Sunday March 31, 2024

Easter Sunday – March 31st – Revelation 22:2     -----     
22:2) It flowed down the center of the main street. On each side of the river grew a tree of life, bearing twelve crops of fruit, with a fresh crop each month. The leaves were used for medicine to heal the nations.
The Daily Walk Bible inspirational thought for today:

     Happy Easter Sunday! Yes, today is the day we celebrate the risen Lord. That which seemed impossible – being raised from the dead, Jesus made look simple. The great thing about Jesus’ resurrection is that it was not only for Him, but for all those who believe in Him. Yes, what we celebrate today is God’s promise of our future and eventual resurrection from death. We can live today knowing that our eternity is in the hands of God. Death is not to be feared, the grave is no longer our prison, the devil’s hold over us is broken. We are more than conquerors, more than victorious. It sure is fun playing the game of life for the winning side when you already know the outcome. Happy Easter!

     In our pick verse today, John’s angel guide points out to him the river of life flowing through the main street of New Jerusalem. The Tree of Life (also in the Garden of Eden) is the only vegetation specifically mentioned as part of this eternal city of God. Like the Garden of Eden, this Tree of Life bears crops upon crops of produce because there is no climate season in Heaven. Yet unlike Eden, there is no longer a restriction about eating the fruit from the Tree of Life. This symbolizes God’s blessings upon and relationship with the inhabitants of New Jerusalem. Additionally, the leaves of the tree are for the healing of the nations. This is another way of saying what John recorded in chapter twenty-one that in eternity there will be no sickness or disease which means all who are present will enjoy full, wholesome, robust health. You can see why there will be no sadness or sorrow in Heaven. You can also see why the resurrection we celebrate today opens our way to Heaven.

   Pastor Jim
Monday – April 1st – Revelation 22:3
*The Daily Walk Bible NLT: Explore God's Path to Life (p. 1194). Tyndale House Publishers. Kindle Edition.

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