|* Genesis 6
In Genesis 3, we learned of satan being in the Garden of Eden and "beguiling" or, seducing Eve in order to try and interrupt the seedline through which Father would come in the flesh as His only Begotten Son Jesus. His—satan—and Eve's offspring was, Cain — the first murderer. Father — God — ELOHIM, would not allow satan to prevail, and had Eve's husband Adam go in unto her, he too conceived seed with Eve, and thus, Abel, Cain's fraternal twin brother was born. In Genesis 4 we learn of Cain's genealogy, and we find that Cain is not in Adam's genealogy. Then in Genesis 5, we learned of the genealogy or Generations of Adam, the continuation of the seedline through which Father Himself will come in the flesh as His Only Begotten Son — Jesus Christ. While we were in that chapter we also learned of Lamech's son — Noah or "comforter." He is so named because he will be a "type" of comforter; because, it will be through him that his three sons and their wives, along with two of each race and two of each breed of animal will be saved when Father sends the five month flood upon the earth to destroy the offspring of the angels and flesh women that we'll learn about in this chapter.
With that introduction being said, let's go to Father and ask Him for His Blessings on our Study of His Word: "Father, we come to you right now to thank you for inviting us to Your table in order that we might be able to partake of and receive Your Spiritual Meat, and Father, as we prepare to dine on the sustenance which sustains our inner man, we ask that You O LORD open our ears and eyes, that we might be able to hear and see your Truths, open our hearts and minds and prepare us in order that we may receive Your Truth. We Pray for Your understanding of Your Word, we seek Your knowledge in Your Word and most importantly Father, we Pray for and desire Your Wisdom from Your Word, in Jesus' Precious name we Pray, thank You Father, Amen."
5:1-6:8 "THE BOOK OF THE GENERATIONS OF ADAM" (Extended Alternation.)
6:1 The fallen angels: "sons of God."
Genesis 6:1 And it came to pass, that when men began to multiply on the face of the earth, that daughters were born unto them, -> The races are populating the earth as were Adam's and Seth's, and also Cain's and genealogies.
6:2 The fallen angels: "sons of God."
Genesis 6:2 That the sons of God saw the daughters of men that they were fair; and they took them wives all of which the chose. -> To understand who these "sons of God" are, let's turn to Job 1: Job 1:6 Now there came a day when the sons of God came to present themselves before the LORD, and satan came also among them. -> These sons of God are the angels, the same ones with whom Father is speaking with in Genesis 1:26, when He says — "let us make man in our image." We also can read of these angels, here from this verse in Jude 1:6 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. -> This is also why Enoch,—as we read in Genesis 5—Genesis 5:24 And Enoch walked with God: and he was not; for God took him. -> Enoch was teaching of these fallen angels and what they were doing.
What were they doing? Father's Word states it pretty clearly in this verse — "they saw the daughters of man, that they were fair, and they took them wives..." Now, you may wonder how this can be; but, in reality, it is quite easy to understand when you apply common sense. We look like the angels because we were once these "sons of God" in the First Earth Age, and we will be them again when we leave these flesh bodies and return Home to Father either through death in the flesh, or at Jesus' return for His Second Advent. These had refused their opportunity to be born in the flesh (stated as "again" by Jesus in John 3:3); but, instead chose not to be born of woman, and as Jude told us, kept not their first estate, followed after satan and left their habitation in order to come to this Earth Age (think dimensions) so that they could try and interrupt the seedline through which Father Himself would be born in the flesh through the Adamic seedline.
Also, we know that as the Israelites wandered the wilderness for those thirty 38 years, unable to enter into the Promised Land because of their unbelief, while they were in the wilderness they ate "manna" — angels food. If angels have and eat food, that means that they must have bodies to be able to receive food. We also know that when the angels came to visit Abraham on their way to Sodom and Gomorrah, they partook of human food.
So, this mating between the angels and flesh women should really be of no surprise to anyone.
Something else to consider, Jesus warned us in Matthew 24 and Luke 17 that the angels will be coming back just prior to His return, and Paul also warned us in I Corinthians 11:10 that because of the angels coming back a woman ought to have power over her head, and that "power" is Jesus. What Paul was telling us was that we need to be well versed in Father's Word to know what was going to transpire at the end of the Age, and the only way to do that is by being sealed in your mind with Father's Word.
6:3 Fallen Adam, and his years. The total 930, and the last 120.
