Psalm for the Day

Thursday, July 19, 2012

The Tree of Life………….

“Those that are granted entrance have “wash[ed] their robes, that they may have the right to the tree of life.”  Rev. 22:14

What is it that our robes must be washed in?  It is the blood of Jesus.   Normally, you don’t think of blood making something clean. But in the case of our sin, it is only the blood of Jesus that can make us clean.

Read what the Bible says about Adam’s sin in regard to Jesus Christ, our Redeemer; in Romans 5:14-15 (NASB), “Nevertheless death reigned from Adam until Moses, even over those who had not sinned in the likeness of the offense of Adam, who is a type of Him who was to come.  But the free gift is not like the transgression.  For if by the transgression of the one the many died, much more did the grace of God and the gift by the grace of the one Man, Jesus Christ, abound to the many.”

It has been well said that the last book of the Bible, Revelation, brings the completion of all that is begun in the first book of the Bible, Genesis.

Let’s review a few of the comparison and the contrast of the tree of life in Genesis and then in Revelation:

Genesis speaks of the creation of the sun. Revelation tells of a place that needs no sun.

 Genesis speaks of the entrance of sin into this world. Revelation tells of the banishment of all sin.

Genesis speaks of the sin-curse that is pronounced upon mankind. Revelation tells of the broken curse.

Genesis speaks of Satan’s first triumphant victory over mankind. Revelation speaks of Satan’s defeat!

Finally, Genesis speaks of the exclusion from the ‘tree of life.’ Revelation speaks of the admission to the ‘tree of life.’

God gives it back to those who have washed their robes by the blood of the Lamb.

We have seen how sin separated mankind from the tree of life and how when we are washed by the blood of the Lamb, Jesus, we become partakers of the ‘tree of life’.

By faith in the work that was accomplished on the most precious tree of life, the Cross of Calvary we eat of the fruit of salvation.

If Jesus came back today, what would it be like for you?

Would you be left behind?

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