|Genesis || || Exodus || Leviticus || ||Numbers||Deuteronomy ||Joshua |
|B'reishis ||Shemot (Names) ||Vayikra (He Called) ||Bamidbar||Devarim (Words) ||Yehoshua (Savior) |
|Sold in Slavery ||First Generation ||Intercessor
||In the Wilderness
||Promised Land |
|Slavery to Sin ||Slavery in Egypt ||Runaway ||Ransom Paid ||Freedom ||Home |
|The Broken Covenant ||Passover||Gethsemane ||Trials and Crucifixion ||Gift of God ||New Covenant |
|Sin ||Rebellion ||Mercy||Testing ||Submission ||Inheritance|
|Forbidden Fruit ||The Word of God (Manna)||Fasting ||Bread of Heaven Water of Life|| Fruit of the Spirit|
|Knowledge of Evil||The Knowledge of Good (Faith and The Formal Law)||The Tree of Life|
|2728 Years||40 Years|| 30 Years|
The Organization Of The Torah
Moses wrote the first five books of the Hebrew Bible called the Torah.
They are the history of the world from the creation to the Promised Land.
All these books are Messianic prophecies from beginning to end.
They serve as a pattern of future events and guide the Messiah in every aspect of His life on earth.
- Genesis. This is the history from creation to the captivity of Israel in Egypt. Genesis is the story of how we came to be slaves, especially slaves of sin.
- Exodus. Moses delivers the twelve tribes of Israel from slavery in Egypt and dies. He models Jesus Christ who delivers us from slavery to sin and dies before going to Heaven.
- Leviticus. The details of the laws are instructions to the priests for the intercessor. It shows what will happen to the intercessor as He stands between the people and the plagues to bear the assault of the wrath that was caused by sin.
- Numbers. The forty year journey of the first generation through the wilderness and the birth of the second generation. It shows that on the path to God we must be tested in the wilderness so that we can be born again, a second time.
- Deuteronomy. This book was written to the second generation who were about to enter the Promised Land.
In Deuteronomy, Moses outlines the First Coming of the Messiah from Mount Zion in heaven to tabernacle with men, until He rescues the final generation at the Second Coming.
- Joshua. Israel enters the Promised Land with Joshua, the savior. Jesus is the warrior savior in the style of Joshua who has been with us since our exodus from the land of slavery and will be with us as we cross over and fight the victorious battles to possess the Promised Land.
The Seven Day Creation From Nothing (Ex Nihilo)
The scriptures begin with God's declaration that He is our creator and that He is go great and mighty that He completed it in six literal days from nothing.
- The Creation Story: The Order Of Creation (Chapter 1: 1-31 and 2: 1-3).
|Science Verifies Genesis 1|
Did you know that the Periodic Table of Chemistry and particle physics agree with the six day creation of Genesis 1?
This purpose of this account is to show the order of creation and its results.
The events are numbered and are recited in the order of the events. There is a definite start and end. Nothing is unclear or symbolic. Creation started in the "evening" then finished in the "morning" lasting through a 24 hour cycle.
One can even see a pattern in which God created "containers" in the first three days and then filled each container in that order using the products of that container.
He even covered the objects with the colors of the container.
The Periodic Table of Chemistry even supports this order of creation by showing which elements were created on each day.
The elements available on each of the seven periods match the products created on that day.
- Light. Nucleosynthesis of hydrogen produces helium and light.
- Water and Air. All the elements on these two periods can create the products in the air and water,
Water, hydrogen, nitrogen, oxygen, ozone, carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide, methane are all made from the elements H, C, O N.
The presence of light, air and water must have created rainbows.
- Earth And Trees. The elements that make clay and magnesium to construct chlorophyll in trees for the process of photosynthesis.
- Sun, Moon And Stars. Nucleosynthesis stops producing light and so God creates another source of light using the same processes of day one - the fusion of hydrogen.
- Fish And Birds. Rainbow colored fish and birds fill the sky and water.
- Marriage. Magnetic elements on this period model the attraction between Adam and Eve. She was His mirror image, identical twin cloned from his flesh, yet she was His polar opposite.
These are the perfect conditions for creating the magnetism between matter and antimatter.
- Sabbath. Radioactive elements are unstable and need rest. They release alpha particles (hydrogen) which can be used in period one.
So although the elements of this period cannot change into period one, the process points to the recycling of the week.
|The Creation Story (Part II)|
I suppose that Moses could have said that when God created the dirt and trees on the fourth day He also planted a garden and He made the Tree of Life and the Tree of Knowledge.
Then, when He created Adam on the sixth day, He warned Him about the tree.
Then He made Adam name the animals that He had created out of the same dirt earlier in the day before Adam. He gave Adam dominion even though He was created last and created out of the same dirt. Then He created Eve out of Adam.
Moses did not have to reiterate the time or the order because He had already established that sequence a few paragraphs before.
This "version" of the story is not so contradictory and confusing that it negates the first. All I did was to add the time statements from Genesis 1 to the story.
- The Creation Of Adam (Genesis 2: 4-25).
The purpose of this account is to show the elements of creation that contributed to the fall of mankind discussed in the next chapter.
It is not meant to show an order of creation.
It also adds details about what was done, especially on day 4 and 6.
The fourth was the day the container (environment or biosphere) was created for man and it was filled on the sixth day.
It is the order of Adam's beginnings.
Sometimes the telling of the story is no longer about the timeline of every character and every event, but about the main character and his timeline and sub plots, sometimes even going back in time to explain an important detail of a character who is essential to the rest of the main story.
If you had to tell the story of a special day in the life of your children you would never tell it by time sequence of the actions of every child combined. Only a computer or criminal detectives care about this alignment of time and events and the minute details involved.
You would never tell the exclusive story of each child unless it was an autobiography.
You would combine the stories by telling one story first, and finish it or switch to another if some detail in that order is important for the telling of this story. Then when the timelines converge, because the people are now in the same location or a pivotal event occurs, then the actions of each character can be told together. Even then you tend to finish a short set of facts about one before switching to another or it causes confusion.
Genesis 1 is the autobiography of the world.
We have the main timeline in Genesis 1. Genesis 2 is the subplot about the character Adam.
- Dust. God created the dust of the earth which He later uses to create Adam, the gardener.
- Natural Sprinkler System Installed. Before the trees were created a mist watered the earth.
- The Garden Of Eden. God created trees and planted the garden of Eden in the east.
- Tree Of Knowledge. God shows the source of the fall. It was created on the third day.
- Adam. Adam was created and placed in the garden as its official gardener and farmer.
- Warning. God warned "the man" about the tree (Genesis 2: 16).
Even though it appears that this warning came before Eve was created we can assume that she was told this law, because the snake made her doubt what she thought about what God said.
So we can see that the burden appeared to be placed on Adam. He was told first and independently of Eve.
So the consequence of sin came after he ate the fruit, not after Eve ate the fruit. He also sinned intentionally while she did not.
- Naming. Adam Names the animals.
Even though it mentions the creation of the animals after Adam, we see that it is about establishing Adam's dominion over the animals not the order of creation.
He also established that Adam was alone while the other animals had a mate.
- Eve. She was created out of Adam through a surgery and God established marriage.
God created Adam from dirt He made on the fourth day, placed him in the Garden of Eden, warned him about the tree, made him name the animals and put him to sleep to create Eve. This is the story.
This is the underlying story to the next events in chapter 3 because sin was not assigned to the planet and those under the dominion of Adam until after Adam sinned.
- Are There Two Contradictory Accounts Of Creation? (Chapter 2).
Critics love to find any evidence of contradiction in order to smear the Bible.
Christians who try to bend the Bible into the mold of the theory of evolution suggest that there were two creations.
One lasted billions of years in which evolution occurred.
The theory is called Theistic Evolution and includes the Gap Theory, progressive creation and the long day theory.
God never lies and His actions are never contradictory. If such theories were correct God could have easily told us the truth.
Even in this the critic's actions in making scientists the standard of judgment and God a liar are illogical because a scientist never throws away the results of his experiments because they appear to work only 98% of the time.
Recognizing that laws cannot be broken, he knows to look for new laws that might explain the anomaly.
Critics do not even use a scientific approach. They take the 1% that appears to be a contradiction and toss everything else away, usually without even reading the rest of the story.
Critics say that God made the earth out of preexistent matter which has been there for billions of years.
We believe in a literal, 24 hour, seven days of creation from nothing but the spoken word of God.
- The Creation Story (Genesis 1). This tells the story. We know it was a literal 24 hours because God says so and describes each day as consisting of darkness followed by light.
In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.
God called the light day, and the darkness He called night.
Dark Then Light (Day). And there was evening and there was morning, one day.
(Genesis 1: 1,5)
- The Fourth Commandment (Exodus 20). God established a memorial of creation by creating the Sabbath using this same cycle of light and dark to define the day.
Millions of years from now we will know how long it took to create each system because God memorialized the day in the Sabbath clock.
For in six days the LORD made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day: wherefore the LORD blessed the sabbath day, and hallowed it.
(Exodus 20: 11)
It is a sign between me and the children of Israel for ever: for in six days the LORD made heaven and earth, and on the seventh day he rested, and was refreshed.
(Exodus 31: 17)
Critics say that the earth and sea existed before the creation.
According to Genesis 1 and this commandment all of these things, the earth and the sea, were created in six days.
God wanted us to remember that He is the creator and that He did it in six literal days with the Sabbath.
- From Nothing (Ex Nihilo). If God created from nothing or nothing visible, then that rules out the preexistance of the earth and the sea.
... the things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are not seen are eternal.
(2 Corinthians 4: 18)
Things That Are Not.
(As it is written, I have made thee a father of many nations,) before him whom he believed, even God, who quickeneth the dead, and calleth those things which be not as though they were.
(Romans 4: 17)
Surely, earth and water are not invisible things!
What we see was made out of invisible things.
- Creation From Sound Waves.
Other scriptures show us that this "nothingness" which was used to create, was sound waves.
This is definitely possible according to physics.
Light is both a wave and a particle and all particles behave like waves.
So it truly is possible that He not only created from things that are invisible but He created from nothing!
He generated wave patterns that took the form of atoms and more complex matter.
We generate waves with built-in intelligence for wireless telephone systems.
So perhaps God can do much more than our puny brains can imagine.
Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear.
(Hebrews 11: 3)
God Spoke The Creation Into Being.
Praise ye the Lord. Praise ye the Lord from the heavens: praise him in the heights.
Praise ye him, all his angels: praise ye him, all his hosts.
Praise ye him, sun and moon: praise him, all ye stars of light.
Praise him, ye heavens of heavens, and ye waters that be above the heavens.
Let them praise the name of the Lord: for he commanded, and they were created.
(Psalms 148: 1-5)
Waters Created From Sound.
By the word of the Lord were the heavens made; and all the host of them by the breath of his mouth.
He gathereth the waters of the sea together as an heap: he layeth up the depth in storehouses.
(Psalm 33: 6-7)
For this they willingly are ignorant of, that by the word of God the heavens were of old, and the earth standing out of the water and in the water:
Whereby the world that then was, being overflowed with water, perished:
But 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.
(2 Peter 3: 5-7)
- Truthful. The account of His creative works is truthful. These are not allegories.
For the word of the Lord is right; and all his works are done in truth.
By the word of the Lord were the heavens made; and all the host of them by the breath of his mouth.
He gathereth the waters of the sea together as an heap: he layeth up the depth in storehouses.
Let all the earth fear the Lord: let all the inhabitants of the world stand in awe of him.
For he spake, and it was done; he commanded, and it stood fast.
(Psalm 33: 4, 6-9)
- The Voice Of The Lord Creates (Psalm 29). Genesis 1 reports that "the Lord said ..." and it was created.
Psalm 29 is written in the order of creation and it declares that the voice of the Lord made these things.
- Jesus Christ (The Word). God created by speaking. Jesus was the living Word which executed His commands.
Jesus Is The Creator.
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
The same was in the beginning with God.
All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made.
In him was life; and the life was the light of men.
(John 1: 1-3)
The Visible God.
Who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature:
For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him:
And he is before all things, and by him all things consist.
(Colossians 1: 15-17)
There are two major points that critics use to cast doubt on the creation account.
- The Source Of Light. Critics ask where did the light come from on the first day if the sun was created on the fourth day?
There are two answers.
- God. God is the source of the light called the Shekinah glory because He is light.
Who coverest thyself with light as with a garment: who stretchest out the heavens like a curtain:
Who layeth the beams of his chambers in the waters: who maketh the clouds his chariot: who walketh upon the wings of the wind:
(Psalm 104: 2-3)
- Nucleosynthesis. The process itself produces light if the elements were made by nucleosynthesis.
It produces light up to the elements of the fourth period (nickel and iron), when the sun and moon were created.
- The Creation Of The Stars.
Evolutionists point to this mathematical impossibility.
If the earth and heavens are only 6000 years old then how can we see stars that are millions of light years away?
- The Fourth Day. It is clear that God made the two great lights - the sun and moon.
The verse leaves open the possibility that the stars already existed and could be seen so God had to say that He made those too.
Sun, Moon And Stars.
And God made two great lights; the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night: he made the stars also.
(Genesis 1: 16)
- Built-In Maturity (Light Trails). Creationists point out that Adam and Eve and the rest of the creation were made with built-in maturity.
Therefore God created light trails so that they would be visible.
Critics say that this would be misleading and deceitful for God.
- The Purpose. I chuckle at the fact that critics basically call God a liar and myth teller, then worry about Him creating beams of light to mess up our time clocks because that would be unethical.
It is very possible that God created light trails to fulfill His purpose.
A Spectacular Light Show.
And God said, Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days, and years:
(Genesis 1: 14)
We use light as a measurement of time, but God said He created the lights in the sky for marking time and creating signs.
The revolution of the earth, sun and moon establishes the day, the year and the month.
The sun and the moon can also be used for signs but the stars can only be used for signs.
Therefore, if God wanted to create a light show at a certain date in the future He could set up the light trails so that the event would be visible on time.
These objects have to be created at a great distance from the earth so that their heat and gravitational forces would not affect the earth.
So light trails were needed to set off the lights on time.
This is not a misleading or deceitful act because He is using these lights exactly as He stated - as signs.
» God's Clock.
It is their visible location and rotation that God uses as a clock - not the speed of light.
Even if He intended to use light as a clock, He would be merely synchronizing our clock with the rest of the universe. No deceit!
- Pre-Existing Waters. How could water exist on the first day before the creation of light? Where did it come from if it was created on the second day?
Critics point to this as proof that the water and earth existed before God rearranged it during the creation.
They claim that there was a world submerged in water that existed before the creation.
Water On The First Day.
And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.
And God said, Let there be light: and there was light.
(Genesis 1: 2-3)
However, there is no mystery here. This is the throne of God as He comes to the nothingness to begin creation.
Everything that He is about to create in the nothingness already existed before.
So creation makes a mini version of the throne of God, forming objects that are a mere reflection or copy of the first.
- Light. God Himself was a source of light, but the creation process could have produced its own light as we proved.
God created light on the first day, yet light already existed because God is clothed in light.
Who coverest thyself with light as with a garment ...
(Psalm 104: 2)
- Air. The Holy Spirit is described as the breath of life. Our heavens are a copy of the second and third heavens.
Similarly, God created waters on the second day, yet the Holy Spirit was moving in the waters before the first day. The Spirit is always symbolized as the water that washes clean.
The Spirit Washes.
He saved us, not on the basis of deeds which we have done in righteousness, but according to His mercy, by the washing of regeneration and renewing by the Holy Spirit.
These waters before creation (Genesis 1: 1-2), are the Water of Life at the throne in which the Spirit of life is moving. It is different from the waters created on the second day (Genesis 1: 6-8).
- Beasts. The cherubim have the faces of man, animals and the feet of calves (Ezekiel 1: 5-11).
- God. Man is made in the image of God.
Generally, in visions, God is always described as being on rivers of water or vaporized water (clouds).
He is surrounded by a giant weather system with rainbows, lightning, fire, light and waters in the form of clouds of heaven or rivers.
Even in visions Daniel and Ezekiel are near a real river when they have the vision of the throne of God.
- A Throne Of Water And Clouds. So the Holy Spirit of life was moving over the waters of life when the creation began.
God Sits Upon The Waters.
The voice of the LORD is upon the waters: the God of glory thundereth: the LORD is upon many waters.
(Psalm 29: 3)
The Water Of Life.
And he shewed me a pure river of water of life, clear as crystal, proceeding out of the throne of God and of the Lamb.
(Revelation 22: 1)
A Chariot Of Clouds.
Who layeth the beams of his chambers in the waters: who maketh the clouds his chariot: who walketh upon the wings of the wind:
(Psalm 104: 3)
(Job 22: 12-14, Psalm 18: 6-17, Ezekiel 1, Ezekiel 47: 1-12, Matthew 26: 64, Revelation 14: 2).
- A Weather System. Daniel 7:9 describes His throne as a river of fire.
