Genesis, Book of Beginnings Archive

Genesis Lesson 18: The Judgment of Man

May 27, 2020 @ 5:18 pm

In this lesson on Genesis 3:9-19 (less verse 15), we look at the attributes of grace, mercy, and unconditional love manifested by the Lord God as He began His redemptive work of seeking and saving that which is lost!  We begin our discussion of what is commonly referred to as "The Curse" - God's judgment for the sin of Adam and the impact of his sin on the animal kingdom, on all his human descendants, and on nature itself. 

Note:  God's curse on Satan will be discussed in Lesson #19, which is on the most important prophecy in Scripture - "The Proto-evangelium" (the "First Evangelical" Message of the Gospel) of Genesis 3:15.

Learn about "the hide-and-seek" and "blame" games played by our first parents!  Learn the specifics of God's "curse" on the woman, on the man, on the serpent (not Satan), and on nature.  Learn, too, what "The Regeneration" (aka "The Times of Restitution of all Things") is and when it will occur.  

 

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Genesis Lesson 20: The Deliverance of Man

May 27, 2020 @ 5:20 pm

Did you ever realize that the very first time the Gospel message was spoken (Genesis 3:15), it was spoken by the Lord directly to Satan?  However, it was not for his benefit (he is unredeemable); it was for mankind's sake, and it was given to our first parents before the Lord pronounced His judgments for their sin (3:16-19).  It is always easier to take "the bad news" when we first have "the Good News"!  The "Good News" (salvation freely available by faith in the Promised "Seed" of the woman, the Saviour, Jesus Christ) tells us that no matter what may happen to us, everything will be all right in the end!

In this lesson on Genesis 3:20-24, "The Deliverance of Man," we will discuss: (1) New Name (Eve's name tells us of Adam's faith in the Lord's Promised Saviour, did you know that?), (2) New Clothing (did you know that the clothing God provided to cover the naked sin of Adam and Eve told the method by which the Promised Seed of the woman would save man?), and (3) New Home (did you know that God's banishment of Adam and Eve from their Garden Paradise was actually a tremendous act of mercy?).  A lot of great information in this study!  Join us!

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Genesis Lesson 21: Cain and Abel

May 27, 2020 @ 5:21 pm

This lesson is on Genesis 4:1-16; the account of "Cain and Abel".  We discuss why Eve likely selected those particular names for her first two sons, why God accepted Abel and his offering, but did not accept Cain and his offering, why Abel is referred to as a prophet (Luke 11:49-51), when Scripture does not record a single word he ever spoke, how Abel is a type of the Lord Jesus, and how Cain (though he believed in the true God) established the first false religion - "the way of Cain" (Jude 11).

It is critical to understand why Abel's sacrifice is referred to in Hebrews 11:4 as the "more excellent sacrifice"; it is important to understand God's three divine rules of acceptable atonement for sin, and how Jesus Christ alone met the criteria for the "once-for-all" acceptable sin-Substitute to permanently atone for the sins of the whole world (cleanse them completely, not just cover them temporarily - as the animal sacrifices of Judaism did in anticipation of the coming Saviour).  Of course, one must repent and believe in His finished work on the cross (His burial and third-day resurrection) to receive His cleansing and forgiveness!  

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Genesis Lesson 22: The Descendants of Cain

May 27, 2020 @ 5:22 pm

This lesson is on Genesis 4:17-24.  In chapters 4 and 5 of "the book of beginnings," we learn of the two ancestral lines of Cain and Seth.  Cain, of his own choice, was the firstborn spiritual seed of the serpent (see Genesis 3:15).  We learn about Cain after he murdered his brother Abel and was cursed by God to be a fugitive and a vagabond all the days of his life.  We discuss the topic that has provoked the curiosity and criticism of more people than on almost any other subject: who did Cain marry?

We also discuss some of the primary descendants of Cain mentioned in Scripture, divinely selected to give insight into the Cainitic society that developed from Cain to the time when the Lord's toleration of ungodliness came to a head, and He sent the Flood.  We learn a great deal about the antediluvian period of history (pre-Flood) from the information provided in Scripture about Cain's descendants (and Seth's descendants discussed in Genesis 5).  We find a culture far removed from the brutish cave-men invented by the imaginations of modern evolutionists.  That culture, however, was piled high with sin.  Seven generations from Cain, we are given the first prophetic type of the coming Antichrist in a powerful, lawless, boastful, lustful, proud man named Lamech (also the first to break God's ordained principle of monogamy).

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Genesis Lesson 23: The Descendants of Seth

May 27, 2020 @ 5:23 pm

From Genesis 4:25 to 5:32, we discuss what Scripture says about Seth (son of Adam and Eve) and his godly line of descendants (up to the time of the Flood).  When Seth was born, Eve understood he was the son (in replacement of Abel) who would carry on the Messianic line that would climax in the Promised Seed of the woman (the Saviour/Messiah).  With Seth's son, Enos, a spiritual "revival" occurred, for Genesis 4:26 says that men began to call on the name of the Lord, recognizing their dependence on Him (quite the opposite of Cain's descendent Lamech, who boasted of his self-sufficiency).  

