Rivers of Eden Ministry

The Vision & The Revelation

In 1998, God breathed this ministry into my life while on a plane 30,000 feet up in the air, flying from Atlanta to the San Francisco Bay Area. Rivers of Eden is a ministry birthed in the heart of God and graciously given to Marvin and myself for such a time as this.

Genesis 2:10-14 Now a river went out of Eden to water the garden, and from there it parted and became four riverheads. The name of the first is Pishon; it is the one which skirts the whole land of Havilah, where there is gold. And the gold of that land is good. Bdellium and the onyx stone are there. The name of the second river is Gihon; it is the one which goes around the whole land of Cush. The name of the third river is Hiddekel; it is the one which goes toward the east of Assyria. The fourth river is the Euphrates.

Rivers of Eden flows from the Garden of the Lord, flowing out from the Tree of Life, Christ Jesus. Today, these rivers of life flow from our lives in ministry – Christ is in us, the hope of glory. (Col. 1:27); we are in union in Christ (1 Cor. 6:17). Jesus as the Tree of Life is the source of life for us.

The four rivers are:

Pishon – ‘flowing freely’
Gihon – ‘stream’
Hiddekel – ‘rapidly running water’
Euphrates – ‘rushing forth’

The number 4 indicates ‘universality’.

All together, this is significant for us because it means that we will bring the Gospel, the Good News of Jesus Christ in the power of Holy Spirit throughout the world, bringing people into the revelation of His grace and glory.

In Christ, we live, move and have our being. These rivers, flowing in abundance and grace, flow forth with life out of our bellies as living water. (John 7:38)

 Debra & Marvin Westbrook – Our Lives

From its revelation in 1998 to the present time, Rivers of Eden has been growing, slowly, surely, obscurely, hidden for the most part, but nonetheless known by God and carried within my life.

Over the years, Marvin and I have walked through seasons of brokenness, healing, restoration, dryness, rejection, and more to learn a valuable lesson. Surrender. Surrender to Jesus Christ, the Tree of Life, to His will and to His ways so that He is glorified in our lives.

Holy Spirit leads and directs us on our path throughout the earth in ministry, into places where God has destined us to be. Our lives are sourced in Christ.

(If interested, please read Our Timeline to become acquainted with our life’s journey over the years.)

Colossians 1:27-29 To them God willed to make known what are the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles: which is Christ in you, the hope of glory. Him we preach, warning every man and teaching every man in all wisdom, that we may present every man perfect in Christ Jesus. To this end I also labor, striving according to His working which works in me mightily.

Our Mandate & Our Mission

Our passion is to raise up a people who will live, move and have their being in Christ, as His creative expression in the earth today. In other words, we are all unique, individual in Christ, and corporately placed in His Body to display His grace and His glory through our lives. Whether that be preaching, educating, parenting, administrating, being in business, flowing in the arts, musical, artistic – each of us live in creative expression in the Lord, not as robots or clones.

Our passion:

  • Equipping people – preaching and teaching through the lens of grace in a New Covenant reality while honoring the whole Word of God as it points to Jesus Christ.
  • Flowing in the power of Holy Spirit through prophecy, revelation, words of wisdom, words of knowledge as it builds up, encourages and exhorts the Body of Christ.
  • Demonstrating the power of the Gospel through laying hands on the sick and bringing deliverance and freedom to God’s people.

466987_385067658200058_340338782_oIn Christ,
Debra & Marvin Westbrook

9 thoughts on “Rivers of Eden Ministry

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  4. ‭Psalms‬ ‭36‬:‭5-9‬ HCSB
    “Lord, Your faithful love reaches to heaven, Your faithfulness to the clouds. Your righteousness is like the highest mountains; Your judgments, like the deepest sea. Lord, You preserve man and beast. God, Your faithful love is so valuable that people take refuge in the shadow of Your wings. They are filled from the abundance of Your house; You let them drink from Your refreshing stream, for with You is life’s fountain. In Your light we will see light.”

    You let them drink from Your refreshing stream!

    Haven’t been reacting lately, dear friends, but this morning the verse came in /(through my wife Prisca) and I felt to forward it!
    I thought it was a great thing that you guys “pop up when needed” because of Kingdom-heart-connections!
    Be this refreshing Stream!
    Be so blessed,
    Rob

    • This is so good Rob. So good. This time – how glorious is this time – our steps are ordered in Him. Over the years, our steps have been ordered but there have been times when I got out of sync and wanted things to proceed faster than how the Lord has ordained it to be. Now we sense we are in sync. The first sign of being in sync is peace – peace that comes when we are not sure of the exact direction but we know whom we are walking with and keeping astride. We are indeed drinking from the stream. May God open the nations and may we visit you in Sweden in His timing and His way. I have been to Stockholm one time……………..loved Sweden and found it to be so very different that Finland. May God restore to us and to you and your family what seemingly may have been robbed, destroyed, misplaced, taken and more. Debra

  5. Amen! It seems like “Man” has tried to build a damn to com train the river and only a small amount of what God has given us to share and teach has been allowed through the damn. We will no longer be what “man” thinks we are to be but instead flow in who God has made us to be! The Damn has been demolished and the Rivers shall flow in accordance to the glory and will of God?

  6. Good to hear from you again. Thank God for His River of Life that is to flow out of us as living water. Keeping you, Marvin, and your ministry in prayer. On Sept. 10-11 I will be having a small group of intercesors coming together to intercede for Okla. and our nation. Please join with us in spirit. Love you both!
    Pat Penington

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