True Word of Yah: What is The Tree of Life? What Is The Tree Of Knowledge of Good & Evil?
Updated: Feb 9, 2022
To understand what The Tree of Life Is, we need to learn what the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil Did and the pain it caused Mankind.
The Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil is mentioned in Genesis Chapter 2 and we should all know what this is because The Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil brought the knowledge and choice of wickedness and destruction. The knowledge of Good and Evil caused the veil to separate us from Yah. That is Until Yahusha HaMaschiach Came to set us free.
Let us begin with understanding the terms in Genesis Chapter 2 regarding the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil.
And out of the ground made the LORD God to grow every tree H6086 that is pleasant to the sight, and good for food; the tree H6086 of life also in the midst of the garden, and the tree H6086 of knowledge of good and evil.
Tree is H6086- עֵץ ʻêts, ates; from H6095; a tree (from its firmness); hence, wood (plural sticks):— carpenter, gallows, helve, pine, plank, staff, stalk, stick, stock, timber, tree, wood
As you can see the word means wood, carpenter, gallows and helve which means handle of a weapon or tool.
When discussing the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil we see that this tree is being defined as a weapon or tool. For it is not Describing Our Carpenter Yahusha as we will get more understanding when we Learn about The Tree of Life.
Gallows is important to understand here in the definition of tree.
A gallow is: a structure, typically of two uprights and a crosspiece, for the hanging of criminals.
Yahusha was indeed hug on a tree, but He wasn't a Criminal. To the Unbelievers He was, Unbelievers are those who Do Not Want to Change their ways or Follow Abba Yah's Words. The kings of the earth know that Yahusha is the Rightful King of this Earth. Yahusha came to take back the land from gadreel/Satan who rules the earth the way it is now, and his time is almost up for good!
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Knowledge is H1847-דַּעַת daʻath, dah'-ath; from H3045; knowledge:—cunning, (ig-) norantly, know(-ledge), (un-) awares (wittingly)
Knowledge comes from H3045-יָדַע yâdaʻ, yaw-dah'; a primitive root; to know (properly, to ascertain by seeing); used in a great variety of senses, figuratively, literally, euphemistically and inferentially (including observation, care, recognition; and causatively, instruction, designation, punishment, etc.):—acknowledge, acquaintance(-ted with), advise, answer, appoint, assuredly, be aware, (un-) awares, can(-not), certainly, comprehend, consider
When we have knowledge of Good and Evil, we have choices on whom we take instructions from. Whether or not that is Abba Yah or the world, we now have a choice. Adam and Eve were created Perfect not knowing Good And Evil. gadreel/satan spoke to Eve when he whispered or hissed an enchantment (H5172-נָחַשׁ nâchash, naw-khash'; a primitive root; properly, to hiss, i.e. whisper a (magic) spell; generally, to prognosticate:—× certainly, divine, enchanter, (use) × enchantment, learn by experience, × indeed, diligently observe.) into her ear about how she wouldn't die, defying Abba Yah's Words of Do not Eat from the Tree. In layman's terms, Eve was placed under a spell, and wasn't thinking on her own. Eve's sin caused us all to live a mortal death, as we were originally never appointed to die.
And the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall not surely die:
To die is H4191-מוּתmûwth, mooth; a primitive root; to die (literally or figuratively); causatively, to kill:—× at all, × crying, (be) dead (body, man, one), (put to, worthy of) death, destroy(-er), (cause to, be like to, must) die, kill, necro(-mancer), × must needs, slay, × surely, × very suddenly, × in (no) wise.
Biblical Outline of Usage of H4191
to die, kill, have one executed
to die (as penalty), be put to death
to die, perish (of a nation)
to die prematurely (by neglect of wise moral conduct)
(Polel) to kill, put to death, dispatch
(Hiphil) to kill, put to death
to be killed, be put to death to die prematurely
By eating of the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil, Eve then had her eyes open to the ways of Abba Yah who knew Good and Evil, right from wrong and so on, as did the angles. When Eve disobeyed Abba Yah, though He knew this was Going to Happen, she caused premature death for us all. We were never meant to die, but because of sin, our mortal bodies now have an expiration date. Abba Yah created us to live forever, but because of the Fall, we now have chains of mortality and have to earn our Light Bodies. This knowledge is why satan was able to take some angels with him from Heaven when Michael cast him to earth. They chose to want to play God rather than Follow Abba Yah and His Design for His Creation.
