The Holy Spirit reminds us of God’s Word. There are many times in my life when I have gone through challenges. I am amazed when God’s Word comes to me during these times. This isn’t by accident. This is the Holy Spirit in my life. Jesus tells us in John: “But the Advocate, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you all things and will remind you of everything I have said to you.“ John 14:2 I love the word advocate here. We need an advocate for sure!
Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven.
Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works?
“Rabbi, look! The fig tree that you cursed has withered” (Mark 11:21).
Fig trees are for making figs.
Pretty simple, really. We plant apple trees because we want apples, peach trees because we want peaches, orange trees because we want oranges, and fig trees because we want figs. We might as well ask what good is an apple tree that doesn’t produce apples? You might as well cut it down. Or curse it, as Jesus did the fig tree (Matthew 21:18-19).