Monday, November 29, 2010

Genesis 11:1-2 One People, One Language.

"And the whole earth was of one language, and of one speech."

It always amazes me why translators choose one word over another. When I first read this verse, I wondered why G-d chose to say the same thing twice in one verse. Here, he says that the people were one language and one speech. Isn’t that the same thing? It turns out that it is. Well, it also turns out that the translators got it wrong again. The word, “saw-faw”, translated here as language, should have been translated as people or nation. This is backed up by the Lord in verse 6 when G-d reiterates the same thing.

"And the LORD said, Behold, the people is one, and they have all one language..."

Transliterated directly from the original Hebrew, verse one reads as,

“All Earth was united as one people, one language.”

One people directly descended from Noah and his sons. No way to misunderstand that.

"And it came to pass, as they journeyed from the east, that they found a plain in the land of Shinar; and they dwelt there."

This is interesting because the ark landed on the mountain of Ararat in northern Turkey, which is to the north of the land of Shinar, modern day Irag. Here, it says that these people came from the east to the land of Shinar, which would put them originally in modern day Iran. Is this a mistake? No. Once again, we have been taught incorrectly by most modern day teachers and translators. The Bible does not say the mountain of Ararat, but the mountains or hills of Ararat (Genesis 8:4).

The mountain of Ararat is in modern day Turkey. However, the mountains of Ararat stretch from Turkey to Eastern and Northern Iran and on into the Persian Gulf. Another peculiar point is the fact that the word, Ararat is not of Hebraic or Samaritan origin. It is Armenian for Armenia. Therefore, we should read Genesis 8:4 as the mountains or hills of Armenia which include the Ararat, Zagros and Elburz mountains. This puts the ark and the origin of these people in the area ranging from northern Turkey down through Iran to the Persian Gulf and possibly along the southern coastline of the Caspian Sea.

These two verses show why it is so important that we learn the language of the Kingdom, Hebrew. We need to learn the langage so we can understand G-d's Word and get a head start on the one language of the Kingdom because G-d will, again, unite us as a one people with one language in the Kingdom of Heaven.


Sunday, November 7, 2010

Genesis 10:1-32 What Family Branch Are You From?

Now these are the generations of the sons of Noah, Shem, Ham, and Japheth: and unto them were sons born after the flood. The sons of Japheth; Gomer, and Magog, and Madai, and Javan, and Tubal, and Meshech, and Tiras. And the sons of Gomer; Ashkenaz, and Riphath, and Togarmah. And the sons of Javan; Elishah, and Tarshish, Kittim, and Dodanim. By these were the isles of the Gentiles divided in their lands; every one after his tongue, after their families, in their nations. And the sons of Ham; Cush, and Mizraim, and Phut, and Canaan. And the sons of Cush; Seba, and Havilah, and Sabtah, and Raamah, and Sabtecha: and the sons of Raamah; Sheba, and Dedan. And Cush begat Nimrod: he began to be a mighty one in the earth. He was a mighty hunter before the LORD: wherefore it is said, Even as Nimrod the mighty hunter before the LORD. And the beginning of his kingdom was Babel, and Erech, and Accad, and Calneh, in the land of Shinar. Out of that land went forth Asshur, and builded Nineveh, and the city Rehoboth, and Calah, And Resen between Nineveh and Calah: the same is a great city. And Mizraim begat Ludim, and Anamim, and Lehabim, and Naphtuhim, And Pathrusim, and Casluhim, (out of whom came Philistim,) and Caphtorim. And Canaan begat Sidon his firstborn, and Heth, And the Jebusite, and the Amorite, and the Girgasite, And the Hivite, and the Arkite, and the Sinite, And the Arvadite, and the Zemarite, and the Hamathite: and afterward were the families of the Canaanites spread abroad. And the border of the Canaanites was from Sidon, as thou comest to Gerar, unto Gaza; as thou goest, unto Sodom, and Gomorrah, and Admah, and Zeboim, even unto Lasha. These are the sons of Ham, after their families, after their tongues, in their countries, and in their nations. Unto Shem also, the father of all the children of Eber, the brother of Japheth the elder, even to him were children born. The children of Shem; Elam, and Asshur, and Arphaxad, and Lud, and Aram. And the children of Aram; Uz, and Hul, and Gether, and Mash. And Arphaxad begat Salah; and Salah begat Eber. And unto Eber were born two sons: the name of one was Peleg; for in his days was the earth divided; and his brother's name was Joktan. And Joktan begat Almodad, and Sheleph, and Hazarmaveth, and Jerah, And Hadoram, and Uzal, and Diklah, And Obal, and Abimael, and Sheba, And Ophir, and Havilah, and Jobab: all these were the sons of Joktan. And their dwelling was from Mesha, as thou goest unto Sephar a mount of the east. These are the sons of Shem, after their families, after their tongues, in their lands, after their nations. These are the families of the sons of Noah, after their generations, in their nations: and by these were the nations divided in the earth after the flood.

All people, of all races, shapes and sizes, are descendents from one family. Trace anyones family line and it leads back to Noah and his three sons, Shem, Ham, and Japheth. Which of the sons are you from?

The following map, provided by the Moody Institute, depicts the descendants of Noah and his sons as mentioned in Genesis 10:1-32.

Following this map, we can trace the families to other nations. The following chart shows the family of Japheth and his descendents.

People living in area of the Black Sea, Germany and Wales.
Reference to "Gog" referring to Georgia, a region near the Black Sea and Scythians.
Medes (Persia), Japheth through Madai father of India.
People of Greece and Cyprus.
Russian, city of Tobolsk.
Russian, (Name Muskovi) city of Moscow.
Thracians, possibly the Etruscans of Italy.
Germany, Armenia, Scandinavia, Denmark, northern islands of Europe and European west coast.
Generally Europe, Carpathians and Paphlagonians
Armenians, Germany and Turkey
Greeks ("Hellas" is a form of word Elishah)
Spain, Carthage in North Africa
Greeks, Cyprus, Macedonia, China, Japanese and Southeast Asia
Greeks, Rhodes, Dardanelles

The Descendants of Ham

Hittites, Jebusites, Amorites

The Descendants of Shem


There we have it. So, where do you fit in?

Your Brother

Monday, September 13, 2010

Genesis 9:18-29 Noahs Nakedness and Hams Shame

"And the sons of Noah, that went forth of the ark, were Shem, and Ham, and Japheth: and Ham is the father of Canaan. These are the three sons of Noah: and of them was the whole earth overspread. And Noah began to be an husbandman, and he planted a vineyard: And he drank of the wine, and was drunken; and he was uncovered within his tent."

When Adam and Eve fell in the garden, we saw that they lost their innocence and no longer enjoyed the dimensionality that allow them to walk physically with G-d. As a result of the flood, we will see the ages of man begin to diminish. Here we see that Noah drank of the fruit of the vine and got drunk. As a result of the flood, there was no longer a protective covering against the harmful effects of the cosmos. Man and all creation began to degrade quicker. This causes the juice of grapes, or wine, to do something that it probably never done before, that is, ferment. I’m sure that Noah had drank wine before. However, due to the fermentation of the wine, he became drunk.

"And Ham, the father of Canaan, saw the nakedness of his father, and told his two brethren without. And Shem and Japheth took a garment, and laid it upon both their shoulders, and went backward, and covered the nakedness of their father; and their faces were backward, and they saw not their father's nakedness. And Noah awoke from his wine, and knew what his younger son had done unto him."