The word Good is-H2896 טוֹב ṭôwb, tobe; from H2895; good (as an adjective) in the widest sense; used likewise as a noun, both in the masculine and the feminine, the singular and the plural (good, a good or good thing, a good man or woman; the good, goods or good things, good men or women), also as an adverb (well):—beautiful, best, better, bountiful, cheerful, at ease,
Good comes from H2895-טוֹב ṭôwb, tobe; a primitive root, to be (transitively, do or make) good (or well) in the widest sense:—be (do) better, cheer, be (do, seem) good, (make) goodly, × please, (be, do, go, play) well
The Biblical Outline of Usage of H2895
to be good, be pleasing, be joyful, be beneficial, be pleasant, be favourable, be happy, be right to be pleasant, be delightful to be glad, be joyful to be better to be well with, be good for to be pleasing to do well, do good, act right, act rightly
Before Eve ate of the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil, Everything was Good, perfect and Pleasing. Because of the enchantment placed on Eve by gadreel who sought to destroy Abba Yah's Kingdom, we now have to learn what is good all over again. This is extremely hard in these days as good is considered evil, and evil acts thoughts and deeds are considered good. One now has to Use Discernment and rely on Yah's help for Understanding how to live, think and act.
And evil is H7451-רַע raʻ, rah; from H7489; bad or (as noun) evil (natural or moral):—adversity, affliction, bad, calamity, displease(-ure), distress, evil((-favouredness), man, thing), + exceedingly, × great, grief(-vous), harm, heavy, hurt(-ful), ill (favoured), + mark, mischief(-vous), misery, naught(-ty), noisome, + not please, sad(-ly), sore, sorrow, trouble, vex, wicked(-ly, -ness, one), worse(-st), wretchedness, wrong. (Including feminine raaah; as adjective or noun.)
Evil comes from H7489- râʻaʻ, raw-ah'; a primitive root; properly, to spoil (literally, by breaking to pieces); figuratively, to make (or be) good for nothing, i.e. bad (physically, socially or morally):—afflict, associate selves (by mistake for 7462), break (down, in pieces), displease, (be, bring, do) evil (doer, entreat, man), show self friendly (by mistake for 7462), do harm, (do) hurt, (behave self, deal) ill, × indeed, do mischief, punish, still, vex, (do) wicked (doer, -ly), be (deal, do) worse.
Knowing about evil has broken this world physically, socially and morally. Most do not want to believe in Our Creator, most people who do, are lukewarm in faith and believe in Abba Yah only when they need Him to Work Miracles, as if He is their personal genie.
The concept of Righteousness which Means Morals, Values and Ethics that Please Abba Yah, is put into a new category called Love, which Love holds it's own definition. Love like Abba Yah wants of us can only be understood when we Walk According to Righteousness. For a man cannot do evil in his heart and mind, and claim to be of good Morals, Values and Ethics. This is called self- righteousness and is because of the way this world is ran now. Ephesians 6:12 tells us For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.
These principalities the rulers of the darkness are what keeps society from belief and submission in our hearts and minds to Our Creator. For this verse points directly to the fallen angels/ demons from the Nephilim spirits and of course gadreel/satan their king. These spirits went further with their instructions on evil and taught mankind how to kill, poison and destroy Abba Yah's Creation.
The tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil is the current system of this world. The beast system. This system gives you the choice to worship Yah our Creator, but with stipulations. Stipulations such as doctrines that Divide the Body of Yahusha, changing and challenging His Words ever so subtly, just like gadreel/satan did to Eve in the Garden. The system allows you to function in society but with Limits, as true believers are considered to be the problem within society. As you probably know, gathering to worship in public or at home has been limited because We are In Revelation, and the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil or the beast system is in control.
The Beast System = Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil states:
The Lord God Almighty, Abba Yah Did not Make anyone to control Anything. Control is of satan who thought he could do better than Abba...how has that worked out for Mankind? What Abba Yah Created was a Real King to Rule the World, and The Rightful King is Yahusha HaMaschiach, to rule With Abba Yah as He sits at His Right Hand.
Who is guarded by Cherubims now?
