The World of Natural and Spiritual Fruits
“The Holy Bible” is a binding of 66 small booklets in it. They are not like a stitched clothe, in which 66 pieces of cloth are stitched together to form clothe. Bible is like a knitted clothe without joint patches in it. 66 booklets are written by many authors, in different places, in different periods, yet Biblical words and verses are amazingly inter-linked to each other, to explain the details of all subjects, uniformity of God’s plans and purposes, secretes and truths of times and many more things!
I think, therefore, Jesus always wore knitted Gown to indicate symbolically, the words of true living God of creation called “The Bible” (While crucifying, Jesus’ gown was given by lots). Therefore “The Holy Bible” is amazingly unique book.
Only reading Bible is like a boat trip in a sea. You can enjoy only surface views around that sea, no doubt! Areal view over the same sea will show few more, additional details. General Bible survey is like that. But if you want to see the unseen views of the same sea, then you dive deep in that sea and enjoy hidden views in the bottom of the sea as well. It is harder, but can be beneficial; you may find a pearl, hidden in some shell there! Pearls are not found on the surface or in the air. They are always in depths. Bible study with reference Bible is like a deep diving, where the pearls of Biblical truths are hidden.
Human life is full of joys and sorrows. We become happy when things go right for us and become sad if they go wrong. If we compare moments of joys against sorrows, then we find the moments of sorrows are many more than the moments of joys; in every individual’s life. Sorrows can be in, big, bigger and biggest extents. It is only disaster, which make many people’s lives sorrowful, at a time. Disasters strike in great, greater and greatest extents, every now and then and make human lives miserable on this planet. There are:- (A) Man made Disasters (B) Natural Calamities (C) Supernatural / from God / Biblical Judgments. Which is the greatest disaster in human history, occurred on the earth, so far? May occur in the future?
(A) Man made Disasters: – Arms and ammunition? 1st & 2nd world wars together? World war 3rd? Star wars?
(B) Natural Calamities: – Hurricanes? Worst Tsunami? Biggest earth quakes? Volcano eruptions? A fall of huge asteroid on earth? A fall of some planet or a fall of some star on the earth?
(C) Biblical Judgments: – Destruction of Sodom & Gomorrah? Noah’s flood? Murder of Son of God, Jesus Christ, on the cross by human beings? All end time disasters put together? First think over all above questions again. Then prepare your own answer. Then only read an answer bellow Answer: – I think, none of the “YES” answers given, for any question above is correct! Are you surprised? From my Biblical point of view, a very simple act of eating forbidden fruit by Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden is “The only greatest disaster, ever occurred in the history of mankind”. I believe it is the only root cause of every sin/sorrow/calamity which struck/strike earth in any period – past / present / future. If I add together all above disasters, calculate their total impact, yet the same root cause pops up; at its base. In my personal Bible study, I found word “Fruit” is one of the most important Bible words in human lives. In my last article “Purpose of Human Creation on Earth” I have written following extra ordinary purposes of natural fruits in the Garden of Eden, when humans were created in imperishable earthen bodies by God.
(1) The only human food. Adam & Eve were nourished on varieties of fruits. In The Garden of Eden. Their main work was – They were gardeners in Eden. “Fruits” gave them job and food too!
(2) The fruits of the knowledge of good and evil, were never created for humans (Gen.2:17, 3:3) they were created only for Satan and his fallen angels. The fruits were like arms for humans in the war with Satan and his angels, while protecting earth from Satanic attacks.
(3) The fruits of life were for well beings of humans (Gen 2: 9, 16, Ezk. 47:12, Rev. 2:7, 22:2). Even during the wars with satanic forces, the fruits were like shields or medical cover for humans. After eating forbidden fruit human bodies became weak and perishable by death. God drove them out of Eden Garden and guarded the tree of fruits of life God did not want weak and perishable human’s bodies to eat those fruits and live in that form for ever. Now God wanted them to die, dissolve in clay (Gen.3:22 – 24). A strange story is written in (Gen. 6:14). How come sons of God i.e. angels could marry; fallen human’s daughters; on earth, without God’s permission? But fallen angels under Lucifer’s advice can certainly do so. (Fallen angels were sons of God too! example – The prodigal son, even after his fall is also called son only).
