To: 11,925 Persons being made temples of God’s spirit: “Churches of God.”
7/18/18, God’s 5th month, AV 6, 5778 until sunset.
Being right in God’s view is all that matters! (Gen :6-7; “Then the Lord said to Cain, “Why are you angry, and why is your expression downcast? Is it not true that if you do what is right, you will be fine? But if you do not do what is right, sin is crouching at the door? It “sin” desires to dominate you, but you must subdue it.”) See the parallel with the new covenant? With believers IN Jesus? If we do what’s right we’re fine; “if not lawlessness is dominating.” Through God’s gifted Holy Spirit we Christians have powers to subdue sin, “power Cain didn’t process.” (Holy Spirit.)
The first Enoch was Cain’s son, the second was Seth’s son; “he walked with God 300 years” before God took him that he not see death.
(Gen 4:18-22; To Enoch was born Irad, and Irad was the father of the second was Zillah. Adah gave birth to Jabal; he was the first of those who live in tents and kept livestock. The name of his brother was Jubal; he was the first of all who played the harp and the flute. Now Zillah also gave birth to Tubal-Cain, who heated metal and shaped all kinds of tools made of bronze and iron. The sister of Tubal-Cain was Naamah.”) The so called iron age was long before many think.
(Gen 4:23-24; “Lamech said to his wives, “Adah and Zillah! Listen to me! You wives of Lamech, hear my words! I have killed a man for wounding me, a young man for hurting me. If Cain is to be avenged seven times as much, then Lamech seventy-seven times!”) Lamech felt guilt, and seemingly repented.
(Gen 4:25-26; “And Adam had marital relations with his wife again, and she gave birth to a son. She named him Seth, saying, “God has given me another child in place of Abel because Cain killed him.” And a son was also born to Seth, whom he named Enosh. At that time people began to worship the Lord.”) This Enoch walked with God: a leader according to Hebrews and Jude.
(Gen 5:1-14; “This is the record of the family line of Adam. When God created humankind, he made them in the likeness of God. He created them male and female; when they were created, He blessed them and named them “humankind.” When Adam had lived 130 years he fathered a son in his own likeness, according to his image, and he named him Seth. The length of time Adam lived after he became the father of Seth was 800 years; during this time he had other sons and daughters. (5) The entire lifetime of Adam was 930 years, and then he died.”) When Seth had lived 105 years, he became the father of Enosh. Seth lived 807 years after he became the father of Enosh, and he had other sons and daughters. The entire lifetime of Seth was 912 years, and then he died. When Enoch had lived 90 years, he became the father of Kenan. Enosh lived 815 years after he became the father of Kenan, and he had other sons and daughters. (11) The entire lifetime of Enosh was 905 years, and then he died. When Kenan had lived 70 years, he became the father of Mahalalel. Kenan lived 840 years after he became the father of Mahalalel, and he had other sons and daughters. 5:14 The entire lifetime of Kenan was 910 years, and then he died.
(Gen 5:15-20; When Mahalalel had lived 65 years, he became the father of Jared. Mahalalel lived 830 years after he became the father of Jared, and he had other sons and daughters. The entire lifetime of Mahalalel was 895 years, and then he died. When Jared had lived 162 years, he became the father of Enoch. (19) Jared lived 800 years after he became the father of Enoch, and he had other sons and daughters. The entire lifetime of Jared was 962 years, and then he died.
(Gen 5:21-27; When Enoch had lived 65 years, he became the father of Methuselah. After he became the father of Methuselah, Enoch walked with God for 300 years, and he had other sons and daughters. The entire lifetime of Enoch was 365 years. (24) Enoch walked with God, and then he disappeared because God took him away. When Methuselah had lived 187 years, he became the father of Lamech. Methuselah lived 782 years after he became the father of Lamech, and he had other sons and daughters. The entire lifetime of Methuselah was 969 years, and then he died.
