|Revelation 2, Page 7|
2:7 If you are able to hear, listen to what the life-breath says to these seven Years [six of Returning (Daruis) plus the Sabbatical]; To him that gains this year’s re-education will I enable to intake living lessons of continually advancing truth, which are central to the protection of Elohim.
Bible, KJV Translation:
2:7 He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the tree of life, which is in the midst of the paradise of God.
Significant Words and Comments:
Commentary on Revelation 2:7 (29 November 2007): “He that hath an ear” in Greek reads “the having that can hear,” literally, “If you can hear this. . . .”
“Let him hear what the spirit saith unto the churches” is “hear what the life-breath says to these light-holding years.” If you are able to hear what Yehuveh is saying to His people in this first Year of Returning (Darius), you will be able to progress into the next of these seven years and will be greatly blessed as you live through these times.
If you refuse to hear, Yehuveh told Jeremiah the sure outcome: “This evil people, which refuse to hear My words, which walk in the imagination of their heart, and walk after other gods, to serve them, and to worship them, shall even be . . . good for nothing.” Jeremiah 13:10.
“To him that overcometh,” a line in each of these seven messages, describes “anyone who successfully meets the call of this year’s message.”
The developments of these seven years are sequential and cumulative, in the same manner as any education depends on establishing foundations so that greater skills may be added. If we fail to learn the lessons of this first Year of Returning (Darius), we will be left out, totally unable to learn the lessons of the second and later Years of Returning (Darius). Failing to establish a solid foundation, it is obviously impossible to continue building upward.
Those who have established the foundations—returning to the love of One, learning and loving His name, and hating the stale and lifeless teachings of men—are prepared to accept the lessons of the second Year of Returning (Darius).
Those who are established in the first Year of Returning (Darius) lessons will indeed “eat of the tree of life,” which is deeply spiritual. Having let go of the dogmas and static traditions of men, these privileged individuals are able to enjoy a living, moving spiritual relationship with Yehuveh. No longer tied to rigid, dead teachings, they adjust continually as new light opens before them! Awesome experience!
Scriptural Qabbalah is “the tree of life”—twelve qualities [(1) power of choice, (2) wisdom, (3) understanding, (4) knowledge, (5) lovingkindness, (6) sound judgment, (7) balance, (8) ambition, (9) respect, (10) perseverance, (11) effective communication, and (12) self-direction] which will make us whole.
“The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life.” “Happy is the man that findeth wisdom, and the man that getteth understanding. . . . She is a tree of life to them that lay hold upon her: and happy is every one that retaineth her.” What we learn of deep wisdom will become our own speech: “A wholesome tongue is a tree of life: but perverseness therein is a breach in the spirit.” Proverbs 11:30; 3:13, 18; 15:4.
“The tree of life, which is in the midst of the paradise of Elohim” is an exact parallel to Genesis 2:9: “And out of the ground made Yehuveh Elohim to grow every tree that is pleasant to the sight, and good for food; the tree of life also in the midst of the garden, and the tree of knowledge of good and evil.”
“Paradise of Elohim” is a New Testament phrase from a Greek word describing a park, grand enclosure or preserve, or grove. It has no clear Hebrew language tie. However, Ezekiel 28:13 clearly echoes Genesis 2:9 and connects a similar phrase with Eden: “Thou hast been in Eden the garden of Elohim.” The Hebrew word for garden [Strong’s Hebrew Dictionary, entry H1588] is from a primary root verb [entry H1598] meaning “to hedge about, to protect.”
Victors in this year will be hedged in!
Originally Written: 29 November 2007
Latest Update: 11 June 2011
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