The Tree Part 3

For if the firstfruit be holy, the lump is also holy: and if the root be holy, so are the branches. And if some of the branches be broken off, and thou, being a wild olive tree, wert graffed in among them, and with them partakest of the root and fatness of the olive tree; Romans 11:16-17

As we continue our series on using the analogy of the Christmas Tree and how the tree is very symbolic throughout the Bible. Today we look at how The Tree is symbolic of The Church.  First the Apostle Paul talks about The Root, what or who is the Root? According to the Bible, the Root is Jesus Christ (Isaiah 11)

Because Christ became our Sin so we may be made righteous before God (2 Corinthians 5:21), because Christ is holy we are made holy through Him. Now some branches have been broken off while others have been grafted in

The branches are symbolic of us, those who reject Christ are broken off. Those who come to Christ and enter into his New Covenant with him are grafted in. You see Jesus being the Root, and we are the branches. We can only be grafted in by receiving his grace. You see the unity of the body of Christ with the symbolism of The Tree

Well; because of unbelief they were broken off, and thou standest by faith. Be not highminded, but fear: For if God spared not the natural branches, take heed lest he also spare not thee. Romans 11:20-21

The branches that are broken off are those who have rejected Christ. Notice God will not even spare the “Natural Branches” if they don’t receive Jesus as their Lord. The Natural Branches are the descendants of Abraham. Its only by Christ you can be saved, there is no other way to The Father (John 14:6)

 

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