(Gen 5:28-31; When Lamech had lived 182 years, he had a son. He named him Noah, saying, “This one will bring us comfort from our labor and from the painful toil of our hands because of the ground that the Lord has cursed.” Lamech lived 595 years after he became the father of Noah, and he had other sons and daughters. The entire lifetime of Lamech was 777 years, and then he died.
(Gen 5:32; After Noah was 500 years old, he became the father of Shem, Ham, and Japheth. (Nationalities on earth spring from these three.)
God’s creating a part of Himself in Adam resulted in these creativity talents gifted to people “He made in His image!” Proving Creation to believers IN: disproving evolution!
Noah’s brothers and sisters followed the way of Cain, “doing what seemed right.” Obviously Noah’s siblings didn’t believe IN as did Noah.
(Gen 6:1-4; “When humankind began to multiply on the face of the earth, and daughters were born to them, the sons of God saw that the daughters of humankind were beautiful. Thus they took wives for themselves from any they chose. So the Lord said, “My spirit will not remain in humankind indefinitely, since they are mortal. They will remain for 120 more years.”) (Average life span set.)
Adam and all we descendents are born mortal individuals. Demonic power is still a mystery to the world. The holy scripture teaches us that God is allowing Satan to have power over nations and many people until his allotted time is up. (The Hebrew phrase translated “sons of God” (bÿne-ha’elohim) occurs only here at Gen 6:2, 4) and in Job 1:6; 2:1; 38:7. There are three major interpretations of the phrase.
(1) In the Book of Job the phrase clearly refers to angelic beings. In Gen 6, the “sons of God” are distinct from “humankind,” suggesting they could be demon processed human. This is consistent with the use of the phrase in Job. (Since the passage speaks of these beings cohabiting with women, they must have taken physical form or perhaps possessed the bodies of men.) Remember Jesus cast demons out of people. An early Jewish tradition preserved in (1 En. 6-7) elaborates on this angelic revolt and even names the ringleaders.
(2) Not all scholars accept the angelic interpretation of the “sons of God,” however. Some argue that the “sons of God” were members of Seth’s line, traced back through Adam in Gen 5, while the “daughters of humankind” were descendants of Cain. But, as noted above, the text distinguishes the “sons of God” from humankind (which would include the Sethites as well as the Cainites) and suggests that the “daughters of humankind” are human women in general, not just Cainites.
(3) Others identify the “sons of God” as powerful tyrants, perhaps demon-possessed, who viewed themselves as divine “as Satan desired to do” and, following the example of Lamech (see Gen 4:19), practiced polygamy. But usage of the phrase “sons of God” in Job argues against this view. For literature on the subject see G. J. Wenham, Genesis (WBC), 1:135.
Remember Satan was able to tempt Jesus? Consider how demonism flourished among the non-Israelite nations during Moses’ time. Consider that Satan desires to be worshiped. Demonism was so widely practiced among non-Israelites that God had Moses address the subject for His people.
(Deut 18:9-14; “When you enter the land the Lord your God is giving you, you must not learn the abhorrent practices of those nations. There must never be found among you anyone who sacrifices his son or daughter in the fire, anyone who practices divination, an omen reader, a soothsayer, a sorcerer, one who casts spells, one who conjures up spirits, a practitioner of the occult, or a necromancer. Whoever does these things is abhorrent to the Lord and because of these detestable things the Lord your God is about to drive them out from before you. You must be blameless before the Lord your God. Those nations that you are about to dispossess listen to omen readers and diviners, but the Lord your God has not given you permission to do such things.”) Remember God’s law of “kind after kind,” on this subject.
(Gen 6:4-8; “The Nephilim were on the earth in those days (and also after this) when the sons of God were having sexual relations with the daughters of humankind, who gave birth to their children. They were the mighty heroes of old, the famous men. But the Lord saw that the wickedness of humankind had become great on the earth. Every inclination of the thoughts of their minds was only evil all the time. The Lord regretted that He had made humankind on the earth, and He was highly offended. So the Lord said, “I will wipe humankind, whom I have created, from the face of the earth – everything from humankind to animals, including creatures that move on the ground and birds of the air, for I regret that I have made them.” But Noah found favor in the sight of the Lord.”)