After deceiving humans, Satan acquired partial possession of earth. Due to God given blessings, fast increasing human population became the hindrance for Satan in taking full possession of earth. Though solution above looked clever; on the hindrance, but the main problem was even greater, read (Matt.22: 23-30), verse 30 clearly tells angels cannot marry. There is no record of sex, of heavenly beings, in the Bible.
Celestial bodies of heavenly beings are imperishable and without sexes, they are only creations they do not reproduce like creatures on earth. Even God in heaven has son Jesus, without any Goddess being in heaven. Bible explains God himself gave birth to his son Jesus (Psm.2:7, John 3:16, Heb.5:5). How come? Read (John 1:1), Jesus was God’s word. The word was inside God. God spoke my mouth. Jesus came out. Thus Jesus was born in heaven. By some amazing ways; similar to this; God’s power worked wonders, in the creations of heavenly beings. Even on earth, cubs of lions (and all cat families) are born through mouths only!
But when same Jesus had to take birth on earth in human form, God chose righteous virgin Marry for Jesus’ birth. Marry conceived Jesus directly in her womb by the power of Holy Spirit. There was no any sexual union of Joseph and Marry till Jesus’ birth. Joseph and Marry gave birth to their other children by usual human sexual union, excluding Jesus. Why? Jesus was the son of God,God; who is Holy of holy. Therefore, only Jesus was sent on earth from heaven to save sinful mankind. In Jesus’ humanly life-time every aspect of holiness to fulfill was mandatory, for the sinful humans’ salvation.
Bible describes Jesus as a bridegroom and the church as his bride. After the rapture, their marriage is to take place in heaven and honeymoon too (spiritual union), description of Church resurrected in imperishable body (Eve) for the spiritual unity with Jesus (Adam 2nd). Not for any sexual relationship. Read better proof in (Matt.22:23to30), Jesus personally answered in verse 30; no sexual relationships are there in heaven.
So Lucifer, under his authority must have chosen; some of his fallen angels; for his above mission. He made them to change their imperishable celestial bodies into perishable celestial bodies by eating the fruits of forbidden tree. Remember, only three of fruits of life were guarded in The Garden of Eden. But the tree of forbidden fruits was kept free, open and without guards. Only after such major change, selected fallen angels were able to marry fallen human’s daughters to reproduce Children who became like giants, like super humans, due to the blood combination of perishable earthly bodies now with perishable celestial bodies. This was against God’s plan for his foot stool i.e. EARTH.
God wanted only humans, though in perishable earthen bodies; to rule the earth, not giants! No; any human hybrids with angels or earthly creatures. Lucifer must have tried the same and similar experiments on many creatures on earth. Therefore, at last, God had to destroy the whole world by flood.
Only God fearing Noah family’s blood remained pure and safe from above contamination. Therefore, God saved them and also pure pairs of all creatures. Noah’s flood was also a first purification of the world. It is called symbolic Baptism of water (1 Pet.3:20-21) – made for the Second or New creation on the earth.
By above story (explanation) I proved again that, eating of forbidden fruits became the root cause of whole world’s destruction in the Bible, once upon a time! Some extra ordinary natural fruits, outside The Garden of Eden.
