GOD ON THRONE

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Ezekiel 1:26 “Above the firmament over their heads was LIKENESS OF A THRONE APPEARANCE of SAPPHIRE stone UPON HIS THRONE GLORIOUS LIKENESS APPEARANCE OF MAN ABOVE UPON THRONE SO GOD IS A MAN!!! Isaiah 6:2 says he Saw GOD’S FACE in the year King Uzziah died; I saw LORD GOD YAHWEH HIGH AND MIGHTY EXALTED, SEATED ON A THRONE AND TRAIN of HIS ROBE FILLED THE TEMPLE. Isaiah was so terrified of SEEING GOD’S FACE thought he might die so a piece of coal was used to purify him like diamond to be worthy of PRESENCE of Yahweh. So GOD is SEEN BY MANY PEOPLE SO NOT INVISIBLE GOD. FATHER ALMIGHTY GOD APPEARED PHYSICALLY 44 TIMES TO PEOPLE IN THE BIBLE. GOD STILL APPEARS TODAY TO ALL THOSE WHO BELIEVE A GRACIOUS LOVING CARING FATHER LOVES THE COMPANY OF HIS CHILDREN’S JOYFUL PRESENCE. BLOOD OF JESUS PURIFIES ALL WHO LOVE TO SEE AND PRACTICE GOD’S PRESENCE!!!

SICKLECELL CURED?

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Sickle cell can be cured in some cases if a right match blood donor is found using the cord blood saved after birth of a new baby from the donor. So it is important to bring awareness to suitable potential mothers to donate their cord blood cells or placenta to use in helping improve the health and lives of many suffering with pain. In addition, blood donors can help with bone marrow harvested from bone. This intervention is used for Sickle cell treatment currently explored as the new approach used in some countries with an available right medical care or resources. Treatment is labour of love by people willing to help relieve agonising pain. Intervention leads to cure as true story of Carol shared in her own words:Picture-1
My name is Mirriam Carol Mulumba, but my friends call me Carol. I am the first born child to my parents Abudullah and Lucky, followed by my younger brother Mark and little sister Aliah. When I was just three weeks old, my parents were told that I had sickle cell disease. My mommy and dad cried because at one time in the past children with the disease rarely lived past their teens. I was very sick whenever I got ill I had to stay in hospital for weeks constantly had horrible pain. My head felt like someone kicked it, and my stomach felt like someone punched it, my foot felt like it was stuck under a rock and my heart felt like it was being squeezed. I spen, time in hospital on morphine drip, oxygen, folic acid, penicillin v, voltarol, blood transfusions, antibiotics. When I was 6, it got so bad the doctors said my only hope would be cord cell transplant. My parents decided to save my younger brother Mark’s cord cell blood and he happened to be a perfect match for me! I had to go through chemotherapy before receiving my brother’s bone marrow and the cord blood cord cells at Methodist Children’s Hospital for 21 days. The effects of chemotherapy were rough for me. I lost all of my hair, my face was swollen, had stomach problems bad mood swings caused by the side effects of medications. A month after transplant, test showed cured of sickle cell.
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This type of intervention is first of all for chronic pain type of sickle cell and also requires finding the right blood donor matching the blood type of the person needing the transfusion. The donor blood is stored in freezer and saved for use at a later date. Sickle cell patient undergoes many days of chemotherapy reprogramming blood cells ready to receive donor blood stored earlier. In addition blood marrow is harvested from donor/s by extracting the bone marrow stored with cord blood for new procedure to exchange donor blood. Reason for this method of intervention is blood tissues break down from sickle cells build block veins in blood stream coagulate prevent blood flow circulation. Thickened blood gel unable to flow through body entirely drained for fresh blood. Untreated blood oxygen is limited cause stroke, saturated liver does not function properly.CZu3QuIWEAAsWDT

So require Detoxifying coagulated blood from body as a result of the broken down blood cell accumulation blocking veins to cause intense joint pain. The patient’s blood flow become restricted so limited and given blood transfusions. Their eyes become yellow from jaundice due to the liver’s inability to function efficiently. A constant journey to hospital sometimes siblings in various wards simultaneously while trying to work and run the family. The stress and pressure are beyond any words of verbal expression to adequately describe these experiences. A family has to be strong for the sake of the children not to speak negatively around them to put fearbin them. One has to be strong and pray for the help of God if believer to endure and ensure well being and health of the primary carer. In addition, as the children with sickle grow they are always severely affected by school attendance or school work. My first awareness of sickle cell was so profound when my classmate did not turn up on the Monday morning in primary school. We asked our teacher about her absence and was told she died.stream_img

She was so healthy looking from from the outside and it was a shock she died at about 10 years old. Grace also had a twin brother in the same class with us who continued his education and is renowned global artist today. So his beautiful sister died early mostly due to a lack of proper understanding for treatment in the early years. Then another girl died next called Miriam in first year 7 Secondary School. This triggered the word “sickler” again in my mind as the memorial was held in the school. A few years later relived loss of my friends again when it seemed that sickle cell had unstoppable vengeance on mostly my friends and class mates. It was during A levels when my brother who lost his best friend in sixth form called Anson. The traumatic pain of loss on family and on my brother unbearable.X2604-S-24

