To Him That Overcometh

Gentle reader: the following compilation of Scriptures, along with interpretations and teachings, is in reference to the Tree of Life, or, cannabis sativa; the herb yielding seed, which God created. These passages are given that we may know what the Tree of Life is, what it is for, and what the acceptable uses of it may or may not be, which vary, depending first of all, on the order of the greatest commandment of loving all men, obeying our calling, providing to our households, and also to the many lesser commandments, which we ought to observe in the fear and grace of our Lord Jesus Christ. As you will see, there is all reason to believe, and no reason to doubt.

Genesis 1:12
"And the earth brought forth grass, and herb yielding seed after his kind, and the tree yielding fruit, whose seed was in itself, after his kind: and God saw that it was good."

Teaching - The LORD created this gift without repentance, framing it with the intention that it should be proliferated, made obvious by the fact that the herb grows to large sizes, speedily: it is among all our streets. And the uses of cannabis ought to be likewise widespread, rather than restricted to such levels that do not reflect its natural capability.

Genesis 1:29

"And God said, Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed, which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, in the which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed; to you it shall be for meat. (v.30) And to every beast of the earth, and to every fowl of the air, and to every thing that creepeth upon the earth, wherein there is life, I have given every green herb for meat: and it was so."

Teaching - Good for food, cannabis is also for he that overcomes, by receiving the meat of prophecy itself, the meat that comes from God.

Genesis 3:22

"And the LORD God said, Behold, the man is become as one of us, to know good and evil: and now, lest he put forth his hand, and take also of the tree of life, and eat, and live for ever: (v.23) Therefore the LORD God sent him forth from the garden of Eden, to till the ground from whence he was taken. (v.24) So he drove out the man; and he placed at the east of the garden of Eden Cherubims, and a flaming sword which turned every way, to keep the way of the tree of life."

Teaching - To eat the meat of prophecy, and believe all the word of God, is to overcome, and have right to the tree of life, and likewise recieve eternal life with Christ Jesus. If a man does not believe in the Lord Jesus Christ, the prophecy and healing of the tree of life cannot possibly benefit, for it is an utter sin to not beleive in Christ . The flaming sword mentioned is the word of JAH turning every way, the sound of his voice indeed; the seed of his word is also that which kept cannabis and other plants from being choked out in the floods of Noah.

2 Samuel 6:21

"And David said unto Michal, It was before the LORD, which chose me before thy father, and before all his house, to appoint me ruler over the people of the LORD, over Israel: therefore will I play before the LORD. (v.22) And I will yet be more vile than thus, and will be base in mine own sight: and of the maidservants which thou hast spoken of, of them shall I be had in honour."

Teaching - This passage was brought up to mention how good the herb is in combination with playing music and dancing before God, as a man can choose for himself, in the sight of God.

Psalm 10:17

"LORD, thou hast heard the desire of the humble: thou wilt prepare their heart, thou wilt cause thine ear to hear: (v.18) To judge the fatherless and the oppressed, that the man of the earth may no more oppress."

Teaching - If it is your desire to partake of the cannabis, be humble about it.

Psalm 20:1

"The LORD hear thee in the day of trouble; the name of the God of Jacob defend thee; (v.2) Send thee help from the sanctuary, and strengthen thee out of Zion; (v.3) Remember all thy offerings, and accept thy burnt sacrifice; Selah. (v.4) Grant thee according to thine own heart, and fulfil all thy counsel. (v.5) We will rejoice in thy salvation, and in the name of our God we will set up our banners: the LORD fulfil all thy petitions."

Teaching - The smoke of the herb should always be as burnt sacrifice in remembrance of the Lord Jesus Christ, with thanksgiving. Ask according to your own heart all your petitions, what they may be, and you shall receive: but not that you may consume it upon lust, but upon a reasonable use.