This incident has been one of speculation within the Christian church for a long time. However, I believe we can look at the text and the Talmud for direction here. First, the text says that, “…Ham…saw the nakedness of his father.” The word translated as “saw” is the Hebrew word, “raw-aw” which means, “to joyfully look unto”. Some scholars indicate that it was a homosexual encounter.

Even though the same words would be used to express a homosexual encounter, I doubt it very much if Ham would have bragged to his brothers about it. No. It is more likely that Ham saw his father naked and drunk and he made fun of it, bringing public humiliation upon his father. As a matter of fact, we can see this in Hams firstborns name, Canaan, which means, “humiliation”.

The main question in my mind is: Why would he humiliate his father? I believe that the Talmud gives us this answer.

“Our Rabbis taught: Three copulated in the ark, and they were all punished — the dog, the raven, and Ham. The dog was doomed to be tied, the raven expectorates [his seed into his mate's mouth], and Ham was smitten in his skin.”

{Talmud Bavli, Sanhedrin 108b}

Here, we have a little history of a punishment given to Ham, as a result of his disobedience within the ark. It doesn’t say it in the Bible, but it implies here in the Talmud that no sexual intercourse was allow while they were in the ark. In this Talmudic entry, we find that Ham had sex with his wife. Once again, some say that this meant that there was some unnatural shenanigans going on between the dog, the raven and Ham, which is physically ludicrous and would have been more plainly laid out within the passage. The three had sex with their mates, which were forbidden. With this history and it’s punishment, it was no wonder that Ham most likely resented it and attempted to humiliate his father. As we will see, it backfired on him.

And he said, Cursed be Canaan; a servant of servants shall he be unto his brethren. And he said, Blessed be the LORD God of Shem; and Canaan shall be his servant. God shall enlarge Japheth, and he shall dwell in the tents of Shem; and Canaan shall be his servant.

As a result of Hams sin, his descendants were punished, destined to servants or slaves. Hams punishment was that he had to live with the blame.

"Noah lived after the flood three hundred and fifty years. And all the days of Noah were nine hundred and fifty years: and he died."

Please notice the ages of man begin to reduce from here on out.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Genesis 9:8-17 I Will Not Destroy The World Again?

Then God spoke to Noah and to his sons with him, saying: "And as for Me, behold, I establish My covenant with you and with your descendants after you, and with every living creature that is with you: the birds, the cattle, and every beast of the earth with you, of all that go out of the ark, every beast of the earth. Thus I establish My covenant with you: Never again shall all flesh be cut off by the waters of the flood; never again shall there be a flood to destroy the earth."

As I said in the previous entry, G-d felt bad about destroying the world and all the life in it. However, it was just and had to be done. Here, G-d is promising not to destroy the world again. It amazes me that there are a lot of Christians and others who point to this passage and say, "See. God isn't going to destroy the world again, he's going to transform it."

Well, with many things, the details are in what you decide not to read. Many people read their Bible the same way. They read and absorb the general stuff while ignoring the specifics. Many Christians take in the Faith, Love and Hope message while ignoring the other things. These Christians tend to lose their faith because it is supported by "feel good" theology and not based in the reality of Gods Word. Unfortunately, I feel they are in for a rude awakening.

Anyway, lets' get back to the verse. Yes, G-d does say he is not going to destroy the world again.....BY WATER. See, the specifics are in the details. II Peter, chapter 3 tells us that the world will again be purged, not by water, but by fire.

"...the heavens and the earth, which are now, by the same word are kept in store, reserved unto fire against the day of judgment and perdition of ungodly men...the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up."

Fortunately, for us, this fire is part of G-ds wrath in the end times. In I Thessalonians 1:10, We are told that we are not subject to G-ds wrath.

"And to wait for his Son from heaven, whom he raised from the dead, [even] Jesus, which delivered us from the wrath to come."

Praise G-d for his mercy upon his people.

"And God said: "This is the sign of the covenant which I make between Me and you, and every living creature that is with you, for perpetual generations: I set My rainbow in the cloud, and it shall be for the sign of the covenant between Me and the earth. It shall be, when I bring a cloud over the earth, that the rainbow shall be seen in the cloud; and I will remember My covenant which is between Me and you and every living creature of all flesh; the waters shall never again become a flood to destroy all flesh. The rainbow shall be in the cloud, and I will look on it to remember the everlasting covenant between God and every living creature of all flesh that is on the earth." And God said to Noah, "This is the sign of the covenant which I have established between Me and all flesh that is on the earth."

One thing you can take to the bank is G-d fulfills all his promises. First, not to destroy the world again with a global flood. He put the rainbow in the sky after each rain to signify his promise not to destroy the world by water. Second, to destroy the world and all the unrighteousness in it with fire. Finally, to save us from that wrath.

Praise G-d and pray for those who need him.

Shalom my friends.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Genesis 9:1-7 Your Blood ... Will I Require

And God blessed Noah and his sons, and said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth.And the fear of you and the dread of you shall be upon every beast of the earth, and upon every fowl of the air, upon all that moveth upon the earth, and upon all the fishes of the sea; into your hand are they delivered.

Once again, God is telling man to be fruitful and fill the earth. Almost like saying, "OK Fellas, let's try this again." As we read this, I'd like to remind you that killing everyone off in the flood bothered G-d a lot. So much that he refuses to do it again, even if man gets himself into the same predicament. More on that in the next blog entry.

From now on, every animal will have a fear of man. Why? Well, for one thing, the next verse.

Every moving thing that liveth shall be meat for you; even as the green herb have I given you all things.

If you are now dinner for every man, wouldn't you have a fear of man? But seriously, G-d created this animousity between man and animal for the same reason that he made it harder for Adam to till the ground for food. It is going to be harder from now on. Also, and most importantly, it is to show man that a blood sacrifice will be needed as a sin offering unto G-d. Also, man sinned, not the animals. This is another sepraration as the result of our sin.

But flesh with the life thereof, which is the blood thereof, shall ye not eat. And surely your blood of your lives will I require; at the hand of every beast will I require it, and at the hand of man; at the hand of every man's brother will I require the life of man. Whoso sheddeth man's blood, by man shall his blood be shed: for in the image of God made he man. And you, be ye fruitful, and multiply; bring forth abundantly in the earth, and multiply therein.

There is no way getting around partaking of the blood when you eat meat. Therefore, you are automatically required to give your life for your sins.

A lot of people will tell you that these verses are telling us not to kill anyone or your life will be required, otherwise, capital punishment. They will include war, accidental and involutary man-slaughter. My answer to that is another question: "Why did G-d gives the laws concerning the Avenger of Blood and the Cities of Refufe? The point to the Messiah.

Yes it is unlawful to Murder, it is Mitsvah #6 in the Aseret ha-D'varim, or Ten Commandments. However, all we have to do is look at the word and see that it means a willfull, unjustifiable and delibrate act of taking someones life.

Let's look at this verse again. G-d includes not eating the blood of the life you just took. It doesn't take a rocket scientist to know G-d is talking about something else here. We will get deeper into this when we get further in the Torah, more specifically the D'varim or Deuteronomy.

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Genesis 8:20-22 The First Altar

As mentioned before, there is a law of first mention. Here, we have, for the first time, an altar before G-d.

"And Noah built an altar unto the LORD; and took of every clean beast, and of every clean fowl, and offered burnt offerings on the altar."

