Saturday, March 16, 2019

Four Gardens

There are four main gardens in scripture. First we
see the Garden of Eden where Satan deceived the
woman and from that point on, all were born sinners.
The second garden was Gethsemane where Jesus
made the decision to go to the cross to become the
second Adam. The second Adam took care of the
sin problem so that all could now fellowship with
the living God if they so chose. The third garden,
oh, the third garden, contains an empty tomb today.
Paul said that if Jesus did not rise from the dead then
we are the most miserable among men. Our Savior
conquered death in that third garden. Now the fourth
garden, drum roll, will arrive when the Tree of Life
comes down from heaven upon the new earth:

And he showed me a pure river of water of life, 
clear as crystal, proceeding from the throne of
God and of the Lamb. In the middle of its street
and on either side of the river was the tree of life
which bore twelve fruits, each tree yielding its
fruit every month. The leaves of which were for
the healing of the nations.
Revelation 22:1,2

Reader, I started to ponder the gardens in the Bible
when we were in the Garden of Gethsemane. It
would seem that the first and fourth gardens are
the same garden. Remember Adam and Eve lived
there before they sinned and afterward the garden
was taken up to heaven. Read the last chapter of
Revelation and see if you don't get very excited!

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