As I was meditating upon the LORD He placed in my Spirit, “Can I trust you?”
The word husbandman in the Old Testament comes from the Hebrew word ‘adamah’, which simply means “land” or “of the earth.”
Psalm 24:1 states, “The earth is the LORD’s, and the fullness thereof; the world, and they that dwell therein. For he hath founded it upon the seas, and established.”
“For he spake, and it was done; he commanded, and it stood fast,” Psalm 33:9.
As I begin to ponder on this Word, I thought about the parable that Jesus gave about a certain man that had left his Husbandman in charge (caretaker) of the vineyard and how it must have took such trust, consideration and care for this man to take something that he cared so much about to leave it in the hands of this Husbandman who did not appreciate him entrusting him with something of his that was so dear; especially of this magnitude his vineyard! His livelihood in making a profit and producing fruit as his inheritance!
Something the poor man had started and needed someone to manage while he was a way from home!
The LORD begin to say to me that this vine had to have a husbandman, to plant and watch over it, to water it, to prune it, to protect it in order for it to receive and rejoice in its fruitfulness while the man was a way or it would have dried up (overtaken with weeds etc.) and probably even died if the owner had left it to itself without a proper caretaker!
And this is why Jesus said: “And at the season he sent a servant (Prophets; his inspectors) to the husbandmen, (those left in charge) that they should give him of the fruit of the vineyard: but the husbandmen beat him, and sent him away empty.
And again he sent another (to confirm and to bear witness) servant: and they beat him also, and entreated him shamefully, and sent him away empty.
And again he sent (the Holy Ghost) a third: and they wounded him also, and cast him out.
Then said the LORD of the vineyard, What shall I do?
I will send my beloved son: (Christ Jesus) it may be they will reverence him when they see him.
But when the husbandmen saw him, they reasoned among themselves, saying, This is the heir: come, let us kill him, that the inheritance may be ours.
So they cast him out of the vineyard, and killed him. What therefore shall the LORD of the vineyard do unto them? He shall come and destroy these husbandmen, and shall give the vineyard to others.
And when they heard it , they said, God forbid. And he beheld them, and said, What is this then that is written, The Stone which the builders rejected, the same is become the head of the corner?” (Luke 20:10-17 KJV)
I believe the LORD is saying, “Can I trust you; those whom I have called and chosen to take care of my vineyard in this season while I am absent physically?”
Or will you be like the wicked Husbandman whose conduct proved he was not worthy to be entrusted with the inheritance!
What a disappointment this must have been for the owner! All the time teaching and training him; giving him the keys to the place and he was let down?
So many leaders whose hearts have turned away from the Father like this wicked caretaker believe because the Father is on a long journey they can do whatever they like with the vineyard because the owner is not there physically watching them but when you have the fear (respect) of God in your hearts you will learn that just because the owner is not physically present does not mean his eyes are not in everyplace beholding both the good and evil that we as leaders do.
The owner sent servant after servant trying to get the fruit he rightfully deserved from this Husbandman after he had waited patiently and still to no avail he received nothing from his poor harvests; instead the caretaker showed him no respect or appreciation for putting him in charge of his vineyard but even tried to kill and to take complete charge over the inheritance by killing and wounding his other workers!
Wow! Doesn’t this absolutely remind you of the religious church of today?
God has entrusted so many leaders with his inheritance, but when He returns, what will he find?
Division, unity, or order?
Will the Holy Ghost (Prophets) be one of those servants that will have been wounded and grieved and thrust out because many have taken the vineyard and done whatever the flesh pleases to kill out the fruit when he returns?
Can He trust you with His secrets, His keys, His seats, and other kingly treasures…. or should He look for another?
~ Apostle Geraldine Fisher
Apostle Geraldine Fisher has a World-Wide-Social Media Net-Work Ministry. As a Missionary, God moved her into the Office of a Prophet, revealing to her the qualities of a True prophet, humility, humiliation, loving others, interceding in prayer, as she keeps her own life clean to accurately hear from God. Since hearing the audible voice of God calling her to ministry, she’s been called to intercede and pray for others in ministry as God speaks, instructs, directs and gives prophetic words for her to give to others. God promised He would bring her to sit and to learn before great men, all of which He did!