Tag-Archive for ◊ tree of life ◊

08 Apr 2019 Titus (Program #7)

Titus (Program #7) – Dealing with a Factious One

The tree of life and the tree of the knowledge of good and evil are pictures in Genesis chapter two that portray two lines through out the entire Bible.

One line is the line of life and Paul told Titus that we should stress that.  The other is the line of death and Paul told Titus that we should avoid that terrible line.

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20 Feb 2019 Genesis (Program #21)

Genesis (Program #21) – The Line of Knowledge Throughout the Scriptures

Today’s life study message of Genesis is going to trace the line of the tree of knowledge through the Bible.

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19 Feb 2019 Genesis (Program #20)

Genesis (Program #20) – The Line of Life Throughout the Scriptures

We are going to continue with our third message dealing with the two lines that run throughout the Bible.  The line of life and the line of knowledge.

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18 Feb 2019 Genesis (Program #19)

Genesis (Program #19) – The Two Trees (2)

We have our second message today dealing with the two lines that run throughout the Bible, both of which are introduced in Genesis chapter three in the Garden of Eden.

These two lines are related to the two trees in Genesis 3; the tree of the knowledge of good and evil and the tree of life.  The tree of life signifies God in Christ as life.  The tree of the knowledge of good and evil which issues in death, is a symbol of Satan.  These two trees represent two principles and therefore two ways of living the human life.

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17 Feb 2019 Genesis (Program #18)

Genesis (Program #18) – The Two Trees (1)

We want to look today the matter of the two trees that we see in Genesis; the tree of life and the tree of the knowledge of good and evil.

These two trees are very significant in the Bible…

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14 Feb 2019 Genesis (Program #15)

Genesis (Program #15) – God’s Procedures to Fulfill His Purpose (2)

Witness Lee today is going to develop and discuss a profound thought that we see throughout the entire Bible and that is how God has created man as a vessel and with a human spirit in order to receive and contain Him.  It is interesting that God’s first action was not to teach him to worship or to serve Him, but rather to place him in front of the tree of life.

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30 Oct 2018 Jeremiah (Program #21)

Jeremiah (Program #21) – The Principle of Being One with God

Let me ask you, “What is sin?” As you ponder this great and universal question and before you begin enumerating any number of transgressions that would easily fall into the general category of sin, please consider that the Bible makes a clear distinction between “sin” and “sins”. Sins are the by products of the principle of sin. So, once again let me ask, “What is sin”? Well if we drop our own speculations and restrict our consideration to the clear revelation of the Bible, we realize that sin is fundamentally a matter of leaving God and doing something by ourselves and for ourselves. In other words, sin is to take anything other than God as our unique source. He desires to be the source of our life, of our living and even of our satisfaction. Any departure from taking Him as our source is sin and it will unavoidably result in innumerable sins. In that light, now let’s consider these verses from the very beginning of the Bible, Genesis 2:9, 16-17 “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 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.”

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22 Jul 2018 2 Corinthians (Program #49)

2 Corinthians (Program #49) – Paul’s Vindication of His Apostolic Authority (4)

Remember back to the very first problem that affected mankind in the Bible.  It was the serpent tempting the woman to eat of the tree of knowledge instead of the tree of life.  Now consider Paul’s word to the Corinthians addressing the impact that those claimed to be apostles upon them as they minister different Jesus to the believers in Corinth.  Chapter 11 of 2 Corinthians verse 3, “But I fear lest somehow, as the serpent deceived Eve by his craftiness, your thoughts would be corrupted from the simplicity and the purity toward Christ.” Paul’s fear was that the teachings of the so called apostles would have the same result as the serpent’s deception in Genesis 3, to distract the believers away from the enjoyment of Christ’s life and bring them to another tree, a tree that leads to death.

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01 Jul 2018 Psalms (Program #9)

Psalms (Program #9) – What Kind of Man May Dwell with God for His Heart’s Desire and Good Pleasure?

Two trees were there in the Garden of Eden before Adam. Two trees that signify two sources and two lines that run throughout all of Scripture. The Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil is one line and the Tree of Life, with God Himself as the source, is the other. The human thought perfectly matches the line of good and evil, while the divine thought always brings us back to the line of life, the line of Christ. David, the psalmist, often teetered back and forth between these two lines- one minute declaring the superiority of keeping the law and doing good, while at other times he would abandon that altogether and flee to take refuge in Jehovah or as we would say in the New Testament, coming to Christ.

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22 Jun 2018 Job (Program #15)

Job (Program #15) – Two Trees, Two Sources, Two Lines, Two Principles, and Two Ends in the Divine Revelation of the Holy Scriptures

The Bible opens with man placed in a garden before two trees. These two trees represent two lines that run through the entire Bible. And these two lines become two ways that man can take. At the end of the Bible, the two ways issue in two ends, two results. One line or way represented by the tree of life leads to life, the eternal life, the eternal city of life – the New Jerusalem. While the other way, typified by the tree of knowledge of good and evil, leads ultimately to death and destruction.

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