So He drove the man out; and at the east of the garden of Eden He stationed the cherubim and the flaming sword which turned every direction to guard the way to the tree of life. Genesis 3:24.
Indeed, the Lord will comfort Zion; He will comfort all her waste places. And her wilderness He will make like Eden, and her desert like the garden of the Lord; joy and gladness will be found in her, thanksgiving and sound of a melody. Isaiah 51:3.
My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me; and I give eternal life to them, and they will never perish; and no one will snatch them out of My hand. John 10:27-28.
Today your LORD (יהוה) God says:
The way you thought was lost is still there. You may be wondering what way I am talking about. I am talking about the way to the Garden of Eden, also known as the Garden of the LORD. In Jesus it is still there. He restores what was lost.
Remember the lost sheep, the lost coin, and the lost son? They were still there. What you thought was lost is not. Lift up your eyes and see. In Me everything you lost is still there for you. Do you perceive it? I am doing something new, in Jesus I have made you a new creation. You are no longer under Satan’s jurisdiction in the realm of darkness where Adam put you as his descendant, you are now under Mine, the Kingdom of Light, where Jesus transferred you. Even though you are still in the world, waiting the redemption of your bodies, you are no longer bound by the world system.
You were barren, an exile and a wanderer, but behold! “Behold, I will lift up My hand to the nations and set up My standard to the peoples; and they will bring your sons in their bosom, and your daughters will be carried on their shoulders. Kings will be your guardians, and their princesses your nurses. They will bow down to you with their faces to the earth and lick the dust of your feet; and you will know that I am the LORD. Those who hopefully wait for Me will not be put to shame.” Isaiah 49:22-23. For I will contend with the ones who contend with you. Isaiah 49:25.
Now, I will ask you a question: why was the way to the Garden of Eden blocked? You may know the answer already, and you will find it at the end of the third chapter of Genesis, but it was to guard the way to the tree of life so that man in his corrupt and perishable fallen state would not eat from it and live forever. That would have been misery.
But something happened that changed everything. In Jesus I have given you the gift of eternal life. You who believe in His Name have eternal life. 1 John 5:11-13. Now there is no reason to block the way from you. Jesus has opened the new and living way to the Garden of Eden. But you may ask, “How do I get there when I don’t know the way? How do I get out of this earth-cursed system into the abundance and perfect peace of the Garden of Eden even now?”
The disciple Thomas actually already asked that question. Jesus said, “I go and prepare a place for you, and I will come again and receive you to Myself, that where I am, there you may be also. And you know the way where I am going.” John 14:3-4. Thomas said to Him, “Lord, we do not know where You are going, how do we know the way?” And what did Jesus answer? “I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father but through Me.” John 14:5-6.
Jesus told you that He is the Good Shepherd who would give His life for His sheep and that He came to give you abundant life, a life that overflows. That place of abundance is the Garden of Eden. I planted that Garden and I walked in it with Adam and shared My thoughts with him each day, and I gave him authority in it.
David sang of the good Shepherd, “The LORD is my shepherd, I shall not want. He makes me lie down in green pastures; He leads me beside healing waters of peace. He restores my soul. He guides me in the paths of righteousness for His name’s sake.” Psalm 23:1-3. David was speaking of being led to a place of abundance and peace by the one who would restore his soul and lead him to righteousness. He was talking of Jesus, of course, and it comes right after Psalm 22 where David prophecies the sufferings and death of Jesus on the cross, in fact, Jesus recited that Psalm to fulfill it on the cross Himself. And Jesus identified Himself as that good Shepherd. John 10:11. I raised Him from the dead as such. Hebrews 13:20-21. And where did the good Shepherd lead David? To My house, to My garden, “only goodness and lovingkindness pursue me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the LORD for length of days.” Psalm 23:6. And that was beginning in the world where I set the table before him in the sight of his foes and filled his cup to overflowing. You have no foes in Heaven.
