Genesis Chapter 9
"The Earth Replenished."
Bible Study is written by Roger Christopherson, and it's
The eighth chapter of Genesis ended with God making an unconditional covenant with Noah, and part of that covenant stated that there would always be a time of harvest. It stated that we would always have cold and heat, and the summer and winter; there would always be a time to plant your crops. So when we see men crying out that nuclear summers are coming, and that the ozone barrier is breaking down, and that it is going to destroy mankind we need to return to God's Word for the truth. We need to use common sense, and know that that this is not what God's Word puts forth as the end of the story for planet earth. We must understand that in the end times there is deception going on, and the advancing of a hidden agenda.
God said there would always be seed planting time, "while the earth remaineth". In the Hebrew text the word for "remaineth" is # 3117, "yowm", a root word showing continuance, the presence of life, and seasons.
Genesis chapter nine continues after Noah and his family, and all life forms have left the ark. The earth now is clean of Satan's fallen angels and their offspring born through the wombs of the daughters of men.
Genesis 9:1 "And God blessed Noah and his sons, and said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth."
God is now giving Noah and his family another command; " Multiply, and replenish the earth". There are only two times in the Scripture where God gave the command to "multiply and replenish the earth." The other place is in Genesis 1:28.
After God destroyed all living from the first earth age, because of the fall of Satan, and the third of the angels that followed him; God created mankind afresh in this earth age, and after His image. God then blessed male and female, and instructed them just as He now instructs Noah and his family.
Genesis 1:28 "And God blessed them, and God said unto them, "Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and the fowl of the air, and over every liming thing that moveth upon the earth."
Genesis 9:2 "And the fear of you and the dread of you shall be upon every beast of the earth, and upon every fowl of the air, upon all that moveth upon the earth, and upon all the fishes of the sea; into your hand are they delivered."
God is telling Noah that mankind shall have the intelligence and the power over to rule over the living animal kingdom.
Genesis 9:3 "Every moving thing that liveth shall be meat for you; even as the green herb have I given you all things."
"Meat for you", in the Hebrew tongue means "for your purpose". God has turned all life forms of this earth age over to Noah, his family and their descendants. When God gave Noah this wealth to be under his control, He also gave Noah a set of rules, and commandments to follow and govern him, for man's own protection.
Genesis 9:4 "But flesh with the life thereof, which is the blood thereof, shall ye not eat."
The "life" in the Hebrew text reads "nephesh", and is "the soul". God is saying that the soul of our flesh body is in the blood. And this is the essence and very foundation of the doctrine of "substitution and atonement". This is why Paul said:
Romans 6:23 "For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord."
That gift of eternal life is given because our Lord Jesus Christ shed His pure blood, as a sacrifice for our sinful blood on on the cross.
Hebrews 9:22 "And almost all things are by the law purged with blood; and without shedding of blood is no remission," We simply have no hope of eternal life without claiming the blood of Christ. Then in verse 26;
Hebrews 9:26 "For then must He often have suffered since the foundation of the world: but now once in the end of the world hath He appeared to put away sin by the sacrifice of Himself." Christ's death on the cross is sufficient to cover all sin, from the very foundation of the world. Jesus Christ the Son of God gave Himself willing as a sacrifice, so that each of us could be drawn back to the Father.
In a physical sense, this is also why we are instructed to bleed animals before eating the meat. We are not to eat the blood. It falls under the Levitical health laws, and protects our own physical condition.
Genesis 9:5 "And surely your blood of your lives will I require; at the hand of every beast will I require it, and at the hand of man; at the hand of every man's brother will I require the life of man."
God is setting up His law so that if you take the life of a man, God will require yours in return. This is "capital punishment". Remember the "life" [or soul] is in the blood. This law that God set down for Noah is the same law that God gave to Moses, and that we have today. God's laws are the foundations of our laws.
Genesis 9:6 "Whoso sheddeth man's blood, by man shall his blood be shed: for in the image of God made He man."
