OUR TWO MESSAGES OF HOPE WITHIN THE TREE OF LIFE  1 st  Message: EVERLASTING LIFE FOR ALL 2 nd  Message: TURNING ILLNESS INTO WELLNESS
OUR 1 st  MESSAGE OF HOPE… EVERLASTING LIFE FOR ALL MANKIND It is simply impossible for Hans-Joachim and me to separate these two components from one another. They   belong   together…because   it’s   all   about   the   risen   Christ.   Firstly   He   gave   His   life   for   all   to   have   everlasting   life.   Secondly   He   created   a global   garden   for   all   mankind…   with   innumerable   miracle   molecules,   having      divine   healing   power   which   puts   the   feeble   attempts   of   man in labs to shame. The   whole   world   is   in   a   mess   and   everybody   knows   this…   taking   into   account   what   goes   on   in   our   immediate   environments.   And   all because of the ‘quest-for-healing’-focus not being on Christ above…but on mortal human with their white coats. In   spite   of   the   fact   that   these   comments   and   statements   can   be   detrimental   to   our   business,   it   does   not   keep   us   from   expressing   them… right   from   the   beginning.   Primarily   it   is   not   about   the   oils,   but   about   the   Creator   of   these   oils.   However,   the   oils   are   an   indescribable bonus for those in dire need of healing. God provided them for all mankind…irrespective of belief, religion, race, or background. Beating   about   the   bush   with   sugar-coated   chatter   is   the   global   norm   today.   As   a   rule   people   run   away   from   reality…   from   discomfort… from   truth.   That   is   why   consulting   rooms,   where   appeasing   talk   thrives,   are   usually   choc   ‘n   bloc   full.   And   the   sadness   of   all…   the   agendas within   many   of   those   rooms.   Egomania?   Power   hunger?   Exploitation   of   the   needy?   Gullibility?   All   of   us   want   immediate   comfort.   The question,   however,   can   man   give   us   the   true-   and   lasting   solutions   for   our   problems?   By   NO   means…   because   man   is   fallible   and   some   of the   question   marks   above   (or   all   of   them)   may   most   likely   be   at   play   to   a   lesser   or   greater   extent.   Ego   playgrounds   are   saturated   in   this world,    having    narcissism    risen    to    epidemic    proportions…    like    never    before    in    human    history     many    so-called    Christians    being    no exception… sadly. To   keep   people   in   bondage   with   doctrines   that   put   the   ‘spiritual   root’   of   illness   at   the   feet   of   the   ill,   is   to   put   the   onus   of   healing   on   the sufferer…   and   not   on   God.   This   is   a   subtle   way   of   certain   ministries   controlling   their   followers…   unbeknownst   to   the   ones   in   pain.   They   put pressure   on   people   via   books…   making   them   feel   responsible   for   their   illnesses.   They   put   them   back   under   the   law…   force   them   to   take back   their   sins…   and   ridicule   Christ’s   Blood   on   the   cross.   To   be   under   the   law,   is   to   be   under   the   curse.   Christians   can   only   be   Christians when   they   do   not   resort   under   the   law   any   more.   Jesus   did   away   with   sin…   once   and   for   all!      A   more   excellent   way   of   healing?   Millions blindly   follow   this   fallacy…   because   it   seems   so   (w)right.   There   is   but   ONE   ONLY   Way   of   healing…   to   relax   against   the   breast   of   Christ… giving   all   our   burdens   to   Him…   illnesses   included.      Writing   books    with   the   agenda   to   instil   guilt   within   ill   people,   is   to   deny   them   the freedom   they   are   supposed   to   have   in   Christ.   There   is   only   One   root   of   illness…   and   that   is   God   Himself.   Please   read   Isaiah    45:7 .   Jesus emphatically   rejects   this   healing   doctrine,   millions   are   following…   in   John   9:2-3 .   The   Adversary   brilliantly   fakes   ‘healing’   of   the   oblivious sufferer, who follows the instructions in a man-written books… instead of the instructions in God’s Book. John 9:2-3 2  and His disciples asked Him, "Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?"  Jesus answered, " 3  Neither this man nor his parents sinned, but this happened so that the works of God would be displayed in him”. - Berean Study Bible So then rest assured… The   Sovereign   God   of   the   Bible   is   behind   all   misery   on   this   planet…   with   His   own   Agenda…   His   Agenda   for   ALL   to   blossom   in   the   end.   He   is the Supreme Controller of All… of our will and choices… of our every weakness. What a consolation! But who sees it like this? Nobody. People   reject   this   because   of   personal   hunger   to   control.   For   virtually   all   it   is   just   too   scary   to   even   imagine   being   totally   at   the   mercy   of the   Sovereign   God.   All   it   really   means   is   that   people   (‘Christians’   included)   do   not   trust   Him   with   their   lives.   To   ‘be   in   control’   gives   people ‘power’…   and   that   feeling   is   good…at   least   for   the   time   being.   Our   parents   in   Eden   also   fell   for   this   myth…   the   myth   that   destroyed   their world. Goodness… this just goes to show how successful Satan is… still today! What   people   today   do   not   know   is   the   price   they   pay   for   this   egocentric   obsession.   The   price   keeping   billions   away   from   God’s   grace.   This price, also called “stress”, affects every cell in the body… with inevitable sickness and misery as a result… slowly but surely. But…   and   thank   God…   this   misery   will   end   for   everyone.   