On April 19 I began a series looking at similarities between the garden of Eden and New Jerusalem. Since then this comparison, of Genesis 2–3 with Revelation 21–22, has grown. Thank the Lord for how His word unfolds as we dig into it. Here is a summary of this series; each ❖ symbol links to a specific post.
❖ Man was created in God’s image in Genesis and is one with God in life in Revelation.
❖ Redemption is portrayed in the garden; completed redemption is seen in the city.
❖ God and man, although speaking face to face in the garden, were separate; in the New Testament, including New Jerusalem, God in Christ lives in His believers and they live in Him.
❖ The tree of life is in both the garden and the city; Jesus Christ is the reality of this tree and is available to us now.
❖ A choice between life and death is shown by the tree of life and tree of knowledge in the garden; man faces this choice through the Bible although not in the new creation.
A photo of Ireland from space, courtesy of European Space Agency.
A related post: The Central Thought of God, by Stefan at aGod-man.com