Summary: To show that GOD placed a time even on our spiritual growth so don't waste time but use time for GOD's Glory. Ephesians 5:16 (Amplified Bible) 5:16 Making the very most of the time [buying up each opportunity], because the days are evil. Colossians 4:
Does GOD place a time on everything?
Yes. Look at the creation, it's divided into 6 days of creation. GOD created a time and placed a time on everything.
Ecclesiastes 3:1-8 (The Living Bible)
3:1 There is a right time for everything:
3:2 A time to be born; A time to die; A time to plant; A time to harvest;
3:3 A time to kill; A time to heal; A time to destroy; A time to rebuild;
3:4 A time to cry; A time to laugh; A time to grieve; A time to dance;
3:5 A time for scattering stones; A time for gathering stones; A time to hug; A time not to hug;
3:6 A time to find; A time to lose; A time for keeping; A time for throwing away;
3:7 A time to tear; A time to repair; A time to be quiet; A time to speak up;
3:8 A time for loving; A time for hating; A time for war; A time for peace.
Genesis 1:3-5 (The Living Bible)
1:3 Then God said, "Let there be light." And light appeared.
1:4 And God was pleased with it and divided the light from the darkness.
1:5 He called the light "daytime," and the darkness "nighttime." Together they formed the first day.
II. AUDIENCE PROFILE:
To show that GOD placed a time even on our spiritual growth so don't waste time but use time for GOD's Glory.
Ephesians 5:16 (Amplified Bible)
5:16 Making the very most of the time [buying up each opportunity], because the days are evil.
Colossians 4:5 (Amplified Bible)
4:5 Behave yourselves wisely [living prudently and with discretion] in your relations with those of the outside world (the non-Christians), making the very most of the time and seizing (buying up) the opportunity.
Luke 13:7 (Amplified Bible)
13:7 So he said to the vinedresser, See here! For these three years I have come looking for fruit on this fig tree and I find none. Cut it down! Why should it continue also to use up the ground [to deplete the soil, intercept the sun, and take up room]?
Praise, worship and thank You very much LORD JESUS for we bear much abundant fruit because we abide and dwell in Your Presence everyday because of Your Grace upon us.
Three years to bear fruit
A. Author: Dr. Luke, The Beloved Physician (close friend and traveling companion of Paul)
B. Audience: Theophilus (Greek means friend of GOD, a Christian)
C. Purpose: To give a connected and orderly narrative of the life of CHRIST as seen by eyewitnesses
VIII. MAIN BODY:
A. We are given three years to bear fruit
"So he said to the vinedresser, See here! For these three years I have come looking for fruit on this fig tree and I find none."
GOD has His own time table. It's usually His time not ours that is on the line.
If you consistently goes to your local church every Sunday, and 1 midweek service a week, and attends prayer meetings ALL as a result of Grace through faith, you are a healthy CHRISTian and bearing fruit will be automatically done because you always cling to the Vine - the LORD JESUS. Of course, not to mention, that you have your daily devotions and prayer time privately as well, first and foremost.
John 15:4-5 (Amplified Bible)
15:4 Dwell in Me, and I will dwell in you. [Live in Me, and I will live in you.] Just as no branch can bear fruit of itself without abiding in (being vitally united to) the vine, neither can you bear fruit unless you abide in Me.
15:5 I am the Vine; you are the branches. Whoever lives in Me and I in him bears much (abundant) fruit. However, apart from Me [cut off from vital union with Me] you can do nothing.
Dresser of the vineyard or "ampelourgos" in Greek meaning:
1. vine worker
3. vine dresser
The vine dresser here is not the FATHER as compared in John 15, but an angel or GOD's worker. The worker or dresser of the vine has two main functions according to this verse alone; namely, (1) pruner, (2) cutter of the vine.
Leviticus 19:23 (Amplified Bible)
19:23 And when you come into the land and have planted all kinds of trees for food, then you shall count the fruit of them as inedible and forbidden to you for three years; it shall not be eaten.
I believe this is the answer to my question, "If GOD the FATHER loves Adam and Eve then He would just have given them the fruit of knowledge of good and evil, the answer is Yes, but Adam and Eve have to grow first spiritually, they never gone to the normal growth of human being, when they appear they are already full-grown physically but not spiritually. They are not yet ready for the fruit of the knowledge of good and evil. They have to wait for three years and the FATHER GOD will give it to them when they're ready spiritually.