All of mankind is made in the image of "elohim", which represents both God and the angels, in the Hebrew. We are all of the same likeness or appearance. God is telling us that once a man has committed murder, the planned taking of a life; it is then taken out of the hands of man, and the true judgment is for God. This judgment is referred to a higher power.
The laws of Leviticus and Deuteronomy spell out how judgment of that law shall be carried out. It is the kinsman redeemer, or the next of kin that has the right to cast the first stone and take the life of the murderer. This is the first judicial law that was passed from God to man. God is saying that "I will not kill the murderer, but you will carry out the justice". When any society fails to carry out this command, you will have a breakdown of order.
The word "kill", and "murder" are two separate words in the Hebrew language, just as they are in the English language. Though the New Testament uses the word "kill" in place of the word "murder", the Greek text is very clear. "Murder" means to premeditate, and lie in wait to take a life, intentionally, and in a evil manner. This rules out death caused by an accident, to another person.
Genesis 9:7 "And you, be ye fruitful, and multiply; bring forth abundantly in the earth, and multiply therein."
The command is to bring children onto this earth.
Genesis 9:8 "And God spake unto Noah, and to his sons with him, saying,"
Genesis 9:9 "And I, behold, I establish My covenant with you, and with your seed after you;"
The statement; "seed after you" in the Hebrew text is; "from umbilical cord to umbilical cord". It is referring to one generation passing it on to the next generation, and this continues without end. God's covenant with Noah, Abraham, David, and so on; are blood covenants to each generation, and all generations. This is what is meant by inheritance, whether it be a promise, a law, or land; when it is given it is perpetual. This is why communism is a Godless form of both government and doctrine. It terminates inheritance, and God given rights.
Genesis 9:10 "And with every living creature that is with you, of the fowl, of the cattle, and of every beast of the earth with you; from all that go out of the ark, to every beast of the earth."
This promise is for everyone.
Genesis 9:11 "And I will establish My covenant with you; neither shall all flesh be cut off any more by the waters of a flood; neither shall there any more be a flood to destroy the earth."
To be established means that it is still in existence. This is a promise from God to each of us that He will never cause a flood by water on the earth again. You can count on it.
The flood of Revelation 12 talks about another form of flood of water, and that flood will pour forth from the mouth of Satan, and cover the entire earth. We are told that that flood will not destroy God's people, because that flood is a spiritual flood of lies and deceptions. The sealed elect of God will know the truth, and just not buy into any part of The Antichrist's [Satan's] system.
Genesis 9:12 "And God said, This is the token of the covenant which I make between Me and you and every living creature that is with you, for perpetual generations:"
This "token" is a "sign", and that sign is the rainbow that we see in the clouds after each rainstorm. It has existed from the time of Noah, and always will be with us. It is a reminder of God's promise to us.
Genesis 9:13 "I do set My bow in the cloud, and it shall be for a token of a covenant between Me and the earth."
Genesis 9:14 "And it shall come to pass, when I bring a cloud over the earth, that the bow shall be seen in the cloud;"
Genesis 9:15 "And I will remember My covenant, which is between Me and you and every living creature of all flesh; and the waters shall be no more become a flood to destroy all flesh.
This is a reminder also to God of His covenant with man, and all living on the earth.
Genesis 9:16 "And the bow shall be in the cloud; and I will look upon it, that I may remember the everlasting covenant between God and every living creature of all flesh that is upon the earth."
There are two parts to this everlasting covenant of the rainbow. The other part is stated in Isaiah 54, and God uses this covenant of the rainbow to make another covenant with His elect, that will be living during the time of Antichrist, and applied to those who stand against Satan.
Isaiah 54:1 "Sing, O barren, thou that didst no bear; break forth into singing, and cry aloud, thou that didst not travail with child: for more are the children of the desolate than the children of the married wife," saith the Lord".
