What Eden Speaks To Me


SHALOM ๐Ÿ™
Blessed to be a Blessing to the Blessed People๐Ÿ‘ฌ๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿ‘งโ€๐Ÿ‘ฆ

WHAT EDEN SPEAKS TO ME โ—
God planted his garden Eden in the east ( Gen 2:8) . Eden means either delight or much water.
It was a paradise on earth because it was the handiwork of God himself.

๐Ÿ’ซ Eden Speaks : Be careful when all is well

๐Ÿ“Œ Adam’s Residence
All perfect, beautiful and bountiful.
๐Ÿ“Œ Adam’s Responsibility
To look after the garden.
๐Ÿ“Œ Adam’s Restriction
Not to eat the fruit from the tree of knowledge of good and evil.
๐Ÿ“Œ Adam’s Response
He failed to stand firm and so he disobeyed God .
๐Ÿ“Œ Adam’s Regrets
~ Sin came in
~ Shame took over
~ Separation from God

Truly , Adam and Eve resided in the best place on earth : no need to toil; no pollution nor health problems; plenty of time to spend together and having a regular fellowship with God. Yet they disobeyed God. So be careful when all is well ๐Ÿ™

๐Ÿ’ซ Eden Speaks : Do not alter God’s Word
Satan raised doubts in Eve’s mind when he asked “Did God really say , you must not eat” ?
Eve altered the very word of God @ 2:16-17 ใ€‹ 3:2-3
Eve omitted the word ” surely ” and added ” you must not touch it “. In totality Eve quoted God’s Word ; added to God’s Word and changed God’s Word , which is a serious offense ( Deut 4:2 ; Prov 30:6 ; Rev 22:19 )

๐Ÿ’ซ Eden Speaks : Mission took birth
Missions originated in Eden. The Christian Missions which begins in the NT has its roots in OT , where God himself was at work. The world’s religions represents ” men seeking God “. But the God of the Bible is the One who took the initiative in the Eden garden ( Gen 3:8-9 )
God himself was the first missionary. He came , He sought and He found , and He provided a covering to the naked body by killing innocent animal ( a picture of Christ’s sacrifice )

๐Ÿ’ซ Eden Speaks : The coming of a Redeemer
After the fall God revealed his great plan of salvation to mankind ( Gen 3:15) . It is the promise of a redeemer( a Son) who would be born of a woman and defeat Satan and bring salvation to mankind.

๐Ÿ’ซ Eden Speaks : The Way to a Garden City
Bible story begins with a beautiful and bountiful garden in which man sinned and ends with a glorious garden city in which there will be no sin. ( Rev 22 )

What brought about this change โ‰

It was at the third garden – Gethsemane where Jesus surrendered to His Father’s Will to die on the Cross for the sins of the world. โœ

๐Ÿ’ซ Eden Speaks : The final accomplishment
What begins in Eden will finds its fulfilment in the Garden City ( Rev 21 & 22 ) .
๐Ÿ“Œ The first heavens and the earth was created in Genesis and will be passed away. But a new heaven and new earth will set up as recorded in Revelation ( Rev 21: 1)
๐Ÿ“Œ The tree of life was guarded in the first garden ( Gen 3:24) but the tree of life would be available in the Garden City ( Rev 22:2)
๐Ÿ“Œ The first marriage of human beings took place in Genesis, and the last marriage ( the Lamb and his bride- the church) would be solemnized as recorded in Revelation ( Rev 19 )
๐Ÿ“Œ Satan tempts Eve but Satan would be thrown into the lake of fire as recorded in Revelation.
๐Ÿ“Œ Death enters the scene in Genesis but there would be no death in the Garden City.
๐Ÿ“Œ The Redeemer is promised in Genesis after the fall but the Redeemer would reigns forever in the Garden City.

Glory to God ๐Ÿ™
โœ๐Ÿฝ Mark Boje , ArP ๐ŸŒ„

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