18. What are the
Those left behind after the Battle of
Armageddon will be the nations who will need healing. So these "fruits" with the
"leaves of the tree" represent nourishment and healing, flowing from the throne
of God which will be "for the healing of the nations."
At that time "there shall be no
more curse" (Vs. 3). The curse put upon Adam and all his posterity will be lifted.
With Satan out of the way, Jesus and his completed churchthe Bridewill invite
all who are thirsty to partake of life.
"And the Spirit and the
bride say, Come. And let him that heareth say, Come. And let him that is athirst come. And
whosoever will, let him take the water of life freely" (Vs. 17).
The twelve fruits and the water of
life will be for earth's billions gradually coming to perfection, mentally, morally, and
physically, in the Kingdom of God on earth.