QUESTION: How large is your TREE OF LIFE?
I Corinthians 9:16-23 For though I preach the gospel,
I HAVE NOTHING TO GLORY OF:
for necessity is laid upon me;
yea, woe is unto me, if I preach not the gospel! For if I do this thing willingly, I have a reward: but if against my will, a dispensation of the gospel is committed unto me. What is my reward then? Verily that, when I preach the gospel, I may make the gospel of Christ without charge, that I abuse not my power in the gospel. For though I be free from all men, yet have I made myself servant unto all, that I might gain the more. And unto the Jews I became as a Jew, that I might gain the Jews; to them that are under the law, as under the law, that I might gain them that are under the law; To them that are without law, as without law, (being not without law to God, but under the law to Christ), that I might gain them that are without law. To the weak became I as weak, that I might gain the weak:
that I might by all means save some.
And this I do for the gospel’s sake, that I might be partaker thereof with you.
Luke 10:2 Therefore said he unto them,
The harvest truly is great, but the labourers are few:
pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he would send forth labourers into his harvest.
John 4:34-38 Jesus saith unto them, My meat is to do the will of him that sent me, and to finish his word. Say not ye, There are yet four months, and then cometh harvest? behold, I say unto you, Lift up your eyes, and look on the fields; for they are white already to harvest. And he that reapeth receiveth wages, and gathereth fruit unto life eternal: that
both he that soweth and he that reapeth may rejoice together.
And herein is that saying true, ONE SOWETH, AND ANOTHER REAPETH. I sent you to reap that whereon ye bestowed no labour:
Psalms 126:6 He that goeth forth and weepeth, bearing precious seed,
SHALL DOUBTLESS come again with rejoicing,
bringing his sheaves with him.
Matthew 5:13-16 Ye are the salt of the earth: but if the salt have lost his savour, wherewith shall it be salted? it is thenceforth good for nothing, but to be cast out, and to be trodden under foot of men.
YE ARE THE LIGHT OF THE WORLD.
A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid. Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are in the house. Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.
Psalms 142:4 I looked on my right hand, and beheld, but there was no man that would know me: refuge failed me;
NO MAN CARED FOR MY SOUL.
Daniel 12:2-3 And many of them that sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake, some to everlasting life, and some to shame and everlasting contempt. And
they that be wise shall shine as the brightness of the firmament;
and they that turn many to righteousness as the stars for ever and ever.
ANSWER: Your TREE OF LIFE is made up of the souls that you have won to Christ and those that they, in turn, have won to Him. Only The Lord knows if you even have «a tree of life.»
NOTE: He that winneth souls is wise:
Daniel 12:2-3 And many of them that sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake, some to everlasting life, and some to shame and everlasting contempt. And they that be wise shall shine as the brightness of the firmament; and they that turn many to righteousness as the stars for ever and ever.
I Corinthians 9:22 To the weak became I as weak, that I might gain the weak: I am made all things to all men, that I might by all means save some.
NOTE: The soul winner is engaged in the most lucrative business in the world. Christ puts more value on one soul then He does on the world.