Archive for the ‘Genesis’ Category

Today, more is shared on the Book of Genesis, sacred knowledge, and divine revelation.  Throughout the Bible, the name of GOD, and how divinity is to be known, are proclaimed as a record of sacred deeds.  The holy writings have been given to mankind as tools for spiritual admonition, correction, guidance, and divine judgment.  The Scriptures make visible and reveal salvation, and are not intended for those who want to meddle in or manipulate the things of GOD.  For thousands of years, the word of GOD was shared as history and personal testimony spoken by living witnesses.  In the same way divine law (sometimes called, the covenant) was first provided to mankind in written form through the service of Moses as prophet and seer (the Ten Commandments, the Decalogue), the five books of Moses (Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, Deuteronomy, also sometimes called, the law) were all produced through operations of the Holy Spirit (we say, inspiration) to evidence and preserve sacred knowledge for the elders, priests and spokespersons who would serve the covenant people.  All earlier divine covenants had been established with Patriarchs (i.e., heads of families; selected individuals such as Adam, Abel, Seth, Noah, Abraham, Isaac, Jacob) who themselves experienced personal interactions with divinity.  Their households and offspring were to continue specific observances and practices as their duty and inheritance from GOD.  While priesthood and prophecy would continue to be transmitted through the mechanisms of family and inheritance, using Moses, GOD would create a sacred nation made up from the tribes of Jacob and the mixed multitude of non-Hebrew peoples (we say, Gentiles) that accompanied them out of Egypt.  The things found in Genesis will always be necessary for full understanding of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, for the context (we say, background and setting) of the things pertaining to judgment, rebirth, sanctification, and salvation from GOD also must come forth in accordance with divine order.  The sin of Adam and Eve (betrayal; disobedience of the law; discounting and ignoring the word spoken from GOD) permanently altered many aspects of human development, and the ongoing process whereby mankind may continue in right relationship with divinity.  The fellowship that was to be maintained through intimate contact, love, respect and trust, became subject to law and ordinances.  Thus, many occurrences that were the first of their kind are recorded in Genesis:  the establishment of sacred institutions to be maintained among mankind (e.g., fellowship with divinity through faith, intercessory prayer, marriage, Sabbath, sacrificial worship); the first physical conflict arising from the different spirit of worship that existed within two brothers, and resulted in death through violence; the first divine act to cleanse the entire earth from sin using the waters containing and surrounding the earth as a flood.  In Genesis the Spirit of God (also called the Comforter, the Holy Ghost, the Holy Spirit, the Spirit of Prophecy, the Spirit of Truth) is introduced as that aspect of the full divine person that performs and completes such sacred operations as the formation of heaven and earth to serve as spheres for life.  The use of carnal beings having awareness and self-will as instruments and repositories of sacred law and purpose are also generated and carried out in mankind today through the same divine essence (we say, breath of life, holy spirit, word) originally imparted to Adam.

 

THE BATTLE AXE:  The First Book of the Bible? (11/20/2014)

Genesis 5:  1-8, KJV—This is the book of the generations of Adam. In the day that God created man, in the likeness of God made he him;  2 Male and female created he them; and blessed them, and called their name Adam, in the day when they were created.  3 And Adam lived an hundred and thirty years, and begat a son in his own likeness, and after his image; and called his name Seth:  4 And the days of Adam after he had begotten Seth were eight hundred years:  and he begat sons and daughters:  5 And all the days that Adam lived were nine hundred and thirty years:  and he died.  6 And Seth lived an hundred and five years, and begat Enos:  7 And Seth lived after he begat Enos eight hundred and seven years, and begat sons and daughters:  8 And all the days of Seth were nine hundred and twelve years:  and he died.

Deuteronomy 29:  29, KJV—The secret things belong unto the LORD our God:  but those things which are revealed belong unto us and to our children for ever, that we may do all the words of this law.

Proverbs 9:  9-10, KJV—Give instruction to a wise man, and he will be yet wiser:  teach a just man, and he will increase in learning.  10 The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom:  and the knowledge of the holy is understanding.