Note to those who teach that Noah brought only two of every animal into the ark: In that is true, then Noah put an end to the species declared as clean. Obviously, Noah didn't take just two of every animal. Instead he took seven pairs of the clean animals. It was for this reason that he did.

Another good point is that Noah must have been super faithful to take of the only animals he and his family was allowed to eat and sacrifice some of them to the Lord. This took an incredible amount of faith that the Lord will provide. This is something a lot of us today lack.

Also, how did Noah know what was clean and what was not? Didn't the concept of clean and unclean come from the law given unto Moses? Obviously, the law was not new but forgotten when it was given to Moses. This is another example that shows that G-d doesn't change. He is the same yesterday, today and tomorrow.

"And the LORD smelled a sweet savor; and the LORD said in his heart..."

True to my nature, I must pause at this point to point out the fact that the Lord enjoys the smell of a good steak cooking on the barbie like a lot of us. :-) LOL.

"I will not again curse the ground any more for man's sake; for the imagination of man's heart is evil from his youth; neither will I again smite any more every thing living, as I have done. While the earth remaineth, seedtime and harvest, and cold and heat, and summer and winter, and day and night shall not cease."

It is amazing to hear a lot of Christians still teach that G-d destroyed mankind during the flood because of sin. Right here, it shows that G-d wiped the slate clean for what? Sin? No...because sin continued and continues till today. He wiped the slate clean because the generations of man had become impure. What exactly does that mean? We don't honestly know. A lot of evidence points to the shenanigans that was going on between the fallen angels and mankinds resulting in mutations. However, it will have to be one of those questions we ask the Lord during that first big Bible Study.

See you there.

PS. Here we also have a promise not to destroy the world again. However, there is a disclaimer....but that is for next time.


Thursday, July 29, 2010

Genesis 8:13-19 A Brand New World.

"And in the second month, on the seven and twentieth day of the month, was the earth dried. And God spake unto Noah, saying, Go forth of the ark, thou, and thy wife, and thy sons, and thy sons' wives with thee."

One thing that is consistent throughout the Bible are the numbers and their associated meaning. This is no different. Please notice that there are eight people leaving the ark. Eight is consistently refered to as the number of a new beginning. Here we have a new beginning of man on the earth.

I think it’s also important to notice that God sealed them into the ark but it was man that left at Gods command. This shows that is by God that man is protected and sealed but it is by the sovereignty of man, his freewill, to do as God commands.

Also, it is interesting to note that a lot of dates in Judaism fall on the same date on a regular occurence. This date, the 27th of Ziv, is the celebration of the Liberation of Jerusalem. What do we do with that, I presently don't know. However, I know that there are no coincidences in Gods Word. Wait and see.

Bring forth with thee every living thing that is with thee, of all flesh, both of fowl, and of cattle, and of every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth; that they may breed abundantly in the earth, and be fruitful, and multiply upon the earth And Noah went forth, and his sons, and his wife, and his sons' wives with him: Every beast, every creeping thing, and every fowl, and whatsoever creepeth upon the earth, after their kinds, went forth out of the ark..

First of all, this must have been refreshing to God. God commands and man obeys.

Next, one thing that is not mentioned here is the fact that this is an alien world to Noah, his family and all the animals. Scientists believe that the firmament, that was above the earth, created a tropical like environment. As in the tropics today, things act and grew differently. At this point, with the firmament gone, the earths atmospheric pressure was most likely ½ or on it’s way to being ½ of what is was before. Also, the firmament was a protection from all kinds of cosmic rays, such as the suns ultra-violet rays which is responsible for many problems we have today.

Before, the lifespan of the individual man was between 500 and 900 years old. Now, we will see lifespans drop dramatically. This is a direct result our protective covering being gone. We will decay faster and live shorter lives. This lifespan decay continued until the average lifespan dropped to approximately 40 years of age. With the advent of medical science over the last centuries, our lifespan has risen to approximately 70 years. It should not be surprising to find out that the Bible prophesied just that. The Bible prophesied that knowledge would increase. This inevitably lead to advancements in all fields including medical science. However, this also indicates that we are in the end of days.

This is an exciting time. Are we the terminal generation? Are we going to witness the return of our savior? Are we going to see culmination of God salvation plan?

As we study the book of beginnings, we can’t help but look toward the future. A future that the Bible prophesies to be an existence with the God of the universe, our creator and savior. Are you sealed in the promise of God? Do you know for sure that your future is secure? These are questions we need to ask ourselves as we go through our brief existence on this earth.

God gave me a song and in it are the words, “Oh, won’t you come along with me? Let tell you about Jesus.” Let me tell you about Y’shua Ha Mashiach, Jesus Christ, Gods salvation for us all.

Till next time.

Shalom my friends.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

I Got To Preach Sundays Sermon

This is one of those opportunities that I got to preach at our church. I hope you enjoy.

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Shabbat Shalom

Friday, June 4, 2010

Why Did G-d Bless The Third Day Twice?

After a couple of emails asking about the double blessing of the third day of creation, I went back and found that I totally left that out. At best, I alluded to it but did not explain. I apologize. First of all, here are the two entries concerning this time period. They are:

Beginnings Of Man


There Went Up A Mist From The Earth

I believe that both Adam and the Garden of Eden were created on the third day. This is according to the scriptures as laid out in the two entries noted above. Adam and the garden were G-d's greatest creation. Therefor, G-d blessed the Third Day twice. On the lighter side, it shows that even G-d doesn't like Mondays. LOL :-)

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Genesis 8:5-13 The Big Drain

And the waters decreased continually until the tenth month: in the tenth [month], on the first [day] of the month, were the tops of the mountains seen.

Keep in mind that the ark has already rested upon the mountains of Ararat. What are we seeing here? Most likely, the rest of the mountain range. I can't help but be a little antagonistic here. The Hebrew word, "Rosh", is used in certain situations to indicate, new, beginning or start of, as in Rosh Hashanah. Could this be interpreted as, "new hills" or "new mountains"? We'll find out when G-d is the one leading the bible study.

And it came to pass at the end of forty days, that Noah opened the window of the ark which he had made: And he sent forth a raven, which went forth to and fro, until the waters were dried up from off the earth. Also he sent forth a dove from him, to see if the waters were abated from off the face of the ground; But the dove found no rest for the sole of her foot, and she returned unto him into the ark, for the waters [were] on the face of the whole earth: then he put forth his hand, and took her, and pulled her in unto him into the ark. And he stayed yet other seven days; and again he sent forth the dove out of the ark; And the dove came in to him in the evening; and, lo, in her mouth [was] an olive leaf pluckt off: so Noah knew that the waters were abated from off the earth.

Here we have Noah sending out a raven and a dove searching for plant life and they find an olive tree. We also have evidence against a ravaging and horrific flood as indicated by most teachers. How could have trees survive such conditions if it weren't a gentle rise of waters as the bible actually indicates. Noah knew trees survived and was expecting growth to occur immediately after the flood as proven here.

"And he stayed yet other seven days; and sent forth the dove; which returned not again unto him any more. And it came to pass in the six hundredth and first year, in the first [month], the first [day] of the month, the waters were dried up from off the earth: and Noah removed the covering of the ark, and looked, and, behold, the face of the ground was dry."

I hate to keep beating a dead horse into the ground. However, the dove didn't come back. There was obviously food for the dove to survive upon. Something you wouldn't have if the flood was as violent as most say. But....once again, something I sure G-d will fill us in on at a later date.

