The True Tree

By the blood of Jesus, God has built one church–and the Holy Spirit will neither glorify another–nor inspire an imitation.

Here is the true tree (Revelation 22:2):

In the midst of the street of it, and on the other 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. 

However, another tree has sprouted from another seed [organized in and inspired by the heart of man]:  this tree has an Orthodox trunk [Roman Catholicism] and many denominational offshoots.  It is not that God has blessed this tree, but rather, that He has not yet destroyed it.  Moreover, over the centuries, many sincere saints have offered their faith up to God within its branches.

Two truths seem clear, based upon the following verses: 

  • Unlike the perfect, eternal Tree, the Orthodox tree has always been deformed and decaying:  “There is a way that seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death,” (Proverbs 16:25).  [Notice, the word “ways” in this verse is plural, and this coincides with the many denominations–all different–and yet, all the same.]
  • The time of the Orthodox tree is rapidly coming to an end:  “Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap,” (Galatians 6:7). 

The Lord our God is a jealous God, zealous for His children, and desirous that they worship in the better and more perfect way that He has proscribed [in Spirit and in truth].

Therefore, before His return, He will shake everything in this world:  and everything that is not built upon faith in Christ alone will crumble; and the people of God will know one another by His Holy Name alone, and no other.

4 thoughts on “The True Tree

  1. Oh MAN! Now you have done it! Just when we finally get a Jesuit Pope who can properly graft in all those wild protesting branches too! The master gardener who grew this tree so that we could have a knowledge of good and evil won’t be very happy either!

    You are a narrow (path) minded fundamentalist, and just don’t want mankind to evolve into the gods they intend to be. You need to fall away from that narrow view and broaden your perspective! Can’t you see how many more folks agree with the enlightened view?

  2. LOL, Mickey, if I didn’t know you were being sarcastic, you would be believable. You know, I’m still chewing on this bit of Truth. Not that I haven’t believed this before, but I hadn’t seen it in this piece of Scripture. What an awesome Christ to reveal these Truth’s to us!
    We need to keep watching the religious folks as they are a thermometer to gauge the lateness of the hour. The Lord has set forth other gauges as well. We just need to be privy to them.

  3. One of these years I’m going to learn how to be this precise with the truth.

    I love this entire post but the opening statement is striking for at least two reasons. First, despite what Jesus is presently building in One Ekklesia, mankind still attempts to defend sectarianism in many distinctive churches. This is more than just a spirit prompting this, it is an all out attack which suppresses the truth in it’s own form of religious unrighteousness. Despite how many individuals claim the “good” that has resulted, they fail to recognize that it cannot accomplish what only God’s creation alone can. Even where they see the churches shortcomings and attempt to modify or correct them, the focus remains upon “it” instead of them as individuals being the problem. They are the authors of the problem, and until they own that and reject themselves and their solutions they will by no means overcome.

    Sin started with an individual, it’s practice solidified by the practice and precedent of men and therefore can only glorify themselves.

    This is where man went astray, it has never been about “good or bad” or even “right or wrong.” These things matter, but behind all that is the real issue at hand, “Who does this glorify?”

    Our God is jealous and the shaking has begun. Those who fear man will come to the defense of what their own hands have made, the remnant rest in what only God has made and what no man is able to take from them.

  4. Honestly, I didn’t even know for sure whether this was worth posting, which kind of goes to show that much of our ability to discern the working of the Lord, even in our own lives, is defined by our interactions with the saints. It always surprises me what strikes a chord in the brethren; however, I also always find it interesting.

    Notice, the word “ways” in Proverbs 16:25 is plural, and this coincides with the many denominations–all different–and yet, all the same.

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