The Garden of Eden had a river flowing through it that had 4 branches. The Lord God had kept the river to nourish the entire garden.

Now a river flowed out of Eden to water the garden; and from there it divided and became four rivers. 11 The name of the first is Pishon; it flows around the whole land of Havilah, where there is gold. 12 The gold of that land is good; the bdellium and the onyx stone are there as well13 The name of the second river is Gihon; it flows around the whole land of Cush. 14 The name of the third river is Tigris; it flows east of Assyria. And the fourth river is the Euphrates. Genesis 2:10-14. NASB

The Anointing of the Holy Spirit is like the experience of being in a river. Eden is compared to the Presence of God and the Garden to the Church. From this we gather that the river of the Holy Spirit proceeds from the Presence of God and nourishes the Church.

The 4 branches of the river in the Garden of Eden were:

  • Pison
  • Gihon
  • Hiddekel/Tigris
  • Euphrates

Pison

The meaning of Pison is God’s strength. Jesus was filled with the strength and power of God during His time on earth. With the help of God’s strength, Jesus went about doing good in every place He went to. How God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Ghost and with power: who went about doing good, and healing all that were oppressed of the devil; for God was with him. Acts 10:38.

Gihon

The meaning of Gihon is the Grace of God. The grace of God helps us to move forward in our spiritual lives. The Scripture teaches us that God grants His grace to those who are humble. But he giveth more grace. Wherefore he saith, God resisteth the proud, but giveth grace unto the humble. James 4:6. It is a gift of God to mankind.

Hiddekkel/Tigris

The meaning of Hiddekkel is wisdom of God. What do I mean by this? It means God in his wisdom made it impossible for people to know Him by means of their own wisdom. Instead, it pleased Him by the foolishness of preaching to save them that believe. But, for those whom God has called, both Jews and Gentiles, Christ is the power of God and the wisdom of God. But unto them which are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God, and the wisdom of God. 1 Corinthians 1:24.

Euphrates

The meaning of Euphrates is the holiness of God. Peace and holiness run in parallels. We grow in God’s holiness when we follow peace with one another. Follow peace with all men, and holiness, without which no man shall see the Lord: Hebrews 12:14. God has called us unto holiness and not to uncleanness. and put on the new self [the regenerated and renewed nature], created in God’s image, [godlike] in the righteousness and holiness of the truth [living in a way that expresses to God your gratitude for your salvation]. Ephesians 4:24.

May the Lord help us.

Be blessed! 💕