The Tree of Life & the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil

Jesus spoke in parables and uttered things hidden since the creation of the world, to tell them to the next generations according to the promise in the Old Testament (Ps 78:1-6; Mt 13:34-35).

Then what are the true forms of the two trees (Gn 2:9) recorded in the book of Genesis?

As we read in Genesis 1:11-12 about creation, there are trees bearing fruits with seed in them. Jesus said that a seed as small as a mustard seed is sown in a field and when it is fully grown, turns into a tree with the birds of the air coming to perch on its branches (Mt 13:31-32). There are two kinds of seeds: the physical seed and spiritual seed. There are more than ten thousand kinds of physical seeds. What Jesus spoke of is the spiritual seed (Lk 8:11), revealing the secrets of the book of Genesis through the parable of physical seed. It is also recorded that when the time (of the fulfillment of truth as a form of reality) comes, it will no longer be spoken figuratively but plainly (Jn 16:25). This is not the time of prophecy, but the time to see face to face. It is not the time when we know in part, but we shall know fully (1Cor 13:12). This is when the prophecies are fulfilled, thus the time of the Second Coming of Jesus (refer to 1Cor 13:8-12).       

The seed; word of life (Jn 1:1-4) is sown and grows into the tree of life, and bearing 12 kinds of fruit.  The bird (spirit) of the air comes and dwells on its branches (Mt 13:31-32). Jesus is the word of life (1Jn 1:1-2), the way, the truth, and the life (Jn 14:6), and the Spirit of God descended and came upon him as a dove (Mt 3:16). Jesus called himself the true vine (Jn 15:1-5), so Jesus is in fact the tree of life that bears 12 kinds of fruits (refer to Rv 22:1-2). Jesus also told that he is heaven (Mt 13:24, 37).

What is the difference when compared to what is written in Matthew 13:31-32 where it talks about a small grain of seed being sown growing up into a big tree with birds perching in its branches? Also, how does it differ from the tree of life in Revelation 22:1-2? All these parables all refer to the same thing. Furthermore in Proverbs 3:13-20, it is said that a man who finds wisdom and understanding is a tree of life. From these verses, the tree of life and the tree of the knowledge of good and evil do not merely refer to physical trees, but are used as a metaphor depicting people.    

If Jesus, the word of life, is the tree of life, what is the tree of the knowledge of good and evil (the tree that makes you know about good and evil)?

In Revelation 18:2-3, it is said that Babylon is a dwelling place of demons and a prison of every unclean spirit, and a prison of every unclean and detestable birds, whose maddening wine of the adulteries let all the nations drunk (and destroyed). This evil spirit is the devil, the serpent, Satan and the dragon (Rv 20:1-3). This serpent is exactly the one who made Eve, eat the fruit of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil in Genesis chapter 3. The Babylon king in Daniel 4:20-22 was a big tree and its fruit was abundant, the birds of the sky dwelt in its branches and the beasts of the field found shade under it. This tree is the vine of the evil spirit or the serpent and the wild vine with the venom of serpents (Dt 32:31-33). Jesus, the true vine, is the tree of life as opposed to the wild vine or Nebuchadnezzar, king of Babylon, who is the tree of the knowledge of good and evil (refer to Dn 4:20-22). In other words, these two types of trees are not just a tree but two kinds of people. Tree of life grown from the good seed in Matthew 13:38 are sons of heaven while the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, grown from the seed of weeds, are sons of the evil one from hell. Today’s pastors of spiritual Babylon in Revelation are the trees of the knowledge of good and evil, and the one who overcomes (and those who overcome) in Revelation 3:12, 14:1-5 and 15:2 are the trees of life. As written in Revelation, among the two types of trees in the Garden of Eden, the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, Babylon, will be fallen after its judgment (Rv 17, 18) and thereafter, the only one which will remain to exist is the tree of life (the victor) that bears twelve kinds of fruit (Rv 22:1-2).   

To conclude, the field in which God’s word, the seed of life, is sown is neither an animal, nor the soil of the ground, it is people’s heart. The seed sown into the heart of people grows into a big tree, which are the 12 tribes, 144,000 priests of God and a countless multitude clothed in white robes (Rv 7, 14:1-5, 5:9-10, 7:9-14). Upon them, the Holy Spirit comes and dwells (refer to Rv 20:4-6, 21:1-7). This place is the heaven written in Matthew 13:31-32. The trees in this place is the tree of life in the Garden of Eden and the trees of life that are standing on either side of the river flowing from the throne of God at the time of the fulfillment of Revelation. Also, the big tree, the organization grown out from the seed of evil spirit, the death, is the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, the nation of demons, Babylon or hell (Rv 18:2). These two types of trees are the pastors that belong to either good or evil.      

God has hidden this until today and now has revealed it, but people are misunderstanding due to “not knowing the Scriptures, or the power of God” (Mt 22:29). But the believers who have their hopes in Heaven can reach to the salvation by believing and understanding it.

The two seeds and the two trees (the tree of life and the tree of the knowledge of good and evil) as written in Matthew chapter 13 are what Jesus has said in parables (Mt 13:24-41; Jn 15:1). These two trees were prophesized in the Old Testament, Genesis chapter 2, Ezekiel chapter 47, and Proverbs chapter 3, and these old mysteries were revealed through the parables by Jesus and were prophesized again in Revelation chapter 22. At the time of Jesus’ Second Coming, the promised pastor, who saw and heard what Jesus made him understand clearly through the angels of heaven, testifies these things (Jn 16:25; Rv 1:1-2, Rv 10, Rv 22:8, 16).    

Source: http://cafe.daum.net/scjschool/E4mY/224

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