It's Time to Pronounce It Dead!
Matthew 21:19 New King James Version (NKJV)
19 And seeing a fig tree by the road, He came to it and found nothing on it but leaves, and said to it, “Let no fruit grow on you ever again.” Immediately the fig tree withered away.
As we enter this month of August, the month of new beginnings, there is something that I need to address with my sisters if we plan to move forward in the 'new'. I want you to think about those things in your life that you need to pronounce dead.
What things do I mean? I mean those things that look alive but are not producing any fruit.
Those things that are not meeting the need that you need it to meet.
Those things that no longer serve a purpose in your life.
Those things that fooled you from a distance, but when you got up close and personal you saw that it was not what you thought it was. It was not what it was parading itself to be.
You see, in the text that we are highlighting, Jesus had been traveling and after a night of rest he woke up desiring something that would satiate his hunger. From a distance he could see the l