The fig tree with no figs

TOPICS: Jesus could make mistakes – Jesus was going through a dramatic transformation – Jesus lost his harmony – with spiritual attainment comes great responsibility – balance is the key – dangerous to seek spiritual powers without wisdom and love –

Question: Dear Jesus, I have always been a little perplexed with the cursing of the fig tree, Matthew 21:18 -22. The fig tree had no figs, in Mark 11:13 it says that the time for figs was not yet and in both books you used the example to demonstrate what is possible when one has faith and doubts not, like moving mountains. My thinking was that there were more positive examples you could have used to demonstrate faith and doubting not. Further, this fig tree had good excuse for not having figs, they were not yet in season and maybe someone had been by an hour before. So I have always wondered the purpose for its destruction. My thinking was that this could be an example of the eventual result when a lifestream does not produce or fulfill its purpose as it should. Please comment on the meaning of this event.

Answer from ascended master Jesus through Kim Michaels:

This is the text from Matthew, Chapter 21:

18 Now in the morning as he returned into the city, he hungered.
19 And when he saw a fig tree in the way, he came to it, and found nothing thereon, but leaves only, and said unto it, Let no fruit grow on thee henceforward for ever. And presently the fig tree withered away.
20 And when the disciples saw [it], they marvelled, saying, How soon is the fig tree withered away!
21 Jesus answered and said unto them, Verily I say unto you, If ye have faith, and doubt not, ye shall not only do this [which is done] to the fig tree, but also if ye shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; it shall be done.
22 And all things, whatsoever ye shall ask in prayer, believing, ye shall receive.

A major purpose for my website is to help people overcome the idolatry of me that has been built over these past 2,000 years. This idolatry prevents people from realizing that they too are sons and daughters of God, that they have the potential to manifest Christ consciousness and that they can help bring God’s kingdom to earth. Because of this idolatry, so many Christians want to see me as being perfect. They think that because I was God incarnate, or because I was the only Son of God, I must have been born perfect and therefore I could never have made a mistake. This is a fallacy, and the sooner people get over it, the better.

I can understand why so many people have been confused about the situation with the fig tree, as well as by the overturning of the tables of the money changers, two events that took place very close to each other. The main reason for this confusion is the idolatry of Jesus Christ. However, it does not help that the incident with the fig tree was recorded incompletely by Matthew and Mark.

This was mainly due to the fact that they did not fully understand what was happening inside of me during these events. Obviously, they are not to blame for this. It is simply one of those incidents of incomplete communication that happens in the material octave and for which no one is to blame.

The reality of the situation is that I was not born perfect, I was not born with full Christhood. I was, as explained elsewhere, not born with full remembrance of my spiritual attainment or my mission. Therefore, I went through a gradual process of reawakening to my spiritual mission and purpose, and of actually putting on the fullness of my Christhood.

When a person goes through this process, he is gradually learning how to exercise the powers that Christhood gives you. And during this learning process, it is quite possible that even a person with a high degree of Christhood can make mistakes. In fact, as long as you are here on earth, you can make mistakes, regardless of your spiritual attainment. Therefore, it is theoretically possible that even a person will full Christhood can make mistakes.

What actually happened to me was that I was going through a very rapid process of personal transformation and acceleration of consciousness. As a result of this process, I manifested successively higher degrees of Christhood, and this happened so quickly that I did not fully have time to adjust to the increase in my powers. At the same time, I was also faced with many outer challenges, and I was burdened by the density and the darkness of the state of consciousness that dominated planet earth in those dark days.

When you bring all these factors together, you will see that I was going through a transformation in consciousness that was very dramatic, and therefore not completely smooth and harmonious. Normally, a person would have taken longer to complete this process, but because of the timetable of my mission, there was not enough time.

The pressures from the outside made it very difficult for me to keep my harmony in all situations. At the same time, my increasing powers meant that whatever I said would instantly become a physical reality. The positive aspect was that when I commanded someone to be raised from the dead or to be healed, it would instantly be made manifest. The not so positive aspect was that if I said something in anger, then that would also manifest almost instantly.

So here we have a situation where I was under great stress and I was hungry. I was expecting the fig tree to provide me with a morning meal, and when it did not do so, I responded with disappointment and anger. The simple reality of the situation is that I lost my harmony and said something that I should never have said. In short, I made a mistake.

Because of the high degree of Christhood I had attained, my curse of the fig tree became an instant reality. At the time, I can assure you that this incident was quite an eye opener to me. In fact, I can tell you that it was quite a shock for me. It took me into a phase of realizing that with great spiritual attainment comes great responsibility. Although I was aware of this on an intellectual level, it did not fully hit home until I stood in front of the withered fig tree and realized what had happened. I also realized that even though you have full Christhood, it is so very easy to momentarily slide below that state of consciousness, to lose your attunement, your balance and your harmony and thereby unleash a power that can cause great harm.

The statement in Matthew,

21 Jesus answered and said unto them, Verily I say unto you, If ye have faith, and doubt not, ye shall not only do this [which is done] to the fig tree, but also if ye shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; it shall be done.
22 And all things, whatsoever ye shall ask in prayer, believing, ye shall receive.

Is not recorded as it was originally given. What I actually tried to explain was that when you attain a high degree of Christhood – which Matthew erroneously described as having faith but which is much more – then whatever you say will be done. Therefore, whenever you make a statement, the universe will instantly manifest that which you decree. My original intent was to show my disciples the awesome responsibility that goes along with Christhood. Whatever you declare, whether it has positive or negative consequences, will be made manifest. Once you have attained a certain level of spiritual power, that power will be unleashed through your mind.

To illustrate this, one might say that there are two aspects of becoming the Christ. One is to develop the power of God, which is simply a force that flows indiscriminately, as electricity will warm a house or kill a person. The other aspect is to attain the wisdom and love of God so that one can direct the power only for God’s purposes and never for any lower purpose. In other words, the key to exercising Christhood is to have the right balance between the power of God and the wisdom of God, and the key to attaining this balance is the love of God. So only when one has the correct balance between power, wisdom and love can one exercise one’s Christhood in full measure.

The true lesson that people should learn from this incident is that attaining Christhood carries a solemn responsibility. As one begins to harness the power of God, it is extremely important that one also develops the wisdom and love of God. This is also illustrated in my saying that the violent seek to take heaven by force.

Throughout history, many people have attempted to develop various powers, including psychic powers or even the ability to manifest physical phenomena. It is actually possible to develop such powers without having the correct balance between love, wisdom and power. In fact, many Christians have manifested certain spiritual powers without having a correct understanding of the truth of God or an internalization of the love of God.

Throughout history, many people have, by focusing too much on the outer results and the outer powers, caused great harm to themselves and others. They did not have the wisdom and the love to direct their powers in a Godly manner. Therefore, the incident of the fig tree is a great lesson to those who are on the path to Christhood, and I thank you for giving me the opportunity to explain this incident in greater detail.


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