Genesis 6:3 And the LORD said, "My Spirit shall not always strive with man, for that he also is flesh: yet his days shall be an hundred and twenty years." —> Man=As used here in this verse is with the Article as it is in verses v6:1 and 6:2 above and as such is The Man Adam, see Dr. Bullinger's Companion Bible Appendix 14 i.
he=Emphatic, again with the Article, i.e., The Man Adam.
Also=I.e., The Man Adam, as well as others, (Not “men;” for if so, as well as — what?).
Is flesh=If taken as a Verb; then, “in their erring.” “shagag” Appendix 44. 12 in the Hebrew, thus Adam had become like the others.
Yet his days shall be an hundred and twenty years=Adam's days, the Adamic line. See Dr. Bullinger's Appendix 24. 120 years=This fixes the Date: Anno Mundi (A.M.) 930-120=810. The B.C. date being 3194, as given. Here Father has just shortened man's—both the sixth day created "ish - the races," and the eighth day formed "The man - eth-ha-adham"—time in the flesh from one thousand years to one hundred and twenty years.
In Genesis 3:22, Father had taken away the Tree of Life — Jesus, thereby requiring man to come to Christ in order to have salvation, thereby also requiring Himself to be born in the flesh. But again, this should be of no surprise as; the Word was written from the beginning and it was Father's Plan all along.
6:4-7 The progeny of the fallen angels, and their threatened destruction. The Nephilim.
Genesis 6:4 There were giants in the earth in those days: and also after that, 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. -> Giants=In the Strong's Concordance is Hebrew word number: H5303, - נפל נפיל, - nephı̂y, nephil, pronounced - nef-eel', nef-eel', and means: From H5307; properly, a feller, that is, a bully or tyrant: - giant.. So now let’s look at H5307: H5307 - נפל, - nâphal, pronounced - naw-fal', and means: A primitive root; to fall, in a great variety of applications (intransitively or causatively, literally or figuratively): - be accepted, cast (down, self, [lots], out), cease, die, divide (by lot), (let) fail, (cause to, let, make, ready to) fall (away, down, -en, -ing), fell (-ing), fugitive, have [inheritamce], inferior, be judged [by mistake for H6419], lay (along), (cause to) lie down, light (down), be (X hast) lost, lying, overthrow, overwhelm, perish, present (-ed, -ing), (make to) rot, slay, smite out, X surely, throw down. These giants—angel and flesh woman hybrid offspring—are the "mighty men" and in the Strong's Concordance, this is Hebrew word number: H1368, - גּבּר גּבּור, - gibbôr, gibbôr, pronounced - ghib-bore', ghib-bore', and means: Intensive from the same as H1397; powerful; by implication warrior, tyrant: - champion, chief, X excel, giant, man, mighty (man, one), strong (man), valiant man.. Remember (1) Goliath — who David slew; (2) His brother who had six fingers on each hand and six toes on each foot; (3) Og, king of Bashan who had a bed that was 9 cubits long and 4 wide (Companion Bible appendix 51; III. 2. 1. 1., in other words, Og's bed was approximately 18 feet long and 8.5 feet wide. I named these three just to name a few, but there were many others, (see also Dr. Bullinger's Companion Bible Appendices 23 and 25).
These fallen angels came and mated with all the races of the world; but, they were mainly interested in the Adamic seedline in order to stop Father from coming in the flesh, and thereby preventing man's salvation.
We also see from Job 1:6 and other places that there were no "women — feminine" bodies in the spiritual bodies as all the verses read "sons of God." The female — feminine body is in this age to bring forth all of Father's children in this age, as well as the male - masculine, but in the eternity we will all be the "bride" or "wife" of Christ which leads to believe we will all be feminine.
And also after that=This is in reference to the time after Noah's flood. There was a second irruption and another attempt on the Adamic seedline after the flood. We can see these in Genesis 12:6 as well as Genesis 13:7 and many other places, again, see the Promised Land after Father led the Israelites up out of their bondage to the Egyptians, Goliath, his brother, Og and others. The seven nations Father wanted the Israelites to utterly destroy and can be read of in Deuteronomy 7:1 and following.
