The word ‘tree’ means source. To expound on this, by the word of knowledge and understanding of the spiritual language of the Bible, the following are the various spiritual trees, and how they were used in the Bible:
- The Fig Tree – this is the tree that produces the spirit called ‘man’. After this spirit is given a body from the sand/dust, God breathes into his nostrils and he becomes a living soul. The real man is the spirit-man, not the dust; it is this spirit-man that returns to God (the Creator) at death. So, the seed or son of Abraham (John 1:48) are from the fig tree. Just as the fig tree itself has both bad seeds and good seeds, so also are the seed of Abrahams: the good seed (the vessels unto honour) and the bad seed (the vessels unto dishonour/destruction).
- The Mulberry Tree – this tree produces spirits of whom the eschato of their being is to become a demon or demonic spirits; all for the good pleasure of the Lord. In 2nd Samuel 5:23-24, the scripture says: And let it be, when thou hearest the sound of a going in the tops of the mulberry trees, that then thou shalt bestir thyself: for then shall the Lord go out before thee, to smite the host of the Philistines. This means that the spirits who came from the mulberry tree go ahead of the Lord whenever He wants to do evil or terrible things in righteousness (Isaiah 45:7). The evil spirit from the Lord which troubled Saul (and all other of such spirits) were called out by God from the Mulberry tree (see 1st Samuel 16:14, 2nd Chronicles 18:21, 1st Kings 22:22-23).
- The Sycamore Tree – refers to the tree that produces Angelic spirits (Hebrews 1:13). This is the tree from where all the ministering spirits come from. Their objective is to minister to the saints of God in various areas of life; their ministry is that of ‘Helps’. Just as man (the entity) came from dust, so also does this tree produce the ministering spirits. By word of knowledge, the strength of these spirits is according to the number of stones they were made of (which forms their body). So whenever God calls forth a ministering spirit into existence (God is still creating, though not for the earth’s purposes), they come forth from the sycamore tree. Anyone one who genuinely desires to see the face of God (to live righteously) receives angelic support, just like Zacchaeus received when he genuinely desired to see Jesus (Luke 19:8-9).
- The Tree of Knowledge – this is the tree from where Lucifer and some of the Chief Cherubs came from, including all the chief princes whom Archangel Michael cast out from heaven (the 4 Principalities namely Apollyon, Abaddon, Belial and The Beast; the 8 Powers namely Ashtaroth or queen of Heaven, Baal, Paimon, Magog, Beelzebub, Asmodee, Ariton and Mammon). God wanted a vessel through which He would show forth His glory and power, and so He called forth Lucifer from the tree of knowledge and fused him with 10 stones as his body (God made Lucifer with the highest number of stones among all the angels that He made – Ezekiel 28:13-14). The body of angels are made from stones while the body of man is made from dust. This tree is not bad in itself but it bears two fruits: the knowledge of good (the good fruit) and knowledge of evil (the evil fruit). But when Lucifer (his spirit that came out from the tree of knowledge) started lifting up himself against God and thinking of receiving the worship meant for God, he sinned (he ate of the evil fruit) and fell together with the other chief princes (Ezekiel 28:15-17). His downfall is part of the terrible things in righteousness which God does; three out of the ten stones he was made with orchestrated his downfall: Carbuncle (which made him alabastrous, gold and diamond). In essence, God knew his end when he was made.
- The Tree of Life – represents Jesus Christ (the Word of God); and bears 12 manner of fruits (Revelation 22:2). The fruits are the 12 foundation stones of the New Jerusalem city (Revelation 21:19-20). This tree of Life is what produced all the other trees, for everything came from the Word (for in him was the Godhead complete bodily – Colossians 2:9). The Fig Tree and the Tree of Life can be said to be ‘brothers’. This was why Christ came and took flesh from among men, though they knew him not (John 1:11, Hebrews 2:10-12). This is part of the mysteries of God (1st Corinthians 2:7).
Therefore, if we are under the fig tree (that is, from the loins of Abraham) having no guile, let us stand firm. And as we press towards perfection in the Lord (being vessels unto honour), let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us, looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.