Psalm 68:18

"Thou hast ascended on high, thou hast led captivity captive: thou hast received gifts for men; yea, for the rebellious also, that the LORD God might dwell among them. (v.19) Blessed be the Lord, who daily loadeth us with benefits, even the God of our salvation. Selah."

Teaching - Among the daily benefits, the herb shows up often. Yes, ungodly people frequently partake of this gift the LORD made for men, as it is a well-favored plant; creating strong hope that they too can fellowship with this word of God, for the Bible qualifies the herb as acceptable in the Lord.

Psalm 94:20
"Shall the throne of iniquity have fellowship with thee, which frameth mischief by a law? (v.21) They gather themselves together against the soul of the righteous, and condemn the innocent blood."

Teaching - This Psalm is a witness against the unjust prohibition of cannabis sativa.

Psalm 104:14
"He causeth the grass to grow for the cattle, and herb for the service of man: that he may bring forth food out of the earth; (v.15) And wine that maketh glad the heart of man, and oil to make his face to shine, and bread which strengtheneth man's heart."

Teaching - Hard labour and long hours are more bearable when one may partake of the green plant; or perhaps, after a regular work day.

Psalm 119:85

"The proud have digged pits for me, which are not after thy law."

Teaching - The laws prohibiting cannabis are not Biblical; and for saying so, we hold our souls over the jagged pikes of false tongues.

Ecclesiastes 3:1
"To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven:"

Teaching - Let us be thus minded, there is a time to partake, and a time to abstain.

Ecclesiastes 5:8

"If thou seest the oppression of the poor, and violent perverting of judgment and justice in a province, marvel not at the matter: for he that is higher than the highest regardeth; and there be higher than they. (v.9) Moreover the profit of the earth is for all: the king himself is served by the field."

Teaching - All things are in the hands of the Almighty, and the field supplies everyone's need, does it not?

Lamentations 3:33

"For he doth not afflict willingly nor grieve the children of men. (v.34) To crush under his feet all the prisoners of the earth. (v.35) To turn aside the right of a man before the face of the most High, (v.36) To subvert a man in his cause, the LORD approveth not."

Teaching - This is the word of the LORD GOD, now. Why meddle with it?

Ezekiel 22:26

"Her priests have violated my law, and have profaned mine holy things: they have put no difference between the holy and profane, neither have they shewed difference between the unclean and the clean, and have hid their eyes from my sabbaths, and I am profaned among them."

Teaching - The Lord is blasphemed a great deal because the Churches have falsely condemned the clean and potentially Holy herb as "the Devil's weed", with no scriptures to back up the claim that Satan created the plant, or has any right to the plant, as though God did not see it was good, but created the plant for wickedness.

Ezekiel 34:29

"And I will raise up for them a plant of renown, and they shall be no more consumed with hunger in the land, neither bear the shame of the heathen any more."

Teaching - A scripture in reference to the Tree of Life, making a general mention to its multiple uses. Renown indeed.

Ezekiel 47:6

"And he said unto me, Son of man, hast thou seen this? Then he brought me, and caused me to return to the brink of the river. (v.7) Now when I had returned, behold, at the bank of the river were very many trees on the one side and on the other. (v. 8) Then said he unto me, These waters issue out toward the east country, and go down into the desert, and go into the sea: which being brought forth into the sea, the waters shall be healed. (v.9) And it shall come to pass, that every thing that liveth, which moveth, whithersoever the rivers shall come, shall live: and there shall be a very great multitude of fish, because these waters shall come thither: for they shall be healed; and every thing shall live whither the river cometh. (v.10) And it shall come to pass, that the fishers shall stand upon it from Engedi even unto Eneglaim; they shall be a place to spread forth nets; their fish shall be according to their kinds, as the fish of the great sea, exceeding many. (v.11) But the miry places thereof and the marishes thereof shall not be healed; they shall be given to salt. (v.12) And by the river upon the bank thereof, on this side and on that side, shall grow all trees for meat, whose leaf shall not fade, neither shall the fruit thereof be consumed: it shall bring forth new fruit according to his months, because their waters they issued out of the sanctuary: and the fruit thereof shall be for meat, and the leaf thereof for medicine."

