Revelations -- January 6th, 2013
Eden and Prophecy
There is an amazing reference to Eden in the Scriptures
and it comes through the mouth of SARAH the mother of Israel
and through whom the promised Messiah was to come.
It is found in Genesis 18:12.
"Therefore Sarah laughed within herself, saying
'After I am waxed old shall I have pleasure ,
my lord being old also?'"
ותצחק שרה בקרבה לאמר
אחרי בלותי היתה לי עדנה
Here the Hebrew word Edna עדנה , a derivative
of the word Eden, is used to designate sexual pleasure.
This is the only time in the Scriptures that the word is
used this way.
HaShem placed this word in Sarah's mouth to reveal
that through Abraham's seed through Sarah he was
preparing the way for mankind to return to the pleasures
of Eden. It was through Sarah that Israel came, and the
Messiah sprang out of Israel. The Messiah would restore
the human race to the glories that Adam had in the
garden of Eden before the fall, and to greater glories.
The Messiah Yeshua משיח ישוע accomplished this through
his death, burial, and resurrection on the third day.
In Psalm 36:9 the word Eden is used in reference to
the House of G-d.
"They shall be abundantly satisfied with the fatness of your House;
and you shall make them drink of the river of your pleasures.
For with you is the fountain of life:
in your light we shall see light."
ירוין מדשן ביתך
ונחל עדניך תשקם:
כי עמך מקור חיים
באורך נראה אור:
The fountain of life is a reference to
the Messiah Yeshua משיח ישוע .
By returning us to the Presence of G-d,
he restores us to the pleasures of Eden that
were lost in the fall of man and the expulsion
of man from the Garden.
In Nehemiah 9:25 Eden is used in reference
to the promised land of Israel which HaShem
promised to our fathers Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob,
and to their descendents (Israel).
"And they took strong cities, and a fat land,
and possessed houses full of all goods,
wells digged, vineyards, and oliveyards,
and fruit trees in abundance:
so they did eat, and were filled, and became fat,
and delighted themselves in thy great goodness."
וילכדו ערים בצורות ואדמה שמנה
וירשו בתים מלאים כל טוב
בורות חצובים כרמים וזיתים
ועץ מאכל לרב:
ויאכלו וישבעו וישמינו
ויתעדנו בטובך הגדול:
This shows us that being Jews,
when we live in the LAND OF ISRAEL,
(the land of promise), HaShem makes us
rejoice in his GOODNESS like Adam did in
the garden of Eden. This will reach its culmination
when the Messiah Yeshua משיח ישוע reigns in
the Kingdom of David in Jerusalem.
As the enemy of mankind and of G-d deceived
Adam's wife and stole the blessings of the Garden
of Eden to bring about the curse, so even he does now.
He uses techniques to counterfeit and to deceive, and plays
upon man's desire to return to the Garden. But G-d placed
cherubims there to block man from returning by his own devices.
We see this in Ecclesiastes 8:17.
"Then I beheld all the work of G-d,
that a man cannot find out the work
that is done under the sun:
because though a man labor to seek it out,
yet he shall not find it; yes, further:
though a wise man think to know it,
yet shal he not be able to find it."
וראיתי את כל מעשה האלהים
כי לא יוכל האדם למצוא את המעשה
אשר נעשה תחת השמש
בשל אשר יעמל האדם לבקש
וגם אם יאמר החכם לדעת
לא יוכל למצא:
And again it is further written
in Ecclesiates 3:11.
"He has made everything beautiful in his time:
also he has set the world in their heart,
so that no man can find out the work
that G-d makes
from the beginning to the end."
את הכל עשה יפה בעתו:
גם את העולם נתן בלבם
מבלי אשר לא ימצא האדם
את המעשה אשר עשה האלהים
מראש ועד סוף :
The enemy of mankind uses this desire to bring
about a great deception. In Isaiah 47:8-10 it is used
in reference to Babylon, the great harlot. She imitates
the pleasures of the garden of Eden.
"Therefore hear now this, you who are given
to pleasures, who dwells carelessly,
who says in your heart,
I am, and none else beside me.
I shall not sit as a widow,
Neither shall I know the loss of children:
But these two thing shall come to you
in a moment, in one day,
the loss of children and widowhood:
they shall come upon you in their perfection
for the multitude of your sorceries,
and for the great abundance
of your enchantments.
For you have trusted in your wickedness:
You have said "No one sees me."
Your wisdom and your knowledge,
they have perverted you;
and you have said in your heart
"I am, and there is none else beside me."
