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The Tree of Life
Revealed on 15 October 2011
The true meaning of the “Tree of Life,” its significance and importance in our present time.
The religions say that we have a second life that when we die we will go to heaven. But why do they let us hope to get the fruit of the “tree of life” and the “water of life” in order to have everlasting life on earth if we are to receive it in heaven anyway?
Let us learn about the true meaning of the “Tree of Life” in the Holy Bible…
“like one of us” - Why?
“knowing good and evil” - or when they did not follow God’s commandments and knowing that they (Adam and Eve) will be punished.
Maestro Evangelista says: The lesson for us is: “To be deceived by another is bad.” God does not want disobedient people; they (Adam and Eve) were not allowed to live longer lives as punishment.
“pick the fruit of the tree of life” – Can you pick from it literally? It signifies real food, to be eaten. It is the kind of food that will give us healthier and longer lives. It should be the reward of Adam and Eve if they just followed God’s commandment not to eat from the fruit of the “tree of the knowledge of good and evil.”
“to guard the way” - Maestro Evangelista says, the “tree of life” is just there, it was not taken away. There is still hope in prolonging our lives, like the lives of the people before mentioned in the Holy Bible.
Question: In our time, how can we know about “good and evil”?
“much study wearies the body” – if we will study the Holy Bible it will only weary us, because we were not given the permission or authority to re-explain its meanings. The religions have been reading, studying and preaching the contents of this book, did they succeed in uniting the peoples of the world?
God sent forth his messenger/prophet so that we can be enlightened (showing good and evil and for us to understand it) as it is written in the Holy Bible and not to be weary in finding the right answers to our life’s great questions. Unlike religions who study the Holy Bible, after reading and giving their own interpretations, they start to fight amongst themselves.
“Fear God” – Did Adam and Eve obey the commandment of God in the Garden of Eden?
It is in our present time that the fulfillment of the commandment of God regarding the coming of a prophet (who will introduce His Name and reveal the meaning of the Holy Bible to the people of the world) will happen. If we will heed or listen to the prophet sent forth, we will find the path that leads to the “Tree of Life” and we will be able to partake of its fruit, to make us have longer and healthier lives – because he will show us the way to find and get it!
Meaning, there is no second life or the afterlife. We live and will die on this earth; it is up to us if we want to live it good or bad.
“here is the conclusion of the matter” – the time when the prophet sent forth has been heard, you will come to know good and evil.
Regarding the so-called “second life” - Maestro Evangelista said, if we were really meant to go to heaven, we should have been born there right away.
Why is there a need for us to be born on this earth, to live and to suffer in order to achieve a second life in heaven? Because that is what everyone wants, to go to heaven, as promised by the religions.
Maestro Evangelista says, the “second life” is not true, what is the proof?
Let us read from the Holy Bible:
“tree” – life for man, even if it is cut, it will sprout again.
Tree can prolong their lives, so it is with man. It is up to him how for long he will live his life, but he doesn’t have a second life. This is the truth that the religions have hidden from us.
To pick of the fruit from the “Tree of Life” we must heed or listen to the “Word of God” that is being given by the prophet sent forth. He will explain how to attain it and he will tell us about the “Water of Life” and not according to legends from other countries. Who is the water of life in the Holy Book?
God is the “Water of Life"! – Meaning, for us to have or drink it we should heed “the Holy Word and the Commandments of God.”
In our time, the Garden of Eden is a symbol – that there are places like it at present where we can get the fruits of trees that will give us food and medicine that will enable us to have long lives!
So we should stop the destruction of our forest... because it is where the fruits of trees and plants for food and medicine (like the “tree of life”) are to be found!
“Fruit trees of all kinds” – there are fruits for food and there are fruits to be used as medicine to cure our sickness.
What kind of food should man eat that God said before? What also serves as food for animals?
Question: In what form are we in the likeness or image of God?
It is in righteousness we resemble God, not in appearance or physical form.
Let us read again in:
Man and woman – created by God at the same time. God created man in many places of the earth.
Adam and Eve are only symbols in our time; they were to tend or to be the care takers in the Garden of Eden. In our present time we, the people of the world, will be the caretakers of the new Garden of Eden, the whole world.
“Rule over” – God gave man authority or power over animals, the fishes and the birds.
To be for food? What should people eat to live longer?
It is very clear that only “seed-bearing plant” and “tree that has fruit with seed in it” will be our food.
What about the animals? God did not give us the power to eat them.
And regarding the animals, what should they eat as said by God?
Maestro Evangelista says, let us read if the flesh of animals are given to us for food:
Did it say that we should eat their kind?
No, we should learn from them.
We have made or invented many devices at systems taken from animals.
Like the flying skills of the birds, we learned the technology of making airplanes.
We learned from nature planting or farming the land, as well as the fish, we made boats, ships and submarines to travel over and beneath the waters.
God created all of these things!
We have read and heard His Word through the revelation of the prophet sent forth and we understood it.
We should learn from life as we grow old.
The revelations of the prophet sent forth should be listened to for he is tasked to explain these things from the Holy Bible.
As it was read, it is clear that the commandments of God do not change, from the beginning to the present.
Regarding eating of the flesh of animals, how did it affect the lives of men?
God tested them regarding food. This is the second test given to man, whether they understood the commandments of God or not.
Since they were few then, after the flood, everything around them was destroyed, and there were no plants. They reasoned that they may eat the flesh of the animals. They did not use their understanding, because God did not let man eat the flesh of animals. Thus, God warned them about the consequences of eating the flesh of animals.
People and even animals will suffer for eating the flesh of other animals. Because it will have a negative reaction in the body.
And because there is “free will” – they did eat. How is the length of human life when they ate the flesh of animals?
The life of men became shorter when they ate the flesh of animals! Unlike the earlier people of God, they have longer lives, because they only ate vegetables and fruits.
As we experience today, many are dying in pain and hunger and so on. Is there still hope that the man's existence in this world will be better?
If it was mentioned that this is new, the old is no more. What will be changed?
“will not be remembered, nor will they come to mind” – life will be more pleasant, prosperous and bountiful than the former
Is the change temporary or will it be forever?
We will plant food that will nourish and prolong our lives!
God has a promise to the people. It is only in this time that it will be fulfilled, if we will acknowledge Him and heed the message of His prophet.
What is the proof that the new Jerusalem refers to a new city?
“coming down out of heaven from my God” – meaning, the promise of God of a new beginning for all men will be fulfilled.
And it was repeated in:
“there was no longer any sea” – there will be no more boundaries between nations, all the nations will be one.
“coming down out of heaven” – the promise of God regarding the establishment of a new Jerusalem.
Where is it? Who are the people of God?
Those who call on the Name of God will be the new people of God!
“the sound of weeping and of crying will be heard in it no more” – because at present there are always wars, earthquakes, storms and other disasters.
The length of years of man will be longer.
They will make plantations, not animal farms for meat.
“For as the days of a tree”- fruits and plants will prolong man’s lives.
What is the proof that God will be with us in that time?
“the lion will eat straw like the ox” – it will truly happen.
“but dust will be the serpent’s food” – God did not change His curse upon the snake before.
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The Revelation of the Foreigner as mentioned by King Solomon in:
“As for the foreigner who does not belong to your people Israel but has come from a distant land because of your name— for they will hear of your great name and your mighty hand and your outstretched arm—when he comes and pray toward this temple, then hear from heaven, your dwelling place. Do whatever the foreigner asks of you, so that all the peoples of the earth may know your name and fear you, as do your own people Israel, and may know that this house I have built bears your Name."
I Kings 8:41-43 (NIV)
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