Shalom my friends

Friday, March 12, 2010

Genesis 8:1-4 Did G-d Forget? and What's is Wind?

And God remembered Noah, and every living thing, and all the cattle that [was] with him in the ark:

Some people will try anything in an attempt to discredit G-d and his Word. This verse is a great example of how desperate some people are. They actually try to skew this verse to say, "If G-d knows everything, how can he forget about Noah?"

Once again, if we go to the Hebrew, we find that the word, translated as "remembered" is the Hebrew word, "zakar", means "to remember". However, just as in the English language, there is a "remember" that means "to recall something you have forgotten". There is also a "remember" that is used to ensure the reader that the person doing the action is now going to return to something that was temporarily put aside.

A good example of this is putting away the dining room centerpiece during dinner or cleaning the table in order to protect it. Then returning it after you are done. You didn't forget about it. You just put it aside for a little bit.

G-d did exactly that. He put Noach, his family and all the animals safely away, and got down to business. Now that his judgement has passed, he will now turn back to them.

"and God made a wind to pass over the earth, and the waters asswaged;"

Here, we have something happening for the first time in the history of the earth and all mankind. Wind is blowing across the surface of the earth. As mentioned in an earlier blog entry, the earths surface and atmospheric temperatures originally was even across the board. So even, that there weren't any atmospheric pressure change that causes wind to occur.

Now, with the protective firmament gone, the earth will now get the full brunt of the suns rays and thus begins the atmospheric changes we know today. This is also the beginning of the hydrological cycle. Instead of water leaching up through the ground to water everything, there will be rain. This the reason behind the rainbow sign that God set in the sky as a reminder of his promise, but I'm getting ahead of myself. We'll get to more of that in chapter nine.

"The fountains also of the deep and the windows of heaven were stopped, and the rain from heaven was restrained; And the waters returned from off the earth continually:."

This verse also reaffirms our interpretation from a couple blogs ago. If you remember, G-d caused the earth surface above the firmament underground to rupture, allowing the water to spew upward into the firmament above the earth and so it began to rain from over saturation. Here those fountains slowed to a stop and it stopped raining. Also, as in all floods, the water finds it way to lower elevations.

"and after the end of the hundred and fifty days the waters were abated. And the ark rested in the seventh month, on the seventeenth day of the month, upon the mountains of Ararat."

After an additional 150 days, the water had drained away from the higher elevations it caused, enough to allow the ark to come to rest on what is now the mountains of Ararat. This leads us to a good question. Could the mountains of Ararat have rose up at the same time the waters drained away? The earth after the flood was dramatically different from the earth before the flood. It'll be one of those questions we ask the Lord at a later date.

Shabbat Shalom

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Genesis 7:17-24 Only 22.5 feet? Hey...that's still a lot of water.

And the flood was forty days upon the earth; and the waters increased, and bore up the ark, and it was lifted up above the earth. And the waters prevailed, and were increased greatly upon the earth; and the ark went upon the face of the waters.

The Hebrew words, naw-saw and haw-lak which are translated as bore and went respectively, shows that the flood was not as violent as often described by others. Nawsaw means, "to pick up in order to cradle or carry away". Hawlak means, "to walk". That doesn't sound like a violent storm to me. This also allows for the sea animals to survive the same way the fish and other water life survives nowaday floods.

And the waters prevailed exceedingly upon the earth; and all the high hills, that were under the whole heaven, were covered. Fifteen cubits upward did the waters prevail; and the mountains were covered.

Fifteen cubits. Yes...that's only 22.5 feet of water covering the earth. To give a little perspective, that's only two and a half stories of a standard building. Doesn't sound like much but try treading 22.5 feet for over a hundred and fifty days. It's not going to happen. With that said, the text implies that the water gaw-bar or prevailed above the highest hills.

This is usually a major sticking point for our secular readers, even a lot of believers. However, we don't know how high the gaw-bo-ah har or high hills were. Also, it is interesting to note that the median elevation of the earth is approximately 20 feet below sea level. Is it possible that the earth, at the time of the flood, did not have the diverse topography we have today? And that the mountains and valleys were the result of the flood? Even though most secular scientists scoff at this idea, there are others that believe that the geological evidence hints at exactly that. Finally, the most important thing to remember is the fact that neither side can conclusively prove their position. One thing for certain is that this will be one of those questions we will ask the Lord when we go home.

And all flesh died that moved upon the earth, both of fowl, and of cattle, and of beast, and of every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth, and every man: All in whose nostrils was the breath of life, of all that was in the dry land, died. And every living substance was destroyed which was upon the face of the ground, both man, and cattle, and the creeping things, and the fowl of the heaven; and they were destroyed from the earth: and Noah only remained alive, and they that were with him in the ark.

Pretty self explanatory. Everything and everyone, that had breath, died, except for Noah and all that was with him in the ark.

And the waters prevailed upon the earth a hundred and fifty days.

The flood waters was upon the earth for a hundred and fifty days. On the surface, this seems pretty simple. It is very interesting to note that the Hebrew word, gawbar, translated here as prevailed, does mean, "to exceed above a certain point". However, an alternate translation could be, "to excert an extreme amount of pressure upon". This has led some to the previously expressed belief that the pressure of the flood waters is responsible for the formation of the mountains and valleys. As I said before, let the Holy Spirit guide you into the truth.

Shalom Aleichem, my friends.

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Genesis 7:13-16 The Real Flood...The Bible Version

In this same day Noah and Shem and Ham and Japheth, the sons of Noah, and Noah's wife, and the three wives of his sons with them, went into the ark; they, and every animal according to its kind, and every beast according to its kind, and every creeping thing that creeps on the earth according to its kind; and every fowl according to its kind, every bird of every wing. And they went in to Noah and to the ark, two and two of all flesh, in which is the breath of life. And those going in went in male and female of all flesh, as God had commanded him. And Jehovah shut him within.

What struck me first in these verses, was the fact that Noah, his family and all the animals went into the ark in one day. Now, that's a logistical nightmare. However, it shows that G-d was involved and all things are possible with G-d.

The other question that arises during a discussion of the Ark and all the animals is, "How in the world did all those animals fit into the ark? I started to begin a long dissertation on the size of the ark and the room that they would have occupied. However, please allow me to point you in the direction of a site that has all the facts.

I have read it and it follows exactly what the scriptures say.

And the flood was forty days upon the earth; and the waters increased, and bore up the ark, and it was lifted up above the earth. And the waters prevailed, and were increased greatly upon the earth; and the ark went upon the face of the waters. And the waters prevailed exceedingly upon the earth; and all the high hills, that were under the whole heaven, were covered. Fifteen cubits upward did the waters prevail; and the mountains were covered. And all flesh died that moved upon the earth, both of fowl, and of cattle, and of beast, and of every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth, and every man: All in whose nostrils was the breath of life, of all that was in the dry land, died. And every living substance was destroyed which was upon the face of the ground, both man, and cattle, and the creeping things, and the fowl of the heaven; and they were destroyed from the earth: and Noah only remained alive, and they that were with him in the ark. And the waters prevailed upon the earth a hundred and fifty days.

