And they heard the voice of the LORD God walking in the garden in the cool of the day: and Adam and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the LORD God . . . (Gen. 3:8 KJV)
The Garden of Eden was the place on the earth that God selected to place the man He had created, and Gen. 3:8 gives us a remarkable insight into what made the Garden of Eden special. It says, “And they heard the voice of the LORD God walking in the garden in the cool of the day.” God’s Presence was in the Garden.
The physical location of this Garden on the earth today is of little importance to us compared to its spiritual significance. The most important single characteristic that made Eden unique was God’s Presence. The earth was sinless, and His presence was tangible and audible to Adam and Eve. Things did, of course, take a remarkable different turn after sin entered into the world. But praise the Lord for Jesus!
The work of Christ has restored man back to Eden – a better Eden! The Presence of God that made Eden distinct has come back to dwell on the earth in the Body of Christ. Remember that His Presence is really what defines Eden, and as a carrier of God’s presence on the earth you have been transplanted back to Eden.
You are in Eden right now! The Treasure of heaven, God Himself, now indwells you and you are no longer ordinary. You dwell in Eden, wherever you are, and should start flourishing like the trees of Eden!
What part of the earth was Eden physically located? Gen. 2:8
What was a distinctive physical characteristic about the Garden of Eden? Gen. 2:10, 13:10
APPLY THE WORD
If you live in Eden which is well watered, you should never run dry! Start believing and putting this Word to practice today.
Thank the Lord for His grace in bringing you back to Eden.
Pray that your life will flourish like the trees in Eden which had an abundance of water.
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