Our God shall come, and shall not keep silence: a fire shall devour before him, and it shall be very tempestuous round about him.
(Psalm 50: 3)
- Rainbow, Thunder And Lightning. A rainbow is around the throne (Revelation 4:3, Ezekiel 1:28).
And it came to pass on the third day in the morning, that there were thunders and lightnings, and a thick cloud upon the mount, and the voice of the trumpet exceeding loud; so that all the people that was in the camp trembled.
(Exodus 19: 16)
Thou shalt be visited of the LORD of hosts with thunder, and with earthquake, and great noise, with storm and tempest, and the flame of devouring fire.
(Isaiah 29: 6)
And out of the throne proceeded lightnings and thunderings and voices ...
(Revelation 4: 5)
- Veiled In A Cloud. God led Israel by a pillar of cloud and fire. Exodus 13: 21-22; 33: 9-10, Numbers 12: 5
A Cloud Over Sinai.
And the glory of the Lord abode upon mount Sinai, and the cloud covered it six days: and the seventh day he called unto Moses out of the midst of the cloud.
(Exodus 24: 16)
A Cloud Over The Baptism Of Jesus.
And there was a cloud that overshadowed them: and a voice came out of the cloud, saying, This is my beloved Son: hear him.
(Mark 9: 7)
Israel Baptized Under The Cloud.
Moreover, brethren, I would not that ye should be ignorant, how that all our fathers were under the cloud, and all passed through the sea;
And were all baptized unto Moses in the cloud and in the sea;
(1 Corinthians 10: 1-2)
- Jesus Travels In A Cloud. He left the earth with a cloud and He will return with a cloud.
Raptured After The Resurrection.
And when he had spoken these things, while they beheld, he was taken up; and a cloud received him out of their sight.
(Acts 1: 9)
The Second Coming.
And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory.
(Matthew 24: 30)
The Second Coming.
Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.
(1 Thessalonians 4: 17)
Armed with the theory of evolution and faced with their own mortality and the chance that there is a God, some believers sought to combine the two theories.
Unfortunately, evolution suffered nothing in this battle, while God had to give up everything.
We can no longer trust Him as being truthful or His worlds as being useful for anything more than poetry and children's myth.
If God cannot be trusted to give an accurate account of the creation then what else is He lying about?
It would have been easy for God to say that He created the earth after billions of years or not mention the length of time if He wanted to just appear impressive. Why lie?
Why shroud in symbolism a fact that can be clearly understood - time?
The world may not understand subatomic particles and electromagnetic waves, but we do understand time and merely creating us is impressive enough.
The opposing arguments are based on proving that there was a failed creation that existed before Adam and Eve.
- The Second Account Of Creation (Genesis 2).
They claim that this is so different from Genesis 1 that it is another account of a different creation.
I already addressed this criticism earlier.
- The Wise Design Of The Creation (Psalm 104).
Theistic evolutionists claim that other accounts of creation prove their theories, particularly Psalm 104.
They take the position that Psalm 104 is another account of the order and products of creation.
This Psalm is written in the approximate order of the creation and it shows that the wisdom of the original creation provided for a time when sin would exist and God would have to withdraw His direct contact.
The Wisdom of God.
O Lord, how many are Your works! In wisdom You have made them all; the earth is full of Your possessions.
(Psalm 104: 24)
The original creation provides for the needs of the fallen earth and for each day God shows the purpose for which they were made, not that He made everything that day.
You will notice their interpretation of this Psalm is baseless. There is no mention of a previous creation before Adam and Eve or that these things existed when He created the world.
Instead the narrative is talking about life as it now exists and how the widsom of the Creator's plan has prepared this world for these experiences when sin came.
- Day 2 (Rain Waters).
Critics claim that it proves that there was rain before Noah.
Verses 6-13 show the separation of the waters at the sound of God and the water cycle.
God creates the rivers and streams to provide drink for His creation. This is the wisdom of the design.
Water For The Thirsty.
They gave drink to every beast of the field; the wild donkeys quench their thirst.
(Psalm 104: 11)
- Day 3 (Mountains and Goats). On this day God made the mountains, earth and the trees and filled it with the creation from day 5 - such as the goats.
A Mountain Refuge.
The high mountains are for the wild goats; the cliffs are a refuge for the shephanim.
(Psalm 104: 18)
This Psalm simply says that He made the mountain for the goats.
Yet critics claim that this shows that mountains and goats were created on the same day and this was before the creation of the moon.
- Day 4 (Sun, Moon and Stars Revealed). They claim that these were revealed in this period after a thick canopy was removed, not that they were made on this day.
On this day God created the sun and moon to mark time that was already being marked since the first day.
- Day 4-5 (Predators).
Critics point to this account as evidence of a time when there was death and predatory behavior before Adam and Eve.
The young lions roar after their prey and seek their food from God. When the sun rises they withdraw and lie down in their dens.
Rest. Man goes forth to his work and to his labor until evening.
(Psalm 104: 21-23)
The creation of the sun and the appearance of day and night since the beginning proves that God made the creation with systems that were needed during the fall. At the end there will be no night (Revelation 22: 5). So day and night were created to accommodate future behaviors such as sleep, rest and predatory acts.
The wisdom of the design is that man is asleep and secure while the predators are active and man is active when the predators are asleep.
- Planned And Created In Wisdom (Proverbs 8: 22-31). Wisdom is a prerequesite for the designer of the universe. Wisdom existed before anything was created.
The Wise God.
The Lord possessed me in the beginning of his way, before his works of old.
I was set up from everlasting, from the beginning, or ever the earth was.
When there were no depths, I was brought forth; when there were no fountains abounding with water.
Before the mountains were settled, before the hills was I brought forth:
While as yet he had not made the earth, nor the fields, nor the highest part of the dust of the world.
When he prepared the heavens, I was there: when he set a compass upon the face of the depth:
When he established the clouds above: when he strengthened the fountains of the deep:
When he gave to the sea his decree, that the waters should not pass his commandment: when he appointed the foundations of the earth:
Then I was by him, as one brought up with him: and I was daily his delight, rejoicing always before him;
Rejoicing in the habitable part of his earth; and my delights were with the sons of men.
(Proverbs 8: 22-31)
- Sin Arose Once.
God says that adversity shall not arise a second time.
Death is also the last enemy that will be destroyed.
In the world of theistic evolution there was death and imperfection before Adam and Eve.
This means that when they sinned, it would have been the second time. Nahum contradicts this.
But with an overrunning flood he will make an utter end of the place thereof, and darkness shall pursue his enemies.
What do ye imagine against the LORD? he will make an utter end: affliction shall not rise up the second time.
(Nahum 1: 8-9)
Sin: Kidnapped And Sold Into Slavery!
We did not believe or obey God, so we fell into Satan's trap by ignoring God's warnings or deliberately disobeying God.
We became slaves of our own fears and desires because we want to trust in ourselves and in the voices of the slave catchers whispering lies fabricated from our lusts to lure us to him.
- The Laws.
Although a formal list was not written down, the laws and covenant did exist since creation.
The circumstantial evidence says that there was a covenant and there were laws.
- Covenant. Hosea confirms that Adam broke the Covenant.
For I delight in loyalty rather than sacrifice, and in knowledge of God rather than burnt offering.
But like Adam they have transgressed the covenant. (Hosea 6: 6-7)
- Commandments. It is only the Sabbath commandment that we see clearly since creation. Laws are written in the heart in the perfect state.
The evidence shows that there were laws. There had to be a law against murder for Cain to sin.
Even though they were not formally written down in the record, people incurred sin because they broke these unwritten laws.
- Blessings and Curses. After sin, we see the general terms of the curses. The blessings are the original plans and intentions for the creation which will be restored after the Second Coming.
- Man And Woman.
God "created" Adam but He "formed" Eve. When Adam was put to sleep, Eve was formed from a hole in his side.
The Bible says the same about Jacob and Israel.
But now, thus says the LORD, your Creator, O Jacob, and He who formed you, O Israel,"Do not fear, for I have redeemed you;I have called you by name; you are Mine!
(Isaiah 43: 1)
Jacob was the deceiver who needed to be changed. Israel is the new man that was formed.
Crucified as a deceiver and serpent, Jesus was the new Adam, created in the resurrection.
At His death a hole was placed in His side so that the blood and water that would form the woman could be poured out.
We are the new Eve who was gradually formed through the Holy Spirit.
The church at the end of time is modeled after Eve. We are the perfect woman engaged to the perfect man, Jesus Christ.
- Paradise Lost: Sin And Its Consequences (Chapter 3-5).
Perfection seems to be possible if the law is written on the heart.
However, to create the perfect person with free will, they had to choose.
Unfortunately, the choice and the spiritual maturity can only be seen if they are tested or if they corrupt what is written in them.
The heart of stone resists instruction, but the heart of flesh can overwrite instruction. That is how Satan sinned.
» The New Adam.
Christ is the new Adam who does not sin intentionally or unintentionally.
Yet, he is unjustly killed as a sacrifice for sin and as payment for redeeming the earth.
It is now the woman, symbolized as the church, who sins intentionally.
- Kidnapped. Adam and Eve were separated and the deceiver pounced. He lured her into a confusing conversation based on a misunderstanding about what God said and caused her to sin.
» The Bad Fruit. Having touched the fruit and not dying, Eve thought that she was mistaken about eating the fruit.
Satan also offered her a chance to be like God. By her foolish behavior, she was kidnapped into slavery by a pedophile with a fruit-flavored lollipop.
Adam and Eve had a heart of flesh, but it was inexperienced. They were children.
This is why Satan's ambush was equivalent to pedophilia. He attacked the innocent new born.
So Eve's behavior gave sin an opportunity to strike. Her sin was one that did not lead to death.
She fell into the same trap that the rest of the universe had already fallen into. She believed the lie of Satan. That sin had not yet led to death in heaven.
Before Christ began His ministry, He faced all these same temptations (food, power and abomination).
These are the lust of the flesh (hunger), lust of the eyes (power) and the pride of life (I am the greatest).
- Sold. Adam's sentimental behavior was different.
He did it because he did not want to be without the woman. Since he deliberately ate the fruit, knowing the consequences, he sold us into slavery.
So, death came to the world because of Adam's behavior, not Eve's. Here is why.
- Unintentional Sin (Kidnapped The Woman). What Satan did earned him the death penalty. He had no rights to these slaves because he had committed several crimes.
He who kidnaps a man, whether he sells him or he is found in his possession, shall surely be put to death.
(Exodus 21: 16)
Satan Lied About God.
Cursed is he who dishonors his father and mother ...
Trespassed. Cursed is he who moves his neighbor's boundary mark ...
Corrupting the Innocent. Cursed is he who misleads a blind person ...
Satan Took The Form of a Snake. Cursed is he who lies with an animal ...
He Misled Eve. Cursed is he who strikes his neighbor in secret ...
(Deuteronomy 27: 16-18, 21, 24)
This is why Eve's sin did not trigger death and the devastating ruin of the planet and the people.
» Female Offerings. The legacy of this is that Eve's sins appear as a female sacrifice in the ceremonial laws, used only for unintentional sin.
What Eve did was unrighteous and it was sin but it did not primarily cause death.
Not So Deadly Sin.
If anyone sees his brother committing a sin not leading to death, he shall ask and God will for him give life to those who commit sin not leading to death.
Deadly Sin.There is a sin leading to death; I do not say that he should make request for this.
All unrighteousness is sin, and there is a sin not leading to death.
(1 John 5: 16-17)
- Intentional Sin (Sold By The Man). When Adam sold himself into slavery he gave Satan the rights to himself and the children born to him.
Adam also mortgaged the land given to him. So the Plan of Salvation is a Plan of Redemption that shows how the slaves and the land can be redeemed as quickly as possible.
» Male Offerings. The legacy of this is that only the death of a male can atone for intentional sin.
The Intercessor Champion.
The fact is that both types of sin need to be confessed and atoned.
Bloodguiltiness must be punished. Even if people swear that they are not guilty, atonement must be made by those who are most likely at fault while they swear to their innocence.
Enmity With Satan.
And I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your seed and her seed. He shall bruise you on the head, and you shall bruise him on the heel.
(Genesis 3: 15)
- Enmity With The Woman. This predicts the virgin birth, because a woman's Seed would give birth to a male child without a human father.
We, the church, will hate Satan and defeat him.
» Messiah. Israel hated and rejected Jesus and sent Him to die.
- Enmity With Her Seed. Jesus is the promised Seed of the woman. His Father is not of this world.
Now Jesus was officially promised to the world to get rid of sin by substituting for sin and separating us from the architect of sin.
Sins Covered By A Substitute.
The Lord made garments of skin for Adam and his wife and clothed them.
(Genesis 3: 21)
» Messiah. After 2000 years Israel still rejects the Messiah.
- The Trees In The Garden.
Jesus conquered every obstacle by first becoming the thing to be conquered and reenacting the original sin in a righteous manner.
He became man so that He could take away our sins. He was seen as the snake lifted up on a cross so that He could heal us.
Now, dying on the cross, Jesus became the tree that we must eat in order to live.
- The Tree Of Knowledge of Good And Evil. On the cross He was the symbol of the cursed snake wrapped around the tree. Although He was good and perfect, He was treated as evil. He became this tree to take away the original sin. We must look on this tree and eat its fruit and give the fruit to others.
- The Tree Of Life. He is the one who gives us eternal life.
So the righteous man dies for the sins of himself and the woman.
Christ is actually doing what Adam intended to do. He gave himself for the woman, but without sinning.
» The New Eve.
Israel (the church or the people of God) is the new Eve who will be married to Jesus Christ at the Second Coming.
The Plan of Salvation ends when Eve receives a new heart and eats from the Tree of Life.
She must be born again out of the Man with the life-giving hole in His side - Jesus Christ.
» The Sanctuary, Feasts and Curses.
Although the details about these systems would be formally written down 2500 years later, they all had their origins here.
Adam and Eve did not need to be taught like we are because the laws were told to them and were written on the hearts.
Only as we became more rooted in sin, were these laws written in a covenant on an external source because our minds and hearts were defective and corrupted.
The blessings, the Most Holy Place and the Feast of Tabernacles represent the ideal conditions under which we will live with God and go back to the original plans of Eden.
Everything else represents the path back to what was lost.
- The Curses. The curses were placed on Adam, Eve and the snake.
All the terms of the curses can be traced back to these general curses.
However, a careful reading of the curse shows a plan for victory over the serpent.
- Adam. Hard work, thorns and thistles and death is his punishment.
And unto Adam he said, Because thou hast hearkened unto the voice of thy wife, and hast eaten of the tree, of which I commanded thee, saying, Thou shalt not eat of it: cursed is the ground for thy sake; in sorrow shalt thou eat of it all the days of thy life;
Thorns also and thistles shall it bring forth to thee; and thou shalt eat the herb of the field;
In the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread, till thou return unto the ground; for out of it wast thou taken: for dust thou art, and unto dust shalt thou return.
(Genesis 3: 17-19)
» Victory Of The Second Adam (Jesus Christ).
Crowned with thorns, sweating blood and tears during the hard labor of the crucifixion, Jesus defeated Satan and saved the earth from the curse.
- Eve. Pain in childbirth and rule by her husband is her punishment.
Unto the woman he said, I will greatly multiply thy sorrow and thy conception; in sorrow thou shalt bring forth children; and thy desire shall be to thy husband, and he shall rule over thee.
(Genesis 3: 16)
» Victory Of The Church (Woman).
God will "multiply our conception" in times of great sorrow. We shall desire our husband who will rule over us.
This is a promise that in times of the greatest persecution the church will multiply greatly.
Our husband will be Jesus Christ so our desire for Him is the hope we cherish and we will want Him to rule over us.
- Snake. There would be enmity and war between the snake and the seed of the woman.
And the Lord God said unto the serpent, Because thou hast done this, thou art cursed above all cattle, and above every beast of the field; upon thy belly shalt thou go, and dust shalt thou eat all the days of thy life:
And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel.
(Genesis 3: 14-15)
We will hate Satan and his kingdom.
- The Sanctuary.
- The Most Holy Place. This is the garden of Eden when God came to visit. It has the tree of life and the tree of knowledge of good and evil. The angels with swords kept them out just as we are kept out.
» The Ten Commandments. The existence of these laws can be implied because they were directly stated or their breaking brought consequences.
- The Holy Place. This is the garden of Eden.
- The Outer Court. This is the world into which they were expelled.
- The Roof. The covering of skin and the covering of leaves were the linen and animal coverings.
- The Feasts. The feasts are scheduled visits with God which are based on important events between God and Adam and Eve.
- Passover. On this day God was passing through in the cool of the day and found them naked and inadequately covered with fig leaves.
He ignored their sin and did not let them die that day as required by the law, because death is the wages of sin.
Instead, He pledged Himself to be our guarantor with His life and death passed over us that day in the garden.
About 4000 years later God was passing over and found Jesus naked, covered in thorns and dying in our place.
- Yom Kippur (The Day of The Covering). God obviously killed an animal to make the garment of skins for them (Genesis 3: 21). This typifies the sacrifice and the covering of Yom Kippur.
