Noon Dalet Ayin
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Numeric Meaning of EDEN
We discovered that the three letter-pictures in the word Eden discloses that it is the place where you would find the door and enter the pathway that led to Life. The Garden was not Eden it was the place where God tested man with the hope of one-day entering Eden.
Was this figurative or literal? You can make an argument for either and since Adam and Eve failed the probationary test we may not know the answer until we get to heaven.
The one thing that is clear is that the EDEN door to eternal life was slammed shut and locked.
The new prophecy for man was not a destiny that included a pathway to heaven but instead the enlargement of hell in order to make room for all the rebellious sinners that would never repent or seek the Savior with humble sorrowful hearts that ached because of the loss of the relationship with the Heavenly Father and also hearts that understood that God was Holy and they were not and as a result had a healthy fear of God’s wrath.
Eden disappeared from the face of the earth after the flood and ceased to exist except in the memory of the eight souls that entered the ark and found a resting place on the hills of Mount Ararat.
The inhabitants of the newly washed world had a memory of Eden along with a host of other memorable spots on the pre-flood earth.
Noah, his wife and his three sons and their wives, repopulated the earth. Their children certainly grew up hearing about the world that existed before the flood and so they named many of the rivers and places the same name that they bore before the flood.
It would have been strange if they had not done so. Much like the Pilgrims and founding immigrants named places in America that reminded them of noteworthy places in England or Holland.
But just as these famous renamed locations are only placeholders in the memory for an actual place that no longer existed for them, so it was with Eden and many other places and landmarks that were renamed based on a location that no longer existed and this would include the names of mountains, rivers, and seas.
Trying to find Eden based on the geographical markers that existed after the flood, or to find places where rich animal life exists as a sign that Eden has been found is to deny the consequences of the flood.
All animal life on the pre-flood world was destroyed. Only those animals that exited Noah’s Ark were preserved. These are the animals that repopulated the earth based on the most desirable conditions that now existed on an earth that were completely reformed and changed from the world that once was. We should not be looking for Eden as if it is an archeological find but rather looking for what Eden promised, the pathway to Eternal Life. That search always ends in the same place.
The Cross of Christ where man was given a choice he never deserved or dared to dream for. Jesus is the way, the truth and the life and no man can enter except by Him, and Him alone.
Listen to what Jesus says as reported by the Apostle John.
And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also.
And whither I go ye know, and the way ye know.
Thomas saith unto him, Lord, we know not whither thou goest; and how can we know the way?
Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.
To find out what the amazing story these three letters reveal, watch for Part VI of the Hebrew word study of Eden.
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