Ephesians 5:15-16

15 Be very careful, then, how you live—not as unwise but as wise, 16 making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil.

Genesis 2:17

17 but you must not eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, for when you eat from it you will certainly die.”

Tree of Good and Evil


Death sits silently beneath the singing leaves! Your lies have caught up with you as the sword of the spirit rips you apart. I stand amazed at the years you stole. Better yet, I stand in awe of the Almighty who takes back and restores. You will remain in decay and ruin – rotting in your own deception – while I sprout above you.

I lean down with the breath of God to count the knowledge around your rings. I’m sad to see reflections of those you still imprison – each knowledge ring a strong man’s chain. As I lean in closer, I am reminded of your stench. Your bark is infested with condemnation, fear, insecurity, and rejection; yet, modern-day pharisees still convene at your trunk to protect your image. Religionism and traditionalism are your strongest branches they vow to uphold. Yet, these branches remain lifeless on the ground. Past failures and regrets echo from your hollowed arms.

Freedom comes from the Spirit of the Lord and that’s where I want to be [2 Corinthians 3:17]. I saw your light and smelled the fresh dew. You opened many doors when you shook the ground of vast root explosion, which allowed chains to be rattled and demons to flee. You reminded me that choices have to be made, and I choose to clothe myself in the presence of the Lord [Romans 13:14]. Cover me under your wing and set me high above. Plant my feet in your vine and wash me in your cleansing blood – removing worldly debris.


~May His leaves of grace fall on your head and bless you.

~May your eyes be unveiled to a true Christ-centered relationship.

~May you grow in truth and love.

~May opened doors lead to larger trees of life.


Christian Armetta

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