Teaching - A scripture vital for interpretation, of scriptures touching the Tree of Life, especially in the Revelation, where I will elaborate further.

Matthew 5:19

"Whosoever therefore shall break one of these least commandments, and shall teach men so, he shall be called the least in the kingdom of heaven: but whosoever shall do and teach them, the same shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven."

Teaching - This word of Jesus Christ explains the worse-case scenario ( if it were even true that use of cannabis broke a commandment of God), that is, if our adversary should accuse us, and say we be rejected from the kingdom of God for the herb's sake: this word would prove otherwise.

Matthew 5:25

"Agree with thine adversary quickly, whiles thou art in the way with him; lest at any time the adversary deliver thee to the judge, and the judge deliver thee to the officer, and thou be cast into prison. (v.26) Verily I say unto thee, Thou shalt by no means come out thence, till thou hast paid the uttermost farthing."

Teaching - A good word of conduct in the case of persecution of any sort.

Matthew 7:11

"If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children, how much more shall your Father which is in heaven give good things to them that ask him? (v.12) Therefore all things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so to them: for this is the law and the prophets."

Teaching - As this life is not to be loved, and as the cross is to be borne up, so does a sweet smelling sacrifice, and odor well-pleasing to God go a long way in the cheering up of an heavy heart. We should be as much of a blessing to others as possible, spirit and body.

Matthew 13:31

"Another parable put he forth unto them, saying, The kingdom of heaven is like to a grain of mustard seed, which a man took, and sowed in his field: (v.32) Which indeed is the least of all seeds: but when it is grown, it is the greatest among herbs, and becometh a tree, so that the birds of the air come and lodge in the branches thereof."

Teaching - This word of Jesus Christ makes the sometimes necessary link between the herb yielding seed and a tree. Yes, the herb can grow in excess of twenty feet tall.

Matthew 18:18

"Verily I say unto you, Whatsoever ye shall bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever ye shall loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven. (v.19) Again I say unto you, That if two of you shall agree on earth as touching any thing that they shall ask, it shall be done for them of my Father which is in heaven. (v.20) For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them."

Teaching - By this Holy word, our Lord Jesus Christ encourages us to believe, for he endorses the hearts of grace in agreement.

Mark 4:18

"And these are they which are sown among thorns; such as hear the word, (v.19) And the cares of this world, and the deceitfulness of riches, and the lusts of other things entering in, choke the word, and it becometh unfruitful. (v.20) And these are they which are sown on good ground; such as hear the word, and receive it, and bring forth fruit, some thirtyfold, some sixty, and some an hundred. (v.21) And he said unto them, Is a candle brought to be put under a bushel, or under a bed? and not to be set on a candlestick? (v.22) For there is nothing hid, which shall not be manifested; neither was any thing kept secret, but that it should come abroad. (v.23) If any man have ears to hear, let him hear. (v.24) And he said unto them, Take heed what ye hear: with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you: and unto you that hear shall more be given. (v.25) For he that hath, to him shall be given: and he that hath not, from him shall be taken even that which he hath."

Teaching - Let this word be the check and balance of our souls; as the passage alludes to the grace of God, to be moderate in all cases, not having cares of this life. But the heart of good ground knows, and does not limit and choke out the word of God, as though God forbids in every case, a fair use of the cannabis plant, when he may provide it.

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: (v.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. (v.16) If any man have ears to hear, let him hear. (v.17) And when he was entered into the house from the people, his disciples asked him concerning the parable. (v.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; (v.19) Because it entereth not into his heart, but into the belly, and goeth out into the draught, purging all meats? (v.20) And he said, That which cometh out of the man, that defileth the man. (v.21) For from within, out of the heart of men, proceed evil thoughts, adulteries, fornications, murders, (v.22) Thefts, covetousness, wickedness, deceit, lasciviousness, an evil eye, blasphemy, pride, foolishness: (v.23) All these evil things come from within, and defile the man."

