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I Am Like a Green Olive Tree


Sermon shared by Jeremy Poling

November 2007
Summary: Spiritul Pressing Produces Fruit.
Denomination: Pentecostal
Audience: General adults
and happy, notwithstanding the effort made by my enemy for my destruction. I have been kept unharmed, like a green and flourishing tree - a tree protected in the very courts of the sanctuary - safe under the care and the eye of God. A green tree is the emblem of prosperity.

The gloomy song now brightens up, and in calmer tones draws rapidly to a close. The betrayer becomes like an uprooted tree; the betrayed, however, stands firm and is like to a green-foliaged olive (Jer_11:16) which is planted in the house of Elohim (Psa_90:14), that is to say, in sacred and inaccessible ground; cf. the promise in Isa_60:13.
He says I am better now that I have been crushed

What the roman soldiers didnít know is that they were crushing the oil that was going to light up some HG POWER in an upper room.

Isa 17:6 Yet gleaning grapes shall be left in it, as the shaking of an olive tree, two or three berries in the top of the uppermost bough, four or five in the outmost fruitful branches thereof, saith the LORD God of Israel.

The ones that are not moved or do not fall to the ground are the most unripe and are of the poorest quality.

The tree only gives up what is ready to be used.

If you force the olive into the press it gives very little oil.

Psa 128:1 Blessed is every one that feareth the LORD; that walketh in his ways.
Psa 128:2 For thou shalt eat the labour of thine hands: happy shalt thou be, and it shall be well with thee.
Psa 128:3 Thy wife shall be as a fruitful vine by the sides of thine house: thy children like olive plants round about thy table.
Psa 128:4 Behold, that thus shall the man be blessed that feareth the LORD.
Psa 128:5 The LORD shall bless thee out of Zion: and thou shalt see the good of Jerusalem all the days of thy life.
Psa 128:6 Yea, thou shalt see thy childrenís children, and peace upon Israel.

Do you know how cranberries are harvested? When the fruit is ripe, the cranberry bog is flooded with water. As the water covers the bush, the ruby red berries separate from the bush and float to the surface where they are gathered and distributed to cranberry lovers around the country.
When the flood waters of trouble and trials sweep over your soul, what is the result? Is fruit "meet for the Masterís use" released to bless and meet the needs of the hungry world around you?

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