“And he showed me a pure river of water of life, clear as crystal, proceeding from the throne of God and of the Lamb. In the middle of its street, and on either side of the river, was the tree of life, which bore twelve fruits, each tree yielding its fruit every month. The leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations.”
-Magnificent beauty is described once more through the pure & clear river of water of life proceeding from the throne of God. The tree of life present in the middle of the street; in Eden is symbolic to the Vine Which will bring healing to the nations, bear twelve fruits each month representing the twelve tribes of Israel visible in the Old Testament & the twelve disciples as depicted in the New Testament, & it has abundance of life.
-In Eden God created a garden towards the east also called the garden of God for man to dwell, subdue & keep it. God created trees pleasant to the sight & good for food, a river of crystal clear water which split into four river-heads, had many types of minerals & the glory of God was present in it. Instead of eating from the tree of life which bore eternity, Eve was deceived by the serpent & they both ate from the forbidden tree of knowledge of good & evil which brought about a curse on the earth. Jesus then died for our sins & promised to return with the coming of the New Jerusalem which will descend from heaven like a bride adorned for her husband to rule in glory & righteousness where there be no more curse, no tears, no pain, no sorrows & no death, for He will make all things new (Rev 21:1-5). Jesus will thus recreate the earth into its original order like Eden was; a place of righteousness, peace, joy & gladness to give freely the fountain of the water of life to anyone who thirsts. Christ calls us to believe in Him & distance ourselves from evils like pride which is a symbol of self belief/self exultation, for it brought down Satan, Pharaoh & king of Assyria, so that we may not perish but have everlasting life with Him in the New Jerusalem. Christ Who is the resurrection & the life gives us abundance of life through His grace & eternal life together with Him when He comes again.
You are the Alpha & Omega, the Beginning & the End Lord, all glory & praise belongs to You. Fill us with Your wisdom so that we may understand & keep Your word Father. Purify us from all evil & dwell in our hearts always that Your glory may forever be with us; Your children. Glory be to the Father & to the Son & the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning; is now & ever shall be; world without end. Amen
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