The_Tree_of_LifeBlessed are they that do his commandments,
that they may have right to the tree of life,
and may enter in through the gates into the city.
Revelation 22:14

The Tree Of Life


The tree of life is a fascinating topic. Man has always hoped to find something he could to do or eat to extend his natural life and if possible, even live forever. The Holy Bible talks about a tree of life in the very beginning and why it has been removed, as well as this tree showing up again in the last book of the Holy Bible. Man originally is not supposed to be created to die but because of sin entering into the world due to Adam’s transgression, the search for immortality has become more urgent and critical. As such, the tree of life is being sought by fallen man in one form or another hoping to prolong his longevity as well as his posterity. However, it is true that there is a literal tree of life that could offer man his desires for immortality in the very beginning but the full expression of eternal life has to come from the very Maker and Author of eternal life Himself after the fall of man. This truth is confirmed in no uncertain terms by the apostle John in 1 John 5:11-13: And this is the record, that God hath given to us eternal life, and this life is in his Son. He that hath the Son hath life; and he that hath not the Son of God hath not life. These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that ye may know that ye have eternal life, and that ye may believe on the name of the Son of God.

While the study on the tree of life is focused on this physical object concerning what it could offer, the eyes of the child of God should never be taken away from the Most High God who created this tree of life in the first place to fulfill its purpose according to God’s perfect will. The power to confer eternal life is still held in the hands of Almighty God. Hence, it is simply refreshing and exciting to witness the events that took place in time and history on the role this tree of life has on man in God’s all wise and exceedingly gracious plan for man in time past and also in eternity. The tree of life no doubt is the object of affection and desires for fallen man. However, the entrance into immortality is only possible by abiding by God’s terms during the time in which man is living according to God’s revealed will via His Son, the Lord Jesus Christ.