There are literal trees in the Garden. But read on and you will see there is more. There are symbolic trees too. These trees are scattered throughout the word, from Genesis to Revelation, to send us a message for today.

We will begin in Mark 7:28 where Jesus begins to open the eyes of the disciples with a progressive object lesson. The progression Christ sets up concerns false doctrine and how it closes the ears and eyes; for those who have spiritual ‘ears to hear and eyes to see’ he conjoins the miracle of faith, (Mark 7:28), miracle of hearing, (Mark 7:32) and the miracle of seeing (Mark 8:24). In the last miracle, the man sees men as trees with spiritual eyes - and here our adventure explores the forest of trees throughout the Word- with a special focus on the minor prophets and the sealing of men (symbolically as trees) in Revelation- the opening of eyes of the elect prior to the coming antichrist

Notice the three were isolated from the Jewish traditions by nationality or by disability: the gentile Syrophoenecian; the deaf man who spoke Aramaic; and the blind man of Bethsaida. Jesus was using this to open the eyes of the disciples, who were themselves immersed in the traditions. The traditions that had caused them to harden their hearts (close their minds). The man who had not closed his mind could see trees. He had not touched the tree of knowledge of traditions; the closing of the eyes, (naga), the spiritual eyes, goes right back to the garden.

This teaching is predicated by the teaching Jesus gave about false teachers and false doctrine. It was this false teaching that had people taking care of the ‘church’ before they took care of their parents and family and led to rituals including repetitive washing in the form of baptidzo. The doctrines smothered the truth. It was these false doctrines that left the disciples doubting and confused, seemingly dimwitted, unable to hear or see. Indeed they would have to have their eyes opened.

We will look more closely at the miracle of seeing to ‘see men as trees’ and see the prophetic image of the same confusion throughout the word. So it will be at the end.

The ‘Men As Trees’ in the minor prophets is useful in understanding the theme of the Minor Prophets and stands separately if you would like to study just the minor prophets. However it is useful to ZOOM {link} to them when the man sees trees and ZOOM {link} back after to look at the rest of the trees from genesis to Revelation.

This message is meant to challenge gently as He does. But it carries with it a warning. The traditions have their modern counterparts and they are closer than you think. They may be in your very own mind, the way you hear, the conventions and taxonomies for processing that cause you close your mind. Be warned. Unless you have lived on an island all your life it has already happened!



Mark 7:7 Howbeit in vain do they worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men. 8 For laying aside the commandment of God, ye hold the tradition of men, as the washing of pots and cups: and many other such like things ye do. 9 And he said unto them, Full well ye reject the commandment of God, that ye may keep your own tradition. 13 Making the word of God of none effect through your tradition, which ye have delivered: and many such like things do ye.

Christ is saying we have a problem with traditions. He’s quoting Is 29:13 to show it’s an age old problem - they make void the word of God.

Mark 7:14 And when he had called all the people unto him, he said unto them, Hearken unto me every one of you, and understand: 15 There is nothing from without a man, that entering into him can defile him: but the things which come out of him, those are they that defile the man. 16 If any man have ears to hear, let him hear.

Hear this. Remember "ears to hear" is talking about spiritual eyesight. Listen up. Food won’t hurt you. Traditions will poison your mind. They will confuse you. Just come out of them

Mark7: 17 And when he was entered into the house from the people, his disciples asked him concerning the parable.

This is important. They asked questions. They wanted to know. They were seeking. With an honest heart, unlike the pharisees they really wanted to know. They wanted to have their eyes opened.

Mark 7:18 And he saith unto them, Are ye so without understanding also? Do ye not perceive, that whatsoever thing from without entereth into the man, it cannot defile him; 19 Because it entereth not into his heart, but into the belly, and goeth out into the draught, purging all meats? 20 And he said, That which cometh out of the man, that defileth the man.

God Judges the heart. Your Mind. What you worship. Christ is saying traditions will poison your mind. Traditions of men will get you into a lot of trouble.

Mark 7: 21 For from within, out of the heart of men, proceed evil thoughts, adulteries, fornications, murders, 22 Thefts, covetousness, wickedness, deceit, lasciviousness, an evil eye, blasphemy, pride, foolishness: 23 All these evil things come from within, and defile the man.

You don’t have to listen long to a person to see what’s in their mind(s). The Pharisees were overriding the word of God. Traditions don’t replicate the freedom God’s word gives you: they destroy it.

