CHAPTER 22 | Verses 1-2

In Genesis 2v8-17 we see reference to the Garden of Eden; which means “garden of adornment”. It was a garden of splendour that God had prepared for man. God would come and go in this garden, appearing to talk to Adam and Eve in the cool of the day (Genesis 3v8-10).
In Ezekiel it talks about the garden of God (Ezekiel 31v8-9). 

The garden of God will be better than the Garden of Eden, because God will be there with His people forever and ever. In chapter 22,
John was inspired by the Holy Spirit to show us the connection between the Garden of Eden and the garden of God.

Verse 1: “He showed me the river of living water, pure and clear as crystal, going forth from the throne of God and the Lamb”

Living water satisfies and gives abundant and eternal life. It is good and comes out from the throne of God/out of His rule. He is the source of abundant and eternal life. There is a perfect unity between God the Father and God the Son. There is a oneness, but that does not mean that God the Father and God the Son are the same. They are not. We need to affirm the Trinity.

Verse 2: “in the midst of the street of the city. On both sides of the river is the tree of life, making fruit twelve times- for each month it gives its fruit. And the leaves of the tree are for the healing of the nations.” 

In the Garden of Eden there were four rivers. In this city there is just one. In the Garden of Eden there were two significant trees. In the Garden of God there is no tree of knowledge of good and evil, only the tree of life. This tree is supernatural – one tree on both sides of the river.

Why did Yeshua curse the fig tree? (Mark 11v12-14) The expectation, in this verse above, is that the tree of life bears fruit every month. Could this have been the will of God for the trees in the Garden of Eden before the fall? (Romans 8v19-21) Yeshua’s expectations, for the fig tree, were based on God’s will/Kingdom expectation, and not on the sins of man. He did not lower His expectations to the conditions of this world today. He says: “Be perfect, like my Father in heaven is perfect” (Matthew 5v48). In the Kingdom, a tree will give fruit all year around. There will always be a production of fruit. And that is what God expects from His people today – to be ready, and fruitful, in and out of season (2 Timothy 4v2).

There is a difference between the bodies of believers who are raptured and those who come to faith after the rapture.

The people who are raptured will receive a glorified body. We are going to be in a state of perfection. Those who come to faith after the rapture (those who go through the final 3 ½ years and those born in the millennial Kingdom who were not deceived by satan) are going to be in the New Jerusalem but are not going to have glorified bodies. 

They are going to use the leaves of this tree for the healing of their bodies, for eternity. Each month they are going to partake of the
leaves so that they will be able to experience eternity (Like the bodies of Adam and Eve before the fall and curse)


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