Teaching - I have never been able to cease from that which I received in the beginning of my faith in Jesus Christ (even during the two full years I quit with all use of the herb), no, nor will I cease to consider this passage from the eye that pities the souls who are poor and labour for nothing, to consider how much appreciated the herb really is, among the oppressed. If they could ban the buds so strictly, they would make outlaws out of cooks, farmers, movers, labourers, musicians, and all people everywhere. Then who would do these things for you, O man? But if we banned the evil things that Jesus listed in the passage above, we could actually have peace on earth, goodwill towards men.

Luke 21:34

"And take heed to yourselves, lest at any time your hearts be overcharged with surfeiting, and drunkenness, and cares of this life, and so that day come upon you unawares."

Teaching - Hear the word of God, my brothers, and you shall be greatly rewarded. Let us hear the fathers of the New Testament first and foremost, and then we shall know if others speak from heaven or not.

Romans 2:23

"Thou that makest thy boast of the law, through breaking the law dishonourest thou God?"

Teaching - The answer to Brother Paul's question is, No, not in every case. Indeed, one may break the law and yet honour God.

Romans 3:28
"Therefore we conclude that a man is justified by faith without the deeds of the law. (v.29) Is he the God of the Jews only? is he not also of the Gentiles? Yes, of the Gentiles also: (v.30) Seeing it is one God, which shall justify the circumcision by faith, and uncircumcision through faith. (v.31) Do we then make void the law through faith? God forbid: yea, we establish the law."

Teaching - This oracle substantiates the claim that a man is not automatically a sinner, though he may handle the illegal cannabis. We Christians have all reasons, given from heaven in the Scripture, to press forward with our claim to legal cannabis sativa. Upon that, I submit that there ought to be reasonable restrictions, as it pertains to this life (such as for those under age, for example), but certainly legal to the working man, and the godly man. I am also certain in the Lord, that the benefits of a fair policy would be very considerable, to renew minds toward the word of Jesus Christ in the spirit of liberty and free practice, to grow in grace and knowledge more and more: that is, if the governors and Presbytery would agree to pay the issue any fair attention at all.

Acts 10:15

"And the voice spake unto him again the second time, What God hath cleansed, that call not thou common."

Teaching - This is a major principle of the Gospel of Jesus Christ with regards to different characteristics within the members of the body of believers. But all things are defiled unto reprobates and backsliders.

