This is a common question among Christians, especially those who are new to the faith. The answer to this question can be found in the Bible, specifically in the book of Revelation.
Revelation 22:1-2 says, “Then the angel showed me the river of the water of life, as clear as crystal, flowing from the throne of God and of the Lamb down the middle of the great street of the city. On each side of the river stood the tree of life, bearing twelve crops of fruit, yielding its fruit every month. And the leaves of the tree are for the healing of nations.”
Here we see that there is a river of life flowing from God’s throne and on each side stands a tree of life. This tree bears twelve crops of fruit and its leaves are for healing. But who or what is this tree
In John 15:1-5, Jesus says, “I am the true vine, and my Father is the gardener. He cuts off every branch in me that bears no fruit, while every branch that does bear fruit he prunes so that it will be even more fruitful. You are already clean because of the word I have spoken to you.
Remain in me, as I also remain in you. No branch can bear fruit by itself; it must remain in the vine. Neither can you bear fruit unless you remain in me.”
Here Jesus refers to himself as “the true vine.” He goes on to explain that we must remain in him if we want to bear fruit. Without him, we can do nothing.
So how do these two passages connect The Tree of Life represents eternal life and healing for all nations. Jesus also represents eternal life and healing for all who believe in him.
In John 6:35-40, Jesus says, “I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never go hungry, and whoever believes in me will never be thirsty. But as I told you, you have seen me and still you do not believe.
All those the Father gives me will come to me, and whoever comes to me I will never drive away. For I have come down from heaven not to do my will but to do the will of him who sent me. And this is the will of him who sent me, that I shall lose none of all those he has given me, but raise them up at the last day.”
Jesus is the bread of life and whoever believes in him will never go hungry or thirsty. He also says that he has come down from heaven not to do his own will but the will of his Father, who sent him.
In Revelation 22:14, it says, “Blessed are those who wash their robes, that they may have the right to the tree of life and may go through the gates into the city.”
Here we see that only those who have washed their robes (symbolizing forgiveness of sins) have access to the Tree of Life. This further reinforces that Jesus is the Tree of Life because it is only through belief in him and his sacrifice on the cross that we can be forgiven and have eternal life.
In conclusion, while it may not explicitly say “Jesus is the Tree of Life” in the Bible, through connecting various passages we can understand that Jesus represents eternal life and healing for all nations just as the Tree of Life does. As Christians, we can take comfort in knowing that through our faith in Jesus we have access to this eternal life and healing.