It   will   end   the   moment   we   accept   His   ultimate   Supremacy   in   our   lives…the moment   we   acknowledge   our   total   dependence   upon   Him.   Running   away   from   the   Truth   is   the   norm…   but   spiritual   legs   can   only   go   so far…   before   they   are   forced   to   stop…   at   God’s   feet…   facing   Him   and   having   no   one   else   to   turn   to.   No   doctor…   no   counsellor…   no Facebook… no Whatsapp… no nothing. Each and everyone WILL come to that stage, as it is predestined for each. Romans 14:11 “It is written: "'As surely as I live,' says the Lord, 'every knee will bow before me; every tongue will acknowledge God.'"” - New International Version Isaiah 45:23 “By myself I have sworn; from my mouth has gone out in righteousness a word that shall not return: ‘To me every knee shall bow, every tongue shall swear allegiance.’” - English Standard Version Mark 9:49 “For everyone will be salted with fire.” - Berean Literal Bible God has a plan for everyone! Jeremiah 29:11 “For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” - New International Version Did   God   only   have   a   plan   for   the   Israelites?   No,   of   course   not.   The   Bible   is   not   a   text   book…   neither   is   it   a   history   book.      The   Bible   is   ALL about the ultimate good news Jesus Christ had already brought to the whole world, as well as to those in the graves. 1 Peter 3:18-20 18 For Christ also suffered for sins once for all, the righteous for the unrighteous, to bring you to God. He was put to death in the body, but made alive in the spirit, 19 in which He also went and preached to the spirits in prison 20 who disobeyed long ago when God waited patiently in the days of Noah, while the ark was being built. In the ark a few people, only eight souls, were saved through water.” - Berean Study Bible Scriptures in the Bible are not mere reports of events. They are messages and guidelines meant for ALL… in our every day lives! Our   personal   experience   in   South   Africa   is   that   100   percent   of   the   people   we   have   encountered   here   so   far,   people   calling   themselves Christians,   reject   our   belief   in   an   everlasting   life   for   all…   in   spite   of   this   belief   being   substantiated   within   the   very   Bible   they   proclaim   to believe and read.  The passages that will follow, are pertinently included on this page to underscore our belief. These   passages   will,   however,   be   a   challenge   for   most.   Backing   off   from   them   will   be   a   clear   sign   of   fear   and   insecurity.      When   one’s   faith   is steadfast   and   true,   there   is   neither   fear,   nor   insecurity.   And   to   add…   an   interesting   resemblance   between   Paul’s   words   around   spiritual fragrance   below   and   our   mission   with   God’s   Garden   Gifts.   Both   spiritual-   and   olfactory   fragrances   are   part   and   parcel   of   our   life…   both giving us ultimate comfort, -freedom and -joy. 2 Corinthians 2:14-16 14 But thanks be to God, who in Christ always leads us in triumphal procession, and through us spreads the fragrance of the knowledge of him everywhere. 15 For we are the aroma of Christ to God among those who are being saved and among those who are perishing, 16 to one a fragrance from death to death, to the other a fragrance from life to life. Who is sufficient for these things? 17 For we are not, like so many, peddlers of God’s word, but as men of sincerity, as commissioned by God, in the sight of God we speak in Christ.” - English Standard Version Will   only   the   olfactory   fragrance   our   company   provides,   render   enticement…   or   will   there   be   courage   also…   to   inhale   the   Spiritual Fragrance   that   permeates   this   website…   and   in   particular   this   page?   Will   it   be   a   fragrance   of   life…or   one   of   death   to   those   reading   here? Every   one   will   know   in   his   or   her   inner   being   the   feeling   that   arises…   either   one   of   fear,   or   one   of   comfort.   In   no   uncertain   terms   does   Paul connect life and death to the fragrances respectively. Back-up Scriptures will follow as we go along. And   before   I   go   any   further,   just   a   reminder.   To   accept   all   Biblical   passages   at   face   value,   is   not   a   good   practice…   simply   because   there   are such   a   lot   of   discrepancies   in   translations.   This,   however,   can   be   discovered   by   comparing   the   English   text   with   the   Greek   text   through interlinear versions… and by applying the Strong’s Concordant numbers allocated to each word. Like   perishing ”   for   instance   in   the   verse   above.   Perishing ”   as   it   is   used   there,   does   not   reflect   the   message   of   God.   Millions   of   ‘Christians’ are   misled   and   programmed   by   its   mistranslation…   simply   because   translations   are   never   questioned.   Biblical   mistranslations   over generations   around   eschatology…   have   steered   the   ‘Christian’   community   onto   a   deceiving   path   of   sorrow   and   pain.      When   we   read perishing ”,   permanent   destruction      immediately   comes   to   mind   and   is   exactly   the   intention   of   the   translator.   