The Secrets of Recovery
“The Lord God sent him forth from the Garden of Eden, to till the ground from whence he was taken. So He drove out the man.” (Gen. 3:23,24 ).
How many hearts there are with some spiritual loss. They are not enjoying their Bibles as before. They have not got the same burden for prayer as once they had.
Some weep openly and some secretly, but they have no faith to recover what they have lost. They want to recover it but they do not know how to recover it, and worse still they have lost the hope of recovery.
They are saying in their hearts, “Maybe I will never get my former joy and peace again.” They maybe saying: ‘I can never do the Lord’s service as before’.
What ever it may be that you have lost spiritually there is hope for you. Your loss can be recovered. Rather, you can receive much more than you have lost.
Though in the beginning Adam lost everything, yet man is able to recover everything through our Lord Jesus Christ. In Gen. 1:28, God placed Adam in the Garden of Eden.
He also gave him power and dominion over the whole earth and over the fish and over the birds and animals. In a very real sense he was the king of the whole earth.
Yet in chapter 3 he was driven out as a thief and the Word of God says it was God Himself who drove him out. In the beginning he could talk to God as man to man, but now he was being driven out from the presence of God.
He was driven out from his home in the Garden of Eden and had to surrender all his rights. What a tremendous loss! No man can estimate the loss incurred by the first man, Adam.
But in Revelation 21 and 22, we find man ruling the new creation, which will be far more glorious than the old.