The elder unto the elect lady and her children, whom I love in the truth; and not I only, but also all they that have known the truth. A walk from Genesis to the Cross to Revelation. What was, what is, and what is to come.
Eve before the fall in the Garden was a foreshadow of the Church that was.
And the LORD God commanded the man, saying, Of every tree of the garden thou mayest freely eat: But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die. [Gen.2: 16-17]
The Church that is;
Now the serpent was more subtle than any beast of the field which the LORD God had made. And he said unto the woman, Yea, hath God said, Ye, shall not eat of every tree of the garden?
And the woman said unto the serpent, We may eat of the fruit of the trees of the garden:
But of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, God hath said, Ye shall not eat of it, neither shall ye touch it, lest ye die.
And the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall not surely die:
For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then thine eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil.
And when the woman saw that the tree was good for food and that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree to be desired to make one wise, she took of the fruit thereof, and did eat, and gave also unto her husband with her; and he did eat.
And the eyes of them both were opened, and they knew that they were naked, and they sewed fig leaves together and made themselves aprons. [ Gen. 3: 1-7]
The Church to come;
Let us be glad and rejoice, and give honor to him: for the marriage of the Lamb is come, and his wife hath made herself ready.
And to her was granted that she should be arrayed in fine linen, clean and white: for the fine linen is the righteousness of saints.
And he saith unto me, Write, Blessed are they which are called unto the marriage supper of the Lamb. And he saith unto me, These are the true sayings of God. [Rev.19: 7-9]
The apple in the Garden represents man and women endowed with wisdom but not the knowledge of the Lord. That is what caused your fall, wisdom is like a snake you always want to increase your appetite. It uncovers our sinful nature as it says; And the LORD God said, Behold, the man is become as one of us, to know good and evil: and now, lest he put forth his hand, and take also of the tree of life, and eat, and live forever:.
The tree of Life was planted in the middle of this great land and we had the covering of the Lord. [ refer to Daniels vision] Like the children of Israel that were led astray by the Levitical priesthood the elect saints are being led astray by the church today. Our covering as a nation is being cut down, the tree that fed us. Only a portion of the elect saints will attend the marriage of the Lamb and His covenant for eternity.
The tree of Life is being replaced by judgment from our Lord. A great whirlwind has encompassed this land. It came out of the north as a great brightness and in the middle were four creatures, the likeness of a man. Thier legs were straight and their feet like the hooves of a calf. Their appearance was like burning coals of fire, and like the appearance of lamps: it went up and down among the living creatures; and the fire was bright, and out of the fire went forth lightning. The four creatures have the face of; a man, a lion, an ox, and an eagle. They all had wings that bound together. When they flew they were bound together. Above their head was an image of a throne that had become obscured by the smoke of Sodom and Gomorrah. Then the voice of the Almighty spoke and they lowered their wings and I fell in front of God’s throne.
Then I heard a voice that said,” Stand up Son of man and speak to a rebellious nation that hath rebelled against me: they and their fathers have transgressed against me, even unto this very day. For they are impudent children and stiffhearted. I do send thee unto them; and thou shalt say unto them, Thus saith the Lord GOD.
And they, whether they will hear, or whether they will forbear, (for they are a rebellious house,) yet shall know that there hath been a prophet among them.
The Lord told me not to worry about what people say because they have rebelled against me. Whether they hear or not, you forbear, don’t worry about their looks of dismay. Then I looked and a hand gave me a scroll and it was spread before me, wherein it was written; lamentations of woe and mourning. The creatures left the way they came, in a whirlwind of light, they went back to heaven and the clouds once again covered the land. The scroll was sealed until the time of the end.
The elder unto the elect lady and her children, whom I love in the truth; and not I only, but also all they that have known the truth.
At the crucifixion in Jerusalem when you come before the Lord, look up at your Lord, and talk to Him, and say; Lord, I do not know what I see but I wish to follow you. Christ will look down at you and tell you this day you will be in paradise.
Your sins are washed away and you shall join the Lamb that comes to your table.
Remember to seek knowledge in the Lord, ask questions and read the Word.