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.
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