Angels guarded the gates of Paradise

That Adam and Eve could no longer eat of the tree of life ~and it was planted in the midst of the Paradise of God

Revelation 2:7


. . . AND as time went on Cain became jealous of his brother and with anger he killed Abel. And God said to Cain, “Where is your brother?” And Cain replied “I do not know, am I my brother’s keeper?” And Cain was sent out from the presence of God to the land of Nod! And Eve grieved the loss of her two sons!

And Adam knew his wife again, and she bore a son and named him ‘Seth’ and Eve
was comforted…
Kneeling in prayer ~ with tears she wept.
Every day at the break of dawn, in her arms
she held her son.
Repeating the story of forgiveness of sin and the the promise of a Redeemer who would restore Paradise again!

The Vine

The garden’s once tethered breeze now blows with fury

A chain of lightening with distant thunder and rain appears. The vines and flowers they had so lovingly tended, now hung their heads falling to the ground. As they bent down to gather their precious petals, all are now bruised with the serpent’s bite!

“Though the serpent has done this thing” God promised “I will put [hatred] between you and the woman . . . And between your seed and her Seed ~ He shall bruise your head, and you shall bruise His heel”

Genesis Chapter 3
Painting ‘The Banishment from Paradise’ By German School 19th Century

One special Vine was saved to follow them

Planted by the hand of God ~ its branches filling the earth with pardon and love. Over distant lands and many seas, through violent winds and adversity, its tender roots would survive, producing fruit that all may live and not die!

And the gates slowly closed . . .

As They Left The Garden

An expression of sadness came over her husband and he understood that this was what they had been warned against and a struggle began in his mind

But he loved Eve immensely and could not bear to lose her ~~ and seizing the fruit he ate!

And that day it seemed strangely quiet, as if the streams had suddenly stopped, the flowers had withered and the birds had flown away. At the time of the evening hour they had always waited for their visitor. Just the night before they had heard the sound of Him walking in the garden. And now a voice was heard “Where are you?” And Adam said “I heard your voice and I and my wife were afraid and ran and hid”

Painting by Benjamin West ‘The Expulsion of Adam and Eve From Paradise’
1791 Public Domain (Picryl)

Their bodies once clothed with light now became garments of leaves clinging to their skin

And Adam and Eve wept as the angels closed the gates of the garden! But they would not be forgotten ~ for a promise would be given . . .

Forbidden Fruit

On that fatal day she sat in the garden amongst the trees!

She could not resist and went closer and found it pleasing!

She is startled at its gaze as she looks in its eyes.
There is a rustling sound and to her surprise a

serpent is resting amongst the branches. He sees

her coming and slithers to her side. And whispering
he said “Come touch the fruit and you shall not die”

Listening to its deceptive call she then falls. Gathering the
fruit, she quickly runs to her mate that he may eat
and join her in her fate!

Among cattle and every beast of the field you are cursed . . .

And the Lord God said to the serpent

“Because you have done this you are cursed and on your belly you shall go and you shall eat dust”

*Genesis Chapter 3


Fair Eve . . .

And out of the garden God spoke trees!

Fair Eve, the woman God gave Adam to be, veiled in light and beauty to the eye

was warned not to stray from Adam’s side!

Tempted to doubt God’s command, to the forbidden tree she crept, not heeding the warning, plucking the fruit. The once divine seed now became a noxious weed.

With tears of sorrow she wept!

And at that moment eternity ceased and time began. A cooling chill crossed the land. The sting of the serpent struck her heart. His sinister voice following her close as she ran and hid! Where was her dear Adam then?

And This Is When The Beginning Of History Began!