The Story Of Cain & Abel, The Good Tree & The Bad Tree
May 5, 2019
Only A Grain Of Sand
One day the Lord God, planted two seeds in the womb of mother earth, in the womb of the mother of all children, and they were born into the light of day. Two little men came into the world. Two little trees came into the world. From tiny roots/toes, that poked their heads above the soil, they shot up, growing a strong stock, and their first leaves.
One turned to the light (God) and flourished rapidly. The other sought the shade, dodging the sunbeams and preferring, the shadows at the beginning and end of the day. But he really loved the night.
The one who welcomed the sun, was bright of color, and danced in the wind when it blew. While the other turned-over it’s leaves, and began to grow in a twisted form and shape, that caused alarm to the Master Gardener, the Lord God. Still He was patient with it. He paid extra attention and lavished nutrition on the soil around it (graces). But He also gently scolded this one who shunned the light.
All to no avail, the little tree held it against the Master Gardener, and decided he now hated his own brother/plant, for being so acceptable, and strongly upright.
Time went on… the sunny disposition of the happy plant/child grew strong, and soon had a bud that flowered, while the other was stunted in growth, and leaned over on one side, awkwardly, in a misshapen fashion.
They were both now young trees/young men. The Master Gardener looked at the twisted one and decided, it was time to take immediate action, if this young tree, was to be fruitful and saved, having a permanent place in His Holy Orchard, called Heaven. He drove a stake into the ground, and tied the tree to it, forcing it to stand straight, and return to a balanced growth pattern (state of grace). The driving in of the stake (penances), cut some of trees roots and caused pain to the tree. But worse the tree became infuriated, and started to plan revenge and hatred on both the Master Gardener and his own brother.
Murder was born in his heart that day. To compound the situation, his brother tree blossomed, as all his buds had been pollinated and tiny green fruit, was evident all over the tree. This made him jealous and he was now determined to destroy and or kill his brother.
A crow (demon) who flew by periodically, for he lived outside the garden, in a dark forest (hell), that was ruled by the king of snakes (satan), started to pay attention, to what was going on between the two trees, and the Master Gardener. For he smelled hate, and death. The crow hoping to have some malicious fun, flew over to the unhappy tree, engaging him in conversation. “Have you not had enough of this upstart? When are you going to get even with him?” he said. The tree answered, “What do you suggest?” The crow quickly added. “Lets us see just how patient, he really is. As soon as the Master Gardener, is in another part of His garden, I will call all my crow family, and we will knock all the fruits (good works), off his stems. Lets see golden boys’ reaction then.” The tree smiled “We can work together. I can see you are just like me. We’ll be great friends, I am sure.” The crow replied “As soon as the Master Gardener goes on His rounds, give me a signal and I will bring the whole rookery, to fix Golden Boy, once and for all!” The tree said “Done,” as the crow flew off to the dark forest.
Next day around noon, the Master Gardener moved to another part of the garden, and the twisted tree, signaled the crow, with a violent shake. The crow quickly came with all his mates, who covered the sky briefly, as they landed on the Good Tree. He was defenseless, as they screamed and shrieked, with diabolical energy, tearing every single fruit off its branches, and damaging the leaves and stems, as they worked frenetically. The Good Tree cried aloud in pain, while his brother the Bad Tree laughed, all the time the destruction ensued. The crows finished their evil labors, and fled back to the dark forest.
The Good Tree was devastated, mortified to have witnessed the treachery of his own kind. He silently wept, the sap/blood running down his trunk, whetted the grass causing the insects and small animals, in the area to stop and look in awe, at the violence and sorrow, of the senseless and wanton destruction.
The Bad tree felt a twinge of pain, but it was not remorse. No! For he did not regret his murderous intention. He gloried in a triumph, a satisfaction without equal, which caused him to feel, a satanic joy. This twinge of pain he felt, was the result of his signal to the crow; the violent shake he made. It had caused a large crack, in one of his main branches, as it was attached to the main trunk. It was now a gaping wound. He ignored it, his evil satisfaction was so great. This wound (mortal sin) infected, festered, and a virus attached itself (demonic possession) to the Bad Tree, entering it and quickly spreading up and down, the whole body of his trunk and branches. It withered and dried out the very life of the tree itself.
The Good Tree also seemed to fail as he continued to cry, loosing his life blood sap, he became weaker and weaker. It was sorrow at the violent, sudden shock and the destruction. But more-so the evil action of his own brother. It was all too much and he slowly died, leaving a strange and beautiful perfume, that attracted many song birds to come and nest, in his leafless branches.
