Am I a Fruitless Fig Tree Christian?

Am I a fruitless fig tree Christian?

Jesus was hungry as they journeyed from Bethany. When He saw a fig tree with leaves from afar, He went to see if He could find some figs to eat on it. But when He came to it, He only found leaves. (Mark 11:12-13)

Jesus approached this fig tree because He was hungry and its display of lavish foliage suggested that it might have something to satisfy Him. 

However on reaching it and inspecting it closely, He found nothing to eat and satiate His hunger.

This specific fig tree represents flamboyant Christians who from afar seem to be very fruitful Christians. They maybe Christians who always carry their Bibles and whip them out at every opportunity to quote Scriptures. Or they may have multiple Christian stickers on their cars and numerous Scriptural plaques in their offices and homes. They may even wear crosses on their neck chains everyday as symbols of their strong faith.

Regardless of their mode of display, these people on close inspection are just showy Christians without substance. 

Their words, actions, jewelry, car stickers and home decorations are the loud leaves that advertise their Christianity but they do not produce the fruits that Christians should produce which are love, joy, peace, patience or longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. (Galatians 5:22-23)
The fruit of the spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self control. Galatians 5:22-23

The lesson we therefore all have to ask ourselves is, "If Jesus inspected me would He the fruits of the spirit in my life?

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Aromatherapy Rose Body Wash Recipe for Stress Management

Natural Rose Body Wash Recipe

Natural Rose Body Wash Recipe Ingredients
2 cups liquid Castile soap
Castile soap is a natural soap made from olive oil. 
If you cannot find liquid Castile soap buy solid Castile soap, cut it up into small pieces and mix it with boiling water at a ratio of 1 cup of soap to 4 cups of hot water. Let it stand overnight and in the morning you will have your liquid Castile soap. 
If you cannot find any Castile soap use any natural liquid soap. I make my own natural soaps and encourage you to experiment with making your own soap. 
natural solid and liquid castile soap

1 cup rose water
You can use rose water bought from a beauty store but it contains preservatives and therefore your rose body wash will not be 100% natural. 

You can also make your own natural rose water by simmering rose petals in boiling water until the water becomes the color of the roses. 
Ensure that you use organic roses or roses which are not grown for commercial purposes since those are sprayed with pesticides. 
how to make natural rose water

30 drops lavender essential oil
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Aromatherapy Rose Body Wash Recipes Instructions
Mix the lavender essential oil with the rose water

Add the scented rose water to the liquid soap

Pour into a bottle and use it when taking a bath or shower.


For the best results, use your aromatherapy aloe vera body wash as you meditate on Bible verses for relaxation like the following:

God will go before me to straighten crooked paths, break bronze gates and cut iron bars. (Adapted Isaiah 45:2)

This is a good Bible verse for relaxation if you are stressed by obstacles that have been placed in your path as you try to achieve you goals. 
I the Lord will go before you to straighten crooked paths, break bronze gates and cut iron bars. (Isaiah 45:2)


God will create a road in the wilderness and rivers in the desert. (Adapted Isaiah 43:19)

This is a good Bible verse for relaxation if you are stressed because you do not know where you will get the resources you need to achieve your goals.  
I will even create a road in the wilderness and rivers in the desert. (Isaiah 43:19)


God will instruct me and teach me the way you should go. He will guide me with His eye. (Adapted Psalm 32:8)

This is a good Bible verse for relaxation if you are stressed because you do not know the next step you should take.
I will instruct you and teach you the way you should go. I will guide you with my eye. (Psalm 32:8)


God will not leave me or forsake me. (Adapted Joshua 1:5)

This is a good Bible verse for relaxation if you are stressed because you have been abandoned by your family and friends.  
I will not leave me or forsake me. (Adapted Joshua 1:5)


I will leave an inheritance to my children's children. (Adapted 13:22)

This is a good Bible verse to meditate on as you work to improve your finances. 
I will leave an inheritance to my children's children. (Adapted 13:22)


I will not fear because the Lord my God goes with me. (Adapted Deuteronomy 31:6)

This is a good Bible verse to meditate on when you are preparing to go on a journey. 
I will not fear because the Lord my God goes with me. (Adapted Deuteronomy 31:6)


I will not be drunk with wine. (Adapted Ephesians 5:18)

This is a good Bible verse to meditate on if you are stressed and trying to overcome alcoholism or addiction to alcohol
I will not be drunk with wine. (Adapted Ephesians 5:18)


I will not fulfill the lusts of the flesh. (Adapted Romans 13:14)

This is a good Bible verse to meditate on if you are stressed and trying to overcome addiction to sex
I will not fulfill the lusts of the flesh. (Adapted Romans 13:14)


I will not look at anything evil. (Adapted Psalm 103:1)

This is a good Bible verse to meditate on if you are stressed and trying to overcome alcoholism or addiction to pornography
I will not look at anything evil. (Adapted Psalm 103:1)


I will not lose heart. (Adapted 2 Corinthians 4:16)
I will not lose heart. (Adapted 2 Corinthians 4:16)

10 Bible verses for relaxation

Bible Sermons: A New Easter Message

Bible Sermons: A New Easter Message

The dead body of Jesus could not physically roll away the huge stone which had been sealed from the outside of the cave’s mouth. 

Most of his friends were too scared to venture near the tomb and those who ventured were physically too weak to roll the stone away.

However, this did not stop Jesus from leaving the tombstone when His God-set time to leave arrived.
With God all things are possible Matthew 19:26

Therefore, know without a shadow of doubt that when the time that God has determined for your deliverance arrives, it does not matter if you and all your family and friends are too weak physically or financially to get you out of your tomb situation because God Himself can get you out.

