The Lord God Almighty has decreed that I should never have to face the devil if ever I were to return to earth to join the millennial kingdom of God. I know that the devil is no more, having been put to sleep, as had been decreed. I know also that the earth knows little peace, despite his having been put to sleep, because the children of the devil are eager to fulfill his mission. They know that when eternity's gates are opened, the Lord God Almighty will descend to right the wrongs that Satan had committed. For now, they seek to manifest his every evil plan, to wrench the joy from hearts that seek the Lord.
I remember well the days of woebegone, when all of Eden was awash with joy, then suddenly the devil reared his head, convinced me that the Lord had done us wrong, and in a flash the joy became a never-ending round of bitter tales. Today, the world has seen the worst of him, and yet they seek to set eternity aside to claim his empty promises. I bid the earth farewell, not when I died, but when the sadness and the pain had overwhelmed. I didn't have to die but Adam did, because the Lord's command was given to him, and him alone.
I spent the last six thousand years or so wondering what could have been if I had heard the Lord's command, and kept it in my heart. Would all the world have known the Lord? Would only still a few? Would Adam have obeyed until the end of time, and lived to see eternity proclaimed? Would all our children have obeyed the Lord? I know that now that all is said and done, the Lord will never know how much regret is in this fallen soul, not only for the ones whose soul is lost for all eternity, but also for the ones who lost the joy and ecstasy of life, a joy that only Eden's children knew. The Lord will yet deliver us to Eden's gates once more, to see his children smile with ecstasy.
Eve of Eden