Each potential partner is a carrier of the gene so the children inherit the illness from birth. Some people do not realise   how traumatic it is for the whole family to deal with Sickle cell. Usually there are no external features, body turning blue, blushing or the usual means used for an assessment of a patient. Meanwhile the chronic intense pain going through has effect on the patient perceived as not happy and bubbly. Constant daily pain management means they can be seen as moody. Furthermore they do not feel like talking about Sickle Cell pain all the time so may not share with everyone their health condition. As a result others may be even told but think they present  to be unwell. Seeing them look healthy to people means they are not taken as seriously as other visual critical illnesses are treated. Therefore very frustrating in pain and misunderstood by some people. The family often has more than one who is unwell so multitasking to cope and as the chart shows have to live with these uncertainties for life. Loss of my friends stayed with me for so long yet sickle cell issues surfaced again as patients in day wards are being sent back to emergency wards with drips attached. I wondered why most hospitals seem helpless to save all these precious lives. Blood transfusion is urgent like a heart attack TIME IS OF THE ESSENCE EVERY SECOND COUNTS literary with Sickle Cell treatment. This because blood flow is blocked by Sickle cell moonlike shape reduces blood circulation oxygen flow cause breathing problems oxygen given immediately to Sickle cell patient.sickle-cell1-300x195

genmod11.jpgThen again in First year university another beautiful girl called Peace was lost this time the daughter a pastor. It totally baffled me why God HIMSELF it seemed to me did not save her life. Final year again another girl Sophia died at the same university and we had to watch her boyfriend deal with loss at such a young age. Parents are hardworking and successful and could afford any medical care required at the university hospital yet she died too. This time I became a friend to her best friend living next door to help support her with bereavement while writing final exams. Somehow we sailed through thinking that sickle cell life practical experiences left behind for good forever. At about 3 years later I met and married a wonderful spouse and started raising a family. Often romantic love and dating does not consider these genetic matters in those days. Too much in love to think of living without spouse focuses on wedding plans. It was during routine pregnancy checks for expectant women these sickle cell matters came up again. Choice is given for amniocentesis with the risk of loss due to a miscarriage or termination if preferred. Throughout pregnancy our whole world suddenly tumbling down by sickle cell test option. Seek counselling support and mentoring to help deal with these issues. The Sickle Cell illness can pull the family together to become stronger to face these challenges. What did not kill you makes you stronger but some families so devastated by news blame each other and even divorce. At times mothers becomes sole carers of the the children abandoned by spouse who leaves because cannot handle pressure. It is necessary to seek help not to break down but be able to support the children as gifts from God to you. Everyday they are alive is another medical miracle you must be grateful and thankful for child.

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Result showed full sickle cell but decided not to terminate because it did not make sense to prevent life before living. This is the personal challenge that brought us to learn more about sickle cell and how to better manage this illness. Years of these difficult times have brought great improvement in treatment of sickle cell so personal to our family. We have learnt a lot more about how to take better care of our lives in a healthy way to enhance our lives. Drinking water to Hydrate the body is essential to enable the blood flow circulation to carry oxygen to the body. Eating well and warmth is an important factor and family support plus joining a sickle cell care support centre Essential lifeline for all associated with sickle cell patients. ABOVE ALL CHECK THE BLOOD GROUP FIRST BEFORE DATING DECLARE TO PARTNER SO CHECKED TOO. IF YOU BOTH DECIDE TO GO AHEAD TO MARRY BE PREPARED TO HONOUR CHOICE TO BRING UP RAISE FAMILY WITH SICKLE CELL WITH LOVE. Embrace all children you are responsible for bringing into the world and take best care of your family. Sickle cell children have delayed growth spurt and puberty so sometimes smaller and thinner than than classmates. They can be picked on by some children so we bring awareness in schools to encourage hydration, rest, regular absences from school for hospital treatments, delayed academic work. Often sickle cell HIDDEN DISEASE IN BLOOD INSIDE THE BONES.joint-pain
Some people look at patients who seem healthy but the next minute in hospital on admission. This unpredictable nature of the illness can affect parents raising a child fully devoted to caring for them. So the family can suffer financially by loss of income, career of parents. Children so often stay home longer due needing the help and support if family during illness especially demobilised during crises. We carry them literary as joint pains is too much to walk or function. And unable to work themselves regularly, this lack of income domino effect cycle, not earning enough sadly recurs in the family. The benefit system lumps them with others simply asking classic test assessment can you talk, can you eat by yourself, can you answer phone then well enough to work. The employers say they are not charities so have no special treatment for a staff always taking time off getting paid while hiring someone else to do the job. Some do not have long- term work with good renumeration due to health. They need medical care and family support to help supervise their treatment after hospital discharge. As no community care nurses are available for home treatment family cares for them during critical illness. The hourly medicine is given in the night as well so most live longer at home. But are penalised by the benefit system for not falling out with family before they are considered qualified for financial help. Without jobs due to health or their work is interrupted so a self employed Sickle cell patient must pay back working tax credit for being ill and unable to earn an income. They are refused ESA because to those authorities they are fine so vicious cycle continues in pain without any food or heating. These issues are dealt with by the patient silently in pain, agony, tears miss out on physical activities outdoors with peers due to isolation for hospital treatments and one Sickle cell patient fainted at work for not eating for days.overcoming-stigma-in-sickle-cell-disease-8-728

