Greetings to all in Jesus name,
I titled my blog Jesus Tree of Life. I came to this understanding as I looked closer in the scriptures and saw that Jesus is not a religion as traditionally understood by the "Christian" masses. He said in the john 17:3 "And THIS IS LIFE ETERNAL, that they might KNOW THEE the ONLY TRUE GOD, and JESUS CHRIST whom thou hast sent. John understood that eternal life is knowing Jesus Christ as the only true God. In the 1st epistle of John verse 20 :And WE KNOW that the son of God is come, and HATH GIVEN US AN UNDERSTANDING, that we may know him that is TRUE, and we are in him that is true, even in his Son Jesus Christ. THIS IS THE TRUE GOD, and ETERNAL LIFE.
No where in the Bible does anyone proclaim Jesus as a "Christian religion". Jesus purpose was to reconcile humanity back to God by being crucified, buried and resurrected. He also taught LIFE in every aspect to those who believed. Jesus was anointed by the Holy Spirit to do what he read of himself in Luke 4:18-19 The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised, To preach the
acceptable year of the Lord.
Anointed to PREACH. Preach what? The Gospel. To who? The poor (ALL Humanity)
He came to HEAL.To Who? The brokenhearted. (ALL Humanity)
To Preach DELIVERANCE. To who? The captives. (ALL Humanity)
Give SIGHT. To Who? The blind. (ALL Humanity)
To give LIBERTY. To Who? The bruised. (ALL Humanity)
To PREACH the acceptable year of the Lord.
We have to remember the first humans CHOSE DEATH instead of the TREE OF LIFE. In Genesis 2:16-17 "And the LORD GOD commanded the man, saying Of EVERY TREE of the GARDEN thou mayest FREELY EAT: BUT of the TREE OF THE KNOWLEDGE of GOOD AND EVIL, THOU SHALT NOT eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof THOU SHALT SURELY DIE.
We know that Adam and Eve experienced death because they ate from the wrong TREE.
Humanity and all of the generations after them experienced death, poverty, brokenheartedness, enslavement, blindness, bruising.
The answer for Death is Life and Jesus knows this and so should all of His true people. John 10:10 . . . I am come that THEY MIGHT HAVE LIFE, and that they might have it MORE ABUNDANTLY (Eternal is abundant life) it's more than the materialistic minded who have limited the definition of abundantly to mean homes, money, cars, food, pleasures etc.
Rev. 22:14 "Blessed are they that do his commandments that they might have the right TO THE TREE OF LIFE. Rev. 2:7 ". . . To him that OVERCOMETH will I give to eat of the TREE OF LIFE, which is in the midst of the PARADISE OF GOD.
The beauty of it all is that we can partake of this tree now. When we do God's will and we overcome the world system and mind set, our flesh and Satan himself we have access to this TREE. HALLELUJAH!
GRACE, PEACE, and ETERNAL LIFE