Mark 7:24 And from thence he arose, and went into the borders of Tyre and Sidon, and entered into an house, and would have no man know it: but he could not be hid. 25 For a certain woman, whose young daughter had an unclean spirit, heard of him, and came and fell at his feet: 26 The woman was a gentile, a Syrophenician by nation; and she besought him that he would cast forth the devil out of her daughter.

Jesus walked 50 miles to do one thing. There was a woman of faith he wanted to reward a woman who was outside the reach of tradition.

Mark 7:27 But Jesus said unto her, Let the children first be filled: for it is not meet to take the children's bread, and to cast it unto the dogs.

It was not time yet. His ministry was to the children of Israel. Not to the dogs- a figure of speech; not as harsh as it may seem today.

Mark7:28 And she answered and said unto him, Yes, Lord: yet the dogs under the table eat of the children's crumbs. 29 And he said unto her, For this saying go thy way; the devil is gone out of thy daughter. 30 And when she was come to her house, she found the devil gone out, and her daughter laid upon the bed. 31 And again, departing from the coasts of Tyre and Sidon, he came unto the sea of Galilee, through the midst of the coasts of Decapolis.

She covenanted by faith. Jesus exercised His power. That power he left to you. The kingdom is open to all who love Him. He walked fifty miles to reward her faith; to reward a mind unpolluted by traditions. A mind of faith that believed His word.

Mark 7:32 And they bring unto him one that was deaf, and had an impediment in his speech; and they beseech him to put his hand upon him.33 And he took him aside from the multitude, and put his fingers into his ears, and he spit, and touched his tongue; 34 And looking up to heaven, he sighed, and saith unto him, Ephphatha, that is, Be opened. 35 And straightway his ears were opened, and the string of his tongue was loosed, and he spake plain. 36 And he charged them that they should tell no man: but the more he charged them, so much the more a great deal they published it; 37 And were beyond measure astonished, saying, He hath done all things well: he maketh both the deaf to hear, and the dumb to speak.

Eventually he would open the ears of his disciples: remember we are looking at the deeper spiritual sense here. His word opens ears. Only His word not the traditions of men. Ephphatha is Aramaic, the language of the captivity. Even in captivity His word sets you free. Finally He would make one to see: before the progression for ears to hear, eyes to see one more lesson on traditions.

Mark 8:1 In those days the multitude being very great, and having nothing to eat, Jesus called his disciples unto him, and saith unto them, 2 I have compassion on the multitude, because they have now been with me three days, and have nothing to eat:

There might be a deeper meaning here.

Mark 8:3 And if I send them away fasting to their own houses, they will faint by the way: for divers of them came from far. 4 And his disciples answered him, From whence can a man satisfy these men with bread here in the wilderness?

How soon they forgot the last feeding miracle. Matt 16: 11 tells us to be careful what you pick up from traditions: the leaven or doctrine. Remember another wilderness where God fed His children for forty years? His disciples were confused. The Pharisees had forgotten to teach them this.

Mark 8: 5 And he asked them, How many loaves have ye? And they said, Seven. 6 And he commanded the people to sit down on the ground: and he took the seven loaves, and gave thanks, and brake, and gave to his disciples to set before them; and they did set them before the people.

Christ gave the disciples the bread and they fed the people. It’s the same with you. Even one person, especially one person is worth your time to feed the true word of God.

Mark 8:7 And they had a few small fishes: and he blessed, and commanded to set them also before them. 8 So they did eat, and were filled: and they took up of the broken meat that was left seven baskets.

This is the second feeding. Gods bread will fill you. Christ is the bread. Broken bread -mans bread - traditions (even looks complete) - leaves you empty: leaven; it is the broken bread that leads to the disciples’ confusion.

Mark 8:9 And they that had eaten were about four thousand: and he sent them away. 10 And straightway he entered into a ship with his disciples, and came into the parts of Dalmanutha. 11 And the Pharisees came forth, and began to question with him, seeking of him a sign from heaven, tempting him.

The religious community! Purveyors of the fragmented bread. A verse here a verse there. Trying to trap Him.

Mark8: 12 And he sighed deeply in his spirit, and saith, Why doth this generation seek after a sign? verily I say unto you, There shall no sign be given unto this generation.

He was the sign! 3 days in the tomb and he defeats death. Messiah stands before them - the greatest of all signs.