Romans 14:1

"Him that is weak in the faith receive ye, but not to doubtful disputations. (v.2) For one believeth that he may eat all things: another, who is weak, eateth herbs. (v.3) Let not him that eateth despise him that eateth not; and let not him which eateth not judge him that eateth: for God hath received him. (v.4) Who art thou that judgest another man's servant? to his own master he standeth or falleth. Yea, he shall be holden up: for God is able to make him stand. (v.5) One man esteemeth one day above another: another esteemeth every day alike. Let every man be fully persuaded in his own mind. (v.6) He that regardeth the day, regardeth it unto the Lord; and he that regardeth not the day, to the Lord he doth not regard it. He that eateth, eateth to the Lord, for he giveth God thanks; and he that eateth not, to the Lord he eateth not, and giveth God thanks. (v.7) For none of us liveth to himself, and no man dieth to himself. (v. 8) For whether we live, we live unto the Lord; and whether we die, we die unto the Lord: whether we live therefore, or die, we are the Lord's. (v.9) For to this end Christ both died, and rose, and revived, that he might be Lord both of the dead and living. (v.10) But why dost thou judge thy brother? or why dost thou set at nought thy brother? for we shall all stand before the judgment seat of Christ. (v.11) For it is written, As I live, saith the Lord, every knee shall bow to me, and every tongue shall confess to God. (v.12) So then every one of us shall give account of himself to God. (v.13) Let us not therefore judge one another any more: but judge this rather, that no man put a stumblingblock or an occasion to fall in his brother's way. (v.14) I know, and am persuaded by the Lord Jesus, that there is nothing unclean of itself: but to him that esteemeth any thing to be unclean, to him it is unclean. (v.15) But if thy brother be grieved with thy meat, now walkest thou not charitably. Destroy not him with thy meat, for whom Christ died. (v.16) Let not then your good be evil spoken of: (v.17) For the kingdom of God is not meat and drink; but righteousness, and peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost. (v.18) For he that in these things serveth Christ is acceptable to God, and approved of men. (v.19) Let us therefore follow after the things which make for peace, and things wherewith one may edify another. (v.20) For meat destroy not the work of God. All things indeed are pure; but it is evil for that man who eateth with offence. (v.21) It is good neither to eat flesh, nor to drink wine, nor any thing whereby thy brother stumbleth, or is offended, or is made weak. (v.22) Hast thou faith? have it to thyself before God. Happy is he that condemneth not himself in that thing which he alloweth. (v.23) And he that doubteth is damned if he eat, because he eateth not of faith: for whatsoever is not of faith is sin."

Teaching - The word of the Lord is not to be disputed: we ought not to be condemning one another, brothers. And to the man that is at liberty (not all men are able to choose because of circumstance), by all means, take heed that you do not trouble anyone in your company with your substance: but the word of the Lord is NOT bound. And to the man who esteems his brother's liberty to be not his own, take heed that you be no occasion of a stumbling to your brother, in judging his soul, and to subvert him in his cause: but love as BRETHREN.

1 Corinthians 6:12

"All things are lawful unto me, but all things are not expedient: all things are lawful for me, but I will not be brought under the power of any."

Teaching - This word applies to many things, and proves what spirit dwells in us. If a man speaks in terms of addictions, bondage, and weakness, then he has that much to work out in his salvation. If a man is as bold as this oracle proclaims, then the Lord be with him.

1 Corinthians 7:17

"But as God hath distributed to every man, as the Lord hath called every one, so let him walk. And so ordain I in all churches. (v.18) Is any man called being circumcised? let him not become uncircumcised. Is any called in uncircumcision? let him not be circumcised. (v.19) Circumcision is nothing, and uncircumcision is nothing, but the keeping of the commandments of God. (v.20) Let every man abide in the same calling wherein he was called. (v.21) Art thou called being a servant? care not for it: but if thou mayest be made free, use it rather. (v.22) For he that is called in the Lord, being a servant, is the Lord's freeman: likewise also he that is called, being free, is Christ's servant. (v.23) Ye are bought with a price; be not ye the servants of men. (v.24) Brethren, let every man, wherein he is called, therein abide with God."

Teaching - This word ought to help in making peace between men who are at liberty and men who are not at liberty, touching cannabis. But men serving the doctrines and commandments of men, approve themselves in their own posterity, yet are not approved of God for this. It is the calling of the Most High, brothers, that dictates the high calling, and will free us from carnal entanglements and affairs of this life: it is the anointing of the Holy Ghost, and his cause, that breaks the yoke of men.

2 Corinthians 5:17
"Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new. (v.18) And all things are of God, who hath reconciled us to himself by Jesus Christ, and hath given to us the ministry of reconciliation; (v.19) To wit, that God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them; and hath committed unto us the word of reconciliation."

Teaching - Touching the herb, the born-again Christian is not given to the way of careless partying and excess, or financial profiting (thou shalt not redeem that which is Holy for money - Lev.28:-30), or to the use of deceit, or self-will with personal lusts and abuses. But the servant of the Lord is thankful and contrite in spirit, has grace in the heart, and true speech undefiled; if he is to touch the herb at all.