These matters must be urgently clearly understood to stop the discriminations against sickle cell survivors. Sickle must not be victimised through racism by the treatment endured throughout years. As it is perceived as a black people’s illness often does not receive enough funding to help with the daily care and community support. Most people caring for a sickler depend on charity donations because of inability to work to earn to save enough or have contributions towards pensions. So they are often struggling with family health issues and financial needs. Many live on loans so in debt because not well enough to earn regular living. Employers great them as physically healthy able bodied lack understanding of the health issues associated with Sickle cell disease. The Sickle cell patients is affected so prone to illness so often sometimes for months on end. The policy makers must understand the vital help essential to support the survivors to thrive. Through no fault of their own are born with inherited disease society again Punishes them for. Discriminated against yet God created them so treat Sickle cell patients with dignity and respect. They did not go to supermarket to buy Sickle cell disease genes thrust on them so need support.    overcoming-stigma-in-sickle-cell-disease-16-728
Hospitals lack adequate trainibg and the proper resources for their UNIQUE type treatment essential for specially trained staff.  Recently in UK ambulance service refused to take a woman in crises for not being in the usual form familiar with so refused to pick her to hospital. Assumed perhaps to be on drugs due to perceived state unfamiliar with she died during the crises stage. This is why we want people to become more aware and understand the nature and needs of sickle cell care. A beautiful Nigerian virgin woman lost her life a few months ago returning from the hospital during treatment. Someone saw her in her most vulnerable moment, and followed her raped her, killed her for her mobile phone. The family support system for sickle cell no matter how stressful or painful to put up with mood pains has to continue. NEVER MISTAKE CRISES PAIN AS TANTRUMS EMBRACE PATIENT BY LOVE AND ENCOURAGE THEM NO MATTER HOW IRRITTATING THEY SEEM SOME BADLY AFFECTED BY MORPHINES so their personality moods CHANGE. IMPORTANT TO KNOW SOME MEN ARE RELUCTANT TO SEEK QUICK MEDICAL HELP  THINKING THEY ARE “WEAK” SO ‘TAKE PAIN’ UNTIL CRISES STAGE BEFORE SEEKING TREATMENT. Family has to be there to encourage all to seek help, eat well, rest and sleep not to take their lives for granted, love them.overcoming-stigma-in-sickle-cell-disease-3-728
Often, misconstrued as an ethnic illness, only it is so necessary to understand that the generation intermix marriages have background unaware illness in bloodline. Check blood in advance of any potential relationships for tests to help you take better care of yourself and your partner and children. Discover in generations of family trees ang unusual blood history if different to shape of flexible regular red round blood cells. Sickle cells can affect white families, causes numerous health problems for those born with the sickle cell condition. Sickle cell shape means the blood does not flow easily around the body as in regular blood circulation. As a result the sickler person suffers from the severe sickle pain resulting of blockage of the veins. Extreme severe pain affects vital organs in the body so can damage parts of the body of sufferer. Sickle cells tissues die quickly than the healthy red blood cells resulting in anaemia as there are less effective red blood cells in body to transport oxygen hence health issues.care-of-sickle-cell-disease-patients-process-improvement-change-with-nurses-9-638
Sickle cell anaemia is a genetic condition; for a baby born with sickle cell disease each parent carry a copy of the disease. Each child has 25% chance unaffected, 50% chance of being a carrier of sickle cell gene and 25% chance of full sickle cell. So it is essential Sickle cell is treated as part of the mainstream health care system not just an ethnic minority people of African, Caribbean, or Middle Eastern, Eastern Mediterranean, Asian origin affected by sickle cell disease. The Northern Europeans affected in Greece and other places as people of African and Caribbean heritage affected. NHS needs training to understand the unpredictable nature of sickle cell illness in community to support to all families to get on with their lives. NHS throws away 10 billion pounds worth food waste money needed for better health care treatment in all hospitals including sickle cell anaemia.care-of-sickle-cell-disease-patients-process-improvement-change-with-nurses-3-638

Sickle Cell Anaemia Facts

  • African Caribbean heritage often mostly affected
  • Those with sickle cell trait genes pass on sickle cell to children
  • Worldwide 305,800 newborns with sickle cell disease in 2010 although all birthday unrecorded worldwide
  • In 2010 57% newborns with sickle cell from India, DRCongo, Nigeria
  • Universal screening program could save the lives of 10 million babies
  • Sickle cell disease is most inherited blood condition in the UK
  • Average Life expectancy for sickle cell in high income countries is 40 – 60 years of age but with treatment live to 80 years or beyond.

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Sickle Cell And Cord Cells

Children with sickle cell disease have now successfully been treated with cord cell transplant. Initially, this treatment was thought to be too toxic to extend to adults with the disease after their bodies have been greatly weakened. However, researchers in Maryland have modified the transplant procedure to ascertain it’s potential in treating adults with sickle cell disease. Between 2004 and 2013, 30 patients with severe sickle cell disease enrolled in trial. The patients, between the ages of 16 and 65, underwent a less toxic form of chemotherapy before they received cord cells donated by a healthy sibling. Researchers discovered a sickle cell disease was reversed in 87% of the patients. The patients had fewer hospital admissions; reduced drug use to treat the pain associated with sickle cell and had normal haemoglobin. A year after their transplants, 15 patients stopped taking immunosuppressant medication. In addition, massage helps blood flow so family can massage babies and adults to enhance blood circulation. Those who do not want blood transfusions have other serum blood saved during surgery using own blood or bloodless surgeries. Today, billions of people are unaware of Sickle Cell which is NOT CONTAGIOUS so you cannot catch it. Yet awareness and the proper training on how to handle the person suffering especially during their critical moments of crises saves lives. It is very important patients receive card and support required and not considered lazy people exploiting others. Their food and nutrition has to be healthy for their body to work well and harder to supply a basic basic flow so their haemoglobin is always lower than average person’s. It is good to educate schools, churches, and nurses in addition, doctors and carers on suitable care needs. Families can have a Sickle Cell marital counselling to help chose a partner. Others check in advanc family tree bloodline so safely decide to make informed choice for the future.

