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“A glorious high throne from the beginning,” was the place of His sanctuary Jeremiah 17:12

“The plan of salvation had been laid before the creation of the earth; for Christ is “the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world” Revelation 13:8

And the Lord God planted a garden in Eden, in the east; and there he put man whom he had formed.  And out of the ground the Lord God made to grow every tree that is pleasant the sight and good for food, the tree of life also in the midst of the garden, and the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. A river flowed out of Eden to water the garden…Genesis 2:8-10

He drove out the man; and at the east of the garden of Eden he placed the cherubim, and a flaming sword which turned every way, to guard the way to the tree of life. Genesis 3:24
(They were sinful and could no longer dwell in or enter Eden)

The Lord said to Moses “On the first day of the first month you shall erect the tabernacle of the tent of meeting” Exodus 40:1-2

“And let them make Me a sanctuary, that I may dwell among them.  “According to all that I show you, that is, the pattern of the tabernacle and the pattern of all its furnishings, just so you shall make it. Exodus 25:8-9

“You shall bring Aaron and his sons to the door of the tent of meeting, and wash them with water.” Exodus 29:4
(They were sinful and unable to enter the tent of meeting until cleansed)

It shall be a continual burnt offering throughout your generations at the door of the tent of meeting before the Lord, where I will meet with you, to speak there to you. Exodus 29:44

“The breadth of the court on the front to the east shall be fifty cubits” Exodus 27:13

“You were in Eden, the garden of God…” Ezekiel 28:13 (speaking of heaven)

Then he brought me back to the door of the temple; and behold, water was issuing from below the threshold of the temple toward the east (for the temple faced east)…so everything will live where the river goes…because the water for them flows from the sanctuary. Their fruit will be for food, and their leaves for healing.” Ezekiel 47:1-12

He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches.  To him who conquers I will grant to eat of the tree of life, which is in the paradise of God.’ Revelation 2:7

And he showed me the river of the water of life, bright as crystal, flowing from the throne of God and the Lamb through the middle of the street of the city; also, on either side of the river, the tree of life with its twelve kinds of fruit, yielding its fruit each month; and the leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations. Revelation 22:1-2

And he shall put some of the blood on the horns of the altar which is in the tent of meeting before the Lord; and the rest of the blood he shall pour out at the base of the altar of burnt offering which is at the door of the tent of meeting. Leviticus 4:18


Striking Similarities:

  • The Temple/Tent faced east

  • The Lamb was brought to the door of the tent (which faced east) to be slain

  • The Lamb was brought to the east gate of Eden to be slain

  • God’s throne/sanctuary faces east and the river of life flows from it.

  • A river flowed out of Eden

  • A river flows from the temple

  • A tree of life in Eden

  • A tree of life in heaven (Eden)

  • God walked with Adam & Eve in Eden

  • God met with Moses in the sanctuary tent

  • Only priests of the line of Aaron with the blood lambs could enter the tent.




Eden and the heavenly sanctuary are one and the same, thus Eden was the first sanctuary on earth.