Genesis 6:5 And GOD saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was evil continually. -> Sadly, the same is going on today. Have you looked around lately or seen the news, either on TV, the papers or the internet? Ugliness every where you turn; look at the garbage they put on TV now-a-days and call it "family entertainment." Have you seen the advertisements for ABC's (Disney's) line-up? Desperate House Wives, Cougar Town, Pretty little liars, etc.. Oh, don't get me wrong as; it isn't only on TV, it's in the church houses as well: look at "reverend" Wright who led president Obama for 20 years — "God Damn the USA" — there's good preaching for you (said in jest); what about the priests who prey on the children — nice to be able to go to church and be molested; and if you want more recent, what about the "pope" throwing Rowan County, KY, Clerk Kim Davis under the bus, by saying she was wrong in her standing up for (1) Kentucky Law defining marriage between 1 man and 1 woman; and (2) saying that the Word of Father is wrong; because, Father's Word declares that homosexuality is an abomination.
Yeah, we are close to His return as; man's heart is only evil continually.
So why is it so evil at this stage of the age in our time — 2015? It's to prepare us for what is coming, when the angels return as Jesus said they were Mathew 24:32. What is the subject of Matthew 24? Jesus' return, and what is will be just prior to. So, let's turn there and read from Matthew 24 and listen in to Jesus as He explains it. Matthew 24:32 Now learn a parable of the fig tree; When his branch is yet tender, and putteth forth leaves, ye know that summer is nigh: -> At the beginning of this chapter, Jesus and His disciples had just come out from teaching in the temple and His disciples — Peter, James, John, and Andrew, asked Him privately Matthew 24:3 And as He sat upon the mount of Olives, the disciples came to Him privately, saying, "Tell us, when shall these things be and what shall be the sign of Thy coming, and of the end of the world?" -> Jesus' disciples too wanted to know and Father likewise wanted us to know. Jesus answers: [24:33] So likewise ye when ye shall see all these things, know that it is near, even at the doors. -> All the things that Jesus had told them of prior to the verses we are now reading in Matthew 24, verses v24:4-31, are going to come to pass before Jesus returns. [24:34] Verily I say unto you, This generation shall not pass, till all these things be fulfilled. -> What generation is this that Jesus is talking about? The generation of the "fig Tree." That generation when both the good and the evil figs known collectively as "Israel"—not the House of Israel as they are still scattered; but, the House of Judah, made up of the tribes of Judah and Benjamin, with a sprinkling in of Manasseh and Levi, plus those that "claim they are 'Jews' but do lie")—have been established as a Nation, which took place in the year 1948. [24:35] Heaven and earth shall pass away, but My words shall not pass away. -> All the things that Jesus has told His disciples here in Matthew 24, Mark 13 and Luke 21 shall come to pass before He returns. [24:36] But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but My Father only. -> Only Father Himself knows that exact instant that Jesus will return to start His 1,000 year Millennial reign. Though we don't know the instant, He has told us through His Word, the signs to look for and to be prepared, and we are in that generation and the time is at hand. [24:37] But as the days of Noe were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be. -> We are reading here in Genesis 6 "of these times of Noe." Who is Noe? That is the Greek name of Noah. What was going on during Noah's time? We're reading it here, and also, Jesus made this Book of Genesis and more specifically this chapter, part of the New Testament, and tells us that the angels will be here giving and taking the daughters of man in marriage — listen: [24:38] For as in the days that were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark, -> And just like in Noah's day, we too are about to face a flood. Only, our flood is a flood of lies and deception by none other than satan himself. Likewise also, as Noah's flood was of 5 months in duration, Jesus tells us in Mark 13:20, Revelation 9:5 and several other places, that our flood (satan's time on earth, when he is kicked out of heaven by Michael and his angels in Revelation 12:7-10, known as — the tribulation) too will only be five months in length and our personal tribulation will only be for 10 days as Jesus tells John in Revelation 2:10. [24:39] And knew not until the flood came, and took them all away; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be. -> The angels and our flood is coming - are you prepared?
Genesis 6:6 And it repented the LORD that He had made man on the earth, and it grieved Him at His heart. -> More pointing to the fact that flesh man is made in the image and appearance of Father and the angels — Father has a heart, eyes, mind and other extremities and features as well.
Even though He knew it was going to happen because — it is written, it still saddened Him deeply that His creation — flesh man (both genders) had accepted these fallen angels when they had come to this Age to seduce them.
