Bible Ballistics: Are You An Egg Tree??? Vol. 5 #25
“Wherefore he is able also to save them to the uttermost that come unto God by him, seeing he ever liveth to make intercession for them.” Hebrews 7:25
Jesus saves those who “come unto God by him”!!! There is only one way to God and that is Jesus—Jesus the Lord of Lords and King of Kings, and “he is able also to save them to the uttermost”. Jesus saves—only Jesus—and only one way!
“Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.” John 14:6
“And he said unto them, Ye are from beneath; I am from above: ye are of this world; I am not of this world. 24 I said therefore unto you, that ye shall die in your sins: for if ye believe not that I am he, ye shall die in your sins.” John 8:23-24
We live amidst a culture and generation that wants to do everything their own way. But we must come face to face with the truth, no matter the ideologies that are being purported amongst us, there is only one way to God, but there are many ways offered by the world. Jesus calls us to beware of the way that we choose.
“There is a way that seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death.” Proverbs 16:25
And Jesus tells us in Matthew 7:13-14,
“Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat: 14 Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.”
“Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles? 17 Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit. 18 A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit. 19 Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire. 20 Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them.” Matthew 7:16-20
What does scripture tell us?
There is a way that SEEMS right but is NOT—
it leads to death.
There is a broad way, and many go that WAY—
but it leads to destruction.
There is a straight/narrow way that leads to LIFE—
and few find the WAY to LIFE!
A bad tree is known but it’s fruit—
and will be hewn down.
A good tree is know by its fruit—
By their “fruits ye shall know them”.
This brings me to our title: “Are You An Egg Tree?” Now I know most of you are wondering what in the world is an ‘egg tree’? Well, it’s an example that I often use to help people understand the futility of trying to wear “sheep’s clothing”, when “inwardly they are ravening wolves.” People can be fooled but never can you fool God—people can go their own way and find themselves in the throes of destruction, or they can:
“Seek ye the Lord while he may be found, call ye upon him while he is near: 7 Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts: and let him return unto the Lord, and he will have mercy upon him; and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon.” Isaiah 55:6-7
We can seek the Lord or go our own way. Egg trees are found during the spring, when we begin to see people celebrating Easter, the resurrection of Jesus and just rejoicing in the joys of spring. One of the things you will often see in front yards is “Egg Trees”. Trees that people have creatively decorated by hanging plastic eggs of various colors on the bare winter branches. An ‘Egg Tree’ is born—but we all know there is no such thing as an “Egg Tree”—it’s a pretend decoration and its ‘fruit’ proves it!!!
Well my friends, there are no egg trees in God’s economy either. You can hang spiritual eggs on your tree and claim to belong to Jesus, but the fruit will betray your real character eventually. As my mother used to say, “You can fool some of the people all of the time; and you can fool most all of the people some of the time; you can even fool a lot of folks for a long time, but you can’t fool God—any of the time.” And there is a day coming when every thing will be ‘revealed’. And ‘revealed’ according to God’s Word and His standard!!!
Hebrews 4:11-13 reminds us, “Let us labour therefore to enter into that rest, lest any man fall after the same example of unbelief. 12 For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart. 13 Neither is there any creature that is not manifest in his sight: but all things are naked and opened unto the eyes of him with whom we have to do.”
God will strip all the fake eggs off of every tree and expose the truths of the heart according to HIS Word!!! Do you have real, genuine, true, born again fruit? Or are you hung about with plastic eggs? Please, seek the Lord! “Seek ye the Lord while he may be found, call ye upon him while he is near…” If you belong to Jesus then let your fruit reveal HIM to the world.
“Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.” Matthew 5:16
To shine we must have the light within!!!
“In him was life; and the life was the light of men.” John 1:4
What’s on your tree?????? And remember the majority is seldom right!!! But Jesus ALWAYS is!!!