Yahweh Elohim (God) planted a garden eastward in Eden;
. . . and out of the ground Yahweh Elohim caused to grow every
tree that is pleasing to the sight and good for food; the tree
of life also in the midst of the garden . .
. -- Gen 2:8-9
and Paradise are
translations of the same original word: The Hebrew Gan Edan
(Garden of Eden) of Genesis is translated into the Greek Septuagint as
from whence we get Paradise.
him who overcomes, I will grant to eat of the tree
of life, which is in the Paradise
of God." -- Rev 2:7
comparison of Revelation 2 & 22 with Genesis 2 will show many of the
will be cut off, but those who wait for Yahweh shall inherit the earth .
. . The meek shall inherit the earth, and delight themselves in abundant
prosperity and peace . . . The righteous shall inherit the earth, and
dwell therein forever! -- Psalm 37:9, 11, 29
destroyed the earth once by water (in Noah's day), and will again
destroy the earth -- but with fire. The term New Earth is
better translated Renewed Earth: as it was once renewed by
water, it will be renewed by fire.
said, "Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the
earth." -- Matthew 5:5
just as the renewed heavens and renewed earth which I will create will
endure before Me," declares Yahweh, "so your offspring and
your name will endure. And it shall be from New Moon to New Moon, and
from Sabbath to Sabbath, all mankind will come to bow down before
Me," says Yahweh. -- Isaiah 66:22-23
said, "I go to prepare a place for
you." Then John said, "I saw renewed heavens and a renewed
earth . . . And I saw the Holy City, New Jerusalem, coming down out of
the heavens from God, prepared as a bride
adorned for her husband."
I saw a renewed heavens and a renewed earth; for the first heavens and
the first earth had disappeared, and there was no longer any sea. And I
John saw the Holy City, New Jerusalem, coming down out of the heavens
from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. And I heard a
loud voice from the throne saying, "Behold, the tabernacle of God
is with men, and He shall dwell among them, and they shall be His
peoples, and God Himself shall dwell among them." -- Rev 21:1-3
am Yahweh . . . I will separte you . . . I will deliver you . . . I will
redeem you with an outstretched arm . . . I will take you for My people
and I will be your God" -- Exodus 6:6-7
our eternal home on the renewed earth, will be
of old, restored to its perfection. There Yeshua
-- Emmanuel (God with us)
-- will dwell with us, fulfilling the old and renewed Covenant.
the days are coming," declares Yahweh, "when I will make a
renewed covenant with with the House of Israel and with the House of
Judah . . . I will be their God, and they shall be My people . . . they
shall all know me . . . -- Jeremiah 31:31-34
God's Glory in Eden
all the children of Israel saw Moses, behold, the skin of his face
shone!" -- Exodus 34:30
glowed after being with God on Mt.Sinai.
put a veil over his face . . . (when the glory was) . . . passing
away." -- 2 Corinthians 3:7-13
was transfigured before them, and His face did shine as the sun, and His
raiment was white as light." -- Matthew 17:2
and angels at times appeared clothed in light.
angel of the Lord descended from heaven . . . his countenance was like
light, and his raiment shining as snow." -- Matthew 28:2
that overcomes, the same shall be clothed in raiment of light."
multitude from all nations will stand before God clothed in robes of
great multitude . . . of all nations . . . stood before the Lamb,
clothed in robes of light." -- Revelation 7:9
were both naked, the man and his wife, and were not ashamed." --
"Adam and his wife hid themselves
from the presence of the Lord God among the trees of the garden."
-- Genesis 3:8
Adam and Eve, through sin, lost their glow, they perceived their shame
as nakedness; they covered themselves with leaves to hide amongst the
trees. When we reach renewed Eden, we will be
clothed in light as Adam and Eve originally were, and we will not be
This was understood by reformers such
as John P.Reese in the thirteenth verse of Amazing Grace:
"When we've been there ten thousand years, bright--shining as the
sun..." and W.O.Cushing in When He Cometh: "They shall
shine in their beauty, bright gems for His crown."
counsel you to buy of Me . . . raiment of light, that you may be
clothed, and the shame of your nakedness not appear." -- Revelation