God can cause earthquakes to destroy the foundations of your problems, open shut doors and loosen limitations (Acts 16:26).

God can also send Angels to roll away impediments (Matthew 28:2-4) and He can make your enemies to destroy each other (2 Chronicles 20:23) or use any other method to get you out of your tomb because With God all things are possible. (Matthew 19:26)  

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Bible Sermons: A New Christmas Message

Bible Sermons: A New Christmas Message

Mary experienced a lot of problems around the birth of her baby Jesus. 

The first was that her relationship with Joseph was threatened because She found she was pregnant before they were married and Joseph being a just man who did not want to make her a public example, thought of ending their relationship. (Matthew 1:18-19)

This problem of Mary teaches us that sometimes when God enables us to conceive “things” inside us like ministries through the power of the Holy Spirit, the way Mary conceived Jesus through the power of the Holy Spirit, we may encounter problems in our personal and even professional lives.

This problem also teaches us that we should not abort God’s plans for our lives even when we encounter problems while doing what God wants us to do because God is able to solve all our problems.

We can see this from the fact that there was probably very little that Mary could do to salvage her relationship and convince Joseph to remain with her.

But, God was able to intervene because While Joseph thought about ending their relationship, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream and told him, “Joseph do not be afraid to take Mary as your wife because she has conceived by the Holy Spirit.” (Matthew 1:20)

Joseph then did as the angel had commanded him and took Mary to be his wife. (Matthew 1:24)

Therefore when you encounter big problems that you can’t solve as you go about in obedience to God’s call, do not despair. Hand over your problems to God and continue serving Him as you let Him do for you what you cannot do for yourself.
I have cast all my cares upon Him because He cares for me (Adapted 1 Peter 5:7)

Note that the Bible does not tell us that Mary thought of ending her pregnancy because it had brought problems to her relationship so that she could solve this relationship issue. 

Therefore, do not think of terminating your ministry in an attempt to solve the financial, relationship or social problems that may have begun once you started your ministry.

Focus on serving the purposes of God for your generation by fulfilling your life’s purpose and delivering what He has deposited in you as you leave Him to solve the humanly “impossible” problems you are facing.

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Bible Verses and Prayers for Anxiety

Bible verses to fight anxiety

Bible Verses to Fight Anxiety
Bible verses to fight anxiety include:
Do not be anxious about anything. In every situation combine prayer and supplication with thanksgiving as you make your requests known to God. (Philippians 4:6)
Do not be anxious about anything. In every situation combine prayer and supplication with thanksgiving as you make your requests known to God. (Philippians 4:6)

Behold I am the Lord, The God of all flesh: Is there anything too hard for me? (Jeremiah 32:7)

Behold I am the Lord, The God of all flesh: Is there anything too hard for me? (Jeremiah 32:7)

Look at the birds of the air for they do not sow or reap or gather into barns and yet your Heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not more valuable than them? (Matthew 6:26)
Look at the birds of the air for they do not sow or reap or gather into barns and yet your Heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not more valuable than them? (Matthew 6:26)

I leave you with peace. My peace I give to you. Do not let your heart be troubled. Do not let it be afraid. (John 14:27)
I leave you with peace. My peace I give to you. Do not let your heart be troubled. Do not let it be afraid. (John 14:27)


Cast all your cares on Him because He cares for you (1 Peter 5:7) and Cast your burdens on the Lord and He shall sustain you. (Psalm 55:22)   
I have cast all my cares upon Him because He cares for me 1 Peter 5:7


There are more with us than with them. With them are mere men. With us it is our God. (2 Chronicles 32:7-8)
There are more with us than with them. With them are mere men. With us it is our God. (2 Chronicles 32:7-8)

All things work together for the good of those who love God. (Romans 8:28)
All things work together for the good of those who love God. (Romans 8:28)

With God all things are possible. (Matthew 19:26)
With God all things are possible. (Matthew 19:26)


How to fight anxiety with prayers

How to Fight Anxiety with Prayers
To fight anxiety with prayers, you should personalize anti-anxiety Bible verses like those listed above and use them as your prayers. 

For example you can pray,
1. Heavenly Father I ask You in the name of Jesus to help me stop being anxious about (name your problems). I present them now to You and I thank You for the good solution You are going to provide. (Philippians 4:6)

2. Heavenly Father I thank You because so are so powerful that a sparrow does not fall to the ground without your consent. I therefore ask You in the name of Jesus to solve these (name your problems) for me. (Matthew 10:29)   
A sparrow does not fall without God's consent Matthew 10:29

2. Heavenly Father I ask You in the name of Jesus to help me with (name your problems) because I know that You are the God of all flesh and there is no problem that is too hard for You to solve. (Jeremiah 32:7)

4. Heavenly Father I ask You in the name of Jesus to help me calm down and known in my deepest being that You are still God over this situation which has been caused by (name your problems). (Psalm 46:10)

Be still and know that I am God Psalm 46:10

5. Heavenly Father I ask You in the name of Jesus to help me remember that You and Your Angels are with me in this situation which has been caused by (name your problems) and therefore I do not have to be anxious or worry about  it. (2 Chronicles 32:7-8)


6. Heavenly Father I ask You in the name of Jesus to help me remember that the battle to solve these (name your problems) is Yours and not mine. (2 Chronicles 20:15)
Do not be afraid. Do not be dismayed. The battle is not yours. It is the Lords. 2 Chronicles 20:15
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