Let   us   look   at   the   Strong’s number used in verse 15… and its real meaning. Perishing The Strong’s  root word number, reflected with the “perishing” in this verse is  #622  apollumi (πόλλυμι) Its definition is I lose. Grammatical application here is apollumenois (πολλυμένοις) Grammar: being lost 2 Corinthians 2:15  “ὅτι     Χριστοῦ     εὐωδία     ἐσμὲν     τῷ     Θεῷ     ἐν     τοῖς    σωζομένοις    καὶ      ἐν     τοῖς    πολλυμένοις,”    for       of Christ      a fragrance     we are       the      To God      in       those       being saved        and       in        those        being lost  3754        5547                2175             1510       3588      2316      1722     3588             4982              2532    1722     3588              622 - Westcott and Hort 1881 On several occasions Jesus uses the “lost” in a parabolic manner. The lost sheep Luke 15:4 “"Suppose one of you has a hundred sheep and loses one of them. Doesn't he leave the ninety-nine in the open country and go after the  lost sheep until he finds it?” - New International Version Strong’s #622 used here The lost coin  Luke 15:8 “"Or suppose a woman has ten silver coins and loses one. Doesn't she light a lamp, sweep the house and search carefully until she finds it? - New International Version Strong’s #622 used here. The lost son Luke 15:24 “For this son of mine was dead and is alive again; he was lost and is found.' So they began to celebrate. - New International Version Strong’s #622 used here. Please see what Jesus Himself says about the ‘lost’ (with special emphasis on verse 39) in… John 6:38-40 38 For I have come down from heaven not to do my will but to do the will of him who sent me. 39 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.  40 For my Father's will is that everyone who looks to the Son and believes in him shall have eternal life, and I will raise them up at the last day." - New International Version Strong’s #622 used here Let’s see what the Greek Bible says with regard to the “that I shall lose none of all those he has given me “ in the verse 39 . John 6:39 “τοῦτο  δέ  ἐστιν  τὸ  θέλημα  τοῦ  πέμψαντός  με,  ἵνα  πᾶν  ὃ  δέδωκέν  μοι  μὴ  ἀπολέσω  ἐξ  αὐτοῦ,  ἀλλὰ  ἀναστήσω  αὐτὸ  ἐν  τῇ  ἐσχάτῃ  ἡμέρᾳ” - Westcott and Hort 1881  John 6:39 τοῦτο    δέ    ἐστιν    τὸ    θέλημα     τοῦ      πέμψαντός     με,      ἵνα     πᾶν      ὃ      δέδωκέν      μοι    this       and         is          the        will        of the One       who sent          me,       that        all       which   he has given    to me   3778     1161    1510      3588      2307           3588                3992            1473     2443      3956     3739           1325            1473  μὴ     ἀπολέσω     ἐξ     αὐτοῦ,     ἀλλὰ     ἀναστήσω     αὐτὸ     ἐν      τῇ     ἐσχάτῃ     ἡμέρᾳ. none     I shall lose      out of     them,           but            I raise up           them        in        the          last               day. 3361            622            1537       846              235                450                  846      1722    1537        2078            2250 - Westcott and Hort 1881 So NO one will be lost, let alone perish! The “perishing” in 2 Corinthians 2:15 should therefore read… “BEING LOST”…however much a temporary situation. Those resorting among the “lost” in 2 Corinthians 2:15 will ultimately be found by Christ…be brought back… just like the lost sheep…just like the lost coin…just like the lost son. So where then, you may ask, will the “lost” ultimately be found and saved? In the “Lake of Fire. See…the “Lake of Fire” is not what billions of ‘Christians’ believe it to be.  Let us see why I say this… Revelation 21:8 “But the cowardly, the unbelieving, the vile, the murderers, the sexually immoral, those who practice magic arts, the idolaters and all liars- they will be consigned to the fiery lake of burning sulfur. This is the second death.“” - New International Version The “death mentioned here… will this be forever? No. 1 Corinthians 15:26 “The last enemy to be destroyed is death.” - New International Version Death will be conquered…both first and second alike. Death is death. God is a consuming Fire…remember? Hebrews 12:29 “for our God is a consuming fire." - New International Version Hebrews 2:15 “and deliver all those who through fear of death were subject to lifelong slavery”. - New International Version 1 Corinthians 15:28 “When he has done this, then the Son himself will be made subject to him who put everything under him, so that God may be all in all.” - New International Version VERY IMPORTANT TO NOTICE THE “MAY” above… Please   check   the   added   may ”   in   this   verse   in   the   Greek   Bible.   The   word   “may”   does   not   appear   there   at   all   in   this   verse.   The   Strong’s #1510    (“ I   am ”)   is   reflected   there.   The   subjunctive   mood   is   used   for   a   very   specific   reason…to   cast   doubt.   The   doubt   of   “will   God   indeed   be all   in   all?”   See   how   subtle   added   words   can   lead   astray?   The   subjunctive   mood   is   only   always   about   uncertainty.   Interesting   how   the subjunctive   mood   is   used   especially   when   it   comes   to   the   salvation   of   man.   Feel   free   and   check   ALL   the   Bibles   for   this   phenomenon.   How many   ‘Christians’   believe   in   an   everlasting   hell   of   condemnation?   Billions   upon   billions   over   generations.   And   why?   Here   is   the   reason why…added   words   not   intended   by   the   Great   Author…Jesus   Christ.   This   is   also   why   the   Bible   explicitly   states   that   the   whole   world   will   be deceived.   Only   few   will   find   the   narrow   gate…to   life…   first.   The   rest   will   find   it   at   a   later   stage…   each   in   his   or   her   own   order.   Check 1 Corinthians 15:23 . Think about all this please. Time is running out. Hades is a reality… a painful one. But rest assured…God is a God of love and will NOT let anyone perish…not in Hades… not in the “lake of fire”…EVER. Hallelujah! Jesus died for ALL mankind. 