The Door That Opens to the Tree of Life
In the Garden of Eden when Adam and Eve chose to eat from the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil, the Tree of Life was no longer accessible to them lest they live forever in sin and brokenness.
And the LORD God said, “The man has now become like one of us, knowing good and evil. He must not be allowed to reach out his hand and take also from the tree of life and eat, and live forever.” Genesis 3:22
Yeshua, Jesus Christ, gave Himself as the holy sacrifice absorbing all the sin of the world on Himself. He absorbed the full consequence of eating from the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil. He died on that tree so that the gate to the Tree of Life was opened, the veil was torn in half for entrance. We have access to the Tree of Life because of His holy sacrifice. The penalty the law required was fully satisfied so Grace came, the Tree of Life was our gift.
Yeshua, Jesus, said He is the Door/Gate (John 10:9). He is the OPENED DOOR to the Tree of Life rooted in our Triune God. The blood that flowed within Him flowed into who He was and always will be in Father, Son and Holy Spirit; thus, the Trinitarian roots to the Tree of Life. The blue in this image speaks of His royal Righteousness that comes with His Blood.
Even the shadow of the cross can make the Tree of Life more visible and dimensional as shown here.
This is the Door that invites us to move from Babylon (the place of exile and estrangement from God) into the Kingdom of God (the place of restoration into full fellowship with God – the abundant life).