|The Trees Of Religion Back to Spiritual Writings
Matthew 21:19 tells us Jesus cursed a fig tree: "Let there be no more fruit from you forever.
And the fig tree immediately dried up."
The fig tree Jesus cursed represented the Jewish' religious system of the time. Trees in the
bible often represent religious systems created by men. They appear as truth and as the way to
God, but in effect are damaging to man's relationship with God. The battle for the heart of
mankind is with religion. Religion was what Jesus attacked during his ministry here on earth. He
attacked religious ideas and religious leaders. His message was to forsake religion and look for
the truth of who God is (and who you are) within your own being - for God speaks to the hearts
of mankind. The spirit of God is who we should follow, for the spirit is truth. Yet, men create
church doctrines, church denominations, church services and church programs to supposedly
save mankind and bring us to God. However, religion is creating a greater chasm between God
and mankind which must be healed:
"But of the tree of knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou
eatest thereof, thou shalt surely die." (Genesis 2:17)
Religion "kills" the relationship between God and mankind, creating separation in the minds of
those who buy into its doctrines. Separation between God and mankind has occurred in the mind
of man, but is not truth. Religion, the man made ideas of how we can "get right with God," is the
root cause of this separation which has been passed down from generation to generation;
making a relationship with God by His spirit almost completely void. Therefore, the trees of
religion must be hewn down, and will be:
"Every good tree brings forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree brings forth evil fruit. A good tree
cannot bring forth good fruit; neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit. "Every tree that
brings not forth good fruit is hewn down and cast into the fire." (Matthew 7)
We have been taught, traditionally speaking by religion, that the tree to be hewn down is "us,"
individually; but that is not the hidden truth in this passage. The tree to be hewn down is
religion. But, what can one do, who is trapped in religion? Leave it now and come to your
freedom! The time for you to hear what the spirit of God is saying is now:
Revelation 18:4 cries, "Come out of her my people, that you be not partakers in her sins
(incorrect thinking and ideas), and that you receive not of her plagues (fear, condemnation, guilt,
separation from God and others)."
"To him that overcomes (religion), I will give to eat of the tree of life (the spirit of God who is life),
which is in the midst of the paradise of God (within you!)." (Revelation 2:17)
II Thessalonians chapter two, speaks about a "falling away" that must first come before the son
of perdition may be revealed. The son of perdition, we are told...
"who is opposing and raising himself up above all called God or is worshipped, so that he in the
sanctuary of God, as God, has sat down, showing himself off that he is God." (II Thessalonians
This son of perdition is religion. You will notice that this son of perdition already sits in the
sanctuary now, which is the hearts and minds of mankind. (You are this sanctuary: "You are the
temple of God, and the spirit of God dwells in you" I Corinthians 3:16) But what is the "falling
away" that must occur before the "son of perdition" or "religion" can be revealed? It is the "falling
away" from religion. As people flee the bonds of religion and the traditions of men, their eyes will
be opened to see the apostasy already created and currently in power (and falsely in Jesus'
name) by religious leaders.
I write this to confirm to many that religion is your enemy...your adversary. Leave it now, and
cease to give it power over you; then you will "see." Listen to your heart, as the spirit of God will
lead you unto all truth. Then, you will be "born-again." Your time for freedom is now...
"God did choose you from the beginning for salvation, in purification of the spirit, and belief of
the truth." (II Thessalonians 2:13)