Genesis 6:7 And the LORD said, "I will destroy man whom I have created from the face of the earth; both man, and beast, and the creeping things, and the fowls of the air; for it repenteth Me that I have made them." -> It did grieve Father enough that He did destroy almost all of flesh man in order to destroy these hybrid gibbor as we'll see when He sends the flood. But, He did not totally destroy all flesh man because also as we'll see, He saved alive Noah and his wife, their three sons and their son's wives, two of all the races of flesh man, and then also two of every beast and fowl of the air and such.
6:8 Noah, and his possession of "grace."
Genesis 6:8 But Noah found grace in the eyes of the LORD. -> We know from Father's Word — Acts 10:34, that He is no respecter of persons; so then, how and why did Noah find grace in Father's eyes? What was it that Noah did to receive this grace or "unmerited favor" from Father?
6:9-9:29 THE GENERATIONS OF NOAH. (Introversion.)
6:9 Noah before the flood.
Genesis 6:9 These are THE GENERATIONS OF NOAH: Noah was a just man and perfect in his generations, and Noah walked with God. -> This "perfect in his generations" is the key to understanding the how, why, and what, of Noah finding unmerited favor with Father; so, let's look at these words "perfect," and then "in his generations:" In the Hebrew, in the Strong's Concordance, the word "perfect" is Hebrew word number H8549, - תּמים, - tâmı̂ym, pronounced - taw-meem', and means: From H8552; entire (literally, figuratively or morally); also (as noun) integrity, truth: - without blemish, complete, full, perfect, sincerely (-ity), sound, without spot, undefiled, upright (-ly), whole., now let's finish the phrase and let's look at "in his generations" H1755, - דּר , דּור, - dôr, dôr, pronounced - dore, dore, and means: From H1752; properly a revolution of time, that is, an age or generation; also a dwelling: - age, X evermore, generation, [n-]ever, posterity.. So, we see that Noah was "without blemish" and "undefiled" in his "posterity," his offspring, his children.
But, this was the second usage of and translation by the King James translators of the word "generations" in this verse. So now let's go back and look at the first time and translation of the word in this verse. This time it is taken from H8435, - תּלדה, תּולדה, - tôledâh, tôledâh, pronounced - to-led-aw', to-led-aw', and means: From H3205; (plural only) descent, that is, family; (figuratively) history: - birth, generations.. Now let's look at H3205, - ילד, - yâlad, pronounced - yaw-lad', and means: A primitive root; to bear young; causatively to beget; medically to act as midwife; specifically to show lineage: - bear, beget, birth ([-day]), born, (make to) bring forth (children, young), bring up, calve, child, come, be delivered (of a child), time of delivery, gender, hatch, labour, (do the office of a) midwife, declare pedigrees, be the son of, (woman in, woman that) travail (-eth, -ing woman).. So did Father mean that Noah had no sin? No, it He did not mean that. Yes, Father declared that Noah was just — "righteous," but, that was notwhat Father was truly meaning. He was referencing their ancestry — "descent," "family,"history," "specifically to show lineage" and "declare pedigrees." Noah, his wife, their three sons and their wives, all had not messed with the fallen angels.
Genesis 6:10 And Noah begat three sons, Shem (Shame), Ham (hot from the tropical habitat; or, Hot, sunburnt) (Khawm') and Japeth (expansion; or, enlargement) (Yeh'-feth). -> The order of the sons are in inverse order in this verse as we can glean by reading Genesis 10:21. The introversion is because Shem, the youngest, will be the continuation of the adamic seedline to Christ.
Shem=First from the Strong’s Concordance: “H8035, - שׁם, - shêm, pronounced - shame, and means: The same as H8034; name; Shem, a son of Noah (often including his posterity): - Sem, Shem.,” and now from the Smith’s Bible Dictionary: “The eldest son of Noah Genesis 5:32. He was 98 years old, married, and childless at the time of the flood. After it, he, with his father, brothers, sisters-in-law and wife, received the blessing of God Genesis 9:1, and entered into the covenant. With the help of his brother Japheth, he covered the nakedness of their father and received the first blessing Genesis 9:25-27. He died at the age of 630 years. The portion of the earth occupied by the descendants of Shem Genesis 10:21,31, begins at its northwestern extremity with Lydia, and includes Syria (Aram), Chaldaea (Arphaxad), parts Of Assyria (Asshur), of Persia (Elam), and of the Arabian peninsula (Joktan). Modern scholars have given the name of Shemitic or Semitic to the languages spoken by his real or supposed descendants. [HEBREW].”.
