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Tree Tickets

June 30

"To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the tree of life, which is in the midst of the paradise of GOD."  Revelation 2:7


"The 'bullseye' is back to our beginnings:"


What is it that arouses you spiritually?  Your answer or lack thereof is commensurate to your fomentation for GOD.  The Christian who is tethered to the SAVIOR will indeed prove to be a motivated individual; but beyond the motivation, there must also be an axial mindset if positive momentum is to be sustained.  "If ye then be risen with CHRIST, seek those things which are above, where CHRIST sitteth on the right hand of GOD.  Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth."   The believer, and would be pilgrim who succeeds during their stay here, will need to contract an acute homesickness in order to avoid the trappings of sin's pleasures for a season.  "... and confessed that they were strangers and pilgrims on the earth.  For they that say such things declare plainly that they seek a country."  The focal point of our life begets our aim, which in turn dials in the windage and elevation to strike the coordinates of CHRIST-likeness with deadly accuracy toward evil.

"To him that overcometh ..."  To the VICTOR goes the spoils, given to whomsoever will surrender for the victory.  "For whatsoever is born of GOD overcometh the world: and this is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith.  Who is he that overcometh the world, but he that believeth that JESUS is the SON OF GOD?"  Whosoever shall call upon the NAME of the LORD, shall be saved ... is an invitation equal to the breadth of humanity.  The line however, leading to the "tree of life", is single file.

The 'bullseye' is back to our beginnings: "... the tree of life"  Yes! ... a return to our genesis, but different than when we left.  The ticket to take of the once forbidden tree is redeemed in repentance.  Come, take, eat to the full, and enjoy eternal life ... is the plea of the ONE WHO redeems the tickets.

"And GOD shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away ... And there shall be no more curse:"

For Love of Country
Warren Gamaliel Harding (1865-1923)
(29th President of the United States)
"I have always believed in the inspiration of the Holy Scriptures, whereby they have become the expression to man of the Word and Will of GOD."

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