ועתה שמע זאת
עדינה הישבת לבטח
עוד לא אשב אלמנה
ולא אדע שכול:
ותבואנה לך שתי אלה רגע
ביום אחד שכול ואלמן
כתומם באו עליך
בעצמת חבריך מאד:
אמרת אין רואני
הכמתך ודעתך היא שבבתך
אני ואפסי עוד:
The phrase "you who are given to pleasures"
that Hashem uses when speaking to the Harlot
comes from the Hebrew root Eden עדן .
This indicates utopian worlds such as
'The Lost Horizon', 'Shangri-La', and
all the utopian genres of literature. It is the
longing for the ideal life, the perfect world.
The harlot dwells 'carelessly'; that is, she goes back
to the security of paradise, to a 'Nirvana', to a
place without the cares of life in the 'real' world.
She gives in to pride, and gives practices witchcraft.
She uses drugs and alcohol to put her victims
in a false eden that is secure, without trouble,
full of pleasure. She propagates the Nazi super race,
the tenets of 'New Age', the Nirvana of Utopia.
Babylon is full of her own wisdom and knowledge,
and says in her heart 'I am, there is none beside me',
thus making herself to be her own god.
She is dressed in scarlet.
David makes reference to Saul,
the first king of Israel,
through whom the Messianic line did not come:
Saul taught the daughters of Israel to indulge in
the pleasures of Babylon, and clothed them
in the scarlet of Babylon and with ornaments of gold.
II Samuel 1:24.
"You daughters of Israel, weep over Saul,
who clothed you in scarlet,
with other delights,
who put ornaments of gold upon your apparel."
אל שאול בכינה
המעלה עדי זהב על לבושכן:
Here scarlet is linked with 'delights',
the root of which word is Eden עדן .
Saul, a type of a worldly king, gave them
a negative preparation in scarlet-a symbol of royalty,
so that they were given to worldly pleasures,
and he caught the daughters of Israel with it.
But Isaiah the prophet equates the scarlet with sin.
"though your sins be as scarlet."
אם יהיו חטאיכם כשנים:
Babylon is the enemy of Israel.
The Prophet Jeremiah identifies the
king of Babylon, the enemy behind Nebuchadnezzer,
who stole the original pleasures of the garden of Eden,
and the steps of the method by which he uses
these pleasures to destroy in Jeremiah 51:34.
The enemy is none other than the devil.
"Nebuchadnezzar the king of Babylon
has devoured me,
he has crushed me,
he has make me an emply vessel,
he has swallowed me up like a dragon,
he has filled his belly with my delicacies,
he has cast me out."
נבוכדראצר מלך בבל
הציגנו כלי ריק
מלא כרשו מעדני
This outlines the six steps
that the enemy uses to destroy
1. He devours strength.
2. He crushes.
3. He makes like an empty vessel.
4. He swallows up like a dragon.
5. He fills his belly with our delicacies.
These are the pleasure we had in Eden.
6. He casts out.
He uses deceptive tactics to devour
the strength of G-d's people,
and render them ineffective.
As a lion he roars to get the scent of his prey,
and uses the element of surprise to destroy them.
He has stolen the pleasures of Eden,
and he steals the pleasures of the people of the LORD.
Israel says concerning Babylon:
"The violence done to me and to my flesh
be upon Babylon,
shall say the inhabitant of Zion:"
חמסי ושארי על בבל
תאמר ישבת ציון:
In Daniel 7:12,25 there is an astonishing use
of the word Eden עדן in reference to time.
"As concderning the rest of the beasts,
they had their dominion taken away:
yet their lives were prolonged
for a season and a time [Eden]."
ושאר חיותא העדיו שלטנהון
וארכה בחיין יהיבת להון
עד זמן ועדן:
"And he shall speak great words
against the Most High,
and shall wear out the holy people
of the Most High,
and think to change times and laws:
and they shall be given into his hand
until a time and times
and the dividing of a time."
ומלון לצד עליא ימלל
ולקדישי עליונין יבלא
ויסבר להשניה זמנין ודת
עד עדן ועדנין
Here time is used in reference
to the pleasures of Eden.
The pleasures of Eden and Eternity
are connected. Here is no death or aging.
This is Utopia.
This is what the world, Babylon, seeks after.
This is the idea of a perfect world.
The Super Race.
This is why the world, Babylon,
and the people in it seek to go back
and live in the past.
They are seeking the youth, the happiness,
the perfect world.
It is the reason people become addicted
to drugs and alcohol.
They are seeking to escape the pains of this world
and get into the perfect happiness of Eden.
In Ecclesiastes 3:11 it is said
"He has set Eternity in their heart."
גם את העולם נתן בלבם
Eden has no time, no corruption.