Galatians 6:12

"As many as desire to make a fair shew in the flesh, they constrain you to be circumcised; only lest they should suffer persecution for the cross of Christ. (v.13) For neither they themselves who are circumcised keep the law; but desire to have you circumcised, that they may glory in your flesh. (v.14) But God forbid that I should glory, save in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom the world is crucified unto me, and I unto the world. (v.15) For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision availeth any thing, nor uncircumcision, but a new creature. (v.16) And as many as walk according to this rule, peace be on them, and mercy, and upon the Israel of God."

Teaching - Let this word be the instruction of all saints, and the authority.

Philippians 3:9

"And be found in him, not having mine own righteousness, which is of the law, but that which is through the faith of Christ, the righteousness which is of God by faith:"

Teaching - Let none of us be puffed up in a sense of self-righteousness, either for, or against, the herb yielding seed, among other things.

Philippians 4:5

"Let your moderation be known unto all men. The Lord is at hand."

Teaching - I will say this for myself, in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, and for most others as well, that the benefits of a little smoke of cannabis is not to be cast out utterly; neither is a moderate amount to be thought as harmful to the health of the body, the temple of the Lord; especially because it is sanctified by the word of God and prayer.

Philippians 4:8

"Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things."

Teaching - Yeah brothers, this word is a commandment to think on these things before God, the God of mercy, love, and light.

Colossians 2:20

"Wherefore if ye be dead with Christ from the rudiments of the world, why, as though living in the world, are ye subject to ordinances, (v.21) (Touch not; taste not; handle not; (v.22) Which all are to perish with the using;) after the commandments and doctrines of men? (v.23) Which things have indeed a shew of wisdom in will worship, and humility, and neglecting of the body: not in any honour to the satisfying of the flesh."

Teaching - If you can receive it, this Scripture is a mandate from heaven to defy any of the ungodly laws of men; keeping within the guideline of grace, that is.

Colossians 3:17

"And whatsoever ye do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God and the Father by him."

Teaching - If you do this, happy are you.

Colossians 3:23

"And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men; (v.24) Knowing that of the Lord ye shall receive the reward of the inheritance: for ye serve the Lord Christ. (v.25) But he that doeth wrong shall receive for the wrong which he hath done: and there is no respect of persons."

Teaching - I use this word to address the unlearned questions I receive, when people ask whether I suggest use of other drugs aswell. My answer to them is this, Can we lie to God, or cheat God? Are all things helpful? It is before the Lord of Heaven that I handle the green plant, and receive it with fear of God, and hatred of evil.

2 Timothy 2:9

"Wherein I suffer trouble, as an evil doer, even unto bonds; but the word of God is not bound. (v.10) Therefore I endure all things for the elect's sakes, that they may also obtain the salvation which is in Christ Jesus with eternal glory."

Teaching - Take heed brothers, whether you are for cannabis or not, take heed that Christ Jesus be the primary interest with all men you encounter. We ought not to call a Christian man an evildoer, if he bear the fruits of the Spirit. Also, to get a blessing for fairness, we should liberate and absolve the people who are locked up for the herb's sake.

Titus 1:14

"Not giving heed to Jewish fables, and commandments of men, that turn from the truth. (v.15) Unto the pure all things are pure: but unto them that are defiled and unbelieving is nothing pure; but even their mind and conscience is defiled."

Teaching - Why is this word cast off by the churches abroad? If this word is not performed, the faith of Jesus Christ is misrepresented, and salvation is in jeopardy, for not abiding the doctrine of Christ.

Hebrews 13:17

"Obey them that have the rule over you, and submit yourselves: for they watch for your souls, as they that must give account, that they may do it with joy, and not with grief: for that is unprofitable for you."

Teaching - Take heed, O ruler, to the word of God, and not man. For God sets up one, and takes down another, according to his own pleasure. And the people of the Lord do not war after the flesh, as to resist the powers that be.