BECAUSE OF PEOPLE

keep-calm-and-because-of-people.pngBecause of people, Moses did not enter Promised Land because he disobediently struck a rock twice in wilderness of Zin, instead of speaking to it as God Almighty Commanded him in Numbers 20. Moses missed Canaan land though God Led the nation from Egypt in the wilderness for 40 years through leadership of Moses. So God Chose Moses to lead HIS people who were directed by GOD’S PRESENCE Pillar of Cloud by day and Pillar of Fire at night but Moses took complaints personally. It was the people Saul feared so rushed to perform sacrifice instead of awaiting in Obedience to Samuel cost him throne to God’s KINGDOM. Complaints of people can heavily weigh down cause stress and pressure from managing people. Take it to God in PRAYER WATCH OUT Feelings not to impact a decision. Do NOT TAKE IT TO HEART personally and emotionally affected by their constant complaints against Lord God Almighty. When Moses was mourning his sister Miriam’s death, people insensitive to Moses’ tragic loss still continued to complain. Hardship of wilderness life compared to the wealthy lifestyle in Egypt as slaves made some to ask to return to slavery to eat sumptuous meals. Overwhelmed by people nagging, it made Moses angry so Reacted to God’s Instruction instead of Responding gently and calmly to their temper tantrums.dd89bd1ddb86ce584834a1e198219656 (1)
For 40 years Moses had to put up with their complaints, again happened when the nation’s water well dried up after his sister Miriam died. People did not realise a need to support, empathise with Moses grieving. Moses and Aaron prayed about situation God told Moses to give people water by Speaking to the rock. This is a serious matter to obey and follow Lord God’s Instructions precisely as required even in times of Adversity God WILL not be ignored. Personal private pain, grief or challenges of leadership cannot cause people to not pay detailed ATTENTION to God. In fact God expects people to draw closer to HIM. Moses, was angry with the people for whining so called people rebels implying it was he or Aaron who were providing for the people. Moses earlier told God if God’s PRESENCE did not accompany the people he will not go or move the people. Some suggested Speaking to the rock might symbolized Speaking God’s Word as given to Moses, and striking the rock may represented Moses’ own effort. Though Moses and Aaron were called to lead the Israelites, performing Signs and Wonders, it was God who was Providing for them and miraculously supplying the life-giving water when necessary. As a result, God told Moses and Aaron,” that because you did not TRUST in ME enough to Honour ME as HOLY in sight of Israel, you will not bring this community into the land I give them.”  (Numbers 20:12)
Moses Smites the Rock in the Desert, by James Tissot. Paul said after leading others into salvation did not want to lose his own soul. Therefore leading others is tough but requires a PERSONAL FOCUS to run the race to win own prize too. The Rabbinic tradition says Moses PLEADED with God 515 times, taken from gematria or numerical value of word va’etchanan. Moses tells the people he asked God, ‘Let me go over and see the good land beyond Jordan that fine hill country or Lebanon.’ But because of you LORD God was angry with and would not listen. Instead Lord God Said, ‘That is enough, ‘Do not speak to ME anymore about matter to enter the promised land in Deuteronomy 3:25–26. But the LORD God said, “No.” Although  Moses would get a glimpse of the Land of Promise, he was among his generation that died in wilderness because of their sins. His successor Joshua, crossed over Jordan with new generation Israelites to Conquered the Canaan Land Israel. If LORD God Almighty is not OBEYED and Revered, Respected or feared by people what makes Moses feel the people will respect him and not complain? 68ea21ac0d21e21bd65501b83bb1e359.jpg
  
Commissioned Joshua, encouraged and strengthened led people across to cause them to inherit their land Moses saw in Deuteronomy 3:28.  Joshua, in Hebrew is Yehoshua (the Lord is Salvation), takes the people into the Promised Land where they  took hold of all that God Promised. Moses is considered a type of Messiah, Yeshua which is for m of name Yehoshua will one day take His people into the true Promised Land of Heaven where we will not perish but inherit eternal life. Learn a lesson from Moses on the other side of the Jordan. There are challenging times at times when, despite earnest begging and pleading, God in His perfect wisdom, justice, and mercy simply says “no,” and that is end of the matter. God may ask you to encourage someone in the next generation to carry torch further need to accept this decision with a grace born of humility. God is JEALOUS of HIS NAME and HIS MIRACLES so will not give HIS GLORY to anyone trying to act as source or power of provisions to all mankind.Positive-People
El Kanah: The Jealous God
Before Moses surrenders the leadership of Israel to Joshua he told the people to keep God’s Torah and live in obedience to God’s Ways so to take possession of their Land.  He tells them: “Now, Israel, listen to the laws and teaching of GOD’S WORDS teaching you, in order to follow them, so that you will live; then you will go in to take POSSESSION of Canaan land Adonai God of your fathers gives you in Deuteronomy 4:1. Moses reminds people and children of Israel how they stood at the foot of Mount Sinai and received the Ten Commandments. So warned them not to forget Torah of God to diligently teach God’s commandments to their children and their children’s children and great grandchildren to third fourth generations beyond even to a thousand generations. God Says Train your child in the Knowldge of God to gain wisdom so it will be well with them to live long.
A young man has his Bar Mitzvah (Son of the Commandment to know right from wrong in Jerusalem.  (Ministry ofTourism photo by Jonathan Sindel) This is the REAL HEART OF GODLY LIVING to live to love God FIRST, seek his Kingdom so all other things will be added. Moses told them so Reminds the people 3 times God SPOKE from HIS FIRE at Sinai. God showed the people HIS PRESENCE THROUGH FIRE so not to carve for themselves any image of God, which is detrimental to faith, nor of other gods, idolatry. God Prohibits the making of carved images accompanied by the warning God is a consuming fire:
So,“Watch out for yourselves, so you do not forget the COVENANT Adonai God MADE with you to make yourself carved images, or a representation of anything forbidden to you by Adonai your God. As Adonai  your God is CONSUMING FIRE, and a VERY JEALOUS God Almighty as ElKanah Deuteronomy 4:23–24. NAME of God Used in this verse is ElKanah the  Jealous God. This name is mentioned in Parasha in Deuteronomy 5:9, 6:15, and inu Exodus 34:14; 1 Kings 19:10, 14 kanah is often translated instead as zealous.

REWIRE THE BRAIN

_20160820_095757.JPGInstantly rewire your brain by the simple easy techniques to renew and transform your mind to tell your fears that they are lies. Phobias are very real, though not all have the same ones but shows irrational thinking consequently, conquerable. you can overcome fears as it is false evidence appearing real. The cognitive behaviour patterns that make you feel you, cannot live like this anymore is defeated. Just an understanding of contradiction between complex brain of humans prevents mess drives itself to for self-destruction if not rescued in time. Examine the mystery of human brain to prompt you to recreate a method for connecting with God to Live a life full of joy and freedom.rewireyourbrain2

The ReWired Brain document is incredibly powerful adventure into mind realities impacting a modern day living lifestyle. Recover from subtle damage recognised to overcome to win, to gain joy, freedom, peace of mind experience daily through mind exercises. The ReWired Brain offers clear framework for understanding your two competing systems of thinking. And it explains how friction between 2 gives rise to fears, instincts driving emotional dysfunctions and unhealthy behavioural patterns personal growth, relationships, and sexuality. Book guides you through powerful exercises to enable you to alter your wiring and improve your life. And specifically, The ReWired Brain uses the cutting-edge scientific research to help you to understand and replace thinking:brain-wires-1940x900_34831