(NEPHILIM? The Hebrew word נְפִילִים (nÿfilim) is simply transliterated here, because the meaning of the term is uncertain. According to the text, the Nephilim became mighty warriors and gained great fame in the antediluvian (Prior flood)world. The text may imply they were the offspring of the sexual union of the “sons of God” and the “daughters of humankind” (v. 2), but it stops short of saying this in a direct manner. The Nephilim are mentioned in the old testament only here and in Num 13:33, where it is stated that they were giants (thus KJV, TEV, NLT “giants” here). The narrator observes that the Anakites of Canaan were descendants of the Nephilim. Certainly these later Anakite Nephilim could not be descendants of the antediluvian (Prior flood) Nephilim (see also the following note on the word “this”). This observation is parenthetical, explaining that there were Nephilim even after the flood. If all humankind, with the exception of Noah and his family, died in the flood, it is difficult to understand how the postdiluvian Nephilim could be related to the antediluvian Nephilim or how the Anakites of Canaan could be their descendants (See Num 13:33).
Perhaps the term Nephilim refers generally to human “giants” (see HALOT 709 s.v. נְפִילִים) without implying any ethnic connection between the antediluvian and postdiluvian varieties.”) Even in David’s time there were very large men called giants. (See 2 Samuel 21:)
(Gen 6:9-21; “This is the account of Noah. Noah was a godly man; he was blameless among his contemporaries. He walked with God. Noah had three sons: Shem, Ham, and Japheth. The earth was ruined in the sight of God; the earth was filled with violence. God saw the earth, and indeed it was ruined, for all living creatures on the earth were sinful. So God said to Noah, “I have decided that all living creatures must die, for the earth is filled with violence because of them. Now I am about to destroy them and the earth. Make for yourself an ark of cypress wood. Make rooms in the ark, and cover it with pitch inside and out. This is how you should make it: The ark is to be 450 feet long, 75 feet wide, and 45 feet high. Make a roof for the ark and finish it, leaving 18 inches from the top. Put a door in the side of the ark, and make lower, middle, and upper decks. (17) I am about to bring floodwaters on the earth to destroy from under the sky all the living creatures that have the breath of life in them. Everything that is on the earth will die, but I will confirm My covenant with you. You will enter the ark – you, your sons, your wife, and your sons’ wives with you. You must bring into the ark two of every kind of living creature from all flesh, male and female, to keep them alive with you. Of the birds after their kinds, and of the cattle after their kinds, and of every creeping thing of the ground after its kind, two of every kind will come to you so you can keep them alive. And you must take for yourself every kind of food that is eaten, and gather it together. It will be food for you and for them. And Noah did all that God commanded him – he did indeed.”) God caused the animals to come to Noah!
The same Lord that caused the animals to come to Noah, is the same Jesus that (God the Father) caused Mary to miraculously conceive. The same promised to return at a time when things on earth will be much as they were before the flood and likened to Sodom and Gomorra.
We all inherited Adam’s, “lawless in God’s view” nature at birth. We each want our view respected. If God doesn’t reveal Himself as He did to Noah, Moses, David and Abraham, “people remain in a lawless state of being. Nations will keep warring and people will keep digressing to animistic life styles. Seeking the God of Creation is practically forgotten. All but God’s Elect are deceived.
(Matt 24:36-39; “But as for that day and hour no one knows it – not even the angels in heaven – except the Father alone. For just like the days of Noah were, so the coming of the Son of Man will be. For in those days before the flood, people were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day Noah entered the ark. And they knew nothing until the flood came and took them all away. It will be the same at the coming of the Son of Man.”) (From Adam to the flood was less than 2,000 years. Likely about 1800.)