God says that when He found us naked and afraid and full of shame, He will find an adequate covering for us.
Now covered with animal hair instead of light, it showed how far we had fallen.
- Shavu'ot (The Feast of Weeks). This feast is the culmination of seven weeks of counting time until a special jubilee Sabbath.
At that time God came down on Sinai in fire and smoke and an earthquake. Later the Holy Spirit came at Pentecost accompanied by wind and fire.
God in The Wind.
They heard the sound of the Lord God walking in the garden in the wind [breeze] of the day, and the man and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the Lord God among the trees of the garden.
(Genesis 3: 8)
In Eden it seemed that God would visit at a certain time during the day, and this waiting and counting down to that hour was special.
If God did this every day, then the Sabbath became the most special day when this visit occurred after counting for seven days.
Now it is the only reminder of what used to be.
» Hiding In Shame.
From the beginning, our shame made us run away from God and we began 6000 years of estrangement and separation from our beloved Father.
Then the eyes of both of them were opened, and they knew that they were naked; and they sewed fig leaves together and made themselves loin coverings.
Fear and Shame. I heard the sound of You in the garden, and I was afraid because I was naked; so I hid myself.
(Genesis 3: 7, 10)
Satan compounded this separation in the past by making us feel too evil to approach God.
Now, he convinces us that there is nothing wrong with us and we do not need God nor need to be changed.
- Tabernacles. This feast is the promise of going back to the original plan where we live with God.
- The Covenant. Eve was promised a son who would redeem her. So Satan set out to destroy the Seed.
» The Children of Adam And Eve.
Within the first generation, the seeds of sin began to sprout their weeds and thorns.
Satan corrupted Cain and murdered Abel.
Cain's children ignored God.
It was only after the birth of the son of Seth that the third generation began to seek God.
In The Third Generation.
To Seth, to him also a son was born; and he called his name Enosh. Then men began to call upon the name of the Lord.
(Genesis 4: 26)
» Destroying The Seed.
God promised Eve a Seed who would crush Satan.
Satan went on a mission to destroy or corrupt the Seed to prevent the Promised Seed from destroying him.
He corrupted the first child Cain, then got Cain to murder the good child, Abel.
Then Satan corrupted Seth, the heir to the Promised seed by marrying into that line.
After Noah he corrupted the children again by stirring up rebellion.
When Abraham was chosen as the father of the Promised Seed, Satan pursued the children of Israel by sending all the major super powers to enslave and destroy them.
When Jesus Christ came Satan tried to corrupt Him by tempting Him in the wilderness. When those efforts failed he murdered Him.
Murdering Jesus was actually his defeat, but he did not know this.
So in his anger Satan has made it his mission to destroy the seed of Jesus by destroying the church.
» Corrupting The Seed.
Satan wanted to corrupt or destroy the seed for several reasons.
- Assassinate The Judge. He wanted the Promised Seed, who is the Judge, to fail in His mission.
- Jury Tampering. He wanted to corrupt the witnesses and the jury that would judge him.
- July Nullification And Witness Tampering. If he made us vile sinners like himself then our testimony would be worthless. How can we sit in judgment of him if we are no better?
- Obstructing Justice.
The case will be dismissed if the witnesses are in contempt of court by failing to appear.
He argued about the body of Moses because if he could keep us in the grave forever then we could not appear in court to testify as witnesses.
- Accusations. He is always bringing accusations about us to God (Revelation 12).
- The Court.
We were the witnesses created to destroy Him. We are the kings and queens before whom he will sit to be judged (Ezekiel 28: 16-19).
According to Ezekiel 28: 10, Satan will die at the hands of ruthless strangers.
This world, created after he sinned, is the land of the strangers.
» 2700 Years of Incest.
On Sinai, after 2720 years since creation, we get the first hint that incest was forbidden.
About 600 years before Abraham was married to his half sister Sarah and the children of Adam and Eve must have married each other.
Some claim that the degredation of the genes made this temporary law necessary in order to prevent birth defects.
Since birth defects can be delayed by widening the gene pool, it is more likely that since God was about to call a people to be isolated that this law was necessary to curtail a common practice.
Suppose incest has always been wrong and will always be wrong. What are the implications?
- No Sin. If Adam and Eve had not sinned, God might have created a second pair through whom the children could intermarry or the children of earth could intermarry with all the other unfallen peoples on other planets.
- Sin. Since a Redeemer Son was promised to Eve, she could have continued to give birth until the Messiah was born through her as the only reproducing female on the planet.
- Incest. God might have had a problem with incest. He might not have planned for brothers to marry sisters but could have had other ways for the succeeding generations to multiply.
He might have had another creation or allowed intermarriage between the people that already existed on other planets.
Only Eve and Adam were given the command to be fruitful and multiply.
If their children did not intermarry and since the average lifespan was less than 1000 years, then the human race could only last 2000 years on earth and the problem of sin would have been resolved with as few as 12 to 100 people on earth.
When incest occurred, the timespan and problems grew.
- The Nephilim (Chapter 6).
The Bible mentions several tribes of giants.
Giants Before And After The Flood.
There were giants in the earth in those days; and also after that,
Parents Of The Giants? when the sons of God came in unto the daughters of men, and they bare children to them, the same became mighty men which were of old, men of renown.
(Genesis 6: 4)
- Giants Before The Flood.
We will first evaluate their source without respect to any evil origins.
- Nephilim [Giants].
The first known giants are the Nephilim who lived before and after the flood.
Only Genesis 6: 4 and Numbers 13: 33 are accredited with using this word.
- All People.
Although most theories assume that the giants were an evil race of people who God wanted to destroy, yet nothing discounts the possibility that all people before the flood were giants but the Nephilim were a special tribe.
- Giants After The Flood.
After the flood, life expectancy dramatically decreased from 900 to 120 years.
It is not unreasonable to assume that the same forces caused the body sizes to diminish drastically, leaving a few with a recessive "giant" gene or a dominant "dwarf" gene that was inherited.
The Nephilim and other tribes of giants lived in Canaan, Mount Seir, Mount Hermon, Gilead, Bashan, Hebron and Moab. Goliath lived among the Philistines in the time of king David.
Noah and his family may have all been giants, or one or more carried the recessive gene.
Their genealogy through Canaan shows that these carriers were descendants of Ham.
- Anakim (Sons Of Anak) And Emim.
The Emims dwelt therein in times past, a people great, and many, and tall, as the Anakims;
Which also were accounted giants, as the Anakims; but the Moabites called them Emims.
(Deuteronomy 2: 10-11)
- Battle Against The Giants. This lists many tribes of giants from the region of Canaan.
Land Of The Giants.
And in the fourteenth year came Chedorlaomer, and the kings that were with him, and smote the Rephaims in Ashteroth Karnaim, and the Zuzims in Ham, and the Emins in Shaveh Kiriathaim,
And the Horites in their mount Seir, unto Elparan, which is by the wilderness.
And they returned, and came to Enmishpat, which is Kadesh, and smote all the country of the Amalekites, and also the Amorites, that dwelt in Hazezontamar.
(Genesis 14: 5–7)
» Zuzim (Zamzummim). (Genesis 14:5) They lived in the land taken by Ammon.
That also was accounted a land of giants: giants dwelt therein in old time; and the Ammonites call them Zamzummims;
(Deuteronomy 2: 20)
» Horim (Horite). Esau destroyed them and took Mt Seir (Deuteronomy 2:12,22).
» Other Tribes. Rephaim, Amorites and Amalekites.
» Size. The giants may reasonably be 12 feet (3.66 meters).
Og (9 Cubits or 13.5 Feet or 4 Meters).
For only Og king of Bashan remained of the remnant of giants; behold his bedstead was a bedstead of iron; is it not in Rabbath of the children of Ammon? nine cubits was the length thereof, and four cubits the breadth of it, after the cubit of a man.
(Deuteronomy 3: 11)
Goliath (6.5 Cubits or 9.75 Feet or 3 Meters).
And there went out a champion out of the camp of the Philistines, named Goliath, of Gath, whose height was six cubits and a span.
(1 Samuel 17: 4)
The modern cedar of Lebanon can reach a height of 120 feet and a diameter of 9 feet.
Amorites (Tall As A Cedar)
Yet destroyed I the Amorite before them, whose height was like the height of the cedars, and he was strong as the oaks; yet I destroyed his fruit from above, and his roots from beneath.
(Amos 2: 9)
The Hebrews who gave a bad report said that they were grasshoppers in comparison to Anak.
And there we saw the giants [Nephilim], the sons of Anak, which come of the giants: and we were in our own sight as grasshoppers, and so we were in their sight.
(Numbers 13: 33)
- "Watchers" And "Holy Ones" After The Flood.
Some claim that these were angels (Grigori) sent by God after the flood who fell again and impregnated women to produce giants.
- Biblical References.
We will look at both the King James Version (KJV) and the Orthodox Jewish Bible (OJB) to discover the meaning.
So the watchers and holy ones are never identified as evil or as angels. They are righteous ones.
You have to go outside the Bible to find myths of them being fallen angels who corrupted us.
- Watcher And Watchers.
Although all commentaries assume that the watchers are the holy ones, yet a careful reading of the KJV does not exclude the possibility that the watchers are distinct from the holy ones but both pass judgment.
There are only two occurrences of "watchers" in the KJV and OJB and both refer to holy ones who make judgments against humanity.
Judges All Men.
This matter is by the decree of the watchers, and the demand by the word of the holy ones: to the intent that the living may know that the most High ruleth in the kingdom of men, and giveth it to whomsoever he will, and setteth up over it the basest of men.
(Daniel 4: 17)
Make ye mention to the nations; behold, publish against Jerusalem, that watchers come from a far country, and give out their voice against the cities of Judah.
(Jeremiah 4: 16)
There are also two occurrences of "watcher" in the KJV and OJB (Daniel 4: 13,23) and both are judges.
- Holy One And Holy Ones. In the KJV, "Holy Ones" appears once in the OT in Daniel 4: 17. "Holy One" is mentioned 51 times (45 in the OT and 6 in the NT).
» Holy Ones (KJV). There is one occurrence of Holy Ones in Daniel 4: 17.
» Holy One (KJV). There are 51 occurrences, 45 in the OT.
Every reference is to the Holy One of Israel who is identified as the Savior, Redeemer, King, Creator and the Lord.
Since every reference is to the Lord, the Messiah, then the two occurrences of the "watcher" who is the "holy one" of Daniel 4 is the Lord.
Daniel 4 is the primary text used to propose that the watchers are fallen angels and it is clearly not valid.
The Judge From Heaven.
I saw in the visions of my head upon my bed, and, behold, a watcher and an holy one came down from heaven;
And whereas the king saw a watcher and an holy one coming down from heaven, and saying, Hew the tree down, and destroy it; yet leave the stump of the roots thereof in the earth, even with a band of iron and brass, in the tender grass of the field; and let it be wet with the dew of heaven, and let his portion be with the beasts of the field, till seven times pass over him;
(Daniel 4: 13, 23)
» Kedoshim (Holy Ones) OJB.
There are 9 occurrences (7 OT and 2 NT) all referring to holy children of God.
» Kadosh (Holy One) OJB.
There are 12 occurrences. 8 in the OT. One OT reference refers to the high priest Aaron and the rest refers to the Messiah.
- Saints. Sometimes the term "holy ones" is translated as "saints" in a different bible. In every place they refer to righteous people.
- The Book Of Enoch.
Proponents claim that these books were "removed from the scriptures", yet they were never included for good reason.
The first is dated to about 300 BC, the second to the first century AD and the third to the fifth century AD.
Although the dating methods leave much to be desired, the key is that the Jews never included it in the canon of scriptures because these were probably regarded as mostly myths like Aesop's fables.
According to the first book of Enoch, after the flood God sent 200 angels as watchers over humanity but they also became disobedient and made Giant children with the women.
These newly fallen ones created the race of giants after the flood.
Unfortunately, the proponents then link Daniel 4 to these watchers of Enoch claiming that Daniel's watchers were fallen angels. Daniel never said this nor did any of the scriptures.
They also claim that Jude 1: 14-15 quotes the book of Enoch, but Jude could have been quoting Deuteronomy 33: 2 and other oral tradition which the book of Enoch may have also quoted.
Everyone agrees that they were giants who lived before and after the flood.
The disagreement lies in their origin.
Before we look at the major theories, we will look at the principal points used to support the theories which are based on Genesis 6: 4.
|Adam ||Abel ||Seth||Noah
||Shem ||Abraham ||Moses
||Ham ||Giants After||Exodus ||Giants in Canaan
|All Giants (Average Age 700-900 Years)
||Genetic Mutation ||Few Giants (Average Age 120 Years)
If the planet was not populated by giants who shrunk by genetic mutation after the flood, then who were their parents?
Genesis 6:4 suggests that it was due to the union of the "sons of God" with the daughters of men". Who are they?
That the sons of God saw the daughters of men that they were fair; and they took them wives of all which they chose.
(Genesis 6: 2)
The popular opinion is that the "sons of God" were evil beings who were not of human origin.
So we determine that the "sons of God" referred to the righteous who obeyed God and the daughters of men were the children of the wicked line.
Evil multiplied when both groups intermarried and the unrighteous corrupted the righteous because Satan wanted to corrupt and destroy the righteous seed through which the Messiah would come.
- Sons Of God.
Every source which claims that Genesis 6:4 refers to angels mating with humans have no basis in scripture for saying that "sons of God" refers to fallen angels. None.
There are 11 references in the King James Version (KJV), five Old Testament and six New Testament and none applied to evil beings.
They all applied to good men, some were probably first males and heads of households like Adam.
Which was the son of Enos, which was the son of Seth, which was the son of Adam, which was the son of God.
(Luke 3: 38)
They witnessed the creation of humans with great joy. At that point Satan and his evil cohorts had rebelled, so they would not be rejoicing with God.
When the morning stars sang together, and all the sons of God shouted for joy?
(Job 38: 7)
Since Satan took dominion from Adam and represented earth, he came with the "sons of God".
Job does not imply that Satan was a son of God or that the rest were evil angels. He only shows that when they presented themselves before the Lord Satan came. As our representative he went instead of Adam.
Again there was a day when the sons of God came to present themselves before the Lord, and Satan came also among them to present himself before the Lord.
(Job 2: 1 see also Job 1: 6)
The term also applies to the righteous who are led by the Spirit of God.
The Righteous Only.
That ye may be blameless and harmless, the sons of God, without rebuke, in the midst of a crooked and perverse nation, among whom ye shine as lights in the world;
(Philippians 2: 15)
For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God.
(Romans 8: 14)
Now that is a definition of the "sons of God".
» Son Of God.
There are 47 references in the KJV, one Old Testament (Daniel 3:25) and 46 New Testament and they always applied to Jesus Christ.
- Daughters Of Men. So the problem with the union was not the righteous "sons of God", it was the unrighteous girls they chose to marry.
Satan tried to wipe out the promised seed by murdering Abel. Now he tries to corrupt the line through marriage.
These women were the offspring of Adam's other children who rejected God like Cain.
They did not descend from Seth who became the righteous seed instead of Abel.
The New Carrier Of The Seed.
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.
(Genesis 4: 25)
- Mighty Men.
The children of these unions became famous.
Some argue that this term refers to giants.
However, other usage shows that it refers to brave warriors. This refers to three tribes of Israel who were not giants.
Mighty Men Of Israel.
Your wives, your little ones, and your cattle, shall remain in the land which Moses gave you on this side Jordan; but ye shall pass before your brethren armed, all the mighty men of valour, and help them;
(Joshua 1: 14)
David's Mighty Soldiers.
And when David heard of it, he sent Joab, and all the host of the mighty men.
(2 Samuel 10: 7)
So the union produced brave men but not necessarily giants.
Caught between the righteous and wicked families these children probably became rebels.
- Identity Theories. There is great disagreement on where they come from.
Since the "sons of God" always referred to the righteous and "mighty men" referred to great warriors and hunters not great size, then the Nephilim were not a race of doomed people who must be destroyed.
- Descendants Of Seth (Sethites). After Cain murdered Abel, the holy line or seed passed to Seth.
His children were the "sons of God" who married the worldly daughters of Cain.
The children may or may not have been giants but some were famous.
- Nephilim (Genetic Giant Men). They were simply giants who still existed in the time of David.
Giants existed as part of the genetic inheritance which rapidly declined after the flood in favor of dwarfism.
» Rejected Theories. These theories are rejected because they rely on conditions that do not exist and make claims and associations that simply are not true.
The "sons of God" are righteous humans in 100% of the references, with one referring to creation that may have been like Adam.
- Children of Humans And Evil Angels. Some believe that the sons of God were the fallen angels and they mated with humans to produce the evil seed of giants who had to be destroyed in the flood because they cannot be saved.
The evidence from nature and original design is that angels cannot have children.
- Fallen Angels?
Many people teach that humans slept with the evil angels and had children. Since God still maintains a strict cross species barrier, I doubt that any children would have been produced.
