[Gen 3:21-24 KJV] 21 Unto Adam also and to his wife did the LORD God make coats of skins, and clothed them. 22 And the LORD God said, Behold, the man is become as one of us, to know good and evil: and now, lest he put forth his hand, and take also of the tree of life, and eat, and live for ever: 23 Therefore the LORD God sent him forth from the garden of Eden, to till the ground from whence he was taken. 24 So he drove out the man; and he placed at the east of the garden of Eden Cherubims, and a flaming sword which turned every way, to keep the way of the tree of life.
[Gen 6:9-14 KJV] 9 These [are] the generations of Noah: Noah was a just man [and] perfect in his generations, [and] Noah walked with God. 10 And Noah begat three sons, Shem, Ham, and Japheth. 11 The earth also was corrupt before God, and the earth was filled with violence. 12 And God looked upon the earth, and, behold, it was corrupt; for all flesh had corrupted his way upon the earth. 13 And God said unto Noah, The end of all flesh is come before me; for the earth is filled with violence through them; and, behold, I will destroy them with the earth. 14 Make thee an ark of gopher wood; rooms shalt thou make in the ark, and shalt pitch it within and without with pitch.
[Psa 14:1-3 KJV] 1 [[To the chief Musician, [A Psalm] of David.]] The fool hath said in his heart, [There is] no God. They are corrupt, they have done abominable works, [there is] none that doeth good. 2 The LORD looked down from heaven upon the children of men, to see if there were any that did understand, [and] seek God. 3 They are all gone aside, they are [all] together become filthy: [there is] none that doeth good, no, not one.
[Rom 3:10-18 KJV] 10 As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one: 11 There is none that understandeth, there is none that seeketh after God. 12 They are all gone out of the way, they are together become unprofitable; there is none that doeth good, no, not one. 13 Their throat [is] an open sepulchre; with their tongues they have used deceit; the poison of asps [is] under their lips: 14 Whose mouth [is] full of cursing and bitterness: 15 Their feet [are] swift to shed blood: 16 Destruction and misery [are] in their ways: 17 And the way of peace have they not known: 18 There is no fear of God before their eyes.
[Rev 5:1-9 KJV] 1 And I saw in the right hand of him that sat on the throne a book written within and on the backside, sealed with seven seals. 2 And I saw a strong angel proclaiming with a loud voice, Who is worthy to open the book, and to loose the seals thereof? 3 And no man in heaven, nor in earth, neither under the earth, was able to open the book, neither to look thereon. 4 And I wept much, because no man was found worthy to open and to read the book, neither to look thereon. 5 And one of the elders saith unto me, Weep not: behold, the Lion of the tribe of Juda, the Root of David, hath prevailed to open the book, and to loose the seven seals thereof. 6 And I beheld, and, lo, in the midst of the throne and of the four beasts, and in the midst of the elders, stood a Lamb as it had been slain, having seven horns and seven eyes, which are the seven Spirits of God sent forth into all the earth. 7 And he came and took the book out of the right hand of him that sat upon the throne. 8 And when he had taken the book, the four beasts and four [and] twenty elders fell down before the Lamb, having every one of them harps, and golden vials full of odours, which are the prayers of saints. 9 And they sung a new song, saying, Thou art worthy to take the book, and to open the seals thereof: for thou wast slain, and hast redeemed us to God by thy blood out of every kindred, and tongue, and people, and nation;
[Jhn 14:2-6 KJV] 2 In my Father’s house are many mansions: if [it were] not [so], I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. 3 And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, [there] ye may be also. 4 And whither I go ye know, and the way ye know. 5 Thomas saith unto him, Lord, we know not whither thou goest; and how can we know the way? 6 Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.
The cited verses are to support a very simple truth. The WAY of the Lord, is the Divine Nature. It is not merely a hidden path that leads an individual from point A to point B. Man was created with the ability to become. Created in the likeness and image of the Father, and with the ability to be changed in the very fabric of each individual’s being, from image to image;from glory to glory, into that which he and she is privileged to behold. To behold the very nature of the Father and so, become like Him, or to behold the face of evil and become like him.