Rewire your brain and get unstuck in your relationships, spirituality, and disappointments
Reject the lies that keep you from experiencing true freedom
Ignore the unsubstantiated threats (from media, politicians, and institutions) used to trick you into living in fear
Use neuroscience and faith to uncover and heal from emotional dependencies
Live fearlessly by reframing negative experiences

maxresdefault.jpgInsight for The ReWired Brain comes from three decades of the studies in biology, biochemistry, genetics, neuroscience, philosophy, and theology at institutions such as Johns Hopkins and Wake Forest. The co-author is Dr. Margaret Rukstalis, an addiction psychiatrist who practiced psychiatry and conducted research at Dartmouth, Harvard, Penn State and Wake Forest School of Medicine. You are what you think and store in your mind so Mind your mind as the delicate precious priceless asset not to be exposed to junk thoughts that contaminate happiness.

THE 4 EDEN RIVERS

FourRivers(l).jpgQuest for pinpointing exact location of the Biblical Garden of Eden and the four rivers almost rivals quest for location of fabled Atlantis. Theories that abound are almost as numerous as interpretations of the seven days of Genesis. Tackling this question reviews what is written in Bible Genesis about four rivers: And a river went out of Eden to water garden, and from there it parted, and became 4 heads. The name of the first is Pison: which compassed whole land of Havilah, Saudi Arabia) where there is gold; The gold of the land is good (including liquid gold oil): there is bdellium and the onyx stone. Name of second river is Gihon it compassed the whole land of Ethiopia in East Africa. In Ancient Bibles described as Cush or Abyssinia from Abyss lowest point on earth gorge in Ethiopia. Then 3 river Hiddekel goes toward east Assyria. 4th river Euphrates in Genesis 2:10-14.cush.jpg

The Bible says that a single river flowed “out” of Eden and then does something that most rivers DO NOT do; specifically, split into four separate “heads” or rivers that flowed downstream, all fed from a common single river source. Almost all rivers start from a single source or are fed by multiple sources (tributaries). For example, the Ohio River actually begins where two rivers (the Monongahela and Allegheny) flow together at Pittsburg, Pennsylvania. The Ohio River terminates when it flows into the Mississippi river as one of that river’s many tributaries. So the names of rivers are an arbitrary thing, usually denoting only a portion of a greater complex stream system, with one stream flowing into another, which in-turn, may flow into yet another. This pattern of rivers, as observed in nature, is opposite of what the Bible describes as river of Eden for that reason, nobody has been able to look at modern maps of the regions mentioned in Genesis and figure out exactly where the Garden of Eden was, at least by the present topography of the lands of the Middle East. Only one river of four, the Euphrates, is known by same name in modern times. Presently originates in mountains of Turkey and terminates by merging with Tigris River near Iraq / Kuwait border region. Many speculate Tigris is the river Hiddekel.Iraq21.gif

This led to speculation Garden of Eden was located somewhere in Turkey. This is assumed because present headwaters of Euphrates River originate in Turkey, as do headwaters of the Tigris. Others  have proposed that the other end of the Euphrates River, where it meets the Tigris, may be the true location. This requires interpreting the Tigris river as one of the other three (the Hiddekel), then interpreting a tributary confluence of rivers as a river head, and locating at least two more rivers (or old river beds) as the other missing two. Having done so, they then claim that the Garden of Eden was near present day Kuwait. This is convenient solution, not supported by literal wording of Bible or geological and geographical realities of river “head” means, i.e. headwaters source origin.

MAP3 (1).jpgNotice that the present day headwaters of Tigris and Euphrates rivers originate in Tuekey very close to each other in mountainous terrain. Logically, one would assume that if two of the rivers started there, the other two must have done so, as well, if Turkey was location of Eden. Neither the Pison nor Gihon rivers are ever mentioned again in the Bible. However, the Hiddekel River is: “And in the four and twentieth day of the first month, as I was by the side of the great river Hiddekel in Daniel 10:4. Reference by the prophet Daniel comes from a vision he had while with children of Israel living in Babylonian Captivity. By the rivers of Babylon we sat and wept when we remembered Zion in Psalm 137 : 1 puts Daniel somewhere in the area of present-day Iraq and makes present-day Tigris good candidate for “Hiddekel” river spoken of by the prophet, as it is the only other great river known in that region today. But the Bible says that this river “that is it which goeth toward east of Assyria” and a historical map of the location of Assyria, shows that the Tigris actually goes southeastward.Deyo4Rivers.JPGKeep in mind that the geographical area known as “Assyria” is not so easy to pin down. Though Assyrian Empire centered near Nineveh, actual empire extended into the present-day Syria and Palestine. However, lacking a better candidate, and knowing that prophet Daniel was in that geographical area at time of his visions, Tigris is the best possible modern-day candidate for Hiddekel River. We must search out probable locations of other two rivers. It is here theories that the Garden of Eden was either in Turkey or Kuwait starts to lose credibility. First lets identify the geographical region of Pison river. The Bible says: “Pison compasseth the whole land of Havilah, where there is gold” and gives 2 good clues. Recently discovered Fossil River from western mountain of Saudi Arabia to Kuwait. This old river course is now nothing more than a dry riverbed. It was detected by satellite imaging. Many have speculated that this may be the ancient Pison, as it has been dry about 3,500 to 2,000 BC. Although Saudi Arabia could marginally qualify for the land of Havilah, fossil riverbed flows across it had origin in the mountains bordering the eastern side of the present day Red Sea, south of Israel4-688dfc3373

