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Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Tamarisk tree, symbol of Our Lord Jesus Christ the God-man who tasted death for our Salvation and rose again.

Tamarisk tree, symbol of Our Lord Jesus Christ the God-man who tasted death for our Salvation and rose again. Abraham planted the Tamarisk to show the covenant that God made with him. That covenant is fulfilled in Christ. It is NOT about land primarily, but is about eternal life and the resurrection from the dead – from the earth. The only temporal land covenant that is still in effect is the one given to the sons of Ishmael.

Of course the Tamarisk tree (East Indian Salt Cedar – there are several varieties, the following concerns the variety that is both evergreen and deciduous) in the Old Testament (Hebrew אֵ֫שֶׁל (eshel), Arabic 'athl) at which God gave Abraham the eternal covenant of the eternal God is the only evergreen tree in the world that is also deciduous – it changes as do all deciduous trees at the fall season – it “dies” – but then returns to evergreen. Evergreen in the ancient world denoted eternal life. It is the source of the evergreen Christmas tree, just as Christ was crucified but rose again to life forevermore in His glorified Resurrected body – and is coming back to raise and judge all men.

The Tamarisk tree, the East Indian Salt Cedar which grows in the Holy land and from India to throughout North Africa and which grows slowly and lives very long, in Genesis is the symbol of eternal covenant and eternal life with God. 21:33 Abraham planted a tamarisk tree in Beersheba and called there on the name of the Lord [Yahweh in Hebrew], the Everlasting God. [El olam in Hebrew, literally God eternal. Olam in Hebrew means eternity; to say Olam Olam means literally from everlasting to everlasting, i.e. the eternal God who is everlasting from before creation to everlasting forevermore. This can only describe the Holy Triune God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Jesus Christ, the Son, is not pre-existent in the flesh but is pre-existent with the Father and the Holy Spirit as the Word of God and is incarnate once, the Word of God in the flesh, forevermore. Everlasting with a beginning also describes creatures, men and angels, that once created will live forever. This exemplifies how Jesus Christ only can be the mediator between God and men, alone having the pre-existent nature of God as the Word and His nature as man that He took upon Himself and with it made the only sacrificial offering that can and did reunite God and men after the fall of Adam. See: Kenosis.]

The Crucifixion prophesied in the Psalms, Christ as Kings reigns from a tree.

Jews called in Christ: Original Prophecies of the Messiah changed by the Jews after Christ came

33 Abraham planted a tamarisk tree in Beersheba, and there he called upon the name of the LORD, the Eternal God. 34 And Abraham stayed in the land of the Philistines [Palestine] for a long time.
Genesis 21:33-34.

NOTE this! The Philistines, i.e. the Palestinians, were NOT the enemy of Abraham who was a friend of God. The ancient Palestinians had fellowship with Abraham, therefore they were blessed of God even then.

Al Kitab Islamic Arabic keyed word translation of Genesis 21:33

33Ibrahim planted a tamarisk tree in Beersheba, and called there on the name of Allah [Yahweh], the Everlasting God [El olam].

Most important, Allah (from Hebrew Eloah, name of God) is taken as equivalent to God’s personal name of Yahweh, which is His revealed name in the Taurat (Torah of Moses). Yeshua, the Hebrew (the original Gospel of Matthew is in Hebrew, then translated to Greek) and the Aramaic for Jesus is the diminutive of Yahweh, in other words Yahweh and His Son Yeshua.

Here, Jesus speaks of God the Father and Himself:

Mark 12:36
For David himself saith by the Holy Spirit: The Lord said to my Lord, Sit on my right hand, until I make thy enemies thy footstool.

It is from David's psalm:

Psalms 109:1
The Lord said to my Lord: Sit thou at my right hand: Until I make thy enemies thy footstool.

The enemies are primarily the unbelieving Jews who will be subjugated and punished for all the harm they do, as St. Paul said to them "your blood be upon your own heads." While as Jesus told, the gentiles will go into the kingdom of heaven.

Parousia of Jesus Christ Our Lord: Parousia of Jesus Christ Our Lord: Traditional Catholic Prayers: Christmas in Palestine

Matthew 13

31 *Another parable he proposed to them, saying: The kingdom of heaven is like to a grain of mustard seed, which a man took and sowed in his field.

32 Which indeed is the least of all seeds: but when it is grown up, it is greater than any herbs, and becometh a tree, so that the birds of the air come, and dwell in the branches thereof.

Ver. 32. The least of all seeds. That is, it is one of the least seeds; but in hot countries it is observed to grow to a considerable height, and to become a bush or a little tree. Wi. — The gospel of Christ, compared in this verse to the grain of mustard seed, has indeed little show of grandeur and human greatness. S. Paul calls it a scandal to the Jew, and a stumbling block to the Gentile. But Jesus Christ here assures us, that when it has been spread and promulgated by his ambassadors, viz. the apostles, it shall surpass every other mode of instruction both in fame and extent. St. Ambrose, St. Jerome, St. Augustine.

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