1 John 2:2 “He is the atoning sacrifice for our sins, and not only for ours but also for the sins of the whole world.” - New International Version God reconciled the WHOLE world to Himself. 2 Corinthians 5:19 “that God was reconciling the world to himself in Christ, not counting people's sins against them. And he has committed to us the message of reconciliation.” - New International Version Let   us   see   what   God   says   about   the   justification   of   the   ungodly .   Let   us   see   what   He   says   about   the   faith   of   the   Christian   who   indeed believes   this   justification.   And   what’s   more,   let   us   count   on   our   one   hand   how   many   times   a   pastor   has   preached   about   Romans   4:5 . Chances   are…   never.   Contemplation   is   crucial   around   the   validity   of   the   faith   of   the   ‘Christian’   who   does   NOT   believe   this   gracious justification   of   the   ungodly   by   God.   It   is,   to   say   the   least,   very   scary…   and   a   huge   red   light   should   go   up   for   those   who   do   not   believe   this. Let   Schadenfreude   never   take   hold   us…   even   to   those   who   wronged   us.      All   wrongs   are   orchestrated   by   our   loving   Father.   Please   read Isaiah 45:7 . But let’s see what Romans 4:5 in Greek  has to say. Romans 4:5     “τῷ         δὲ     μὴ    ἐργαζομένῳ,    πιστεύοντι         δὲ      ἐπὶ    τὸν    δικαιοῦντα    τὸν    ἀσεβῆ,   the [one]   however   not           working             who believes      however    on       him      who justifies      the      ungodly,    3588          1611      3361            2038                        4100               1611      1909    3588           1344            3588        765 λογίζεται    ἡ    πίστις    αὐτοῦ    εἰς    δικαιοσύνην,” is reckoned   the       faith         of him      into      righteousness,       3049      3588     4102          846       1519           1343 - Westcott and Hort 1881  To   disown   anybody   the   grace   of   God   and   to   maintain   believing   in   the   eternal   damnation   fate   of   the   unbeliever,   is   a   horrific   state   of affairs…with grave consequences for the mortal one playing judge. Please contemplate on the “ all liars ” in Revelation 21:8 above. Does   all   the   above   sound   like   a   warning,   woven   into   the   hope   we   proclaim?   We   certainly   hope   so…   because   we   care   a   lot.   This   is   an extremely serious matter. Complacency is a dangerous state of affairs. Proverbs 1:32 “For the waywardness of the simple will kill them, and the complacency of fools will destroy them;” - New International Version And   to   conclude   our   references   to   Scriptures…   let   us   see   the   live    conversation   Abraham   had   with   the   rich   man   in   Hades.   The   messages   in Jesus’ parables are all of utmost significance. Please also note the gentleness with which Abraham answered the rich man. Luke 16:23-31 23 In Hades, where he was in torment, he looked up and saw Abraham far away, with Lazarus by his side. 24 So he called him, ‘Father Abraham, have pity on me and send Lazarus to dip the tip of his finger in water and cool my tongue, because I am in agony in this fire.’ 25 “But Abraham replied, ‘Son, remember that in your lifetime you received your good things, while Lazarus received bad things, but now he is comforted here and you are in agony. 26 And besides all this, between us and you a great chasm has been set in place, so that those who want to go from here to you cannot, nor can anyone cross over from there to us.’  27 He answered, ‘Then I beg you, father, send Lazarus to my family, 28  for I have five brothers, Let him warn them, so that they will not also come to this place of torment.’ 29 ”Abraham replied, ‘They have Moses and the Prophets; let them listen to them.’ 30 “No, father Abraham,’ he said, ‘but if someone from the dead goes to them, they will repent.’ 31 “He said to him, ‘If they do not listen to Moses and the Prophets, they will not be convinced even if someone rises from the dead.’” - New International Version We are fully aware of the fact that we are in no position to even try to convince anybody of anything, but we regard this message of utmost importance nevertheless. We can only share. It’s up to God to make seeds grow.. or not. May God bless you whoever you are…whatever your faith…wherever you come from! OUR 2 nd  MESSAGE OF HOPE… THE HOPE OF TURNING ILLNESS INTO WELLNESS Revelation 22:2 “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 the nations.” - New International Version Strong’s #2322 (therapeia – θεραπεία) is used here for “healing”. The Tree of Life is Christ. “Healing” is what stands in the Bible…and “healing” is indeed what the Author means, The message of hope around our essential oils will be discussed on our “Tree of Life” page… with modern medicine on our “Tree of Knowledge” page. Please also note that this website is one of an organic nature… it evolves.
OUR TWO MESSAGES OF HOPE WITHIN THE TREE OF LIFE  1 st  Message: EVERLASTING LIFE FOR ALL 2 nd  Message: TURNING ILLNESS INTO WELLNESS