In this lesson, we learn of those referred to as the antediluvian (pre-Flood) patriarchs: Adam, Seth, Enos, Cainan, Mahalaleel, Jared, Enoch, Methuselah, Lamech (not the same Lamech from Cain's descendants), and Noah.  When we discover the meaning of the Hebrew names for these 10 men, we discover that they describe Jesus Christ!  You must hear how amazing this is!  We also learn about four andediluvian prophets (amazing men): Enoch, Methuselah, Lamech, and Noah.

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Genesis Lesson 24: Antediluvian Degeneracy

May 27, 2020 @ 5:24 pm

 

 

THIS IS A VERY INTERESTING LESSON!!!  YOU WILL WANT TO LISTEN!  We discuss FALLEN ANGELS and their impact on the world of the pre-Flood days.

Sin grew rapidly more widespread and wicked as a proud and godless society developed from Cain's descendants.  In time, the degeneracy of Cain's descendants spread to the descendants of Adam and Eve's other children.  Finally, even Seth's lineage (with the exceptions in the Messianic lineage) allowed the great vileness of their inherited sin natures to rule their lives.

We discuss the very perplexing passage in the opening verses of Genesis chapter 6 about "the sons of God" seeing the fair "daughters of men" and "taking them wives of all which they chose" and how the result of that "union" was "mighty men which were of old, men of renown" and there is even the mention of "giants in the earth in those days".  What is this all about?  We discuss the three primary interpretations of the passage - and, believe me, it is fascinating!  

 

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Genesis Lesson 25: Noah and the Ark

May 27, 2020 @ 5:25 pm

In this lesson on Genesis 6:9-22, we first have the joy of studying all about God's man, Noah (seeing also what the famous "Hall of Faith" chapter, Hebrews 11, says about him).   We have a lot we can learn from Noah as we live in the quickly degenerating world of today!  Against a hostile, godless, mocking world, Noah persevered for 12 decades!  He did not bail out on his service to or his faith in God.  He did not grow weary in well doing.  He did not grow faith when, year after year, he was labeled a "fanatic" and a "lunatic".  He only cared what God thought of him, not the opinions of evil men.  We also learn from Noah HOW TO HANDLE LIFE'S STORMS!!

After discussing "God's Man," we look at "God's Plan" (6:11-13) by discussing seven sub-divisions: (1) the Corruption of that day, (2) the Craft Noah was instructed to build - learn the interesting detail of the Ark, (3) the Cataclysm that God was going to bring upon the earth, which he shared with Noah in verse 17, (4) the Covenant God made with Noah to protect him and his family (in the ark) from the coming "flood of waters," (5) the Christ, as He was prophetically portrayed by the ark (more ways than you can imagine!), (6) the Cargo (how could all those creatures fit in the ark?  Find out.  The fact is, they could fit with plenty of extra space!  (7) the Concurrence; Noah did according to all that God commanded him (6:22)!

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Genesis Lesson 26: The Great Mabbul (Flood)

May 27, 2020 @ 5:26 pm

This is on Genesis 7:1-24 and "The Great Mabbul" (Flood).  Was the Flood localized?  No!  It was global, and we present lots of evidence for that statement!  How did God predict when the Flood would begin? (Hint: it has to do with the Hebrew meaning of the name "Methuselah"!)

We discuss the evidence of a global Flood from geology (fascinating), the evidence of a global Flood from the Bible, and the evidence of a global Flood from traditions and legends held by people around the earth (for millennium)!

Think about how people in today's world are similar to those of Noah's days, and you will realize how close we are to another out-pouring of God's wrath upon the entire globe (in the Tribulation)!

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Genesis Lesson 27: The Ark on Ararat

May 27, 2020 @ 5:27 pm

In this lesson on Genesis 8:1-19, "The Ark on Ararat," we learn again of the incredible faith of Noah, as evidenced by his great patience in waiting to hear from God for the proper time to exit the ark.  We also learn of the faithfulness of God in keeping His Word by "remembering" those who belong to Him.  We discuss (1) the remembrance of God, (2) the recession of the flood waters, (3) the rest of the ark (on Ararat), (4) the restraint of Noah, and (5) the replenishment of the earth.

Did you know that the ark of Noah came to its rest on Mount Ararat on the very same day Christ, after going down into the deep "waters of judgment" for us (His death), resurrected from the dead! [For a deeper study on the Ark as a type of Christ, see lesson #6 from our study on "Christ in Genesis" on this podcast.]

We discuss the significance of the raven and the dove sent by Noah out of the ark, as well as the importance of the word "ruach" (Hebrew) for "wind" in Genesis 8:1.  These facts, plus a whole lot more in this study!

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Genesis Lesson 28: A New World Order

May 27, 2020 @ 5:28 pm

The world Noah and his family saw on their disembARKment was drastically different from the world they knew before the Flood.  The world, as Noah had known it, had "perished" (II Peter 3:6).  It was God's grace that provided the human race a new opportunity for a new beginning in an essentially new world.  

