Gnostic Doctrine

Thursday, 14 November 2019

Grapes are not harvested from thorn-bushes Gospel of Thomas Saying 45

Saying 45 (45) JJesus said: Grapes are not harvested from thorn-bushes, nor are figs gathered from hawthorns, [f]or they yield no fruit. [A go]od man brings forth good from his treasure; a bad man brings forth evil things from his evil treasure, which is in his heart, and he says evil things, for out of the abundance of his heart he brings froth evil things.

The truth can not be harvested from the can not be harvested from the Pharisees because they have evil in their heats.
Here again, we read a passage consistent with New Testament teachings. Jesus often compared humans to trees- good and bad ones producing good and bad fruit. We know that in this world, we say there are good people and bad people, but the root of the problem is found in the heart (spirit) of a person. If our heart has stored up “wickedness” then it will likely expressed this in word and deed.
Now if your heart is good and true, your words and actions will accord with one another and be good and true but if your heart is false and bad your words and actions will bear the taint of the evil inclination. This is where we should know ourselves to know your enemy that is know yourself only when you know yourself will you know your enemy you have to observe your thoughts emotions, and feelings, where your mind and heart naturally tend to wonder. When you loo and see, listen and hear your thoughts and emotions, do they reflect the inward man the Christ-Consciousness or the thinking of the flesh. In this way, you will discover what is in your storehouse which is your heart and take an inventory of the stocle that fills it whether foods good for the soul or poisons that bring the soul (a person) to sorrow, suffering, and death. Only with self-control can you direct thought and emotion as you wish. You can master your mind and heart through consistent self-discipline and in doing so you will have put on the Christ-Consciousness
As we have seen, James defines sin as the outcome of a man's own lust. Hence, the action of lust in the mind is the action of the New Testament Satan, or Adversary. All sin proceeds from the desires of the flesh. This is declared in various forms of speech in the Scriptures, and agrees with the experience of every man.
Out of the heart: The heart, centre of thoughts, not emotions. One heart for all men. All human nature is in same category. Evil thoughts: Everything that follows ARE "evil thoughts" in the first place -- that is the point! Out of the heart proceed evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false witness, blasphemies . . . (Matt. 15 :19).
The carnal mind is enmity against God: it is not subject to the law of God neither indeed can be (Rom. 8:7). Now the works of flesh are manifest, which are these: adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness, idolatry, witchcraft, hatred variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies, envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like (Gal. 5:19, 21).
For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life . . . is of the world (1 John 2 :16).

45)## Jesus said, "Grapes [the fruit (hidden spiritual Word in the NT scriptures)] are not harvested from thorns [worldly Christo-pagan organizations and their adherents who have not the life in them], nor are figs [fruit of the Old Testament] gathered from thistles [worldly Jewish above], for they do not produce fruit [any true spiritual food]. A good man [Jesus] brings forth good from his storehouse [those who have Christ in them sitting upon HIs throne in their hearts]; an evil man [the man of lawlessness] brings forth evil things from his evil storehouse [those who have the devil in them sitting upon the throne in their hearts], which is in his heart [so all of this is about our own individual spiritual condition whether we wish to believe it or not], and says evil things [to bind people to a religion]. For out of the abundance of the heart he brings forth evil things [that confuse and bewilder people so they can never know the mysteries of the Kingdom]."

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