The Leaves of the Tree

Pomegranate Tree

The Bible's ultimate chapter begins with a passage describing the tree of life in the New Jerusalem.

Then the angel showed me river of the water of life, as clear as crystal, flowing from the throne of God and of the Lamb down the middle of the great street of the city. On each side of the river stood the tree of life, bearing twelve crops of fruit, yielding its fruit every month. And the leaves of the tree are for the healing of the nations.

Rev 22.1 - 2

This page illustrates how the encoded Tree of Life has a message for us about the healing power of its leaves. [1]


The Tree

Here is the Tree of Life along with the place it is encoded within the first fives verses of the NIV Bible, which is what I call the Garden of Eden.

2739 Acacia

Table 2739 912 303

The Tree of Life is encoded here, alongside it's component branch of 912 units, the starting trefoil of 303 units and its generating triangle of 465 units. The four encodings look to be spread across the Garden, but they all begin within the first verse, as well as displaying a numerical progression from 303 to 2739. [2]


The Leaves

The leaves of the tree of life are already linked to the concepts of both the Lord and Israel via Hebrew gematria.

The Leaves (s) ...................= 754

Yehoshua HaMashiach (s) = 754

Leaves (s) ..........................= 541

Yisrael (s) ...........................= 541

The Tree of Life has 27 leaves (27 is the cube of 3, symbolising the Trinity), but there are 2739 units in the Tree, because the leaves have tiny stalks holding it all together. So although they are all rhombuses of 100 counters, the stalks add a unit or two to them when we counting. Here are the two basic joins. Two leaves have a single unit between them, while trefoils have three units, which means that a third leaf joining a pair must bring two units with it, or all three if two leaves are unjoined.


There are 39 stalks holding the tree together and 39 is the reduced value of these titles:

The Word (r) .................................= 39

Lord God (r)  .................................= 39

YHVH Echad/The Lord is One (s) = 39

So the Word of God is what holds the Tree of Life together! This is a metaphor for God's Word sustaining Creation. Taking away the 39 stalks you merely have a pile of 27 leaves, summing to 2700, and representing the tree not mentioned in the Biblical account of the New Jerusalem.


Without God's direction in our life it will inevitably go wrong in some way. God's Word is the everflowing water of life that nourishes and sustains. Anything that is not of God leads to death, a withered pile of leaves. This was also the message of 9/11. The towers were, for example, the fruitless trees that were uprooted in Deuteronomy 20.20 and the fig-tree without fruit that Jesus withered in Mark 11. [3]


The Branch

Let's look at some of the features of the Tree of Life - the tree branches if you like - and count the numbers therein. I begin with the main encoding I showed in the previous page.

1212 509

The Word of God rests in the very middle of the Tree of Life.

Now lets prune off one of the branches and examine it in its Christmas tree orientation.

912 707 205

In Isaiah 11.1 we read

A shoot will come up from the stump of Jesse; from his roots a Branch will bear fruit.

This branch has the name of the Branch Himself written into its DNA!


The Serpent

This brings us to the subject of the serpent, symbolising crafty intelligence and wisdom but also life and DNA as the 'twin serpent'. The combined value of 'the Serpent' is also 912. 

The Lord Jesus (s) ...= 912

The Serpent (c) ........= 912

Jesus the Messiah (c) = 1227

Divine Serpent (c) ......= 1227

 This is double witnessed in Hebrew by the standard values of the Messiah and the Serpent

HaMashiach/the Messiah (s) = 363

HaNachesh/the Serpent .......= 363

In Exodus 7, Aaron turned his staff into a snake to eat the magicians' snakes, so Jesus, as our High Priest, is the divine serpent, dispenser of divine justice.

For further information, please go to THIS IS JESUS.


The Healing of the Nations

If we now take a leaf cutting, we see why the leaves are for the healing of the nations. 

912 810

So the Bread of Life and the Comforter, which are Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit, are what we need for healing!

Jesus refered to himself as "the bread of life" in John 6.36, which this stunning identity confirms.

the Bread of Life (s) = 386

Yeshua/Jesus (s) ....= 386


The Tree Canopy

The top row of the Tree sums to 1215, as shown.


The canopy is closest to the light of course. It could also be seen in the Christmas tree orientation as sprouted seeds, itself symbolising resurrrection.


The Temple

Just as the Tree of Life grows in the middle of the Garden, the central and most sacred space within the Temple was the Most Holy Place. 


This is doubly symbolic because acacia wood was used in the construction of the tabernacle and even the ark within the Most Holy Place.

 Another two cuttings are shown below.

 2739 708

In Genesis 3.22 we read that the fruit of the tree of life gives eternal life. With that in mind, we also note this identity:

Fruit (c) = 708 

Another pruning reveals a reference to both the Temple of God (Revelation 11.1) and the leaves on the Tree.

 1818 921

Closest to the formless centre of the Tree of Life are three leaf pairs of both individual and collective interest. 

2739 615 205


Aaron's Staff

The number 615 is also the standard value of this phrase:

Aaron's Staff (s) = 615

The staff sits straight along the top of this tree.