After reading these verses, does anything strike you as funny. What kind of picture of the flood and how it happened do you have in your mind? We know that G-d caused the water from the underground spew upwards and mix with the water that was in the firmament above the sky and it rained down for 40 days and nights. Do you envision massive storms and hurricanes and tidal waves? I don't. I see it happening exactly the way these verses dictate. Yes. It was a heavy rain but there weren't any massive tidal waves and such. It was a flood that happens the same way that a flood occurs in your local area.

I just got done watching a National Geographic show disputing the Noahs Flood. It was a hoot. It showed hurricane and tsunami conditions. They did everything they could to show that the ark, a "primitive vessel", could not, in anyway, survive such horrific conditions. OK. Let's come back to earth. I not saying it was a walk in the park. However, it wasn't Armageddon either. It was a flood from way too much rain. That's it. Pure and simple.

The rain lasted for 40 days and nights. The water covered the earth to approximately 22.5 feet, 6.858 meters. It lasted for 150 days.

I am curious. How many of us knew what the flood was like and was your thoughts according to the scriptures? Please write me at or comment here. Also, as I have said before, please feel free to ask questions or comment anonymously at my email. There are many that do. This blog has always been for studying G-ds word and getting the answers through the scriptures and I want to help in anyway I can.

Yevarechecha HaShem Shabbat Shalom Yeshua Ha Mashiach

May G-d Bless You with Sabbath Peace through Y'shua the Messiah

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Genesis 7:11-12 The Fountains of the Great Deep Blows Their Top. News at Eleven.

And it happened after seven days that the waters of the flood came into being on the earth. In the six hundredth year of Noah's life, in the second month, in the seventeenth day of the month, in this day all the fountains of the great deep were broken up, and the windows of the heavens were opened up. And the rain was upon the earth forty days and forty nights.

Once again, when we were young, we were told it rained so much, the earth became flooded. However, that’s only half the truth. In these verses, we are told that, “…all the fountains of the great deep were broken up, and the windows of the heavens were opened up.” The fountains of the great deep and the windows of the heavens? What’s that? I think it’s important to remind ourselves what the world looked like prior to the flood, as it was created in the days of Adam.

The earth had land, seas, plant and animal life, pretty much as it is today with a few exceptions. There was no rain. All water came seeping up through the ground which resulted in a mist. Also, there was a canopy of water moisture that surrounded the earth, just above the atmosphere. In these type of conditions, it was most likely a warm, humid place, similar to the amazon today. However, it was a constant temperature due to the canopy. There weren’t any storms and probably very little wind due to very little variation in sunlight, again due to the canopy.

In these verses, we are told that the fountains of the great deep were broken up. How did this happen? Well, with canopy in place, the atmospheric pressure, which is now 14.7 psi, was, at some estimates, approximately 30 psi. Without going through all the Physics, when G-d opened up the canopy, the windows of heaven, the atmospheric pressure would have fluctuated violently until it finally dropped to the 14.7 psi we have today. However, that fluctuation would have resulted in the earths crust heaving violently, thereby causing the giant underground aquifers to spew its contents up into the atmosphere like many fountains.

This water would also have mixture with the moisture in the canopy resulting in a lot of water raining back down on the earth. As this account tells us, it took 40 days and 40 nights for the water to fall back to the earth. This type of upheaval would and did result in a lot of changes to the surface of the earth, including the grand canyon. You won’t about this in todays classroom because it goes against the evolutionist agenda, that is to deny any possible references to a creator. However, if you look at all the facts, you can’t deny the possibily of a designer, that is our Lord and G-d.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Genesis 7:1-10: Come, my people, enter into your rooms…?

For in seven more days I will cause it to rain upon the earth forty days and forty nights. And I will destroy from off the face of the earth every living thing that I have made. And Noah did according to all that Jehovah commanded him. And Noah was six hundred years old when the flood of waters was upon the earth. And Noah went in. And his sons and his wife and his sons' wives went in with him into the ark, because of the waters of the flood.

It is interesting that G-d wants us to make note of how long after he tells Noah to come into the ark that the flood waters were to come. That is seven days. He also wants up to know that Noach is 600 years old when the flood came. If you are of the camp of those who feel that there’s more to the text than meets the eye, this should be a red flag.

Could these seven days be a foreshadowing of the 70th week of Daniel, the seven years of tribulation that comes at the end of days? We will look at that as another level of understanding, when we finish the account of Noah. But for now, this is very straight forward. G-d tells Noach to come into the ark, because in seven days, he will bring judgement upon all the earth.

This reminds me of Isaiah 26:20-21.

Come, my people, enter into your rooms and shut your doors around you; hide for a little moment, until the fury has passed by. For behold, Jehovah comes out of His place to punish the people of the earth for their iniquity; the earth also shall reveal her blood, and shall no more cover her dead.

Again, could this be a model or foreshadowing of our future?

Of the clean animals, and of the animals that were not clean, and of the fowls, and of everything that creeps on the earth, two by two they went in to Noah into the ark, male and female, as God had commanded Noah.

As children, we were told that Noach went out and gathered all the animals. However, it shows here that the animals went into the ark on their own fruition. I, for one, believe that it was G-d that told the animals to go into the ark. It’s also interesting to note that the animals went into the ark in an orderly fashion. When we see animals herded, it’s never in an orderly fashion. Another sign of the supernatural power of G-d.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Genesis 7:1-3 Two Of Every Animal??? I Don't Think So.

”And Jehovah said to Noah, You and all your house come into the ark, for I have seen you righteous before Me in this generation. You shall take with you every clean animal by sevens, the male and female. And take two of the animals that are not clean, the male and female. Also take of the fowls of the air by sevens, the male and the female, to keep seed alive upon the face of all the earth.”

It’s interesting to note that G-d tells Noach, Noah to come into the ark, not go into the ark. This is very important as to recognizing the model of the ark. Again, as we go through this account of the flood, please take notice of the aspects of the ark in order to determine who or what does this ark represent.

”…for I have seen you righteous before Me in this generation”

Wow. Can you imagine G-d saying that to you? Noah was righteous and perfect in his generation. Remember, G-d said the same thing in Genesis 6:9. What does G-d mean by that? Was Noach, Noah sinless? No. However, this is referring back to when the B’nai Elohim came down and corrupted the lineage of man, with the daughters of man, and bore the Nephylim. There was none of that in Noahs lineage. Therefore, G-d said that Noah was perfect in his generations and was the perfect vessel to carry on the Messianic line.

” You shall take with you every clean animal by sevens, the male and female.”

Wait a second….Weren’t we taught that Noach took only two of every animal into the ark, not seven pairs. Yes. This is one of those traditional teachings that is out and out wrong. Back in Genesis 6:20, didn’t G-d say to take two of every animal? Isn’t this a contradiction.? No. The Hebrew word, Shetahyim, is used to either imply two or pairs. Therefore, in Genesis 6:20, G-d said to take pairs or couples of every animal. Here, in Genesis 7:2, he defines it a little better for Noach. He wants him to take couple, male and female, into the ark. However, of the clean animals, G-d wants seven couples of each.

It says here, “…to keep seed alive…” That understandable. But why the seven pairs? This is due to the fact that all the plant life will be completely gone immediately after the flood. It'll take some time to regrow the plant life and Noach and his family will have to eat. They will also need animals as sacrifice unto G-d. Therefore, clean animals will be needed for both food and acceptable sacrifices.