Do you wonder about the coat of skins the Father gave to cover the naked fallen people? the people who had become without form and void? For inasmuch as man lost the likeness and image of the Father, reverse engineering humanity will not lead anyone back to the Father. The image was lost. Take your right hand and reach over to your left. Pinch a fold of skin between thumb and forefinger. That is the coat of skin given to man’s fallen race for a covering. A tent, a tabernacle, a frail and temporary covering to facilitate the brief sojourn of every man and woman who comes into the world through the pro-creative ability of a fallen race. What the individual will have, or not have, upon the expiration of his or her tent, is completely dependent upon one thing. If you study a tree, let’s say an apple tree, in the Spring, you will see many flowers bud and blossom. They will all have subtle differences, but will all be, more or less, the same. All will wax beautiful and fragrant. All will wither. All will die and fall to the earth. Some will have a future, and some will not. If you are observant, you will see that some were visited by a pollinating insect. Some were not. Those that received the gift of the pollinator will receive power to become. Those who do not, will have no future.
Christ Jesus is the one who prevailed to open the book; to loose the seals of it’s message. The “WAY” of the Lord is no less than the Divine Nature. We have no possibility of learning that way, until we can behold it. We have no possibility of beholding it, except in the One in whom it is revealed. This way is not revealed in the earth. It is revealed in the individual. It is the Father and the Son, coming to the individual, making their everlasting abode in the individual, and breaking bread. That is to say, revealing in you, the very divine nature which dwells fully in the Son. When the Apostle Paul said that he thanked the Father for choosing him to reveal His Son in him, he did not say “through him”. He said “in him”. Peter was given the keys of the kingdom. I have no doubt that he used them. But if I do not do the same thing, I will have no inheritance in it. I can bind or loose, in the natural, what I will. But I can not bind it or loose it for you.
[Rev 22:10-17 KJV] 10 And he saith unto me, Seal not the sayings of the prophecy of this book: for the time is at hand. 11 He that is unjust, let him be unjust still: and he which is filthy, let him be filthy still: and he that is righteous, let him be righteous still: and he that is holy, let him be holy still. 12 And, behold, I come quickly; and my reward [is] with me, to give every man according as his work shall be. 13 I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last. 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. 15 For without [are] dogs, and sorcerers, and whoremongers, and murderers, and idolaters, and whosoever loveth and maketh a lie. 16 I Jesus have sent mine angel to testify unto you these things in the churches. I am the root and the offspring of David, [and] the bright and morning star. 17 And the Spirit and the bride say, Come. And let him that heareth say, Come. And let him that is athirst come. And whosoever will, let him take the water of life freely.
The entire of chapter 22 of Revelation is about the Tree of Life. It is a “signification”, the truth depicted in familiar objects. It is not about a tree, or water, or a city. It is about a people. The prophesy, or message, or subject of the book, is Christ. Christ in you is your hope of glory…your hope of obtaining the things written therein. If you read and consider that when Christ says, “these things have I sent and testified by my Angel (By His Spirit) in the assemblies; you may go and read in chapters 3 and 4 and see it. And if you continue to read, you will see them largely not repent of the things found in them. You will go on to read of the assemblies, as such, put from the message of the book and of the Father, which message is not behavior modification, political or religious meddling, but which message is Christ. And in particular, Christ ( the Anointing) in you.
Take heart. The course of the world and the age do not dictate the options open to the individual. Enoch, the seventh from Adam, teaches you that the individual may escape the death of an age. The Enoch which is a city named for a son of Cain the murderer, will not. The Lord writes His name, His Father’s name, The name of the City, in the individual who overcomes. He does not write these things upon the things he or she comes out of.
May the Lord bless you with the light that lightens every soul that comes into the world.