Even if this occurred, the Plan of Salvation ought to have included them.
They quote 2 Peter 2:4,5 and Jude 6. Both talk about the fallen angels being reserved in chains for judgment.
Then proponents link the Nephilim to fallen angels with these verses as proof, saying that "Both passages tell of severe punishment upon the Nephilim"
Yet the passages do not use the term Nephilim nor are the Nephilim identified any where in the Bible as fallen angels.
They make the link without a hint of it being there then continue to build a mountain of speculation on nothing.
- Crossing Species.
Using Jude, proponents link the sin of Sodom to the sin of the angels claiming that the angels went after "strange flesh".
Yet Jude is simply pointing out examples of sins which will lead to eternal fire.
Verse 8 unifies the whole argument in verses 5 to 7, by proving that he was merely showing three examples.
Three Examples Of Sins. Likewise also these filthy dreamers defile the flesh, despise dominion, and speak evil of dignities [holy heavenly things].
(Jude 1: 8)
1. Speak Evil Of Dignities (Unbelievers).
I will therefore put you in remembrance, though ye once knew this, how that the Lord, having saved the people out of the land of Egypt, afterward destroyed them that believed not.
2. Despise Dominion. And the angels which kept not their first estate, but left their own habitation, he hath reserved in everlasting chains under darkness unto the judgment of the great day.
3. Defile The Flesh. Even as Sodom and Gomorrha, and the cities about them in like manner, giving themselves over to fornication, and going after strange flesh, are set forth for an example, suffering the vengeance of eternal fire.
(Jude 1: 5-7)
» "First Estate". From this we can conclude that this term is not related to sexual behavior but to power structure.
These angels were not satisfied with their inheritance, they wanted our planet.
» Species Barrier.
God says that we can look at nature to see His character.
A God Of Law.
For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse:
(Romans 1: 20)
Nature reveals God's laws.
The list of sins proves that one can have sex with anything, but nature proves that there is a cross-species barrier that is never violated.
Dogs and cats cannot produce offspring, neither can humans and horses or our closest evolutionary theory relative, the chimpanzee.
So even if angels left their "estate" and had relations with human women they could not have children.
» A Disposable Species?
It is unthinkable that it could be possible that there is a race of people who have no hope simply because it is genetically impossible for them to be righteous.
If it is possible that a union between humans and angels could never produce any offspring that could be included in the Plan of Salvation, then it is immoral for God to make that possible.
If God can prevent cross-species reproduction impossible with lower animals then He should have made this impossible also.
So I reject the idea that they were destroyed because they were an unsalvageable evil seed.
» An Evil Seed?
I also reject the whole notion of an evil seed based on inherited genes.
Sin propagates in groups because of nurture (bad influence) not because of nature (bad genes).
The sons and daughters of men were disproportionately evil because they were taught evil.
This generation is more evil because we are immersed in evil ideas.
- Asexual Angels.
If angels never marry then they have no use for functioning sexual organs which carry viable sperm.
For when they shall rise from the dead, they neither marry, nor are given in marriage; but are as the angels which are in heaven.
(Mark 12: 25)
- Subterranean Hybrids In A Hollow Earth!!
There is a popular theory that the cherubim who had four faces (human, lion, ox, eagle) mated with humans and produced reptilian creatures. The Nephilim were a result of mating with their human side.
These creatures supposedly survived the flood and are living underground in a hollow earth which has a sun at its center.
They are currently unable to exist on the surface because the original water canopy over the earth was destroyed at the flood, exposing them to lethal radiation.
I refuse to even comment on the hollow earth with a sun at its center theory.
The Bible says that God destroyed ALL living things except those on the ark (Genesis 6: 17; 7:23; 9:11).
Only 8 Saved.
For if God spared not the angels that sinned, but cast them down to hell, and delivered them into chains of darkness, to be reserved unto judgment;
And spared not the old world, but saved Noah the eighth person, a preacher of righteousness, bringing in the flood upon the world of the ungodly;
(2 Peter 2:4-5)
This destruction must include all subterranean fugutives.
Since the fountains of the deep burst open and stayed that way for 40 days and the waters covered the earth for about a year I doubt that any creature living under the earth would have survived (Genesis 7: 11 and 8:2).
Only noah and his family were saved.
- Space Aliens (Hybrids). We are a planet under quarantine with the fallen angels.
Therefore, it is not possible for space aliens to visit earth on a fact-finding reconnaissance mission.
Any such intervention must be seen as acts of deception or terrorism by the fallen angels.
The species barrier also prevents procreation with aliens.
What would the unfallen universe learn that they do not already know and see on a daily basis?
- Jewish Myth And Tradition.
Proponents quote these extra-biblical sources which are probably based on mythology which is rooted in the same sort of speculation we do, not on the works of the prophets.
- Book Of Enoch. While Enoch lived before the flood, around 4400 BC, the book of Enoch was written 3000 years later in the second century after Christ. Some parts were estimated to be written around 300 BC.
This book identifies the angels as the "sons of heaven" (Enoch 6: 1-6). It also says that the children they fathered with human women were giants (Enoch 7: 1-4).
- Zohar. This Jewish occult book from Kaballah claimed to be written in the second century AD, but only appeared in Spain in the thirteenth century. It claims that the Nephilim were sons of God and the children they had with humans were giants called Anakim (Zohar, vol. 1, p. 186)
Noah And The Flood (Chapter 5-10).
Over 1600 years after eating from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, it seems that all we learned was evil and not good.
Only one righteous man remained and God destroyed the earth with a universal flood, saving Noah and his family by protecting him from the waters.
» The Curse Consumes The Earth.
After this point we can see the terms of the curse covering the earth.
- Passover. God passed through and spared Noah and his family.
- Yom Kippur (The Day of The Covering). On Iyar 10, the Lord closed the door.
- Lag B'Omer (Day 33 of The Feast of Weeks). On Iyar 17, the flood began.
- Shavu'ot (The Feast of Weeks). They exited the ark in the week of Shavu'ot when a rainbow appeared.
- Tabernacles. They were temporarily sheltered in the Ark and protected by God. The Ark rested on Mount Ararat on Tishrei 17 during this feast.
- Land. The land was destroyed and from now on it must have been more difficult to produce food.
- Cannibalism. The curse was consuming the earth. For the first time God gave permission to eat flesh foods. Eventually, we would eat human flesh, even the flesh of our children.
- Death (Shorter Life). In Eden all animals and man ate only plants and their life span was about 1000 years.
After the flood the life span dropped precipituously, from about 900 years to 100 years.
» The Parting Of The Red Sea.
In another 2000 years God would again take a people out of the world and lead them through the waters.
This time He would not destroy the entire world or nation, but He would destroy the leaders and armies of the slave holders.
- The Tower of Babel (Chapter 11).
In the beginning, sin placed a division between heaven and earth.
About 100 years after the flood, the people plotted rebellion again, this time the earth and the people were divided.
At the end of time heaven, earth and the righteous people will be reconciled as one nation and one language. The only permanent division will be between the righteous and the wicked people.
- Babel: Parting the Language.
Instead of destroying the earth, God split the language and scattered the people.
Therefore its name is called Babel, because there the Lord confused the language of the whole earth; and from there the Lord scattered them abroad over the face of the whole earth.
(Genesis 11: 9)
- Peleg: Parting the Earth.
In the fourth generation born after the flood, a son named Peleg was born. He was named for an important event that occurred.
... the name of one was Peleg, for in his days the earth was divided ...
(Genesis 10: 25)
This is traditionally seen as the separation of the people into languages and nations.
However, it could also show that about the same time the land mass may have split as a result of the effects of the earth drying and cracking after the flood.
Controlling Evil By Suppressing Knowledge
The destruction from the flood occurred within the third generation after Adam.
The flood occurred 1656 years after the creation, Adam lived to be 930 years old and had his third son, Seth, when he was 130 years old. Seth died when he was 912.
So the wicked people who died knew God and knew Adam or his children personally. Yet, none of this intimate knowledge of God or the cause of evil seemed to deter them or cause them to submit to God.
We see the same open rebellion in the very presence of God during the exodus.
Between the flood and Babel, God took decisive steps to slow down the growth of evil by employing these tactics.
An Evil Conglomerate.
The Lord said, "Behold, they are one people, and they all have the same language. And this is what they begin to do, and now nothing which they purpose to do will be impossible for them."
(Genesis 11: 6)
Unity in the purpose of pursuing evil seemed to bring the planet to a state of judgment within 2000 years.
If God did not find a way to stem the tide of evil, then there would be no hope of rehabilitation for the children born to these parents in such a decadent society.
So God took several steps to curb the rising tide of evil because it appears that the final judgment was for an appointed time about 4000 years into the future.
||Stone Age World
||Reduce Collaberation ||Gather People||1790 ||Science
- Sin: Reduce Time. After sin began God controls the amount and opportunity for evil by reducing the time we have to plot and practice evil.
- Sleep. An average of eight hours of sleep removes the possibility of sinning for one third of our life.
- Work. An average of eight hours of hard work reduces the opportunity of committing major crimes by one third, unless your daily occupation is crime.
- Flood: Beginning The Stone Age. There is some evidence that men before the flood had superior technology and the flood wiped out all evidence of these innovations and knowledge of the science behind it.
Noah and his children were catapulted back to the stone age and any knowledge was lost because of the difficulties of surviving and the inavailability of materials and the small population.
There were eight people who knew what existed before the flood. We are not sure if any knew the science behind these innovations or the knowledge to reproduce these products.
- Shorter Life Span. God reduced the life span from 900 to about 400 years after the flood and then to 70 years.
This reduces both time and opportunity to collaberate.
With a shorter life span an evil genius does not have time to build and design evil technology.
With no useful technology after the flood an evil genius was limited in passing on his knowledge to an apprentice and his posterity so that they can collaberate.
Without a dedicated organization determined to continue the pursuit of knowledge, innovation probably died quickly with the innovator.
In a way, other evil systems suppressed the opportunity for collaberative work to arise.
Priviledge, class structure, poverty, slavery and greed suppressed innovation.
Superstition and fear also killed technology.
- Babel: Reduce Collaberation.
At Babel God took one more step which reduced time and opportunity to collaberate and share information.
It further set the precedence that the ancients had no useful scientific knowledge or technology because time erased all this knowledge.
- Scattering The People. Separating people reduced the chances for genius minds to collaberate.
- Scattering The Language. Erecting language barriers further created a wall of separation.
- Scattering The Knowledge. The separation and scattering of people by language promoted isolation and any innovation within a people or culture was hidden to preserve any competitive advantage.
Later on, such competitive advantage was used to build empires by enslaving and conquering other nations.
- Suppress Knowledge and Technology.
The end result of this strategy is that technology has been suppressed for almost 4000 years after the flood.
Conquering Evil by The Strategic Revelation of Knowledge.
God suppressed evil by suppressing knowledge.
Now God does the reverse. He gathered people again, dissolved language and distance barriers and increased collaberation.
In a strategic move, God will reveal knowledge after science has believed that they have conquered and ridiculed myth-based religious superstition.
» The Time of The End.
Finally, God says that near the end of time He will remove all the barriers and restraints against knowledge.
This knowledge that is both in the area of science and religion began to be revealed around 1800.
End Time Knowledge.
"But you, Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book until the time of the end; many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall increase.
(Daniel 12: 4)
This infusion of knowledge seems to be part of a strategy to glorify God in the end.
Those who hate God are quick to teach that religion is the death of science by pointing to the fact that the church forced Galileo to recant his belief that the earth is not the center of the universe according to the science of Copernicus.
These enemies of God ignore the fact that there were many good Christians who contributed to scientific research and knowledge.
It was Christians who tried to educate the people and reverse the exploitation of man that was the practice in all cultures and religions for thousands of years.
- Religious Knowledge (4 BC-31AD).
God began the restoration of knowledge by restoring knowledge of the true God. God first revealed the truth about Himself by sending the Messiah and His Holy Spirit.
He even scattered the knowledge by assigning the Jews the task of preserving one set of knowledge, while the Christians disparged this ancient knowledge and concentrated on knowledge about the Messiah.
This was another strategic move designed to conquer evil at the end of time.
- Scientific Discoveries (1600-Present). God inspired scientific knowledge in both His friends and enemies.
In fact, because His enemies are mostly in control of this knowledge it leaves their position more vulnerable the more they ridicule God and the Bible.
Thinking in their arrogance that they have been the discoverers and inventors of this knowledge, we have virtually discounted any possibility that this knowledge was available before or that there is a God who revealed and inspired it.
» Sir Issac Newton (1666). He was a student of Bible prophecy and a mathematician and scientist who wrote a book called "Principia Mathematica (1687)" developed theories behind mechanics (laws of motion), gravity, light and calculus.
A Paradigm Shift.
God saved the best for last. He gave His enemies control of the best knowledge that would prove that He existed!
Then, when His enemies were confident in their position and globally stated their position, He would reveal the importance of the information they have in their possession.
This prevents people from backtracking and pretending that their position has been misquoted, changed or misunderstood.
So God brought us back to where we were before the flood, but with a reshuffling of perception that brought a slight advantage in His favor.
Before the flood there were no language, technology or cultural barriers and people knew that God existed, but basically did not care.
Now, only one fact has changed. We openly challenge the idea that God or a creator exists and attribute all that we have discovered to our own genius and ingenuity.
- Removing National and Cultural Barriers.
The need for trade and economic expansion was the first impetus to bring people together and then to foster empire building by those with superior military and engineering technology.
The Roman empire brought many social innovations such as a common language, roads and clean water supply at a time when the Messiah would appear.
Interestingly, all this innovation was virtually lost when the empire split and fell and we were engulfed by the dark ages.
However, imperfect as it was, Christianity was entrenched.
- Removing Language Barriers.
Empire building from the time of Babylon to the colonial Christian empires of Europe have served to impose a common language on the subjugated people.
If not, we would be a planet with hundreds of thousands of languages native to every hill and valley as we find in New Guinea.
We have essentially reduced the number of essential languages to about three: English, Spanish and French.
- Increasing Collaberation.
Transportation systems, public education, universities and scientific guilds and societies, printing and computer information systems all served to bring the best minds together and preserve cruical information.
This accelerated the acquisition of knowledge in less than 200 years, reversing the 4000 year drought of innovation and technology caused by the suppression of knowledge.
- New Messianic Prophecies.
Around the year 1798 God revealed prophetic knowledge and people began to understand Daniel and Revelation and to study the Bible more.
In the year 2000 God started revealing more knowledge about the Bible to me. In particular He has revealed over 450 new Messianic prophecies from the Bible and Jewish oral custom that seem to be designed to make the Jews see that Jesus Christ is their Messiah.
In fact, some of these prophecies are based on Jewish customs and traditions and on obscure laws in the Bible.
Most are not based on single, isolated texts as many accepted Messianic prophecies are.
In fact, many are based on a series of related items that before this either seemed unscientific, confusing or unimportant.
They are better than the best traditionally accepted Messianic prophecies.
- Modern Science In The Ancient Torah. In 2008, God revealed scientific knowledge to me that seems to be designed to appeal to the 70% of Jews who are atheist and to the scientific community who have nothing but derision and disrespect for the Bible, but who have almost the entire world as their devoted disciples.
» The Wicked Mock God.
The night ancient Babylon fell, the king, his government and his guests were mocking God and desecrating His holy vessels.
This sign of an official derision of God and glorification of man is the last sign.
When Nebuchadnezzar fell into madness, his final words were praise to himself and his refusal to acknowledge God.
In both cases the judgment had been passed before, but the fall came while open hostility was being displayed.
» Scoffers in Confusion.
It is no secret that before the sixties sin thrived but there was still an open respect for religion and a need to suppress any open displays of indecent behavior.
However, for the past fifty years there has been open repudiation of the Bible and all things religious.
Christianity is called "unscientific", myths and fables based on a book that has no relevant facts.
God has allowed this attitude to blossom as a part of a strategy to shock the world while extreme confidence in their power and position seems to be at its height.
By the year 2010 atheist were so confident in their position that world leaders were confident in coming out of the atheist closet.
Scientists were confident in saying that God is not needed to explain the existence of the universe.
Atheist were confident in putting up advertising to invite the world to abandon religion.
It is in the backdrop of this environment that God made His strategic move.
What they did not know was that two years before, starting on 21 December 2008 God was beginning to reveal concrete evidence of modern science in the Bible that blows away what we know of topics such as chemistry and particle physics and DNA.
For the Antedeluvians, neither knowledge of God nor eyewitness testimony about God, nor superior technology was enough to stifle open rebellion against God.
Perhaps, under these end time conditions, the scientific world and the rebellious people will accept God or at least acknowledge that they are arrogant and clueless.
- The Bible (Torah). Ironically, it will be seen as the best book of modern science, history and ancient religion.
On the verge of the end of the world, we are in the same position as the people before the flood.
Wickedness is rampant and we disrespect God and His values. We also teach that God does not exist.