And what did Jesus tell you He does as your Shepherd? Many things, but let us start with this, He gives you the gift of eternal life. “My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me; and I give eternal life to them, and they will never perish; and no one will snatch them out of My hand.” John 10:27-28. So you have already eaten from the forbidden tree in Him, the tree of the cross was for you the tree of life and when you take communion and partake in His body and blood, you are eating the fruit of that tree, and you who eat His body and drink His blood have eternal life. John 6:54.
And Jesus tells you that as the good Shepherd He calls His own sheep by name and leads them out, and when He puts forth all his own, He goes ahead of them, and the sheep follow Him because they know his voice. John 10:4. He leads them out and then leads them in. John 10:9. And where does He lead them out of? Out of the trash heap, the wilderness, the waste places of the world and the realm of darkness. And where does He lead them in? To the beauty and abundance of Eden. He came to bring you into a life of abundance.
Jesus brings you home to My house, like the prodigal son and the lost sheep, and happy are those who dwell in My house of abundance, continually they are praising Me. Psalm 84:4, 11. It is a delightful place. David sang of it, “How precious is Your lovingkindness, O God! And the children of men take refuge in the shadow of Your wings. They drink their fill of the abundance of Your house; and You give them to drink of the river of Your delights. For with You is the fountain of life; in Your light we see light.” Psalm 36:7-9. Sounds like green pastures and healing waters of peace. Sounds like living water bubbling up in you, filling your well, with eternal life. Jesus told you to just ask Him for a drink and He would give you that living water of eternal life. And now, if you are in Jesus, the Kingdom of Heaven is within you, accessible by My Spirit in you right there in your heart to a Kingdom beyond all you can ask or imagine. And it has pleased Me to give it to you, My little flock who follows their good Shepherd in paths of righteousness.
And when you have Eden in you, it will soon manifest all around you and make your life into a garden of the blessing with which I originally blessed mankind. A blessing of fruitful abundance. Adam was in My house and walked in My garden with Me, but he went out to the pigpen like the prodigal son. But I have been watching and waiting, and I sent you the good Shepherd to lead you back to My house, and make you My house and a temple of My Spirit, by laying down His life for the sheep. But I, the God of peace, brought up from the dead the great Shepherd of the sheep through the blood of the eternal covenant, even Jesus your Lord, and in Him I will equip you in every good thing to do My good, perfect, and delightful will for your life, working in you that which is pleasing in My sight, through Jesus Christ. Say “Amen” to that. Hebrews 13:20-21. And in Him I prepared for you a life with no limits, filled with good deeds of excellence (great Kingdom exploits) that you might walk it out with your great good Shepherd.
You have now come to Mt. Zion, not Mt. Sinai, and everything has changed. “Indeed, the LORD will comfort Zion; He will comfort all her waste places. And her wilderness He will make like Eden, and her desert like the garden of the LORD; Joy and gladness will be found in her, thanksgiving and sound of a melody.” Isaiah 51:3.
Are you ready to follow My Son to the Garden of Eden? It is not hard. He has already prepared a place for you. And how do you follow Him there? By keeping My Word and rebuking the devil and all his works out of your life. Take authority. If you continue in My Word, you are truly My disciple, and then you will know the truth and the truth will set you free. Free of what? The earth-cursed Babylonian system filled with sickness, poverty and death. Jesus redeemed you from the curse. Declare it and take advantage of your new position in Christ. You are seated above with Christ, not beneath the system in the earth put in place by Satan as the “god” of this world, but you are of another jurisdiction, a heavenly jurisdiction, and the angels are now ministering spirits that serve you who are heirs of salvation. Put them to work by speaking My Word. They hearken to the voice of My Word, even in your mouth.
The reason you are not experiencing Eden is most likely in your mouth. What are you declaring? Are you casting Satan and his demons out, they must have the directive, or are you permitting their occupation, in fact, even aiding it by speaking lack, sickness, and death rather than speaking My Words of life to clear up the situation? Imitate and follow your good Shepherd and speak and direct with My Word and not your own, and especially not the devil’s. Let Me do mighty works with you. And enter the abundant life. Shabbat. The double portion.
I love you. I have opened for you the way to the Garden of Eden, isn’t it time you took advantage of it? It was blocked for centuries but Jesus has removed the barrier.