Beloved. The devil hates the Blood of Jesus. As the old hymn states, “It stands at our defense.”
In a vision, I saw a mighty angel with a flaming sword. A demon was attempting to bring destruction upon a Believer’s body, family and property.
The angel told the demon that he could go no farther because of the Blood of Jesus. He could not touch the Child of God because of the Blood of the Lamb. I was meditating on this, and I was reminded of the cheribum in the garden of Eden who was positioned to guard the entrance to the Garden and the Tree of Life after the fall.
The Bible records that Jesus died on a tree, and because of this, He became a curse for us. He is now our Tree of Life. The Tree of the knowledge of good and evil has been overcome, once and for all.
Was this the fig tree that Jesus cursed? Perhaps. We know that the blood of the lamb protected the Hebrews from death in the Old Testament. How much more does the Blood of Jesus do for us, Beloved?
By His Blood, we are now hidden IN Christ Jesus. And so the Blood of Jesus is now our protection, the way in which we overcome all the demonic forces. The angel with a flaming sword is now protecting the Blood bought Child of God who is hidden in Jesus Christ, our Tree of Life.
Instead of keeping fallen man away from the Tree of Life, our Father has positioned the angel with the flaming sword to keep the devil, the destroyer, away from all who believe upon His Son. We are the Redeemed of the LORD!
“And they overcame him by the Blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony, and they did not love their lives to the death,” Revelation 12:11.
The Symbolism of the Fig Tree: by Patricia Bagwell
“The story the Bible tells is in large part a tree story, as the bible both begins and ends with a Tree in paradise and trees figure both practically and symbolically throughout its pages. Also the dividing-line between the messages of the Old and New Testaments, and the fulcrum of the ages, is a Tree, the tree on which the Messiah was crucified ,for both Peter and Paul refer to the Messiah being “hanged on a tree”. The Messiah was made sin for us on this tree that he might in turn become a Tree of Life for those who look to Him for salvation.Thus, by the Messiah’s sacrifice, atonement was made for the Fall, and the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil which had occasioned that Fall was overcome, once and for all.”
“So He drove out the man; and He placed at the east of the garden of Eden Cherubim, and a flaming sword which turned every way, to keep the way of the tree of life,” Genesis 3:24.
“And when He sees the BLOOD OF THE LAMB on the lintel and on the two doorposts, the LORD will pass over the door and will not allow the destroyer to come in to your houses to smite you,” Exodus 12:23.
“Christ redeemed us from the curse of the law by becoming a curse for us, for it is written: ‘Cursed is everyone who is hung on a tree,’” Galatians 3:13.
~Deborah Waldron Fry