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promised land

Question: What Is The Promised Land?

Answer: Eden

I really love revelation from God.  When our Father makes connections for us, it is like the light suddenly comes on as we say, “Oh!  I see!”  Revelation has little to do with us, but a lot to do with the Holy Spirit.  It does not take great learning, great piety, or great anything really.  What is helpful is to have a willingness to listen to God’s voice and trust Him implicitly.

Eden, as I have said before, was a pretty big place.  Near as I can figure out, it was about the size of what we now call the middle east.  Out of the mountain of God, located on the sides of the north, flowed a river.  This river, the one which broke into four rivers, watering the Garden planted eastward in Eden, flowed from a great lake. This is the sea of glass, pictured in the book of Revelation.  The city of God, in the mount of the congregation, rested on the slopes of what we now call Mount Ararat.  Once Adam sinned, God drove His first son and wife from Eden, then took the tree of life, along with His eternal city, removing them to heaven.

Why God gives the promised land to Abraham

“And the Lord said unto Abram, after that Lot was separated from him, Lift up now thine eyes, and look from the place where thou art northward, and southward, and eastward, and westward:  For all the land which thou seest, to thee will I give it, and to thy seed for ever.”

Genesis 13:14, 15


“In the same day the Lord made a covenant with Abram, saying, Unto thy seed have I given this land, from the river of Egypt unto the great river, the river Euphrates:”

Genesis 15:18

I have really never thought about it much, however, God revealed to me that the promised land He gives to Abraham is, quite literally, Eden.  What Adam lost through unbelief and disobedience, God gives Abraham through faith and obedience.


Wayfaring Stranger by Rhiannon Giddens