John 4:24- God is a spirit (a spiritual being) and those that worship Him, must worship Him in spirit and in truth. When you worship Him in spirit, then you will find the truth. If we are seriously looking for the truth, we can’t rely only on our physical eyes. Hebrew 11:1 Now faith is the assurance (the confirmation, the title deed, the proof) of things NOT SEEN. For 2000 years we have talked about and stumbled over things that we see/ read in the Bible with our physical eyes. Genesis 2:9, the Bible speaks of “TWO TREES” in the Garden of Eden. One was the TREE OF LIFE and the other one was the “TREE OF KNOWLEDGE OF GOOD and EVIL”. Because we are babes, God has fed us with His word in parables and symbols, in the form of “MILK”.1 Peter 2:2 …you should crave the pure spiritual MILK. Hebrew 5:13 for everyone who continue to feed on MILK is obviously inexperienced, and unskilled in the doctrine of righteousness, ( conformity to the divine will and purpose), for he is a mere infant. verse 14- But solid food is for full-grown men, for those whose senses and mental faculties are trained by practice to distinguish between what is morally good and noble, and what is evil and contrary either to divine or human law. Also, 1 Corinthian 3:1-3.
The reason that we take many things in the Bible literally is because we as Babes can’t HANDLE the truth yet. True Parents have come to make this truth plain to us now.
What is the meaning of the Tree?
A Tree is a person. Proverb 11:30 tells us the fruit of the (uncompromisingly) righteous is the TREE of life, and he who is wise captures human lives for God, as a fisher of men, he gather and receives them for eternity
Other Scriptures: Matthew 4:19– James 5:20– 1 Corinthians 9:19-22
Who are these Two Trees?
So the Tree of LIFE symbolizes the man who has fulfilled the purpose of creation.( perfected man) The TREE of Knowledge of good and Evil symbolizes the woman which stood beside the tree of life (perfected woman). These TREES represented first Adam and Eve, TWO PEOPLE.- When they fell (before reaching perfection) the way to the TREE of LIFE was BLOCKED (Genesis 3:24).
Other Scriptures: Psalm 1:3– Roman 11:17
The history of the providence started with TWO PEOPLE. Genesis 3:24- The Old Testament. The second Adam, Jesus, a Tree; Proverb 13:12- John 15:5 and Roman 11:17. Jesus became that perfected Adam, but couldn’t find His Bride the perfected Eve. The New Testament age, the third Adam; a Tree ( Revelation 22:14). Rev. Moon has found His bride, and these TWO PEOPLE has started the Kingdom of Heaven on Earth which starts in the family, a desire fulfilled. I hope this plain truth has been a blessing to you. Let each one, teach one.
Written by Rev. Elma King
January 18, 2013