But, wait a second. Clean and unclean? Sacrifices? Isn’t that part of the Mosaic Law, a Jewish thing? No. That is a misnomer perpetuated by todays Christian church. Yes….G-d gave the law to Moses. However, the law was known by man long before Abraham and his offspring, as evident here. G-d used the Abraham and his Jewish seed to bring the law back to common knowledge. We’ll get further into that as we go along.

I would like to introduce a concept that may be foreign to you. We have heard that the Jews were the chosen people of G-d and that is true, always have and always will. But, what does that mean? As we go further along, you will find that the Jews were not picked to be an exclusive people unto G-d, but the exclusive people through which G-d would bring his salvation to the world. That may sound the same to you but it is not. Even though the my Jewish brothers attempted to keep the law and G-d to themselves, G-d had other plans, to bring salvation, by way of a Jewish man, a perfect Jewish man to offered up as the perfect sacrifice for our sins. That man, according to the scriptures, was also G-d himself, Yeshua, our Messiah.

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Genesis 6:18-22 The First Covenant

But with thee will I establish my covenant; and thou shalt come into the ark, thou, and thy sons, and thy wife, and thy sons' wives with thee. And of every living thing of all flesh, two of every sort shalt thou bring into the ark, to keep them alive with thee; they shall be male and female. Of fowls after their kind, and of cattle after their kind, of every creeping thing of the earth after his kind, two of every sort shall come unto thee, to keep them alive. And take thou unto thee of all food that is eaten, and thou shalt gather it to thee; and it shall be for food for thee, and for them. Thus did Noah; according to all that God commanded him, so did he.

What is not easily seen here is the fact that Noach, Noah, does all that G-d says to do without knowing the specifics of the covenant. Again.....what faith. How many of us would do that just on G-d Word? In a way, we do that as believers in the Messiah. We are relying on life everlasting based on G-ds Word, which is Yeshua.

Notice that these scriptures say, "two of sort thou shalt bring into the ark." Traditionists appear to only have read this verse in preparation for teaching thier children. As we will find out, there were more than two of every sort, but I'm getting ahead of myself.

Finally, this is the first covenant in the bible. So what's so important. In these verses, it's not told to us. However, we are told that salvation from the deadly flood can be found by taking refuge in the ark. I'll give you a hint. As we go through the account of Noach, Noah, think about the aspect of the ark and how it resembles G-d future salvation for mankind.

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Genesis 6:14-17 An Ark? Why? For The Flood? What's a Flood?

Make thee an ark of gopher wood; rooms shalt thou make in the ark, and shalt pitch it within and without with pitch. And this is the fashion which thou shalt make it of: The length of the ark shall be three hundred cubits, the breadth of it fifty cubits, and the height of it thirty cubits. A window shalt thou make to the ark, and in a cubit shalt thou finish it above; and the door of the ark shalt thou set in the side thereof; with lower, second, and third stories shalt thou make it.

Here G-d is telling Noah to build an Ark to house every specie of animal and the eight members of his immediate family, Noah, his wife, three sons and their wives. In case, you haven't studyied cubits before, the ark was 450 feet, 137.16 meters long, 75 feet, 22.86 meters wide and 55 feet ,17.76 meters tall. In the United States, that's 1.5 times the size of a football field and five feet taller than a five story building. That's incredible and a monumental task and it took him approximately 120 years to do it.

Another interesting aspect of the ark is the requirement of having in pitched on the inside and outside. The Hebrew word for pitch is kofer, which means a covering, redemption, a redemptive price and a sum of money.

And, behold, I, even I, do bring a flood of waters upon the earth,...

The other incredible thing about the account of Noah and the ark is what is not mentioned here, Noahs response to the flood. I'm sure Noah knew what a flood was, but it had to run through his mind on how there was going to be enough water to flush out all of mankind. Up to that time, G-d nourished the earth with water and a mist that rose up from the ground. Humans had no idea what was rain. Think about it, to build an ark, without fathoming a flood that would require it and all the ridecule from his neighbors, took a lot of faith. destroy all flesh, wherein is the breath of life, from under heaven; and every thing that is in the earth shall die.

Some estimates have the worlds population in this pre-flood world at approximately 10 billion people. I don't care how faithful you are, that's a lot of people to have on your conscious. That's not including all the animals and property damage. Think about it. All those people and animals die and you and your family survive. Isn't that the way the world thinks? However, Noah had the right frame of mind. The same frame of mind, we should have. G-d is righteous and holy and has every right to lay down the law and the ramifications for not following it.

We know that G-d says that death is required for all who are disobedient. However, we have a savior who was sent to this earth to die for our sins, that is Yeshua ha Mashiach, the perfect lamb sacrifice for all mankind.

Do you except the sacrifice provided by G-d?

Monday, January 11, 2010

Genesis 6:6-13 Meet YHWH...The Father

And GOD saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually. And it repented the LORD that he had made man on the earth, and it grieved him at his heart. And the LORD said, I will destroy man whom I have created from the face of the earth; both man, and beast, and the creeping thing, and the fowls of the air; for it repenteth me that I have made them.

In studying the scriptures, there is a law of first mention. It says that something is usually important, the first time something or someone is mentioned. The reason I bring this up is that this verse is the first time יהוה YHWH, exclusively makes a decision, as יהוה YHWH, not Elohim. Yes, G-d is multidimensional and is made up of the Father, Son and the Holy Spirit and much more. G-d is far more than what he reveals to us. However, there is a hierarchy to G-d. There is a dimension to G-d that has the final say so and that is the Father, יהוה YHWH.

No. That doesn't mean that the other dimensions to G-d, ie:Yeshua, The Holy Spirit, are subserviant. In the same way that the mind cannot live without the body or the soul, the Father isn't complete without the Son or the Spirit.

With that said, what makes the first time YHWH being mention so important? Up to now, all things done by G-d was done by the fullness of G-d or Elohim. Here, the Father, without the Son or Spirit, is making the decision to destroy all mankind, except Noah. Some believe, as do I, that this is when the Father first revealed his plan of salvation to Yeshua, including the need for him to become a man, live a sinless life, die a horrible death and worst of all, be separated from the Father.

Is this pure conjecture. As always, there are reasons, some feel this way. As we go through the story of Noah and the flood, we'll go over the reasons why some feel this way and how this account models the G-ds Plan of Salvation. All I ask is let G-ds Holy Spirit be your guide.


Saturday, January 9, 2010

Genesis 6:1-4 B'nai Elohim and the Nephilim

And it happened, when men began to multiply on the face of the earth, and when daughters were born to them, sons of God saw the daughters of men, that they were good. And they took wives for themselves from all whom they chose. And Jehovah said, My spirit shall not always strive with man, in his erring; he is flesh. Yet his days shall be a hundred and twenty years. There were giants in the earth in those days. And also after that, when the sons of God came in to the daughters of men, and they bore to them, they were mighty men who existed of old, men of renown.


We are going to get into some things that are weird and totally disputed by mainstream Christianity. One more thing before we get into the text.

Why is it that mainstream Christianity always wants to down play the supernatural. Isn't G-d supernatural? Isn't denying the supernatural, in effect, denying G-d? OK. I'll get off my soapbox and get to the text.

When the population of man began to increase, the "b'nai Elohim (sons of G-d) rawaw or looked at the daughters of man. Not translated into english is the Hebrew word, eth. As we discussed in earlier blogs, eth is used to emphasize either the subject or the object specifically. In our vernacular, it should be written as, "The B'nai
Elohim or sons of G-d really looked longingly, lustfully at the daughters of man."

