- The vision of the Olive Tree
- The Green Tree
- The good fruit contains (inside & out) only the good nature of the Innocent One
- The fruit that Adonai desires
The vision of the Olive Tree:
In Zechariah the Olive Tree and its rich oil producing fruit represents the work of the Holy Spirit that issues out of His ministry upon, in, and through our lives. The Living Temple of the Spirit of Holiness is not a building made up out of lifeless stone. The eternal Living Temple of the Holy Spirit is made up out of the collective life of the Messiah and the children of Adonai (the family of Abba Avinu; cf. Zechariah 4:2-14):
וַיֹּאמֶר אֵלַי מָה אַתָּה רֹאֶה ויאמר רָאִיתִי וְהִנֵּה מְנֹורַת זָהָב כֻּלָּהּ וְגֻלָּהּ עַל־רֹאשָׁהּ וְשִׁבְעָה נֵרֹתֶיהָ עָלֶיהָ שִׁבְעָה וְשִׁבְעָה מֽוּצָקֹות לַנֵּרֹות אֲשֶׁר עַל־רֹאשָֽׁהּ׃ וּשְׁנַיִם זֵיתִים עָלֶיהָ אֶחָד מִימִין הַגֻּלָּה וְאֶחָד עַל־שְׂמֹאלָֽהּ׃ וָאַעַן וָֽאֹמַר אֶל־הַמַּלְאָךְ הַדֹּבֵר בִּי לֵאמֹר מָה־אֵלֶּה אֲדֹנִֽי׃ וַיַּעַן הַמַּלְאָךְ הַדֹּבֵר בִּי וַיֹּאמֶר אֵלַי הֲלֹוא יָדַעְתָּ מָה־הֵמָּה אֵלֶּה וָאֹמַר לֹא אֲדֹנִֽי׃ וַיַּעַן וַיֹּאמֶר אֵלַי לֵאמֹר זֶה דְּבַר־יְהוָה אֶל־זְרֻבָּבֶל לֵאמֹר לֹא בְחַיִל וְלֹא בְכֹחַ כִּי אִם־בְּרוּחִי אָמַר יְהוָה צְבָאֹֽות׃ מִֽי־אַתָּה הַֽר־הַגָּדֹול לִפְנֵי זְרֻבָּבֶל לְמִישֹׁר וְהֹוצִיא אֶת־הָאֶבֶן הָרֹאשָׁה תְּשֻׁאֹות חֵן חֵן לָֽהּ׃ וַיְהִי דְבַר־יְהוָה אֵלַי לֵאמֹֽר׃ יְדֵי זְרֻבָּבֶל יִסְּדוּ הַבַּיִת הַזֶּה וְיָדָיו תְּבַצַּעְנָה וְיָדַעְתָּ כִּֽי־יְהוָה צְבָאֹות שְׁלָחַנִי אֲלֵיכֶֽם׃ כִּי מִי בַז לְיֹום קְטַנֹּות וְשָׂמְחוּ וְרָאוּ אֶת־הָאֶבֶן הַבְּדִיל בְּיַד זְרֻבָּבֶל שִׁבְעָה־אֵלֶּה עֵינֵי יְהוָה הֵמָּה מְשֹׁוטְטִים בְּכָל־הָאָֽרֶץ׃ וָאַעַן וָאֹמַר אֵלָיו מַה־שְּׁנֵי הַזֵּיתִים הָאֵלֶה עַל־יְמִין הַמְּנֹורָה וְעַל־שְׂמֹאולָֽהּ׃ וָאַעַן שֵׁנִית וָאֹמַר אֵלָיו מַה־שְׁתֵּי שִׁבֲּלֵי הַזֵּיתִים אֲשֶׁר בְּיַד שְׁנֵי צַנְתְּרֹות הַזָּהָב הַֽמְרִיקִים מֵעֲלֵיהֶם הַזָּהָֽב׃ וַיֹּאמֶר אֵלַי לֵאמֹר הֲלֹוא יָדַעְתָּ מָה־אֵלֶּה וָאֹמַר לֹא אֲדֹנִֽי׃ וַיֹּאמֶר אֵלֶּה שְׁנֵי בְנֵֽי־הַיִּצְהָר הָעֹמְדִים עַל־אֲדֹון כָּל־הָאָֽרֶץ׃
“He said to me, ‘What do you see?’ And I said, ‘I see, and behold, a lampstand all of gold with its bowl on the top of it, and its seven lamps on it with seven spouts belonging to each of the lamps which are on the top of it; also two olive trees by it, one on the right side of the bowl and the other on its left side.’ So the angel who was speaking with me answered and said to me, ‘Do you not know what these are?’ And I said, ‘No, my lord.’ Then he said to me, ‘This is the word of Adonai to Zerubbabel saying, ‘Not by might nor by power, but by My Spirit,’ says the Adonai of hosts. ‘What are you, O great mountain? Before Zerubbabel you will become a plain; and he will bring forth the top stone with shouts of ‘Grace, grace to it!’ [A double portion of Grace a fulness of Grace is what signifies the completion of the Temple!] Also the word of Adonai came to me, saying, ‘The hands of Zerubbabel have laid the foundation of this house, and his hands will finish it. Then you will know that the Adonai of hosts has sent me to you. ‘For who has despised the day of small things? But these seven will be glad when they see the plumb line in the hand of Zerubbabel—these are the eyes of Adonai which range to and fro throughout the earth.’ Then I said to him, ‘What are these two olive trees on the right of the lampstand and on its left?’ And I answered the second time and said to him, ‘What are the two olive branches which are beside the two golden pipes, which empty the golden oil from themselves?’ So he answered me, saying, ‘Do you not know what these are?’ And I said, ‘No, my lord.’ Then he said, ‘These are the two anointed ones who are standing by Adonai Kol-HaEretz (Lord of the whole earth-אֲדֹון כָּל־הָאָֽרֶץ׃).'”
