Bible Study 11/09/16, Genesis Part2


 

Synopsis of Bible study 11/9/16genesisPart 2

 

Today we start after the fall of mankind…

  1. Introduction
  2. After Adam and Eve had eaten of the forbidden tree, they now find themselves outside of the Garden of Eden, and now they have to work for their survival. At this point, not only is there a divide between God and humanity, there is a divide between mankind’s soul and spirit.
  3. Adam and Eve were the first two human beings.
  4. When Adam and Eve ate of the fruit from the forbidden tree, they started experiencing Originally, mankind was not created to die. Adam and Eve was supposed to live forever.
  5. This experience of immortality had to do with their mind. Before Adam and Eve ate of the fruit, they had no concept of the things of the flesh. This is why they didn’t have a problem walking around the garden naked. Romans 8:5-7 (NKJV) says For those who live according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh, but those who live according to the Spirit, the things of the Spirit. For to be carnally minded is death, but to be spiritually minded is life and peace. Because the carnal mind is enmity against God; for it is not subject to the law of God, nor indeed can be. – Your mind is always in conflict with the rules of God. Your mind levies in your emotions.

 

  1. From Creation to Flood
  2. Divine human reproduction in the earth
  3. Genesis 3:22 (NKJV) 22 Then the Lord God said, “Behold, the man has become like one of Us, to know good and evil. And now, lest he put out his hand and take also of the tree of life, and eat, and live forever”— -There was a tree of good and evil in the midst of the garden and the eating of that tree would make Adam and Eve have a concept of good and bad. God created us in the beginning to only have a concept of good. Because Adam and Eve ate of the tree, our Paradise was lost, but it was regained when Jesus died on the cross and arose again. 1 Corinthians 15:50 (NKJV) says 50 Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; nor does corruption inherit incorruption. – In heaven there is no concept of bad. Carnality is what brings bad thoughts to our mind.
  4. As soon as sin entered into the world, there came a struggle pushing us. Galatians 5:17 (NKJV) says 17 For the flesh lusts against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh; and these are contrary to one another, so that you do not do the things that you wish. – Something that we have to deal with in this world is the civil war between your flesh and your spirit.
    1. Romans 7:13-15 (NKJV) 13 Has then what is good become death to me? Certainly not! But sin, that it might appear sin, was producing death in me through what is good, so that sin through the commandment might become exceedingly sinful. 14 For we know that the law is spiritual, but I am carnal, sold under sin. 15 For what I am doing, I do not understand. For what I will to do, that I do not practice; but what I hate, that I do. – There is a part of us that wants to do right, but the flesh makes us hate what we are doing. One thing we thank God for is, we have a conscious now about what we do. There was time where we didn’t. The closer you get to God, the more you feel bad about the things that you do that are wrong.
  5. Things get so bad on the earth, something happens. There were the daughters of Adam and Eve who were human and the sons of God who were fallen angels. The problem is, they began to connect with each other. As a result, the daughters of Adam and Eve started reproducing with the fallen angels and created a generation of giants.
  6. Remember when Satan fell, he drew a third of the angels with him. As a result, a third of the angels became demons.
    1. How did they translate into a vessel if they were angels? These demons got into flesh that looked appealing to the women. These women didn’t know that they were demons.
    2. Nephilim- The product of the sons of God mingling with the daughters of Adam. In verse 4 of the next scripture, you will see that they are referred to as giants. Genesis 6:1-4 (NKJV) says 6 Now it came to pass, when men began to multiply on the face of the earth, and daughters were born to them, that the sons of God saw the daughters of men, that they were beautiful; and they took wives for themselves of all whom they chose. And the Lord said, “My Spirit shall not strive[a] with man forever, for he is indeed flesh; yet his days shall be one hundred and twenty years.” There were giants on the earth in those days, and also afterward, when the sons of God came in to the daughters of men and they bore children to them. Those were the mighty men who were of old, men of renown.
