Any tree that is diseased or severely damaged has a problem bearing good fruit. It might bear some fruit but they will be bitter, gnarled, small and lacking in vitamins and minerals. A good tree that is healthy, well watered and well fed will always bear good, nutritious fruit. I used the image of trees and fruit to teach My children the value of allowing Me to cleanse them, heal them, tutor them and restore them to perfect spiritual health so that the words that they speak and the actions that they take will bring My kingdom living into their lives and into the lives of other people in the earth.
Jesus asked His followers a question about which they mused. He asked if grapes can grow on thorny vines and if can figs grow on thistle bushes. They knew that it was impossible. He confirmed what He was trying to teach them, that good fruit grows on healthy trees and that a corrupt tree bears evil fruit. He was contrasting the words that He spoke with the words of the false prophets, the Pharisees, the Sadducees, the scribes and the hypocrites at the time. (Matthew 7:15-23)
Jesus even told them that the trees that bring forth evil fruit will be cut down and cast into the fire. He knew that the devil, who influences My children to spread evil fruit in the form of evil words and evil actions into the earth, will cut people down by influencing their own words and actions. He said that the evil spirits behind them will be cast into the fires of hell. He was prophesying about the false prophesies and false religious practices which result in sabotaging My children, tempting them to speak negative, injurious, destructive words and who become religious bullies in the world, causing people to be enslaved by demons which make them judgmental, condemning trees which bring forth evil fruit in the world.
Instead, Jesus cautioned His followers to make their trees good and in doing so it will make their fruit good. (Matthew 12:33-37) He said that they had the choice whether to make the tree inside of them good or bad by choosing to follow either the temptations of the devil which bring death or whether to follow My promptings which bring life and soul peace. He was talking about My Holy Spirit's ability to make their words and actions good, validating, uplifting, beneficial, loving, kind, merciful, gracious, patient, joyful and peaceful. Those are the good fruit of which He was speaking which can only come from My tree of life, My Holy Spirit, when He lives inside of your spirit.
The efforts of Jesus to entice His followers to only speak the words that He spoke to them from the wisdom of the Holy Spirit, the Tree of Life who lived inside of Him, were to place them upon the solid rock of My good fruit. He told them explicitly that they were either judged by their words or they were justified by their words, depending upon from which kingdom the words proceeded, from My kingdom of good or from the devil's kingdom of evil.
John the Baptist, when prophesying about the coming of the Savior of the world, said the time was near because the ax had been laid at the root of the trees that bore no fruit, meaning the religious laws which did not accomplish anything except manipulation by the devil who used the laws to dominate people through judgment and condemnation. (Matthew 3:10-12) When John saw those false prophets coming, he called them a brood of vipers. He told them to produce fruit of repentance. (Matthew 3:7-9)
John said that he only baptized people with water but the One coming, that being Jesus, would baptize them with the Holy Spirit and with fire to burn out the evil, diseased fruits from them It's painless but productive because you receive the supernatural power of My Spirit to overcome the works of the devil in your life and in the lives of others.
There is no ability to make the tree inside of you loaded with good fruit except through being baptized with My Holy Spirit and fire. When you choose My baptism in the Holy Spirit, you choose to be cleansed, purified and restored to perfect peace by My Spirit. When you do, you have the ability to make your fruit good because the tree of life in you is good. Your words and actions become good instead of evil, as chosen by you. (Acts 1:1-9)
You must endeavor to make your tree good so that your fruit will be good. I will show you how to accomplish it through My powerful Holy Spirit living inside of you, separating the wheat from the chaff, the good fruit from the evil fruit, so that all of your words and actions will be sowing good fruit into the earth.
I said a tree is known by its fruit. Only consume the fruit that comes from the Holy Spirit, the Tree of Life. When you do, you will have kingdom living while in the earth, just as I intended.
Your Father Who Only Grows Healthy Trees