Psalms 111:  2-10, KJV—The works of the LORD are great, sought out of all them that have pleasure therein.  3 His work is honourable and glorious:  and his righteousness endureth for ever.  4 He hath made his wonderful works to be remembered:  the LORD is gracious and full of compassion.  5 He hath given meat unto them that fear him:  he will ever be mindful of his covenant.  6 He hath shewed his people the power of his works, that he may give them the heritage of the heathen.  7 The works of his hands are verity and judgment; all his commandments are sure.  8 They stand fast for ever and ever, and are done in truth and uprightness.  9 He sent redemption unto his people:  he hath commanded his covenant for ever:  holy and reverend is his name.  10 The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom:  a good understanding have all they that do his commandments:  his praise endureth for ever.

Deuteronomy 17:  8-13, KJV—If there arise a matter too hard for thee in judgment, between blood and blood, between plea and plea, and between stroke and stroke, being matters of controversy within thy gates:  then shalt thou arise, and get thee up into the place which the LORD thy God shall choose;  9 And thou shalt come unto the priests the Levites, and unto the judge that shall be in those days, and enquire; and they shall shew thee the sentence of judgment:  10 And thou shalt do according to the sentence, which they of that place which the LORD shall choose shall shew thee; and thou shalt observe to do according to all that they inform thee:  11 According to the sentence of the law which they shall teach thee, and according to the judgment which they shall tell thee, thou shalt do:  thou shalt not decline from the sentence which they shall shew thee, to the right hand, nor to the left.  12 And the man that will do presumptuously, and will not hearken unto the priest that standeth to minister there before the LORD thy God, or unto the judge, even that man shall die:  and thou shalt put away the evil from Israel.  13 And all the people shall hear, and fear, and do no more presumptuously.

Judges 17: 6, KJV—In those days there was no king in Israel, but every man did that which was right in his own eyes.

Deuteronomy 17:  14-20, KJV—When thou art come unto the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee, and shalt possess it, and shalt dwell therein, and shalt say, I will set a king over me, like as all the nations that are about me;  15 Thou shalt in any wise set him king over thee, whom the LORD thy God shall choose:  one from among thy brethren shalt thou set king over thee:  thou mayest not set a stranger over thee, which is not thy brother.  16 But he shall not multiply horses to himself, nor cause the people to return to Egypt, to the end that he should multiply horses:  forasmuch as the LORD hath said unto you, Ye shall henceforth return no more that way.  17 Neither shall he multiply wives to himself, that his heart turn not away:  neither shall he greatly multiply to himself silver and gold.  18 And it shall be, when he sitteth upon the throne of his kingdom, that he shall write him a copy of this law in a book out of that which is before the priests the Levites:  19 And it shall be with him, and he shall read therein all the days of his life:  that he may learn to fear the LORD his God, to keep all the words of this law and these statutes, to do them:  20 That his heart be not lifted up above his brethren, and that he turn not aside from the commandment, to the right hand, or to the left:  to the end that he may prolong his days in his kingdom, he, and his children, in the midst of Israel.

2nd Peter 1:  16-21, KJV—For we have not followed cunningly devised fables, when we made known unto you the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but were eyewitnesses of his majesty.  17 For he received from God the Father honour and glory, when there came such a voice to him from the excellent glory, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.  18 And this voice which came from heaven we heard, when we were with him in the holy mount.  19 We have also a more sure word of prophecy; whereunto ye do well that ye take heed, as unto a light that shineth in a dark place, until the day dawn, and the day star arise in your hearts:  20 Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation.  21 For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man:  but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost.

Exodus 31:  18, KJV—And he gave unto Moses, when he had made an end of communing with him upon mount Sinai, two tables of testimony, tables of stone, written with the finger of God.

Exodus 32:  19, KJV—And it came to pass, as soon as he came nigh unto the camp, that he saw the calf, and the dancing: and Moses’ anger waxed hot, and he cast the tables out of his hands, and brake them beneath the mount.