In the midst of this war, two systems of values will be fighting for our allegiance.
In one stroke, God has put Himself above the arrogance of science as these enemies of God have to acknowledge that Someone who said that He was God and Creator who made the universe in six days, when He came on Mount Sinai 3500 years ago also revealed to Moses a scientific model of the universe which He cleverly disguised as only a religious model of the universe.
Thus, He linked the religion of the Jews as the origin of the best that scientific minds are discovering.
Circumcision: The Surgical Removal Of Sin
Up to this point there were no atheists or agnostics.
Everyone knew that God existed and what He required. They just did not care.
They were openly rebellious and the threat of destruction did not seem to curb their enthusiasm for evil.
The Lord saw that the wickedness of man was great on the earth, and that every intent of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually.
(Genesis 6: 5)
God tried everything to get their attention. He used every method that others would suggest, then tried His own.
- Total Destruction. After letting them run free and wild for 1656 years, they were destroyed in a flood.
- Dividing and Conquering. Just 100 years after the flood, God nipped rebellion in the bud by separating the conspirators.
He confused the language and drove them apart.
» Isolated, Hardship and Limited Knowledge. After the flood, all technology was lost and a pure knowledge of God was being replaced with more fear. Isolation into nations only seemed to compound the problem. They were more jealous and distrustful of each other.
This tactic brought several risks. Pure knowledge of God would disappear and be replaced by a fearful and superstitious rendition of the facts.
History was being written by the conqueror. Everywhere false religion was being promoted.
There was the fear of the child-eating gods, the wrathful gods, and the god of blood who made sport of humans.
- God's Solution. So 4000 years after sin, God revealed His solution planned before the creation.
» Submission and Faith. These are the answers. If we believe Him and voluntarily draw near to Him and submit and abandon fear, He can cut off sin and save us.
- Superior Power. In the exodus, God showed His awesome power and His laws, but the people were rebellious and ungrateful. Jesus demonstrated the same power and we killed Him.
- Enmity. From the very beginning God promised to help us to hate sin. For the past 4000 years the opposite seemed to have occurred.
- Extreme Love. He would show us how much we are loved by taking away our punishment and shame by suffering them Himself. Well, we saw this love and we rejected Him.
- Human to Human (One Dressed In Our Skin). So God became one of us so that He could show us what He was really like.
He demonstrated what the new created being could do if we had enmity for sin and love for God and absolute trust that will cling earnestly to God.
We drew near to this God, even the worst of sinners. But when fear arose we killed Him.
- The Spirit of God. He would give us a heart and mind like His so that we will love and obey like Jesus.
When we really know Him we would never be afraid because perfect love drives out all fear.
There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear, because fear involves punishment, and the one who fears is not perfected in love.
We love because He loved us.
(1 John 4: 18-19)
When we realize how much He loves us we will no longer feel afraid and ashamed.
We will not fear punishment. Instead we will draw near and love Him in return.
The Hope: A Man of Faith (A Short Flight Distance)
Open rebellion and distrust of God caused man to group together against Him.
Sin can only be cured if we draw near to God. Instead we behaved like Adam and Eve. We hid ourselves and ran away and quarreled.
- Abraham (Chapter 12). He is known as "the father of the faithful".
His response to God became the example of the type of human whom God is seeking.
The concept of Faith, or trusting in God, became more important at this point.
Competing theories took hold because the people distrusted God. This hatred and distrust became worse after the flood.
Faith is based on the principle that God is trustworthy. Even if I cannot prove it yet, I will wait for the evidence.
While waiting, I will not respond to God with rebellion and distrust. Instead, I will build trust by investing in a relationship with God.
Salvation Science: Flight Distance (The Taming of The Wild Wolf).
Scientists wondered how the wolf became the over 400 loveable and loyal breed of dogs that we have.
Scientists decided to duplicate this transformation in the laboratory using the fox.
Nature would not produce foxes with the desired trait and years of experiments failed until the researcher selected foxes with a certain trait.
Experiments with breeding domesticated foxes revealed something amazing.
They reasoned that they could breed tame foxes by selecting those with the shortest flight distance. These are the least aggressive foxes who came closer to the scientists without attacking.
So they mated only these foxes and immediately saw results. Within ten years an amazing set of other linked features appeared.
There was a new variety of color, floppy ears, barking, playful behavior and they answered to names.
» The Taming of the Spiritual Wolf.
The symbols of salvation show something very puzzling.
The last son who symbolizes the last church is described as a wild wolf who has been tamed.
The Wolf Child.
Benjamin is a ravenous wolf; in the morning he devours the prey, in the evening he divides the plunder.
(Genesis 49: 27)
This unique son is symbolized in several ways that suggest a profound transformation.
» Drawing Near to God.
God needed to see someone who was willing to draw near to Him and trust Him.
In selecting Noah and Abraham, God was selecting for humans with the shortest flight distance and the most loyal hearts.
- New Name. In the end we will also answer to a new name (Revelation 14: 1).
- Two Futures. He is the "son of sorrow" who will become the "son of the right hand".
- Two Natures. In the morning he is the aggressive hunter who becomes the family man in the evening.
- Child. Only when we are born again as little children can we enter into the kingdom, according to Jesus.
- Wolf. It may not be a coincidence that God chose the picture of the only dangerous wild animal that has been so tamed by man that it is called "man's best friend".
We will become God's best friend.
The Beloved Child.
Of Benjamin he said, "May the beloved of the LORD dwell in security by Him, Who shields him all the day, and he dwells between His shoulders."
(Deuteronomy 33: 12)
In the first blessing the child is a ravenous wild wolf.
In the final blessing, the wolf child is the beloved son with a very short flight distance.
After 1800 years God found a man who would believe Him.
Righteousness can only come if we let go of the wrecked policies of the deceiver and turn to God for a solution.
So the first step is to learn to trust God in all situations and ignore the trumpeting voices of those who are selling the deceiver's wares.
The Double Natured Draw Near to God.
Draw near to God and He will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands you sinners; and purify your hearts you double minded.
Submit. Humble yourself in the presence of the Lord and He will exalt you.
(James 4: 8, 10)
» Fight and Flight.
In the end we will all lose our fear of God. One group will respect Him and draw near to Him like loyal puppies, the other will try to attack Him like rabid hyenas.
- Abraham and Lot (Chapter 13).
Strife between the men of Lot and Abraham caused them to split and Lot took the best piece of land and he went to live in Sodom.
A Separation. And the land could not sustain them while dwelling together, for their possessions were so great that they were not able to remain together.
(Genesis 13: 6)
Sodom became a land in which the righteous dwell in fear and from which they must be rescued from hell fire.
The parting of Abraham and Lot represents the split of the church into Jews and Gentiles.
We were split by quarrel and strife and the Gentiles took the best part of the covenant, but they will end up trapped in Sodom.
- Melchizedek (King of Salem) (Chapter 14).
The Kings Of The North And South. The king of Babylon (Shinar) went to battle with the king of Sodom and Lot was captured.
Abram fought the kings of the north and rescued Lot.
When they returned, the priest of Salem gave them food and a blessing.
And Melchizedek king of Salem brought out bread and wine; now he was a priest of God Most High.
(Genesis 14: 18)
The prophecies show that the Jews will rescue the church after they embrace the Messiah, who is the covenant meal and the King of Peace.
The Covenant: A Promise To Draw Near
When God found the man who would draw near without fear, He made a promise to him and his seed.
God was basically doing selective breeding, because He would send the Promised Son through this line of people.
Through this special Son, He would clone Himself in the human race, repairing the damaged genes, so that we are all born again through the uncorrupted Seed.
- The Covenant (Chapter 15-17).
In a vision, God renewed the covenant and revealed the testing that will come to the covenant people.
Over the years, God kept renewing the covenant at several significant events.
He renews or confirms it when one side makes a mistake or when a provision has been kept.
- Covenant of Faith.
The covenant began with a request to believe God. So Abraham left his home because of a promise, not knowing where he was going.
Faith Journey. Now the Lord said, "Go forth from your country, and from your relatives and from your father's house, to the land which I will show you;
And I will make you a great nation, and I will bless you, and make your name great; and so you shall be a blessing.
And I will bless those who bless you and the one who curses you I will curse.
And in you all the families of the earth will be blessed."
(Genesis 12: 1-3)
Faith is not an intellectual exercise. Faith involves a journey. You must obey and do something you would not ordinarily do.
It is easy to think something we would not ordinarily think about. People write books and movies based on these ideas.
It is not so easy to expose yourself to an action that is open to public scrutiny and criticism.
- Covenant Land.
(I Will Give You A Home).
When a quarrel erupted over land and some departed from him, God showed Abraham the land of his inheritance and renewed the covenant.
As part of this covenant He must walk through the land.
Sees The Land.
The Lord said to Abram, after Lot had separated from him, "Now lift up your eyes and look from the place where you are, northward and southward and eastward and westward,
for all the land which you see I will give to you and to your descendants forever.
Dust. I will make your descendants as the dust of the earth, so that if anyone can number the dust of the earth, then your descendants can also be numbered.
Walks Through The Land. arise, walk about the land through its length and breadth for I will give it to you."
(Genesis 13: 14-17)
Jesus came and walked throughout the land of Israel as a human. After His resurrection, He walked through heaven for seven days. One blessing required that He should walk about on the earth for 33 days and He was seen in the land 40 days after the resurrection.
The Altar By the Oak Trees.
Then Abram moved his tent and came and dwelt by the oaks of Mamre, which are in Hebron, and there he built an altar to the Lord.
(Genesis 13: 18)
Jesus moved His tent, His body, to the throne of God which is between two trees.
There, He ministers before God on our behalf as our High Priest at the altar of incense.
- Covenant Children.
(I Will Give You My Son).
Abraham was 75 and Sarah was 65 when they were called. Yet the covenant promised children.
This child was not born until 25 years later.
And He took him outside and said, "Now look towards the heavens, and count the stars, if you are able to count them." And He said to him, "So shall your descendants be."
Oppression. God said to Abram, "Know for certain that your descendants will be strangers in a land that is not theirs, where they will be enslaved and oppressed for four hundred years."
Delivery in The Fourth Generation. Then in the fourth generation they will return here, for the iniquity of the Amorite is not yet complete."
On that day the Lord made a covenant with Abram saying, "To your descendants I have given this land, from the river of Egypt as far as the great river, the river Euphrates.
(Genesis 15: 5, 13, 16, 18)
The previous covenant compared the children to dust on the earth and this compares them to the stars of heaven.
This is a promise about the number of the righteous who will be taken to heaven at the end of time and the number who will be on the earth after it is recreated.
Righteousness by Faith.
Then he believed in the Lord; and He reckoned it to him as righteousness.
(Genesis 15: 6)
» The Terrifying Vision.
This repetition of the covenant came in a vision in which the offering was cut in two and the birds of prey tried to take away the carcass.
It was a vision of the events on the cross, when Jesus would be cut in two and Satan would try desperately to cannibalize His corpse and tear Him to pieces.
» The Fourth Generation.
The covenant promised delivery in four generations and in 400 years when iniquity is complete.
Somehow, this time promise which is seen in other laws is related the general delivery of the earth.
Christ came in the fourth millennium to make an end of sin, or to finish iniquity for the earth.
He will return approximately 2000 years later which seems to be 400 jubilees.
» Hagar (Chapter 16).
As the promise lingered for eleven years and Abraham was now 86 years old, Sarah had a bright idea.
So Sarah convinced him that perhaps the promised child would be through her Egyptian maid, Hagar.
So like Eve she brought forbidden fruit to the man.
Like Adam, Abraham could have refused, but his acceptance pointed to his own wavering faith.
Under the name of Abram, he fathered Ishmael.
So Ishmael was born and Hagar, feeling superior, despised Sarah and enmity consumed them.
- Covenant of Adoption or Birth.
(I Will Be Your Father).
After thirteen years of living with a mistake that brought enmity, God renewed the covenant, explicitly stating that Sarah would be the mother of the promised child whose name would be Isaac.
This renewal of the covenant seems to be designed to cut off the past and start over with a new man.
Abram is the old man with a new name, Abraham. Ishmael was cut off with the covenant made to Abram.
New Name (New Person).
Now when Abram was ninety nine years old, the Lord appeared to Abram and said to him, I am God almighty; Walk before Me and be blameless.
I will establish My covenant between Me and you, and I will multiply you exceedingly.
As for Me, behold, My covenant is with you, and you shall be the father of a multitude of nations.
No longer shall your name be called Abram [exalted father], but your name shall be Abraham [father of a multitude]; for I will make you the father of a multitude of nations.
"I will give to you and your descendants after you, the land of your sojournings, all the land of Canaan, for an everlasting possession; and I will be their God."
Then God said to Abraham, "As for Sarai your wife, you shall not call her name Sarai, but Sarah [princess] shall be her name.
Isaac Is The Promised Child.
But My covenant I will establish with Isaac, whom Sarah will bear to you at this season next year.
(Genesis 17: 1-2, 4-5, 8, 15, 21)
This fulfills the promise that we will be sons of God. He will give us a new name.
The covenant was renewed because the promise was finally being fulfilled. Sarah would give birth the next year.
So the parents of the Promised child were given a new name before she conceived.
» Jesus Is The Promised Child.
When Jesus was conceived, an angel also came to the covenant mother to announce the birth.
Covenant of Circumcision.
The same covenant introduced circumcision. This is probably a symbol of the promised enmity between the seed of God and the seed of the serpent.
Circumcision involves cutting away a portion of the body close to the testicles (seed).
The barren and useless portion is cut away, leaving all that is needed to procreate.
Circumcised (Cut Off).
This is My covenant, which you shall keep, between Me and you and your descendants after you throughout their generations.
And you shall be circumcised in the flesh of your foreskin, and it shall be the sign of the covenant between Me and you.
A servant who is born in your house or who is bought with your money shall surely be circumcised; thus shall My covenant be in your flesh for an everlasting covenant.
(Genesis 17: 10-11,13)
Now Abraham was ninety nine years old when he was circumcised in the flesh of his foreskin.
In the very same day Abraham was circumcised, and Ishmael his son.
Slaves Purchased. All the men of his household, who were born in the house or bought with money from a foreigner, were circumcised with him.
(Genesis 17: 24, 26-27)
» Slaves Bought From A Foreigner.
On the cross, Jesus bought us back from Satan with His life.
Therefore, we must be circumcised with Him.
- Ransom Paid. The concept of "redemption" means that we have been bought. We were held captives and enslaved until our Father bought us back.
Redeemed or Bought Back.
Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and that you are not your own?
For you have been bought with a price; therefore glorify God in your body.
(1 Corinthians 6: 19-20)
We were purchased to be children of God.
But when the fullness of time came, God sent forth His Son, born of a woman, born under the Law.
so that He might redeem those who were under the law, that we might receive the adoption of sons.
Because you are sons, God has sent forth the Spirit of His sons into our hearts, crying, "Abba! Father!"
(Galatians 4: 4-6)
- Blood Money. We were purchased with the blood of our brother. That is the price that the slave owner and kidnapper demanded.
Purchased With Blood.
... the church of God which He purchased with His own blood.
(Acts 20: 8)
What was the prize the enemy wanted?
He either wanted us or he wanted the death of the Son or he wanted to prove that there was a price that God would not pay or he wanted all these things.
He would therefore call the love conditional and the mercy limited.
This would destroy the image of the loving and merciful God.
If Satan wanted us, then the law required that we must be returned after "seven years" and the land returned after the jubilee. So his ultimate rebellion was to force a difficult decision on God to expose God in a negative way and kill the only Son of God.
So, if Satan's experiment had continued until the Jubilee, God could not do anything less than destroy the evil planet in the interest of universal security, further damaging His image.
- Held by A Thief For A Ransom. The mistake we have all made was to assume that Christ purchased us from God to satisfy the law.
If so, the transaction would be characterized only as a debt but not as a ransom.
Since it is a ransom, then we were kidnapped.
Since nobody pays himself ransom, then it was not God who held us for ransom.
And since the ransom is His own death or the death of His only son then it makes less sense that God kidnapped us, then killed His son and then paid Himself the ransom.
Child kidnappers and brutal slave drivers are enemies, not loving parents.
Purchased For God By Christ From The Enemy.
And they sang a new song saying "worthy are you to take the book and break the seals; for you were slain and purchased for God with your blood men from every tribe and tongue and people and nation."
(Revelation 5: 9)
» Bought "For" God, Not "From" God. So we were not purchased from God with the blood of Christ. We were purchased by Christ for God from a slave holding enemy and kidnapper.
- Kidnapped By Evil Angels.
We were held by angels until the Son came to redeem us.
Rescued From The Curse.
Christ redeemed us from the curse of the law, having become a curse for us - for it is written, "Cursed is everyone who hangs on a tree."
Why the law then? It was added because of transgressions, having been ordained through angels by the agency of a mediator;
Until the seed would come to whom the promise was made.
(Galatians 3: 13, 19)
As our mediator, all Satan did was to accuse us continually.