Ham=First from the Strong’s Concordance: ”H2526, - חם, - châm, pronounced - khawm, and means: The same as H2525; hot (from the tropical habitat); Cham, a son of Noah; also (as a patronymic) his descendants or their country: - Ham.,” and now from the Smith’s Bible Dictionary: “The name of one of the three sons of Noah, apparently the second in age. (B.C. 2448.) Of the history of Ham nothing is related except his irreverence to his father and the curse which that patriarch pronounced. The sons of Ham are stated, to have been "Cush and Mizraim and Phut and Canaan" Genesis 10:6, compare with I Chronicles 1:8. Egypt is recognized as the "land of Ham" in the Bible Psalms 78:51; 105:23; 106:22. The other settlements of the sons of Ham are discussed under their respective names. The three most illustrious Hamite nations--the Cushites, the Phoenicians and the Egyptians--were greatly mixed with foreign peoples. Their architecture has a solid grandeur that we look for in vain elsewhere.”.
Japeth=First from the Strong’s Concordance: “ H3315, - יפת, - yepheth, pronounced - yeh'-feth , and means: From H6601; expansion; Jepheth, a son of Noah; also his posterity: - Japheth.,” and now from the Smith’s Bible Dictionary: :ldquo;One of the three sons of Noah. The descendants of Japheth occupied the "isles of the Gentiles" Genesis 10:5 --i.e. the coast lands of the Mediterranean Sea in Europe and Asia Minor-- whence they spread northward over the whole continent of Europe and a considerable portion of Asia.”.
6:11 Noah's family.
6:11-6:13 The earth corrupt.
Genesis 6:11 The earth also was corrupt before God, and the earth was filled with violence. -> Let's look at these words "corrupt" and "violence" — Corrupt in the Hebrew, in the Strong's Concordance is H7843, - שׁחת, - shâchath, pronounced - shaw-khath', and means: A primitive root; to decay, that is, (causatively) ruin(literally or figuratively): - batter, cast off, corrupt (-er, thing), destroy (-er, -uction), lose, mar, perish, spill, spoiler, X utterly, waste (-r).. While the word "violence" is H2555, - חמס, - châmâs, pronounced - khaw-mawce', and means: From H2554; violence; by implication wrong; by metonymy unjust gain: - cruel (-ty), damage, false, injustice, X oppressor, unrighteous, violence (against, done), violent (dealing), wrong.. So during Noah's time, Father's earth was in a state of moral unrighteousness and decay. Again, much like it is today.
Genesis 6:12 And God looked upon the earth, and, behold, it was corrupt; for all flesh had corrupted his way upon the earth. -> How and why is it that man can read here in Genesis 6:12 and 6:13 with understanding, that all flesh means mankind and NOT animals, because as we know it wasn't the animals that had corrupted themselves with the fallen angels. But, when we come to Genesis 6:17, 6:19 and Genesis 7, when we're talking about who\what was on the ark — man loses sight of all flesh and instead says it was only animals? I'll quote Father from Jeremiah 4:22 For my people is foolish, they have not known me; they are sottish children, and they have none understanding: they are wise to do evil, but to do good they have no knowledge..
It was only Noah's family, his son's families which had not corrupted themselves with the fallen angels, all other races and people on the earth had.
Shortly we too will find ourselves in the same situation when the angels will kicked out of heaven to come to this Age to prepare the way for satan's arrival. Are you as Revelation 9:4 states? Revelation 9:1 And the fifth angel sounded, and I saw a star fall from heaven unto the earth: and to him was given the key of the bottomless pit. -> Though this is the fifth trump and satan doesn't show himself until the sixth trump, notice that he,—the star that falls from heaven—is on the earth a waiting to take over after the angels have prepared the way for him. He is about to open the pit that they have been held in. Notice also the polysyndeton of these next verses. Meaning much more is taking place than what actually has been said, just like during Father's creation in Genesis 1:3-2:25. [9:2] And he opened the bottomless pit; and there arose a smoke out of the pit, as the smoke of a great furnace; and the sun and the air were darkened by reason of the smoke of the pit. -> What is this pit? It is the abyss that satan will be cast into at the end of his and the beginning of Christ's 1,000 year millennial reign. Father is sending them and satan here to test His children to see who has studied His Word and knows the events which must take place prior to Jesus' return. [9:3] And there came out of the smoke locusts upon the earth: and unto them was given power, as the scorpions of the earth have power. -> Here was the reason we came here: What is this smoke? It is the setting up of the people of this Age for the supernatural beings, the angels, and things, powers, that are about to happen. Just like happened when Father allowed satan to tempt Job, He set limits upon satan, likewise also here Father has set limits on what the fallen angels and satan are allowed to do to those of this age.
