Wednesday, February 2, 2011
Genesis 11:10-32: The Path To Our Savior?
These are the generations of Shem: Shem was a hundred years old, and begot Arphaxad two years after the flood: And Shem lived after he begot Arphaxad five hundred years, and begot sons and daughters. And Arphaxad lived five and thirty years, and begot Salah: And Arphaxad lived after he begot Salah four hundred and three years, and begot sons and daughters. And Salah lived thirty years, and begot Eber: And Salah lived after he begot Eber four hundred and three years, and begot sons and daughters. And Eber lived four and thirty years, and begot Peleg: And Eber lived after he begot Peleg four hundred and thirty years, and begot sons and daughters. And Peleg lived thirty years, and begot Reu: And Peleg lived after he begot Reu two hundred and nine years, and begot sons and daughters. And Reu lived two and thirty years, and begot Serug: And Reu lived after he begot Serug two hundred and seven years, and begot sons and daughters. And Serug lived thirty years, and begot Nahor: And Serug lived after he begot Nahor two hundred years, and begot sons and daughters. And Nahor lived nine and twenty years, and begot Terah: And Nahor lived after he begot Terah a hundred and nineteen years, and begot sons and daughters. And Terah lived seventy years, and begot Abram, Nahor, and Haran. Now these are the generations of Terah: Terah begot Abram, Nahor, and Haran; and Haran begot Lot. And Haran died before his father Terah in the land of his nativity, in Ur of the Chaldees And Abram and Nahor took them wives: the name of Abram's wife was Sarai; and the name of Nahor's wife, Milcah, the daughter of Haran, the father of Milcah, and the father of Iscah. But Sarai was barren; she had no child. And Terah took Abram his son, and Lot the son of Haran his son's son, and Sarai his daughter-in-law, his son Abram's wife; and they went forth with them from Ur of the Chaldees, to go into the land of Canaan; and they came unto Haran, and dwelt there. And the days of Terah were two hundred and five years: and Terah died in Haran.
Here we have what appears to be another simple genealogy. However, as we have learned, nothing appears in the Scriptures without a reason. This section starts out as “The Generation of the Name” Shem means “the name”. In the Bible, there is only one name that is above all names and that is Y’shua.
Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name: That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth; And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the father. Philippians 2:9-11
If we take a look at the meanings of the names mentioned here, we find a prophecy pointing to our salvation.
Shem means "the name"
Arphaxad means "the healer and forgiver"
Salah means "will rise up"
Eber means "one that will allot to himself the anger"
Peleg means "bear it for the sect."
Reu means "friend and shepherd."
Serug means "this line"
Nahor means "become weak or die"
Terah means "as dirt(man)"
Abram means "the exalted father"
Nahor means "become weak or die"
Haran means "on the mountain"
Sarai means "the daughter or son (child) of the king"
Milcah means "the wife of the king"
Put into sentence form, it reads:
"The name of the healer and forgiver will rise up. One that will allot to himself the anger and bear it for the sect. The friend and shepherd from this line will become weak as dirt(man). The exalted father will become weak on the mountain for child of the king, for the wife of the king."
Here we have a prophesy that states that a healer and forgiver will rise up. One that will take on himself the anger or punishment from G-d for a group of people that holds to a certain belief. This forgiver will be their friend and shepherd and come from this line or genealogy. He will become weak or die as a man. (Another name for dirt is the Hebrew name, Adam, which means “man”). It also says that G-d will die on the mountain for his daughter or child (Church) and his wife(Israel).
In this prophesy, we find that the Messiah will be a man and G-d. This has to be confusing to some. However, we find that the Y'shua ha Meshiach was and is exacting that 100% man indwelled by 100% G-d for the sole purpose of supplying a perfect sacrifice required for our sins.
One must ask, “Is this prophesy just coincidence or strategically place by G-d for those of us that earnestly seek our G-d....in order to point to the one who will save us?”
The answer is between you and G-d. Let his Spirit guide you.
Posted by No Doubt at 12:01 AM