Exodus 34:  4-8, KJV—And he hewed two tables of stone like unto the first; and Moses rose up early in the morning, and went up unto mount Sinai, as the LORD had commanded him, and took in his hand the two tables of stone.  5 And the LORD descended in the cloud, and stood with him there, and proclaimed the name of the LORD.  6 And the LORD passed by before him, and proclaimed, The LORD, The LORD God, merciful and gracious, longsuffering, and abundant in goodness and truth,  7 Keeping mercy for thousands, forgiving iniquity and transgression and sin, and that will by no means clear the guilty; visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children, and upon the children’s children, unto the third and to the fourth generation.  8 And Moses made haste, and bowed his head toward the earth, and worshipped.

Exodus 34:  27-28, KJV—And the LORD said unto Moses, Write thou these words:  for after the tenor of these words I have made a covenant with thee and with Israel.  28 And he was there with the LORD forty days and forty nights; he did neither eat bread, nor drink water. And he wrote upon the tables the words of the covenant, the ten commandments.

Deuteronomy 6:  4-9, KJV—Hear, O Israel:  The LORD our God is one LORD:  5 And thou shalt love the LORD thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy might.  6 And these words, which I command thee this day, shall be in thine heart:  7 And thou shalt teach them diligently unto thy children, and shalt talk of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, and when thou liest down, and when thou risest up.  8 And thou shalt bind them for a sign upon thine hand, and they shall be as frontlets between thine eyes.  9 And thou shalt write them upon the posts of thy house, and on thy gates.

Deuteronomy 4:  31-40, KJV—(For the LORD thy God is a merciful God;) he will not forsake thee, neither destroy thee, nor forget the covenant of thy fathers which he sware unto them.  32 For ask now of the days that are past, which were before thee, since the day that God created man upon the earth, and ask from the one side of heaven unto the other, whether there hath been any such thing as this great thing is, or hath been heard like it?  33 Did ever people hear the voice of God speaking out of the midst of the fire, as thou hast heard, and live?  34 Or hath God assayed to go and take him a nation from the midst of another nation, by temptations, by signs, and by wonders, and by war, and by a mighty hand, and by a stretched out arm, and by great terrors, according to all that the LORD your God did for you in Egypt before your eyes?  35 Unto thee it was shewed, that thou mightest know that the LORD he is God; there is none else beside him.  36 Out of heaven he made thee to hear his voice, that he might instruct thee:  and upon earth he shewed thee his great fire; and thou heardest his words out of the midst of the fire.  37 And because he loved thy fathers, therefore he chose their seed after them, and brought thee out in his sight with his mighty power out of Egypt;  38 To drive out nations from before thee greater and mightier than thou art, to bring thee in, to give thee their land for an inheritance, as it is this day.

Deuteronomy 10:  1-5, KJV—At that time the LORD said unto me, Hew thee two tables of stone like unto the first, and come up unto me into the mount, and make thee an ark of wood.  And I will write on the tables the words that were in the first tables which thou brakest, and thou shalt put them in the ark.  3 And I made an ark of shittim wood, and hewed two tables of stone like unto the first, and went up into the mount, having the two tables in mine hand.  4 And he wrote on the tables, according to the first writing, the ten commandments, which the LORD spake unto you in the mount out of the midst of the fire in the day of the assembly:  and the LORD gave them unto me.  5 And I turned myself and came down from the mount, and put the tables in the ark which I had made; and there they be, as the LORD commanded me.

Deuteronomy 31:  7-13, KJV—And Moses called unto Joshua, and said unto him in the sight of all Israel, Be strong and of a good courage:  for thou must go with this people unto the land which the LORD hath sworn unto their fathers to give them; and thou shalt cause them to inherit it.  8 And the LORD, he it is that doth go before thee; he will be with thee, he will not fail thee, neither forsake thee:  fear not, neither be dismayed.  9 And Moses wrote this law, and delivered it unto the priests the sons of Levi, which bare the ark of the covenant of the LORD, and unto all the elders of Israel.  10 And Moses commanded them, saying, At the end of every seven years, in the solemnity of the year of release, in the feast of tabernacles,  11 When all Israel is come to appear before the LORD thy God in the place which he shall choose, thou shalt read this law before all Israel in their hearing.  12 Gather the people together, men and women, and children, and thy stranger that is within thy gates, that they may hear, and that they may learn, and fear the LORD your God, and observe to do all the words of this law:  13 And that their children, which have not known any thing, may hear, and learn to fear the LORD your God, as long as ye live in the land whither ye go over Jordan to possess it.