This locust army that comes upon the earth is satan's army of demonic forces. They are the fallen angels, and demons, both coming with satan, and those who are already here upon the earth. The power" in the Greek, is "exousia" it means "authority," or power delegated by Father, to them.
If you are looking for bombs or fire to fall from heaven, or a nuclear holocaust, you have been misled. In the spiritual sense, this striking will be deadly — spiritually deadly, for they will exert their authority in the same manner as a scorpion renders its prey: harmless and defenseless. [9:4] And it was commanded them that they should not hurt the grass of the earth, neither any green thing, neither any tree; but only those men which have not the seal of God in their foreheads. -> Father will not allow any physical damage to any part of His earth. Not the grass, trees, or any physical matter you can think of. This is a spiritual war, and it is a battle for the minds of men and the commitment of their souls to Him. Father is very specific as to what they can do. Their targets are only the people; The "Anthropos" in the Greek is the individual — man, not any animal, and only as this verse states — those that have not the seal of God in their foreheads.
What is in your forehead? It's your brain, of course. As we saw in earlier chapters, the "seal of God", is "knowledge" that is contained in His Word, the Scriptures. Father wants all of His children to know what He intends to do, and it is because of this, that John was brought to the "Day of the Lord" by Jesus, and told to write it down. Father has also given us many prophets, and the writings of His Apostles in the New Testament. As Jesus told us in Mark 13:23, there is nothing that is going to happen that Father has not told us in His plan, in His Word, the Bible.
Let's return now to Genesis 6:13.
Genesis 6:13 And God said unto Noah, "The end of all flesh is come before Me; for the earth is filled with violence through them; and, behold, I will destroy them with the earth. -> We know that unlike the destruction of the First Earth Age — the katabole or as it is stated if it's not translated, the "foundation of the world," during this flood of Noah's day, only the people, all those that were not in the ark with Noah, did Father destroy, not His earth. There was no billion year ice age and such with this destruction, only 40 days and nights of rain, and waters on the earth for one hundred and fifty days, or five months.
6:14-6:22 The making of the ark.
Genesis 6:14 Make thee an ark of gopher wood; rooms shalt thou make in the ark, and shall pitch it within and without with pitch. -> The word "pitch" is used twice in this verse and has a different meaning in each use; so, let's look at both usages. In the first usage the word in the Hebrew, in the Strong's Concordance is Hebrew word number: H3722, - כּפר, - kâphar, pronounced - kaw-far', and means: A primitive root; to cover (specifically with bitumen); figuratively to expiate or condone, to placate or cancel: - appease, make (an) atonement, cleanse, disannul, forgive, be merciful, pacify, pardon, to pitch, purge (away), put off, (make) reconcile (-liation).; so, we see that kaphar, means "to cover." Kaw-far' is the also the only word for atonement" in the Old Testament, we do find though that the "day of Atonement" is Hebrew word number: H3725, - כּפּר, - kippûr, pronounced - kip-poor'. So, that is only atonement that can keep the judgment from us. In the second usage, it is Hebrew word number: H3724, - כּפר, - kôpher, pronounced - ko'-fer, and means: From H3722; properly a cover, that is, (literally) a village (as covered in); (specifically) bitumen (as used for coating), and the henna plant (as used for dyeing); figuratively a redemption price: - bribe, camphire, pitch, ransom, satisfaction, sum of money, village., — kopher, — resin.
Genesis 6:15 And this is the fashion which thou shalt make it of: The length of the ark shall be three hundred cubits, the breadth of it fifty cubits, and the height of it thirty cubits. -> There were two different measurements for a cubit during the Old Testament times depending upon the current kings arm (see Ap 51 III. 2. 1. 1) but, for our purposes here in Genesis 6 we'll figure that it was the longer or the "sacred cubit" of 25 inches, which then makes Noah's ark approximately 7,500 inches or 625 feet long; 104+ feet wide; and 62.5 feet high. To put this into perspective — a United States Navy, Nimitz Class, Aircraft Carrier is roughly 990 feet long; so, the ark was only 365 feet shorter.
