Christ is the Abundant Life Supply, Now and in New Jerusalem

Revelation 22:2a  says, “And on this side and on that side of the river was the tree of life, producing twelve fruits, yielding its fruit each month.” Christ is the reality of the tree of life and He feeds us with Himself as our eternal life supply. In Revelation 22 the richness and variety of this supply are proclaimed by the twelve fruits and by the fruit every month. The twelve fruits, which match the other “twelves” of New Jerusalem, demonstrate that the tree of life is the proper and eternal supply for New Jerusalem. The fruits every month declare the continuity of Christ as our eternal life supply.

Christ is our rich supply both now and in New Jerusalem. The abundance of the fruits of the tree of life match the abundance in Matthew 14 where the Lord used five loaves and two fish to feed 5000 men plus women and children. The disciples then gathered twelve baskets of pieces that were left over. This is a picture of the Lord as the abundant supply for our living Him (John 6:57). Here each loaf blessed by the Lord fed 1000 men and yet there were twelve baskets left over. This shows that the Lord is more than sufficient for our life supply. Praise Him!

The feeding of the 5000 is recorded in all four gospels. In John 6:1-15 we learn that the five loaves were of barley. As the first ripe grain in Palestine, it is a picture of resurrection. Putting all this together, we have Christ as the overflowing and eternal life supply in resurrection for New Jerusalem, a city in resurrection. Wonderful. Again, praise Him!

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