Producing Fruit In Its Season According To Torah
Men (and women) are called trees in the Scriptures.
There is a reason it takes time, the 5th year, before their fruit is fit to eat.
‘And when you come into the land, and have planted all kinds of trees for food, then you shall reckon their fruit as uncircumcised. For three years it is as uncircumcised to you, it is not eaten. ‘And in the fourth year all its fruit is set-apart – praises to יהוה. ‘And in the fifth year you eat its fruit, so that it increases its yield to you. I am יהוה your Elohim. Wayyiqra/Leviticus 19:23-25
New trees are immature, passionate, but immature. Newly planted into the ‘Walls’ of the garden of Torah, ‘the Promised Land’ needs 3 full years of Torah to get sweetened, and on the 4th year, it sweetens rapidly and praises YaHuWaH a lot, and in year 5, the fruit (of the Ruach HaQodesh) is mature enough to serve up to others (Paul warned about that (Iḇ`rim/Hebrews 5) and got a little ticked off because he had to start over with one group that was at least in year 5 and still had no fruit).
“For indeed, although by this time you ought to be teachers, you need someone to teach you again the first elements of the Words of Elohim. And you have become such as need milk and not solid food. For everyone partaking of milk is inexperienced in the word of righteousness, for he is a babe. But solid food is for the mature whose senses have been trained by practice to discern both good and evil.” Iḇ`rim/Hebrews 5:12-14
Look at the body of Yisra’El. You can spot the young ones quickly and easily. They have passion, but have not matured with their mouths. No sweetness yet. Ever heard the term Torah Nazi or Torah Terrorist? They tend to argue over MANY things, i.e. flat/circular earth, which Name, and how to pronounce it, calling out others for various reasons (he/she is a wolf), their old Christian churches that got them out of Egypt and taught them about the blood of Yahusha are bad now, Nibiru-planets in space, Nephilim, which books of Apocrypha are legit, etc.. The list of things like that is endless. As they gain control over their tongues and the Ruach gentles them down some, they are still passionate, but far more gentle and PATIENT with others.
It takes time to circle the mountain of Torah and a few times more to learn to not be an Amalek (backslider) or a Korah (pride-getting puffed up that Paul warned Timothy about). Time to learn and master things without getting prideful over it all. There are a lot of Korahs (Korach) out there and it’s so very sad when men (and women) get puffed up with pride and say things against their brothers and sisters.
So that, my beloved, as you always obeyed – not only in my presence, but now much rather in my absence – work out your own deliverance with fear and trembling, for it is Elohim who is working in you both to desire and to work for His good pleasure. Do all matters without grumblings and disputings, in order that you be blameless and faultless, children of Elohim without blemish in the midst of a crooked and perverse generation, among whom you shine as lights in the world, holding on to the Word of life, for a boast to me in the day of Messiah, that I have not run in vain or laboured in vain. Pilipiyim/Philippians 2:12-16
Everyone is somewhere in the journey. Fresh out of Egypt, baptized in the red sea. The new man emerges and begins the journey on the WAY to the mountain but is still in the desert where the miracles are, getting fed (Milk or Manna-Bread), watered freely; and if they are smart they would not test YaHuWaH or go in circles and get attacked by Amalek over and over again (which is a form of backsliding): their own worst enemy: themselves (self-rule) and falling away or finally winning the self-discipline fight and studying to show themselves approved and they arrive at the mountain, and BEGIN to understand the FEAR of YaHuWaH. They agree to YaHuWaH’s marriage contract with His Son, Yahusha and the same rules apply. Remember Abraham’s servant (YaHuWaH’s servant the Ruach HaQodesh) picks out the wife for Isaac, (YaHuWaH’s Son Yahusha) the Cream of the Crop – see Rebecca and how she watered the camels. Many are called, but only a few chosen to be the bride, but there will be MANY (no limit) of dinner guests which is also a great honor.
After circling for a year some stay stuck and circle the Mountain too many times. Legalists camped out there for too long but hopefully they eventually move on and along the way. Korah (Pride) rises up and attacks and sadly takes others out and offline as well. Finally, arriving at the river, watching the waters part. Then the miracle – crossing Jordan and on the other side: the circumcision of the HEART and MIND. Be very careful about the spies though. Some are very fearful of the new land and refuse to conquer their enemies: the Canaanites, Amorites, Hittites, Girgashites, Perizzites, Hivites and Yebusites. (https://rymcovenant.net/7-characteristics-of-self-rule-our-enemy/#page-content) Each one represents an area of self-rule that has not been conquered yet. They are cowards who are afraid of their own giants. Fear mongers abound in our days. Be wise, choose which spy you listen to carefully and stay out of the rabbit holes where the Torah Nazi’s hang out, they are full of fool’s gold.