Abba Yah and Yahusha!! They reside in the Throne Room.
Revelation 4:6-8 ESV
And before the throne there was as it were a sea of glass, like crystal. And around the throne, on each side of the throne, are four living creatures, full of eyes in front and behind: the first living creature like a lion, the second living creature like an ox, the third living creature with the face of a man, and the fourth living creature like an eagle in flight. And the four living creatures, each of them with six wings, are full of eyes all around and within, and day and night they never cease to say, “Holy, holy, holy, is the Lord God Almighty, who was and is and is to come!”
And when Moses went into the tent of meeting to speak with the Lord, he heard the voice speaking to him from above the mercy seat that was on the ark of the testimony, from between the two cherubim; and it spoke to him.
Cherubim are used as Abba Yah's Symbol and as Yahusha's Protection, their Army or bodyguards. Abba even uses them to ride on.
Who or What then Is The Tree of Life?
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.
To get an accurate understanding we need to look at what these two verses mean.
Tree is H6086- עֵץ ʻêts, ates; from H6095; a tree (from its firmness); hence, wood (plural sticks):— carpenter, gallows, helve, pine, plank, staff, stalk, stick, stock, timber, tree, wood
This time the word carpenter is important.
Matthew 13:54–55 says, "Coming to his hometown [Jesus] taught them in their synagogue, so that they were astonished, and said, 'Where did this man get this wisdom and these mighty works? Is not this the carpenter's son? Is not his mother called Mary? And are not his brothers James and Joseph and Simon and Judas?'"
In Mark's Gospel, a bit of different language appears to describe this same encounter: "'Is not this the carpenter, the son of Mary and brother of James and Joses and Judas and Simon? And are not his sisters here with us?' And they took offense at him" (Mark 6:3).
Carpenter is G5045-τέκτωνtéktōn, tek'-tone; from the base of G5098; an artificer (as producer of fabrics), i.e. (specially), a craftsman in wood:—carpenter.
The Biblical Outline of Usage of G5045
a worker in wood, a carpenter, joiner, builder
a ship's carpenter or builder
any craftsman, or workman
the art of poetry, maker of songs
a planner, contriver, plotter
Yahusha is the Author of Salvation. His name is Yah is Salvation!!!
To learn more about salvation and what happened, Read Hebrews Chapter 2. Let us continue...
Life is H241-חַיchay, khah'-ee; from H2421; alive; hence, raw (flesh); fresh (plant, water, year), strong; also (as noun, especially in the feminine singular and masculine plural) life (or living thing), whether literally or figuratively:— age, alive, appetite, (wild) beast, company, congregation, life(-time), live(-ly), living (creature, thing), maintenance, merry, multitude, (be) old, quick, raw, running, springing, troop.
Abba Yah is the Living Water! Yahusha states
Now on the last day, the great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried out, saying, “If anyone is thirsty, let him come to Me and drink. He who believes in Me, as the Scripture said, ‘From his innermost being will flow rivers of living water.’” But this He spoke of the Spirit, whom those who believed in Him were to receive; for the Spirit was not yet given, because Jesus was not yet glorified.
Belief in Yahusha Leads us to Living Water: which is Abba Yah, The Lord God Almighty.
but whoever drinks the water I (Jesus) give them will never thirst. Indeed, the water I give them will become in them a spring of water welling up to eternal life.
The Living Water is Abba Yah and His True Words that He spoke through the prophets and the apostles.
Let us look at the meaning of H2421
H2421- חָיָהchâyâh, khaw-yaw'; a primitive root (compare H2331, H2421); to live, whether literally or figuratively; causatively, to revive:—keep (leave, make) alive, × certainly, give (promise) life, (let, suffer to) live, nourish up, preserve (alive), quicken, recover, repair, restore (to life), revive, (× God) save (alive, life, lives), × surely, be whole.
Yahusha was sent to Revive, to Restore, To Recover and Repair the Broken World back into Righteousness. He states He was sent to The Lost Sheep of Israel. Who is Israel? Isaiah 56 tells us, for they are the gentiles or outcasts of the New Testament, and You are Israel once you believe in Yahusha and Abba Yah!
Isaiah 56:8 ESV
The Lord God,
who gathers the outcasts of Israel, declares,
“I will gather yet others to him
besides those already gathered.”