(4) Mandrake Fruits: – * A story of Mandrake fruits is enclosed in it (Gen.30: 14 to 24). (It is given in the form of a table at the end of this article for your quick reference) (5) Biblical Fruits means Children too!-
(a) In some Bible translations children are also termed as “fruits of womb” (Gen.1:22, 9:1, 30:2, 35:11, Ex.1:7). They come out of their mothers’ wombs, like fruits emerge from trees. As per this aspect Jesus was born of God, so God was a mother of Jesus but Jesus always called God “The father” why? We have seen that there are no sexes in heaven therefore while identifying heavenly beings like God, Jesus, Angels, 24 elders in heaven etc. God used only a single masculine gender in the Biblical grammar. No use of feminine gender at all. But same Jesus was born on earth as a male child to replace fallen Adam therefore, he is called second Adam. On earth Jesus became physically “fruit of woman’s womb” (with respect to God created laws for earth).On earth Jesus was physically with his earthly parents but spiritually Jesus was connected only to his heavenly father for most of the time. In (Mark 3: 33-35) Jesus indicated it clearly. These verses also show Jesus’ spiritual relationships with human individuals (in terms of their earthly sex status). But group of righteous people in church is termed as the spiritual bride of Jesus (who is second Adam). Jesus is coming back soon to rule on earth for one thousand year. Then every person will be like a part of one body called “The Church”, its relationship with Jesus as his spiritual wife.
(b) But only after, Day of Judgment, in the heavenly kingdom; on the New Earth, only saved people who were resurrected in imperishable and glorious bodies will be like angels (sexless). Only on The New Earth Jesus will be calling them as his “brothers” (Heb. 2:11). There won’t be any spiritual sister or spiritual mother for Jesus, from the old earth. Even whole saved church will not be termed as Jesus’ spiritual wife there. Mankind’s brotherly relations will be there with Jesus, with one another and also with other heavenly beings in the actual sense. Therefore, “sisterhood” or “motherhood” is not highlighted so much in the Bible.
(c) Some gentiles in Canaan used to offer their children to their Gods / Goddesses. God the creator did put Abraham in such test but stopped him just before sacrificing his son Isaac. But God allowed the holy sacrifice of his own son Jesus on the cross for the salvation of mankind. Is it not strange?
(5) No doubt, Children are as sweet as fruits. Biblical comparison too agrees. But they are certainly not eatables like fruits. Jesus, offered himself just like an eatable fruit for his saved ones. By the mandatory ritual of “Lord’s Supper”. In the actual ritual, bread = symbol of Jesus’ flesh and wine (grape fruit Juice!) = symbol of his blood, are served. Mainly two consumable parts are there, in most of fruits i.e. the pulp (flesh of the fruit) and the juice in the fruit (blood of the fruit) that is how the “fruit of Mary’s womb” i.e. Jesus, who became a fruit of life, why? For the restoration for human bodies and for the restoration of human relationship with God. Since, the tree of fruits of life, in the Garden of Eden is banned for mankind. I think, Just before Noah’s flood, the tree of fruits of life was removed from earth and was planted in paradise (Rev.2:7). It will be replanted, only on The New Earth, in the city of New Jerusalem which will descend from heaven (Rev.22:2). Therefore, till then Jesus himself became Mandatory replacement for fruit of life. How important are these fruits for human survivals! God warned Adam and Eve, “Don’t eat the (forbidden) fruit, you will die”. Now Jesus is warning his people, “If you don’t eat mandatory fruit of Mary’s womb (me), you will die” Strange warnings
(6) Other spiritual aspects of word Fruit in “The Bible”. In the Garden of Eden; human life depended on fruits; to great extent. Likewise, for teaching spiritual things by comparisons, word fruit is used mostly in the Bible. Examples – Fruits of the spirits are demanded in the Christian life. Fruits of spirit are Christian love, gentleness, forgiveness, kindness, humbleness, peace, grace, joy etc. Fruits of evil spirit are opposite. Fruitfulness – Presence of fruits in the spiritual life and fruitlessness is their absence. Names of some natural fruits are found in the examples and parables of the Bible. Names of many natural fruits are written in the Bible.
(7) Fruits in Holy Covenant Box and Lord’s Supper In The Most Holy Box of Covenant three things were kept Manna, Tablets of The Ten Commandments and The Staff of Aaron. God blessed Staff of Aaron and performed mighty miracles in Egypt by the staff. In (Nub.17: 1 to 8) Aaron’s staff sprouted, budded and produced almonds (Fruits!). Thus fruits were present even in The Covenant Box!! In The Holiest sacrament of Lord’s Supper wine is served. Wine is a mildly fermented juice of grapes and grapes are Fruits! Thus fruits are present even in Lord’s Supper!