    3. Ezekiel 32:27 (NKJV) 27 They do not lie with the mighty Who are fallen of the uncircumcised, Who have gone down to hell with their weapons of war; They have laid their swords under their heads, But their iniquities will be on their bones, Because of the terror of the mighty in the land of the living..
    4. Remember when Joshua sent the spies out to view the Promised Land and they reported seeing giants? These also were offspring of the fallen angels and the daughters of Adam. Numbers 13:33 (NKJV) 33 There we saw the giants[a] (the descendants of Anak came from the giants); and we were like grasshoppers in our own sight, and so we were in their sight.”- This scripture was making reference to the Nephilim.
  7. God finally said that they were doing the forbidden. They were cohabitating with demons. As a result God says something he has never said before.
    1. Genesis 6:7 (NKJV) So the Lord said, “I will destroy man whom I have created from the face of the earth, both man and beast, creeping thing and birds of the air, for I am sorry that I have made them.” – Do you think God looks at us and is sorry that he created us, now days?
  8. Noah: The righteous Man
  9. Genesis 6:8-9 (NKJV) But Noah found grace in the eyes of the Lord. This is the genealogy of Noah. Noah was a just man, perfect in his generations. Noah walked with God. – God was about to destroy the entire creation, but he saw one man and decided that there might be something worth saving. God just looks for at least one righteous person in the midst of a wicked situation.
  10. Preparation of ark. (Gen 6:13-22)
  11. God gives Noah instructions on how to make the ark. Noah built this ark with 0% chance of rain. Can you imagine trying to build a boat in a place where it never rains? It really is the first evidence of evangelism in the bible.
  12. One of things interesting in this story is found at verse 19, where God says that Noah had to bring two of everything and every kind of animal on to the ark. God wanted to have a male and female of each species. Genesis 6:19 (NKJV) says 19 And of every living thing of all flesh you shall bring two of every sort into the ark, to keep them alive with you; they shall be male and female.
    1. Genesis 6:13-22 (NKJV) says 13 And God said to Noah, “The end of all flesh has come before Me, for the earth is filled with violence through them; and behold, I will destroy them with the earth. 14 Make yourself an ark of gopherwood; make rooms in the ark, and cover it inside and outside with pitch. 15 And this is how you shall make it: The length of the ark shall be three hundred cubits, its width fifty cubits, and its height thirty cubits. 16 You shall make a window for the ark, and you shall finish it to a cubit from above; and set the door of the ark in its side. You shall make it with lower, second, and third 17 And behold, I Myself am bringing floodwaters on the earth, to destroy from under heaven all flesh in which is the breath of life; everything that is on the earth shall die. 18 But I will establish My covenant with you; and you shall go into the ark—you, your sons, your wife, and your sons’ wives with you. 19 And of every living thing of all flesh you shall bring two of every sort into the ark, to keep them alive with you; they shall be male and female. 20 Of the birds after their kind, of animals after their kind, and of every creeping thing of the earth after its kind, two of every kind will come to you to keep them alive. 21 And you shall take for yourself of all food that is eaten, and you shall gather it to yourself; and it shall be food for you and for them.” 22 Thus Noah did; according to all that God commanded him, so he did.

 

  • The great Flood (Gen 7 – 8)
  1. Pre flood : – The final instructions for Noah and family
  2. Genesis 7:1 (NKJV) The Great Flood 7 Then the Lord said to Noah, “Come into the ark, you and all your household, because I have seen that you are righteous before Me in this generation. – When you are righteous, God will save you from what is about to happen to everyone else.

 

  1. Details about the Noah’s ark
  2. There are myths that occur at the same time of this flood event.
  3. Ancient Near Eastern Version of the Flood: Gilgamesh
  4. Gilgamesh is an eastern version of a story similar to Noah. It be found at this web address if you want to read it. http://www.ancienttexts.org/library/mesopotamian/gilgamesh/
  5. After the flood, Noah sent out a dove. Later the dove comes back with an olive branch. This meant that the dove had found land. After the water from the flood had gone away, Jewish legend says that the ark rested on top of a mountain which is in our present day, Turkey.

