The Tree of Life
Passage: Genesis 2:8–2:17, Ezekiel 47:1–47:12, Revelation 21:1–21:5, Revelation 22:1–22:6
As we come to the end of our sermon series on trees, we also come to the end of the Bible, and the apostle John's vision of the Kingdom of God in its fullness. The Tree of Life will grow in the new Jerusalem, just as it did in the Garden of Eden; its fruit will never fail, and its leaves will be for the healing of the nations. (The Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil, on the other hand, will be absent; there will be no need of it, since everyone in God's kingdom will have knowledge of good and evil, and everyone will choose the good.)
Revelation 22 is not the only prophecy about the new creation in the Bible. Ezekiel also has a vision of the new earth, one that is very similar to John's vision. Note how similar both John's vision and Ezekiel's vision are to the Garden of Eden.
The God who created the world is at work re-creating the world. "I am making everything new!"
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