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Summary: A thick tree requires more effort than a tender plant in cutting it down.God wants you to become His battle axe, to cut down such trees.

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Jeremiah 51:20-23:

”Thou art my battle axe and weapons of war: for with thee will I break in pieces the nations, and with thee will I destroy kingdoms; And with thee will I break in pieces the horse and his rider; and with thee will I break in pieces the chariot and his rider; With thee also will I break in pieces man and woman; and with thee will I break in pieces old and young; and with thee will I break in pieces the young man and the maid; I will also break in pieces with thee the shepherd and his flock; and with thee will I break in pieces the husbandman and his yoke of oxen; and with thee will I break in pieces captains and rulers”.

Matthew 3:10:

“And now also the axe is laid unto the root of the trees: therefore every tree which bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire”.

There are many and all sorts of problems in the world. Out of these problems, the spiritual ones are the greatest. Basically, some physical problems could have solutions here and there, but it is not so for spiritual problems; they have to be addressed in the spirit. It is also unfortunate to note that the world of the spirit is not too clear to some people. The truth of the matter however, is that there are many thick trees in many lives, that need to be cut down and God wants you to become His battle axe, to cut down such trees. So, I pray that as you read on, you will experience the cutting down of the thick trees constituting problems in your life, in the name of Jesus.

The truth also beloved, is that, a thick tree requires more effort than a tender plant in cutting it down.

There was a family in England that became very rich through the family brewery. It enriched the family members from generation to generation. Many people drank beer even if they had no money to eat. One day, a man who inherited this brewery went to a crusade, and heard about the forgiving power of God. He wondered if his sins were included in the sins that would be forgiven, so he went to the preacher to ask some pertinent questions. He wanted to know if God would forgive him, even when he had destroyed many lives and families, through the sale of alcohol. The preacher assured him that he would be forgiven if he confessed. He enumerated some of the atrocities he committed and asked if God would forgive and the preacher answered in the affirmative. That night, he destroyed all the alcohol in his cellar and closed down the brewery. People saw him as being mad and some journalists wrote on his madness. He accepted the madness, saying that he preferred to go to heaven poor than to be rich through the destruction of people’s lives. Beloved, after closing down this brewery and turning to the Lord and serving Him, this man did not become poor; rather, God gave him divine ideas to start another flourishing business.

A woman got married twice and both men died after one week of the wedding. She went to see a herbalist who told her that she would still get married to a third one that would also die, but that the fourth one would stay; meaning that she was originally supposed to marry her real husband after experiencing the deaths of three different husbands. In order to avert a third death, the herbalist told her to get wedded to a goat, so that it would die and she would of course get married to the fourth man that would remain alive. She did it; she wore a wedding dress and a service was conducted. That goat was not a solution to her problem. It was only a thick tree in her life, which needed to be cut down.


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