The structure of the pomegranate is rich in its similarity to Christ and the saints. The outer shell is its “flesh”, and inside, the seeds make up the actual structure of the fruit. The point is called a “crown”. The seeds represent our portion of Christ that was brought out of His side when His flesh was pierced on the cross.
The pomegranate is FULL of life. An apple, for example, is full of flesh. Almost the whole apple is flesh. But the pomegranate is full of life giving seeds! As Paul said in 1 Corinthians, the first Adam became a living soul, but the last Adam (Christ) became a life-giving Spirit (seed)!
Let’s look closer at the seed now. When you look at the seed, you see the juice; that’s what gives it the red color. You see the juice because the seed is transparent. If you could drain the juice out of the seed, the seed would resemble a pearl, or a precious stone.
The seeds are the saints, the bride of Christ! Living, precious stones filled with the blood of Christ, arranged and built together perfectly inside the Person of Jesus Christ (represented by the flesh and the crown)!
This is what the Father sees when He looks at Jesus; the saints assembled together as one body within Christ. And He sees each of us as a precious stone, so pure that He can see the blood of the Lamb – the life of Christ – inside of us! The Father, standing outside of time, sees the Son and His bride in their finished, perfect form!
Jesus said to them, “I tell you the truth, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink his blood, you have no life in you. …Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood remains in me, and I in him.” (John 6:53, 56)
When we partake of the blood, the life of Christ, we become like the pomegranate seed. The blood of Christ, the only blood that death could not overcome, makes us pure in spirit, gives us a new heart, and builds us together into one body!