The Green Tree:
One of the rabbinical titles of the Messiah is The Green Tree. The Messiah is the Righteous One. In the Tanakh a righteous person is depicted as a green tree (Ezekiel 21:1-5). The royal kingly and priestly works of the Holy Spirit that testify to the Life of the Messiah are depicted in Zechariah’s vision of the Green Olive Tree(s) as the oil that pours out over and anoints (ignites) the “Head” of the Golden Lampstand (a type of the Spirit of Messiah, who is the Tree of Life). In Zechariah the fuel of the hidden, invisible olive tree (there are two olive trees in the Temple that represent the kingly and priestly testimony of Adon HaKavod, the Lord of Glory) is seen continuously flowing upon the head of the Golden Lampstand (the species of an almond tree) to create the luminescent “fruit of light.”
The good fruit contains (inside & out) only the good nature of the Innocent One:
This messianic fruit of light is depicted as embodying the goodness, righteousness and truth of Messiah and His Spirit. The green luminescent effect of the Olive Tree that surrounds the Presence of Almighty Elohim on His throne clearly speaks of the glorious character, work and testimony of The Innocent One, the Messiah Yeshua, as His life is manifested by the Spirit with, upon, in, and through the lives of His followers. The messianic work of the Spirit of Holiness that perfectly bears witness to Adonai is accomplished through the life of the Righteous One (the Tzaddik Yeshua) and by extension through all His followers, who are joined together as a unity to create one holy nation of priests and kings (in the future: one Israel and Commonwealth of Israel):
Very deceitful fruit of
The Etrog Tree that is good on
The outside but evil “inside,” the
Eternal One desires the fruit that is
Both good from within and without.
The goodly fruit is the “Fruit of Light”
That is a result of uniting the fruit of
The two Olive Trees (olive oil) with
The fruit of the Almond Tree that
Forever dwell together within
The Holy Place of the
The fruit that Adonai desires:
The innocent green fruit of the Olive Tree is the fruit that Abba Avinu truly desires.
The heavenly Father does not want anything to do with the fruit that is tainted with the knowledge of evil. The Etrog is not the beautiful fruit. The Etrog possesses an evil nature within itself. In contrast the fruit of the Olive does not possess any taint of evil; either within or without itself. The green Olive represents purity, innocence, and righteousness. The fruit of the Olive Tree produces a fruit that only possesses the knowledge of good. The righteous fruit that the Holy One desires possesses only One Unity of nature (not two conflicting natures).
There must be one unity of nature; not two conflicting natures.
The good fruit is pure and perfect throughout. The olive fruit is a symbol of the work of the Holy Spirit. The fruit that Adonai definitely does not desire is the fruit of the Etrog. The Etrog is a false goodly fruit. It is a fruit of deceit. The Etrog was not made the centerpiece of the Sukkot observance until the Bramble Bush rabbinates replaced the joint ministry, witness and testimony of the Hebrew Messiah, prophets, priests and kings (as recorded in the holy Scriptures) with themselves. The Etrog is not the true goodly fruit that is good both inside and out. It is impure and imperfect. It represents the water wasting works of the evil one. These are the post first century hyper-legalistic, corrupt traditions of men that have been mixed in with and even supplanted the Word of Adonai (Ha D’var Adonai).