Deuteronomy 31:  16-22, KJV—And the LORD said unto Moses, Behold, thou shalt sleep with thy fathers; and this people will rise up, and go a whoring after the gods of the strangers of the land, whither they go to be among them, and will forsake me, and break my covenant which I have made with them.  17 Then my anger shall be kindled against them in that day, and I will forsake them, and I will hide my face from them, and they shall be devoured, and many evils and troubles shall befall them; so that they will say in that day, Are not these evils come upon us, because our God is not among us?  18 And I will surely hide my face in that day for all the evils which they shall have wrought, in that they are turned unto other gods.  19 Now therefore write ye this song for you, and teach it the children of Israel:  put it in their mouths, that this song may be a witness for me against the children of Israel.  20 For when I shall have brought them into the land which I sware unto their fathers, that floweth with milk and honey; and they shall have eaten and filled themselves, and waxen fat; then will they turn unto other gods, and serve them, and provoke me, and break my covenant.  21 And it shall come to pass, when many evils and troubles are befallen them, that this song shall testify against them as a witness; for it shall not be forgotten out of the mouths of their seed:  for I know their imagination which they go about, even now, before I have brought them into the land which I sware.  22 Moses therefore wrote this song the same day, and taught it the children of Israel.

Deuteronomy 31:  24-30, KJV—And it came to pass, when Moses had made an end of writing the words of this law in a book, until they were finished,  25 That Moses commanded the Levites, which bare the ark of the covenant of the LORD, saying,  26 Take this book of the law, and put it in the side of the ark of the covenant of the LORD your God, that it may be there for a witness against thee.  27 For I know thy rebellion, and thy stiff neck:  behold, while I am yet alive with you this day, ye have been rebellious against the LORD; and how much more after my death?  28 Gather unto me all the elders of your tribes, and your officers, that I may speak these words in their ears, and call heaven and earth to record against them.  29 For I know that after my death ye will utterly corrupt yourselves, and turn aside from the way which I have commanded you; and evil will befall you in the latter days; because ye will do evil in the sight of the LORD, to provoke him to anger through the work of your hands.  30 And Moses spake in the ears of all the congregation of Israel the words of this song, until they were ended.

Isaiah 46:  9-10, KJV—Remember the former things of old:  for I am God, and there is none else; I am God, and there is none like me,  10 Declaring the end from the beginning, and from ancient times the things that are not yet done, saying, My counsel shall stand, and I will do all my pleasure:

Deuteronomy 30:  6, KJV—And the LORD thy God will circumcise thine heart, and the heart of thy seed, to love the LORD thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, that thou mayest live.

Jeremiah 4:  4, KJV—Circumcise yourselves to the LORD, and take away the foreskins of your heart, ye men of Judah and inhabitants of Jerusalem:   lest my fury come forth like fire, and burn that none can quench it, because of the evil of your doings.

John 5:  39-47, KJV—Search the scriptures; for in them ye think ye have eternal life:  and they are they which testify of me.  40 And ye will not come to me, that ye might have life.  41 I receive not honour from men.  42 But I know you, that ye have not the love of God in you.  43 I am come in my Father’s name, and ye receive me not:  if another shall come in his own name, him ye will receive.  44 How can ye believe, which receive honour one of another, and seek not the honour that cometh from God only?  45 Do not think that I will accuse you to the Father:  there is one that accuseth you, even Moses, in whom ye trust.  46 For had ye believed Moses, ye would have believed me; for he wrote of me.  47 But if ye believe not his writings, how shall ye believe my words?