It should be pointed out the mountains mirrored by other range of mountains on the western side of the Red Sea. The Red Sea tectonic spreading zone and part of Great Rift system runs from northward in Turkey, down through the Dead Sea, down through Red Sea and southward deep into African continent. Obviously, when mountain range was split by Rift source waters of proposed Pison river would have dried up. But this proposed river path may be somewhat of a “red-herring” because does not seem to naturally “fit” the overall pattern. An even better fit may be for the river to have flowed down what today is the Gulf of Aden south of present day Yemen (southern tip of Arabia). Yemen has both gold and onyx and the eastward trending fault branch from Afar triangle would have been a natural riverbed in the days prior to Noah’s flood when sea levels were lower than today.Noah-Sons-Fig1-WorldMap-800x400.jpg

If this was indeed the Pison River, one of four that flowed out of main one rising in Garden of Eden, does not correspond with the present-day headwater source of Euphrates or Tigris up in Turkey. The geography of the last remaining river, the Gihon, further complicates problem. The Gihon is spoken of as: “Gihon: the same is it that compasseth the whole land of Ethiopia” which is the African land area west of Red Sea, southward. The political boundaries of Ethiopia different in the Biblical times, but the general area is correct. And if a river formerly flowed down Red Sea basin and southward into Africa at Afar Triangle, it fits description of river “compassing the whole land of Ethiopia in Genesis 2:13. If we correctly identified all four rivers, we now have 2 rivers (Euphrates and Tigris) originating in Turkey another running down what was is now the Red Sea south of Israel and deep into Africa, following the path of the present-day Great Rift system. For the moment, the previously discussed “fossil river” running through Saudi Arabia. The river lines cross Saudi Arabia Haviland parts of the four rivers proposed from what discussed so far. So note natural routes traced the Euphrates and Tigris rivers to present-day source. 5rivers (1) Terminates close to Great Rift fault zone line continues original path of “Gihon” beyond the top of Red Sea, terminates at “Pison” at Great Rift fault zone line. And all 4 rivers have one connection to Great Rift system. This is the mystery 2 rivers presently originating out of Turkey into north 2 fossil rivers flow south of Israel. Geographical “center” of these 4 points flow neither Turkey or Kuwait; center is near general region of present day Israel and Jordan. Bible lends further credence to Israel as location of Garden of Eden.  “Eden” search in Bible reference provide insightful clue: “Behold, Assyrian was a cedar in Lebanon with fair branches and shadowing shroud of high stature, top was among thick boughs. These waters made him great, the deep set him up on high and her rivers run roundabout her plants, and so sent out her little rivers unto all trees of the field. Height exalted above all trees of field bough multiplied, and his branches became long because of multitude of waters, he shot forth. The fowls of heaven made their nests in his boughs, and under his branches did all the beasts of the field bring forth their young, and under his shadow dwelt all great nations. He is fair in his greatness, in the length of his branches: for his root was by great waters. Cedars in garden of God could not hide fir trees not like his boughs, chesnut trees not like branches; nor any tree in garden of God like him in his beauty. I made him fair by multitude of branches, all trees of Eden in garden of God envied him in Ezekiel 31:3-9 KJV.iraq65In this passage the Bible says Assyrian was in Lebanon. Spiritually speaking, the “trees” in this passage refer to men and leaders. Cedar trees are mentioned in the Bible as references to Lebanon in Judges 9:15, Psalms 29:5 & 104:16, Song of Solomon 5:15, Isaiah 2:13, Jeremiah 22:23 and more. Notice in last passage the Spirit associates trees with “Eden” that “were in Garden of God.” Lebanon, although not a part of modern political Israel, was a part of the Biblical lands ruled by the Kings of Israel in times past. From this we infer Garden and source of rivers of Garden was close to land of Lebanon. If postulation correct that the source of the 4 rivers was near Lebanon interconnecting river systems would need to be like map below. It emerges 4 rivers connected to trace of Great Rift fault system is complex river network emerging from a common point of origin flows both north and south. North and south extension splits into 2 separate of 4 rivers adds up to 4separate heads. Of course, to propose a reconstruction one assume present day Tigris, Euphrates not source headwaters in ancient times.FourRivers(l).jpgIt is possible that there could have been older main tributaries previously flowing from Lebanon which were, at that time, main headwaters of those 2 rivers. The so-called Kuwait River, proposed as the lost river Pison, does not seem to match common denominator of others, that is Great Rift and branching fault systems. Based on the description of its path in the Bible which says, “compasseth the whole land of Havilah” and knowing from the geology of present day Yemen that onyx can be found there, then this part of the verse, “where there is gold; And the gold of that land is good: there is bdellium and the onyx stone” suggests an alternate path for River Pison, south of Yemen, gives path indicated by blue yellow markings on next graphic.When all factors are considered (Bible text and geology, I believe the paths indicated by the red, yellow, green, pink lines on large map are probably where those rivers flowed. Southern path around Yemen puts fourth river squarely into the basin of the Great Rift system, flowing east from the Afar Triangle.image1127.jpgThe paths meets requirement of the Biblical text because the single river water source, originating from high ground somewhere in or near present day Israel, hits the Rift Valley, then would have flowed both north and south along the path of the Rift zone, with both north and south forks splitting a second time intercepting other fault zones. Keep in mind that the course of rivers around and through the vicinity of the Great Rift fault system may have changed or dried up because of block faulting all along the Rift zone. Certainly Horst and Graben faulting along the Rift could, and would, change the surface topography. Horst and Graben faulting is defined as “elongate fault blocks of the Earth’s crust that have been raised and lowered, relative to surrounding areas as direct effect of faulting. Horsts, Grabens range size of blocks of few centimeters wide to tens of meters wide in a vertical movement to several thousand feet.”map

But when did this happen? Most likely time frame years immediately following Noah’s Flood. Keep in mind the Bible says there was a significant geologic event that happened 101 years after Noah’s Flood – The “Earth was divided” (see: Genesis 10:25 & 1 Chronicles 1:19). Bible describes tectonic/volcanic activity in the Rift valley in Abraham’s days (the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah in Genesis 19:28). Imaging of the Dead Sea indicates that, at one time, the river bed of what is now the Jordan River once flowed across the land surface that is now at the bottom of the Dead Sea. This suggests that there was Horst and Graben faulting at the southern end of the present Dead Sea, which abruptly terminated the former flow of that river southward. That stream was probably the feeder channel to the ancient Gihon River, which ran down the floor of what is now the Red Sea into Ethiopia and through the Rift basin south from the Afar Triangle. Supporting coincidental evidence for this is the fact that fish species down in the African Rift valley river and lake systems are very similar to those found in the Jordan River system:6a00d83534afe169e201901f05c299970b.jpg