This brings up the question, "Who were the sons of G-d?". Everytime b'nai Elohim was used in the scriptures, it directly referred to angels. Job 1:5, Job 2:1, Job 38:7. There are five times, sons of G-d is used in the B'rit Hadashah, the new testament and that is Rom 8:14, Rom 8:19, Gal 4:6, Php 2:15 and 1John 3:1-2. In the B'rit Hadashah, it refers to you and me, the holy men and women of G-d, true believers.

So, who were these sons of G-d? Our lone clue is what their offspring looked like. They were giants. How many human offspring were giants? The only other candidate were angels. But what about Matt 22:30.

"For in the resurrection they neither marry, nor are given in marriage, but are as the angels of God in heaven."

My answer to that is...that's true about obedient angels. How about the disobedient ones?

For me, the final clue was the giants. In Hebrew, the word giants, used here, is nephilim, which come from nafal, which means the fallen ones. The b'nai Elohim were fallen angels who took the daughters of man as their own. Fallen angels were bad enough, the fall of man pushed G-d to anger. However, the two coming together to produce unholy offspring pushed G-d to declare that all of mankind had 120 years to repent. We know they didn't. 120 years later came a world wide flood that destroyed all mankind except for eight people and a whole lot of animals. But, that's for the next few blogs.

Friday, January 8, 2010

Genesis 5:1-2 Revisited

"This is the book of the generations of Adam. In the day that God created man, he made him in the likeness of God. He created them male and female, and blessed them. And He called their name man in the day when they were created."

I’ve had a few emails ask basically the same questions.

“Doesn’t these verses prove that Adam and man, as mentioned so far in Genesis, one and the same?”

“Doesn’t this prove that God created Adam and the rest of mankind came from him?”

I agree, on the surface, the view of two separate creations, one of Adam and a separate one of man and female, appears to be in jeopardy. However, a closer look at the text reveals the bias of the translators.

Let’s perform an exegesus of the troubling verses. Before I go any further, even though I’m going to include the transliteration of the original Hebrew, I am going to keep them in the order written in English in order to ease the troubleshooting of the verse.

First of all, “This is the book of the generations of Adam.” is pretty straight forward. The genealogy following these verses, is all about Adam and his offspring, no one else.

Now comes the first evidence of biased translating.

“In the day that God created man, he made him in the likeness of God.”

In Hebrew, it is:

yom Elohim bara adam d’muth Elohim asah

Now let’s perform a word for word translation.

yom means day.
“Yom” can either imply a specific day or and era. This is the reason, “In the day…” was used.

Elohim means G-ds
“Elohim” Implies the multidimensionality of G-d in the form of the Father, Son and Spirit.but as “echad”, one

bara means created.
“Bara” implies creation out of nothing or the basic elements, usually a specific creation. In this case, specifically Adam referring back to the “This is the book of the generations of Adam.” Section of the verse.

adam means man
Even though pronounced the same, this is not the same as “Adam”, the name of the first man.

d’muth means likeness.
Used prior to a noun of whom the likeness was. This is the reason for the translators to use “…in the likeness of”

Elohim means G-ds.
Same as above.

Asah means created.
This "created" is different from “bara” in that is a general creation usually in the plural.

More correctly, the verse so far should have been translated as:

“This is the book of the generations of Adam, who G-d created in the day G-d made man in the likeness of G-d.”

Notice that the word, “him” isn’t in or even implied in the original Hebrew. The addition of “him” changes the meaning of the verse.

Let’s do the same with the rest of the verse.

"zakar nekaybaw bara barak kawraw eth shame Adam yom bara"

zakar means male

nekaybaw means female

bara means created

barak means praise, kneel before in adoration. Can be used in reverse.

kawraw means to call one out

eth not translated in English, but used to “specifically” point out more definitely the object of a verb or preposition, even or namely. THIS IS EXTREMELY IMPORTANT IN UNDERSTANDING THIS VERSE.

shame means an appellation, as a mark or memorial of individuality; Otherwise used as “namely”

Adam, the name of the first man.

yom means “…in the day”

bara means created.

Let’s put it all together,

“This is the book of the generations of Adam, who G-d created in the day G-d made man in the likeness of G-d. Male and female was created to kneel in adoration. Called out was one specifically named Adam, in the day “he was” created”.

If you translate word for word, you get an unbiased translation. But don’t take my word for it, dig into it yourself. Let G-ds Holy Spirit guide you.

Shabbat Shalom my friends

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Genesis 4:24-5:32 Boring Genealogies? Part Two

And Adam knew his wife again; and she bare a son, and called his name Seth: For God, [said she], hath appointed me another seed instead of Abel, whom Cain slew. And to Seth, to him also there was born a son; and he called his name Enos: then began men to call upon the name of the LORD.i>

We now switch back to Adam and his line, the Messianic line. The words "to call upon" could be translated as "to profane". As we study the account of Noah, let the Spirit guide you to which is more correct and compliments the account.

I normally don't include this many verses to read, but it is necessary.

This [is] the book of the generations of Adam. In the day that God created man, in the likeness of God made he him;Male and female created he them; and blessed them, and called their name Adam, in the day when they were created. And Adam lived an hundred and thirty years, and begat [a son] in his own likeness, after his image; and called his name Seth: And the days of Adam after he had begotten Seth were eight hundred years: and he begat sons and daughters: And all the days that Adam lived were nine hundred and thirty years: and he died. And Seth lived an hundred and five years, and begat Enos: And Seth lived after he begat Enos eight hundred and seven years, and begat sons and daughters: And all the days of Seth were nine hundred and twelve years: and he died. And Enos lived ninety years, and begat Cainan: And Enos lived after he begat Cainan eight hundred and fifteen years, and begat sons and daughters: And all the days of Enos were nine hundred and five years: and he died. And Cainan lived seventy years, and begat Mahalaleel: And Cainan lived after he begat Mahalaleel eight hundred and forty years, and begat sons and daughters: And all the days of Cainan were nine hundred and ten years: and he died. And Mahalaleel lived sixty and five years, and begat Jared: And Mahalaleel lived after he begat Jared eight hundred and thirty years, and begat sons and daughters: And all the days of Mahalaleel were eight hundred ninety and five years: and he died. And Jared lived an hundred sixty and two years, and he begat Enoch: And Jared lived after he begat Enoch eight hundred years, and begat sons and daughters: And all the days of Jared were nine hundred sixty and two years: and he died.And Enoch lived sixty and five years, and begat Methuselah: And Enoch walked with God after he begat Methuselah three hundred years, and begat sons and daughters:

Wouldn't it be nice to have that kind of relationship, daily walking with the Almighty G-d? It is possible.

And all the days of Enoch were three hundred sixty and five years: And Enoch walked with God: and he [was] not; for God took him. And Methuselah lived an hundred eighty and seven years, and begat Lamech: And Methuselah lived after he begat Lamech seven hundred eighty and two years, and begat sons and daughters: And all the days of Methuselah were nine hundred sixty and nine years: and he died. And Lamech lived an hundred eighty and two years, and begat a son: And he called his name Noah, saying, This [same] shall comfort us concerning our work and toil of our hands, because of the ground which the LORD hath cursed. And Lamech lived after he begat Noah five hundred ninety and five years, and begat sons and daughters: And all the days of Lamech were seven hundred seventy and seven years: and he died. And Noah was five hundred years old: and Noah begat Shem, Ham, and Japheth.

