Revelation 2:7 - He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the tree of life, which is in the midst of the paradise of God.
When God made man, God made his spirit life very, very long but when sin entered man, life started deteriorating in him. This deterioration was manifested outwardly in Seth the son of Adam. The word 'Seth' in Hebrew means 'pale'.
In the start from Adam up to the generation of Noah man lived hundreds of years until God redefined the age of man on earth (Genesis 6:1-3).
God wants us to live forever with Him, but since we do not have life within ourselves like God, His Son and His Spirit, we need an external refill of life. This refill is made available to us via the tree of life. It does not mean in Heaven there is a tree since Heaven is a Spirit place. Tree is for our understanding. It means this thing in Heaven will bear something like a fruit which when consumed gives an extension of life, and this thing grows this 'fruit' continuously like a tree.
Access to this 'tree of life' will be given only to those who overcome the darkness with light. Paul defines the darkness and light is a very simple way in his letter to the Galatians (Galatians 5:19-23).
So if we want to live eternally our decision on earth with set our path to the tree of life.
[ Prayer Starter ]
Father God, You created us to prosper and to grow with You and in You. God we thank You for the plans You have for us. Lord help us to receive your plan into our lives. Lord, we want to live before You forever and ever, to see your glory and to worship You...
This we ask in Jesus' Name,Amen.
[ Reference Scriptures ]
22 And the LORD God said, Behold, the man is become as one of us, to know good and evil: and now, lest he put forth his hand, and take also of the tree of life, and eat, and live for ever:
23 Therefore the LORD God sent him forth from the garden of Eden, to till the ground from whence he was taken.
24 So he drove out the man; and he placed at the east of the garden of Eden Cherubims, and a flaming sword which turned every way, to keep the way of the tree of life.
1 And it came to pass, when men began to multiply on the face of the earth, and daughters were born unto them,
2 That the sons of God saw the daughters of men that they were fair; and they took them wives of all which they chose.
3 And the LORD said, My spirit shall not always strive with man, for that he also is flesh: yet his days shall be an hundred and twenty years.
19 Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness,
20 Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies,
21 Envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God.
22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith,
23 Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.
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