The Bristlecone Tree......
"Seeking God's Truth In Our Human Experience"
Presenting commentary, teaching, and conversation, about who we really are, how we got here, and what the purpose of our life is all about. A creator's plan for an eternal universal kingdom established on this planet. Inherited by his believing spirit-filled children.
NIV ROMANS 3:22-26
This righteousness from God comes through faith in Jesus Christ to all who believe. There is no difference, (23) for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, (24) and are justified freely by his grace through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus. (25) God presented him as a sacrifice of atonement, through faith in his blood. He did this to demonstrate his justice, because in his forbearance he had left the sins committed beforehand unpunished—(26) he did it to demonstrate his justice at the present time, so as to be just and the one who justifies those who have faith in Jesus.
We are making use of a friendly Bible study format for all of God's children from all nations and religions, to help find the answers to each of our questions about what this life we are living is all about, and where it is going.
How better can this be accomplished than through a personal relationship with God through His Internet fellowship.
This has nothing to do with our private personal lifestyle or a church doctrine, but everything to do with hearing in the Spirit, and finding the TRUTH! -Pastor Jay
The Bristlecone Pines are accomplishing this. "They aren't a tree that seeks shelter (writes Ronald M. Lanner in, "Trees of the Great Basin") rather, they grow exposed on high slopes and ridges (usually at 9,000 to 11,500 feet) that take the full force of winter gales. In favorable conditions, they reach heights of sixty feet or more, and trees may exceed five feet in trunk diameter. The oldest living Bristlecone yet cut down was on Wheeler Peak in 1964; it's total age is estimated at 4,900 years. Their only real enemy seems to be exposure of roots, due to soil erosion. Their old age pictures this pine back in the time of the Egyptian Pharaohs when they started the great pyramids! Just think, a Bristlecone tree you might lay eyes on today was already quite old (maybe in the thousands of years) during the physical life of Jesus.
NAS Edmund Schulman proposed:
"Adversity begets longevity". This relates to me. If, through the strength of Christ Jesus, we can overcome our daily trials; then we qualify for the bigger ones coming tomorrow!
NEBUCHADNEZZAR, is the "tall tree" (Daniel 4).
CHRIST, is the "low tree" at the Second Advent of Christ.
KINGDOM OF BABYLON, is the "green tree".
KINGDOM OF MESSIAH, is the "dry tree".
No, we are not into idolatry! Yet, the type of believer we need to be in this "Age of Grace" seems to be well symbolized in these particular pines (Bristlecone); which have been called "the oldest living trees in the world"!
We see a tree as symbolic of the Kingdom of Messiah. (Ezekiel 17:24) says, "All the trees of the field will know that I the Lord bring down the TALL TREE and make the LOW TREE grow tall. I DRY UP the GREEN TREE and make the DRY TREE FLOURISH. I the Lord have spoken, and I will do it."
A little Intermission music by Skip Peck.
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END TIMES Pentateuch to Apocalypse
FOR ALL NATIONS, LIFESTYLES, AND PEOPLE. LEARNING TO LOVE ONE ANOTHER.
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SOMETHING WE DON'T HEAR MUCH ABOUT, BUT SCRIPTURES TELL US THAT IT IS LIKE OUR SALVATION REPORT CARD!
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