The aquatic life of African lakes, rivers belongs to the Ethiopian geographical region. According to Annandale, the explanation of the Ethiopian affinity of the fish fauna of the Jordan is that the Jordan formed at one time merely part of a river system that ran down Great Rift Valley. Jordan was one branch of the huge river system, chain of lakes in East Africa represents the other; and together they opened into the Indian Ocean. R. Washbourn, Percy Sladen Expedition to Lake Huleh, 1935, Palestine Exploration Fund, Quarterly Statements, (1936), p. 209, website The Great Rift and Jordan). Returning to the general area of Lebanon as Biblical location of  The Garden of Eden and the water source for the four rivers, let us take a look at the present-day geology and topography of that area. This map shows a great deal of block faulting in area of Lebanon just north of modern day Israel. Satellite image of the entire area note from the topographical relief, had waters once flowing out of this area, so they would naturally flow northward Euphrates Fault system river basin. At the time of the Garden of Eden the main headwaters of the Euphrates could have come from that direction. If the water flow at that time continued northward along the path of the Great Rift, it intersects the present-day Tigris river basin. Dead Sea Rift Valley, Israel and Jordan 1984. It has altitude of 190 nautical miles 350 meters.FourRivers(l).jpg

The prominent bodies of water along the Rift zone are the Dead Sea (bottom) and Sea of Galilee (top). They are connected by the Jordan River which flows south. Before the Earth was divided by the Rift, the mountainous land on both the Israeli and Jordanian sides were joined. You are looking at “ground zero” of what was once the Garden of Eden. Here is another important point to remember. The Bible says that the river flowed out of Eden, but Bible does not give geographical size for what constitutes actual area of Eden. The actual source of waters could have been south of Lebanon. Specifically, the waters could have originated in or near Jerusalem in present-day Israel, or even up welled from a massive spring under the sea of Tiberius. The Israel/Lebanon region as the location of Eden and the lost river finds considerable support in the Bible. Support for line of reasoning is found in the fact that God considers the land of Israel as His Holy land. It was upon one of the mountains in the “land of Moriah“in Genesis Abraham was told to sacrifice his son a type of the Lord’s sacrifice of Jesus. Solomon was told to build the Temple “at Jerusalem in mount Moriah” (2 Chronicles 3:1) and Jerusalem was where the Lord Jesus was actually crucified. By extension, we can assume when God sacrificed an animal to cover Adam and Eve with skin (Genesis 3:21), animal was a Lamb (Revelation 13:8). The typology of Adam and Eve and the center of the Garden of God, were somewhere at or very near geographical Jerusalem.the land of havilah (1).gifBible’s Spiritual realities location of the river of Eden in future Lord Jesus Christ establishes His Kingdom and Righteous Temple in Jerusalem, the Bible speaks of a river flowing from the Temple. Prophet Ezekiel spoke of seeing in vision that he brought me again unto the door of the house; and, behold, waters issued out from under threshold of house eastward: for the forefront of house stood toward the east, and the waters came down from under from the right side of the house, at south side of the altar. Then brought he me out of the way of gate northward, and led way without unto the utter gate by the way looketh eastward, behold, ran out waters on right side. And when the man that had the line in his hand went forth eastward, he measured a thousand cubits, he brought me through waters; the waters were to the ankles. Again he measured a thousand, and brought me through the waters; the waters were to the knees. Again he measured thousand, and brought me through; waters were to loins. Afterward he measured thousand; and it was a river that I could not pass over: for the waters were risen, waters to swim in, a river that could not be passed over. And he said unto me, Son of man, hast thou seen this? Then he brought me, and caused me to return to the brink of the river. Now when I had returned, behold, at the bank of the river were very many trees on the one side and on the other. Then said unto me, These waters issue out toward the east country, and go down into the desert, and go into the sea: which being brought forth into the sea, the waters shall be healed. And it shall come to pass, that every thing that liveth, moves, whithersoever the rivers shall come, shall live: and there shall be a very great multitude of fish, because these waters shall come thither: for they shall be healed; and every thing shall live whither the river cometh. And it shall come to pass, that the fishers shall stand upon it from Engedi even unto Eneglaim; they shall be a place to spread forth nets; their fish shall be according to kinds, fish of great sea, exceeding many. But the miry places thereof and the marishes thereof shall not be healed; they shall be given to salt. And by the river upon the bank thereof, on this side and on that side, shall grow all trees for meat, whose leaf shall not fade, neither shall the fruit thereof be consumed: it shall bring forth new fruit to his months because waters issued out of sanctuary: the fruit thereof shall be for meat and leaf for medicine in Ezekiel 47:1-12 KJV. He shewed me a pure river of water of life clear as crystal, proceeding out of the throne of God and of the Lamb. In the midst of the street of it on either side of the river, there is tree of life, which bare 12 fruits and yields her fruit every month and leaves of the tree were for healing of nations Revelation 22:1-2. FourRivers(l).jpg Since original “Tree of Life” in Garden of Eden, does it not make sense that when the Lord makes all things new again the future “Tree of Life” would be restored to its proper place? And that place is in Israel, the same place upon mountains of Moriah (Jerusalem). The Bible tends to indicate that the river from the Garden of Eden originated in Judea and from there became these four heads. forensic study of the region’s geology tends to support theory of alternatively proposed locations of Turkey or Kuwait. What is not shown is a geologic model for source of the waters originating from the area of Jerusalem. Keep in Mind Jerusalem sits just west of the Great Rift Valley. It is quite possible the legendary river of Eden originated from a massive artesian aquifer, source of which has long since disrupted by block faulting along the Rift. We know for a scientific fact is a considerable amount of “fossil” water under Middle East in the deep-rock sandstone aquifers of the region such as Nubian sandstone aquifers equivalent formations. Keep in mind in the days of Adam and Eve a “mist” went up watered face of Earth within the Garden (Genesis 2:6). Fountains of waters (underground waters under pressure gushing upwards) would certainly be a logical source for the generation of such a mist and would be a logical feed-source for such a river. Certainly, we cannot exclude possibility. In summary, although the modern-day geology and topography of the Middle-East does not readily reveal the exact location of the Garden of Eden and the four rivers source, guidance by faith from the Holy Bible and a forensic study of the region’s geology reveals matter. The available data appears to suggest that present-day Israel was the central location of the Garden of Eden. Are you saved? Are you Sure? Accept the Gospel Truth for your SALVATION!google-maps-for-genesis-chapter-12