Yahusha had to give up the Holy Spirit so that we can all be saved. That Holy Spirit is the Spirit of God poured back into the Earth. When Eve sinned, there was a wall or veil between Abba and the world. Abba Yah chose and rose up people to do His Will, but the Holy Spirit wasn't made available to just anyone by simply believing in Abba. There were sacrifices and atonement of sin offerings that had to take place prior to Yahusha dying on a tree. When Yahusha died, He was our Final Sin Sacrifice and He was our last atonement for our sins. This is why He states
Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.
We can now simply believe that Yahusha died for us. Without belief in Messiah, we are not saved, and we cannot build our Relationship with Yah without belief in His Son. We must remember what is written in James 2:26 For as the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without works is dead also. To understand this better please read James 2:14-26. We must have the Holy Spirit within us working on us at all times. Yahusha was the final sacrifice. He did not abolish all the laws in Leviticus 19 only the ones pertaining to sin sacrifice and atonement, nor did He abolish the 10 Commandments. This is vital to understand because the church system (which we are called out of due to lack of handling and man interpreting Yah's Word) likes to preach a different tune.
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And he shewed me a pure river of water of life, clear as crystal, proceeding out of the throne of God and of the Lamb. In the midst of the street of it, and on either side of the river, was there the tree G3586 of life G2222, which bare twelve G1427 manner of fruitsG2590, and yielded her fruit every month: and the leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations.
Tree-G3586-ξύλονxýlon, xoo'-lon; from another form of the base of G3582; timber (as fuel or material); by implication, a stick, club or tree or other wooden article or substance:—staff, stocks, tree, wood.
Life-G2222-ζωήzōḗ, dzo-ay'; from G2198; life (literally or figuratively):—life(-time). Compare G5590.
Biblical Outline of Usage of G2222
the state of one who is possessed of vitality or is animate
every living soul
of the absolute fulness of life, both essential and ethical, which belongs to God, and through him both to the hypostatic "logos" and to Christ in whom the "logos" put on human nature
life real and genuine, a life active and vigorous, devoted to God, blessed, in the portion even in this world of those who put their trust in Christ, but after the resurrection to be consummated by new accessions (among them a more perfect body), and to last for ever.
The definition speaks for itself!
Fruits-G2590-καρπόςkarpós, kar-pos'; probably from the base of G726; fruit (as plucked), literally or figuratively:—fruit.
Biblical Outline of Usage of G2590
the fruit of the trees, vines, of the fields
the fruit of one's loins, i.e. his progeny, his posterity
that which originates or comes from something, an effect, result
work, act, deed
advantage, profit, utility
praises, which are presented to God as a thank offering
to gather fruit (i.e. a reaped harvest) into life eternal (as into a granary), is used in fig. discourse of those who by their labours have fitted souls to obtain eternal life
John 15:1-5 ESV
“I am the true vine, and my Father is the vinedresser.2 Every branch in me that does not bear fruit he takes away, and every branch that does bear fruit he prunes, that it may bear more fruit.3 Already you are clean because of the word that I have spoken to you.4 Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit by itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in me.5 I am the vine; you are the branches. Whoever abides in me and I in him, he it is that bears much fruit, for apart from me you can do nothing.
The base of G2590 is G726 and is very important to add to this understanding. This is Not the Rapture and we know that is a lie for the Harvest of the World is happening now and we are awaiting Yahusha's Return. Heaven Comes Here and so does Yah. Read Revelation!!!
G726-ἁρπάζωharpázō, har-pad'-zo; from a derivative of G138; to seize (in various applications):—catch (away, up), pluck, pull, take (by force).
John 10:28-29 ESV
I give them eternal life, and they will never perish, and no one will snatch them out of my hand.29 My Father, who has given them to me,[a] is greater than all, and no one is able to snatch them out of the Father's hand.
In these verses the word snatch refers to believers being pulled away from Abba Yah. Some people will fall away because they are lukewarm in faith or their seeds of faith didn't grow and they left. But then one must also ask, did they truly believe if they left Yah in the first place?
twelve-G1427-†δώδεκαdṓdeka, do'-dek-ah; from G1417 and G1176; two and ten, i.e. a dozen:—twelve.
