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Healing the Nations

February 10th, 2018 · No Comments

Revelation 22:2 (New Living Translation)

It flowed down the center of the main street. On each side of the river grew a tree of life, bearing twelve crops of fruit, with a fresh crop each month. The leaves were used for medicine to heal the nations.

The Tree of Life will grow on each side of a rive that holds the water of life. There are several fascinating things about the Tree of Life. Note the last one:

The leaves are used for medicine to heal the nations.

I’m not sure what that means, but I like the sound of it. What does it mean to “heal the nations?” Perhaps,

  • Stop of from hating those folks on the other side of the border.
  • Cause us to love one another.
  • Give us the knowledge we need to live well, righteous, and just.

Other ideas?

Tags: New Testament · Revelation

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