Jesus referred to this verse in Matthew 24:19, when He said; "And woe unto them that are with child and to them that give suck.". The barren are those who have not taken Satan in a marriage, or brought others to him. They are God elect, and are sealed in their minds, and they know that the Antichrist will come first. We are told that the "children of desolation", those that fall for the Antichrist, will far outnumber then the "children of the married wife", or those who waited for the seventh trumpet.
So it is these elect that the covenant of Isaiah 54:9 is directed.
Isaiah 54:9 "For this is as the waters of Noah unto Me: for as I have sworn that the waters of Noah should no more go over the earth; so have I sworn that I would not be wroth with thee, nor rebuke thee."
God is saying that the sign of the rainbow, that seal of His covenant with Noah, is also the sign to his elect that will live in the end times. It is given to those who live through the travail of the Antichrist that comes upon the earth. It is a promise that when we sin and repent, He will never hold that sin against us, to the point of destroying us. The sign of the rainbow then is the sign to remind us to repent, and get right with God, and thank Him.
Isaiah 54:10 "For the mountains shall depart, and the hills be removed; but My kindness shall not depart from thee, neither shall the covenant of My peace be removed, saith the Lord That hath mercy on thee."
This covenant is just as sure as any of the other of God's covenants. God will have mercy on all that repent and seek Him. This is our hope and peace of mind.
The full reason for the rapture doctrine theory is because Christians don't believe God. They don't trust in the promises and covenants that He has given to us. Rather than face the fact that they will face the Antichrist, and meet him in spiritual warfare, they follow a fairy tale that they will fly away. They desire not to arm themselves to stand against the spiritual powers, and deceptions of Satan, and rely on chance. They have left their spiritual armor hanging on the wall, and they will be the first to be taken by the Antichrist.
They will chase the Antichrist, because they have allowed themselves to remain ignorant, and give over their rewards to the feet of Satan, which they will all do. However, God is addressing His elect, and spiritually mature, that are prepared for the Antichrist, and will not find him appealing. This covenant is direct to all His elect, to let them know that He will protect them, and care for them when the times get tough.
Why would you, as a child of God fear any part of the Antichrist? God has set the limits of Satan's actions, and the Antichrist [Satan] is allowed to harm only those who have not been sealed in their minds by God. In fact in Mark 13:11 we are told that we are not to even think about what we will say, when delivered up before the churches of Satan, for it will be the Holy Spirit that will speak in and through us. God will take care of you.
Genesis 9:17 "And God said unto Noah, "This is the token of the covenant, which I have established between Me and all flesh that is upon the earth."
Genesis 9:18 "And the sons of Noah, that went forth of the ark, were Shem, and Ham, and Japheth: and Ham is the father of Canaan."
Why would Canaan be mentioned here, for he was not ever born yet?
Genesis 9:19 "These are the three sons of Noah: and of them was the whole earth overspread."
This is in direct reference to "ha-adham" in the Hebrew text; that is to say "the Adam", as separate from the races of the sixth day creation.
Genesis 9:20 "And Noah began to be an husbandman, and he planted a vineyard:"
God placed both Adam and Noah on the earth to be farmers [husbandman], to work the soil, and plant and harvest crops.
Genesis 9:21 And he drank of the wine, and was drunken; and he was uncovered within his tent."
Noah got a little carried away with his new crops, and he got drunk.
Genesis 9:22 "And Ham, the father of Canaan, saw the nakedness of his father, and told his two brethren without."
Canaan is mentioned again as being the son of Ham, yet his birth has not come yet.
Genesis 9:23 "And Shem and Japheth took a garment, and laid it upon both their shoulders, and sent backward, and covered the nakedness of the father; and their faces were backward, and they saw not their father's nakedness."
What this is saying is that only Ham took part in this sinful act. The "Nakedness of their father", is the term for their mother. Ham performed the sex act with his mother. This is why it is important for us to mature in our minds and not let the fairy tales of the Kenites deceive us here. Shem and Japheth took a blanket and turned their heads, as they went in to cover their mother, after she had been defiled by Ham.