Biblical Outline of Usage of G1427
the twelve apostles of Jesus, so called by way of eminence
Only Yahusha had 12 apostles and they were called by eminence which means they hold superiority in position. The apostles will be the teachers in the Kingdom of Yah when Yahusha Returns and takes His Place as The King of The Earth. How do we know this? At the end of verse 2 of Revelation 22 and all of verse 3 we read: her fruit every month: and the leaves of the tree were for the healing G2322 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:
Leaves means: G5444-φύλλονphýllon, fool'-lon; from the same as G5443; a sprout, i.e. leaf:—leaf.
G5443 is where the information is-φυλήphylḗ, foo-lay'; from G5453 (compare G5444); an offshoot, i.e. race or clan:—kindred, tribe.
This is a reference to the 12 patriarchs of the Tribe of Jacob.
in the NT all the persons descending from one of the twelve sons of the patriarch, Jacob
a nation, people
How many thrones are in the Throne Room Around Abba Yah?
around the throne were twenty-four thrones, and seated on the thrones were twenty-four elders, clothed in white garments, with golden crowns on their heads.
These thrones are for the 12 Apostles and the 12 Patriarchs of Jacob.
Therefore, leaves takes on a whole new meaning as they are the elders who teach and produce the fruit. Trees bear leaves before the fruit. In the natural world, the fig tree should bear fruit before the leaves. If the tree has leaves but no fruit, the tree is barren. This fig tree as a symbol of Israel, represents the barren and empty spiritual state of Israel
Month is G3376-μήνmḗn, mane; a primary word; a month:—month.
Biblical Outline of Usage of G3367
the time of the new moon, new moon (the first day of each month, when the new moon appeared was a festival among the Hebrews)
Abba will restore His Feast Days and His calendar back to how He had it and that is one part of the Great Reset. If you are Unaware, Abba Yah Speaks Hebrew. Yes He Knows All Languages and He confounded them in Bable, but He Originally Spoke and Wrote and Still Speaks Hebrew. This is why knowing the Truth Shall Set You free and Knowing what has been lost in translation when it comes to Understanding Yah's Word is Vital.
the Healing is G2322-θεραπείαtherapeía, ther-ap-i'-ah; from G2323; attendance (specially, medical, i.e. cure); figuratively and collectively, domestics:—healing, household.
This word means attendance. Do you attend a tree? No,You do not attend a tree, you tend a tree and those are two different words. Let us look closer..
G2323 gives us the information-θεραπεύωtherapeúō, ther-ap-yoo'-o; from the same as G2324; to wait upon menially, i.e. (figuratively) to adore (God), or (specially) to relieve (of disease):—cure, heal, worship.
You will be going to Abba Yah and Yahusha learning from the 24 elders how to heal and adore God being cured from the evil and wickedness of this world. No More Sorrow No More Shame, no more Pain. Healed!!! This applies to the remaining gentiles who are cast out of Yah's Kingdom
nations-G1484-ἔθνοςéthnos, eth'-nos; probably from G1486; a race (as of the same habit), i.e. a tribe; specially, a foreign (non-Jewish) one (usually, by implication, pagan):—Gentile, heathen, nation, people.
These people are the ones who left Yah and followed the wickedness of this earth. If you believe that Yah will torment people, then you follow the god of this world the way it is now. Abba Clearly states:
14 Blessed are those who wash their robes,[c] so that they may have the right to the tree of life and that they may enter the city by the gates.15 Outside are the dogs and sorcerers and the sexually immoral and murderers and idolaters, and everyone who loves and practices falsehood.
It will be the ones who are washed, sealed and chosen to go into the world while Yah and Yahusha Reign to teach those on the Outside of New Jerusalem. Those of us sealed will meet monthly and eat freely from the Tree of Life which is Yahusha!! Those on the outside they get a chance to Repent and to Learn Truth and to Learn Yah's Words. Then they too can take part in the Tree of Life Which is Yahusha and Live Righteously.
G1484 - ethnos - Strong's Greek Lexicon (kjv) (blueletterbible.org)
Revelation 22 ESV - The River of Life - Then the angel - Bible Gateway
What is the Flaming Sword that Guards The Way to the Tree of Life? – Hold Your Horses (revelation6.com)
Isaiah 56 ESV - Salvation for Foreigners - Thus says - Bible Gateway