The Tree

FATHER put two trees in the midst of the garden.  The Holy Spirit revealed in Genesis chapter 2:

8 The LORD God planted a garden eastward in Eden, and there He put the man whom He had formed. 9 And out of the ground the LORD God made every tree grow that is pleasant to the sight and good for food. The tree of life was also in the midst of the garden, and the tree of the knowledge of good and evil.

FATHER spoke concerning these two trees:

16 And the LORD God commanded the man, saying, “Of every tree of the garden you may freely eat; 17 but of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you shall not eat, for in the day that you eat of it you shall surely die.”

They could freely eat from the tree of life but not of HIS other tree.  This other tree would bring forth the curse of death in their lives.  What kind of tree was this?  It is written by The Holy Spirit in Genesis chapter 3:

6 So when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree desirable to make one wise, she took of its fruit and ate. She also gave to her husband with her, and he ate. 7 Then the eyes of both of them were opened, and they knew that they were naked; and they sewed fig leaves together and made themselves coverings.

If you suddenly perceived you were naked, wouldn’t you cover yourself with the closest thing to cover you?  Fig leaves were the most accessible covering available.  Were the leaves from the forbidden tree they used to cover themselves?

Mark recorded by The Holy Spirit in chapter 11:

12 Now the next day, when they had come out from Bethany, He was hungry. 13 And seeing from afar a fig tree having leaves, He went to see if perhaps He would find something on it. When He came to it, He found nothing but leaves, for it was not the season for figs. 14 In response Jesus said to it, “Let no one eat fruit from you ever again.”

And His disciples heard it.

Isn’t it interesting that Jesus cursed the fig tree because it had no fruit EVEN THOUGH it was not the right season for fruit?  Did this tree represent the path of death Adam and Eve chose back in the Garden?  After Jesus cursed the fig tree, He spoke to the disciples about having faith in GOD:

20 Now in the morning, as they passed by, they saw the fig tree dried up from the roots. 21 And Peter, remembering, said to Him, “Rabbi, look! The fig tree which You cursed has withered away.”

22 So Jesus answered and said to them, “Have faith in God. 23 For assuredly, I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, ‘Be removed and be cast into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that those things he says will be done, he will have whatever he says. 24 Therefore I say to you, whatever things you ask when you pray, believe that you receive them, and you will have them.”

His lesson to the disciples went back to FATHER’S Word in the Garden.  Align yourselves with MY WORD and you will live.  When you do, whatever things you ask when you pray, believe that you receive them, and you will have them.

When we are obedient to FATHER’S Word, our faith is perfected and there is nothing withheld from us when we pray for we are agreeing with HIS Divine Intent.  This agreement activates HIS Divine power and authority on earth and there is no doubt for we have come to fully trust FATHER to perform HIS Word on our behalf.  We are mature Sons and Daughters who know HIS Ways and will not ask amiss.  Selah!

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