January 6


Learn The Lesson Of The Strangler Fig

By Michael Q. Pink

January 6, 2022

“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.

Be sure to leave your comments.

Michael Q. Pink

About the author

Michael is America's leading authority on applying Biblical Wisdom and Natural Law to sales and business and has authored 19 books including The Bible Incorporated, Selling Among Wolves and God's Best Kept Secrets. Using that knowledge, he has helped thousands of professionals and entrepreneurs experience radical transformation in their lives and careers, including helping a start-up with 3 struggling sales reps turn the corner and become the 16th fastest growing company on the INC 500 list. 

  • Michael, Your messages are always a breath of fresh air. It is not about your side, my side, it is about the TRUTH. The division in the Church saddens me; yet Jesus caused division while teaching TRUTH. He did not cause strife, however, there is a difference.
    I, for one, am excited to see God take back our planet through His people. I am ready. Let's go!

    • Love what you said Eileen. No time to sit back. So glad to know you are on board and on fire!

      Thanks so much for posting your comment.

      Blessings, Michael

  • I know how to pray and i know how to sign petitions but waiting to hear what the other movements are towards freedom … if you’ve got a plan that the average person in their own territory can do … please let me know

  • I totally agree Michael, thank you for your obedience to the Lord in this season,

    Discernment: Understanding the deeper reasons why things happen.

    • Hi Albert… Thank you for your thoughtful comment and taking the time to post it.

      Bless you my friend, Michael

  • Well said, Micheal. Am onboard with you. My inner being is convicted that we must strategically move and remain vigilantly focused and execute mission-critical vital priorities with God speed. Let's roll!

  • Hey Michael: There is a lot more to the story than most people know. There has been a whole lot of dirty dealings. There was another woman killed that day. She was beaten to death. The story that was given was she died of drug overdose. The security film was finally released. It shows who and how. The film is now in in the hands of an attorney and one of the conservative representatives. We will see how it goes. The perp is clearly identified and his badge number, as well as what really happened. We will see what happens from here on.

    • Hey Don… I did not know that story. Thank you for sharing that. I pray that the lies are exposed and that truth prevails. We’ve got a battle ahead my friend. Glad to know you’re in it.

      Stay in touch my friend,


  • I'm with you Michael, soaking it up and watching closely for what to keep and what to let go!

    Your info is a keeper for sure.

    Thank you for being a wonderful mentor.

    Great blog post…Great!

    • Thank you Bea for your kind words and for posting!

      Keep strong. You’re an inspiration and an example, to many!

      Blessings, Michael

  • Great post Michael. I too am focusing on what I need to do different in 2022, not business as usual.

    I also agree with Billy Graham who said, "I believe that one of the next great moves of God is going to be through the believers in the workplace.”

    The ministry of Jesus was outside the walls of the church, 39 of the 40 miracles of Jesus were in the marketplaces, 45 of the 52 parables were about doing business. I am asking God to show me and help me be more like Jesus. Jesus came not only to redeem people’s lives, but also the systems of the world.

    I want to demonstrate the full Gospel of Jesus Christ in the marketplaces, My goal is to serve my customers with a Spirit of Excellence. I see myself as the pastor of my businesses, my employees are my deacons, and my customers are my congregation.

    • Hi Keith… Love your perspective! Thank you so much for posting. Let’s walk this out together in 2022! Keep me posted on your progress!

      Blessings, Michael

  • I fully agree with you Michael. I pray this year be a “game changer “ for multitudes if Christians ready to plow their fields getting them ready for the rain. Even so, come quickly LORD JESUS…

    May our FATHER bless you Brother…

    Prayers for Judy and you with many blessings from the Father above…


    • Thank you so much Carrie! Judy and I appreciate you interacting and staying in touch. Thank you for the prayers too!
      I’ve got some big downloads coming this year and can’t wait to share them. Hope you’ll be able to stay in touch.

      Blessings, Michael

    • Well said Laverne! Together as believers, we corporately will indeed push back the darkness!

      Blessings, Michael

  • I'm in with you Michael in taking "Massive Territory this year"! This is the 3rd day in a row that "Territory" has come up in my reading and listening so yes I'm paying attention to the ways God would have me participate or better yet help to spearhead this!

    • That’s interesting Shane! Thanks for sharing! There are big territorial battles coming this year.

      I’m so glad you’re paying attention and will to be at the tip of the spear! We need more warriors my brother! Proud of you!

      Blessings, Michael

  • Thank you Michael,

    You bring out the Sword of Scriptures and the observance and glimpses in how the nature can thieve, survive.
    Are there trees in nature that Fig Strangler cannot take over. I was wondering if through the root system of communicate
    and in some example where a tree is not doing well another tree will provide the extra nutrients to survive.

    I have read that in some cases where the trees are attacked by certain type of bugs that those under attack would share the invasion's though the roots going mile an miles undergrowing with information that would help to make the bark less attractive. I not an expert on this
    but read up about the communication that goes underground.

    I have a question on the omnicon knocking of everyone door and can in mu t ant again. Could dived itself into a common flu or find another hobby? Where can it go from here, it is now closely watched by both sides so tampering might not be easy? Looking towards your next message. Blessing to you and Judy!!

  • Hallo Michael, first of all I want to wish you and your wife a grace filled and God infused New Year! May it be a year where Jesus will take centre stage ( globally) and totally put under His feet all the C nonsense, the lies,deceit, evil doers etc,! I have just listened to a very amazing and encouraging prophetic word from the Lord by Mike Thompson ,on Elijah Streams from last Friday, which confirms in part several previous , similar ,but less specific Words from other prophets .You might like to have a listen when time permits. With the onset in many nations, of subjecting, / coercing/ enticing. ( with lies like: Santa took a vx ……) children to be ‘done‘. ……., I reckon if the Lord does not step in , .????????? Anyway He is the answer and He has the answer!
    Thank you for the very informative and interesting story about the Strangler Fig. A vivid picture of today’s church, which so desperately needs a second Pentecost !, A Jesus Truth, Life , Light, Lion- of- the-tribe of-Judah boldness jab! Be greatly blessed Michael fulfilling all the Lord has planned for you this 2022! Ineke xx

    • Hi Ineke… Thank you for your well wishes for Judy and me. Per your recommendation, I just listened to Mike Thompson, which I found to be a confirmation of something I’ve been sensing for a few months. Probably beginning last fall, as folks were getting anxious concerning the year end and Jan 6th anniversary, I kept thinking – wait til February, because that’s when we’re going to see something big begin to unfold and emerge. So, to here Mike talk about February is confirmation for me.

      Be greatly blessed in 2022 Ineke, and get ready to take the territory God has for you.


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