EMPTY WOMB-BEING SPIRITUALLY FRUITLESS
Series 2 of "A Call to: Wake Up"
Written by: Kim Stairs
Receiving this word started with a vision. “I was lying on the technicians table for an ultra sound. My belly was big. The technician applied the instrument and began to move it across my belly. As we looked at the screen to see the baby, the womb was empty.” This vision stayed with me and I took it to prayer.
Scripture refers to God’s family as the body of Christ. I believe the Holy Spirit is the technician looking at the body of Christ. Many parts of Christ’s body individually (as churches and people) are producing fruit. The Holy Spirit has implanted seed into ministries. And spiritual births have begun. However, as a whole body of believers across denominational boundaries, I feel the night vision is what the Holy Spirit sees when He exams the inmost parts of the body.
The body may feel pregnant, act pregnant, look several months pregnant but under the exposure of the Spirit, there is now no conception, no baby, no fruit. How this must grieve the Father in heaven. In a time of intercession, I cried out to the Lord that I did not want to be a tree with lush green leaves and no fruit! I do not want to look like a flourishing plant and not be producing fruit. I do not want to be cut off from Christ. Jesus cursed the fig tree in Mathew 21: 19 for not producing fruit. It reads,“Seeking a fig tree by the road, he went up to it but found nothing on it except leaves. Then he said to it, ‘“May you never bear fruit again.”’ Immediately the tree withered.”
In Mark 11: 21 it states, “Peter remembered and said to Jesus, “‘Rabbi, look! The fig tree you cursed has withered!”’ The previous verse says it was cursed from the roots. Also the previous verse in Mathew 2: 18 said Jesus went to the tree because he was hungry.
Jesus is 100% God and was 100% man. As a man he needed food to sustain him. As a Christ like follower, we need spiritual food to sustain our spirit. People who are hungry for spiritual food may come to us to get fed. Will we be producing fruit they can be nourished with? We’ve talked about having a spiritual debt of God’s word, trying to measure up to someone else’s faith, and negative balance of God’s presence.
God wants to breathe on us as individuals and as the body of Christ. At the end of this series, the four winds are going to breathe life into existence. Christ, the Anointed One, does not want us to be the walking dead church. We are called to have an abundant life. “Christ came to give us life and life abundantly.”(John 10: 10).
I look forward to you joining me in the third portion of this series: "Mountains of Israel, Life Come Forth"