As I mentioned in the last blog entry, it's very important to understand the meaning of the names in order to recieve G-ds message.

appointed, as an afirmation
mortal as in temporary existance, incurable
the blessed God
descend, come down
his death shall bring
comfort, peaceful rest

If we put it together, we get:

Man is indeed appointed an incurable mortal (temporary) sorrow, but the Blessed G-d shall descend and teach that his death shall bring the despairing, rest and peace.

So cool. We have the first time the gospel of G-d shows up in a cryptic form that only the beloved of G-d will receive as a prophecy of G-ds salvation plan. However, the complete message is when we put the genealogy of Adam and Cain together.

Get over your sorrow quickly and teach the hidden things of those who are in love with and belong to G-d. That is, the despairing shall have a covering or mark that should be displayed with great joy. Rejoice descendants of Cain, be at peace. Indeed, man is appointed an incurable mortal (temporary) sorrow, but the Blessed G-d shall descend and teach that his death shall bring the despairing, rest and peace.

You see the message is not only for the beloved of G-d but all who will come and accept the blood offering of G-d. G-d is offering his blood covering for all mankind. All we have to do is accept it.

In the same way Moses lifted up the serpent in the dessert, so shall the Son of Man be lifted up. That whosoever looks upon him and believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life, a covering. For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever looks to him and believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

John 3:14-16

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Genesis 4:17-24 Boring Genealogies? Part One

And Cain knew his wife, and she conceived and bore Enoch. And he built a city, and called the name of the city after the name of his son, Enoch. And Irad was born to Enoch. And Irad fathered Mehujael. And Mehujael fathered Methusael. And Methusael fathered Lamech. And Lamech took two wives to himself. The name of the first one was Adah, and the name of the other was Zillah. And Adah bore Jabal; he was the father of those who dwell in tents, and with cattle. And his brother's name was Jubal; he was the father of all those playing the harp and the organ. And Zillah also bore Tubalcain, the hammerer of every engraving tool of bronze and iron. And the sister of Tubalcain was Naamah. And Lamech said to his wives, Adah and Zillah, Hear my voice, wives of Lamech, listen to my speech. For I have killed a man because of my wound, and a young man because of my hurt. For Cain is avenged seven times, and Lamech seventy-seven times.

How many times have you come to a genealogy and got glossy-eyed from boredom? This one isn't bad. How about when you got into the book of Numbers? I used to think, "What a snoozer." However, ever since a great bible teacher, by the name of Chuck Missler, taught me how to allow the Holy Spirit to guide me through the scriptures, it's been a different story. It the case of genealogies, we need to find out what is the root meaning of every name and lo and behold, a supernatural message to those who are willing to diligently search out G-d. The first message says exactly that. Let's look at the names and their meanings of the first genealogy, the genealogy of Cain.

quickly, mourn as a woman. get over your sorrow quickly.
initiate, discipline, train, teach
fugitive, sequester, something that is hidden, hidden things
those smitten of G-d, in love with G-d, sold out to G-d
man who is of G-d
ornament, adorn
shade, covering, defense
stream, to bring with pomp, rejoice
stream, to bring with pomp, rejoice
offspring of Cain

Putting it all together, we get the following message:

Get over your sorrow quickly and teach the hidden things of those who are in love with and belong to G-d. That is, the despairing shall have a covering or mark that should be displayed with great joy. Rejoice descendants of Cain, be at peace.

Wow. Here, we are told not to wallow in our sin, but to reveal to others that we have a covering, which was supplied to us by the blood of Yeshua. We are not only to reveal but to eagerly share G-ds salvation plan (his covering for us) with others.

In Proverbs 25:2, it is written:

[It is] the glory of God to conceal a thing: but the honour of kings [is] to search out a matter.

In Revelation 1:6, we are told:

And hath made us kings and priests unto God and his Father; to him [be] glory and dominion for ever and ever. Amen.

These two verses tell us that we are kings and G-d has hidden things for our pleasure. We have a responsibility and honour to seek them out and share them.

If this isn't enough to blow you away, check out tomorrows entry because it continues with Adam to Noah genealogy and another message.

We have an amazing G-d or is it just coincidence? :-)


Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Genesis 4:12-16 Where Did The People Come From?

When thou tillest the ground, it shall not henceforth yield unto thee her strength; a fugitive and a vagabond shalt thou be in the earth. And Cain said unto the LORD, My punishment [is] greater than I can bear.

Cain, the first murderer, is also the first man to be ousted completely out of the presence of the Lord. Think about it. Even Adam and Eve, who were kicked out of the garden, still were in the presence of the Lord. Cain knew what was about to happen and for the first time in his existence, he didn't know what the future had in store for him. The one thing he did know for sure was that the other people would do him harm. Why?

Behold, thou hast driven me out this day from the face of the earth; and from thy face shall I be hid; and I shall be a fugitive and a vagabond in the earth; and it shall come to pass, [that] every one that findeth me shall slay me.

What people? Why would these people do him harm? How did Cain know that without a doubt these people would slay him? The answer? Because these people, who were created on the sixth day, also enjoyed living in a sinless environment and in the presence of G-d. They also would have enjoyed life everlasting if it weren't for Cains parents. However, they are now living under a death curse because of Cains mother and father. I'd be afraid for my life too.

And the LORD said unto him, Therefore whosoever slayeth Cain, vengeance shall be taken on him sevenfold. And the LORD set a mark upon Cain, lest any finding him should kill him.

It's amazing that G-d would still protect Cain after what he's done...but he does. This begs the question, why? I would understand if the Messianic line, through which we are saved and bored Yeshua, but it doesn't. The Messianic line goes through Seth.

I believe the answer is that G-d wanted to keep Satan and he cohorts guessing as to how his plan of salvation was going to pan out. This was one of those times that G-d was winking at those of us who are given the gift of knowledge of his Word. More on this as we travel through G-ds Word.

And Cain went out from the presence of the LORD, and dwelt in the land of Nod, on the east of Eden.

Nod means wandering. All wanderers, including you and me, are descendents of Cain. The good news is that G-d is calling us back via the descendents of Seth which produce the human Messianic line and the path of our salvation. Praise G-d for the Messiah and his perfect sacrifice for our sins which will finally put an end to our wandering.

Monday, January 4, 2010

Genesis 4:11 Creation Cries Out

And now art thou cursed from the earth, which hath opened her mouth to receive thy brother's blood from thy hand;

I have always said that there was more to this story than meets the eye. The word translated here as “opened” is the Hebrew word “paw-tsaw'” which means to rend, to tear as a sign of anger, grief, or despair. We often over look creation and the ramifications to it because of our sin. We won’t know for sure until we go home, but I wouldn’t be surprised if all of creation is alive and cognitive of what’s going on. I’m reminded of the following two verses.

For we know that the whole creation groaneth and travaileth in pain together until now. And not only they, but ourselves also, which have the firstfruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, waiting for the adoption, to wit, the redemption of our body.

Romans 8:22-23

And some of the Pharisees from among the multitude said unto him, Master, rebuke thy disciples. And he answered and said unto them, I tell you that, if these should hold their peace, the stones would immediately cry out.

Luke 19:39-40

There is much more to G-ds creation. I wouldn’t be surprise to see all of creation bowing before G-d while we praise him.

However, here we don’t have creation worshiping but crying out in agony and pain for the first recorded and violent murder in the history of mankind.