- Heirs Delivered. We were not purchased to be slaves or servants. We were purchased to be adopted as sons with the full rights and privileges of natural born sons.
Sons and Heirs.
Therefore you are no longer a slave, but a son, and if a son, then an heir through God.
(Galatians 4: 7)
- The Oath and Covenant of Redemption.
(I Alone Will Pay For Your Debts).
In a vision, God shows the physical picture of the keeping of the covenant.
He would be divided in two for the covenant.
Here, God also shows the emotional consequences of the covenant. He would give His own Son to be the sacrifice.
The Lamb of God by Himself.
Then the angel of the Lord called to Abraham a second time from heaven;
and said, "By Myself I have sworn, declares the Lord,
You Obeyed Me. because you have done this thing and have not withheld your son, your only son,
indeed I will greatly bless you, and I will greatly multiply your seed as the stars of the heavens and as the sand which is on the seashore; and your seed will possess the gate of their enemies.
In your seed all the nations of the earth shall be blessed, because you have obeyed My voice."
(Genesis 22: 16-18)
This covenant is very broad in its scope.
The Righteous Savior Comes From the East.
Who is this who comes from Edom, with garments of glowing colors from Bozrah?
This One who is majestic in His apparel, marching in the greatness of His strength?
- The World. All the nations of the earth will be blessed.
- Stars and Dust. There will be innumerable children in heaven and earth.
- Enemies. We will subdue our enemies and take away what they have taken.
- Love and Obedience. Abraham obeyed God in an incredible test because He loved God.
It is I who speak in righteousness, mighty to save.
Treads the Wine Press of Gethsemane.
Why is Your apparel red, and Your garment like the one who treads the wine press?
Alone And By Himself. I have trodden the wine trough alone, and from the peoples there was no man with Me.
I also trod them in My anger and trampled them in My wrath.
And their life blood is sprinkled on My garments, and I stained all My raiment.
The Year of Vengeance and Redemption.
For the day of vengeance was in My heart, and My year of redemption has come.
No Helpers or Comforters. I looked and there was no one to help, and I was astonished and there was no one to uphold;
So My own arm brought salvation to Me, and My wrath upheld Me.
I trod down the peoples in My anger, and made them drunk in My wrath, and I poured out their life blood on the earth.
(Isaiah 63: 1-6)
No Comfort. No Sympathy.
Reproach has broken my heart and I am so sick. And I looked for sympathy and there was none, and for comforters, but I found none.
(Psalm 69: 20)
- The Covenant of Power.
(I Will Deliver You With A Mighty Hand).
Later, God promises power to Moses. This promise was evident in the miracles of the exodus, in the ministry of Jesus, at Pentecost and it will be present in the Latter Rain.
A Covenant of Miracles.
Then God said, "Behold I am going to make a covenant before all your people. I will perform miracles which have not been produced in all the earth nor among any of the nations;
and all the people among whom you live will see the working of the Lord, for it is a fearful thing that I am going to perform with you."
(Exodus 34: 10)
The covenant promises greater miracles that have been seen previously.
Even Jesus says that others will do greater works than Him.
A New Covenant of More Miracles.
Truly, truly, I say to you, he who believes in Me, the works that I do, he will do also; and greater works than these he will do because I go to the Father.
(John 14: 12)
This covenant means that at the end of time when the Latter Rain is falling we have several major advantages that will cause a paradigm shift on the earth.
These are the weapons that we will have in the final days to fight the forces against us.
- The Bible Is A Book Of Truth. We should be able to duplicate all the miracles in the Bible, including the parting of the Red Sea and we will be able to do other miracles never seen before.
We cannot reproduce the people or the places of the Bible, but if we can duplicate the hardest things in the Bible to believe, like the miracles, then perhaps the people and the stories are also true.
- The Bible Is A Book Of Modern Science. As of 21 December 2008, because of knowledge given directly by God to this author, we can prove that the Bible has a mathematical and three dimensional model of the Periodic Table of Chemistry and the first accurate model of Particle Physics and a model of DNA and DNA replication.
Although we all believed that we would have the power to do miracles, this ability to elevate the Bible as a book of modern science was never thought possible.
Prior to this, the best claim that we had about science in the Bible was that the Bible said that life is in the blood, the earth is a circle and hangs on nothing.
- The Covenant of Peace.
(I Will Reunite With You).
The covenant was fulfilled with Jesus Christ. On the night before He died, Jesus renewed the covenant.
We could draw near to God because Jesus showed us that the Father was kind, merciful and approachable.
God Makes Peace.
... God was in Christ, reconciling the world to Himself, not counting their trespasses against them, and He has committed to us the word of reconciliation.
(2 Corinthians 5: 19)
God reconciled us to Him by sending Jesus to draw near to us, to comfort us and by forgiving our sins, paying our debts and adopting us as treasured sons and daughters.
Amazingly, John 14 shows the order of the different repetitions of the covenant and must itself be the terms of the new covenant.
The Lord's prayer is also a recitation of the covenant promises.
We can now see why this speech of Jesus seems to jump from one topic to another.
- Believe. This is an act of submission, and Jesus submitted to life and death as a human.
Do not let your heart be troubled; believe in God, believe also in Me.
(John 14: 1)
- Home. He promises a home with God.
In My Father's house are many dwelling places; if it were not so I would have told you; for I go to prepare a place for you.
If I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself, that where I am, there you may be also.
(John 14: 2-3)
- A Son. Jesus was the son promised to Eve and as such is the only child that matters.
I Am The Promised Son.
Jesus said to him, "I am the way, the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father but through Me."
(John 14: 6)
- Father. God was reconciled with the earth because Jesus showed us what the Father was like.
The Father Is Like The Son.
Philip said to Him, "Lord, show us the Father, and it is enough for us."
Jesus said to him, "Have I been so long with you, and yet you have not come to know Me, Philip? He who has seen Me has seen the Father; how can you say, 'Show us the Father'?"
(John 14: 8-9)
- Redemption. He paid for our sins by substituting for our death and paying our ransom.
But He actually redeemed us by being in us. We were hidden in Him until death passed over.
And He will be hidden in us through the Holy Spirit until righteousness and perfection takes root and bears fruit in us so that we only do the works of righteousness.
Hidden in God.
Do you not believe that I am in the Father and the Father is in Me? The words that I say to you I do not speak on My own initiative, but the Father abiding in Me does His works.
The Works And Fruits of Righteousness.
Believe Me that I am in the Father and the Father is in Me; otherwise believe because of the works themselves.
In that day you will know that I am in the Father, and you in Me and I in you.
(John 14: 10-11, 20)
Love and Obedience.
If you love Me, you will keep My commandments.
(John 14: 15)
This is exactly what Abraham demonstrated when he gave his special son to God in obedience to a difficult request.
I return, God gave His life to demonstrate His love for us.
The Greatest Love.
Greater love has no one than this, that one lay down his life for his friends.
(John 15: 13)
- Mighty Hand. He accomplished all of this with His hands in prayer and then stretched out and nailed to a cross.
Truly, truly I say to you, he who believes in Me, the works that I do, he will do also; and greater works than these he will do, because I go to the Father.
(John 14: 12)
- Peace. He brought reconciliation between heaven and earth and between Jews and Gentiles.
He will later ensure this peace by ending the war when He annhilates the forces of evil.
While He had no comforters, He sent us a Comforter.
Spirit of Reconciliation.
I will ask the Father and He will give you another Helper, that He may be with you forever;
that is the Spirit of truth whom the world cannot receive because it does not see Him or know Him, but you know Him because He abides with you and will be in you.
I will not leave you as orphans, I will come to you.
But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things, and bring to your rememberance all that I said to you.
(John 14: 16-18, 26)
The Prince of Peace.
Peace I leave with you; My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Do not let your heart be troubled, nor let it be fearful.
(John 14: 27)
The Holy Spirit is responsible for everything related to overcoming our fear of God.
He gives us the confidence to come near to God and to not run away when God approaches us.
Taught By The Spirit.
As for you, the anointing which you received from Him abides in you, and you have no need for anyone to teach you; but as His anointing teaches you about all things, and is true and is not a lie, and just as it has taught you, you abide in Him.
Come Closer Baby! Now, little children, abide in Him, so that when He appears we may have confidence and not shrink away from Him in shame at His coming,
(1 John 2: 27-28)
» No More Shame!
Finally! We will not shrink away in shame like Adam and Eve. Instead we will come closer. Now we see the goal of the Plan of Salvation. After Jesus made peace, the Holy Spirit came to administer the peace treaty and introduces us to God personally.
The Holy Spirit woos us and writes the laws into our hearts and takes full responsibility for teaching us about God.
» Announcing The Prince of Peace.
When the Promised Child was announced, it was a message of peace that also removed fear.
Serving Without Fear.
Salvation from our enemies, and from the hand of all who hate us;
To grant us that we, being rescued from the hand of our enemies, might serve Him without fear,
in holiness and righteousness before Him all our days.
(Luke 1: 71, 74-75)
- The Announcement Of The Birth Of The Promised Child (Chapter 18).
Just as the visitors from heaven came to announce the fulfillment of the covenant the next year with the birth of a special child, so did the angels visit Mary to tell her that she would have the Promised Child in 40 weeks.
This series of events is a picture of the time before the Second Coming.
In the year that the final child is in the womb, God will send the seven last plagues to punish the wicked, He will send three angels to announce the birth.
- The Destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah (Chapter 19).
The second announcement of the heavenly visitors was the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah.
Abraham pleaded for mercy, bargaining with God to spare the city if a few righteous men could be found.
God agreed to every deal Abraham made and Abraham bargained from fifty to ten. Surely ten righteous men can be found in a great city!
In the end, only four could be found and one turned back and the others sinned. God rescued the righteous before destroying the wicked.
In the chaotic aftermath only four people escaped.
Lot is a picture of the corrupted church. In their greed they took the best land and separated from the righteous branch of the church.
They ended up in Sodom where they and their children were lured away and corrupted.
Now, when judgment is near they are found deficient.
- Destruction. Fire and brimstone will also destroy the earth at the Second Coming.
God Throws Rocks.
Then the Lord rained on Sodom and Gomorrah brimstone and fire from the Lord out of heaven.
(Genesis 19: 24)
- Salt. The hypocrites in the church who believe they are following God will long for the earth and will die, becoming dust, or salt on the surface of the earth over the next 1000 years.
But his wife, from behind him, looked back, and she became a pillar of salt.
(Genesis 19: 26)
- Incest. Lot's daughters made him drunk, raped him and each had a son by him.
- Escape to Zoar. Lot also argued with the angels and requested to go to Zoar, a city that should have been destroyed.
He eventually had to leave Zoar and go up the mountains as the angels originally requested.
His rebellion saved a city that should have been destroyed.
- Abimelech Takes Sarah (Chapter 20).
Before Sarah conceived, the king of Gerar liked her and took her. So God threatened him in a dream and made the city barren.
But God came to Abimelech in a dream of the night, and said to him, "Behold, you are a dead man because of the woman whom you have taken, for she is married."
(Genesis 20: 3)
The Barren City.
Abraham prayed to God, and God healed Abimelech and his wife and his maids, so that they bore children.
For the Lord had closed fast all the wombs of the household of Abimelech because of Sarah, Abraham's wife.
(Genesis 20: 17-18)
» Sudden Global Infertility.
It is interesting that when God met the people through whom the covenant will be carried that their women were barren.
All these special children were born to old women so that the birth of the children can be seen as an act of God.
We are the bride of Christ, a woman in her old age on a planet that is waxing old and in the throes of labor pains.
When the wicked persecute us at the end, the world will also be barren until we are released.
So during the one year that the plagues last, no children will be conceived or born to the wicked.
» The Curse Of Infertility.
Infertility will suddenly infect the world at the end of time.
As all the provisions of the curse consume the earth the wicked will not get pregnant or will prematurely abort their fetus.
The Cursed Are Barren People.
Thou shalt be blessed above all people: there shall not be male or female barren among you, or among your cattle.
(Deuteronomy 7: 14)
The Barren Planet.
There shall nothing cast their young, nor be barren, in thy land: the number of thy days I will fulfil.
(Exodus 23: 26)
At that time the number of days of the righteous will be eternity and the days of the wicked will be numbered.
- The Birth of Isaac (Chapter 21).
When Isaac was born Ishmael and Hagar felt threatened.
Ishmael, the son of slavery, was sent away when he mocked the baby Isaac.
The child grew and was weaned and Abraham made a great feast on the day that Isaac was weaned.
Now Sarah saw the son of Hagar the Egyptian, whom she had borne to Abraham, mocking.
Therefore she said to Abraham, "Drive out this maid and her son, for the son of the maid shall not be heir with my son Isaac"
(Genesis 21: 8-10)
The two sons were separated just as the two branches of the church were separated. Enmity, jealousy and strife would damage the family.
The sons eventually united to bury their father (Genesis 25: 9) and the two branches of the church will eventually unite to give honor to the heavenly Father.
- Abraham Sacrifices Isaac (Chapter 22).
By this point Abraham had learned a few pitfalls that will undermine faith and he recognized his weakness.
So when God gave him the ultimate test of faith, he avoided all the forces that had previously guided him in the wrong way.
He did not tell his wife Sarah, or his servants or even Isaac what God had planned. He kept it to himself because they would certainly have tried to talk him out of it or tied him down.
God approached him with the ultimate test that should have evoked righteous disobedience because God was asking him to break many laws and agreements.
He could have easily said that this was Satan disguised as God because the request seemed to be immoral and contrary to the laws of God and the covenant they had made.
If he believed that this was Satan in disguise, then he would have disobeyed.
- Murder. God was asking him to break the law and commit murder.
When Abraham thought that God was going to destroy the righteous with the wicked in Sodom, he challenged God and bargained with Him. What stopped Him from reasoning with God over the death of his own special son?
- Child Sacrifice. God was asking him to do what Satan and his false gods wanted, to sacrifice children.
- The Death of the Promised Child. God was asking him to murder the promised child. Isaac was to be the father of the nation. How could that happen if Isaac died childless? Was this a cruel joke?
If he believed that this was God and he still mistrusted God, he had valid points to protest.
However, if he believed this was God and he trusted in the character of God, then he would obey without question.
If his faith and common sense could not find an answer then he would obey and suspend his questioning.
However, if there was a way to reconcile the character of God with this bizarre request, then faith provided an impossible answer that has never been seen before.
God could raise the dead.
- Sarah Dies (Chapter 23). Sarah lived 127 years - 37 years after Isaac.
Abraham paid 400 shekels of silver for a land opposite Mamre (Hebron).
It had a cave, trees, field and Sarah was buried there (Genesis 23: 17, 20).
Jesus buried in a cave, prayed in a garden field and died on a tree
Israel, as a nation, was the woman who symbolically died when they rejected Jesus. He died for them.
- Cave. Jesus was buried in a cave near the place where He was crucified.
- Field. He prayed in the field called the Garden of Gethsemane.
- Trees. He was crucified on a tree.
- Purchasing A Grave Site. The priests used the bribe money returned by Judus and bought a potter's field to bury the dead.
- Isaac and Rebekah (Chapter 24).
The wife was taken out of the land of the north, but Abraham did not want Isaac to go there to find a wife.
He wanted his servant to find the wife.
The Wife From Babylon.
but you will go to my country and to my relatives, and take a wife for my son Isaac.
Then Abraham said, "Beware that you do not take my son back there!"
(Genesis 24: 4,6)
Christians are the faithful servant, and the wife is the bride at the end.
The prophecies picture the church as the bride who is fleeing from the land of the north to the south at the end of time.
But when food was set before him to eat, he said, "I will not eat until I have told my business." And he said, "Speak on."
(Genesis 24: 33)
Christ is the bridegroom-servant who refused to eat any more of the Passover until he can eat it with the bride at His return.
- Inheritance Distributed (Chapter 25).
Abraham had more sons and died at 175 and gave inheritance to his sons in a pattern that shows selective breeding.
He separated the good seed from the bad.
So the world is again pictured as the sons of one father.
But in the end there will be a separation between the sons and the slaves.
Those who are sons of God will be separated form those who want to remain slaves of sin.
When Abraham distributed inheritance to his children, Isaac received the land and the son of Hagar and the children of Keturah his third wife were given money and sent away to the land east of the Promised Land.
In the Plan of Salvation, Satan was paid and sent away.
Gifts and Inheritance.
Now Abraham gave all that he had to Isaac; but to the sons of the concubines, Abraham gave gifts while he was still living, and sent them away from his son Isaac eastward, to the land of the east.
(Genesis 25: 5-6)
» A Gift for the Gentiles.
As the sons of the Gentile concubines, the church was given the gift of the Holy Spirit.
In fact the world has this gift available to them but it was the Gentiles who took advantage of this gift.
» Land For Israel.
Until Israel recognizes their Messiah, the land belongs to them.
When Israel finally recognizes the Messiah, they too will appreciate the gifts of the Father and they will long for a better land which is in heaven.
» Selective Breeding (The Good Seed).
Is there no hope for those outside of the seed of Abraham?
