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an incredible source of information this picture Book of Revelation has
to those of us who have willingly taken the time to SEE the PICTURES
and then read the simple explanations of the symbols and imagery used by the Holy Spirit to teach us.
We have now come to the 22nd and final chapter of this
remarkable book where we continue,
since chapter 21, verse 9, to read about the glorious new Holy City of Jerusalem
which our Father will bring down out of heaven to this earth,
wherein He shall dwell with His children for ever and ever.
And since the entire Godhead will now be present on earth, heaven will be here also.
So you see, the earth is our home for ever and ever, for Heaven and Earth shall be as one!
Let's continue now with the angel still giving John a grand tour of the City of God.
Rev. 22:1 And he shewed me a pure river of water of life, clear as crystal, proceeding out of the throne of God and of the Lamb.
The only way he could describe
that which emanated and proceeded forth out of the throne of God
and of the Lamb was that it looked like a river of water of life, only it was pure and clear as crystal.
Rev. 22:2 In the midst of the street of it, and on either side of the river, was there the tree of life, which bare twelve manner of fruits, and yielded her fruit every month: and the leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations.
Can you visualize it?
See a crystalline river proceeding forth from God's throne with the tree of life standing on each bank.
And each month the tree brings forth fruit to be eaten and leaves to maintain the wellness of the nations.
Yes, I can SEE the PICTURE, but what does it mean?
Well, let's start with the "tree of life".
you have read all of God's Word then you encountered the "tree of life"
in the very first book of the Bible,
for He was in the midst of the garden of Eden.
Genesis 3:22 And the LORD God said, Behold, the man is become as one of us, to know good and evil: and now, lest he put forth his hand, and take also of the tree of life, and eat, and live for ever:
The tree of life is symbolic of Jesus Christ.
And He "feeds" His people.
He always has and He always will,
even throughout the eternity
as we just read in Rev. 22:2. He is the "bread of life" just as He is the "tree of life".
And we read in the messages to the churches (Rev.
chapter 2 & 3) that all those who overcome
will be given to partake of the tree of life which is where?
In the midst of the paradise of God!
Rev. 2:7 He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the tree of life, which is in the midst of the paradise of God.
I know, it's very hard to get apples and oranges out of some of our heads, isn't it?
Well we just read of the Holy Spirit proceeding forth from the throne of God as a river of the water of life!
What are some of the fruits of the spirit?
Galatians 5:22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith,
Do a word search and seek, and ye shall find.
Well, how about the leaves?
Are people going to get sick and need medicine?
Imagine after all the times we've discussed the incorruptible
body, the spiritual body,
which never hurts or pains, that we can come right back with a question like that?
The Greek word for "healing" is "therapeia" from which we get our word "therapy".
Therapy is when you "do something" in order to maintain or improve a condition.
The leaves therefore will be therapeutic
for the nations,
for they will bring forth exciting things for the nations to do throughout eternity
and throughout this expansive universe that will "treat" their mental well-being,
i.e. keep them from ever becoming idle minded or devoid of interest.
Yes, it's in the leaves.
How sweet it is.
Rev. 22:3 And there shall be no more curse: but the throne of God and of the Lamb shall be in it; and his servants shall serve him:
They are GONE, i.e. there shall be no more accursed thing!
 And they shall see His face; and His name shall be in their foreheads.
 And there shall be no night there; and they need no candle, neither light of the sun; for the Lord God giveth them light: and they shall reign for ever and ever.
 And he said unto me, These sayings are faithful and true: and the Lord God of the holy prophets sent his angel to shew unto his servants the things which must shortly be done.
And thank God, now we know.
Imagine if we had listened to those
who call themselves ministers of God
and yet tell their people not to read the Book of Revelation.
We would have been robbed!
Rev. 22:7 Behold, I come quickly: blessed is he that keepeth the sayings of the prophecy of this book.
It is he or she that keeps and does the sayings of the prophecy of this book that shall be blessed!
No other therapy will work!
In our next study we will see John
come back from the future to his time
and return to planet earth from heaven.
We will then conclude the Book of Revelation.
To study the Bible is the noblest of all pursuits;
to understand it, the highest of all goals.
We pray that with the guidance of the Holy Spirit, you accomplish both.
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