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Bookends of Paradise


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When Adam and Eve were in the garden, they could walk and talk with God in the cool of the garden.  Then they listened to Satan instead of God.  God came looking for Adam - think about that scene as you watch this video.

In the first garden, sin separated us from God.  Man had to move east of Eden.  An innocent animal had to die to cover the sin of Adam and Eve.  Cherubim helped block the way to the garden. 

In the second garden, Jesus reconnects us with God.  An innocent (Jesus) still had to die for our sins but this time cherubim mark the path back to Paradise.

Revelation 4:6-8  In the center, around the throne, were four living creatures, and they were covered with eyes, in front and in back. The first living creature was like a lion, the second was like an ox, the third had a face like a man, the fourth was like a flying eagle. Each of the four living creatures had six wings and was covered with eyes all around, even under his wings.

Rev. 22: 1-6 Then the angel showed me the river of the water of life, as clear as crystal, flowing from the throne of God and of the Lamb down the middle of the great street of the city. On each side of the river stood the tree of life, bearing twelve crops of fruit, yielding its fruit every month. And the leaves of the tree are for the healing of the nations. No longer will there be any curse. The throne of God and of the Lamb will be in the city, and his servants will serve him. They will see his face, and his name will be on their foreheads. There will be no more night. They will not need the light of a lamp or the light of the sun, for the Lord God will give them light. And they will reign for ever and ever. The angel said to me, "These words are trustworthy and true.

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Gen. 3:21-24   21 The LORD God made garments of skin for Adam and his wife and clothed them. 22 And the LORD God said, "The man has now become like one of us, knowing good and evil. He must not be allowed to reach out his hand and take also from the tree of life and eat, and live forever." 23 So the LORD God banished him from the Garden of Eden to work the ground from which he had been taken. 24 After he drove the man out, he placed on the east side of the Garden of Eden cherubim and a flaming sword flashing back and forth to guard the way to the tree of life.

Psalm 80:1-3    Hear us, O Shepherd of Israel, you who lead Joseph like a flock; you who sit enthroned between the cherubim, shine forth before Ephraim, Benjamin and Manasseh. Awaken your might; come and save us.  Restore us, O God; make your face shine upon us, that we may be saved.

Ezekiel 10:1, 12-14  I looked, and I saw the likeness of a throne of sapphire above the expanse that was over the heads of the cherubim. Their entire bodies, including their backs, their hands and their wings, were completely full of eyes, as were their four wheels. I heard the wheels being called "the whirling wheels." Each of the cherubim had four faces: One face was that of a cherub, the second the face of a man, the third the face of a lion, and the fourth the face of an eagle.

Cherubim at the Throne:

Paradise Restored:

Dave Lyman

  1. The Garden Story:

  1. Look for the cherubim - they lead the way back:

  1. The Second Garden Story

  1. The Final Garden:

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