Mark 8:13 And he left them, and entering into the ship again departed to the other side. 14 Now the disciples had forgotten to take bread, neither had they in the ship with them more than one loaf. 15 And he charged them, saying, Take heed, beware of the leaven of the Pharisees, and of the leaven of Herod.

One complete loaf of bread- Jesus-all they needed. Beware the traditions, or teachings, of men and the confusion it leads you into.

Mark 8:16 And they reasoned among themselves, saying, It is because we have no bread. 17 And when Jesus knew it, he saith unto them, Why reason ye, because ye have no bread? perceive ye not yet, neither understand? have ye your heart yet hardened?

Four questions in one verse. Their hearts were hardened; Their minds closed. Are your eyes still closed.

Mark 8:18 Having eyes, see ye not? and having ears, hear ye not? and do ye not remember?

Three more questions about hearing, understanding and seeing: where were their minds?

Mark 8:19 When I brake the five loaves among five thousand, how many baskets full of fragments took ye up? They say unto him, Twelve.

This was the first feeding. The Bread is Gods food; the fragments are the traditions of men. One feeding. If the bread was not devoured there’s no telling what men would do with the leftovers.

Mark 8:20 And when the seven among four thousand, how many baskets full of fragments took ye up? And they said, Seven.

Again traditions: the second feeding:

Mark 8:21 And he said unto them, How is it that ye do not understand?

Even when given visual aids they did not understand. Think! Judge yourself: do you have eyes to see.

Mark 8:22 And he cometh to Bethsaida; and they bring a blind man unto him, and besought him to touch him. 23 And he took the blind man by the hand, and led him out of the town; and when he had spit on his eyes, and put his hands upon him, he asked him if he saw ought.

Christ is asking: can you see anything ?

Mark 8:24 And he looked up, and said, I see men as trees, walking.

OK this is what we came for. Then he was healed. Though physically blind this man had faith and understanding. Do you know what Jesus is saying here. The man could see men as trees with his spiritual understanding. Can you see the trees in the Garden of Eden. Or the trees of Revelation? Jesus is the tree of life. Can you see types. Lets look at men as trees: if you can see men as trees you may be about to be healed!

Ps 1:1 Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful.2 But his delight is in the law of the LORD; and in his law doth he meditate day and night.3 And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper.

What is the counsel of the Godly? It is the Word; It is the counsel of David, Moses, Isaiah and the prophets, Matthew, Mark, Luke, John and all the great men of the bible. It is light and truth and wisdom and salvation. You will never find it in the doctrines of men.

Ezek 31:3 Behold, the Assyrian was a cedar in Lebanon with fair branches, and with a shadowing shroud, and of an high stature; and his top was among the thick boughs. 4 The waters made him great, the deep set him up on high with her sent out her little rivers rivers running round about his plants, and unto all the trees of the field.5 Therefore his height trees of the field, and his was exalted above all the boughs were multitude of waters, when he shot multiplied, and his branches became long because of the forth.6 All the fowls of heaven made their nests under his branches did all the beasts in his boughs, and of the field bring forth their young, and under his shadow dwelt all great nations.


The Assyrian is a type of Satan

Ezek 31:7 Thus was he fair in his greatness, in the length of his branches: for his root was by great waters. 8 The cedars in the garden of God could not hide him: the fir trees were not like his boughs, and the chestnut trees were not like his branches; nor any tree in the garden of God was like unto him in his beauty. 9I have made him fair by the multitude of his branches: so that all the trees of Eden, that were in the garden of God, envied him.

None was like satan in beauty, such that it caused envy. What kind of trees envy?

Trees are used also as the symbol or a type of man; Christ is saying more than He is saying in words.

Mark 8:25 After that he put his hands again upon his eyes, and made him look up: and he was restored, and saw every man clearly.

Yes the man saw clearly; he could see the trees in the garden and in the book of Revelation. (5081 telaugos (tay-low-goce');adverb from a compound of a derivative of 5056 and 827; in a far-shining manner, i.e. plainly: KJV-- clearly. {from5056 telos (tel'-os); from a primary tello (to set out for a definite point or goal); properly, the point aimed at as a limit, i.e. (by implication) the conclusion of an act or state (termination [literally, figuratively or indefinitely], result [immediate, ultimate or prophetic], purpose); specifically, an impost or levy (as paid): KJV-- + continual, custom, end (-ing), finally, uttermost. Compare 5411. Cf telescope: to draw things in closely}.

