We are about to read this exact same thing in Joel. Trees are always symbolic of people in the Word of God, beginning in the garden of Eden where Christ is called the Tree of Life and Satan is called the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil. (Read Ezek. 31 for a lesson in trees). And how is it that the locust shall consume the fruit and the productivity of our people? It was explained to us long, long ago, even in the next two verses of Deut. 28!
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Pamphlet 1317 Joel kc 2-2
Trees are always symbolic of people in the Word of God,
beginning in the garden of Eden where Christ is called the Tree of Life
and Satan is called the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil.
Duet. 28:42 All thy trees and fruit of thy land shall the locust consume.
The "stranger" is that foreign nation, not of true Israel but of Hemath, (Descendants of Cain) who affixed themselves to the tribe of Judah in 1 Chron. 2:55. They have become the taskmasters and have taken over the storehouse of our people, i.e. our treasury! The stranger that is within thee shall get up above thee very high; and thou shalt come down very low.
 He shall lend to thee, and thou shalt not lend to him: he shall be the head, and thou shalt be the tail.
As we said in our last study - Tell it to the Children! Tell it to their Children! and to your great-grandchildren!
BAD CHOICE! Let's return to the first chapter of the Book of Joel where we will now be told in the past tense what the "nation" of Joel 1:6 will do when it is "come upon His land":Deut. 28:45
Moreover all these curses shall come upon thee, and shall pursue thee, and overtake thee, till thou be destroyed; because thou hearkenedst not unto the voice of the LORD thy God, to keep his commandments and his statutes which he commanded thee:
One of the things the locusts have completely eaten away is the identity of God's vine, His people, the House of Israel. In other words, the bark on our family tree has been stripped away and the branches made so completely bare and white that although we can tell it is like a tree, we can't tell what kind or whose it is. You see, most of our people believe they are gentiles and not of the true House of Israel, largely in part because they have been falsely taught that the House of Israel are all Jews.Joel 1:7
He hath laid my vine waste, and barked my fig tree: he hath made it clean bare, and cast it away; the branches thereof are made white.
They must have never even looked at the maps in the back of their Bibles? The House of Israel and the House Judah became two separate nations a long time ago following King Solomon's reign and they will not become one "stick" again until Christ returns (Ezk. 37).
Here they are in approximately 933 BC:
Worse yet, because the "fig tree" has been stripped bare before their eyes, our people cannot tell a "good fig" from a "bad fig" (Jer. 24) of whom a mixture of both live in the land today called Israel, which is not the House of Israel at all, but of Judah, and then only in part.
You see, the House of Judah today is a "mixed basket" of a small remnant of Judah along with the sons of Cain from the house of Hemath who claim to be of Judah, but are NOT!
Yet most Christians, in their ignorance and blindness, believe that the "bad figs", those "who say they are Jews, and are not, but are the synagogue of Satan (Rev. 2:9)", i.e. those who "say they are Jews, and are not, but do lie (Rev. 3:9)", are actually God's chosen people!
Wow, have our people's brainstems been gnawed off by the locusts, or what?
Did you know that only two churches of out of the seven mentioned in Rev. 2-3, the churches of Smyrna and Philadelphia, know and teach who these deceivers are? Does your church teach who the kenites are? If not, Christ has a problem with your church (Rev. 2-3)!
If only our people would study God's Word and obey His commands and quit letting the scribes of Hemath do their translating for them, we wouldn't be in this mess.Instead, we have become a nation of spiritual harlots instead of remaining spiritual virgins. It is a sad story, even a lamentation to those with eyes to see and ears to hear.
To study the Bible is the noblest of all pursuits;
to understand it, the highest of all goals.
We pray that with the guidance of the Holy Spirit, you accomplish both.
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