Wednesday, December 10, 2008
And he showed me a pure river of water of life, clear as crystal, proceeding from the throne of God and of the Lamb.
In the middle of its street, and on either side of the river, was the tree of life, which bore twelve fruits, each tree yielding its fruit every month. The leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations. And there shall be no more curse, but the throne of God and of the Lamb shall be in it, and His servants shall serve Him. They shall see His face, and His name shall be on their foreheads. There shall be no night there: They need no lamp nor light of the sun, for the Lord God gives them light. And they shall reign forever and ever.
I have always been perplexed by the portion of scripture in verse 3 where it talks about the leaves of the tree being used for the healing of the nations. Why do the nations need to be healed once we are in heaven if old things pass away and God creates a new heaven and earth? Have any of you ever thought about what this verse means? I've tried doing a study on it but always walk away confused. If you have any thoughts I'd love to hear them...thanks!
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