WORLD GOSPEL KINGDOM TRACTS
Unlocking the Mystery of Human Life
And Jehovah God planted a Garden in Eden, in the
east; and there He put the man whom He had formed. And out of the ground Jehovah God caused to grow every tree that is pleasant to the sight and good for food, as well as the Tree of Life in the middle of the Garden and the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. And Jehovah God took the man and put him in the Garden of Eden to work it and to keep it. And Jehovah God commanded the man, saying, Of every tree of the Garden you may eat freely, But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, of it you shall not eat; for in the day that you eat of it you shall surely die (Genesis 2:8-9, 15-17).
Each year on this whole earth, our society spends millions of dollars on procedures of every kind including medical, legal, business and technology. However, virtually no one has experienced a procedure that concerns life.
Now we come to the second step of God’s Divine Procedure. Most people cannot accomplish anything in a single step. Thus, after God created man as vessels with a human spirit to receive Him and to contain Him, He took another step by placing man in front of the Tree of Life.
According to Genesis Chapter 2, God placed man in front of the Tree of Life. What is life? Life is mysterious. Not even medical doctors or biologists are able to define life. Although life is mysterious, it is presented in Genesis Chapter 2 in a solid and substantial way as the Tree of Life.
After God created man, He placed him in front of the Tree of Life. There were no commandments for man to follow, but only a placement. God placed man in front of the Tree of Life; He wanted man to eat this Tree. This shows us that you will be what you eat. If you eat death, you will become death. If you eat life, you will become life. It is not a question of working for God, but of your being. It is not a matter of what you can do for God; it is a matter of what you are. God is after your entire being!
Whether man shall have life or shall die, shall live everlastingly or shall perish, all depends on how man deals with the Tree. The concept of the Tree is absolutely vital to man’s destiny.
The fact that the Lord God made every tree pleasant to the sight (Genesis 2:9) means that God wanted to please man and to make him happy. God’s intention was not that man should work, but that man should be completely pleased and satisfied.
The Tree of Life is the center of the universe. According to the purpose of God, the earth is the center of the universe, the Garden of Eden is the center of the earth, and the Tree of Life is the center of the Garden of Eden. We must realize that the whole universe is centered on this Tree of Life: nothing is more central and crucial to both God and man than this Tree. It is very meaningful and significant to see man in the Garden standing before the Tree of Life.
Let’s pray a simple prayer that we may feed upon Him:
O Lord Jesus, O Lord, thank You for Your Divine Procedure in creating me as a vessel to contain and express You. I thank You even more for becoming the Tree of Life and the River of water of Life that I may feed upon You and drink of You that Your life may flow out from within me! I confess that I am a hungry, thirsty and dry sinner. Forgive me of all my sins and cleanse me by Your precious blood. I desperately need You as the Tree of Life and the River of water of Life that I may have the genuine experience of life. Right now I take You in as the Tree of Life and the River of Life! I now receive You as my Lord and Savior that I may receive Your life and never hunger and thirst again. Thank You for coming into me as the Tree of Life and the River of Life! Amen!
Genesis 2:9 says that the trees were good for food. The concept of Genesis Chapter 2 is fully focused on life. Thus, it says that the trees were good for food because food is related to life. Without food, we cannot live. Food maintains our life and satisfies us.
This Tree enables man to receive God as life. How can we prove this? The following books of the Bible reveal that God is life. Therefore, the Tree of Life in the Garden was the indicator that God intends to be our life in the form of food. One day, according to the Gospel of John, God came in the flesh (John 1:1, 14). In Him was life (John 1:4). The life displayed by the Tree of Life in Genesis Chapter 2 was the life incarnated in Jesus, God in the flesh. Jesus told us that He Himself is life (John 14:6). Furthermore, John Chapter 15 tells us that Christ is a Tree, the vine Tree. On the one hand, He is a Tree; on the other hand, He is life. When we put together all these portions from John, we see that Jesus is the Tree of Life. Jesus said that He is the Bread of Life, meaning that He has come to us as the Tree of Life in the form of food.
Are you hungry? Won’t you partake of Jesus Christ as the Tree of Life to have life and live?
As the Almighty God, Jesus is high, but when He came to us as food He was lowly. He was a loaf of bread. He was even the crumbs under the table (Matthew 15:21-27). The very Jesus who came to us as life in the form of food was not tall and great; He was small and lowly.
Thus, Jesus came to us as life in the form of food. He said, “I Am the Bread of Life,” and, “He who eats Me shall also live because of Me.” John 6:33 For the bread of God is He who comes down out of heaven and gives life to the world. John 6:51 I Am the living bread which came down out of heaven; if anyone eats of this bread, he shall live forever.
Are you more hungry? Will you take Christ as the living Bread that you may live because of Him?
God in the Son is the Tree of Life that is good for food. Day after day we can feed on Him. We can eat Him.
Are you willing to feed upon Him and take Him in as the Tree of Life that you may receive life and live forever?
Along with the Tree there is a River (Genesis 2:10)!! Since the tree is a Tree of Life, the River must also be related to life. For man to receive God as life, to enjoy the fatness of God, to quench thirst, to be watered, to grow, and to rejoice, all depends on the River (Psalms 36:8-9; 46:4; 65:9; Exodus 17:1-7; Joel 3:18; Zechariah 14:8; Revelation 22:1-2).
But whoever drinks of the water that I will give him shall by no means thirst forever; but the water that I will give him will become in him a fountain of water springing up into eternal life (John 4:14; 7:37-38).
If you take in the Lord Jesus, you immediately have the deep sensation of something watering you from within. Something is flowing within you.
Have you not had such an experience? Are you ready to take Him into you that you may be watered and never thirst again?
Once you feed on Christ, the River of water of life will water you inwardly. You will never be dry. “A River went out of Eden to water the Garden.” This flow will discharge many old things out of your being. The Bible tells us that this River is absolutely indispensable!
Although Genesis Chapter 2 appears to be a record of creation, it was actually written according to the genuine experience of life. The Tree of Life and the flowing River indicate this: when you take Jesus into you as food, that food will impart the divine life into you, a life that is a watering and flowing life. When you take God in Christ as your life, you will have this River flowing within you to water you and work many things within you.
Are you thirsty? Won’t you drink of the River of Life that you may have life and never be dry?
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GOD'S PROCEDURES TO FULFILL
HIS PURPOSE: Step 2
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HIS PURPOSE: Step 2 Cont'd
Let us walk becomingly as in the day; not in reveling and drunkenness, not in fornication and licentiousness, not in strife and jealousy. But put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make no provision for the flesh to fulfill its lusts.
Romans 13:13, 14