Examples of Faith (Part #1) is the first of two sermons dedicated to studying the examples of faithfulness outlined in the eleventh chapter of the epistle to the Hebrews. This Covenant Gathering broadcast defines the word “faith” before detailing specific works of Abel, Enoch, Noah, Abraham and Sarah from the book of Genesis alongside their precise listing in the “Faith Hall of Fame” found in Hebrews 11.
Christian Grace (Part #1) examines the important topic of mercy as found in canonized scripture. This first of two sermons explains the many facets of grace and more importantly what it means to faithful Christians. Outside of Noah’s example in Genesis 6 this lecture looks at New Testament teachings regarding Yahweh’s clemency in the expectations of keeping Yahshua’s sheep humble and fit for His use.
Eight Biblical Drunks examines the topic of drunkenness in scripture proving the outcome of consuming too much alcohol always has detrimental effects. Explored are eight specific examples of drunkards (both spiritually and literally) from Noah to the Ninevites that all Christian Identists can learn from. This sermon proves that all things must be in moderation and getting “plastered” is idolatry.
The Breath of Life looks deeper at the Holy Spirit and forgiveness by using Isaiah 57:14-21 to prove Yahweh imparts a piece of His own Spirit ONLY to those He chooses. Is everybody “equal” in Yahweh’s eyes? We also probe Romans 8:28-29 to see how genuine Christians never fear men and further explain how to have compassion for the repentant using the pattern laid out by our heavenly Father.
Here’s a sample:
The Hateful Bird:
The next few sets of passages have great symbology in addition to many deeper truths so we must pay close attention to what they say. The Bible begins to tell how Noah began to ‘test’ whether or not the ‘earth’ was inhabitable by releasing two different birds into the air — the raven and the dove. These particular verses explain what happened inside the ark after the rain stopped.
“Then at the end of forty days, Noah opened the window which he had made in the Ark; and sent out a raven and it went, wandered and turned about until the waters dried away from off the earth. Afterwards, he sent out a dove from him, to see if the waters had lessened from the surface of the field; but the dove found not a resting place for the sole of her foot, so she returned to him in the Ark, for the waters were still on the whole surface of the earth; so he put out his hand and took her, and brought her to him into the Ark (Genesis 8:6-9 ffb).”
Interesting of note is that the raven is an unclean bird (Leviticus 11:15) meaning that it survives off the carcasses of other animals yet it did not return inside the ark. This can be seen as further proof that the flood was specific to a particular region and not worldwide because the raven still exists today meaning that it survived the ordeal after being released by Noah. Think about it — where did the raven get its food? Sure, dead animals can float but I say this only to give you something to think about. Matthew Henry’s Commentary says; “The dove is an emblem of a gracious soul, which finding no rest for its foot, no solid peace or satisfaction in this world, this deluged defiling world, returns to Christ as to its ark, as to its Noah. The carnal heart, like the raven, takes up with the world, and feeds on the carrions it finds there.” The olive-branch, which is an emblem of peace, was brought by the humble dove and notice how the Bible clearly says that Noah brought [accepted] her to him?
“He then waited seven days longer, and again sent out the dove from the Ark. And the dove returning at dusk, carried in her mouth an olive-leaf which had been broken off. So Noah then knew that the waters were off the earth. Waiting yet another seven days, he sent the dove out again, and it did not return to him. At the end of his six hundred and first year, on the first day of the month, the waters dried from off the earth. Noah then loosened the hatches of the Ark, and looking out, perceived that the surface of the ground was dry. And in the second month, on the twenty-seventh day of the month, the earth was dry (Genesis 8:10-14 ffb).”
It should also be noticed that Noah observed a type of Sabbath by releasing a dove every “seven days.” Indeed, Jesus’ fingerprints are all over these verses but I venture to say that only the serious Bible student will pick up on it. In order for us to be like ‘faithful Noah’ we will need to pay attention to what he does as soon as his feet touch dry ground so that we might be able to do the same when we’re called. The next few passages of scripture deal with Noah’s seed “replenishing” the earth, and we’ve already covered in Trees and Stars In The Garden of Yahweh that the word ‘replenish’ is to reestablish or rebuild something that had obviously previously existed. The following actions on the part of Noah and his family lead right up to the Noahic Covenant which is still very important to us as Christians.
Enjoy! All comments welcome.
Why do the forgotten books of Eden mention Cain and Abel had sisters/Adam and Eve daughters?
5 And God looked at His maid-servant Eve, and delivered her, and she brought forth her first-born son, and with him a daughter.
6 Then Adam rejoiced at Eve’s deliverance, and also over the children she had borne him. And Adam ministered unto Eve in the cave, until the end of eight days; when they named the son Cain, and the daughter Luluwa.
7 The meaning of Cain is “hater,” because he hated his sister in their mother’s womb; ere they came out of it. Therefore did Adam name him Cain.
8 But Luluwa means “beautiful,” because she was more beautiful than her mother.
11 When the days of nursing the children were ended, Eve again conceived, and when her days were accomplished she brought forth another son and daughter; and they named the son Abel, and the daughter Aklia.
http://www.sacred-texts.com/bib/fbe/fbe080.htm – The First Book of Adam and Eve
And the Book of Jubilees –
IV. And in the third week in the second jubilee
she gave birth to Cain, and in the fourth she gave birth
to Abel, and in the fifth she gave birth to her daughter
51:3 i.e. “iniquity” (Heb. ’āwen). Another daughter, ’Azûrâ (= “well guarded”), was born later. Cain married ’Âwân and Seth ’Azûrâ. There is great divergence as to these names in later writers . According to Pirḳe de R. Eliezer, Cain’s wife was his twin-sister (xxi.).
http://www.sacred-texts.com/bib/jub/jub16.htm – The Book of Jubilees
Where did this originate, that Adam and Eve had daughters and Cain and Abel sisters?
Where is the origin of this?
I mean,we disregard that Cain and Abel had sisters as non-Scriptural? Why are these Characters in the forgotten books of Eden and the book of Jubilees?
Noah’s Flood: Flesh or Beast?
Noah’s Flood: Flesh or Beast? (Complete Version) covers Genesis 6 through 9 and proves that “two of all flesh” were aboard the ark. Pastor Visser uses only the Authorized King James Version and Ferrar Fenton Bibles to support the claim that Noah’s flood was not worldwide but merely sent to destroy the mixing Nephilim (or Grigori) from the face of a specific geographic area.
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