What does a Pomegranate symbolize?

What does a Pomegranate symbolize?

The pomegranate is symbolized in different ways in diverse denominations.

Pomegranate– Symbol of righteousness for the Jews

Pomegranate– Symbol of life, hope and eternal life for the Christians (resurrection)

The best juicy pomegranates in the world are usually deep red or scarlet in colour and when crushed gives a blood red colour.

The scarlet color symbolizes blood; they also symbolizes joy and happiness.

In pomegranate, the fruit bursting must happen in order to expose the seeds. Similarly the seeds bursting forth from the pomegranate symbolizes the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the tomb breaking the chains of death and rolling away the tomb stone. Just as the fruit bursting must occur in order to expose the seeds, we must be with Christ and allow his salvation and experience His joy. We must have the understanding of the Lord Jesus Christ to experience the joy. We, the seeds were covered by sin. Jesus was broken and He won everything back breaking the chains of sin, death, rolling the tombstone to give us eternal joy so that we can be exposed not alone but through Him.

Songs of Solomon 4:3

Your cheeks are like a pomegranate split open behind your veil.

Veil – Symbol of inferiority, shame, sadness, submission, lowliness. The tradition of veil was followed based on the law opposed on them.

This verse symbolises the joy given by our Lord amidst our shame, sadness, sin, lowliness, inferior situations.

If we allow Him to work in us (split Pomegranate), He will bring us out from all these situations and restore our happiness amidst all low situations. We become like Him even among the veil, just like the fruit along with seed.

2 Corinthians 3:13-17

13 We are not like Moses, who would put a veil over his face to prevent the Israelites from seeing the end of what was passing away. 

14 But their minds were made dull, for to this day the same veil remains when the old covenant is read. It has not been removed, because only in Christ is it taken away.

15 Even to this day when Moses is read, a veil covers their hearts.

16 But whenever anyone turns to the Lord, the veil is taken away.

17 Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom.

Some followed the law in the Old Testament and their faces were forced to be covered with veil but there was no redemption or joy and peace. The verse says even till this day, the veil is upon their hearts. Their heart is never open and they cannot experience joy through God. There is no change in their lives. The veil is still upon them, even though they followed the laws.

But now when we are with Him, allowing Him to take over, we enter into glory. The spirit sets us free and joy will come into our life (red split pomegranate) as He has bore all our shame and  He tore the veil. We need not feel ashamed nor carry the burden, but He gave us everlasting joy once we allowed Him to work in us.

Song of Solomon 4:1

You are beautiful my darling, beautiful beyond words, Your eyes are like doves behind your veils.

Though we, the church (love of Christ), may be like the doves watery eyes filled with sorrow. But when we cry and pray, leaving everything to Yeshua, we become beautiful and happy even amidst our veil as in Song of Solomon 4:3. When we the seeds become exposed, our joy is seen and no man can take away that joy.

Mark 15:38

38 The curtain of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom.

Now since Jesus tore the veil, He tore our sorrows bonds. We need not worry anymore. His blood was shed for us (the fruit was ripped so that the seed was exposed). The veil in the temple was torn so that we can now enter the holy of holies and commune with God without separation from sin or without any high priests. We can enter into the most holy place through our high priest Jesus Christ who carries the pomegranate in His robe of righteousness for us (Exodus 28:34). We, the church can rejoice now even without the veil. We have become beautiful beyond words and our cheeks have now turned into split pomegranates. Just like the pomegranate is one of the fruits in which the seeds are very difficult to separate from the fruit, we, the church have become one through His sacrifice. Nothing can separate us. Even if we want to be of use, we are eaten together or crushed together to produce the juice. In Christ, the bride lives eternally. We are married to Christ and nothing can separate us now, not nakedness or lowliness or shame; nothing can separate us from His love.

Praises to our Beloved Jesus for this wonderful love

-Jennifer Grace

1 Comment
  • Koperundevi Posted May 10, 2017 11:28 pm

    very Informative and useful

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