Sunday, September 28, 2014

Jacob 5:16 - 5:20

Jacob 5:16 And it came to pass that the Lord of the vineyard, and also the servant, went down into the vineyard to labor. And it came to pass that the servant said unto his master: Behold, look here; behold the tree.

So they went to the vineyard the servant started to point out what had happened to the vineyard.

Jacob 5:17 And it came to pass that the Lord of the vineyard looked and beheld the tree in the which the wild olive branches had been grafted; and it had sprung forth and begun to bear fruit. And he beheld that it was good; and the fruit thereof was like unto the natural fruit.

They saw that the main tree had produced fruit from off the wild branches that had been grafted. They saw the fruit was good and it tasted like the natural fruit. [People that had moved into the land where the previous inhabitants had been destroyed were converting to the gospel through the efforts of those who were left and had got the message that they better shape up. Since God does not care what your lineage is and only if you are living the gospel, His feelings are the same.]

Jacob 5:18 And he said unto the servant: Behold, the branches of the wild tree have taken hold of the moisture of the root thereof, that the root thereof hath brought forth much strength; and because of the much strength of the root thereof the wild branches have brought forth tame fruit. Now, if we had not grafted in these branches, the tree thereof would have perished. And now, behold, I shall lay up much fruit, which the tree thereof hath brought forth; and the fruit thereof I shall lay up against the season, unto mine own self.

The master points out to the servant that if they had not grafted in the wild branches, the roots would have died because there would be no branches seeking moisture or nutrients from them. The root are very strong and the branches assimilated into the tree readily. The master now had a good harvest of fruit to put into his food storage. [I roots are the gospel and the wild branches are non-Israelite people that were lead to settle in the land. They converted to the gospel because they could see the greatness of it. Now the Lord had many followers in the land. Again lineage has no roll in how the Lord feels about the converts.]

Jacob 5:19 And it came to pass that the Lord of the vineyard said unto the servant: Come, let us go to the nethermost part of the vineyard, and behold if the natural branches of the tree have not brought forth much fruit also, that I may lay up of the fruit thereof against the season, unto mine own self.

The master now lead the servant to the other parts of the vineyard where he had grafted in the original branches from the main. He wanted see if these branches in a new location or in a new tree had began to produce fruit again. [Checking to see if the parts of the house of Israel lead away to other parts of the world had shaped up and were living the gospel now.]

Jacob 5:20 And it came to pass that they went forth whither the master had hid the natural branches of the tree, and he said unto the servant: Behold these; and he beheld the first that it had brought forth much fruit; and he beheld also that it was good. And he said unto the servant: Take of the fruit thereof, and lay it up against the season, that I may preserve it unto mine own self; for behold, said he, this long time have I nourished it, and it hath brought forth much fruit.

They saw that indeed the transplanted branches had produced a good quantity and quality of fruit in their new location. The master had spent a lot of time nourishing these transplanted branches and now he had more fruit to add to his locker. [He saw that many of these transplanted people were living the gospel and the Lord had followers in all parts of the world. And he even had people in the place that the branches were lead away from shaping up as well.]

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