Joshua (a shadow pic of King David the Warrior/Yahusha) and the Messenger of YaHuWaH fight the battles for us, going ahead and clearing the way. Remember, we still get tested all along the way, and AFTER we arrive inside the safe walls of Torah – the garden, YaHuWaH STILL tests us. NEVER test YaHuWaH!
YaHuWaH has an issue with people’s loyalty. Lets just say He hates prideful people that get off into rebellion and harm others with their mouths.
We MUST produce fruit after the 3rd year, or hasatan has the LEGAL authority to cut us down: trust me it hurts to be cut down, don’t go there.
Paul’s warning: Iḇ`rim/Hebrews 5: 11 We have much to say about this subject, but it is hard to explain, because you have become sluggish in understanding. 12 For although by this time (5 years) you ought to be teachers, you need someone to teach you the very first principles of YaHuWaH’s Word all over again! You need milk, not solid food! 13 Anyone who has to drink milk is still a baby, without experience in applying the Word about righteousness. 14 But solid food is for the mature, for those whose faculties have been trained by continuous exercise to distinguish good from evil. So many still need the Fruit of the Ruach: so which year are you in now? Does your mouth show it?
Luqas/Luke 13: 6 Then Yahusha gave this illustration: “A man had a fig tree planted in his vineyard, and he came looking for fruit but didn’t find any. 7 So he said to the man who took care of the vineyard, ‘Here, I’ve come looking for fruit on this fig tree for three (3) years now without finding any. Cut it down — why let it go on using up the soil?’ 8 But he answered, ‘Sir, leave it alone one (1-more giving it to the 4th) more year. I’ll dig around it and put manure on it. 9 If it bears fruit next year, well and good; if not, you will have it cut down then.’” (By the way, expect to get a lot of manure dumped on you in the 4th year)
Galatiyim/Galatians 5: 22 But the fruit of the Ruach is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 humility, self-control. Nothing in the Torah stands against such things.
*Guard your tongues my friends, for your very life depends on it.
5 Witnesses: Narrow Door, Narrow Gate: the mouth:
“Trust no friend, rely on no companion, guard the DOORS of your MOUTH from her who lies in your bosom.” Miḵah/Micah 7:5
“Enter in through the narrow GATE! Because the GATE is wide – and the way is broad – that leads to destruction, and there are many who enter in through it. “Because the GATE is narrow and the way is hard pressed which leads to life, and there are few who find it.” Mattithyahu/Matthew 7:13-14
“O יהוה, set a guard for my MOUTH; Watch over the DOOR of my LIPS.” Tehillim/Psalms 141:3
“Is it not if you do good, you are to be accepted? And if you do not do good, towards the door is a SIN. He is lying and towards you is his desire, and you MUST rule over him.” Berĕshith/Genesis 4:7
“Strive to enter through the NARROW GATE, because many, I say to you, shall seek to enter in and shall not be able. When once the Master of the house has risen up and shut the DOOR, and you begin to stand outside and knock at the DOOR, saying, ‘Master, Master, open for us,’ and He shall answer and say to you, ‘I do not know you, where you are from,’ ” Luqas/Luke 13:24-25
5 Witnesses: No lie in the mouth of the sheep, no defect for we give the sacrifice of praise:
“They are those who were not defiled with women, for they are maidens. They are those following the Lamb wherever He leads them on. They were redeemed from among men, being first-fruits to Elohim and to the Lamb. And in their MOUTH was found NO FALSEHOOD, for they are BLAMELESS before the throne of Elohim.” Ḥazon/Revelation 14:4-5
“Do NOT SLAUGHTER to יהוה your Elohim a bull or SHEEP which has any BLEMISH, any evil matter, for that is an abomination to יהוה your Elohim.” Deḇarim/Deuteronomy 17:1
“I have strayed like a lost SHEEP; Seek Your servant, For I have not forgotten Your commands.” Tehillim/Psalms 119:176
“I am the good shepherd. And I know MINE, and Mine know Me,” Yohanan/John 10:14
“Through Him then, let us continually offer up a SLAUGHTER OFFERING OF PRAISE to Elohim, that is, the fruit of our lips, giving thanks to His Name.” Iḇ`rim/Hebrews 13:15
One last scripture to conclude with:-
“to appoint unto those who mourn in Tsiyon: to give them embellishment for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness. AND THEY SHALL BE CALLED TREES OF RIGHTEOUSNESS, A PLANTING OF יהוה, TO BE ADORNED. And they shall rebuild the old ruins, raise up the former wastes. And they shall restore the ruined cities, the wastes of many generations.” Yeshayahu/Isaiah 61:3-4