The American Wisdom Series

God did not create every plant on earth to be eaten, such as poison ivy, etc.
anymore than He created all animal life to be eaten!
We Christians had better pay close attention to these instructions and take them seriously!

There are two "qualifiers" for the flesh that shall be eaten

Here is how it was explained to Noah!

The Great Deluge is finally over.

Noah and his family have come forth from the ark to begin their lives anew.

Genesis 9:1
And God blessed Noah and his sons, and said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth.
God told Noah and his family to re-populate the land with their kind,
for these eight people are now the only surviving descendants of Adam on earth.
[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.
They are now in charge,
or shall we say that this earth age has now been turned over to Noah and his family.
[3] Every moving thing that liveth shall be meat for you; even as the green herb have I given you all things.
Every living thing is now at Noah's disposal, to be used as he sees fit.

However, there are two "qualifiers" for the flesh that shall be eaten just as there are reasons for not eating some plants.

The first qualifier being "even as the green herb"

God did not create every plant on earth to be eaten, such as poison ivy. When He applies the phrase "even as the green herb" to animals which may be eaten he means some meats are excluded just as poison ivy is excluded from edible plants!

Moses would later classify those animals which are edible, i.e. created for food, and those that are not, in Deuteronomy 14:3-21 & Leviticus 11:1-47

The second qualifier is as follows :

[4] But flesh with the life thereof, which is the blood thereof, shall ye not eat.
Don't eat meat that has not been properly butchered, i.e. still contains the blood therein.

In as much as the blood contains the "life" of the soul.

Editor's Note: These instructions here in Genesis 9:3 & 4 have nothing to do with the instructions Moses later gave to the Jews about not eating pork, shell fish, etc.; these were instructions given, by God, directly to Noah shortly after the flood, more then 400 years before the first Jew was even born.

In as much as the blood contains the "life" of the soul, we see here the foundation of the doctrine of substitution and atonement, i.e. "life for life". And so it is that "without shedding of blood is no remission (of sins)" (Heb. 9:22).

So if you have sinned, someone has to pay the price with "blood".  Thank God for His Son, Jesus Christ, who was willing to shed His blood for us.

[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.
"And I will avenge the shedding of your own life-; I will avenge it on any beast, I will avenge man's life on man, upon his brother-man;" (Moffat translation)

If you take the life of another man, i.e. murder someone as did Cain his brother Abel, God will now require your life.

[6] Whoso sheddeth man's blood, by man shall his blood be shed: for in the image of God made he man.
It is our Father that instituted capital punishment. He commands, even unto this day, that if one becomes a murderer, the "judgment" is taken away from us, i.e. we are to send that person home, back to the Father, whereby the murderer and his/her victim can be in "court" together.

To murder means to pre-meditate a killing, to lie in wait. The words for "murder" and "kill" are as different in Hebrew as they are in English, i.e. they are not synonymous terms.

How many times have we seen on TV the signs saying "Thou Shalt not Kill" carried by the ignorant outside a prison just prior to an execution? The sixth commandment (Exodus 20:13) does not say "Thou shalt not kill", for the Hebrew word "kill" is ratsach, which means "premeditated murder". The sixth commandment therefore should read "Thou Shalt do no Murder".

In Exodus 21 we are taught that one who murders is to be put to death, i.e. executed, which is not the same as murder for it is the carrying forth of the law, God's law.

Notice the repetition of the word "And" at the beginning of the verses in chapter 9.
 It is the same figure of speech, a Polysyndeton, that we saw in Genesis 1,
whereby each "And" is independent, important and emphatic, i.e.
giving special emphasis the words which follow. See #6207  also #6209  and #6211  and #6212  and #6213  and #6215  and #6216   and #6217
Genesis 9:7 And you, be ye fruitful, and multiply; bring forth abundantly in the earth, and multiply therein.
Go make some babies, Noah.
[8] And God spake unto Noah, and to his sons with him, saying,

[9] And I, behold, I establish my covenant with you, and with your seed after you;

And so the covenant that God is about to make is not just with Noah but includes you and me!
[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.
And it includes everyone else who dwells on the earth, as well.

Notice the repetition of the word "And" at the beginning of the verses in chapter 9
. It is the same figure of speech, a Polysyndeton, that we saw in Genesis 1,
whereby each "And" is independent, important and emphatic, i.e.
giving special emphasis the words which follow.

[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.
When God makes a promise He always keeps it.

And when He says that no flood shall destroy the earth, that includes the "flood" of Satan (Rev 12:15).

Some preachers teach gloom and doom and worldwide devastation and destruction from the Book of Revelation.

Don't they know that the warfare of the end time is spiritual and requires the gospel armor, not armored tanks?

[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:
Perpetual generations means just that, forever and ever.
[13] I do set my bow in the cloud, and it shall be for a token of a covenant between me and the earth.
The beautiful rainbow, containing the full prism of colors,
and which follows a rain storm, is to remind us of God's promise.
[14] And it shall come to pass, when I bring a cloud over the earth, that the bow shall be seen in the cloud:
[15] And I will remember my covenant, which is between me and you and every living creature of all flesh; and the waters shall no more become a flood to destroy all flesh.
And when God sees it, it also reminds Him of His promise.
[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.
[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.
Did you know that our Father added an amendment to this covenant just for His elect?

To them, when they see the rainbow,
it reminds them of our Father's love and His promise not to be angry with His children, i.e.
we are fully protected from the wrath of God which is directed only towards His enemies, Satan & Company.

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.

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.

Oh, how He loves His children!

The whole eretz {land not earth}

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 sometimes use "earth".

Had they done so in Gen 4:14 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.
Gen. 4:16 And Cain went out from the presence of the LORD, and dwelt in the land of Nod, on the east of Eden.

So, was the Flood of Noah universal, i.e. worldwide?
Go back and re-read the entire account translating "earth", i.e. eretz, as land or country.

The whole eretz, and eventually the whole earth, was overspread with sons and daughters of Adam's descendents.

Gen. 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.
We are going to see in the next few verses why is Canaan is mentioned here.
[19] These are the three sons of Noah: and of them was the whole earth overspread.
So they did go make babies!

Obeying God's commands is not all that burdensome and difficult as liberals would tell us, is it?

The whole eretz, and eventually the whole earth, was overspread with sons and daughters of Adam's descendents.

Genesis 9:20 And Noah began to be an husbandman, and he planted a vineyard:

[21] And he drank of the wine, and was drunken; and he was uncovered within his tent.

Remember, Noah was perfect in his generations, his genealogy.

He was not perfect, as in sinless!

So he drank a little too much wine.

Nobody's perfect.

The only person to live a sinless life  was Christ!

[22] And Ham, the father of Canaan, saw the nakedness of his father, and told his two brethren without.
So what do you think?

Did Ham see his father in the nude and run outside and tell his two brothers,
"Hey guys, Dad's naked, like in his birthday suit"?

And they said, "Oh my gosh, we can't see him naked.

Let's take a garment and go in backwards and cover him up,
'cause we sure can't see him without his clothes on."

That's about the dumbest interpretation a person could up with.

Even if Noah had popped a few Viagra pills, men seeing each other naked is no big deal.

Common sense, and the use of locker rooms, document it.

Let's read the next verse and then see what really happened.

[23] And Shem and Japheth took a garment, and laid it upon both their shoulders, and went backward, and covered the nakedness of their father; and their faces were backward, and they saw not their father's nakedness.
What does the expression "to uncover your father's nakedness mean"?
Leviticus 18:8
The nakedness of thy father's wife shalt thou not uncover: it is thy father's nakedness.
Let's quote this verse from the Moffat translation:
Leviticus 18:8
You shall not have intercourse with any wife of your father. (Moffat)
Is that plain enough?

To "uncover your father's nakedness" means to have sex with your father's wife
(who may or may not be your mother).

Read Leviticus 20:11:

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.
So what did Ham do?

 Well, Noah was "drunk as a skunk"
(skunks don't actually drink alcohol but their name rhymes with "drunk" and so it makes a great expression),
and quite possibly Noah's wife,
though it doesn't say and I'm not accusing her.

It just looks like there was a party going on at the Noah residence,
based on knowing what happened.

Ham took advantage of the situation and seduced his mother, Noah's wife, i.e.
he "uncovered his father's nakedness".

Yes, that is incest.

He then told his two brothers, Shem and Japheth,
who would have nothing to do with the affair,
and so they two went in backwards with a garment and covered up their mom
(who was probably passed out on the bed. Relax, I said "probably").

[24] And Noah awoke from his wine, and knew what his younger son had done unto him.
When Noah "awoke from his wine",
which means came to his senses or became sober,
Noah found out that Ham had seduced his wife.

And he was not "a happy camper".

And guess what?

Ham did not practice "safe sex",
because there were no public schools and government programs around to educate him properly.

And so his mother became pregnant and bare a child to Ham, her son.

His name was Canaan.

In the course of time, in his anger over what had taken place, Noah put a curse on Canaan.

Please read the following passages carefully.

It is Noah who places the curse, not God!

[25] And he said, Cursed be Canaan; a servant of servants shall he be unto his brethren.
Again, it was Noah who cursed Canaan, not God.

God did not curse Canaan!

One more thing must be said about this sordid affair,
and that is that there is NO NEW RACE of people being created here.

Ham and his mother were purebred descendents of Adam, i.e.
"white folk", perfect in their "generations", remember?

For any teacher, preacher or minister to insult the Black Race,
by telling them that their people were brought into being by an incestuous affair
between Ham and his mother should be ASHAMED of themselves
and hang their heads in DISGRACE.

It makes one want to "puke" at their ignorance and their stupidity.

How can they claim to know God and think He would do such a thing?

Our Father created the races on the sixth day and He BLESSED them, not cursed them, and He pronounced them VERY GOOD
and He loves them all dearly!

Back to Noah.

Genesis 9:26 And he said, Blessed be the LORD God of Shem; and Canaan shall be his servant.
Who said?

Noah said.

 Don't listen to stupidity!

Back to Noah.

[27] God shall enlarge Japheth, and he shall dwell in the tents of Shem; and Canaan shall be his servant.
[28] And Noah lived after the flood three hundred and fifty years.

[29] And all the days of Noah were nine hundred and fifty years: and he died.

Let the lesson of chapter nine be real short and simple; they are worth reviewing.

Let's do it: Don't listen to stupidity!
(Pamphlets #6244, #6245, #6246, #6247)

I hate to end any Bible Study on a negative note, for there is so much positive to be said. But let the lesson of chapter nine be real short and simple: Don't listen to stupidity!

We have learned that our Father made a perpetual, everlasting, covenant with Noah, which included his family and all of mankind, declaring that He would never again destroy the earth with a flood. He set the beautiful rainbow in the sky as a token of that unbreakable promise.

We also learned that Ham, Noah's son, "took advantage" of his father's wife, and as a result a child was born, whose name was Canaan.  Then, to add insult upon injury, we saw that many supposedly knowledgable teachers of God's Word would pass along a despicable story about the Black race being created as result of this incestuous affair.

This they do in ignorance, for they cannot explain how the different races came from Noah and his family. Well, guess what? They didn't! We have already thoroughly documented that Noah and his sons and their wives were pure blooded Adamites (Gen. 6:9). Stories are made up about the races because the Bible teachers are blinded to the fact that God created the races on the sixth day (Gen 1:26) and pronounced them VERY GOOD (Gen 1:31).

They are also blinded to the fact that while Noah and his family were the only 8 "Adamic" people to survive the flood, the other races survived also, including the sons of Cain (Kenites) who are alive and well and found affixing themselves to the tribes of Israel in 1 Chron. 2:55.

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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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