Luke 24:  26-27, KJV—Ought not Christ to have suffered these things, and to enter into his glory?  27 And beginning at Moses and all the prophets, he expounded unto them in all the scriptures the things concerning himself.

2nd Timothy 3:  14-17, KJV—But continue thou in the things which thou hast learned and hast been assured of, knowing of whom thou hast learned them;  15 And that from a child thou hast known the holy scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus.  16 All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:  17 That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works.

Romans 2:  12-16, KJV—For as many as have sinned without law shall also perish without law:  and as many as have sinned in the law shall be judged by the law;  13 (For not the hearers of the law are just before God, but the doers of the law shall be justified.  14 For when the Gentiles, which have not the law, do by nature the things contained in the law, these, having not the law, are a law unto themselves:  15 Which shew the work of the law written in their hearts, their conscience also bearing witness, and their thoughts the mean while accusing or else excusing one another;)  16 In the day when God shall judge the secrets of men by Jesus Christ according to my gospel.

Ezekiel 36:  17-27, KJV—Son of man, when the house of Israel dwelt in their own land, they defiled it by their own way and by their doings:  their way was before me as the uncleanness of a removed woman.  18 Wherefore I poured my fury upon them for the blood that they had shed upon the land, and for their idols wherewith they had polluted it:  19 And I scattered them among the heathen, and they were dispersed through the countries:  according to their way and according to their doings I judged them.  20 And when they entered unto the heathen, whither they went, they profaned my holy name, when they said to them, These are the people of the LORD, and are gone forth out of his land.  21 But I had pity for mine holy name, which the house of Israel had profaned among the heathen, whither they went.  22 Therefore say unto the house of Israel, thus saith the Lord GOD; I do not this for your sakes, O house of Israel, but for mine holy name’s sake, which ye have profaned among the heathen, whither ye went.  23 And I will sanctify my great name, which was profaned among the heathen, which ye have profaned in the midst of them; and the heathen shall know that I am the LORD, saith the Lord GOD, when I shall be sanctified in you before their eyes.  24 For I will take you from among the heathen, and gather you out of all countries, and will bring you into your own land.  25 Then will I sprinkle clean water upon you, and ye shall be clean:  from all your filthiness, and from all your idols, will I cleanse you.  26 A new heart also will I give you, and a new spirit will I put within you:  and I will take away the stony heart out of your flesh, and I will give you an heart of flesh.  27 And I will put my spirit within you, and cause you to walk in my statutes, and ye shall keep my judgments, and do them.

Hebrews 1:  1-4, KJV—God, who at sundry times and in divers manners spake in time past unto the fathers by the prophets,  2 Hath in these last days spoken unto us by his Son, whom he hath appointed heir of all things, by whom also he made the worlds;  3 Who being the brightness of his glory, and the express image of his person, and upholding all things by the word of his power, when he had by himself purged our sins, sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high:  4 Being made so much better than the angels, as he hath by inheritance obtained a more excellent name than they.

Joshua 1:  7-9, KJV—Only be thou strong and very courageous, that thou mayest observe to do according to all the law, which Moses my servant commanded thee:  turn not from it to the right hand or to the left, that thou mayest prosper withersoever thou goest.  8 This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein:  for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success.  9 Have not I commanded thee? Be strong and of a good courage; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed:  for the LORD thy God is with thee whithersoever thou goest.

2nd Corinthians 3:  1-9, KJV—Do we begin again to commend ourselves? or need we, as some others, epistles of commendation to you, or letters of commendation from you?  2 Ye are our epistle written in our hearts, known and read of all men:  3 Forasmuch as ye are manifestly declared to be the epistle of Christ ministered by us, written not with ink, but with the Spirit of the living God; not in tables of stone, but in fleshy tables of the heart.  4 And such trust have we through Christ to God-ward:  5 Not that we are sufficient of ourselves to think any thing as of ourselves; but our sufficiency is of God;  6 Who also hath made us able ministers of the new testament; not of the letter, but of the spirit:  for the letter killeth, but the spirit giveth life.  7 But if the ministration of death, written and engraven in stones, was glorious, so that the children of Israel could not stedfastly behold the face of Moses for the glory of his countenance; which glory was to be done away:  8 How shall not the ministration of the spirit be rather glorious?  9 For if the ministration of condemnation be glory, much more doth the ministration of righteousness exceed in glory.

