One of the New-Testament stories few preachers spend time on: the narrative of the fig tree. Jesus kills a fig tree by cursing it with a few spoken words, (while Jesus’s disciples look on.)
Matthew 21:18-22 – New International Version (NIV).
Jesus Curses a Fig Tree
18 Early in the morning, as Jesus was on His way back to the city, He was hungry. 19 Seeing 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.
Mark 11:14 … 11:20 – New International Version (NIV).
14. Then He said to the tree. “May no one ever eat fruit from you again.” And His disciples heard Him say it.
20. In the morning, as they went along, they saw the fig tree withered from the roots. Peter remembered and said to Jesus, “Rabbi, look! The fig tree you cursed has withered!”
Two different Biblical accounts, written by different authors. Do these two Bible stories describe the same event? Or are they two different events? Or did the witnesses perceive the events differently?
Big differences between the two fig-tree narratives in the two Gospels:
* The Gospel of Matthew uses an exclamation point, at the end of Jesus’s fig-tree curse, expressing Jesus’s passionate, (perhaps loud,) speech. The fig tree withers immediately.
* The Gospel of Mark contains no exclamation point. Mark also makes it a priority to let the reader know all of Jesus’s disciples hear Jesus curse the tree. The tree withers overnight, in this account, (from the roots up.)
Questions: How did the fig-tree die? What energy caused it?
Analysis: Three visible energy sources: Jesus. Disciples. The tree itself. Jesus exerted His personal chi in the Gospel of Matthew account, (we know because the author uses an exclamation point.) In this account, it’s clear Jesus killed the tree using His personal chi.
In The Gospel of Mark, Jesus’s passion is not emphasized, (no exclamation point.) Instead, Mark emphasizes the importance of Jesus’s disciples hearing Jesus’s words – in this account, a case can be made it was the chi energy of the disciples – their faith and passion in Jesus’s spoken words, (their combined focused chi-energy centers,) rather than Jesus’s personal chi, that caused the fig tree to whither.
Although not recorded in The Gospels, modern scientists now know for scientific fact that plants respond – both positively and negatively – to: music, human emotion, human spoken words. This phenomena has been studied and documented. Can a fig tree kill itself by internalizing Jesus’s curse? Absolutely.
A dim mak attack can be accomplished via three mediums:
* The sender, the speaker’s personal focussed chi-energy.
A master can generate, direct, and release this energy at any target to cause damage.
* The audience’s focussed chi energy.
A master can inflame the passions of his followers, and direct their chi energy at a target of his choosing to cause damage.
* The receiver’s internal chi-energy. (A victim eating himself away.)
A master can speak a few carefully chosen words to his victim, (getting inside the victim’s head,) causing the victim’s own energy centers to attack themselves.
What’s important to emphasize at this point – the big-picture ideas – words themselves have the ability to stimulate the emotional energy centers of everyone who’s listening. Trump, The Martial Artist can focus this energy to damage an opponent’s chakral center using the energy of the victim, the audience, or the martial artist himself.
For those primitives who believe they can defend against this type of spoken-word attack by simply not listening – master Jesus makes it clear, the target object of a curse does not even need to be alive for a curse to be effective. Master Jesus makes it clear curses – can even be wielded against non-living objects!
(NIV.)Matthew 21: “Truly I tell you, if you have faith and do not doubt, not only can you do what was done to the fig tree, but also you can say to this mountain, ‘Go throw yourself into the sea,’ and it will be done.”
According to master Jesus: a mountain (something that can’t listen, since it has no ears,) can be moved entirely with the focussed chi energy released by a single man.
We also know from many other Bible texts that how a person reacts to given stimuli can create self-destroying results. Job 3:25 (NIV) What I feared has come upon me, what I dreaded has come true.
The knowledge that words and thoughts create reality is shared by many faiths. Indeed, the ‘observer effect’ is something that baffled quantum physicists studying particle beams in the famous double-slit experiment.
What caused Marco to lose his voice? Was it Trump’s personal chi-energy? Was it the focussed chi-energy of Trump’s millions of supporters who laughed, repeated, and retweeted this curse? Was it Marco’s internalization of Trump’s choke insult? Was little Marco up all night asking himself, “why do I always choke?”
Every human walking Earth is a massive power plant of energy, the martial artist’s ultimate power is his ability to direct this energy anywhere he chooses. This power can be used for creation or destruction – indeed, the power of life and death is in the tongue. Proverbs 18:21 The tongue has the power of life and death…