Let’s expand our view, telescope through the scriptures so we might see more clearly.

Rom 11:17 And if some of the branches be broken off, and thou, being a wild olive tree, wert graffed in among them, and with them partakest of the root and fatness of the olive tree;

You may be a tree grafted into the kingdom -

Rom 11:24 For if thou wert cut out of the olive tree which is wild by nature, and wert graffed contrary to nature into a good olive tree: how much more shall these, which be the natural branches, be graffed into their own olive tree?

Or you may be a branch of the natural tree re-grafted to God’s family -

Jude 1:12 These are spots in your feasts of charity, when they feast with you, feeding themselves without fear: clouds they are without water, carried about of winds; trees whose fruit withereth, without fruit, twice dead, plucked up by the roots;

These trees are supposed to bear fruit!

James 3:12 Can the fig tree, my brethren, bear olive berries? either a vine, figs? so can no fountain both yield salt water and fresh.

There will be imitation trees. Be careful! Look at what Matthew has to say about trees

Matt 3:10 And now also the axe is laid unto the root of the trees: therefore every tree which bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire.

Matt 7:17 Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit. 18 A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit. 19 Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire.

Matt 12:33 Either make the tree good, and his fruit good; or else make the tree corrupt, and his fruit corrupt: for the tree is known by his fruit.

This fruit comes from having Gods word in your heart better said, mind.

Matt 21:19 And when he saw a fig tree in the way, he came to it, and found nothing thereon, but leaves only, and said unto it, Let no fruit grow on thee henceforward for ever. And presently the fig tree withered away. 20 And when the disciples saw it, they marvelled, saying, How soon is the fig tree withered away! Jesus answered and said unto them, Verily I say unto you, If ye have faith, and doubt not, ye shall not only do this which is done to the fig tree, but also if ye shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; it shall be done.

Jesus spoke these words after casting out the money changers. Can you see the connection with false religion here. The false teachers partook of false religious practices; leaven; fragmented bread.

Rev 7:1 And after these things I saw four angels standing on the four corners of the earth, holding the four winds of the earth, that the wind should not blow on the earth, nor on the sea, nor on any tree.

Here begins the sequence for deception of the last days

Rev 7:3 Saying, Hurt not the earth, neither the sea, nor the trees, till we have sealed the servants of our God in their foreheads.

And the sealing of those with the truth who are His children. In the first seal of Revelation

satan comes on a white horse with an imitation bow. Is this knowledge sealed in your mind? If it isn’t your in trouble! You may not be able to distinguish the truth from the imitation. That system is already here in its pre-locust pupal form. Look around at the false teachings, open your eyes to the leaven!

Rev 8:7 The first angel sounded, and there followed hail and fire mingled with blood, and they were cast upon the earth: and the third part of trees was burnt up, and all green grass was burnt up.

Why are one third of the trees burnt up?

Rev 9:4 And it was commanded them that they should not hurt the grass of the earth, neither any green thing, neither any tree; but only those men which have not the seal of God in their foreheads.

Here we see again men defined as trees - God said there would be a blessing for you for those who read the book of Revelation. God’s seal is the seal of truth in your mind: the word (Jesus) filling your mind, opening your eyes, so that you would be able to discern the lies of this age; or those with eyes to see and ears to hear; the understanding that heals

Rev 11:4 These are the two olive trees, and the two candlesticks standing before the God of the earth.

These are the two witnesses; anointed with the Holy Spirit.

Rev 22:2 In the midst of the street of it, and on either side of the river, was there the tree of life, which bare twelve manner of fruits, and yielded her fruit every month: and the leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations.

Jesus is the tree of life. You can partake of the tree of life. Here’s how.

Rev 22:14 Blessed are they that do his commandments, that they may have right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city.

His commandments are His word. You can’t keep his commandments if you do not know His Word; man’s doctrine will smother the truth. Don’t let any man rob you of His word. They may rob you of eternal life. Come out of the confusion by getting into His word.


References and Further Study:

God refers to men as trees:

Isa 61:1-3 The Spirit of the Lord GOD is upon me; because the LORD hath anointed me to preach good tidings unto the meek; he hath sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to them that are bound; 2 To proclaim the acceptable year of the LORD, and the day of vengeance of our God; to comfort all that mourn; 3 To appoint unto them that mourn in Zion, to give unto them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; that they might be called trees of righteousness, the planting of the LORD, that he might be glorified.