 2739 615 AS


New Life

Aaron's staff was the one that miraculously budded in the Tabernacle, growing leaves, flowers and fruits.

The next day Moses entered the tent and saw that Aaron’s staff, which represented the tribe of Levi, had not only sprouted but had budded, blossomed and produced almonds. 

Numbers 17.8

The miraculous flowering of Aaron's staff in Numbers 17.8, is a symbol of the Virgin birth of Christ, which is one reason why Jesus is called "Aaron's Staff" (Rod). For more on the almond a a symbol of the Virgin Birth, please see Divine Proportions.

If we then repeat the miracle of the budding of Aaron's staff by growing these where they would have been found on the Tree-of-Life template, then counting the leaves, we witness another miracle.

1215 615


The New Tree of Life

Every feature of the Tree of Life has so far has been taken from the tree itself, including Aaron's rod before and after budding. But the tree itself has bud sites where new leaves could grow. If we now repeate the miracle of Aaron's budding staff with the entire Tree of Life, we create what I'm calling the New Tree of Life, which has 3966 units and new leaves summing to 1227 units

3966 1227

1227 is also the standard value of a phrase in John 3.12.

"Him who overcomes I will make a pillar in the temple of my God. . . . "

Temple of my God (s) = 1227


Trisecting the Tree

Tree 3966 can be trisected into three equal parts, each summing to 1322 counters.

3966 1322


The Fruits of the Spirit

The biblical staff blossomed and produced fruit. The New Tree of Life also has white star-shaped flowers and ripe fruit hanging on it

3966 3930

Each of these spiritual fruits sum to 606.

The Spirit (c) = 606

 So these fruits are the fruits of spirit! In Galatians 5.22-23 Paul tells us of the fruits of the spirit. 

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindnessm goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. 

The spaces for flowers sum to 3930 units, each flower summing to 655 units, or 5 x 131, standard value of 'Good'. 5 is the number of God's grace.

The fruits look like red apples or, better, pomegranates, because of the way they bunch and because their juice is red.

Pomegranate Tree


The Heart of Jesus

The six fruits also resemble a heart, which is why the red-juiced pomegranite, long eaten in the middle east, is so appropriate as the fruit of the tree. Within the borders of this tree is a trefoil that ilustrates in precise terms the remedy for all of our problems and another illustration that "the leaves of the tree are for the healing of the nations.

3966 924 1842


The Two Trees

 Within Revelation 22.2 the Tree of Life is described as standing either side of the river of life.

On each side of the river stood the tree of life, bearing twelve crops of fruit, yielding its fruit every month. And the leaves of the tree are for the healing of the nations.

The two trees are described here as one tree, because they represent the Word of God itself, dispenser of divine mercy and divine justice. The Old Testament dealt wth God's Laws for his people, the New Testament revealed God's love for His people. Jesus is our Saviour but also our judge.

These attributes are symbolised in the two trees by Aaron's staff, symbol of Christ's authority as High Priest, and the trefoil symbolising the blood of Jesus. Both also symbolise life. Here they are together with the message they bring us.

 2739 3966



Coda: The Book of Life

The numbers of leaves on each tree of life are 27 and 39 and therefore the number of leaves on the New Tree of Life is 66, the Bible's book count. The total number of counters forming each tree are 2739 and 3966. The number representing the fruits is 2766. So these properties of the two trees are elegantly described by the number of books in the Bible and in each Testament, affirming that the Bible is the Book of Life and God's Word. 

If we sum these three numbers, which between them have two instances of 27, 39 and 66, we arrive at 9471, which is 123 x 77 and 287 x 33.

Lord Jesus (o) ........= 123

Christ (o) ..............= 77

Garden of Eden (s) = 287

The Bible's Old and New Testaments are that ancient budding staff of the first high priest of Israel, as well as being the old and new Tree of Life. The Bible is old and new growth in one, the budding staff, the tree of life, representing Divine Law and Divine Mercy. The fruits of the tree of life are spiritual. The Bible, as fruit from the tree of life, has always been our spiritual nourishment and, as the Word of God, bearer of the Good News of Salvation in Christ.

The geometric relationships between the numbers 27, 39 and 66, along with others encoded in the Garden, are discussed in The Tree of Life.


The New Tree of Life


In Revelation it states that the tree of life stood either side of the river of the water of life. This is also illustrated in the code, giving us the complete Tree




This page is dedicated to Kathryn LeCorre, my silent partner, who has the heart of Jesus.


Bill Downie 19/11/21



1. All of the phrases used here are taken from the NIV '84, the Biblia Hebraica Stuttgartensia and occasionally from accepted formal English, Greek and Hebrew usage.

2. The odds against all four word strings beginning in the first verse are about 5000 to 1 against chance. For any three of them is is about 1 in 500. The odds against the numerical progression are 1 in 12.

3. Worldly wisdom is always partial and in the end divisive, 'the lies of the devil'. God's Word flows from the Font of all knowledge and is always nourishing and unifying.