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The Intercession of Jesus Christ

Once again, different words do not mean the same thing. Especially when something points to the intercession of Jesus Christ, as is found in a parable Jesus taught. This parable speaks of God, the intercession of Jesus Christ, the nation of Israel and their disobedience to God and failure to produces spiritual fruit, and God’s wrath carried out towards them.

Luke 13:6-9 (KJB) He spake also this parable; A certain man had a fig tree planted in his vineyard; and he came and sought fruit thereon, and found none. 7 Then said he unto the dresser of his vineyard, Behold, these three years I come seeking fruit on this fig tree, and find none: cut it down; why cumbereth it the ground? 8 And he answering said unto him, Lord, let it alone this year also, till I shall dig about it, and dung it: 9 And if it bear fruit, well: and if not, then after that thou shalt cut it down.

Jesus Christ often used parables for teaching valuable truths of God during His earthly ministry. This parable mentions a fig tree that does not ripen and mature to bear precious fruit.

This parable is said to be about to the fledgling nation of Israel concerning their faithless unbelief about the spiritual work of the Father and The Son. This parable is said to point to God and Jesus Christ and the sin-filled hearts of Israel who do not mature in things of Christ. Jesus Christ intercedes with God the Father concerning the heart condition of nation of Israel, pleading to give them more time to spiritually mature and to bear fruit. If they do not come around to God then He can cut them down at a time of His choosing.

“the dresser of his vineyard…” as is found in the KJB is changed in newer per-versions to read as the keeper of his vineyard, the man who took care of the vineyard, the vinedresser, and his gardener, which in the context of the parable, is meant to point to the intercession of Jesus Christ. What an insult this is in pointing to Jesus Christ by using these different phrases which do not mean the same as God inspired to be recorded in His Word “the dresser of the vineyard…”

Once again, as our KJV Man study clearly points out the King James Bible is the inspired Word of God and needs no correcting or editing by any man. This ancient parable of the fig tree points to many things including the intercession of Jesus Christ without any changes or “modernization” necessary for true believers today.

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