The secret hidden since the creation of the world
All mankind is mourning in the agony of death. Why has mankind, the lord of all creation, come to die? The Bible tells us that death originated in the Garden of Eden. Where there is a problem, there is a solution. The secret for mankind to live forever is also in Eden.
Mt 13:34-35 Jesus spoke all these things to the crowd in parables; he did not say anything to them without using a parable. So was fulfilled what was spoken through the prophet: “I will open my mouth in parables, I will utter things hidden since the creation of the world.”
This implies that there are secrets hidden since the creation of the world. Which book among the 66 books of the Bible has the history of the creation of the world? It is the book of Genesis. Among many secrets hidden in Genesis, let’s study about the tree of life.
The tree of the knowledge of good and evil leads to death, and the tree of life leads to eternal life
God put Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden, and commanded them not to eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil.
Ge 2:16-17 And the LORD God commanded the man, “You are free to eat from any tree in the garden; but you must not eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, for when you eat of it you will surely die.”
Adam and Eve were tempted by the serpent, and ate from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil and they came to die. As a result, all mankind has been mourning in the agony of death. Then, is there no way for mortal men to live forever?
Ge 3:22-24 And the LORD God said, “The man has now become like one of us, knowing good and evil. He must not be allowed to reach out his hand and take also from the tree of life and eat, and live forever.” So the LORD God banished him from the Garden of Eden to work the ground from which he had been taken. After he drove the man out, he placed on the east side of the Garden of Eden cherubim and a flaming sword flashing back and forth to guard the way to the tree of life.
Even sinners could live forever if they ate from the tree of life. This is why God blocked the way to the tree of life by placing cherubim and a flaming sword so that sinners could not eat from the tree of life.
If there is someone who allows sinners to eat from the tree of life which once was forbidden to them, He is God. Who else can allow permission to what God forbade, except God?
The reality of the tree of life is the Passover
The tree of life in Eden is a parable. What is the reality of the tree of life?
Jn 6:53-54 Jesus said to them, “I tell you the truth, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink his blood, you have no life in you. Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood has eternal life, and I will raise him up at the last day.”
What should we eat in the Garden of Eden to have eternal life? It was the fruit of the tree of life. What did Jesus tell us to eat to have eternal? It is Jesus’ flesh and blood. Then Jesus’ flesh and blood is the reality of the tree of life in Eden. Then how can we eat Jesus’ flesh and drink His blood?
Mt 26:17-19, 26-28 On the first day of the Feast of Unleavened Bread, the disciples came to Jesus and asked, “Where do you want us to make preparations for you to eat the Passover?” He replied, “… I am going to celebrate the Passover with my disciples at your house.” So the disciples did as Jesus had directed them and prepared the Passover. … While they were eating, Jesus took bread, gave thanks and broke it, and gave it to his disciples, saying, “Take and eat; this is my body.” Then he took the cup, gave thanks and offered it to them, saying, “Drink from it, all of you. This is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins.”
Jesus said the Passover bread was “my body” and the Passover wine was “my blood.” John 6 says that Jesus’ flesh and blood is the tree of life in the Garden of Eden. So the Passover is the ceremony to eat Jesus’ flesh and drink His blood, that is, the fruit of the tree of life. In other words, the way for mankind to receive eternal life, being freed from the agony of death, is to keep the Passover.
The purpose of Christ’s coming to the earth
Who can allow sinners to eat from the tree of life which was blocked by cherubim and a flaming sword? Only God.
Therefore, to save sinners who are destined to die of eating from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, God Himself must bring the fruit of the tree of life.
Jn 10:10 “… I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.”
Jesus came to the earth to give us life. What does the Bible tell us to eat if we sinners, who came to die of eating from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, to receive life? It is the fruit of the tree of life. What is the truth through which we can eat from the tree of life? The truth we can eat from the tree of life is the Passover. Who came to this earth to establish the truth of the tree of life, the Passover? Jesus, who is God, Himself came to this earth. It is because only God can open the way to the tree of life.
The reason Christ comes a second time
However, the devil abolished the Passover in 325 A.D. at the Council of Nicaea. How can we expect to be saved without the tree of life, the Passover? Therefore, it is prophesied that Jesus comes a second time to save His people in the last age.
Heb 9:28 … so Christ was sacrificed once to take away the sins of many people; and he will appear a second time, not to bear sin, but to bring salvation to those who are waiting for him.
Why does Jesus come a second time? It is to give us eternal life. What in Eden does He need to bring to save mankind who is destined to die? It is the tree of life. What is the truth, through which we can eat from the tree of life? It is the Passover. So when Jesus comes a second time, He must bring the Passover.
Who has brought us the Passover in this age? He is Christ Ahnsahnghong. Christ Ahnsahnghong is the Second Coming Christ who has appeared in this age according to the prophecies of the Bible; He is God.