Genesis 6:16 A window shalt thou make to the ark, and in a cubit shalt thou finish it above; and the door of the ark shalt thou set in the side thereof; with lower, second, and third stories shalt thou make it. -> Just like with us today, the window was for light.
The three stories are symbolic of and represent the three different Earth Ages: the First Age when we were all in our spiritual bodies, this the flesh Age, and the Age to come when we are all back in our spiritual bodies in the eternity with Father.
Genesis 6:17 And, behold, I, even I, do bring a flood of waters upon the earth, to destroy all flesh, wherein is the breath of life, from under heaven; and every thing that is in the earth shall die. -> Notice the emphaticness of Father's speech — "I, even I" showing the depth of His displeasure and anger with the corruptness and perverseness of the angels coming and mating with flesh women, and that the women were accepting of them.
All flesh=All the people of all the races, all of the rest the Adamic seedline, and all the rest of all the animals which are not in the ark with Noah and his family.
Genesis 6:18 But with thee will I establish My covenant; and thou shalt come into the ark, thou, and thy sons, and thy wife, and thy son's wives with thee. ->v Let's look at this word "Covenant"in the Strong's Concordance as; it is Hebrew word number: H1285, - בּרית, - berı̂yth, pronounced - ber-eeth', and means: From H1262 (in the sense of cutting (like H1254)); a compact (because made by passing between pieces of flesh): - confederacy, [con-]feder[-ate], covenant, league.. This is the very first usage of this word and as; it is the first usage, it is the first time that Father makes a covenant with man and that man at this time is Noah because of his not corrupting himself with the angels thereby keeping their pedigree perfect.
Genesis 6:19 And of every living thing of all flesh, two of every sort shalt thou bring into the ark, to keep them alive with thee; they shall be male and female. -> Father instructed Noah to take two of "all flesh," flesh in the Strong is Hebrew word number: H1320, - בּשׂר, - bâśâr, pronounced - baw-sawr', and means: From H1319; flesh (from its freshness); by extension body, person; also (by euphemism) the pudenda of a man: - body, [fat, lean] flesh [-ed], kin, [man-] kind, + nakedness, self, skin., I know most that are reading this have never heard of the sixth day creation of the races but Father is very plain when He says this. He instructs Noah to not only take them; but, take one male and one female of each race in order that they can start to "replenish" the earth after He destroys it. It is by this, that we have all the races, nations, languages and tongues still to this day.
Genesis 6:20 Of fowls after their kind, and of cattle after their kind, of every creeping thing of the earth after his kind, two of every sort shalt come unto thee, to keep them alive. -> It is because Father did not specify "man," "races," "persons," or "peoples" here in this verse, that man and not Father, have screwed up what He says, and believe that only Noah, his wife and their 3 sons and their wives were the only "humans" on the ark. Father needed His earth replenished with all flesh mankind, Adamic seedline, and animal kind. There is no other way which all the races of the earth can be here if Noah didn't take them onto the ark with him.
Genesis 6:21 And take thou unto thee of all food that is eaten, and thou shalt gather it to thee, and for them." -> Noah is instructed to not only take two of every animal, but he needs to also take enough that they may eat them for five months, and we'll find out that he also had to take enough to make sacrifice to Father with as well.
Genesis 6:22 Thus did Noah; according to all that God commanded him, so did he. -> Noah is out in the middle of the desert, nowhere near any major body of water; but, by faith, he was obedient to Father. We should pray that we can be this obedient to our Creator, or Father and not be like Noah's descendants, many hundreds of years from now when Father will lead them up out of bondage to the Egyptians.
Can you imagine the ridicule that Noah endured by those who were around him for building this ark? How long did it take him to build it? Father's Word doesn't actually say but we know from Genesis 5:32 that Noah was 500 years old when he begat Shem, Ham and Japeth, and Genesis 7:5 tells us that on the day when the flood of waters was upon the earth Noah was 600 years old. No matter how you look at it, Noah was many days in building the ark, he didn't have, like we do today, a truck and boat trailer to tow this with, so there must have been very much ridicule that he had to endure.
But Noah didn't care what the people thought, much like we too have to feel when we truly study Father's Word and then try and plant the seeds of truth to those around us. If Father has sent you on a mission for Him, set to it and get it completed, and don't worry about what others are thinking, or believing. Do you think every one that Noah told it was going to rain for 40 days and nights believed him?
Apr 2011, Updated Oct 2015.
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