click There will be no more night. They will not need the light of a lamp or the light of the sun, for the Lord God will give them light. And they will reign for ever and ever. This is important to remember as it is clear that the world does need a great deal of healing. All too often we are focused on the healing that we need in this world, but the godly are to be the means by which the world itself is healed, and that is no easy task, one that requires the power of God running through us.
There is one more detail about the Tree of Life here that is worthy of spending a little bit of time on. Where else in the New Jerusalem do we see the pattern of twelves? We see twelve foundations made out of twelve stones that match the stones for the twelve tribes in the ephod of the High Priest. We see the twelve tribes, with twelve gates and twelve pearls ruled over by the twelve apostles.
And in the middle of the garden were the tree of life and the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. The total number of occurrences of the tree of life, when added together, is ten. For this is the message that you heard from the beginning, that we should love one another, not as Cain who was of the wicked one and murdered his brother. In contrast, the olive is a stone fruit and is classified as a drupe that consists of a single seed, unlike the many seeds of the fig. This is relevant in terms of how, the tree of life and it's physical realm application in the book of Proverbs, with its four uses, are sandwiched between three eternal mentions on either side. The spiritual take away from this process displays the trappings of evil invitations to partake of seemingly harmless things.
Our years are made out of twelve months as well. Here we see a pattern of twelves written over and over again into the New Jerusalem in which the Tree of Life plays a part. Let us look at one more passage that deals with the tree of life that reminds us about the importance of healing.
The water was coming down from under the south side of the temple, south of the altar. He measured off another thousand cubits and led me through water that was knee-deep. He measured off another thousand and led me through water that was up to the waist. When I arrived there, I saw a great number of trees on each side of the river. When it empties into the sea, the salty water there becomes fresh. Swarms of living creatures will live wherever the river flows. There will be large numbers of fish, because this water flows there and makes the salt water fresh; so where the river flows everything will live.
The fish will be of many kinds—like the fish of the Mediterranean Sea. But the swamps and marshes will not become fresh; they will be left for salt. Fruit trees of all kinds will grow on both banks of the river. Their fruit will serve for food and their leaves for healing. Let us sum up what we can see from this passage. For one, we see that the healing waters that come from God turn the Dead Sea into a living one.
What makes the Dead Sea dead? It has good water coming into it because the Jordan flows into it, and the Sea of Galilee is full of life where fisherman can make a living.
Why then is the Dead Sea dead? Because nothing comes from it. When all we do is take in good water and have nothing come from us, we become as dead as the Dead Sea is. For us to be living, we must bear fruit and the waters of the Spirit running into us must come out of us as well. Do you know of any trees that bear multiple fruit? There are some trees, for example, that are grafted with many different types of plums or apples, but how many trees bear a variety of different kind of fruits?
Certainly not many, and those that do require a great deal of effort. Where do we hear of a wide variety of fruits aside from the Tree of Life bearing one a month?
The fruits of the spirit, precisely. You are commenting using your WordPress.
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Sign me up! Edge Induced Cohesion. Skip to content. Will the tree that brings life reappear, in one form or another, in the future? The Biblical answer is yes! It is directly mentioned three times in the Book of Revelation.
The first reference occurs when God promises access to it to any of those in his prophetic churches that are faithful to him Revelation The Eternal then promises that his creation of a New Jerusalem , which will become the new location of his throne, will have within its walls the tree of life Revelation - 2. The last mention of this unique tree, which will bear fruit during each month of the year Revelation , is found in the final chapter of Scripture. Verse 14 of chapter 22 states, "Blessed are those who keep His commandments, that they may have the right to eat of the tree of life.
This shows, beyond a doubt, that God's commandments not only are in affect today but also will continue to be the standard the righteous will live by for all eternity! What did it symbolize? Does it still exist? How long did Adam live? Fascinating book of Genesis trivia! Do men have one less rib due to Eve? Does God laugh?