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Pamphlet 1759 Figtree kc 3-2

And we now KNOW from history the exact "day"
when the fig tree was planted, for it has already come to pass.

We even KNOW where it was set out. However, before we disclose that day and location we need to learn more about the "fig tree" and learn that there are both "good figs" and there are "bad figs". Therefore, let us continue our study from the beginning and come forth through history to our present era.

We learned in our last study that both the good seed and the bad seed were planted in the garden because Adam failed to dress and keep it according to the Word of God. No, it wasn't the flowers and the veggies he was to dress and keep! He was to "serve God" and be an husbandman, a farmer, a laborer in the field, a doer and protector of His Word "watching" over and "protecting", as in building an hedge about the people in the garden beginning with his own wife Eve!

Genesis 2:15
And the LORD God took the man, and put him into the garden of Eden to dress it and to keep it.
Here are the Hebrew definitions for "dress" and "keep".
Dress = H5647 €abadaw-bad'

A primitive root; to work (in any sense); by implication to serve, till,(causatively) enslave, etc.:— Xe, keep in bondage, be bondmen, bond-service,compel, do, dress, ear, execute, + husbandman, keep,labour (-ing man), bring topass, (cause to, make to) serve (-ing, self), (be, become) servant (-s), do (use)service, till (-er), transgress [from margin], (set a) work, be wrought, worshipper.

Adam's family was to serve God and bring forth truth and knowledge and "till the ground, the field, i.e. the world (Mat. 13:38)" with knowledge and truth from His Word! That is precisely why God "formed him" (Genesis 2:5). You see, God had created all the races on the sixth day (Gen. 1:26) and made them to be hunters and fishers, but after He rested on the 7th Day He declared that had "no man to till the ground". Gen. 2:5 "And every plant of the field before it was in the earth, and every herb of the field before it grew: for the LORD God had not caused it to rain upon the earth, and there was not a man to till the ground." So He formed Adam and placed him in the garden to dress it and keep it.
Keep = H8104 Lshamarshaw-mar'

A primitive root; properly to hedge about (as with thorns), that is, guard;generally to protect, attendto, etc.:—beware, be circumspect, take heed (to self),[which is discipline] keep (-er, self), mark, look narrowly, observe,reserve, regard, reserve, save (self), sure, (that lay) wait (for), watch (-man).

That's right! Adam was to serve God by observing His Word himself and being a "watchman" over the garden, i.e. to protect those in the garden (Eve) from eating bad fruit!

Note: The analogy of "flesh" food, such as fruit, bread, meat, etc., to spiritual food is used throughout the Word of God. Take a look around today and see what man has done to pollute God's creation (the natural foods) by "forcing" the ground with toxic chemicals (false doctrines) and by then removing the "natural nutritious elements" (truth) from his food through what he calls "refining"! The point is that even as the descendants of Adam today do not "dress and keep" the "earthly fields" according to God's natural laws, nor do they bake the "whole grain wheat" into bread without "bleaching it" and adding "fluff", they have also allowed the "spiritual fields" in our land to be filled with poisonous doctrines and the "bread of life", His Holy Word, to become polluted! Your Father doesn't like it!

Malachi 1:6
A son honoureth his father, and a servant his master: if then I be a father, where is mine honour? and if I be a master, where is my fear? saith the LORD of hosts unto you, O priests, that despise my name. And ye say, Wherein have we despised thy name?

[7]Ye offer polluted bread upon mine altar; and ye say, Wherein have we polluted thee? In that ye say, The table of the LORD is contemptible.

Therefore, in following the analogy set forth let us compare the "processing" of the earthly "bread" our people eat to the "processing" of the spiritual "bread" they eat daily, which should be the unadulterated "bread of life", the pure natural Word of God, but unfortunately it is not in most cases. You see, oh-so-smart-and-worldly-wise man takes the whole grain wheat and removes the substantive outer coat and literally strips it of all nutrition while he bleaches it with a toxic poison to make it "white" as snow and a "loaf to be desired". Students of Ezek. 13 would say the bread is "whitewashed". Then man beats "air" (like his own hot air) into the dough spiced with "leaven" to make the loaf nice and "fluffy" when it is baked and to make its texture more "palatable" to the ignorant consumer. One should ask, "How DARE he call that wicked stuff bread?" Yes, the "traffickers" of bread have made it look real good and made it taste real good, a loaf to be desired, so people "flock" to eat that "junk" and then they wonder why they are unhealthy and why Preparation H is such a big seller? Go figure.

We could go on and on with junk food analogies but let us make just one more observation. Look out across the purple mountains majesty and across the fruited plains of this "bread basket" of the world and observe our "eating habits" today and "take heed" to the "junk foods" that so many of our people are eager and willing to consume. We can learn a great deal about our "spirituality" from a close observation of "food" in this final generation of the "Baby Boomers", who would better be called the "Big Babies", spiritually speaking that is (Heb. 5:11-14).

For instance, we find "fast food" restaurants serving instant gratification fries and hamburgers and "Happy Meals" scattered all over our land and at every exit and entrance to our "highways and byways", analogous to the paths we follow. These "glistening" facilities serve so few nutritious items (if any) that their so-called food is commonly referred to as "junk food", amazingly even by those who eat it! One should be forewarned that if this "stuff" is consumed as a steady diet it will make you sickly indeed!