Look also at the trees of the wood; forest; field in Isa 7:2; 10:19; 44:14 and 55:12

Don’t touch that tree! (from the Genesis study)

Gen 3:3 But of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, God hath said, Ye shall not eat of it, neither shall ye touch it, lest ye die.

5060 naga` (naw-gah');a primitive root; properly, to touch, i.e. lay the hand upon (for any purpose; euphem., to lie with a woman); by implication, to reach (figuratively, to arrive, acquire); violently, to strike (punish, defeat, destroy, etc.):KJV-- beat, (X be able to) bring (down), cast, come (nigh), draw near (nigh), get up, happen, join, near, plague, reach (up), smite, strike, touch. The beguiling of Eve

2 Cor11:3 But I fear, lest by any means, as the serpent beguiled Eve through his subtilty, so your minds should be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ.

1818 exapatao (ex-ap-at-ah'-o);from 1537 and 538; to seduce wholly:
KJV-- beguile, deceive.} Trees - the spine- eyes

6086 `ets (ates); from 6095; a tree (from its firmness); hence, wood (plural sticks): KJV-- + carpenter, gallows, helve, + pine, plank, staff, stalk, stick, stock, timber, tree, wood.

6095 `atsah (aw-tsaw');a primitive root; properly, to fasten (or make firm), i.e. to close (the eyes):
KJV-- shut.

6096 `atseh (aw-tseh');from 6095; the spine (as giving firmness to the body):
KJV-- backbone. Cedar - deep roots

730 'erez (eh-rez');from 729; a cedar tree (from the tenacity of its roots):
KJV-- cedar (tree).

729 'araz- as a verb:1) to be firm 2) made firm (past participle) Brown-Driver-Briggs/Theological Wordbook of the Old Testament: as an adjective: 3) firm, strong


Tree vs 'Instead of Tree'

Tree of Life vs tree of knowledge of good and evil. Look at what happened to this tree:

Ezek 31:10-12 Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD; Because thou hast lifted up thyself in height, and he hath shot up his top among the thick boughs, and his heart is lifted up in his height; 11 I have therefore delivered him into the hand of the mighty one of the heathen; he shall surely deal with him: I have driven him out for his wickedness. 12 And strangers, the terrible of the nations, have cut him off, and have left him: upon the mountains and in all the valleys his branches are fallen, and his boughs are broken by all the rivers of the land; and all the people of the earth are gone down from his shadow, and have left him.

Ezek 31:15-16 Thus saith the Lord GOD; In the day when he went down to the grave I caused a mourning: I covered the deep for him, and I restrained the floods thereof, and the great waters were stayed: and I caused Lebanon to mourn for him, and all the trees of the field fainted for him.
16 I made the nations to shake at the sound of his fall, when I cast him down to hell with them that descend into the pit: and all the trees of Eden, the choice and best of Lebanon, all that drink water, shall be comforted in the nether parts of the earth.

Come out of confusion: Deliver yourself!

Zechariah 2:7 Deliver thyself, O Zion, that dwellest with the daughter of Babylon.



Hosea 9:10 I found Israel like grapes in the wilderness; I saw your fathers as the firstripe in the fig tree at her first time: but they went to Baalpeor, and separated themselves unto that shame; and their abominations were according as they loved.

The teacher prophets (9:8)were a snare; false teachings led to apostasy; the people threw their blessings away. They were throwing away their inheritance.

Hosea 14:6 His branches shall spread, and his beauty shall be as the olive tree, and his smell as Lebanon. Hosea 14:8 Ephraim shall say, What have I to do any more with idols? I have heard him, and observed him: I am like a green fir tree. From me is thy fruit found.

The fatherless find mercy in Him (14:3-5) He is an evergreen tree; in Him we are able to bear fruit

Joel 1:7 He hath laid my vine waste, and barked my fig tree: he hath made it clean bare, and cast it away; the branches thereof are made white.

The people are stripped bare; they are drunk on false doctrines. The new wine is cut off from them. They are told to sober up. Traditions have put them to sleep! Compare this (1:6) to Rev 9 the instead of Christ rises to power; people stung in the head with false doctrine; letting their heritage go; not knowing the Word and plan of God.