God used the physical seed with the set of DNA that would be loyal to Him, only to create a nation of priests in the shortest amount of time.
2500 years of experiment in the wild proved that this would not occur naturally or easily.
The seed of Abraham was still rebellious. It is the transformation of the spiritual seed that counts.
God has to find a better way to let us draw near to Him.
He did it by first drawing near to us. He became one of us.
However, we still drew away from Him. So like Noah, Jesus became the only righteous man on the earth again.
But in Him, God had selected more than tameness, loyalty and submission. He had recreated a new human being with a new heart that loved Him completely.
Can God take this new creation and retroactively apply it to every human who wants it?
That is a mystery of the Plan of Salvation. It could be retroactively applied through gene therapy when He repaired the damaged genes.
God created a nation of priests in the likeness of His Son to draw near to the rest of the world on His behalf.
» The Spiritual Seed.
After Christ we learned the value of faith and discovered that it is the spiritual seed that counts.
Those who believe and trust and come near to God like Abraham are sons of the Spirit, not sons of the flesh.
|The Renewal Of The Covenant|
|Covenant||Blessings (Promises) ||Curse|
|Adam ||Genesis 1-2, Hosea 6: 6-7||Earth||Same Name || Word of Mouth ||Promised Son||Promised Enmity Between the Woman's Seed and the Serpent's Seed||Clean Animal |
|Noah ||Genesis 6: 9-10 || || |
|Abram ||Genesis 12-17; 13: 14-17; 15: 4-5 ||Land of Canaan ||Life in the Dead Womb || |
|Abram ||Genesis 17: 1-21|| ||Abraham || |
|Isaac ||Genesis 26: 3-4|| ||Life From Death || |
|Jacob ||Genesis 28-31; Genesis 35: 10-12||Israel || |
|Israel (12 Tribes)||Leviticus 26-27 Exodus 6: 6-8||Israel ||Written On Stone ||Moses (Levites) ||
||Mighty Hand ||Clean Animal |
|First Generation ||Before Exodus|
|Exodus 34: 10 || ||New Miracle || |
|Deuteronomy || || |
|Second Generation ||After Exodus|
|Jesus||1 Cor 11: 24-26|
|Written On the Heart ||Jesus |
|Heart ||Blood of Jesus||Death of Jesus|
|John 14||Dwelling Places ||Holy Spirit||Peace ||Holy Spirit |
|Revelation 22||Marriage||Husband||Joined |
|Holy Spirit||Adopt||Lives in us||Writer||Helper||Hearts || No Curse|
|Satan||Ezekiel 28: 11-19 ||Slavery||Erased||Sin||Accuser||Separation||Defeat||Death|
Whether tame or wild, God can transform our natures by breaking us and rewriting the genetic code which has the laws written in them.
The wild seed will come to God when they are wounded and afraid and hungry for something better and they cannot run any more.
They can be tamed if they make Jesus Christ their hero.
Sin is a brutal kingdom.
The tame seed will submit to God when they acknowledge that He is the Lord and respond with absolute trust like Abraham.
We can choose to be counted among the sons of the good seed. It is not an attribute of birth or genetics.
When we choose to be children of the free woman we will be children of God.
Whenever a new covenant is made, God might add new things to make the covenant better, but He never removes any of the terms of the old covenant.
The Blessing: A Nation of Faith (Israel)
Can this man of faith inspire a nation to be so faithful that they can become a nation of priests who will teach the will of God to the earth?
The lives of Jacob and Joseph chronicle the experience of Jesus Christ and the church down to the end of time.
This lesson will not be a retelling of the story, but a revelation of the pattern of events that will lead to the reunion of the two branches of the church at the end of time.
Christ came to take on the covering of the deceiver Jacob, so that He can transform us into Israel, the prince of God.
- Jacob and Esau (Chapter 26).
The covenant was confirmed with Isaac when Abraham died (Genesis 26: 3-4).
He eventually had twin sons, Jacob and Esau, and God said that the younger would inherit the covenant.
Jacob was different from other humans in that he wanted to have what God had to offer.
He wanted it so badly, that he used deception to get the birthright and the blessing.
God can work with the humble person who recognizes the value of what the Kingdom of God has to offer.
» Rotten Beans and Apples. Esau committed the same sin as Eve. He threw away his birthright for food.
- Esau Loses The Blessing.
The twins became a model of the world at the end of time.
The wicked will lose their inheritance because they did not respect it and God will hate them and work for their defeat.
The oracle of the word of the Lord to Israel through Malachi.
"I have loved you", says the Lord. But you say, "How have You loved us?" "Was not Esau Jacob's brother?" declares the Lord. "Yet I have loved Jacob;
but I have hated Esau, and I have made his mountains a desolation, and appointed his inheritance for the jakals of the wilderness."
Rebuilding The Ruins. Though Edom says, "We have been beaten down, but we will return and build up the ruins"; thus says the Lord of hosts, "They may build up, but I will tear down; and men will call them the wicked territory, and the people toward whom the Lord is indignant forever."
(Malachi 1: 1-3)
» Herod The Great Rebuilds The Ruined Temple.
Amazingly, the children of Esau (Edom) did rebuild the ruins of Israel.
Herod the Great was an Idumite, a descendant of Esau, who remodeled and rebuilt the ruined temple.
They were appointed kings over Israel by the Romans.
Then Isaac his father answered him and said to him, "Behold,away from the fertility of the earth shall be your dwelling, and away from the dew of heaven from above.
By your sword you shall live, and your brother you shall serve; But it shall come about when you become restless, that you will break his yoke from your neck."
(Genesis 27: 39-40)
The Edomites broke the yoke when they ruled over Israel.
So Esau bore a grudge against Jacob because of the blessing with which his father blessed him; and Esau said to himself, "The days of mourning my father are near; then I will kill my brother Jacob."
(Genesis 27: 41)
Jesus was called a man "who deceives the people". So in essence He became Jacob to them.
When Herod Antipas sent Jesus to die, Esau fulfilled his grudge vow of killing Jacob.
- Isaac Gives the Blessing (Chapter 27-28).
Now may God give you of the dew of heaven, and of the fatness of the earth, and an abundance of grain and new wine.
May peoples serve you, and nations bow down to you. Be masters of your brothers, and may your mother's sons bow down to you.
Cursed be those who curse you, and blessed be those who bless you.
(Genesis 27: 28-29)
Hairy and Smooth.
From birth the two brothers who struggled in the womb were acting out the struggles in their future.
Jacob would hold on to the heel of his brother with the same tenacity with which he would hold on to the angel when they wrestled.
Now the first came forth red, all over like a hairy garment and they named him Esau.
Afterward his brother came forth with his hand holding on to Esau's heel, so his name was called Jacob ...
(Genesis 25: 25-26)
In every way Esau was as careless as Adam and Eve.
In every way the unconverted Jacob played the same tricks as Satan.
- Grabs Heel. Jacob grabbed the heel of his brother and the serpent will hurt the Son in the heel.
- Dressed to Deceive. Jacob and Satan dressed to deceive. Satan dressed as a serpent to deceive Eve. Jacob stole the blessing by dressing up in animal skins to deceive his father.
- Bribe. Esau sold the birthright, but Jacob bribed Him for it.
- Food. Adam and Eve also sold their birthright for food.
- Jacob Marries Leah and Rachel (Chapter 29).
The tables are turned and the deceiver is deceived by his father-in-law.
He extorted another seven years of labor from Jacob by tricking Jacob into marrying Leah.
Leah dressed up to cover her face during the wedding and Jacob married her instead of Rachel.
This set up a life long enmity between the two sisters.
The story of these two sisters is a symbol of the rivalry between the two branches of Israel (Jews and Gentiles).
- The Maids Have Children (Chapter 30).
Like all the great women of faith Rachel would also be barren as a test of her faith.
Like all the women before her she failed the test by giving her maid to her husband.
The rivalry caused Leah to also give her maid to her husband.
Like Abram before him Jacob could have said no, but he did not.
The story of these wives and the maids is a symbol of the division of the two branches of Israel.
- The Exodus of Jacob (Chapter 31).
Tired of slavery, unfairness and mistreatment at the hands of Laban, Jacob runs away from Laban.
God worked a last minute miracle to increase his wealth before he left.
The exodus of Jacob is a symbol of the exodus of Israel from Egypt, the exodus of Jesus to heaven and the final exodus of the children of God at the end of time.
- The Triumph of Jacob (Chapter 32).
In the final exodus we must go through a great struggle with man and God. When we prevail we will have the new name under which we triumphed.
Jacob wrestled with God and is named Israel which means "prince of God". He becomes a son of God
- Division and Reconciliation (Chapter 33).
During the struggle we are divided and reconciled before we go to the house of God to live with God (Succos).
Jacob divides his family on his way to meeting his brother. He was not certain how he would be received.
Jacob meets Esau and they reconcile. Then they separate and he goes to Succoth (Booths).
- Simeon and Levi (Chapter 34).
On the way Simeon and Levi take revenge for the rape of their sister Dinah.
The men of the city wanted to make an agreement with them and submitted to circumcision.
When they were circumcised the brothers killed them.
- Rachel Dies (Chapter 35). Jacob goes to Bethel (the house of God) and on the way the pregnant Rachel dies while giving birth to Benjamin.
- The Descendants of Esau (Chapter 36). The children of Esau includes some who end up being the perpetual enemies of Israel.
» Inseparable Twins.
It takes a combination of twins or pairings of things to adequately represent the work of the Messiah.
He would be split into two to accomplish the work of salvation.
One half would be hated and would be seen as sin. The other half would be victorious.
|Role ||Hated Twin ||Beloved Twin||Comment |
|Wife ||Leah||Hated wife ||Rachel||Beloved wife||Afflicted sinners |
|Son ||Benoi||Son of Sorrow ||Benjamin||Son of the right hand |
|Birthright and Blessing ||Esau||Red, hairy ||Jacob||Smooth skin |
|Jacob ||Deceiver||Israel ||Prince of God |
|Covering ||Goat Hair (Hairy)||Sin ||Linen (Smooth) ||Righteousness ||Mercy Seat |
|Outer Garment ||Torn in 4||Inner Garment ||Not torn ||Righteousness |
|Sanctuary ||Ram skin (Red), Goat Hair (Hairy) ||Linen (Smooth)||Roof Covering |
|Offering ||Cain ||Grain Offering ||Abel||Lamb Offering||Offerings |
|Goat||Sin and Guilt ||Lamb, Ox||Burnt, Peace||Offerings |
|Burden ||Donkey||Unclean ||Ox||Clean||Bears the sin burden |
|Covenant ||Cow||Left hand ||Cow||Right hand||Covenant bearers |
|Two cows carry the captured Ark of the Covenant from the Philistines to Israel
|Manna ||Small Matzah||Smaller half ||Afikoman||Larger half||Bread of Heaven |
|Priest-King ||Levi||Priesthood ||Judah||Monarchy||The kingdom passes to one who is a man of peace |
|King ||Reuben||Lost preeminence ||Judah||Monarchy |
|David||Violence ||Solomon||Peace |
|Judah||Praise the Lord ||Joseph||No reproach |
|Priests ||Simeon||Gentiles ||Levi||Jews||The priesthood passes to one who is a man of righteousness |
|Kohath ||Levi |
|Levi||Priest ||Judah||King |
|High Priest ||Aaron (Levi)||Weak man ||Moses||Righteous man |
|Aaron||Weak Priest ||Melchizedek||Righteous |
|Delivered from Death ||Moses||Drawn Out (Taken) |
|Exodus from sin |
|Moses||Dead ||Elijah||Alive||Gift of God |
|Perez ||Breach, Divided ||Zerah||Dawning ||New Birth |
|God (Jesus) ||Humanity||Rejected ||Divinity||Accepted||Reconciled with God |
Notice that these pairs represent some aspect of the sanctuary.
- Joseph is Betrayed By His Brothers (Chapter 37).
Joseph is the model of the perfect man. The prophecies show that he is the final model of the King of heaven, not Judah.
He was beloved by his father, because he was the firstborn son of his favorite wife.
He was also a miracle child, born in his old age after the other boys were grown.
The enmity caused friction and envy among the children. So when God showed favor to Joseph by giving him a dream about his future mastery over his brothers, they were furious.
So Joseph was kidnapped and sold by his brothers to the tribe of Ishmael. Then Ishmael sold him into slavery in Egypt.
So the original sins are repeated again. We are kidnapped and sold into slavery by those who are supposed to love us.
Joseph drew near to God.
There is no record of unfaithfulness in Joseph. He passed every test, whether from a position of privilege with His father or during adversity in Egypt.
He was not tempted by privilege, power, revenge, lust or money.
He was not discouraged by hatred, abandonment, loneliness, depression or fear.
In every situation, he lived as if God was near Him.
- Judah and Tamar (Chapter 38).
Jesus was also betrayed and abandoned by His disciples while the tribe of Judah played the prostitute with Rome.
This union with Rome produced twins whose names predicted the fate of Jesus and the fate of Israel.
- Perez (Breach, Divided). He was the ancestor of the Messiah. The breach occured with Him and Israel was split into two branches.
- Zerah (Dawning (East), Brightness). This is the end time church waiting for the Messiah.
- Joseph is A Slave in Egypt (Chapter 39-40).
Joseph is sold by his brothers to merchants from the tribe of Ishmael.
So both Israel and Ishmael were guilty.
Then some Midianite traders passed by, so they pulled him up and lifted Joseph out of the pit, and sold him to the Ishmaelites for twenty shekels of silver. Thus they brought Joseph into Egypt.
(Genesis 37: 28)
This series of events show a possible set of events that will occur at the end of time.
The two branches of Israel, descendants of Ishmael (Islam) and Egyptians are players in a prophetic event in the end.
- Joseph is Governor in Egypt (Chapter 41).
While in prison Joseph interprets the dreams that brought him fame.
He predicted a fourteen year cycle of events that end in famine and was made second ruler in Egypt in charge of preparing for the famine.
Through his adversity, God was able to save Israel.
Joseph was also the father of the mixed Gentile branch of Israel because he married an Egyptian.
So Joseph is the perfect church at the end of time, full of the word of God and prepared to feed a hungry world.
It is in this context that he meets his brothers again. They were desperate for food.
Unlike Satan, Joseph did not use this desperation for food to enslave his brothers. Joseph saved his brothers and forgave them.
In our desperation for food God gave us manna from heaven in the form of Jesus Christ, and He will save us.
- Family Reunion (Chapter 42-45). Famine led the ten brothers to Egypt. They were changed men, but Joseph had to test them.
This reunion suggests a reunion between the Jews and Gentiles at the end of time.
- Israel Goes South (Chapter 46-47). Israel goes to Egypt to escape famine and to reunite with the beloved son that he thought was dead.
Egypt became a place of refuge for them for a while until the Egyptians enslaved the entire nation.
From there, God arranged for a spectacular rescue in the third and fourth generations.
Several prophecies show that when the end-time church flees from Babylon in the north, they will go south.
On their way they will pass through the temple in the middle of the land where they will learn from the Jews and the laws and the sanctuary.
After this they must flee from the temple in the middle and keep going south to escape persecution.
Israel (Jacob) was living in the middle of the land when famine came. He was also the temple that moved south to flee from famine.
They become a portable temple, waiting in the south to be rescued from slavery.
- Jacob Blesses the Twelve Tribes (Chapter 48-50).
Jacob's blessing of the tribes is a marvelous prophecy for those who are leaving on the exodus to the Promised Land.
It is a prophecy of the final week in the life of Jesus Christ.
» The Younger Shall Be Greater.
|Jacob (Unconverted) || ||Israel (Converted) |
|12 Tribes (First Generation) ||Ephraim ||Manasseh |
|Jews (Firstborn) First Inheritance ||Gentiles (Second Son) ||Jews (Firstborn) Second Inheritance |
Israel Blesses His Grandsons.
When Joseph saw that his father laid his right hand on Ephraim's head, it displeased him; and he grasped his father's hand to remove it from Ephraim's head to Manasseh's head.
Joseph said to his father, "Not so, my father, for this one is the firstborn. Place your right hand on his head."
But his father refused and said, "I know, my son, I know; he also will become a people and he also will be great. However, his younger brother shall be greater than he, and his descendants will become a multitude of nations."
He blessed them that day saying,
Israel Blesses. "By you Israel will pronounce blessing saying, "May God make you like Ephraim and Manasseh!" Thus he put Ephraim before Manasseh.
(Genesis 48: 17-20)
The question is how will this happen? History and end time prophecy has proved the opposite.
The prophecy can only be made clear by an understanding of the meaning of the names and blessings of all the twelve tribes.
- Greater in Population. Manasseh was smaller than Ephraim at the beginning of the exodus, but he had the largest population of the two sons at the end of the exodus.
- Greater in Territory. Manasseh had the largest property of all tribes spreading across the two sides of the Jordan river.
- Greater in The New Jerusalem. Manasseh's name appears in the list of tribes in the New Jerusalem, but Ephraim's name is missing.