By the way, the original "fast food" restaurants were set out under "golden rainbow-like arches". Since then, other fast food denominations have come along and strived to be the burger king by preparing or grilling the same junk food in diverse manners or by adding a few sesame seeds to the big white fluffy buns encompassing the king's idolatrous meat. Take a lesson from Daniel and his friends when they were offered the king's meat (analogous to Satan's false doctrine... you know... like fruit from the bad tree). Stick to "pulse", the pure "bread of life" and your countenance will be much fairer! (Understand we are speaking in a spiritual sense.) Daniel 1:12-13 "Prove thy servants, I beseech thee, ten days; and let them give us pulseto eat, and water to drink. [13] Then let our countenances be looked upon before thee, and the countenance of the children that eat of the portion of the king's meat: and as thou seest, deal with thy servants."

McDonald's Corporate - McDonald's History Part 1

You know, it should come as no surprise to anyone with eyes to see and ears to hear that the pioneers of the "fast food" restaurant and the pioneer of the "fast salvation" doctrine, I speak of the any-moment Rapture Theory, have the same last name, M(a)cDonald! Though it may offend some, the truth of the matter is that the any-moment Rapture Theory is nothing more than a spiritual fast food "Happy Meal"! You keep eating that stuff long enough and you will be spiritually sick indeed! I guarantee you that "junk food" from MacDonald's fly-through window is not served at the table of the Lord, i.e. it is not to be found ANYWHERE in the Word of God! Christ foretold us all things (Mark 13:23), even in the exact order in which they shall occur! Have you not read His Word? Where do you eat, pal?

Let us return from the Parable of the Big Mac to the Parable of the Fig Tree. What we need to learn from the planting of the good and the bad seeds in the garden is that the "bad seed" are the children, the very offspring, of Satan the Devil and that his son was named Cain who would soon become the first murderer. In fact, murder would become a "family trait" that would follow Cain's progeny down through the ages, even to this very day! It was the son's of Cain who murdered Jesus Christ, not the children of our brother Judah. Now let us understand the birth of the twins, Cain and Abel. Oh, you didn't know they were twins? They were.

Genesis 4:1
And Adam knew Eve his wife; and she conceived, and bare Cain, and said, I have gotten a man* from the LORD.
*The Hebrew the word "man" in this verse is not "adam" but rather "ish". Of course Eve knew and recognized from her instructions and experience of labor pains that giving birth was ordained of God.

Yes, Adam also "knew" his wife and she conceived to him also. She then bore "fraternal twins" to two different fathers. In other words, she bore Cain, who was the firstborn and the son (seed) of Satan, and then continuing in labor (next verse) she bore his brother Abel, the firstborn son of Adam.

[2] And she again bare his brother Abel. And Abel was a keeper of sheep, but Cain was a tiller of the ground.
Here is the Hebrew word for "again" which means to continue to do a thing. In Eve's case she "continued" to "bare", as in continued in labor, and gave birth to Cain's brother Abel:
again =  —ˆyasaphyaw-saf' H3254
A primitive root; to add or augment (often adverbially to continue to do a thing):— add, X again, X any more, X cease, X come more, + conceive again, continue, exceed, X further, X gather together, get more, give moreover, X henceforth, increase (more and more), join, X longer (bring, do, make, much, put), X (the, much, yet) more (and more), proceed (further), prolong, put, be [strong-] er, X yet, yield.
You see, Cain was NOT Adam's son. That may come as a shock to those who have listened to the traditions of men about "apples and snakes" for so long that the truth from God's Word sounds strange. Again, the truth about the "seed" in Eve's womb has been "hidden" from view, covered up by the "fig leaves" sewn together. Nevertheless, that is why you will NOT find Cain listed in Adam's genealogy in chapter 5 of Genesis. He was not Adam's son and so he has his own genealogy in chapter 4!

This is what the Parable of the Tares in Mat. 13 concerning the "bad seed" is all about and although you may not quite understand it all at this point, before we conclude with our study of the Parable of the Fig Tree you should have a really good understanding of who they are, even today. By the way, if you take the time to study the two undeniably "separate" genealogies in Gen. 4 and Gen. 5 you will notice that the names of Cain's offspring in chapter 4 are very similar and in some cases the same as the names of Adam's offspring in chapter 5. Just make note of the fact that you cannot go by "names" alone in distinguishing a Cainite from an Adamite. Below is a simple chart comparing the similarity of some of the names:

Cain's Lineage (Kenites)   (Gen. 4)
Adam's Lineage (Adamites) (Gen. 5 - Not in order)
Enoch Enos
Irad Jared
Mehujael Mahalaleel 
Methusael Methuselah
Lamech Lamech
We shall not review the murder of Abel by his brother Cain in this study, but we shall read the prophetic sentence Cain received for his wicked deed:
Genesis 4:11
And now art thou cursed from the earth, which hath opened her mouth to receive thy brother's blood from thy hand;

[12] When thou tillest the ground, it shall not henceforth yield unto thee her strength; a fugitive and a vagabond shalt thou be in the earth.

Even in the physical sense, to this very day the ground does not produce well for the sons of Cain and so they continue to live parasitically off the labors and production of others.

In our next study we shall briefly trace the sons of Cain through the Word of God and even "listen in" on a conversation between them and the Lord Jesus Christ. Hey, talk about a bunch of "snakes and vipers"! They are going to "lie through their lion's teeth" right to the face of Messiah! But don't worry! They cannot fool Him! Can they fool you? We shall see!

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