TREE OF LIFE II

Genesis 2:9 “And the Lord God made all kinds of trees grow out of the ground–trees that were pleasing to the eye and good for food. In the middle of the garden were the Tree of Life and the Tree of the knowledge of Good and Evil.”

The Scene: Jesus, as the Tree of Life, in the spiritual sense, represented by the cross of Christ; He is the vine and His children are the branches.* That is , those who believe in Him, as the Christ (The Anointed One). He was in the garden of Eden, as the Tree of Life before the first man, Adam, was created.

John 15:1 “I am the true vine and my Father is the gardener.He cuts off every branch that does bears no fruit, while every branch that does bear fruit he prunes so that it will be more fruitful.”

Without the cross of Jesus, His people would not be able to spring forth( grow in Him and witness) as Christians. It is only by the cross and Jesus’ resurrection that give overcomers eternal life. The Tree of Life sustains us.

Revelation 2:7 He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. To him who overcomes, I will give the right to eat from the Tree of Life, which is in the paradise  of God.”

*Note: See the branches; Each branch and it’s leaves coming from the cross is made up of 3 leaves representing the Trinity(Father, Son, Holy Spirit) in our lives.Also note the Bible number 3 stands, not only for the Trinity, but also perfection, resurrection, divine witness, solid, complete and real.

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