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.
Posted by No Doubt at 1:53 PM