Devotionals & Poems

The Overcoming Victory

In Genesis 2:9 we are introduced to two trees “The tree of life” representing the life of the Spirit, and “the tree of the knowledge of good and evil” representing the life of the flesh with its “passions and lusts” Galatians 5:24. Adam, the man God “made… upright” Ecclesiastes 7:29, obviously refused to eat from the tree of life, choosing rather to partake of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil of which God told him would bring death; and because of that choice “death passed upon all men” Romans 5:12 KJV. So Adam, coming from a standpoint of uprightness had to choose disobedience and sin in order to enter death; today we come from a standpoint of sin and must choose righteousness in order to enter life! That righteousness is only found in the Lord Jesus Christ, “who became for us wisdom from God–and righteousness and sanctification and redemption-” 1 Corinthians 1:30. It is through Him that we are once again introduced to “the tree of life” in Revelation 2:7, the tree from which man was separated because of sin, in Genesis 3:22-24; it is only “through faith in his blood” Romans 3:25 KJV, and the word of our testimony that we overcome the wicked one and the sinful way, Revelation 12:11, and are once again given the privilege “to eat from the tree of life”, also see 1 John 5:4.

He Who Overcomes

By Rose Hill

He who overcomes the Spirit doth say,

Will eat of the tree of life someday.

And all the victorious ones will hear,

A welcome home from their Savior dear.

The second death their lives will not touch,

For in their God they had put their trust.

So rejoice for in God’s house you have a place,

And will receive a crown for running the race.

In this life you may have many sorrows,

But cheer up friend there better tomorrows.

Look beyond all the problems around,

And take the joy that in your Savior is found.

For he who overcomes the Spirit doth say,

Will eat of the tree of life someday.

Unless otherwise noted Scripture quotations are form the New King James Version copyright 1982 by Thomas Nelson Co. used by permission.

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