OUR 1 st  MESSAGE OF HOPE… EVERLASTING LIFE FOR ALL MANKIND It   is   simply   impossible   for   Hans-Joachim   and   me   to separate these two components from one another. They   belong   together…because   it’s   all   about   the   risen Christ.     Firstly     He     gave     His     life     for     all     to     have everlasting   life.   Secondly   He   created   a   global   garden for   all   mankind…   with   innumerable   miracle   molecules, having      divine   healing   power   which   puts   the   feeble attempts of man in labs to shame. The   whole   world   is   in   a   mess   and   everybody   knows this…     taking     into     account     what     goes     on     in     our immediate    environments.    And    all    because    of    the ‘quest-for-healing’-focus       not       being       on       Christ above…but on mortal human with their white coats. In     spite     of     the     fact     that     these     comments     and statements    can    be    detrimental    to    our    business,    it does   not   keep   us   from   expressing   them…   right   from the   beginning.   Primarily   it   is   not   about   the   oils,   but about   the   Creator   of   these   oils.   However,   the   oils   are an    indescribable    bonus    for    those    in    dire    need    of healing.          God          provided          them          for          all mankind…irrespective     of     belief,     religion,     race,     or background. Beating   about   the   bush   with   sugar-coated   chatter   is the    global    norm    today.    As    a    rule    people    run    away from   reality…   from   discomfort…   from   truth.   That   is why   consulting   rooms,   where   appeasing   talk   thrives, are   usually   choc   ‘n   bloc   full.   And   the   sadness   of   all… the   agendas   within   many   of   those   rooms.   Egomania? Power   hunger?   Exploitation   of   the   needy?   Gullibility? All    of    us    want    immediate    comfort.    The    question, however,    can    man    give    us    the    true-    and    lasting solutions   for   our   problems?   By   NO   means…   because man   is   fallible   and   some   of   the   question   marks   above (or   all   of   them)   may   most   likely   be   at   play   to   a   lesser or   greater   extent.   Ego   playgrounds   are   saturated   in this     world,     having     narcissism     risen     to     epidemic proportions…    like    never    before    in    human    history   many so-called Christians being no exception… sadly. To   keep   people   in   bondage   with   doctrines   that   put   the ‘spiritual   root’   of   illness   at   the   feet   of   the   ill,   is   to   put the   onus   of   healing   on   the   sufferer…   and   not   on   God. This   is   a   subtle   way   of   certain   ministries   controlling their    followers…    unbeknownst    to    the    ones    in    pain. They   put   pressure   on   people   via   books…   making   them feel    responsible    for    their    illnesses.    They    put    them back   under   the   law…   force   them   to   take   back   their sins…   and   ridicule   Christ’s   Blood   on   the   cross.   To   be under   the   law,   is   to   be   under   the   curse.   Christians   can only   be   Christians   when   they   do   not   resort   under   the law   any   more.   Jesus   did   away   with   sin…   once   and   for all!      A   more   excellent   way   of   healing?   Millions   blindly follow    this    fallacy…    because    it    seems    so    (w)right. There    is    but    ONE    ONLY    Way    of    healing…    to    relax against   the   breast   of   Christ…   giving   all   our   burdens   to Him…    illnesses    included.        Writing    books     with    the agenda   to   instil   guilt   within   ill   people,   is   to   deny   them the    freedom    they    are    supposed    to    have    in    Christ. There   is   only   One   root   of   illness…   and   that   is   God Himself.   Please   read   Isaiah    45:7 .   Jesus   emphatically rejects   this   healing   doctrine,   millions   are   following…   in John   9:2-3 .   The   Adversary   brilliantly   fakes   ‘healing’   of the   oblivious   sufferer,   who   follows   the   instructions   in a   man-written   books…   instead   of   the   instructions   in God’s Book. John 9:2-3 2  and His disciples asked Him, "Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?"  Jesus answered, " 3  Neither this man nor his parents sinned, but this happened so that the works of God would be displayed in him”. - Berean Study Bible So then rest assured… The   Sovereign   God   of   the   Bible   is   behind   all   misery   on this   planet…   with   His   own   Agenda…   His   Agenda   for ALL    to    blossom    in    the    end.    He    is    the    Supreme Controller    of    All…    of    our    will    and    choices…    of    our every   weakness.   What   a   consolation!   But   who   sees   it like this? Nobody. People    reject    this    because    of    personal    hunger    to control.    For    virtually    all    it    is    just    too    scary    to    even imagine   being   totally   at   the   mercy   of   the   Sovereign God.    All    it    really    means    is    that    people    (‘Christians’ included)   do   not   trust   Him   with   their   lives.   To   ‘be   in control’    gives    people    ‘power’…    and    that    feeling    is good…at   least   for   the   time   being.   Our   parents   in   Eden also   fell   for   this   myth…   the   myth   that   destroyed   their world.     Goodness…     this     just     goes     to     show     how successful Satan is… still today! What   people   today   do   not   know   is   the   price   they   pay for     this     egocentric     obsession.     The     price     keeping billions   away   from   God’s   grace.   This   price,   also   called “stress”,   affects   every   cell   in   the   body…   with   inevitable sickness and misery as a result… slowly but surely. But…     and     thank     God…     this     misery     will     end     for everyone.    It    will    end    the    moment    we    accept    His ultimate    Supremacy    in    our    lives…the    moment    we acknowledge     our     total     dependence     upon     Him. Running    away    from    the    Truth    is    the    norm…    but spiritual    legs    can    only    go    so    far…    before    they    are forced   to   stop…   at   God’s   feet…   facing   Him   and   having no   one   else   to   turn   to.   