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And whether they need it for the support of their undecaying immortality or not, [partaking of the Tree of Life] is everywhere presented as one of the most precious privileges of Gods glorified saints. The ongoing need to access the tree of life for eternity reflects the continued dependence of the creatures upon the Creatora reality which God has chosen to manifest via the tree. To him who overcomes I will give to eat from the tree of life, which is in the midst of the Paradise of God. (Rev. 2:7 ) Blessed are those who do His commandments, that they may have the right to the tree of life, and may enter through the gates into the city. The promises they obtain are described in terms which match that of the nations and kings of the earth in the eternal state who bring their glory and honor through the gates into the city (Rev. A better solution is to understand the mention of nations and kings of the earth , which come in through the gate to the New Jerusalem, as merely a description of the identity of the redeemed from among the nations and as emphasizing their right to access the holy city which has been their ultimate hope and destiny all along (John John 14:2-3; Gal. Only in the sense of care, treatment, or serving the sick did it come to be applied to healing or curing, as in therapy and therapeutic. True, the word is used in Revelation Rev. of a wound healed; but in Luke Luke it is used of service of a faithful and wise steward, and in Acts Acts for serving God. The trees in both cases line the river; but in the earthly order they are outside the city; and though bread trees, they are not the Tree of Life. Since there will be no sun, moon, or night, it will be a radically different dating system than the one in which we presently live. Arnold G. Walvoord, The Revelation of Jesus Christ (Chicago, IL: Moody Press, 1966), Rev. Laced with 14 tracks in total, the follow up to this Summer’s Untitled EP features guest contributions from Alchemist, Knxwledge, Beat Butcha, Budgie Beats, and more.If we divide Revelation at the end of chapter 14 into two halves, and then divide each half into separate divisions we can find related pairs of content. The first part is called the prologue; it is the introduction and is found in Revelation 1:1-8.The ending is called the epilogue and is found in Revelation 22:8-17. He alluded to the original placement of the tree of life in the Garden of Eden (Gen. 2:9) and indicated that the redeemed would once more have access to the tree in a future paradisethe eternal state which John now sees. Those who take away from the words of the book of this prophecy will have their part taken away from the tree of life (Rev. When man rebelled in the Garden of Eden, he was cut off from the tree of life (Gen. We rejoice in the fact that in the redemptive counsels of God, history is to be brought full circle to affect a full return to a Paradise without death which was previously lost: The harmonious unity of Scripture is herein exhibited. However, the concept of healing leaves need not imply sickness. ), and it can also exist in the New Jerusalem without illness. Likewise, the disease for which this healing provides is that of the former creation which no longer exists in the new Jerusalem. (Luke Luke ), it was clearly a different body than that which Adam and Eve had in their natural state. The proposal that human beings, in natural bodies, continue to populate the eternal state as separate peoples from the glorified saints seems to raise as many issues as it attempts to solve. Evidently, access to the tree of life is one and the same as salvation and indicates that all who inhabit the eternal state will have access to the tree on an equal basis. Since then, death has reigned over all peoples, even the people of Godwith few exceptions. The tears were those caused by the troubles of this creation, tears that will no longer exist in the new creation. Two classes of people are thus distinctly recognized in the new heaven and earth;a class in glory who get the fruits of the Tree of Life, and a class in the estate of nations who get the leaves; but, whether fruits or leaves, a great and glorious blessing. The Life-leaves are for the conservation and augmentation of the Life-blessedness of men on earth, as the Life-fruits are for the joy of the saints in heaven.But for now God was treating him as an enemy, not a friend or a child—so Job thought. Job's three friends had taken the position that the severity of Job's suffering must be the sign of some grievous sin in his life. But Job silences these three by showing that is no correlation in this world between righteousness and prosperity or between wickedness and suffering.There may have been exactly three trees, or John saw three groups of trees of the same kind in each of the three areas. Those who consume the leaves live to an advanced age, but do not avoid death (Isa. Genesis is the Book of beginnings; the Revelation is the Book of the endings of what was then begun; and the last laps back upon the first, and welds the two ends of the history into a golden ring of eternity. During this present age, where physical death has not yet been abolished, those who follow after God are likened to a fruitful tree typified by the tree of life near the river of living water which John sees in the eternal state: Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor stands in the path of sinners, nor sits in the seat of the scornful; but his delight is in the law of the LORD, and in His law he meditates day and night. 1:1-3) Between the Fall in the Garden of Eden (Gen. -24) and the creation of the new heavens and earth (Rev. 21:1 ), the cross of Jesus Christ is the tree of life for all who trust in His redeeming work (Acts Acts ; Gal. every month The tree produces fruit on a monthly basis. This dependence is reflected in their need to access the fruit from the tree for its life-giving qualities. But the prohibition against flesh and blood in the ultimate kingdom of Godbeyond the millenniumwould seem to be at odds with a restoration of the conditions in the Garden of Eden. Probably all that we can safely conclude is that the healing provided by the leaves of the tree provides some sort of service to the inhabitants of the eternal state. Wong, The Tree of Life in Revelation 2:7, in Bibliotheca Sacra, vol. 618 (Dallas, TX: Dallas Theological Seminary, April-June 1998), 211.
Hit pla, and if you like what you hear, be sure to show you support on i Tunes. Laced with 14 tracks in total, the follow up to this Summer’s Untitled EP features guest contributions from Alchemist, Knxwledge, Beat Butcha, Budgie Beats, and more.Note the similarities (hold your mouse over a colored section to see the details): The similarities are not hard fast rules.I John, who also am your brother, and companion in tribulation, and in the kingdom and patience of Jesus Christ, was in the isle that is called Patmos, for the word of God, and for the testimony of Jesus Christ.Hit pla, and if you like what you hear, be sure to show you support on i Tunes.
Biblical writers and prophets often used forms of poetry to write down their messages from God.
This poetry does not use a specific rhythm or rhyme.