The thing about roots is they dig down.
Sometimes we try so hard to connect and identify with our roots, but don’t realize that we are already connected but do not identify. For how can we identify with a realm in which we do not thrive and grow, or weren’t even meant to exist in. For we, the tree, grow in light, while the roots dig into darkness, we are planted by the father, and called by the son; bent by the wind and beaten by the rain, but we rise just the same.
“At least there is hope for a tree: If it is cut down, it will sprout again, and its new shoots will not fail. Its roots may grow old in the ground and its stump die in the soil, yet at the scent of water it will bud and put forth shoots like a plant. But a man dies and is laid low; he breathes his last and is no more.” Job 14:7-10 NIV
Jesus said, “… Every plant that my heavenly Father has not planted will be pulled up by the roots. Leave them; they are blind guides. If the blind lead the blind, both will fall into a pit.” Matthew 15:13-14 NIV.
Simply put, not just the plant, but both the plant and the roots, a representation of present and past, no matter how deep it ran, will be as if it never existed. We’ve seen this uproot in the bible with Cain. Noah was from the line of Seth which was the son who replaced Abel. But Cain a representation of the plant that the Father did not plant; his entire line and generations were wiped away by the great flood. Pulled up by the roots.
You see, of the tree of knowledge of good and evil, was the offspring Abel and Cain. Abel represented the knowledge of good and Cain the knowledge of evil. Both men’s spirit bore fruit. For Abel this was a sacrifice representing the atonement for sin, and for Cain a sacrifice representing the curse of the ground.
Note to self, our offering to God should not be from what he cursed.
And so, all men were thenceforth offspring from Noah, rooted through the line of Seth who was planted by our heavenly Father as our first demonstration of life after death.
“But blessed is the one who trusts in the Lord, whose confidence is in him. They will be like a tree planted by the water that sends out its roots by the stream. It does not fear when heat comes; its leaves are always green. It has no worries in a year of drought
and never fails to bear fruit.” Jeremiah 17:7-8 NIV
Job asked the question, “If a man die, shall he live again?…” Job 14:14 KJV
Jesus said, “I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me will live, even though they die; and whoever lives by believing in me will never die. Do you believe this?” John 11:25-26 NIV