INTRODUCTION

In the middle of the garden were the tree of life and the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. Genesis 2:9, NIV

You are the Tree! is an exposé on the two trees in the Garden of Eden. It is a non-traditional or unconventional exposition of God’s infallible Word on The Tree of Life and The Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil. It is divided into four main parts containing twelve life-changing chapters.

The first part, You are the Tree, opens up on the significance of the tree in the middle of the Garden. What is the meaning behind the Tree of Life? What is the purpose of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil? What do they mean to our lives?

You will get to know that you have the power within you either to be the tree of life – which is the expression of God through flesh or the tree of good and evil. While one connects you to God, the other separates you from God, His wisdom, and ultimately, His purpose for your life.

The second part, The Apple, deals with the forbidden apple, which is the “way without God; the path of self; the way of disobedience.” This was “the apple” that Eve and Sarah presented before their husbands and the men bought into it, without considering the deadly consequences that went with giving that “apple” a bite.

This book will help you to look deeply inward and try to find the “apples” in your life. It will help you to carefully re-evaluate every decision you’ve ever made. Was God in it or was it just you?

The third part, Don’t Bite the Apple, addresses the consequences of “giving the forbidden apple a bite,” which is to make a decision to follow our own path in life, instead of God’s. Eve gave the apple a bite while Mary didn’t. From the products of their conception, we learn that what we create or birth on earth, is a result of whether we bite the apple or not.

The last part of the book, Snakes and Angels, is a profound exposition on how to put the “snakes” – the wrong voices and influences out of our garden. It presents how to differentiate between the voice of the snake and that of God, which is the first major struggle of many people.

It is my prayer, that this book will greatly deepen your knowledge of God and help you to exercise the authority of bringing the things ‘you are pregnant with’ from the spirit realm to the natural realm. I pray that you will find help to fulfill Divine purpose and bring glory to God.

Chapter 1

YOU ARE THAT TREE

The tree you saw was growing very tall and strong, reaching high into the heavens for all the world to see. It had fresh green leaves and was loaded with fruit for all to eat. Wild animals lived in its shade, and birds nested in its branches. That tree, Your Majesty, is you. Daniel 4:20-22, NLT

Daniel the Beloved, in unraveling the king’s dream about a tree, reveals that “the king is the tree.” And that is God’s Word to you too: “You are the Tree.”

I tried to find an example to help each person understand the use of the term “majesty” in our anchor Scripture above, because often times, in the Body of Faith the idea of the ‘king’ and the ‘kingdom’ have a different meaning than it does from the usage in this text.

If you think about it, the position of the President of the United States is also a military position because it has similar functions to that of a military position. The similarity lies in the fact that in both instances, when you retire from the position, you maintain whatever your highest rank is. In the case of the President, his highest rank would be ‘The President.’

Also, in the military, if you retire with ‘captain’ as your highest rank, that is the position with which you will be addressed. In other words, my husband who retired as a captain, is still addressed as ‘Captain Cherry,’ even though he no longer holds the position and no longer has the power and authority of a serving captain.

Now, the Torah addresses us as ‘Kings and Priests.’ So, many believers still retain their title as ‘Majesty’ even when they have moved out of the position of power and authority. In other words, they have a job, but they haven’t assumed the position of authority as yet. They have business to do, but they don’t know how to take it to the next level. Yes, they aren’t slaves, but they aren’t in a position of power either. It is clear they have made some progress, but they are clearly digressing too.

So, it’s more like, “I look better on the outside, but Satan is attacking my emotions and is basically running my life.” Or, “I have declared the kingship and blessings, but it hasn’t manifested in my life.”

If that describes you, the message of this book is for you. I want you to know that you are the tree in the midst of the garden. This message has changed my perspective of things and I’m hoping that it will bless you as well and bring real change to your life, destiny, and ultimately, your relationship with God.