Two Trees Of Eden
KJV Genesis 1:26-30
26. And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.
27. So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.
The fact that Adam was intelligent and was given dominion over the Earth is what made him a shadow of the image of God.
28. And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth.
29. And God said, Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed, which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, in the which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed; to you it shall be for meat.
30. And to every beast of the earth, and to every fowl of the air, and to every thing that creepeth upon the earth, wherein there is life, I have given every green herb for meat: and it was so.
KJV Genesis 2:8-9
8. And the Lord God planted a garden eastward in Eden; and there he put the man whom he had formed.
9. And out of the ground made the Lord God to grow every tree that is pleasant to the sight, and good for food; the tree of life also in the midst of the garden, and the tree of knowledge of good and evil.
God would have contradicted Himself if once He says all trees are good for food then later says that one tree produces death if you eat its fruit; how is that good for food.
The tree of life “also” and the tree of the knowledge of good and evil shows a separation of these two trees from all the other trees. The singling out of these two trees from all others shows a special significance.
Strong's Ref. # 8432 MIDST
from an unused root meaning to sever; a bisection, i.e. (by implication) the centre:
KJV--among(-st), X between, half, X (there-,where-), in(-to), middle, mid[-night], midst (among), X out (of), X through, X with(-in).
The tree of life and the tree of the knowledge of good and evil were both in the midst, the center, the middle of the garden and Adam and Eve knew both of them. God wanted these two trees to be seen and noticed.
KJV Genesis 3:2-3
2. And the woman said unto the serpent, We may eat of the fruit of the trees of the garden:
3. But of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, God hath said, Ye shall not eat of it, neither shall ye touch it, lest ye die.
KJV Genesis 3:22-24
22. And the Lord God said, Behold, the man is become as one of us, to know good and evil: and now, lest he put forth his hand, and take also of the tree of life, and eat, and live for ever:
This action by God indicates that God did not want Adam and Eve to eat from the fruit of the tree of life. It shows that God knew they knew about the tree. If they did not know about it why would God make this statement?
God takes no chances and goes even further.
23. Therefore the Lord God sent him forth from the garden of Eden, to till the ground from whence he was taken.
24. So he drove out the man; and he placed at the east of the garden of Eden Cherubims, and a flaming sword which turned every way, to keep the way of the tree of life.
This action by God shows that Adam and Eve did know about the tree of life and could possibly tell others about it and so God took extraordinary measures to prevent humans access to the tree of life.
It is not Gods nature to test man without a choice and this was a test for Adam who failed to obey a direct command from God. It makes no sense if Adam had been ignorant of the existence of the tree of life for this would leave his only choice to be death. Even at the giving of the law to Israel God gave the choice of life or death. Now in the new covenant God gives the choice of life or death. The admonishment from God is choose life and live. From Adam to now man has a choice. Jesus is now the tree of life for the saints for who ever feeds on Jesus will live because of Jesus.
KJV John 6:57
57. As the living Father hath sent me, and I live by the Father: so he that eateth me, even he shall live by me.
We have a choice as did Adam. The unpardonable sin proves we have a choice; to eat Christ or not, to live or to die, only this time it is not just a physical death but everlasting, forever. God always give us a choice. Choose life and live.
KJV Revelation 2:7
7. He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the tree of life, which is in the midst of the paradise of God.
KJV Revelation 22:2
2. In the midst of the street of it, and on either side of the river, was there the tree of life, which bare twelve manner of fruits, and yielded her fruit every month: and the leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations.
Genesis 1 and Genesis 2 the first physical the second spiritual in this there is wisdom.
There is the first Adam and the second Adam; The first chose death but the second is our life. Both Adam and Jesus had no human father, God was their Father. The saints have the same choice as Adam did, life or death but Adams death was physical and temporary while the death that comes for refusing Jesus is everlasting.