GARDEN OF EDEN WAS NOT IN THE PHYSICAL
Most people understand the Garden of Eden to be a physical place in a geographical location on earth.
Based on biblical and archaeological confirmation of the location of the rivers mentioned in Genesis 2, it is believed that the Garden of Eden was located in Kuwait near the Persian Gulf. Truly, that’s where it was located (Gen 2:10-14).
Here is understanding.
- 1st Eden is a celestial garden called “Garden of God” in Eze 28:13. [This Eden is obviously not the Earthly Eden, but it is the Heavenly. Remember all what were created on earth were created as replicas of what already exists in heaven].
- 2nd Eden was the Earthly garden called the “Garden of Eden” in Gen 2:15.
Many people believe that the Garden was itself Eden, but NO!; the Earthly garden was NOT Eden, but was a garden created WITHIN Eden, Gen 2:8, “And the LORD God planted a garden eastward in Eden; and there he put the man whom he had formed”.
Gen 2:10 also confirms, “And a river WENT OUT OF EDEN to water the garden;”
This means, before the Garden was created for Adam, Eden was already there; the earth was already a garden with trees, grass and various fruits etc. Gen 1:11, “And God said, Let the earth bring forth grass, the herb yielding seed, and the fruit tree yielding fruit after his kind, whose seed is in itself, upon the earth: and it was so”.
To conclude, the Garden of Eden [dwelling of Adam and Eve] was a garden placed in a bigger garden called Eden.
Let us look at the unrecognizable secrets in scriptures.
Yes, the Garden of Eden was in the Eastern side of territory of Eden, but can you put a door or gate to a garden that is not enclosed by a fence or wall? NO!.
You can only put a gate or door to a placed that is fenced. Yet, the bible says in Genesis 3:24, “Then he put Cherub angels and a sword of fire at the entrance to the garden to protect it. The sword flashed around and around, guarding the way to the tree of life”.
Here there scripture is saying that the Cherubim were placed to guard the eastern side so that they they would not re-enter the garden to access the tree of Life. The fact that a specific cardinal location was used for the exit, and guarded, it means that the other locations were not accessible.
Note: The Cherubim guarded the eastern side of the Garden, while their swords guarded the entrance to the Tree of Life.
When Adam and Eve were put out of the Garden, they were not send into Eden, rather, they were sent out of the world.
If it was not so, wouldn’t it be possible for Adam and Eve to have sneaked in by another way; let’s say the western or northern side? It would seem logical to do, but they could not, why?
Because the Garden was not in the natural earthly realm, but in another dimension, and to go there you had to pass through an “ENTRANCE”. This entrance is what is called a “Portal” or “Spiritual Gate”. This gate is similar to the gate in Jacob’s dream (Gen 28:17).
The Cherubim were placed at the Portal or spiritual gate to that Garden in Eden so that Adam and Eve would not re-enter.
In Ezekiel 28:13, it says concerning Lucifer, “Thou hast been in Eden the garden of God”… This Garden name Eden was the Heavenly Eden, the spiritual dwelling of the Cherubim. After, he was found with iniquity, he was cast down to the Earth. he failed to honour God and then started a rebellion and was cast out unto the earth.