One day the Master Gardener returned to that section of His garden, and was saddened to see the two trees, though the Bad Tree still showed signed of a little life. The Master Gardener consulted the Book of Life, and upon reading the transcripts, cursed the Bad Tree, which immediately finished it off. He ordered His servants to chop it down, and throw it in the fire, as the wood was only good for the furnace. He had it burned outside of the garden, in the dark forest, for a clear smell of sulfur already was evident, when it was cut down.
As the birds had made the Good Tree their home nest and castle, and it still emanated a heavenly perfume, he decided to let it stand as a memorial for its stark beauty. Some seeds of rotten fruit from the Bad Tree, which were hidden by the grass spread over time, over the garden, during its removal, and they took root and multiplied.
Generations passed, the garden grew, and many tenants, workers, servants, and owners, were seen in the garden and passed through, now covering the earth. The Good Trees multiplied, but the Bad Trees did also. Finally, some Roman tenants, who had conquered the land, usurping the chosen families of the Master Gardener, and who did not know the history or the story of the Golden Boy/Good Tree chopped it down, forcing the birds, who still nested in it to flee for their lives. The main trunk of the tree was still strong, so it was conscripted by the governor’s palace guard, for usage in the execution of a newly sentenced criminal, one Jesus of Nazareth. The so-called King of the Jews.
He was forced to drag this old olive tree trunk, along the streets of Jerusalem, outside the city, to a hill called Golgotha, where he was crucified on it. The Good Tree was buried after they killed this Jesus, and took him down from the Cross. Hidden in a secret location, by the murderers, as this Jesus was called by many The Son Of God, it was later found intact, even though it was buried for almost two centuries.
The followers of this Jesus of Nazareth, treasured the Good Tree. The Good Tree was Love itself. These followers of Jesus, divided the Good Tree up into pieces, even the dust that was collected, after sawing it up. The relics healed the sick, gave sight to the blind. Why even the dust itself cured diseases! The Good Tree had finally found its true destiny, as the Throne and last resting place of the Son of the Master Gardener, the Lord God Almighty, the Father of All Creation.
1. Genesis Chapter 4 Verse 8
8. “And Cain said to Abel his brother: Let us go forth abroad. And when they were in the field, Cain rose up against his brother Abel, and slew him.”
2. St. Luke Chapter 13 Verses 6 – 9
6. “He spoke a parable: A certain man had a fig tree planted in his vineyard, and he came seeking fruit on it, and found none.”
7. “And he said to the dresser of the vineyard: Behold for three years I come seeking fruit on this fig tree, and I fine none. Cut it down therefore: why cumbereth it the ground.”
8. “But he answering said to him: Lord, let it alone this year also, until I dig about it, and dung it.”
9. “And if happily it bear fruit: but if not, then after that thou shalt cut it down.”
3. St. John Chapter 15 verses 1- 6
1. “I AM the true vine; and my Father is the husbandman.”
2. “Every branch in me, that beareth not fruit, he will take away: and every one that beareth fruit, he will purge it, that it may bring forth more fruit.”
3. “Now you are clean by reason of the word, which I have spoken to you.”
4. “Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, unless it abide in the vine, so neither can you unless you abide in me.”
5. “I am the vine; you are the branches: he that abideth in me, and I in him, the same beareth much fruit: for without me you can do nothing.”
6. “If any one abide not in me, he shall be cast forth as a branch, and shall with, and they shall gather him up, and cast him into the fire, and he burneth.”
4. St. Matthew Chapter 21 Verses 19 – 20
19. “ And seeing a certain fig tree by the way side, he came to it, and found nothing on it but leaves only, and he saith to it: May no fruit grow on thee henceforth forever. And immediately the fig tree withered away.”
20. “And the disciples seeing it wondered, saying: How is it presently withered away?”
Notes: This Is Decision Time!
1. Do You Have Any Kingdom Fruit In Your Lives?
2. Are you cursed like the fig tree of the New Testament?
3. Are you guilty of murderous intent of your brothers & sisters?
4. Will you submit to the Master Gardener, God the Father Almighty or to satan?
5. Are you a Good Tree or a Bad Tree?
6. Is Jesus the Messiah your Savior?
7. Are you withering and drying, up from a life of sin?
8. Are you ready for what is coming NOW?