 

  1. Life after the flood:
  2. Gods covenant with Noah and sons.
  3. God makes a covenant with Noah. Genesis 9:1 (NKJV) says 9 So God blessed Noah and his sons, and said to them: “Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the earth.[a],- Here we see that God reestablished his covenant with Noah.
  4. Genesis 1:22 (NKJV) says 22 And God blessed them, saying, “Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the waters in the seas, and let birds multiply on the earth.” – God said be fruitful and multiply in both instances above. In other words, have what you need and be productive, before you multiply. In you try and multiply before you have what you need and before you are productive, then you fill the earth with needy people.
  5. Noah and his sons
  6. Noah and his family would become the post-flood First Family. Genesis 9:13 (NKJV) says 13 I set My rainbow in the cloud, and it shall be for the sign of the covenant between Me and the earth. – God put a rainbow in the sky as a sign of His new covenant with the Noah.
  7. Noah had three sons. They were Shem, Hem, and Japheth. Shem was his first son.
  8. Noah was perfect, upright, and righteous in God’s eyes. In chapter 9, Noah became drunk with fermented grapes.
  9. When Noah was drunk, his son Hem saw his father naked and told his brothers about it. As a result, the brothers took a sheet, placed it over their shoulder, and walked in backwards so that they could cover him up without seeing him. Genesis 9:25-26 (NKJV) 25 Then he said: “Cursed be Canaan; A servant of servants He shall be to his brethren.” 26 And he said: “Blessed be the Lord, The God of Shem, And may Canaan be his servant.- There are many myths and ideas about why Hem saw his Dad naked. Some of them go as far as to say that maybe there was an ungodly, incest type of relationship, going on between Noah and him, but the truth is, we really don’t know.
    1. Genesis 9:25-27 (NKJV) says 25 Then he said: “Cursed be Canaan; A servant of servants He shall be to his brethren.” 26 And he said: “Blessed be the Lord, The God of Shem, And may Canaan be his servant. 27 May God enlarge Japheth, And may he dwell in the tents of Shem; And may Canaan be his servant.”- . Some people who attempt to argue that Hem was cursed for seeing his father naked are missing one important point. God never cursed Hem. He cursed Canaan.
  10. Hem was the youngest son of Noah. Each son would represent new civilizations. Genesis 5:32 (NKJV) 32 And Noah was five hundred years old, and Noah begot Shem, Ham, and Japheth. his name occurs. Genesis 9:18 (NKJV) Noah and His Sons 18 Now the sons of Noah who went out of the ark were Shem, Ham, and Japheth. And Ham was the father of Canaan.
  11. 30 nations came out the son. Psalm 105:23 (NKJV) 23 Israel also came into Egypt, And Jacob dwelt in the land of Ham.
  12. Hems name means black as in coming from Africa. Hem comes out of Egypt Africa.
  13. Canon was cursed not Ham. To suggest Ham was cursed, would mean he would have to serve his brother. Genesis 9:25-26 (NKJV) says 25 Then he said: “Cursed be Canaan; A servant of servants He shall be to his brethren.” 26 And he said: “Blessed be the Lord, The God of Shem, And may Canaan be his servant.- God says that Canaan would have to serve his brother.
  14. A curse was supposed to last 3 generation. Exodus 20:5 (NKJV) you shall not bow down to them nor serve them. For I, the Lord your God, am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children to the third and fourth generations of those who hate Me,
  15. Cannon does not exist as a nation today.
  16. Conclusion
  17. After the flood, Noah lived 350 yrs. Noah lived to be 950 yrs old. God uncreated and recreated. God is a covenant keeping God. There has never been breach on God’s side, it’s always on our side.
  18. When Adam and Eve ate of the tree, God put them out of the garden. They started dating demons and as a result, God said he could wipe mankind out, but he saw something good, which was Noah. God decided to start things over with Noah. He builds the ark and the flood comes and wipes out everything. Things look good for a while until man messes up again.
  19. How much does God love us. He keeps giving us additional chances no matter how much we do. God was setting up things for us, but carnality and sin messed things up. Regardless of how messed things got, He gave us grace.

 

 

 

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