WHEN JOY IS LOST

2020 – FRIDAY 14 FEBRUARY

WHEN JOY IS LOST

There is a progression of decline in people who lose the joy of their salvation.

Joel 1.12
The vine has dried up,
And the fig tree has withered;
The pomegranate tree,
The palm tree also,
And the apple tree—
All the trees of the field are withered;
Surely joy has withered away from the sons of men.

THE VINE – OUR NEW WINE FAILS FIRST
Judges 9:13
But the vine said to them,
‘Should I cease my new wine,
Which cheers both God and men,
And go to sway over trees?

THE FIG TREE – OUR SWEET FRUIT WITHERS
Judges 9:11
But the fig tree said to them,
‘Should I cease my sweetness and my good fruit, and go to sway over trees?

THE POMEGRANATE TREE – OIR BEAUTY IS HIDDEN BEHIND MASKS
Song of Solomon 6:7
Like a piece of pomegranate
Are your temples behind your veil.

THE PALM TREE – THE TEMPLE OF GOD IS IGNORED
Ezekiel 41:18
And it was made with cherubim and palm trees, a palm tree between cherub and cherub

THE APPLE TREE – OUR FIRST LOVE IS LOST
Song of Solomon 2:3
Like an apple tree among the trees of the woods,
So is my beloved among the sons.
I sat down in his shade with great delight,
And his fruit was sweet to my taste.

THE TREES OF THE FIELD – OUR OBEDIENCE IS GONE
Leviticus 26:3&4
If you walk in My statutes and keep My commandments, and perform them, then I will give you rain in its season, the land shall yield its produce, and the trees of the field shall yield their fruit.

THEREFORE WITH JOY…

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