No   doctor…   no   counsellor…   no Facebook…    no    Whatsapp…    no    nothing.    Each    and everyone   WILL   come   to   that   stage,   as   it   is   predestined for each. Romans 14:11 “It is written: "'As surely as I live,' says the Lord, 'every knee will bow before me; every tongue will acknowledge God.'"” - New International Version Isaiah 45:23 “By myself I have sworn; from my mouth has gone out in righteousness a word that shall not return: ‘To me every knee shall bow, every tongue shall swear allegiance.’” - English Standard Version Mark 9:49 “For everyone will be salted with fire.” - Berean Literal Bible God has a plan for everyone! Jeremiah 29:11 “For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” - New International Version Did   God   only   have   a   plan   for   the   Israelites?   No,   of course   not.   The   Bible   is   not   a   text   book…   neither   is   it   a history    book.        The    Bible    is    ALL    about    the    ultimate good   news   Jesus   Christ   had   already   brought   to   the whole world, as well as to those in the graves. 1 Peter 3:18-20 18 For Christ also suffered for sins once for all, the righteous for the unrighteous, to bring you to God. He was put to death in the body, but made alive in the spirit, 19 in which He also went and preached to the spirits in prison 20 who disobeyed long ago when God waited patiently in the days of Noah, while the ark was being built. In the ark a few people, only eight souls, were saved through water.” - Berean Study Bible Scriptures in the Bible are not mere reports of events. They are messages and guidelines meant for ALL… in our every day lives! Our   personal   experience   in   South   Africa   is   that   100 percent   of   the   people   we   have   encountered   here   so far,    people    calling    themselves    Christians,    reject    our belief    in    an    everlasting    life    for    all…    in    spite    of    this belief   being   substantiated   within   the   very   Bible   they proclaim   to   believe   and   read.      The   passages   that   will follow,     are     pertinently     included     on     this     page     to underscore our belief. These   passages   will,   however,   be   a   challenge   for   most. Backing   off   from   them   will   be   a   clear   sign   of   fear   and insecurity.        When    one’s    faith    is    steadfast    and    true, there   is   neither   fear,   nor   insecurity.   And   to   add…   an interesting   resemblance   between   Paul’s   words   around spiritual   fragrance   below   and   our   mission   with   God’s Garden   Gifts.   Both   spiritual-   and   olfactory   fragrances are   part   and   parcel   of   our   life…   both   giving   us   ultimate comfort, -freedom and -joy. 2 Corinthians 2:14-16 14 But thanks be to God, who in Christ always leads us in triumphal procession, and through us spreads the fragrance of the knowledge of him everywhere. 15 For we are the aroma of Christ to God among those who are being saved and among those who are perishing, 16 to one a fragrance from death to death, to the other a fragrance from life to life. Who is sufficient for these things? 17 For we are not, like so many, peddlers of God’s word, but as men of sincerity, as commissioned by God, in the sight of God we speak in Christ.” - English Standard Version Will     only     the     olfactory     fragrance     our     company provides,   render   enticement…   or   will   there   be   courage also…   to   inhale   the   Spiritual   Fragrance   that   permeates this   website…   and   in   particular   this   page?   Will   it   be   a fragrance    of    life…or    one    of    death    to    those    reading here?   Every   one   will   know   in   his   or   her   inner   being   the feeling    that    arises…    either    one    of    fear,    or    one    of comfort.   In   no   uncertain   terms   does   Paul   connect   life and    death    to    the    fragrances    respectively.    Back-up Scriptures will follow as we go along. And   before   I   go   any   further,   just   a   reminder.   To   accept all    Biblical    passages    at    face    value,    is    not    a    good practice…    simply    because    there    are    such    a    lot    of discrepancies    in    translations.    This,    however,    can    be discovered    by    comparing    the    English    text    with    the Greek    text    through    interlinear    versions…    and    by applying   the   Strong’s   Concordant   numbers   allocated to each word. Like    perishing ”    for    instance    in    the    verse    above. Perishing ”   as   it   is   used   there,   does   not   reflect   the message   of   God.   Millions   of   ‘Christians’   are   misled   and programmed    by    its    mistranslation…    simply    because translations        are        never        questioned.        Biblical mistranslations           over           generations           around eschatology…   have   steered   the   ‘Christian’   community onto   a   deceiving   path   of   sorrow   and   pain.      When   we read           perishing ”,           permanent           destruction             immediately     comes     to     mind     and     is     exactly     the intention   of   the   translator.   