An Apple A Day

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We have no idea what fruit Eve took and ate and gave to Adam, an apple is mentioned in some ancient Jewish text and so that’s where we get the idea. The Bible speaks of many fruits, even figs and pomegranates. There are a lot of theories. what was the forbidden fruit? We can’t really say with certainty.

Pomegranates were on the bottom the high priest’s robe, they have 638 seeds representing the many other laws than the Ten Commandments. And of course, Jesus cursed a fig tree because it  had leaves and no fruit.

And He is now our High Priest with commandment to love one another encompassing the rest.  Many people are like the fig tree, leaves but no fruit. Figs are a possibility  because they made their clothes from fig leaves. Other suggestions have been wheat and mushrooms, but basically it was just the disobedience that brought them the knowledge of evil.

Personally, I like the idea of the grape as it alludes to wine and communion, but that is not what we think of as a tree but a branch. I am the vine and you are the branches. The one who remains in Me, and I in him, will bear much fruit. For apart from Me you can do nothing. John 15:15 Berean

So an apple a day to keep not only the doctor but enemy away is good. Jesus wants to be the vine  and we, the branches. We are to bear fruit. we can’t without communion with Him, and I like taking Holy Communion, even at home. You just have to proclaim His death until He comes and remain repentant. His blood covered so much, and He is our bread from heaven.

In order to bear fruit  we have not be cut off from Him, as Adam and Eve were. Jesus came to restore Adam’s authority, and whatever fruit, which is peri in Hebrew, is nothing to worry about, only keeping Him first, we want His mind, who needs evil?

Every good tree bears good fruit, but a bad tree bears bad fruit. A good tree cannot bear bad fruit, and a bad tree cannot bear good fruit. Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire.…Matthew 7:17-19

 

 

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