James 1:25

"But whoso looketh into the perfect law of liberty, and continueth therein, he being not a forgetful hearer, but a doer of the work, this man shall be blessed in his deed."

Teaching - As the law came by Moses, and grace came by Jesus Christ, and both are good, and necessary, so is liberty mightier towards holiness than lawfulness.

James 5:4

"Behold, the hire of the labourers who have reaped down your fields, which is of you kept back by fraud, crieth: and the cries of them which have reaped are entered into the ears of the Lord of sabaoth."

Teaching - Legalize the herbs, O rulers, and also give us our fair share.

1 Peter 1:13

"Wherefore gird up the loins of your mind, be sober, and hope to the end for the grace that is to be brought unto you at the revelation of Jesus Christ; (v.14) As obedient children, not fashioning yourselves according to the former lusts in your ignorance: (v.15) But as he which hath called you is holy, so be ye holy in all manner of conversation; (v.16) Because it is written, Be ye holy; for I am holy."

Teaching - In priority of the greater things of our calling, let us keep the word of the Gospel, and take no thought for what we shall eat, drink, or wear: and Christ will add unto us, or not, and we shall be content. But we should not make provision to the flesh to live to ourselves, as to fashion ourselves as though we have any continuing home here.

1 Peter 2:11
"Dearly beloved, I beseech you as strangers and pilgrims, abstain from fleshly lusts, which war against the soul; (v.12) Having your conversation honest among the Gentiles: that, whereas they speak against you as evildoers, they may by your good works, which they shall behold, glorify God in the day of visitation. (v.13) Submit yourselves to every ordinance of man for the Lord's sake: whether it be to the king, as supreme; (v.14) Or unto governors, as unto them that are sent by him for the punishment of evildoers, and for the praise of them that do well. (v.15) For so is the will of God, that with well doing ye may put to silence the ignorance of foolish men: (v.16) As free, and not using your liberty for a cloke of maliciousness, but as the servants of God."

Teaching - Let the brothers in Christ acknowledge that cannabis is the Tree of Life, provided to them who believe, and doubt not; to serve in Spiritual blessings only, and not in any honour to the flesh. And for the Lord's sakes, as we hope to gain unbelievers into the precious faith, this may well mean that we neglect ourselves for undetermined periods of time, even until the end, if need be. Now, righteousness is the indication of whether a soul is truly sent of the Lord. Regardless of righteousness, let us submit ourselves to the government as far as they be sent of the Lord: but Jesus Christ will be a swift witness against them of Babylon and of the Beast.

Revelation 2:7

"He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the tree of life, which is in the midst of the paradise of God."

Teaching - My friends, the word of God has showed us that the world lieth in sin, walking according to the lust of the eyes and flesh. Yet, we being born of the word of God, have all things made new unto us by Christ, and fair use is lawful, knowing that the earth is the first of three heavens (Gen.1:1-10, 2 Cor.12:2). And this heaven has the tree of life in it, as the way of the tree of life was kept on earth from the time that Adam and Eve were taken from Eden. This word makes it certain the tree of life is in the third heaven, the paradise of God, where only the overcomers may eat of the tree.

Revelation 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."

Teaching - Among the green things which will not be hurt of this plague, is cannabis, the tree of life.

Revelation 22:1

"And he shewed me a pure river of water of life, clear as crystal, proceeding out of the throne of God and of the Lamb. (v.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."

Teaching - Wherever this river flows, there is life (Ezekiel 47:6-12), both on this side of the river, which is in the earth, and on that side of the river, which is in heaven above, where the throne of God is, we shall find the green plant, cannabis. The fruits and healing of the nations will become self evident as the word of God will be fulfilled.

Revelation 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. (v.15) For without are dogs, and sorcerers, and whoremongers, and murderers, and idolaters, and whosoever loveth and maketh a lie."

Teaching - This word makes clear that we are not by any means expected to handle the tree of life, but, O man, we better have a right to the tree of life.