Let   us   look   at   the   Strong’s number used in verse 15… and its real meaning. Perishing The Strong’s  root word number, reflected with the perishing” in this verse is  #622  apollumi (πόλλυμι) Its definition is I lose. Grammatical application here is apollumenois (πολλυμένοις) Grammar: being lost 2 Corinthians 2:15  “ὅτι     Χριστοῦ     εὐωδία     ἐσμὲν     τῷ     Θεῷ     ἐν     τοῖς    σωζομένοις    καὶ      ἐν     τοῖς    πολλυμένοις,”    for       of Christ      a fragrance     we are       the      To God      in       those       being saved        and       in        those        being lost  3754        5547                2175             1510       3588      2316      1722     3588             4982              2532    1722     3588              622 - Westcott and Hort 1881 On several occasions Jesus uses the “lost” in a parabolic manner. The lost sheep Luke 15:4 “"Suppose one of you has a hundred sheep and loses  one of them. Doesn't he leave the ninety-nine in the  open country and go after the lost sheep until he  finds it?” - New International Version Strong’s #622 used here The lost coin  Luke 15:8 “"Or suppose a woman has ten silver coins and loses  one. Doesn't she light a lamp, sweep the house and  search carefully until she finds it? - New International Version Strong’s #622 used here. The lost son Luke 15:24 “For this son of mine was dead and is alive again; he  was lost and is found.' So they began to celebrate. - New International Version Strong’s #622 used here. Please see what Jesus Himself says about the ‘lost’ (with special emphasis on verse 39) in… John 6:38-40 38 For I have come down from heaven not to do my will but to do the will of him who sent me. 39 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.  40 For my Father's will is that everyone who looks to the Son and believes in him shall have eternal life, and I will raise them up at the last day." - New International Version Strong’s #622 used here Let’s   see   what   the   Greek   Bible   says   with   regard   to   the “that   I   shall   lose   none   of   all   those   he   has   given   me   “   in the verse 39 . John 6:39 “τοῦτο  δέ  ἐστιν  τὸ  θέλημα  τοῦ  πέμψαντός  με,  ἵνα  πᾶν  ὃ  δέδωκέν  μοι  μὴ  ἀπολέσω  ἐξ  αὐτοῦ,  ἀλλὰ  ἀναστήσω  αὐτὸ  ἐν  τῇ  ἐσχάτῃ  ἡμέρᾳ” - Westcott and Hort 1881  John 6:39 τοῦτο    δέ    ἐστιν    τὸ    θέλημα     τοῦ      πέμψαντός     με,      ἵνα     πᾶν      ὃ      δέδωκέν      μοι    this       and         is          the        will        of the One       who sent          me,       that        all       which   he has given    to me   3778     1161    1510      3588      2307           3588                3992            1473     2443      3956     3739           1325            1473  μὴ     ἀπολέσω     ἐξ     αὐτοῦ,     ἀλλὰ     ἀναστήσω     αὐτὸ     ἐν      τῇ     ἐσχάτῃ     ἡμέρᾳ. none     I shall lose      out of     them,           but            I raise up           them        in        the          last               day. 3361            622            1537       846              235                450                  846      1722    1537        2078            2250 - Westcott and Hort 1881 So NO one will be lost, let alone perish! The “perishing” in 2 Corinthians 2:15 should therefore read… “BEING LOST”…however much a temporary situation. Those resorting among the “lost” in 2 Corinthians 2:15 will ultimately be found by Christ…be brought back… just like the lost sheep…just like the lost coin…just like the lost son. So where then, you may ask, will the “lost” ultimately be found and saved? In the “Lake of Fire. See…the “Lake of Fire” is not what billions of ‘Christians’ believe it to be.  Let us see why I say this… Revelation 21:8 “But the cowardly, the unbelieving, the vile, the murderers, the sexually immoral, those who practice magic arts, the idolaters and all liars-they will be consigned to the fiery lake of burning sulfur. This is the second death.“” - New International Version The “death mentioned here… will this be forever? No. 1 Corinthians 15:26 “The last enemy to be destroyed is death.” - New International Version Death will be conquered…both first and second alike. Death is death. God is a consuming Fire…remember? Hebrews 12:29 “for our God is a consuming fire." - New International Version Hebrews 2:15 “and deliver all those who through fear of death were subject to lifelong slavery”. - New International Version 1 Corinthians 15:28 “When he has done this, then the Son himself will be made subject to him who put everything under him, so that God may be all in all.” - New International Version VERY IMPORTANT TO NOTICE THE “MAY” above… Please    check    the    added    may ”    in    this    verse    in    the Greek   Bible.   The   word   “may”   does   not   appear   there   at all    in    this    verse.    The    Strong’s    #1510     (“ I    am ”)    is reflected   there.   The   subjunctive   mood   is   used   for   a very   specific   reason…to   cast   doubt.   The   doubt   of   “will God   indeed   be   all   in   all?”   See   how   subtle   added   words can   lead   astray?   The   subjunctive   mood   is   only   always about    uncertainty.    Interesting    how    the    subjunctive mood     is     used     especially     when     it     comes     to     the salvation   of   man.   Feel   free   and   check   ALL   the   Bibles for   this   phenomenon.   How   many   ‘Christians’   believe   in an    everlasting    hell    of    condemnation?    Billions    upon billions   over   generations.   And   why?   Here   is   the   reason why…added     words     not     intended     by     the     Great Author…Jesus     Christ.     This     is     also     why     the     Bible explicitly   states   that   the   whole   world   will   be   deceived. Only   few   will   find   the   narrow   gate…to   life…   first.   The rest   will   find   it   at   a   later   stage…   each   in   his   or   her   own order.   Check   1 Corinthians   15:23 .   Think   about   all   this please.    Time    is    running    out.    Hades    is    a    reality…    a painful one. But rest assured…God is a God of love and will NOT let anyone perish…not in Hades… not in the “lake of fire”…EVER. Hallelujah! Jesus died for ALL mankind. 1 John 2:2 “He is the atoning sacrifice for our sins, and not only for ours but also for the sins of the whole world.” - New International Version God reconciled the WHOLE world to Himself. 