Daily Devotional from Eagles' Wings
Today: Sunday, January 20, 2019
The Paradise of God
To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the tree of life, which is in the midst of the paradise of God.
Paradise refers to a garden. The paradise of God is the garden of God. The expression very obviously is intended to carry our minds back to the book of Genesis and the garden of Eden. In Genesis paradise was lost in Adam. In Revelation it is regained in Christ. In Genesis the cherubim barred the way to the tree of life because of sin. In Revelation the Lord opens up the way to the tree of life through the righteousness of Christ.
To Christians struggling with the problems of life and the disappointments that meet us on every hand, what sweeter promise can there be than the assurance of a place in the garden of God? Be strong! Face the challenges of this life by faith in Christ. Do not compromise your testimony or try to come to terms with the world. Faith in Christ means victory over the world (I John 4:4), and overcomers have an assured place in the garden of God, the Eden above.
What a place that will be! Christ has regained for us all that Adam lost, and He has delivered us from the very possibility of ever losing paradise again. For all His people the garden of God will be first and foremost a place of life. There the tree of life blooms forever. There is no down side to life in paradise. There the light of life casts no shadows. In Gods eternal Eden we will live in peace, in purity, and in perfect joy, for there we will live in uninterrupted fellowship with Him. Christ and His people will never be separated, and there will be nothing to mar their everlasting enjoyment of each other.
We have only two questions to answer: Will I be there? And, am I living now amid the darkness of earth in the light of heaven? To be able to answer those questions aright is the essence of true salvation.
Heaven will pay for any loss we may suffer to gain it; but nothing can pay for the loss of heaven.
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