Joel 1:12 The vine is dried up, and the fig tree languisheth; the pomegranate tree, the palm tree also, and the apple tree, even all the trees of the field, are withered: because joy is withered away from the sons of men.

Vine dressers (1:11)-the people who feed the trees aren’t doing their job; no Truth - no true spiritual food for people.

Joel 1:19 O LORD, to thee will I cry: for the fire hath devoured the pastures of the wilderness, and the flame hath burned all the trees of the field.

These trees are burned. Our god is a consuming fire. People pay the price in anguish, pain and disappointment because they don’t get into the meat of God’s word.

Joel 2:22 Be not afraid, ye beasts of the field: for the pastures of the wilderness do spring, for the tree beareth her fruit, the fig tree and the vine do yield their strength.

For some the latter rains come; for those who tell God they love him and get into His word. These trees enjoy the fruit of their labor. There is rapid ripening of fruit in that five month period. Seeds planted now come to fruition.

Amos 4:9 I have smitten you with blasting and mildew: when your gardens and your vineyards and your fig trees and your olive trees increased, the palmerworm devoured them: yet have ye not returned unto me, saith the LORD.

One city got rain while another didn’t (4:4). Wherever you are, God will rain on you if you study God’s word with understanding. But in the famine you will never get enough from those who make the word of God void. Even in the famine, and though smitten, there are many trees for whom there is no self examination, no repentance, no exercising of the mind. Not even a thank you for the Father.

Nahum 2:3 The shield of his mighty men is made red, the valiant men are in scarlet: the chariots shall be with flaming torches in the day of his preparation, and the fir trees shall be terribly shaken.

Some trees will be terribly shaken when the supernatural chariots arrive. Many won’t make it without the truth. Many just won’t make it.

Nahum 3:12 All thy strong holds shall be like fig trees with the firstripe figs: if they be shaken, they shall even fall into the mouth of the eater.

The trees blossom with false doctrine and think they’re doing pretty good. But it will be too late. God allows them to fall into the hands of the instead of Christ. Read the rest of Nahum. It looks familiar if you’ve read Rev. 9.

Hab 3:17 Although the fig tree shall not blossom, neither shall fruit be in the vines; the labour of the olive shall fail, and the fields shall yield no meat; the flock shall be cut off from the fold, and there shall be no herd in the stalls:

Remember the cursed fig tree? A particular fig-tree - no flowers and no fruit. Depends on who you are; false doctrine trees bear no fruit, for all their works they lead the unsuspecting to the camp of the instead-of-Christ. Good figs produce fruit by planting the true seed; others are thrown in the fire. The threshing is coming: but there is joy in salvation for those who understand it.

Hag 2:19 Is the seed yet in the barn? yea, as yet the vine, and the fig tree, and the pomegranate, and the olive tree, hath not brought forth: from this day will I bless you.

Exercise your mind here (2:15). The seed is the word. It is not to be kept in the barn- rather it is sown to produce a harvest; in due season plant the seed and the word will produce fruit. Even to the spiritually asleep or dead. Look around they’re not far from you!

Zech 1:8 I saw by night, and behold a man riding upon a red horse, and he stood among the myrtle trees that were in the bottom; and behind him were there red horses, speckled, and white.

Many are asleep or dead who think in their hearts they are getting by pretty good. But the moth is eating at the fabric of their life. God puts holes in their buckets to get their attention. The myrtle trees are the brush trees used to scent the booths at succoth. The angels provide us with intelligence as to the state of affairs at the end.

Zech 1:10 And the man that stood among the myrtle trees answered and said, These are they whom the LORD hath sent to walk to and fro through the earth. 11. And they answered the angel of the LORD that stood among the myrtle trees, and said, We have walked to and fro through the earth, and, behold, all the earth sitteth still, and is at rest.

The angels explain they were sent to find out if the time is right; but they report the world is already at peace. The trees think Christ is already here….. Their eyes are closed.

Mark 8:23-25
23 And he took the blind man by the hand, and led him out of the town; and when he had spit on his eyes, and put his hands upon him, he asked him if he saw ought.
24 And he looked up, and said, I see men as trees, walking.
25 After that he put his hands again upon his eyes, and made him look up: and he was restored, and saw every man clearly.

All Scripture for this study was taken from the King James Bible. Word studies were done with the Strong's Concordance. The author is "Rob".

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