2 Corinthians 5:19 “that God was reconciling the world to himself in Christ, not counting people's sins against them. And he has committed to us the message of reconciliation.” - New International Version Let   us   see   what   God   says   about   the   justification   of the   ungodly .   Let   us   see   what   He   says   about   the   faith of   the   Christian   who   indeed   believes   this   justification. And   what’s   more,   let   us   count   on   our   one   hand   how many   times   a   pastor   has   preached   about   Romans   4:5 . Chances   are…   never.   Contemplation   is   crucial   around the   validity   of   the   faith   of   the   ‘Christian’   who   does   NOT believe    this    gracious    justification    of    the    ungodly    by God.   It   is,   to   say   the   least,   very   scary…   and   a   huge   red light   should   go   up   for   those   who   do   not   believe   this. Let   Schadenfreude   never   take   hold   us…   even   to   those who   wronged   us.      All   wrongs   are   orchestrated   by   our loving   Father.   Please   read   Isaiah   45:7 .   But   let’s   see what Romans 4:5 in Greek  has to say. Romans 4:5             “τῷ                           δὲ               μὴ            ἐργαζομένῳ,           πιστεύοντι                           δὲ                  ἐπὶ            τὸν           δικαιοῦντα    τὸν    ἀσεβῆ,   the   [one]         however         not                                 working                                      who   believes                  however            on                     him                 who justifies      the      ungodly,          3588                              1611                  3361                                    2038                                                                       4100                                             1611                  1909            3588                                 1344                                   3588        765 λογίζεται            ἡ           πίστις                αὐτοῦ              ε             ἰ             ς                                                         δικαιοσύνην,” is   reckoned         the                    faith                                    of    him                      into      righteousness,                               3049                           3588                              4102                                                        846                                   1519                                                    1343 - Westcott and Hort 1881  To   disown   anybody   the   grace   of   God   and   to   maintain believing     in     the     eternal     damnation     fate     of     the unbeliever,    is    a    horrific    state    of    affairs…with    grave consequences     for     the     mortal     one     playing     judge. Please   contemplate   on   the   all   liars ”   in   Revelation 21:8 above. Does   all   the   above   sound   like   a   warning,   woven   into the     hope     we     proclaim?     We     certainly     hope     so… because   we   care   a   lot.   This   is   an   extremely   serious matter. Complacency is a dangerous state of affairs. Proverbs 1:32 “For the waywardness of the simple will kill them, and the complacency of fools will destroy them;” - New International Version And   to   conclude   our   references   to   Scriptures…   let   us see   the   live    conversation   Abraham   had   with   the   rich man   in   Hades.   The   messages   in   Jesus’   parables   are   all of      utmost      significance.      Please      also      note      the gentleness    with    which    Abraham    answered    the    rich man. Luke 16:23-31 23 In Hades, where he was in torment, he looked up and saw Abraham far away, with Lazarus by his side. 24 So he called him, ‘Father Abraham, have pity on me and send Lazarus to dip the tip of his finger in water and cool my tongue, because I am in agony in this fire.’ 25 “But Abraham replied, ‘Son, remember that in your lifetime you received your good things, while Lazarus received bad things, but now he is comforted here and you are in agony. 26 And besides all this, between us and you a great chasm has been set in place, so that those who want to go from here to you cannot, nor can anyone cross over from there to us.’  27 He answered, ‘Then I beg you, father, send Lazarus to my family, 28  for I have five brothers, Let him warn them, so that they will not also come to this place of torment.’ 29 ”Abraham replied, ‘They have Moses and the Prophets; let them listen to them.’ 30 “No, father Abraham,’ he said, ‘but if someone from the dead goes to them, they will repent.’ 31 “He said to him, ‘If they do not listen to Moses and the Prophets, they will not be convinced even if someone rises from the dead.’” - New International Version We are fully aware of the fact that we are in no position to even try to convince anybody of anything, but we regard this message of utmost importance nevertheless. We can only share. It’s up to God to make seeds grow.. or not. May God bless you whoever you are…whatever your faith…wherever you come from! OUR 2 nd  MESSAGE OF HOPE… THE HOPE OF TURNING ILLNESS INTO WELLNESS Revelation 22:2 “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 the nations.” - New International Version Strong’s #2322 (therapeia – θεραπεία) is used here for “healing”. The Tree of Life is Christ. “Healing” is what stands in the Bible…and “healing” is indeed what the Author means, The message of hope around our essential oils will be discussed on our “Tree of Life” page… with modern medicine on our “Tree of Knowledge page. Please also note that this website is one of an organic nature… it evolves.
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