The 1st two fruits from the Tree of Knowledge
Countless trees were abundant in Eden, but God only named two of them. These two trees have challenged the course of the human race. (Rick Joyner)
Now wind the clock forward from the beginning of time to its end. Please note only one of these trees is named in the new heaven - the Tree of Life. The Tree of Knowledge will be not be there. It will never be available again to form disciples, for it informs all believers (as well as non-believers) to this day to doubt and disobey the Tree of Life.
Those who try and live by the knowledge of good and evil will ever be double-minded. There is no duplicity taught by the Tree of Life.
The Tree of Knowledge has grown a massive bough since Eden, and offers a canopy for all mankind. Its shade envelopes the world and whispers deceitful promises.
Surely its boldest claims are that from its leaves healing is found, and salvation is manifold in its paths?
None can escape the immense canopy. Many draw ever closer towards the Tree of Knowledge and just stop, reclining against its large and comfortable trunk.
Christians are as blindly vulnerable to its deceits as those who don't worship Jesus at all.
The first fruit from the Tree of Knowledge is pride, the second is shame.
To this day the Tree of Life remains largely unseen and ill-considered, but it eternally outlasts the good and the evil of the Tree of Knowledge.
On each side of the river of life stood the Tree of Life, bearing twelve crops of fruit, yielding its fruit every month. And the leaves of the tree are for the healing of the nations. (Revelation 22:2)
Today's Soul Snippet:
'Scripture on the lips is first scripture in the heart.' ~ Michael Cartwright