Where is the Tree of Life and What and Where is Paradise?
Gen 2:8 And Jehovah God planted a garden eastward, inEden; and there he put the man whom he had formed.
Gen 2:9 And out of the ground made Jehovah God to grow every tree that is pleasant to the sight, and good for food; the tree of lifealso in the midst of the garden, and the tree of the knowledge of good and evil.
Was it something he said? Or was it something he felt?
Luk 23:41And we indeed justly; for we receive the due reward of our deeds: but this man hath done nothing amiss.
Luk 23:42And he said, Jesus, remember me when thou comest in thy kingdom.
Consider Jesus' reply and the time. Where did the man go, when he died?
Luk 23:43And he said unto him, Verily I say unto thee, Today shalt thou be with me in Paradise.
BTW, think about God's concern with people as you read the following:
Mat 27:50 And Jesus cried again with a loud voice, and yielded up his spirit.
Mat 27:51 And behold, the veil of the temple was rent in two from the top to the bottom; and the earth did quake; and the rocks were rent;
Mat 27:52 and the tombs were opened; and many bodies of the saints that had fallen asleep were raised;
Mat 27:53 and coming forth out of the tombs after his resurrection they entered into the holy city and appeared unto many.
These woke up and walked into Jerusalem. In your opinion, what do you think they talked about? What was their assignment? How were the events of Acts influenced by the previous visit of the saints in Matthew?
Let's consider the following: Could they have gone into cities and homes and businesses to visit?
1Co 15:51 Behold, I tell you a mystery: We all shall not sleep, but we shall all be changed,
1Co 15:52 in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.
And how it affected the outcome recorded in Revelation:
Rev 7:9 After these things I saw, and behold, a great multitude, which no man could number, out of every nation and of alltribes and peoples and tongues, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, arrayed in white robes, and palms in their hands;
Rev 7:13 And one of the elders answered, saying unto me, These that are arrayed in white robes, who are they, and whence came they?
Rev 7:14 And I say unto him, My lord, thou knowest. And he said to me, These are they that come of the great tribulation, and they washed their robes, and made them white in the blood of the Lamb.
Paradise is a Garden and a Holding Center:
Rev 2:7He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith to the churches. To him that overcometh, to him will I give to eat of the tree of life, which is in the Paradise of God.
Rev 22:2in the midst of the street thereof. And on this side of the river and on that was the tree of life, bearing twelve manner of fruits, yielding its fruit every month: and the leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations.
Rev 22:14Blessed are they that wash their robes, that they may have the right to come to the tree of life, and may enter in by the gates into the city.