olive tree“Here now is the man who did not make God his stronghold, but trusted in his great wealth and grew strong by destroying others!” But I am like an olive tree flourishing in the house of God; I trust in God’s unfailing love for ever and ever.  Psalm 52:7-8 NIV

When others lie, betray, spread falsehood and seemingly evade punishment, it appears to be quite unsettling for you. They lie to gain an unfair advantage that tilts the scales in their favor. They betray confidences that make them look better on paper and in person, while you are bypassed again and again. Deep inside you have an inner desire to see My hammer of wrath descend upon them. Getting what you think they deserve, seems to satisfy an inner metric that you have to declare that justice has been satisfied.

I am a good Father of justice, who also loves mercy. I never overlook or ignore any sinful or selfish act. Those who reject my kindness that leads them to repentance shall abide forever under my execution of wrath and justice.

But, you are like an olive tree in my presence. As a symbol of peace, you are present to extend My mercy instead of judgment. As Noah looked for hope, the dove brought an olive twig.  Those who are hardened and blind to their need for Me, will find the hope that I give through YOUR life. I’ve done the work, but you are the one that they will physically see and touch.  My child, you are the expression of hope and peace that I send to those who are desperate and foul. They will touch your branches and experience your shade. You provide the connection back to My love. 

An olive tree produces fruit for food and oil for anointing. These are both symbols of flourishing and abundance. You use anointing oil to declare that something or someone is sacred and holy. Be a vessel for spreading My holy intentions throughout the earth. Use your touch and words to bring the healing oil to the wounds that can’t be healed with any other type of salve. My oil penetrates to the innermost needs of mankind. 

Know this, olive oil is produced when the olive is beaten and crushed. My Son is the first fruit of life as He was beaten and bruised for your sins. There will be times when life beats and bruises you, as when the evil person succeeds and you do not. My oil is being produced in those times for you AND for the other person. Respond in peace and kindness and let them taste that the Lord is good. 

My unfailing love will always prevail in the hard times and in times of ease. I am always for your good.

Whispers from Your Father, God