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Author: Martha Kilpatrick
Two trees still stand in the secret midst of the universe and in the timeless center of every human heart. Two towering canopies cast their shadow over every event and all relationships, calling for choice, ever calling for choice. One is death, the other Life. They demand unavoidable decisions by being diametrical opposites, incompatible and irreconcilable. We can never have both mental independence and absolute grace.
Author: Martha Kilpatrick 15 March 2008
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The Trees in the Garden are speaking trees,
sources of thought molded into words, and . . .
words are actual food for the human soul.
Words are literal fruit!
Ideas spawn your emotions; words direct your actions.
And the ideas you hear become the quality of your being.
God 's voice carries God's life. To live - truly exist by God -
is to hear that which is
outside of dull opinion,
that which is above inbred supposing.
So the Tree of Life - of His Life - is the feast of His voice.
From His mouth.
The secret of Jesus' life was given in the midst of temptation:
Man shall not live by bread alone
but by every word that proceeds
from His mouth.
Jesus declared the source of
His wisdom, power and very existence.
His source was the flow of
God's voice pouring into Him.
And to that Voice, Jesus confined Himself,
limited Himself and would not venture
outside God's Voice to ingest any other ideas.
A seed contains reproductive Life
Jesus revealed in the parable of the sower that
God's word is a seed.
His Voice, being a living seed,
when received and planted,
it grows into the likeness of itself.
Seed: miraculous container of explosive life,
carrying within it the power
of reproduction, even endless multiplication.
God's words speak from His perfect character and
encase the living dynamic
of His essence.
The voice of God transforms.
His voice enervates, resurrects.
God's voice imparts Himself, His very life.
To hear is to be permeated with God.
To hear His voice is to become His vessel,
to contain His nature and bear His presence.
God is with you when you will hear.
With His voice of direction comes the power to go.
By His voice of correction, is imparted the transformation
His speaking confronts the hearer,
and carries within His Words the power
to change what He corrects,
to perform what He demands.
The Tree of Life is the place of God's voice.
And in His voice dwells His creativity.
As I hear Him and live by hearing Him,
He permeates me and manifests through me.
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