And the LORD God planted a garden (bride) eastward (eternal) in Eden (pleasure); and there he put the man whom he had formed.
The Bride adorned with pleasure is incapable of existing outside of pleasure, for pleasure comes from within and is embodied in being. The Bride, born in the image and likeness of I AM, sees only through the lens of the work that was finished in the beginning, in the eternal climax of the 'ĕlôhı̂ym. Does the Bride see thorns, thistles and weeds in the garden? Or does she see the beauty of the rose and the benefit of the weed? Is Eden a paradise if no one is there to enjoy it? Or is Eden paradise because eternal pleasure lives there? All that is, is good! That which proceeded from the 'ĕlôhı̂ym is perfect and that which is perfect finds its delight in the joy the Bride receives from it. Wherever the Bride is, this is Eden, for the Bride is the embodiment of pleasure, the carrier of joy, the perfect expression of I AM.
And the LORD appeared unto Abram, and said, Unto thy seed will I give this land: and there builded he an altar unto the LORD, who appeared unto him.
The Promised Land, like Eden, was much more than a geographical location. It was the promise of the awakening of God consciousness; the substance of that which is good! For the land has always been a reflection of man’s heart…of his consciousness. It represents the substance or the truth of the Divine identity that we are able to stand firmly upon.
And I am come down to deliver them out of the hand of the Egyptians, and to bring them up out of that land unto a good land and a large, unto a land flowing with milk and honey; unto the place of the Canaanites, and the Hittites, and the Amorites, and the Perizzites, and the Hivites, and the Jebusites.
The Promised Land was the return to Eden, the realization of paradise within that would destroy the illusion of an imperfect world. The awakening to a life of milk and honey, prosperity and delight that would flow like a river to nations.
Numbers 13:1-2 & 33
And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, 2Send thou men, that they may search the land of Canaan(bent knee), which I give unto the children of Israel: of every tribe of their fathers shall ye send a man, every one a ruler among them. 33 And there we saw the giants, the sons of Anak, which come of the giants: and we were in our own sight as grasshoppers, and so we were in their sight.
Search out the Promised Land. Search out Paradise within and do not allow the giants of unbelief to hinder your awakening. Do not listen to the negative report of the faithless but receive the good news of your inheritance. It is yours in Christ, the Promise is yours! And it is here in the promise, in the consciousness of Eden that you see all is good. It is here that you realize the darkness you once perceived, was nothing more than a figment of an imagination rooted in duality and the battle of good and evil. For until peace within is realized, fear and insecurity will wage its war against us! And the thing we fear in consciousness will continue to finds its manifestation in the temporal reality we have created for ourselves. Awaken today to the Promised Land within, to the state of being known as Eden, to the eternal bliss of the perpetual unveiling of the Christ in us!
Ramblings of a Man Possessed
The Ramblings of a Man Possessed blog series are the work of Silas Valentine under the influence of the Holy Spirit.