Hebrews 2:  1-10, KJV—Therefore we ought to give the more earnest heed to the things which we have heard, lest at any time we should let them slip.  2 For if the word spoken by angels was stedfast, and every transgression and disobedience received a just recompence of reward;  3 How shall we escape, if we neglect so great salvation; which at the first began to be spoken by the Lord, and was confirmed unto us by them that heard him;  4 God also bearing them witness, both with signs and wonders, and with divers miracles, and gifts of the Holy Ghost, according to his own will?  5 For unto the angels hath he not put in subjection the world to come, whereof we speak.  6 But one in a certain place testified, saying, What is man, that thou art mindful of him? or the son of man that thou visitest him?  7 Thou madest him a little lower than the angels; thou crownedst him with glory and honour, and didst set him over the works of thy hands:  8 Thou hast put all things in subjection under his feet. For in that he put all in subjection under him, he left nothing that is not put under him. But now we see not yet all things put under him.  9 But we see Jesus, who was made a little lower than the angels for the suffering of death, crowned with glory and honour; that he by the grace of God should taste death for every man.  10 For it became him, for whom are all things, and by whom are all things, in bringing many sons unto glory, to make the captain of their salvation perfect through sufferings.

THE BLACK PHOENIX
Washington, DC

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The content, meaning, purpose and value for the Book of Genesis are in view, today.  The “Yahoo! Answers ” writer in the discussion category Books & Authors using the ID “Clara” (Level 1 with 88 points, a member since November 05, 2014) posted the following:

 

The first book of the Bible represents what?

 

THE GOLDEN ARROW:  In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.  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:  1-3, KJV)

 

THE DOUBLE DAGGER:  Why The Bible Makes Sense (09/19/2014); GOD and The Framework of Time (09/20/2014); The Bible is All About GOD? (07/27/2014); No Mystery in Lawful Judgment (07/28/2014); Points on Bible Study (06/28/2014); The Issue Is Not Accuracy (05/16/2014); Denying Oneself (05/17/2014); Philosophical Questions? (04/17/2014); To Accomplish A Sacred Goal (04/18/2014); Believing Everything? (11/23/2012); How To Have Conviction (11/24/2012)

 

“Clara” here are a few points that have benefited mature Christian believers:

(1.)  The Book of Genesis is the initial written collection of oral histories and records that describe the appearance (we say, revelation) of divinity to mankind using various devices that include divine law, covenant, deliverance (we say, escape, liberation, release, rescue), lawful judgment through plagues, proclamations, sacred events, the rise and fall of nations as well as visitations by angels.

(2.)  GOD is a spirit who has put forth all material beings and living creatures, the conditions and spheres for their duration, with unchanging mechanisms and process for their exchange and interaction with one another, and with divinity.

(3.)  The makeup and substance of GOD must be understood as inseparable (where one appears, all are present) spirit content such as faith, holiness, life, love, wisdom, and wrath against sin.  Spirit matter is not material, therefore the Deity may not described as a cloud, fog, mist or smoke (things made up of physical particles).

There is far more to be said, correctly understood, and spiritually apprehended.  (For example, (4.)  Genesis describes divinity as the single source of existence and order for the entire universe, and introduces the eternal purposes of GOD that include eternal life for mankind following judgment.  Mankind is to be a living companion to divinity, and by operations of GOD, must be cleansed and transformed using death and resurrection to become immortal and incorruptible.  Sacred knowledge of the divine intent is provided to prepare mankind for the appearance of GOD in human form (we say, incarnate) as Jesus Christ.  The word of GOD shared through Genesis conveys divine spirit matter uttered as praise, precepts, prescriptions, principles, proclamations, promises, and prophecy.)  Even so, I trust this fragment will be useful.  Be it unto you according to your faith.

THE BLACK PHOENIX
Washington, DC