December 31, 2015
The Bible ends where it began — with the tree of life. Adam and Eve were cast out of the garden because of their sin. The Bible in Genesis 3 explicitly states that they were forced away from the tree of life so that they would not live on this earth forever. To eat of the tree would have been a curse and God in his grace did not want to compound our curse. But here in Revelation 22 the tree of life removes the curse so that there is healing. God’s original intent is restored as he gives us a new heaven and a new earth. God’s intent from the beginning was life. Our sin distorted God’s original intent but through Jesus life has been restored. Remain faithful to God and the Lamb. Real living is found only in the Lamb. He is the giver of life. Healing is found in God’s stream of waters. Life never ends with God. For the believer death has no hold. Life doesn’t end but we are moved from one form of life into eternal life with Him. All who have washed their robes in the water of life have access to the tree of life. Come Lord Jesus!