The child, Canaan was the result of Ham's sinful act, and this is not the start of the African American, nor is it the start of any other people racially, for both Ham and his mother were of the same, they were "Adamic" or Caucasian. That is what our Genesis study is all about, following the purity of the bloodline that the Christ child would be born to.
Many seminaries today still turn out those "one verse preachers" that teach the damnable lie that this was where the African American came from. There is no manuscript of any language that takes this position, in any form, that a race [kind] was created by a sinful act. All races were created on the sixth day, and they were all good, and that includes the entire African American race. They came before the Adamic race, and that is why God commanded Noah to take "male and female of every kind" aboard the ark.
God does everything in a natural order. The sinful act of Ham was very unnatural, and it is against both the nature and character of God, to allow the creation of any people of racial difference to come from sin. It is against the laws of God. In Leviticus 18 we read:
Leviticus 18:7, 8 "The nakedness of they father, or the nakedness of they mother, shalt thou not uncover: she is thy mother; thou shalt not uncover her nakedness." [verse 7] "The nakedness of they father's wife shat thou not uncover: it is thy father's nakedness." [verse 8]
Leviticus 20:11 "And the man that lieth with his father's wife hath uncovered his father's nakedness: both of them shall surely be put to death; their blood shall be upon them."
This law was not in affect when Ham took his mother, and this is why Canaan was named before he was ever born. Canaan was conceived while Noah was drunk, and his wife could have very well also been drunk. Again there is no way that people of the same race, or kind, can lie with each other and reproduce another race. God created all animals to reproduce after their own kind. No race ever came from an incestuous affair, and to believe it is to believe a lie.
There is no curse put on any race of men, for God would never create any life form and put a curse upon it. The only curse God puts on a person, is on the individual soul for his own personal act. God put the curse on Esau's soul, for the acts that he committed in that first earth age.
Genesis 9:24 "And Noah awoke from his wine, and knew what his younger son had done unto him."
Again, there is no law against seeing your father naked.
Genesis 9:25 "And he said, "Cursed be Canaan; a servant of servants shall be unto his brethren."
What did this verse say? He [Noah] said, "cursed be Canaan". It says that Noah said, and not God, for it is Noah doing the talking. This old man was just getting up from an drunken binge, and has an hang-over, when he cursed Canaan, and not Ham. Canaan had just been conceived, and the embryo had just been formed inside Noah's wife. It was the act that Noah cursed.
Genesis 9:26 "And he said, "Blessed be the Lord God of Shem; and Canaan shall be his servant."
This is still Noah doing the talking, and not God.
Genesis 9:27 "God shall enlarge Japheth, and he shall dwell in the tents of Shem; and Canaan shall be his servant."
As long as Noah was still the head of the house, this curse remained a fact. However, as soon as Noah was gone, so also was Noah's word, and his curse.
Genesis 9:28 "And Noah lived after the flood three hundred and fifty years."
Genesis 9:29 "And all the days of Noah were nine hundred and fifty years: and he died."
Don't allow yourself to be placed into a position of shame because of the ignorance and lies of others. Each man has a right and duty, both to God and himself to be proud of his identity, (i.e. race), and position before the Almighty Father. God made you and placed in you a mind, a will and free choice within you. That free will allows you to chose your destiny, and through your choosing you will either follow the ways of God, or the sinful ways of man. He desires that you follow Him, and the inheritance that He offers to you. All people have the same and equal opportunity before the Father, through His Son, Jesus Christ.
God has made blood covenants with his people; With Adam, Noah, Abraham, David and so on. These were to be based on passing value from one generation to the next, all the way to the final generation. They were binding to God, and commitments that we can count on. These covenants and rights, such as the promises behind the rainbow, the land given to Abraham, and so on, are called inheritance. The inheritance is a very important part of our family lives, and to the family even today. It represents what is passed from generation to generation, father to son, and on. The Godless systems of Communism and socialism seeks to destroy all forms of inheritance, and make the individual things of family value, placed out so the whole world can tread upon them. This will happen under the Antichrist's system, and the Kenites are moving us to that end swiftly.
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