Christ is the Tree of Life

Posted Nov 13, 2010 by Lorelle Ebens in Devotional - Blog

Some quotes I found about Christ, the Word of God (the living Word), who is the tree of life, the fountain of life, the source of our life.  One day soon, we will taste of the tree of life in Paradise, and be with Christ and His Father in Heaven - I like the last quote, "the definition of heaven is the presence of Christ."  May we all be there soon.

From Revelation:

Rev 2:7  He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the tree of life, which is in the midst of the paradise of God.
Rev 22:14  Blessed 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.
Rev 22:1,2  And he shewed me a pure river of water of life, clear as crystal, proceeding out of the throne of God and of the Lamb.  In the midst of the street of it, and on either side of the river, was there the tree of life, which bare twelve manner of fruits, and yielded her fruit every month: and the leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations.

From the pen of Ellen White:

The tree of life is a representation of the preserving care of Christ for His children. As Adam and Eve ate of this tree, they acknowledged their dependence upon God. The tree of life possessed the power to perpetuate life, and as long as they ate of it, they could not die. The lives of the antediluvians were protracted because of the life-giving power of this tree, which was transmitted to them from Adam and Eve (RH Jan. 26, 1897).  {7BC 988.9}
After the entrance of sin, the heavenly Husbandman transplanted the tree of life to the Paradise above; but its branches hang over the wall to the lower world. Through the redemption purchased by the blood of Christ, we may still eat of its life-giving fruit.   Of Christ it is written, "In him was life; and the life was the light of men." He is the fountain of life. Obedience to Him is the life-giving power that gladdens the soul.   Christ declares: "I am the bread of life; he that cometh to me shall never hunger; and he that believeth on me shall never thirst" [John 6:57, 63; Revelation 2:7, last part, quoted] (ST March 31, 1909).  {7BC 989.1,2,3}
Christ . . . was the tree of life to all who would pluck and eat (MS 95, 1898).  {7BC 989.6}
...The Word of God is to us the tree of life. ...The Holy Spirit will bring to remembrance the words of Christ. He will enlighten the mind, and guide the research (Letter 3, 1898).  {7BC 989.7}
Christ is the source of our life, the source of immortality. He is the tree of life, and to all who come to Him He gives spiritual life (RH Jan. 26, 1897).  {7BC 989.8}
Christ is the truth of all that we find in the Father. The definition of heaven is the presence of Christ (Und. MS 58).  {7BC 989.9}