|Structure of the tree of life.|
The tree of life is the cross symbolizing Jesus whose death, resurrection, and ascension into heaven are the root, the trunk, and the crown of the tree respectively. Heaven is the future, earth is the present, and Jesus (represented by the cross) is the bridge (Axis Mundi) connecting the past, the present and the future.
Jesus, before his death, was an Ish-Man made up of body and Spirit. His death on the cross was the parting ways of his body and his Spirit. His body, devoid of the Spirit, was dead and buried; his Spirit, free from its bodily abode, ascended to God in heaven. This was explained by the deification of man by the Egyptian Mystery School.
The soul of man, if liberated from its bodily abode, could enable him to become in reality God-like. (Egyptian Mystery School)
Since the grave is beneath and heaven is above, the body and the Spirit of Jesus began to travel in two opposite directions immediately after the death of Jesus on the cross. The two opposite directions are up and down: the Spirit travelled up and the body travelled down. Down is the dust, and the journey downwards is returning to the dust.
You were made from soil, and you will become soil again. (Genesis 3:19) "GNT"
Traveling up is embarking on a journey to the future and traveling down is embarking on a journey to the past. This means that Jesus was a time-traveller who travelled from the present to the past and the future. The journey of Jesus is space-travel, and the cross (the tree) was the space-craft that transported him round the universe. Space-travel round the universe was depicted as traveling to the nine worlds, because the solar system is the microcosm of the universe.
Heaven is the height, hell is the depth, and earth is the surface.
Jesus travelled to the height or the distant future when he ascended into heaven:
While he was blessing them, he was separated from them and carried into heaven. (Luke 24:51) "ERV"
He travelled to the depth when he descended into hell:
First he came down to the lowest depths of the earth. (Ephesians 4:9) "GNT"
Therefore Jesus was the sum of heaven and hell or life and death:
Jesus = Heaven + Hell
= Life (Spirit) + Death (Body)
The coming of the kingdom of heaven is the creation of the Ish-Man by uniting heaven and hell. The creation of the Ish-Man is called the rapture.
The Ish-Man is the king Jesus created in the following three steps:
- The creation of the Spirit via the descent from heaven, "the Lord himself will come down from heaven." (1 Thessalonians 4:16) "GNT"
- The creation of the body via the resurrection from the dead, "Those who have died believing in Christ will rise to life first" (1 Thessalonians 4:16) "GNT"
- Uniting the body and the Spirit to form the Ish-Man (the king), "then we who are living at that time will be gathered up along with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air." (1 Thessalonians 4:17) "GNT"
The Lord himself: the Spirit
Those who have died believing in Christ: the bodies
We who are living at the time: the Ish-Men
The Ish-Men are not, until the Spirit (the Lord) comes to raise the bodies.
Creating the Ish-Man is creating the tree of life: the three steps mentioned above are the crown, the trunk and the root of the tree respectively. The Spirit (1) is the crown, the body (2) is the root, and the lifting up from the earth to the sky is connecting the crown and the root. The root is connected to the crown by the trunk (3).
In other words, 1 Thessalonians 4:16-17 is the description of the sprouting of the tree of life.
The human body without the Spirit is dead. The Spirit is life, and the entering of the Spirit into the human body is the destruction of death. This means that the rapture is the destruction of death and the creation of human beings that cannot die.
The Spirit is the light from above and the body is the darkness from beneath. The rapture is the coming of the light from above to the darkness from beneath; it is the removal of the barrier between the light and the darkness. The barrier was the stone placed over the grave. The stone was the mystery of the death of Jesus; the end of the mystery is the removal of the stone from the grave. Once removed, light shines into the grave, and the darkness inside the grave is destroyed by the Light (the Lord).
The light is the crown of the tree and the grave is the root of the tree. The trunk of the tree is the beam of light shining from heaven to the grave. The tree from its crown to its root is a lamp once the stone blocking the light is removed from the way.
Since the light is light (the Spirit), the tree from its crown to its root is life. This is why the tree is called the tree of life. The tree of life is the tree of light, and the tree of light is Christmas Tree.
Demons and evil spirits were things confined to the darkness of the past. Darkness is the ignorance called illiteracy (i.e lack of knowledge).
We know that there are no tribes of elves or giants or dragons in any of the planets or any part of the world. There are no gods or ruling Spirits in any of the planets or anywhere in the universe. Saturn, Mars and Jupiter are not gods, but planets. Believing that any of the planets is a god is something that belongs to the past history of the world.
Christ in us is the knowledge of the universe which reveals that spiritual powers, dominions, spiritual thrones, spiritual rulers, spiritual authorities and principalities belong to the darkness past history of the world. That dark world was destroyed immediately the light penetrated the grave. The grave is the body of any human who still believe that these things are influential.
The coming of the kingdom of heaven is the removal of the things constituting darkness from the hearts of humans. The old chaotic world ends once man is purified of the darkness (the dirt), and a new harmonious kingdom of heaven begins when man begins to live above these things.
Then comes the end, when He delivers the kingdom to God the Father, when He puts an end to all rule and all authority and power. (1 Corinthians 15:24) "NKJV"