the vine of Sibmah: I will water thee with my tears, O Heshbon, and Elealeh: for the shouting for thy summer fruits and for thy harvest is fallen. And gladness is taken away, and joy out of the plentiful field; and in the vineyards there shall be no singing, neither shall there be shouting: the treaders shall tread out no wine in their presses; I have made their vintage shouting to cease.”
The fruitfulness of the Word of God flows from the Cross of Christ Jesus. At the Cross is the remission of sin which puts the anti-Christ in remission. When sin is remitted then Satan is remitted and the Holy Spirit fills our soul as our fellowship with the Spirit of God is restored. The Spirit of Christ sets us apart from the ways of the kingdom of this world, sets us apart from the desires that pull us into the spirit of the world, and enables us to reject the 666, which is related to the modern god of knowledge and information. The defeat of Satan, and the victory of our Eternal Life is what Christ Jesus died for, was buried for, and the reason He triumphed over death through the Resurrection.
Believe in your heart and confess with your mouth that Jesus Christ is Lord.
“We have heard of the pride of Moab; he is very proud: even of his haughtiness, and his pride, and his wrath: but his lies shall not be so. Therefore shall Moab howl for Moab, every one shall howl: for the foundations of Kirhareseth shall ye mourn; surely they are stricken. For the fields of Heshbon languish, and the vine of Sibmah: the lords of the heathen have broken down the principal plants thereof, they are come even unto Jazer, they wandered through the wilderness: her branches are stretched out, they are gone over the sea. Therefore I will bewail with the weeping of Jazer the vine of Sibmah: I will water thee with my tears, O Heshbon, and Elealeh: for the shouting for thy summer fruits and for thy harvest is fallen. And gladness is taken away, and joy out of the plentiful field; and in the vineyards there shall be no singing, neither shall there be shouting: the treaders shall tread out no wine in their presses; I have made their vintage shouting to cease.”
Isaiah 16:6-10 King James Version (KJV)
“When anyone hears the word of the kingdom and does not understand it, the evil one comes and snatches away what has been sown in his heart. This is the one on whom seed was sown beside the road. “The one on whom seed was sown on the rocky places, this is the man who hears the word and immediately receives it with joy; yet he has no firm root in himself, but is only temporary, and when affliction or persecution arises because of the word, immediately he falls away. “And the one on whom seed was sown among the thorns, this is the man who hears the word, and the worry of the world and the deceitfulness of wealth choke the word, and it becomes unfruitful. “And the one on whom seed was sown on the good soil, this is the man who hears the word and understands it; who indeed bears fruit and brings forth, some a hundredfold, some sixty, and some thirty.” Matthew 13:19-23
“And Jesus said unto them, I am the bread of life: he that cometh to me shall never hunger; and he that believeth on me shall never thirst. But I said unto you, That ye also have seen me, and believe not. All that the Father giveth me shall come to me; and him that cometh to me I will in no wise cast out.” Matthew 6:35-37