In the Lost Horizon by James Hilton,
when the woman left Eden,
she aged immediately.
Pleasure is used as an escape
into an idyllic world.
This is why people live in their past,
in their memories.
Time is used as a pleasure, as an escape.
It is a doctrine of Babylon.
It can be used by the false messiah.
With the advent of 'virtual reality',
the mark of the false messiah could cause
the people to receive the mark to enter
into an illusory pleasure world,
a false utopia.
The mark is prophecied in Revelation 13:16.
"And he causes all, both small and great,
rich and poor, free and bond,
to receive a mark in their right hand,
or in their foreheads."
This 'mark of the beast' could cause
the people of the world to enter
into a utopian state of deception that
they would not want to leave until it
was finalized with their ultimate destruction
as stated in Revelation 14:9-11.
"And the third angel followed them,
saying with a loud voice,
If any man worship the beast and his image,
and receive his mark
in his forehead, or in his hand,
the same shall drink of the wine
of the wrath of G-d,
which is poured out with mixture
into the cup of his indignation:
and he shall be tormented with fire and brimstone
in the presence of the holy angels,
and in the presence of the Lamb:
And the smoke of their torment
ascends up for ever and ever:
and they have no rest day nor night,
who worship the beast and his image,
and whosoever receives the mark of his name."
It is an Eden (a time), two Edens (times),
and a dividing of an Eden (time).
This could be, included in the 3 1/2 years
of the false messiah, a utopian state of deception.
It is the work of Babylon.
It is the enemy of Israel.
It is the enemy of the people of G-d.
It ends in ultimate destruction.
The true work of HaShem
through the Messiah Yeshua משיח ישוע
will destroy the work of Babylon
and of the enemy, and he will set up
the true kingdom of G-d over Israel and the nations.
In the reign of the true Messiah,
Yeshua HaMashiach ישוע המשיח (Jesus),
HaShem will establish the true utopia
of Eden and the tree of life throughout
the earth forever.
This fulfills the dream of
Nebuchadnezzar, king of Babylon,
as it was interpreted by Daniel the Prophet:
"You gazed (upon the image in the vision)
until you saw that a stone
was cut out without hands,
which smote the image upon his feet
that were of iron and clay,
and broke them to pieces.
Then were the iron, the clay,
the brass, the silver, and the gold,
broken to pieces together,
and became like the chaff
of the summer threshingfloors;
and the wind carried them away,
that no place was found for them:
and the stone that smote the image
became a great mountain,
and filled the whole earth."
וחזיתה עד אשר
ראית אבן שנעקרה
שלא ביד אדם
פגעה ברגלי הצלם
העשויות ברזל וחרס
והדקה אותן לעפר:
ואז נפצו יחד הברזל והחרס
הנחשת הכסף והזהב
והיו כמץ הגרנות בקיץ:
הרוח נשאה אותם
ולא נשאר מהם כל זכר:
והאבן שפגעה בצלם
היתה להר גדול
שמלא את כל הארץ:
The stone is none other than
the Messiah Yeshua משיח ישוע ,
and the mountain is his kingdom.
The prophecy of hope is repeated
twice by two prophets of the LORD
in Isaiah 2:1-3 and Micah 4:1-2.
It is repeated twice to guarantee
that the prophecy is established,
and HaShem will certainly cause it to happen.
"But in the last days it shall come to pass
that the mountain of the house of the LORD
shall be established
in the top of the mountains,
and it shall be exalted above the hills:
and people shall flow unto it.
And many nations shall come, and say,
'Come, and let us go up to
the mountain of the LORD,
and to the house of the G-d of Jacob;
and he will teach us of his ways,
and we will walk in his paths:'
for the law shall go forth of Zion,
and the Word of the LORD from Jerusalem."
והיה באחרית הימים
יהיה הר בית יהוה נכון
ונשא הוא מגבעות
ונהרו עליו עמים:
והלכו גוים רבים ואמרו
לכו ונעלה אל הר יהוה
ואל בית אלהי יעקוב
ויורנו מדרכיו ונלכה בארחתיו
כי מציון תצא תורה
ודבר יהוה מירושלם:
And again it is written
in Zephaniah 3:16-17:
"In that day it shall be said
to Jerusalem, Fear not!
and to Zion,
Let not your hands be slack.
The LORD your G-d
in the midst of you is mighty;
He will save,
He will rejoice over you with joy;
He will rest in his love,
He will joy over you with singing."
ביום ההוא יאמר לירושלם
ציון אל ירפו ידיך:
ישיש עליך בשמחה
יגיל עליך ברנה: