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Noah's flood from start to finish

Chapter six of Genesis is without a doubt the most astounding attempt by Satan to prevent the "One who will bruise his head", the Messiah prophesied in Gen 3:15, from being born. But that is not what is commonly taught in main stream Christianity. Most churches teach that everyone on earth was wicked and evil except Noah and his family whom God saved through the flood because of their moral perfection. Is that what really happened?

Once again, in order to arrive at the truth, we will lay aside the traditional teachings of man and simply read with understanding, rightly dividing the Word of God. As always, each individual is and should be, free to agree or disagree with that which is taught. But a mature Christian does so by proving (documenting) his or her beliefs from the Word of God, not from what man might say, not from church doctrines, nor traditions, nor catechisms, nor quarterlies handed down from the church hierarchy.

However, one thing is for certain. If you do not understand what happened in chapter six of Genesis, that caused our Father to bring about the Flood of Noah, you will not understand what is about to take place in our generation in the very near future. It makes no difference that I told you, but it is Christ who said so!

Jesus Christ, as He sat upon the Mount of Olives, was asked the following question by his disciples in Matthew 24:3:

Matthew 24:3
... Tell us, when shall these things be? and what shall be the sign of thy coming, and of the end of the world?
They wanted to know the same thing people ask today, "What will it be like before Jesus returns"? The funny thing is, that question has been answered in detail by Jesus Himself in Matthew 24 and Mark 13, and is available for anyone who really cares to know. But you may have to do some homework.

For instance, Christ said in this same chapter of Matthew that when you see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, standing in the holy place where he ought not, then time is really short. So we'd better know and understand the Book of Daniel. Christ also said that it would be just like it was in the days of Noe (Greek for Noah) before He returns.

Do you know what it was like in the days of Noah?
Matthew 24:37
But as the days of Noe were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.
What in the world was going on then?
[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,
Who was doing these things, drinking, marrying, etc.? We're about to find out!
[39] And knew not until the flood came, and took them all away; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.
There is another flood coming soon. No, it is not of water, for God promised that wouldn't happen again. This flood will be a flood of lies (deception) that is cast out of the mouth of that same serpent, Satan, who was present in garden spewing forth his lies. He's coming soon to deceive the whole world (Rev 12:7-9). And guess what? We of the final generation get to face the serpent "head on" as did Adam and Eve. The problem is that most people are not mentally nor spiritually prepared to stand against the supernatural, an archangel like Satan. Unless one is fully dressed with the gospel armor described in Ephesians 6, the fiery darts of Satan will easily pierce their "unsealed" minds.
Rev. 12:15
And the serpent cast out of his mouth water as a flood after the woman, that he might cause her to be carried away of the flood.
Note: What does a person cast out of their mouth?  If  this verse is talking about water all it would be is spit. That wouldn't flood much of anything. No, this is a flood of lies cast from Satan's mouth!

Will you be swallowed up and carried away of this flood?
There's no need to be. Get on board the ark of His covenant of these last days.


Editor's Note: This is only my speculation but, I do not believe the Noah's flood was worldwide. I believe it only covered the middle east where the angels mated with eighth day man, or should I say the man that was formed as described in chapter two, i.e. the Adamic people who Christ was to be born through. What I'm saying is, I don't believe the races were aboard the ark. I believe they were in another part of the earth. I don't believe God had any reason to destroy thousands of years of 6th day man's replenishing of the earth, as God had told him to do since Satan's goal was to disrupt the seed line of eighth day Adam who lived only in the middle east. Why, I ask myself, would God want to destroy the races?

I believe the confusion is in the translation;
The Hebrew words "ad-aw-maw" and eh'-rets are translated "land" more often then "earth" through out much of the Bible. How do you think they should have been translated in chapter 4 verse 14 in Genesis?

Scripture:   Genesis 4:14  Behold, thou hast driven me out this day from the face of the earth (H127); and from thy face shall I be hid; and I shall be a fugitive and a vagabond in the earth (H776, should this have been translated land, not earth?) ; and it shall come to pass, that every one that findeth me shall slay me.

Let's look closely at the King James translation:
......, thou hast driven me out this day from the face of the earth;
................; and I shall be a fugitive and a vagabond in the earth: 

It sure reads funny the way it's translated with earth at both places doesn't it?

Two different Hebrew words, but both translated earth in the King James Bible.

Strong's Concordance
Gen 4:14  Behold, thou hast driven me out, this day from, the face of the earth;H127 and from thy face, shall I be hid; and I shall be a fugitive and a vagabond in the earth;H776 or (land) and it shall come to pass, that every one that findeth me shall slay me.

earth  H127
אדמה
'a?da?ma?h
ad-aw-maw'
From H119; soil (from its general redness): - country, earth, ground, husband [-man] (-ry), land.

earth  H776
ארץ
'erets
eh'-rets
From an unused root probably meaning to be firm; the earth (at large, or partitively a land): -  X common, country, earth, field, ground, land, X nations, way, + wilderness, world.

H127 ad-aw-maw' was translated earth over 30 times and land over 100 times in the King James Version of the Bible.
H776 eh'-rets was translated land over 1300 times and earth over 700 times in the King James Version of the Bible.

If ad-aw-maw' had been translated land in Genesis 4:14 and eh'-rets had been translated earth as in many parts of the Bible it would read like this: Behold, thou hast driven me out this day from the face of the land; and from thy face shall I be hid; and I shall be a fugitive and a vagabond in the earth; and it shall come to pass, that every one that findeth me shall slay me.

If eh'-rets had been translated land in Genesis 4:14 and ad-aw-maw' had been translated earth as in many parts of the Bible it would read like this: Behold, thou hast driven me out this day from the face of the earth; and from thy face shall I be hid; and I shall be a fugitive and a vagabond in the land; and it shall come to pass, that every one that findeth me shall slay me.

Why do you suppose they translated it the way they did?
I suspect it is because the translators of the "King James Bible" had the same pre-conceived ideas about Noah’s flood as do most people today!

Scientists, and therefore the translators, know that when they examine the earth's crust, at some point in time there was a catastrophic world wide flood and being ignorant of the 1st earth age and Lucifer's Flood the translators tried to make Noah's Flood fit what they know happened on earth, but were ignorant of when or how it happened.

They are ignorant of Lucifer's flood; therefore think Noah's flood had to be universal!  If they had translated it "land" here they would also have had to translate it "land" in Genesis chapters 6 and 7. But since they were convinced that the flood was universal they had a problem using the word "land" in Genesis.

One thing is for sure; ad-aw-maw' and eh'-rets should not both have been translated earth in Genesis 4:14. In the original Hebrew two different words were used and in this verse   have two different meanings.

Now, having said all that let’s get back to our Genesis study and  look at some translations in Genesis 6 and 7 where Noah’s flood is talked about.

Now let's check out Genesis chapter six.
Genesis 6:1
And it came to pass, when men began to multiply on the face of the earth (אדמה Hebrew127), and daughters were born unto them,
The translators of the 1611 King James did a marvelous job in bringing forth our Father's Word to the English speaking people. But they admonished us in their preface, the Letter to the Reader, to return to the original "wells", the Hebrew, Greek and Chaldean languages, and check out their work. When we do so in this verse we find that the word "men" is singular with the article and should be translated "the man Adam". If you have a Companion Bible it will document it for you.

It was to them (Adam and Eve) that daughters were born. This is important as we will see.

[2] That the sons of God saw the daughters of men that they were fair; and they took them wives of all which they chose.
Ah ha! Do you remember verse 38 of Matthew 24 that we read a few paragraphs ago? Let's review it:
Mat. 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,
So it was the sons of God who were marrying the daughters of Adam ('eth ha adham)! Who were these sons of God? They were angels, we/us, while still in our celestial bodies,  part of the host of heaven, supposed to be waiting our turn to be born of woman into this 2nd earth age of flesh and blood.

Remember from our previous studies, that woman, a man with a womb, exists only in this flesh age. Birth from the womb is the natural means created by our Father whereby all of the host of heaven (sons of God) would pass through this earth age, born innocent, with no prior knowledge of the evil of the "world that then was" (2 Pet 3).

And so it is that all of the heavenly host are referred to as sons of God. They do not procreate for our Father created them all. Do you recall that the religious leaders, those who should have known this, came to Jesus and asked him whose wife the woman who had seven husbands would be in the resurrection?

Mark 12:23-25
In the resurrection therefore, when they shall rise, whose wife shall she be of them? for the seven had her to wife. [24] And Jesus answering said unto them, Do ye not therefore err, because ye know not the scriptures, neither the power of God?
These religious leaders of the people were ignorant of God's Word. And so you see, not much has changed in 2,000 years, has it? The ignorance continues for there is nothing new under the sun!
[25] For when they shall rise from the dead, they neither marry, nor are given in marriage; but are as the angels which are in heaven.
The angels, the sons of God, are all of the same gender, or more correctly we should say, that without woman there is no gender.

I can just hear it now. The "flesh man" suddenly tells the "inner man" to shut up a minute and yells, "What? Do you mean there's no sex in heaven? I know the song says 'In heaven there ain't no beer' but this is going a little too far! (he begins to doubt whether he really wants to go)". Relax, calm down! As it is also written, the flesh mind cannot even begin to imagine the wonderful things God has in store for us. Trust Him. (And by the way, just wait until you step into your spiritual body. From all that I've read it is simply orgasmic.)

Hello! Can you come back to the Bible Study now, please?

We were discussing the sons of God, angelic beings, who were taking to wife the daughters of Adam. Wait a minute! You just said there's no sex in heaven. And that is correct, Christ said so. But these angels left heaven, their place of dwelling, and came to this earth without being born of woman. That was a direct violation of God's decree that all should pass through the womb (Heb 9:27), the penalty of which is the second death. Jude documents that these angels left heaven.

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.
Here is a recap what was happening before the Flood:

Satan knew it would be through Adam ('eth ha adham, the individual man) and Eve and their offspring, of pure pedigree, that the Messiah would be born. And he continues to try to prevent that from happening throughout the Bible, right up to shortly after Christ's birth. Remember Herod killed all the male children from ages two and under to try to prevent this occurrence.

So Satan sent his angels, the same ones who will be cast out with him when he comes as the false messiah (Rev 12:7-9), to infiltrate the daughters of Adam and corrupt the "seed" once again by seducing them, i.e. taking them to wife.  We will soon document, without even a shadow of a doubt, i.e. conclusively, that Noah and his sons and their wives (all 8 people) were the ONLY Adamic people left in the land that had not corrupted themselves. They were perfect in their generations, their genealogy, i.e. they had a perfect pedigree.

Note: Above, I said, "Adamic people", as per Adam and Eve from Genesis chapter 2, not the races from Genesis chapter 1.

It was for the purpose of destroying the giants that our Father caused Noah's Great Deluge.

Gen. 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.
The word "man" used here, as well as throughout this narrative, is "the individual man Adam". It is his days that shall "yet" be an 120 years. So this fixes the date. Adam lived 930 years - 120 years to go = 810 or 3194 B.C. (Pretty cool, eh?)
[4] There were giants in the earth ('eretsHebrew776land) 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.
The union of the angelic body with the flesh body produced hybrids, i.e. giants. This word "giants" in Hebrew is nephiliyl or nephilium and comes from the word naphal which means to fall or fallen. It was the fallen angels referred to in Jude that produced these giants.

The phrase "and also after that" means "and also after the days of Noah". In other words, there was another influx of these giants after the Flood of Noah. We read about them when Joshua sent the scouts across the river Jordan and they returned with the report, "There are giants over there". God ordered Israel to destroy every last one of them, including the babies.

These "mighty men", men of renown, are called gibor, which also means giants. If this is new to you, don't be bewildered by all this. There is ample evidence not only in history (look up rephaim) that giants once roamed the earth, but there is still physical evidence extant. Grab an encyclopedia and begin reading about Easter Island and the shores of Bashan.  And by the way, Goliath, whom David slew, was last of these giants that we read about. He was 13 feet tall, one big dude! Did you know Goliath had a brother?

I hope you're enjoying this Book of Genesis. It is remarkably fascinating! And the real beauty of it is that if you can understand how it was in the beginning, the rest of God's Word will flow with simplicity.

Yes, there were giants in the land in those days (Gen 6:4), both before and after the flood. God's Word is true and it's history sure. Hopefully by now you have checked out some of the physical evidences of the existence of giants, like Easter Island and Bashan. If you haven't, make it a priority to do so, else how can you speak boldly and authoritatively to the unlearned or the scoffer who laughs at such "utter nonsense".  They are quicker to believe the Encyclopedia Britannica than the Word of God!

We were discussing the sons of God, the "fallen angels", who left their first estate (Jude 6), i.e. their place in heaven, came to earth and married (seduced) the daughters of Adam. That intermarrying between angel and flesh woman produced hybrids, giants, mighty men, men of renown (Gen 6:4).

Our Father would soon bring about the Great Deluge (Noah's Flood) to rid the earth of these giants and their perversion. As for those sons of God who did this, "they are history", "archive material", "clean out your locker", i.e. finished, as in going to perish at judgment. Both Jude and Peter document it.

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.

2 Peter 2:4-5
For if God spared not the angels that sinned, but cast them down to hell, and delivered them into chains of darkness, to be reserved unto judgment;

[5] And spared not the old world, but saved Noah the eighth person, a preacher of righteousness, bringing in the flood upon the world of the ungodly;

You can now determine what Noah was preaching.

Let's continue in this fascinating Book of Genesis with chapter 6, verse 5:

Genesis 6:5
And GOD saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth ('eretsHebrew776land), and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually.
How is that people could become so lewd (wicked) and morally depraved? It was because they were under the influence of supernatural beings, the sons of God, the fallen angels, whose offspring we just read in verse 4 were men of renown, i.e. superstars. Look around in today's society and see how willing people are to be influenced by almost anyone of "super", renown status, like famous Hollywood actors and actresses, and even country and rock stars.

It should not be difficult for anyone to understand how Satan and these same fallen angels will once again be able to deceive the whole world when they are cast out of heaven unto the earth (Rev. 12:7-9), disguised as angels of light.

That is why Paul wrote in 1 Cor. 11:10 concerning the veil, i.e. the Holy Spirit or Christ, that women should be "covered" with. It is because of these angels!

1 Cor. 11:10
For this cause ought the woman to have power on her head because of the angels.
Note: Paul did not mean a female flesh and blood woman here when he said woman (he meant the church, i.e. the bride of Christ)

Did we not begin  this chapter six by quoting the words of Jesus that "as it was in the days of Noah, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be?"
These angels are coming again. Perhaps we should read it once more for emphasis:
Matthew 24:37
But as the days of Noe were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.
And just exactly what was going on before the flood?
[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,
Oh, the angels, we, some of us sons of God, were marrying (seducing) women, the daughters of Adam, while still in our celestial bodies, without waiting our turn to be born of woman, into this flesh and blood age, for our Father created us all, with celestial bodies in the beginning, many, many years prior to this 2nd earth age.

Jesus Christ said it is going to happen again! It is also documented in Revelation 12:9.

Rev. 12:9
And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.
They're coming soon! And guess what? As with the rest of God's Word, it doesn't matter whether you believe it not. It will happen again, just as Christ said it will. Are you "covered"?

Isn't it amazing how Christianity has become so much like "Outcome Based Education". It seems that it doesn't matter whether or not you understand the Word of God, just so long as you "feel good" about your relationship with Him. And you can get that feeling by attending church once a week, dumping a few bucks in the plate as it's passed before your face in the "sight of men", and by participating in a few fund raising and charity events. The preacher then tells you you're doing "good", and so you feel that way.

You trust your preacher, don't you?

Then, to provide you with the "feeling" of security, you are told that you don't have to understand the books of Daniel and Revelation, because you are not going to be here when those events transpire anyway. Why? They say you are going to "fly up into the sky", "up, up and away", raptured out of here by Jesus Christ while the rest of us sinners suffer horrible consequences below.

Sorry! That's a bunch of "bull" and it is not scriptural. If that's your Christianity, then Satan and his buddies will have you in the sack with one little sweet whisper in your ear. It is called the "great apostasy". Hello! Time to wake up to reality and stop listening to stories about apples and snakes and fly-away theories! "Feeling good" isn't going to make it in this, the final generation. You better have on the gospel armor of God (Eph 6) and be ready to take a stand, or you'll be unclad, naked, whereby you can be laid down and seduced! The choice is yours.

Gen. 6:6 And it repented the LORD that He had made man on the earth eretsHebrew776land), and it grieved him at his heart.
Our Father was very disappointed with what was happening. It was a total disruption of His natural plan for flesh man, and He determined to put a stop to it. He can do that you know!
[7] And the LORD said, I will destroy man whom I have created from the face of the earth(אדמה Hebrew127); both man, and beast, and the creeping thing, and the fowls of the air; for it repenteth me that I have made them.
This statement is obviously figurative, proven by the fact that the LORD does not intend to destroy at least Noah, his family and all those aboard the ark. Right?  It is the figure of speech Synecdoche whereby the whole is put for a part. We will discuss this in more detail later.
[8] But Noah found grace in the eyes of the LORD.
Why did Noah find grace in the eyes of the LORD?  Well, for one thing he told those fallen angels, the nephylium to "go pound sand"!  He would have nothing to do with the fallen angels and he obviously taught his children and their wives to keep away from them also.

How do we know? Because the next verse conclusively documents it!

[9] These are the generations of Noah: Noah was a just man and perfect in his generations, and Noah walked with God.
The Hebrew word for "generations" is towledah, which means "family history". So here is Noah's family history.

Verse 9 says that Noah was PERFECT in his family history, his generations, his family tree, his pedigree, from the individual man 'eth ha adham (singular) and his help meet Eve, who were formed after God's day of rest, as recorded in Genesis 2:7, not chapter 1, that was the creation of mankind, the races adham (plural) as recorded in Genesis 1:27.   . You MUST understand this word "perfect". The Hebrew word is Tamin, and it means without spot or blemish, and is the technical word for bodily and physical perfection, NOT MORAL. It is used of animals of sacrificial purity, i.e. they were to pick a "perfect" sacrificial lamb, one without spot or blemish, tamin.

Note: Of course Noah was not "morally perfect", for there has only ever been One. You will find out later that one of the first things Noah did after that ark landed was to plant a vineyard, crush those grapes, rack some wine, and get drunk on his hiney! (I am in no way taking away from this Patriarchal man of God. I suppose this could have been the result of shoveling tons of manure.)

Verse six then, does not speak of Noah's moral perfection, but that he and his family had preserved their pedigree and not corrupted themselves by intermarrying with the fallen angels. This also documents that all eight, i.e. Noah and his wife and his sons and their wives, were purebred Adamites.

Remember that this whole sordid affair was an attempt by Satan to destroy the "seed" of the woman through which Christ, the Messiah, would be born. How successful was his campaign? Well, there were only eight people, who were descendents of Adam and Eve, left on the face of the earth who could fulfill God's plan, i.e. through whom Christ could descend.

That's a pretty close call as man would view it!

Do you now "see" what caused the flood of Noah? Do you understand that our Father brought about the Flood of Noah in order to destroy the giants and the wickedness, the corruption, caused by the sons of God who left their first habitation (Jude 6) and came to earth, without being born of woman, to take the daughters of Adam to wife?

Good, then you won't be too surprised when we speculate that the Flood was not universal! (Satan's had no reason to have his loyal fallen angels marry any one from day six of creation; Satan's goal was to make the pedigree of Adam and Eve impure, so as to destroy their pure blood line leading to the birth of Jesus Christ.)

We already documented that Noah and his family had not been influenced by the prevailing fallen angels, who had succeeded in seducing the rest of Adam ('eth ha adham and Eve's descendents). Giants, hybrids produced by the union of the sons of God (angels), with Adam's daughters, roamed that region. Our Father would now have to put a stop to this perversion of His plan.

[10] And Noah begat three sons, Shem, Ham, and Japheth.
The three sons of Noah, whenever they are listed together, are named in inverted order with Shem, the youngest, named first. As is other cases, the youngest was chosen for the blessing, and so it would be through Shem that Christ would come. Japheth was the eldest.
[11] The earth ('eretsHebrew776land) also was corrupt before God, and the earth ('eretsHebrew776land) was filled with violence.
The word "violence" means "wrong or unrighteous". They weren't killing each other, they were drinking and marrying and giving in marriage. Jesus Christ said so in Mat. 24. The land was filled with unrighteousness, i.e. perversion.
[12] And God looked upon the earth('eretsHebrew776land), and, behold, it was corrupt; for all flesh had corrupted his way upon the earth('eretsHebrew776land).
The natural way of bringing forth the children of God through "flesh man" and "flesh woman" was now corrupted.
[13] And God said unto Noah, The end of all flesh is come before me; for the earth('eretsHebrew776land) is filled with violence through them; and, behold, I will destroy them with the earth('eretsHebrew776land).
Our Father now "foretells His servants", as He always does, what is going to happen next. He is now going to eradicate the mess in this land, and every living thing in it.  The phrase, "I will destroy them 'with' the earth", should read, "from" the earth.

So God tells Noah to go build a big boat and He gives him the blue prints complete with measurements and a materials list. This was necessary because there were no Home Depots in those days.

[14] Make thee an ark of gopher wood; rooms shalt thou make in the ark, and shalt pitch it within and without with pitch.
"Pitch it" means to "coat it" and comes from the Hebrew word kapher, which means to cover. It is the only word for "atonement" in the Old Testament and lets us know that only "atonement" can protect us from the waters of judgment.

"With pitch" is the Hebrew kopher, meaning "resin" and not "bitumen", which is zepheth.

[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.
A cubit is a measure of distance from the elbow to the tip of the fingers, i.e. forearm, and is approximately 17.5 inches in length. However, the sacred cubit was closer to 25 inches.
[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.
It is remarkable that there were three levels built into the ark, just as there are three levels of understanding built into God's Word. The Bible is written to all, but one must have eyes to see and ears to hear in order to understand that which is written on the third level, for it is not given to everyone to "see" (Mat. 13:10-11).

You would have to be on the third level in the ark to be able to "see" out over the waters. (or should we say the third level of understanding will be necessary to see over the flood of lies Satan, the false Christ, and his loyal fallen angel buddies will be spewing on us shortly)  

[17] And, behold, I, even I, do bring a flood of waters upon the earth('eretsHebrew776land), to destroy all flesh, wherein is the breath of life, from under heaven; and every thing that is in the earth('eretsHebrew776land) shall die.
If you look up any word in a Strong's concordance, you really need to look up the word eretz, which the translators usually render "land" throughout the Bible, except in chapters 1-11 in Genesis where they use "earth". This makes an awkward saying in Gen 4:14 where Cain was driven from the "earth" to the "earth", when actually he was driven from the "land" where he was to the "land" of Nod.

For your information:
Earth, Land. Which is it?

Gen 4:14  Behold,2005 thou hast driven me out1644, (853) this day3117 from4480, 5921 the face 6440 of the earth;127 and from thy face 4480, 6440 shall I be hid;5641 and I shall be1961 a fugitive5128 and a vagabond 5110 in the earth;776 and it shall come to pass,1961 that every one 3605 that findeth 4672 me shall slay2026 me.

It sure isn't as translated in the King James version of the Bible; Cain wasn't driven out from the face of the earth to be a vagabond in the earth! אדמה and 'erets 2 different Hebrew words.

H127
אדמה
'a?da?ma?h
ad-aw-maw'
From H119; soil(from its general redness): - country, earth, ground, husband [-man] (-ry), land.

H776
ארץ
'erets
eh'-rets
From an unused root probably meaning to be firm; the earth (at large, or partitively a land): -  X common, country, earth, field, ground, land, X nations, way, + wilderness, world.

Based on what we just learned let's study the flood account in chapters 6 and 7 of Genesis substituting the english word land for earth everywhere 776 'erets was the Hebrew word used in the original manuscripts. Just like it is translated LAND throughout the rest of the Bible. Remember our previous discussion about the effect of preconceived ideas as to what the translators thought God meant to say!   The King James translation, or any other translation, of the original Hebrew text has some words which were given different translations at different places probably because of the interpreters preconceived ideas of what they think God meant to say.



And here again we see the figure of speech Synedoche in the term "all flesh", put here to mean every kind of being. A Synedoche is where the whole is put for the part.

Another example of a Synedoche would be Luke 2:1:

Luke 2:1
And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus, that all the world should be taxed.
"All the world" didn't include Australia and North America, but a "part of the whole", i.e. the Roman Empire.

And so "all flesh" won't die. At the least, Noah and his family and all aboard the ark would be spared.

Gen. 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 sons' wives with thee.
Have you come into His "ark" in these last days? There is another flood coming soon whereby you will need to be "pitched" with the gospel armor, i.e. "sealed" with the Word of God, in order to stay afloat. That flood is the flood of Satan's lies spewing forth from his mouth and the mouths of his angels (whom we've been reading of), when they are cast to this earth in Rev. 12:7-9.
Rev. 12:9
And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.
It will be as it was in the days of Noah! Hello! Those sons of God, Satan's angels, will be here soon, with Satan who will be playing the role of Christ.
Rev. 12:15
And the serpent cast out of his mouth water as a flood after the woman, that he might cause her to be carried away of the flood.
Don't be swallowed up by this flood. Our Father's ark is loading now. Don't wait 'till the door is shut.
[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.
Notice carefully that this verse does NOT say bring two of all the "animals". It says to bring two of all "flesh".
Genesis 6:3
And the LORD said, My spirit shall not always strive with man, for that he also is flesh: ...
If you believe that the flood was universal, i.e. encompassed all the earth, then the races could have been preserved aboard the ark and brought in along with "all flesh".
Gen. 6:20 Of fowls after their kind, and of cattle after their kind, of every creeping thing of the earth(אדמה Hebrew127) after his kind, two of every sort shall come unto thee, to keep them alive.
Do you remember back in chapter two of Genesis that there was another set of animals created after "the Adam" was formed? They were the domestic animals, including the farm animals that would be necessary to help the "man who would till the ground", Adam.

It is Adam's land, his region of the world, his eretz or country, that the fallen angels have come to intermarry with his daughters. It is this area where the domestic animals would have been.

It would therefore be logical that it was only the domestic animals that Noah took aboard the ark. The farm animals would have become extinct had Noah not preserved them, for they were in that area, created on the eighth day, after Adam, to help him till the ground.

[21] And take thou unto thee of all food that is eaten, and thou shalt gather it to thee; and it shall be for food for thee, and for them.

[22] Thus did Noah; according to all that God commanded him, so did he.

If all God's children listened to their Father as did Noah, we wouldn't need this flesh earth age, would we?

So, was the Flood of Noah universal, i.e. worldwide? I realize many are shocked at the suggestion that it wasn't worldwide, but as you can see it wouldn't have been necessary in order to destroy the giants and the perversion they had caused in the region where the Adamites were located. Go back and re-read the entire account translating "earth", i.e. eretz, as land or country.

Then, if you still subscribe to the universality of the Flood, you have more explaining to do. You must reconcile the Flood with the histories of China and Egypt and explain how it is that Egyptian chronology shows an uninterrupted succession of Dynasties from at least 3001 B.C.  Then too, there is not enough moisture and water available to cover all the mountains by fifteen cubits (Gen. 7:20) given that some of the mountains are 6 miles high.  That means that Egypt and all the land would have been covered with six miles of water. There is so much more, but I'm sure you get the point.

One last FACT. If you turn to 1 Chronicles 2:55 you will read that the sons of Cain (Kenites) affixed themselves to the 12 tribes of Israel, whose genealogies are listed beginning in verse 1.

1 Chron. 2:55
And the families of the scribes which dwelt at Jabez; the Tirathites, the Shimeathites, and Suchathites. These are the Kenites that came of Hemath, the father of the house of Rechab.
If you are not familiar with the word "kenite" then look it up in Strong's concordance or the World Book Encyclopedia Dictionary. It means progeny, or offspring of Cain.

Do you understand what this means? The descendent's of Cain, who was Satan's son, from his sexual encounter with Eve in the "Garden of Eden", are alive and well many, many years following the Flood of Noah. They were present when Christ walked the earth (John 8:44) and they are present this very day. That means they survived the Great Deluge, as did all the other races. Go back and re-read Genesis chapter 3 in this study.

And so it is for this and many other reasons, especially the understanding of what caused the Flood, that this teacher does not believe that the Great Deluge covered Babylon and the land of Nod, nor Egypt, but only that portion of perhaps Central Asia, around the Tarim Basin, where some scholars place the garden of Eden and the origin of the Adamic race (Read "Tracing Our Ancestors" by Frederick Haberman for more details).

In any event, however universal you may believe the flood to be, it is imperative that you understand what transpired PRIOR to that Flood, because as it was in the beginning, so shall it be in the end. We live in the most exciting time period in the history of mankind, for it is this generation, the generation of the fig tree, that will see the events foretold by Christ in Matthew 24 and Mark 13. And guess what? We will face the supernatural, i.e. Satan and his angels, as did Adam and Eve and their offspring before the Flood.

Are you "covered"?

Let's pause for a moment of reflection and try to imagine what it was like for Noah, whose name means "rest".  Our Father has given him the plans and told him to go out and build this humongous boat in the backyard, which is not exactly a weekend project, so there won't be any "rest" for awhile, anyway.

Now we know from 2 Peter 2:5 that Noah was a preacher of righteousness, and by putting two and two together (that's a figure of speech and has nothing to do with how the animals were assembled for the ark) we know what he was preaching and warning about. Noah was preaching against getting involved with the sons of God, the fallen angels! Keep away from them! Keep away from Satan and his own! But ultimately only he and his family would remain pure and uncorrupted by these supernatural charmers.

So not only wasn't anyone heeding Noah's warnings, but you can be sure they had him labeled as a "far right wing religious extremist". And now he starts to build this floating stadium to house the broncos, the cardinals, the bulls and the eagles and adds the flash flood warning to his sermons. I'm sure this went over really big and as a result brought forth the best scoffers of the day!

The point is that Noah and his family stood alone in the land against tremendous pressure and ridicule and yet were willing to take a stand against the "fiery darts", against this same locust army that we will face in this generation, the final generation, the generation of the fig tree, yes, the "Baby Boomer" generation.

Twice for emphasis, once in Gen. 6:22 and again in Gen 7:5, our Father had Moses record, "And Noah did all that the Lord commanded him". What an example he was for us. What a tremendous servant of God!  I can't wait to meet him someday!

We begin now with chapter seven of Genesis, which flows rather smoothly.

Genesis 7:1
And the LORD said unto Noah, Come thou and all thy house into the ark; for thee have I seen righteous before me in this generation.
Noah and his family have come under the divine protection of our Father and are invited aboard His ark. The invitation is still open today for the ark of the end time.
[2] Of every clean beast thou shalt take to thee by sevens, the male and his female: and of beasts that are not clean by two, the male and his female.
The reason for seven of the "clean" animals is that only "clean" animals could be used for sacrifice. For those who may not yet know, a "clean" animal isn't one that has had a bath, but rather is one that our Father created that could be eaten as food. "Unclean" animals are not to be eaten and are like putting kerosene in you car's gas tank. Read Leviticus chapter 11 for details and a list. Nothing has changed today in this regard. (That ought to get me some e-mail.)
[3] Of fowls also of the air by sevens, the male and the female; to keep seed alive upon the face of all the earth('eretsHebrew776land).
[4] For yet seven days, and I will cause it to rain upon the earth('eretsHebrew776land) forty days and forty nights; and every living substance that I have made will I destroy from off the face of the earth (אדמהHebrew127).
The number seven denotes "spiritual perfection", while the number 40 signifies "testing" or "probation".  All these folks in Noah's day were put on probation.

Did you know that 1 out every 5 verses in the Bible contains at least one number? Did you know that numbers in scripture have spiritual significance? They help us to partake of that "hidden manna", giving us a deeper level of understanding. For instance: each time the number 40 is used throughout the Bible it denotes probation or testing. It rained 40 days and 40 nights at the time of the flood. Israel wandered in the wilderness 40 years. Moses was on the mountain 40 days. Christ was tempted of Satan 40 days in the wilderness, etc. Here are a few other numbers and their meanings:

5 = Grace
6 = Man
7 = Spiritual Perfection
8 = New Beginnings
10 = Law or Ordinal Perfection as in the 10 commandments
12 = Governmental Perfection as in 12 tribes, 12 apostles, etc.
If you are fortunate to have a Companion Bible, appendix 10 will explain the significance of numbers in more detail. Additionally, we have several good resources available on Biblical numerics.
[5] And Noah did according unto all that the LORD commanded him.
And he didn't whine and moan and complain. He probably had sign hanging in his workshop that said "Just Do It".
[6] And Noah was six hundred years old when the flood of waters was upon the earth('eretsHebrew776land).
600 is the number connected with warfare. Pharaoh pursued Israel with 600 chariots, etc., etc.
[7] And Noah went in, and his sons, and his wife, and his sons' wives with him, into the ark, because of the waters of the flood.
[8] Of clean beasts, and of beasts that are not clean, and of fowls, and of every thing that creepeth upon the earth(Hebrew127),
[9] There went in two and two unto Noah into the ark, the male and the female, as God had commanded Noah.
[10] And it came to pass after seven days, that the waters of the flood were upon the earth('eretsHebrew776land).
One week, then judgment began.
[11] In the six hundredth year of Noah's life, in the second month, the seventeenth day of the month, the same day were all the fountains of the great deep broken up, and the windows of heaven were opened.
This fixes the exact date of the Flood, beginning the solar year 2348 B.C. It was Noah's 600th year and Methuselah died at age 969 in the first month of this flood year.

Here in verse 11 we see the earth opening up and bringing forth the flood.  In Rev. 12:16 we see the earth opening up and swallowing the flood (the lies of Satan).

[12] And the rain was upon the earth forty days and forty nights.

[13] In the selfsame day entered Noah, and Shem, and Ham, and Japheth, the sons of Noah, and Noah's wife, and the three wives of his sons with them, into the ark;

[14] They, and every beast after his kind, and all the cattle after their kind, and every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth('eretsHebrew776land) after his kind, and every fowl after his kind, every bird of every sort.

We suggested earlier that these were the domestic and farm animals that existed only with the Adamic people in the region, land, eretz, where they lived.
[15] And they went in unto Noah into the ark, two and two of all flesh, wherein is the breath of life.
Remember in Gen. 6:3 that man had also become flesh. One thing is for sure, all the races, including the sons of Cain (kenites) survived the Flood of Noah, whether they were aboard the ark or in other countries unaffected by the deluge.
[16] And they that went in, went in male and female of all flesh, as God had commanded him: and the LORD shut him in.
God Himself shut the door of the ark. Never can it be said that it was man who shut the door on them and wouldn't let them aboard the ark.  They will be without excuse at judgment.
[17] And the flood was forty days upon the earth('eretsHebrew776land); and the waters increased, and bare up the ark, and it was lift up above the earth('eretsHebrew776land).
What a sight that must have been!
[18] And the waters prevailed, and were increased greatly upon the earth('eretsHebrew776land); and the ark went upon the face of the waters.

[19] And the waters prevailed exceedingly upon the earth('eretsHebrew776land); and all the high hills, that were under the whole heaven, were covered.

[20] Fifteen cubits upward did the waters prevail; and the mountains were covered.

[21] And all flesh died that moved upon the earth('eretsHebrew776land), both of fowl, and of cattle, and of beast, and of every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth('eretsHebrew776land), and every man:

All of the remaining animals, birds, etc., including the giants and all of Adam's descendents died.
[22] All in whose nostrils was the breath of life, of all that was in the dry land, died.

[23] And every living substance was destroyed which was upon the face of the ground(אדמהHebrew127), both man, and cattle, and the creeping things, and the fowl of the heaven; and they were destroyed from the earth('eretsHebrew776land): and Noah only remained alive, and they that were with him in the ark.

The word "destroyed" literally means "blotted out".

And so the bloodline of Adam has been purged, purified by judgment. The adamic race through which the Messiah would come, now begins anew with it's eight remaining souls aboard the ark.  The number eight means "new beginnings". How appropriate.

[24] And the waters prevailed upon the earth('eretsHebrew776land) an hundred and fifty days.
150 days = 5 months.  As it was in the beginning, so shall it be in the end. The "flood" of lies soon to engulf those adrift in the sea of peoples in this generation, will also prevail 5 months.  We know that from Revelation chapter 9, for it is also called the locust army. And do you want to know something even more specific? The time of the swarming stage of locusts is from May to September! Look it up in the encyclopedia. It's 5 months!

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The Word of God is the most amazing and exciting book you'll ever read! After all, it is authored by the Creator of the Universe, our Father, who is amazing and exciting indeed!  For it is written that the feeble mind of flesh man cannot even begin to comprehend the things He has in store for those who love Him. If you're not already on His ark, it's now time to get aboard. It's by no means boring! It's an exciting ride!

Noah and his family have now been aboard the ark for 150 days. Little did he realize that someday his great, great... grandson would record words very similar to his current thoughts as he cleaned out another stall: Psalm 89:46 How long, LORD? wilt thou hide thyself for ever?..

I jest, but even if those thoughts did cross the mind of Noah (perhaps planted by the impatience of family members) this just servant of God always waited patiently and faithfully on the LORD.

Genesis 8:1
And God remembered Noah, and every living thing, and all the cattle that was with him in the ark: and God made a wind to pass over the earth, and the waters asswaged;
The Hebrew word for "wind" is ruach, and so we could once again say, as in Gen 1:2, that the Spirit of God moved upon the waters. Only this time the waters didn't instantly disappear, they slowly subsided or abated (asswaged). 
Note: After Lucifer's flood "they hasted away". Psa 104:7  At thy rebuke they fled; at the voice of thy thunder they hasted away. See pamphlet #1003

[2] The fountains also of the deep and the windows of heaven were stopped, and the rain from heaven was restrained;
Our Father has complete control over the forces of nature. When He speaks, not only does everyone listen, but everything listens!

The disciples witnessed God's control over the "forces" of nature first hand:

Luke 8:23-24
But as they sailed He fell asleep: and there came down a storm of wind on the lake; and they were filled with water, and were in jeopardy.
Ever had a few storms in your life, spiritual or otherwise?  Watch what happens when you call upon Christ for help as did the disciples:
[24] And they came to him, and awoke him, saying, Master, master, we perish. Then he arose, and rebuked the wind and the raging of the water: and they ceased, and there was a calm.
He has ALL POWER in both heaven and earth. It is His Word that produces "calm", which is to say tranquility, that inner peace of mind.  And this isn't religion, it is for REAL!
Gen. 8:3 And the waters returned from off the earth continually: and after the end of the hundred and fifty days the waters were abated.
Our Father determined (remember He controls nature) that a Five Month period was enough. In Rev. 9 He has determined the same period upon Satan's flood of lies to be enough too.
[4] And the ark rested in the seventh month, on the seventeenth day of the month, upon the mountains of Ararat.
This day of rest was a Sabbath Day. Imagine that! In fact ALL the Flood dates are Sabbaths except the one in the next verse. Remember, Noah's name means "rest" and so does the word Sabbath. It is Christ who gives us rest. He is our Sabbath.

The word "Ararat" is twice translated "Armenia", but it also means "high mountain". Modern day searchers of the Ark keep looking on the mountain in Turkey named Ararat. Perhaps they do err!

[5] And the waters decreased continually until the tenth month: in the tenth month, on the first day of the month, were the tops of the mountains seen.
This is about 6 months later.
[6] And it came to pass at the end of forty days, that Noah opened the window of the ark which he had made:
Here we see the number forty again, which means probation, trial, or testing. I'll bet that fresh air smelled good!
[7] And he sent forth a raven, which went forth to and fro, until the waters were dried up from off the earth.
According to Lev 11:15 the Raven is an "unclean" bird. Now, you've got to love the terminology used here to describe what it did. It went "to and fro". Isn't that just like that other "unclean fowl" we read about?
Job 1:7
And the LORD said unto Satan, Whence comest thou? Then Satan answered the LORD, and said, From going to and fro in the earth, and from walking up and down in it.
The unclean Raven probably found some dead floating carcass to munch on, because we don't read of his coming home to roost.
[Genesis 8:8] Also he sent forth a dove from him, to see if the waters were abated from off the face of the ground;
Now Noah sends forth a "clean" bird, a Dove, which represents peace and the Holy Spirit.
[9] But the dove found no rest for the sole of her foot, and she returned unto him into the ark, for the waters were on the face of the whole earth: then he put forth his hand, and took her, and pulled her in unto him into the ark.
You can just picture this beautiful, touching scene in your mind's eye as the dove returns to the ark to rest.  Noah extends his arm out the window and the gentle Dove lights upon his hand, and he pulls her slowly in unto him. He probably gave her a little birdie kiss on the cheek.

Contrast this with the blood sucking Raven out there on some floating body part.

[10] And he stayed yet other seven days; and again he sent forth the dove out of the ark;
On the next Sabbath day he again sent forth the dove.
[11] And the dove came in to him in the evening; and, lo, in her mouth was an olive leaf pluckt off: so Noah knew that the waters were abated from off the earth.
Look up the Hebrew word for "pluckt off". It  is taraph, which means "recently torn off, i.e. fresh". This is important because it shows that the olive leaf, or branch, was plucked off of a tree and not picked up off the ground or floating waters, for it takes a long time to grow an olive tree to the stature whereby a branch can be plucked from it.

This documents that God did not destroy the earth "tohu va bohu" at the time of Noah's Flood. It further documents that the destruction described in Jeremiah 4 does NOT pertain to this same flood, but rather to that of Gen. 1:2 and the judgment of the "world that then was" (2 Pet. 3).

[12] And he stayed yet other seven days; and sent forth the dove; which returned not again unto him any more.
She was probably carrying her fertile eggs at this time and rested to fulfill her destiny set forth in verse 17, to hatch a new colony.
[13] And it came to pass in the six hundredth and first year, in the first month, the first day of the month, the waters were dried up from off the earth: and Noah removed the covering of the ark, and looked, and, behold, the face of the ground was dry.
There are at least six major events that happened on the first day of the first month.
1.) The drying up of the waters we just read about. (Gen 8:13)
2.) The Tabernacle was set up by Moses. (Ex. 40:2)
3.) Hezekiah's sanctification of the Temple. (2 Chron. 29:17)
4.) The going up of Ezra. (Ezra 7:9)
5.) The giving up of strange wives. (Ezra 10:17)
6.) The offering up of a bullock in the future Temple. (Ezek. 45:18)

[14] And in the second month, on the seven and twentieth day of the month, was the earth dried.

This marks the completion of exactly one solar year from chapter 7:11 of the entry into the ark.

The Solar calendar is the only precise, exact calendar, and it always pertains to God's children. The lunar calendar is used when giving prophecy pertaining to Satan and the children of darkness (a bunch of lunies).

And so God gives Noah further instructions. It is interesting that we always hear the expression "He has the patience of Job". Hey, what about the patience of Noah?

[15] And God spake unto Noah, saying,
[16] Go forth of the ark, thou, and thy wife, and thy sons, and thy sons' wives with thee.

[17] Bring forth with thee every living thing that is with thee, of all flesh, both of fowl, and of cattle, and of every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth; that they may breed abundantly in the earth, and be fruitful, and multiply upon the earth.

[18] And Noah went forth, and his sons, and his wife, and his sons' wives with him:

Insert here verses 6:22 and 7:5, "And Noah did according unto all that the Lord commanded him".
[19] Every beast, every creeping thing, and every fowl, and whatsoever creepeth upon the earth, after their kinds, went forth out of the ark.

[20] And Noah builded an altar unto the LORD; and took of every clean beast, and of every clean fowl, and offered burnt offerings on the altar.

This is the first time in the Bible that an altar is mentioned, and of course that is one of the reasons seven of the clean animals were taken aboard the ark.
[21] And the LORD smelled a sweet savour; and the LORD said in his heart, I will not again curse the ground any more for man's sake; for the imagination of man's heart is evil from his youth; neither will I again smite any more every thing living, as I have done.
Our Father has now twice smitten the earth, the first being at the judgment of the first earth age (Gen 1:2).
[22] While the earth remaineth, seedtime and harvest, and cold and heat, and summer and winter, and day and night shall not cease.
Will man destroy the earth with his nuclear arsenals, causing a nuclear holocaust, a nuclear "winter"? He will not! This verse documents that not only won't our Father again smite the earth Himself, but He won't permit man to do it either. The seasons shall remain, as it is written.

There is so much we can learn from our Father's Word. Are the events in Genesis and the Old Testament important to us today? Are they even relative? Well, if you want to know what it will be like in these end times, you need to know what it was like in the beginning.

I leave you with the words of wisdom written to the wise by Paul:

1 Cor. 10:11
Now all these things happened unto them for ensamples: and they are written for our admonition, upon whom the ends of the world are come.

              
To study the Bible is the noblest of all pursuits; to understand it, the highest of all goals.  We pray that with the guidance of the Holy Spirit, you accomplish both.


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