Last updated on October 16, 2021
What is the tree of life?
What is the Tree Of Life? Brethren what I’m about to share with you here is a little bit harder to understand. But I believe that the Holy Spirit has guided me in understanding what the tree of life is. Please bear with me, I will try to relate it to you the best I could. With that said, let’s see what the Bible says about the Tree Of Life.
Proverbs 11:30 “The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life; and he that winneth souls is wise.”
From the verse above, we can discern that the “tree of life” is not a physical tree. Instead, it is a spiritual tree.
Moreover, winning souls means winning spiritual lives. We do not take part in the works of death or with what the Bible calls “dead works”. Instead, we help save people from falling into the trap of death, when we do this, we are helping win souls.
Those lives we help save will become part of the tree of life for eternity. In the process, we also become part of that tree of life because we are on the side of life and we help support its cause. By helping the cause of “life” (Remember Jesus Christ is the life), we are getting in line with God’s will. Getting in line with God’s will, that is how we bear fruit.
The Bible tells us we must bear fruit worthy of repentance. Bearing fruit means winning souls.
Matthew 3:8 Produce fruit worthy of repentance.
Apostle Paul, in Ephesians 5:8-14 told us, “For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Walk as children of light, for the fruit of the light consists in all goodness, righteousness, and truth. Test and prove what pleases the Lord. Have no fellowship with the fruitless deeds of darkness, but rather expose them. For it is shameful even to mention what the disobedient do in secret. But everything exposed by the light becomes visible, for everything that is illuminated becomes a light itself. So it is said:
‘Wake up, O sleeper,
rise up from the dead,
and Christ will shine on you.'”
A Tree and its fruits
We are told by Jesus Christ himself not to fall for people who are trying to mislead us. When we are misled, we are taken into darkness and our lights put out.
Matthew 7:15-20 Beware of false prophets. They come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravenous wolves. By their fruit you will recognize them. Are grapes gathered from thornbushes, or figs from thistles? Likewise, every good tree bears good fruit, but a bad tree bears bad fruit. A good tree cannot bear bad fruit, and a bad tree cannot bear good fruit. 19Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. So then, by their fruit you will recognize them. 21Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only he who does the will of My Father in heaven. 22 Many will say to Me on that day, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in Your name, and in Your name drive out demons and perform many miracles?’ 23Then I will tell them plainly, ‘I never knew you; depart from Me, you workers of lawlessness!’
So, keeping the verses above in mind, we need to bear fruit worthy of repentance and start winning souls for God. We need to keep the Lord’s command to “let our light shine”.
The New Jerusalem
Now, what I’m about to share with you here is something that you may not have heard of anywhere before. It will take a lot of spiritual discernment for somebody to actually digest what I’m about to share here. But don’t worry, it’s not something that I made up, it’s all supported by the Word of God.
Revelation 22:14 “Blessed are those who wash their robes, that they may have the right to the tree of life and may go through the gates into the city.
144,000 Israelite Saints
Believers will wash their robes by helping win the souls of the Israelite saints. In these last days, they are the 144,000 Israelite “sleepers” whom God will wake up to establish his Kingdom— Mount Zion.
Revelation 7:4 “Then, I heard the number of those who were sealed: 144,000 from all tribes of Israel.“
These 144,000 are considered spiritual Jews. They are also considered the sprinkled blood of the lamb (Hebrews 12:24).
Revelation 14:1 “Then I looked, and there before me was the Lamb, standing on Mount Zion, and with him 144,000 who had his name and his Father’s name written on their foreheads.”
The believers who will help win the souls of the 144,000 Elect of God are those who washed their robes with the blood of the Lamb. They are also known as “the multitude”.
Revelation 7:14 …These are they who have come out of the great tribulation; they have washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb.
These multitudes will be later called children of God— the spiritual Israel. (Hosea 1:10)
From this point, we understand that the 144,000 Jews will be the Elect and are considered to be the spiritual tribe of Judah. And the “multitude” is considered to be the spiritual tribe of Israel.
Now, we understand from our previous blogs that Judah and Israel are the Two Olive Trees and the Two Witnesses. But here’s something you’ve never heard before, they also represent the “tree of life” found in the New Jerusalem.
The Tree of Life
Revelation 22:-2 “Then the angel showed me a river of the water of life, as clear as crystal, flowing from the throne of God and of the Lamb down the middle of the main street of the city. On either side of the river stood a tree of life, bearing twelve kinds of fruit and yielding a fresh crop for each month. And the leaves of the tree are for the healing of the nations.”
So, the two olive trees are also the “tree of life” found on either side of the river of the water of life in the New Jerusalem.
The river of the water of life represents the people who received the annointing of the Spirit and the knowledge of the truth. They are the believers from all the nations of the world. They will water the “tree of life”.
The twelve kinds of fruits of the “tree of life” are the twelve tribes of Israel.
The “leaves” of the tree of life are the olive branches that represent peace. They are for the healing of the nations.
Revelation 22:3-5 “No longer will there be any curse. The throne of God and of the Lamb will be within the city, and His servants will worship Him. They will see His face, and His name will be on their foreheads. There will be no more night in the city, and they will have no need for the light of a lamp or of the sun. For the Lord God will shine on them, and they will reign forever and ever.“
The “Tree Of Life” is a spiritual tree consisting of the spirits of the righteous Israelites. The fruits of the “Tree Of Life” are the sleepers who wake up and testify to the truth. They are considered the spiritual Israelites. Both Houses Of Israel, Judah, and Israel will be the “Tree Of Life” in the New Jerusalem, both above and below.
There is so much more to explain but I want to keep this blog short for people with short attention span :) I will expand more on this topic in my future blogs. Until then, I hope that this blog has so far added to your understanding of what the “Tree Of Life” is or isn’t. May God bless you brethren.
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