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        Revelation 22:2
I've recently become interested in what the Bible teaches about the tree of life and its relation to Jesus Christ (from whom we receive eternal life). I believe it is a literal tree, but I wonder if it isn't also representative of Jesus? Also, is the tree of life mentioned here the same one that was in the Garden of Eden?  
Monday, February 07, 2000 10:56:10 PM   sswan
      re:Revelation 22:2   
I recommend you have a look at [Ezekiel 47] for a previous prophecy on the Tree of life.

Also [Proverbs 11:30] and [Proverbs 15:4]

These seem to indicate that we can be 'trees of life'.

This is an exciting topic when we get hold of some of the implications. Enjoy. 
Wednesday, March 22, 2000 2:21:26 AM jc

changed on Wednesday, March 22, 2000 2:22:21 AM

      re:Revelation 22:2   

i think your question is very interesting and i've been doing a little research on this. i'm not really sure what the answer is, but the bible is so interesting. The bible starts with the tree of life and with the cherubims guarding it with a flaming sword, so that men can no longer approach this tree of life and gain eternal life [Gen 3:24]. Now, the last chapter of the Bible talks about this tree of life that is unguarded and is accessible to everyone who is in the book of life for our healing [Rev 22:2].

Now, the thing that I note is interesting is that initially, we had the garden of Eden, out of which flowed a river [Genesis 2:10]. Now, in this new city, we see a river as well, but that is proceeding out of the throne of God and of the Lamb [Rev 22:1]

So, what is the difference? I think the key scripture here is in [Revelations 21:1-2]
1 And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea.
2 And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband.

So, this new city is a new city, old things are passed away. So I don't think it is the same tree because this new city has improved properties or value. This is a heavenly city, not an earthly one. The river flows not out of Eden, but out of the throne of God. So, therefore, I think (to me that is), this is a new tree of life with new properties that God has created anew. If the city is new and better, and the river is new and better, do u think that the tree is a new tree with improved properties that God has created for us to provide us with life everlasting?

Again, I am no theologian, this is only my own opinion. I am free to accept views from others. 
Tuesday, February 08, 2000 12:47:41 AM waihun
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