A Question of Angels

You know how, as you’re reading the Bible, sometimes you skim over parts of it as you’re focusing on another aspect?

So this morning I’m reading, and there’s Genesis 3.24: So he drove out the man; and he placed at the east of the garden of Eden Cherubims, and a flaming sword which turned every way, to keep the way of the tree of life.

And I got to thinking about those angels guarding the east of the garden of Eden, and the flaming sword.

Have those angels been hanging around since Adam and Eve left, flashing that sword any time someone comes near?

Or do battles rage there? Do Satan’s armies fiercely want entrance, do they want humans to be able to enter, so that maybe someone could eat of that Tree of Life? There has never been an immortal sinner. Praise God, He did not let us eat of that Tree of Life, and condemn ourselves to eternity in our flesh.

These are the things that wander about in my head sometimes…

25 thoughts on “A Question of Angels

  1. It’s so interesting that you post this… my son and I were just having a conversation about angels last night! And he was wanting to learn more about them. I wondered if a study like that would be worth the time, as he is a “baby Christian” but this is just a way of confirming that it is 🙂 Thank you for sharing. And I think about these things a lot too!

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    1. I love it when children have spiritual discussions with their parents! Really, if adults have questions about God’s Word, then certainly children do, too. And so much more can come from a discussion, than from leaving things unasked!
      Thank you for stopping by, and for your comment.

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  2. “In the midst of the street of it, and on either side of the river, was there the tree of life, which bare twelve manner of fruits, and yielded her fruit every month: and the leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations.”
    ‭‭Revelation‬ ‭22:2‬ ‭KJV‬‬

    “He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the tree of life, which is in the midst of the paradise of God.”
    ‭‭Revelation‬ ‭2:7‬ ‭KJV‬‬

    “Blessed are they that do his commandments, that they may have right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city.”
    ‭‭Revelation‬ ‭22:14‬ ‭KJV‬‬

    It’s with the Lord! Protected!

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    1. This came through on my notifications, but not on my page — ?
      Anyway, I gotta wonder if this is a new tree of life in a new place, or the original tree in the original place, or a transplanted tree. In any event, I agree with you: It’s with the Lord and protected!
      My basic belief is that, whatever happens in the after life is up to God, and I’m glad to leave it in His hands. My responsibility is to obey Him in this life. But I do have questions pop up. 😊

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  3. “Blessed are they that do his commandments, that they may have right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city.”
    ‭‭Revelation‬ ‭22:14‬ ‭KJV‬‬

    The tree of life is with the Lord!

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  4. I think I’ve read all of Frank Peretti’s books, and this post brought them all back to me, especially Piercing the Darkness. The battle between angels and demons are real even when we can’t see it happen. As for the one by the garden, I’ve also wondered why he hasn’t been seen after Adam and Eve were sent out. All will be revealed when we see Him face to face 🙂

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  5. I have never pondered this question until now. Like Amy, my wheels are a’turning, too! I really don’t know.

    Practically speaking, Adam and Eve would have had no choice but to move on from the perimeter of Eden. Also, how discouraging would it be to look on the beauty of Eden from a distance, and not be able to re-enter it?

    Never mind that the Bible makes it clear that angels are terrifying creatures :o, so they might have been scared to stick around. Just a thought….

    So I don’t know what the answer is, but I am glad that you posed the question. I am going to ask a couple of friends about it, and see what they say!

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