Eden Canaan Land Israel in COVENANT is Promise to Jewish People. The Word of the LORD God of all the EARTH OWNS  The Land of Israel so unique among the nations; it is not like any other nation of the earth.  It is a Land God CARES for and watches over continually. “The land you are crossing over to take possession of is a land of hills and valleys, which soaks up water when rain falls from the sky.  It is a land Adonai your God cares for.  The EYES of Adonai your God ARE ALWAYS on it from beginning of the year to end of the year Deuteronomy 11:11–12.
In Iarasha Eikev, Moses, continuing his closing address to the Israelites before they cross Jordan River tells them if they Obey the Torah, they will prosper in the Land they are to conquer. The people are to possess the Land and not to fear the nations living there because God would expel them. “You are to devour all the peoples Adonai your God HANDS OVER to you and not to be afraid of them; you are to remember well what Adonai your God did to Pharaoh and all of Egypt. So  you are not to be afraid of them, because Adonai your God is there with you, a God GREAT and Fearsome.  Adonai your God will expel those nations ahead of you little by little in Deteronomy 7:16–22. So, Israel is not to fear people in the Land, for God WILL help, just as He helped in ancient times in Egypt and in Israel.

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GOD FORGIVE ME

hqdefault (1)Psalm 51:1-2 Have MERCY on me O LORD God according to your STEADFAST LOVE; according to your ABUNDANT MERCIES BLOT OUT out all my transgressions. In Jesus Name PLEASE wash me thoroughly with The Blood of Jesus from all iniquity, and clean me from all sins, Thank You!!!IMG_20160818_122553only-when-we-forgive.jpg1150864_468386039935275_1949394154_n.png8aa50e7ffca5268401fdf0bdad74ddd9EVERLASTING FATHER GOD ALMIGHTY CHOSE ORDINARY PEOPLE TO TURN THEM INTO EXTRAORDINARY GREAT TESTIMONIES. GOD FORGIVES AND SO CHANGES LIVES AROUND TO USE FOR HIS GLORY. GOD WILL CHANGE YOU IF YOU ASK HIM IN JESUS NAME. ISRAEL’S NATION CREATED FROM DESCENDANTS OF JACOB. PETER APPOINTED HEAD OF CHURCH JESUS ENTRUSTED TO HIM. DAVID MURDERED URIAH TOOK WIFE BATHSEHEBA YET SON SOLOMON THE GREATEST KING IN HISTORY. JESUS A DESCENDANT OF DAVID GIVEN THRONE AS KING OF KINGS. NOAH OBEYED GOD AND SAVED HIS FAMILY IN THE FLOOD. JONAH RUN AWAY FROM GOD’S WORK, RETURNED TO SAVE NINEVEH IN IRAQ. PAUL PERSECUTED CHRISTIANS, USED BY GOD TO SAVE, HEAL PEOPLE, WROTE PARTS OF THE BIBLE.  d56d85a964f05100e6d3cef2436158f7CONSEQUENTIALLY GOD ALMIGHTY USED GIDEON DEEPLY SADDENED BY ENEMY ATTACKS STRENGTHENED TO DEFEAT ENEMY WITH 300 GOD CHOSEN HANDPICKED MEN SEASONED TO FIGHT BATTLE UNDER GOD. MIRIAM’S RACIST REMARKS AGAINST BROTHER MOSES’ WIFE FORGIVEN USED BY GOD A GREAT PROPHETESS. MARTHA, GREAT FAMILY FRIEND OF JESUS ANGRY SISTER MARY DID NOT HELP COOK THE MEALS FOR GUESTS AS MARY LISTENED TO JESUS. THOMAS A DISCIPLE, DOUBTED JESUS ROSE AGAIN UNTIL HE TOUCHED JESUS WOUNDS IN UPPER ROOM. SARAH WAS BLESSED DESPITE ERROR OF CREATING OWN MIRACLE ISHMAEL BY HAGAR. SO ELIJAH ACCOMPLISHED GREAT CHANGE ELIMINATES IDOLATRY FACED THREAT FOR OBEYING GOD RESCUED BY GOD TO HEAVEN IN GOD’S CHARIOT. MOSES A MURDERER USED BY GOD TO RESCUE HEBREWS FROM SLAVERY NO ONE ON EARTH IS RIGHTEOUS LIKE MOSES. AND ZACCHEUS SHORTEST MAN IS NOTICED BY JESUS FROM BEST VIEW FROM TREE HE CLIMBED TO SEE JESUS. HIS HEIGHT DID NOT DETER HIS MIRACLE SO SAVED WHEN JESUS DINED WITH HIM. FATHER ABRAHAM OLD FATHER AT 100 YEARS GOD MADE FATHER OF ALL NATIONS. SO NEVER TOO OLD TO BE BLESSED OR USED IB GOD’S KINGDOM. LAZARUS DIED, RESURRECTED BY JESUS SO MANY TURNED TO JESUS BY MIRACLE. GOD TURNS PAST INTO PASTIME GLORY OF GOD IN JESUS NAME SO WILL USE YOU.