- A Partly Gentile Inheritance. These two sons, who were part of the second generation, are half Gentile.
Now your two sons, who were born to you in the land of Egypt before I came to you in Egypt are mine, Ephraim and Manasseh shall be mine, as Reuben and Simeon are mine.
(Genesis 48: 5)
The Gentiles will be adopted into Israel and have full rights and privileges as the natural born sons.
- Promised to Israel. The blessing was promised to Israel, not Jacob. This means that it was promised to the converted Israel after Christ.
- The Second Son. After Christ, it is the second born son who obeyed the Lord, not the first. The Jews rejected Christ even after another 3.5 years of ministry exclusively for them after the resurrection.
Then the mission was given to the second son, the Gentiles.
- A Gentile Son. So the Gentile church will be the greater nation of the two sons.
- Greater in Population. This is only logical since the Gentiles are the rest of the 69 out of 70 nations in the world recognized by the Bible since the flood.
- Greater in Territory. This is only logical since they are much greater in number.
- Greater in Faith. They accepted the Lord even with minimum understanding and the Jews did not when they had all the prophets, signs and laws pointing to the Messiah.
In this respect, they are more like Abraham, who was called because of faith.
- Manasseh. This hopeful prophecy also shows that Israel will accept the Messiah in the end when the firstborn son responds.
It also shows that this son will be partly Gentile. Here are the possible reasons.
- Scattered. Israel was scattered among the nations until the end of time. This includes the original lost ten tribes and the tribes of Judah and Benjamin during the crucifixion.
- The Lost Ten Tribes. The lost ten tribes are probably intermarried among the nations.
- Unity. Israel will be a union of the Jews and Gentiles with both equally favored.
When Israel accepts the Gentiles as legitimate and equal members of the twelve tribes then all Israel will be a combination of Jews and Gentiles.
» Blessing Physical Israel (From Egypt to the Promised Land).
The blessings prophecied about the history of Israel and they are fully explained in a great lesson on the exodus of the twelve tribes of Israel.
- Reuben ("Lost Preeminence"). The disgraced firstborn son of God. Israel lost preeminence when a new Pharaoh came to Egypt after three generations.
- Simeon and Levi ("Violent"). Moses was the second child. Aaron, the eldest, did not get the preeminence.
Moses slew an Egyptian in violence and was scattered, driven away for forty years.
- Judah ("Praised King"). Moses was both high priest and king. The scepter did not depart from the priests until David came, taking the Ark of the Covenant from Shiloh into the hands of the tribe of Judah.
- Zebulun ("Seashore Dwellers"). The land of Goshen was near the sea in the north east corner of Egypt. On the exodus the Red Sea became the place where they seemed to be trapped and doomed to die.
- Issachar ("Donkey"). Israel settled down in Egypt where the land was good and became a slave at forced labor.
- Dan ("Serpent Who Judges"). The rebellious first generation with the mixed multitude who kept complaining and threatening to stone Moses as they lived through the plagues.
- Gad ("Raider"). They were chased by Pharaoh, but God defeated the Egyptians.
- Asher ("Fat Bread"). They received manna from heaven while they were in the harsh wilderness.
- Naphtali ("Loose Doe"). Finally free of Pharaoh, they receive the covenant and the Ten Commandments.
- Joseph ("Fruitful"). During the 40 years, they were attacked by the surrounding nations and God helped them. At the end, they were as fruitful as the stars of heaven, when they reached the borders of the Promised Land.
- Benjamin ("Wolf"). Under Joshua Israel cleared out the Promised Land and divided up the land for an inheritance.
» Blessing Spiritual Israel - Jesus (The Crucifixion).
Jesus, is the Israel to whom the prophecies were made.
Since He was the only faithful one, He inherited all the promises and the nation of Israel will come out of Him from this time forward.
- Reuben ("Lost Preeminence"). The firstborn Son of God who gave up preeminence to come to earth.
- Simeon and Levi ("Violent"). His own disciple and the high priest planned to do violence.
- Judah ("Praised King"). The people bowed down to Him.
- Zebulun ("Seashore"). The disciples were fishermen.
- Issachar ("Donkey"). Burdened with our sins, He was sold for the price of a slave and forced to carry the cross.
- Dan ("Serpent Who Judges"). He was treated as an evil serpent.
- Gad ("Raider"). He was arrested and kept in custody.
- Asher ("Fat Bread"). He was killed, but His body was preserved.
- Naphtali ("Loose Doe"). He was resurrected.
- Joseph ("Fruitful"). He became the great High Priest and the King of the universe.
- Benjamin ("Wolf"). He will take vengeance on His enemies and distribute the earth as an inheritance.
The differences in the number of generations in the genealogies of Matthew 1 and Luke 3: 23-38 show that the choice of genealogies can be subjective.
It depends on how often and how young couples are when they have children.
However, the genealogy of Matthew follows a pattern related to the covenant.
The covenant never changes, it only gets better. It seems to last about 2000 years before a major change in the family who receives it.
||2175 Years (Israel - Jews)
||2000+ Years (Gentiles)
|Covenant: Adam and Eve - 2000 Years
||Covenant: Israel - 2000 Years
||New Covenant - 2000 Years
||The Seven Churches
- Creation To Flood (10 Generations - 1656 Years). The covenant with Adam and Eve for the whole earth.
- Flood To Abraham (10 Generations - 350 Years). The covenant with Noah for the whole earth.
Notice how the average age per generation drops precipituously after the flood (35 years) when compared to before the flood (165 years).
At the same time the average age changed from about 700 years to 120 years.
- Abraham To David (14 Generations - 1100 Years).
The covenant with Abraham and those who are born to Him or choose to join him.
- Abraham To Jacob (Israel) (3 Generations - 200 Years). The covenant begins.
- Israel To Exodus (4 Generations - 430 Years). The covenant is renewed with Israel.
- Exodus To David (7 Generations - 440 Years). The covenant with the tribe of Judah.
- David To Jesus Christ (28 Generations - 1530 Years). The covenant is renewed with Moses.
- Jesus To Second Coming (Seven Churches). The covenant with Jesus Christ, the son of David, who inherits the covenant of Israel.
Previous generations were based on the generation of offsprings.
Jesus Christ, as the ruler over all thrones, dominions and authorities, gives birth to the series of churches.
The covenant extends to those who join Him and His church
Repetition and Enlargement
|Event ||Torah ||Genesis||Exodus ||Jesus|
|Slavery || ||Genesis ||Serpent in the Tree of Knowledge||Stick becomes a serpent ||The "Branch" treated like a serpent|
|Curse||Curses||Plagues ||Submits to the curses|
|Slaves||Sold to Satan||A nation of slaves ||Judas sold Jesus|
The Fugitive Slaves
| ||Exodus |
|Noah and the flood||The Red Sea parts ||Jesus crosses the Jordan|
| ||Abraham leaves Ur||Israel leaves Egypt ||Jesus is leaving the earth|
| ||Melchizedek brings bread and wine||The first Passover. Manna and water ||Jesus is the manna from heaven. He is the broken body and blood|
|Tithe||Abraham pays Tithe||Egyptian wealth |
|Jesus is the tithe of the firstborn|
|Priest||Melchizedek||Jethro ||Jesus Christ|
|The Covenant||God on Sinai ||Jesus at Gethsemane and Calvary|
| Intercessor || ||Leviticus ||Abraham is circumcised||Moses is to be cut off for his sin ||Jesus is crucified or "cut off" at the cross|
|Wilderness||Beaten ||Numbers |
|Sodom tried to rape the angels ||Moses strikes Rock |
Balaam beats donkey
|Jesus is beaten|
|Serpent in a tree||Serpent on a stick ||Serpent on the cross|
|Patriarchs dig wells||Leaders dig a well ||Water from a hole in His side|
|Killer||Famine||Balak the destroyer ||Caiaphas paid to destroy Jesus|
|Traitor||Hagar turned on Sarah||Balaam tried to curse Israel ||Judas sold Jesus|
|Ransom Paid || ||Deuteronomy |
|Abraham sacrifices Isaac||God gives the laws of sacrifice ||God gives Jesus to be sacrificed as the Lamb of God|
|Isaac is the promised child||Moses is the savior |
Joshua is the savior
|Jesus is the Promised Savior|
|Isaac escaped death||Joshua and Caleb survive ||Jesus is resurrected|
|Freedom and Inheritance || ||Joshua |
|Jacob blesses the tribes||Moses blesses the tribes ||Jesus restores our blessings|
|Promised Land||Canaan ||New Earth|
The Future of The Nations
Prophecy generally treats the world according to these divisions.
In the north is the evil land from which the children of God must flee.
In the center is the temple and the children of God.
There is also danger in the south, but it is the place where we flee when we are persecuted and wait for God.
- Japheth (King of the North). Abraham did not intermarry with the northern kingdoms, but they appear in prophecies as nations that attack the children of God.
- Javan. The Greeks occupied Israel and corrupted the priesthood.
- Ships of Kittim. They take part in a war between the kings of the north and south.
- Gog and Magog. They represent the nation that attacks the kingdom of heaven after the final judgment.
» Rosh, Meshech and Tubal. The territory of the evil kings.
- Other Nations. The Romans and Persians attacked Israel. They are descendants of Japheth.
- Shem (Middle).
Abraham. Israel also had war with the descendants of Abraham. Ishmael, Midian, Amalek and the sons of Lot - Moab and Ammon.
- Ham (King of the South). Abraham and several grandchildren intermarried with the Egyptians.
God condemned a whole family of Ham born to Canaan.
So Abraham inherited the land of the entire clan of Canaan.
Nimrod The Mighty Hunter: He founded the lands of Babel (Babylon), Land of Shinar and Assyria. All of these were kings who attacked Israel.
The curse on Ham may have been through Canaan or in the enmity with the children of God.
It was Ham who enslaved Israel and Ham is the model of slavery to sin.
|3 Sons ||16 Grandsons||54 Descendants |
|Gomer ||Ashkenaz, Riphath, Togarmah ||Abraham did not intermarry with this group, but they are prevalent in last day prophecies |
|Magog, Madai, Tubal, Meshech, Tiras ||No children listed. But Rosh is a name that is linked with these tribes |
|Javan ||Elishah, Tarshish, Kittim, Dodanim |
|Elam, Asshur, Lud||No children listed at the time the nations were separated |
|Aram ||Uz, Hul, Gether, Mash |
|Arpachshad ||Shelah (Son: Eber) (Grandsons: Peleg, Joktan) |
(Sons of Joktan: Almodad, Sheleph, Hazarmaveth, Jerah, Hadoram, Uzal, Diklah, Obal, Abimael, Sheba, Ophir, Havilah, Jobab)
|Lot ||- ||Daughters (Moab, Ammon) |
|Abraham ||Sarah || Isaac: Jacob: (Reuben, Simeon, Levi, Judah, Dan, Asher, Gad, Naphtali, Issachar, Zebulun, Joseph (Manasseh, Ephraim), Benjamin) |
|Isaac: Esau (Edom): Eliphaz (Teman, Omar, Zepho, Gatam, Kenaz) |
( Amalek) Reuel (Nahath, Zerah, Shammah, Mizzah) Jeush, Jalam, Korah
|Mizraim ||Hagar || Ishmael: (Nebaioth, Kedar, Adbeel, Mibsam, Mishna, Dumah, Massa, Hadad, Tema, Jetur, Naphish, Kedemah) |
|Keturah ||Zimran, Jokshan, Medan, Midian, Ishbok, Shuah
Jokshan: Sheba, Dedan (Asshurim, Letushim, Leummim)
Midian: Ephah, Epher, Hanoch, Abida, Eldaah
|Ludim, Anamim, Lehabim, Naphtuhim, Pathrusim, Casiuhim, Caphtorim
|Cush || Nimrod, Seba, Havilah, Sabtah, Raamah (sons: Sheba, Dedan), Sabteca. |
|Put ||No children listed. |
| Caanan ||Sidon, Heth, Jebusite, Amorite, Girgashite, Hivite, Arkite, Sinite, Arvadite, Zemarite, Hamathite |
The Pattern of Salvation
One of the unique contributions of this website is that God has revealed to us a pattern of events that seem to be dictated by law.
The movements of nations, the wanderings of the faithful and the acts of God can be traced to a definite schedule and a definite sequence of experiences that generally conform to the terms of the blessings and the curses.
|Holy Object ||Blessing ||Location||Feast |
| Ark of the Covenant ||We can live with God ||Most Holy Place |
The New Earth)
(On Mount Zion)
|»|| Covering Cherubim ||Praises and personal testimony |
|»|| Ten Commandments ||The Law is written on our hearts |
|»|| Aaron's Rod with Buds ||Resurrection and eternal life |
|»|| Jar of Manna ||The Bread of Life |
|»|| River of Life ||The Holy Spirit |
| Tree of Life ||The Holy Nation (Jews and Gentiles) |
| Veil ||The sky is removed like a scroll ||Holy Place |
(A Nation of Priests)
|In the Wilderness |
(Waiting for Jesus to Come Down)
| Altar of Incense ||Prayer and an intercessor |
| Menorah ||Guided by the Word of God |
| Table of Shewbread ||Bread and Water |
| Veil ||The way is open for the priests |
| Laver ||Our sins will be washed away ||Outer Court |
| Altar of Sacrifice ||Our sins have been paid ||Passover |
- Sanctuary. The sanctuary appears to be the focus of the design. It appears in almost every pattern and every movement of God.
Each piece of furniture is a promise in the covenant to give us the blessings and remove the curses.
- Slavery. The entire Plan of Salvation is a plan to rescue slaves from a planet where slavery is the practice.
- The Everlasting Covenant. It is God's commitment to save humans and end the reign of sin.
- Feasts. They describe the schedule by which God will institute each promise in the covenant.
- The Twelve Tribes. They show how the people will respond to the covenant.
Their arrangement around the sanctuary is a prophecy about the sequence of events that will confront the people as the terms of the covenant are executed.
- Torah. The Torah reveals another pattern that is related to the objects in the sanctuary and highlights a series of important steps.
The book of Genesis follows these steps.
The prophecies about Christ are repeated in many ways.
In the lives of the prophets, the sanctuary, feasts and rituals.
|Person ||Role ||Life ||Christ |
|Adam ||One man who affected all people
||The owner who sinned and passed the penalty to his children
|| Through his obedience He was able to have His righteousness applied to all who choose to be born again through Him |
|Noah ||Rescued the world
||Rescued a remnant from a depraved world so that they could build a nation for God
||Rescued the righteous from death and built Israel for God |
|Abraham ||Suffering Father
||The father who was willing to sacrifice his child because he loved God and had faith that his child could be resurrected
|| God had to reluctantly watch His son die. He sacrificed His only son. |
|Isaac ||Obedient son
||The unique son who was born because of a promise. He was obedient when his father tried to offer him as a sacrifice.
|| He was obedient to the will of His father that He should die for the sins of the whole world |
|Jacob (Israel) ||Israel
||The father of the twelve sons who were the foundation of Israel.
|| He used twelve disciples to start the new church |
|Joseph|| Exiled favorite son
||The child who would rule and save his people from death after he was betrayed and sold for money. He was handed over to his enemies by his own family.
|| He was betrayed for thirty pieces of silver and wounded in the house of His friends. But His captivity and death would allow Him to save His friends. |
|Moses ||Rescued Israel
||The miracle child who was hidden as a baby because the government tried to kill him. He grew up as an Egyptian prince to lead Israel in an exodus from slavery so that they could live with God in the Promised Land.
He offered himself as a substitute to shield the people from the wrath of God.
Leads Israel over the Red Sea.
| Miracle child who hid in Egypt after the king tried to kill Him. He led the world in an exodus from slavery to sin to live with God in the Promised Land.
He offered himself as a substitute for sin and shields the people from the wrath of God.
He will lead Israel over the Sea of Glass.
|A Prophet like Moses||
The Lord your God will raise up for you a prophet like me from among you, from your countrymen, you shall listen to him.
(Deuteronomy 18: 15)
|Samuel ||High priest
||A miracle child who was promised to God. He became the high priest called by God who would find a king after God's own heart.
|| High priest called by God who was a king after God's own heart. |
|David ||King of Israel
||A king after God's own heart. He was a king in exile. Persecuted for his throne by a king whom the people choose. He courageously acknowledged sin and confidently asked God for forgiveness.
|| First king of Israel chosen by God who was a man after God's own heart. Persecuted by Satan who ruled the earth because he was chosen by the people because of sin. |
|Solomon ||Peace maker builds temple
||The word Solomon means peace. The man of peace who built the first sanctuary.
||Christ is the Prince of Peace who will build the final sanctuary |
The secret things belong to the Lord our God, but the things revealed belong to us and to our sons forever, that we may observe all the words of this law.
(Deuteronomy 29: 29)
|| Time: 160 minutes
Print: 34 pages
First Created : September 2010. Updated:
Credits: All original material taught by the Holy Spirit.
Author: Laverna Patterson. Editor: Patterson (October 2010)