“Be sober, be vigilant, because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walks about, seeking whom he may devour.” (1 Peter 5:8)
We are not living in “business as usual” times. There is an epic battle going on for the future of civilization.
A bird eats the fruit of the fig tree and then later passes the seeds it contains out of his body, undigested. Sometimes those seeds land on the upper branches of host trees. (For the purpose of this blog, think of host trees as nations.)
Those seeds don’t need earth to survive. Not initially. They develop as epiphytes that get their nutrients at first from sunlight filtering through the canopy, rainfall and leaf litter on the host tree.
They attach themselves to the upper branches, and begin sending roots to the ground where they will eventually take hold. In the meantime, they send branches with beautiful green leaves skyward.
You may have seen that on a tree and wondered, how did that beautiful green leafy branch get up there when it’s not part of the host tree. You may have even thought it was rather attractive because perhaps it was filling in an empty space on the host tree.
But the Strangler Fig is a killer.
It passes itself off as attractive so as not to be removed. It sends its leafy branches above those of the host tree, depriving the host of life giving sunlight. As a result, the Strangler Fig gets stronger, but the host tree gets weaker.
It steals the light, and the big host tree slowly gets weaker. It’s still big, just not strong. It looks impressive, but it’s like Superman getting close to kryptonite – the tree gets weaker and weaker, not able to fight its battles and may even leave $85 Billion of modern military equipment in the enemies hands, totally equipping their enemy for the next battle.
At first the host tree is not gravely affected. Just slightly inconvenienced. Perhaps embarrassed. Maybe slightly annoyed. But it tries to maintain its luster. In the meantime, the Strangler Fig’s roots reach the ground and starts competing for the water and nutrients that were once the exclusive territory of the host tree.
When that happens, the fig tree begins a startling growth spurt, plundering moisture and nutrients that the host tree needs for survival. The strangler fig’s roots encircle the host tree’s roots, cutting off its supply of food and water, ultimately killing the host tree.
The host tree always loses because of its inability to take action when it mattered. It hosted the Strangler Fig and gave it a resting place.
It’s reminiscent of the saga of the poem about a vicious, poisonous snake and a kind woman who gave it shelter from the cold. In the end, the snake bit the woman, injecting her with fatal poison.
The woman felt betrayed, “I saved you, ” cried that woman
“And you’ve bitten me, but why?
And you know your bite is poisonous and now I’m gonna die”
“Oh, shut up, silly woman, ” said that reptile with a grin
“You knew darn well I was a snake before you brought me in”
In the end, the Strangler Fig totally engulfs and feeds off of the host tree until no visible trace of it is left.
If it were to happen from start to finish over a one hour period, we’d run out of the forest screaming. But it takes decades. The proverbial frog in the kettle.
That’s how I see America and much of Western civilization right now. The Strangler Fig (aka the serpent) has blocked our access to light. By that I mean that it’s increasingly difficult to find the truth about very important issues.
The media hides it. Big tech censors it and the masses get caught up in a form of mass formation psychosis. (Wearing masks that don’t work, taking experimental gene therapy posing as vaccines that neither prevent the disease nor stop its spreading and now repeating the mantra about a supposed “insurrection” that allegedly happened a year ago today, on a par with Pearl Harbor or 9/11.)
If last January 6th was an insurrection, America just needs to surrender to our enemies now. We don’t stand a chance! It was a peaceful protest partially hijacked by professional provocateurs bent on discrediting the MAGA movement and framing Donald Trump so he could never run again. And yes, some over zealous Trump supporters breached the Capital through open doors and took an unscheduled tour of the place, being careful not to do any damage and staying out of the roped off areas.
It was disruptive and illegal and wrong. But it was not an insurrection. And 99% of the folks in attendance did not participate. If it was an insurrection, the 99% would have overrun the place. That did not happen. The only life in danger was an unarmed woman shot at point blank range without warning by a cowardly officer, but hailed as heroic by the likes of Ted Cruz and every Democrat.
This movement that is stealing our light and rapidly advancing to take possession of our resources and is planning on complete takeover.
At the moment, some host trees are more overtaken than others. Australia for example. Canada too. But unlike the tree, we can take action. It’s time like never before to be sober and vigilant, because our adversary (like the Strangler Fig), is looking to devour us. We must be wise, decisive and take action.
What that looks like for 2022 will be a major focus for me.
I want to help position you to take territory…
And clear off the unwanted branches of the Strangler Fig, shoe away the birds (messengers) that are dropping destructive seeds on you and be prepared to weather the soon coming winds of change so that we are not blown off course, but rather maintain our course.
I plan on taking massive territory this year and I hope to help you do the same. I’ll be sharing more about that next month, but in the meantime, I’m working on my next book (God’s Business Secrets) and it’s going to be a game changer. I’ll be opening that up for pre-sales soon.
Then together, let’s push back the Strangler Figs in our lives, kick the vicious snakes out of our domain and make the enemy tremble, as we advance as one in the marketplaces of the world and take back our countries. Let’s demonstrate a little victory before we head to the exits.
Are you up for that?
Thanks for being here friend.
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