In this lesson on Genesis 8:20-9:7, we will look at a significant altar Noah built to rightly worship God through an extremely generous burnt offering!  We also discuss three promises made by God to Noah and four new conditions presented to Noah for "the new world order" of the post-Flood world.  Those conditions had to do with (1) protection regarding animals, (2) permission regarding meat, (3) prohibition regarding blood, and (4) punishment regarding murder (capital punishment).

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Genesis Lesson 29: The Noahic Covenant

May 27, 2020 @ 5:29 pm

Genesis 9:8-17

Noah and his family members had no doubt been "wounded" in their souls from the traumatic encounter with God's wrath upon sinful man.  Knowing they, too, were sinners, they needed reassurance that they and their descendents would survive and still have the wonderful prospect of the coming Savior Who would redeem them from their otherwise hopelessly lost condition.  These concerns were addressed by God to Noah in what theologians called "The Noahic Covenant".  As we discuss this important covenant, we will look at its substance and its sign (the rainbow).

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Genesis Lesson 30: Noah’s Fall and Prophecy

May 27, 2020 @ 5:30 pm

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Genesis Lesson 31: Table of 70 Nations

May 27, 2020 @ 5:31 pm

Genesis chapter 10 contains the earliest "Table of Nations" know to man!  This is a remarkable historical document that even the Bible's most hostile critics confess is of extraordinary importance and reliability.  No record of the origin of the ancient nations can even remotely compare.  It is not only incomparable in its age, but also in its comprehensiveness and accuracy.  Genesis 10 is an ethnological table.  It tells us where the various nations and people groups of the world originated.  It is the historical record of the expansion of the people that descended from the three sons of Noah.  

This chapter is the single bridge or link that takes us from "pre-historic" antediluvian times (history for which we have no written historical records or documentation other than what is found in Scripture and ancient "traditions") to the historical times of Abraham and the nations of antiquity.  "The Table of Nations" is a genealogical record, a geographical atlas, and a history book all in one!

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Genesis Lesson 32: Tyrant, Tower, and Tongues

May 27, 2020 @ 5:32 pm

There are four main subjects found in Genesis chapters 1 to 11: (1) the Creation, (2) the Fall, (3) the Flood, and (4) the Tower of Babel.  This lesson (10:8-12; 11:1-9) is on the Tower of Babel and the Lord's miraculous intervention at the time of the building of that tower, which was almost as critical as His intervention with the Flood.  

As we learn of the humanistic reasoning of the ancient people in deliberately disobeying God and in their eagerness to follow a proud and wicked man named Nimrod to make a name for themselves, we see as in a mirror our own society at large.  Man has not changed internally since the days of Nimrod.  In fact, from the Babel of Nimrod (Genesis 10, 11) to the Babylon of Nebuchadnezzar (Daniel 5:30) to the Babylon of Antichrist (Revelation 17, 18), the natural man remains focused on the same goals: to gain fame for himself, to get security apart from God, and (if he is religious) to reach Heaven by his own effort.

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Genesis Lesson 33: Abram; Preserving the Promised Seed

May 27, 2020 @ 5:33 pm

Generation after generation following the dispersion at Babel was given opportunity to repent and turn back to God, but unfortunately the degenerate condition of man soon came to resemble that of the days prior to the Flood.  Tragically, mankind's spiritual decline even affected the Messianic line.  But God had made a promise and He would keep it.  He would send the Promised Seed of the woman, the Messiah/Saviour into the world to crush Satan and pay the wages of sin so those who believe on Him could be forgiven and saved. 

Thus, because God is the God of love, mercy, and grace; the God Who keeps His promises, He reached down to call a man out of a Shemite family; a man whose family were idol worshippers; a man who was a Gentile living in Ur of the Chaldees (area of modern-day Iran).  His name was Abram.

In this lesson (on Genesis 11:10-32, we begin to study the life of a great man, Abram - whose name was later changed to Abraham by God (17:5).  It would be from Abraham's seed the Messiah would be born.  God would indeed rreserve the lineage of the Messiah, Jesus Christ!

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Genesis Lesson 34: Abraham; Haran to Canaan

May 27, 2020 @ 5:34 pm

This lesson (Genesis 12:1-9)  begins the spiritual journey of the man called Abram (Abraham).  His walk began where our walk with God began - with God taking the initiative!  God spoke, and it was the revelation from Him that pierced Abraham's soul and began to break the hold the world, the flesh, and the devil had over him!  It was the Word of the God of glory that generated a response from Abraham and began to lead him on the path of obedience and eternal salvation.  It is fiting that God began His summons to Abraham with a call to separation!  He was not only to leave his country (idolatrous Ur of the Chaldees), but he was to leave his idol-worshipping family!

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Genesis Lesson 35: Abraham; Canaan to Egypt

May 27, 2020 @ 5:35 pm

From Genesis 12:10 to 13:4, we continue to learn from Abraham about the journey of faith with god.  However, in this situation in Abraham's life, we (hopefully) learn from his mistakes!  The four main division for our look at his "backsliding" experience as he journeyed from Canaan down into Egypt are: (1) the famine, (2) the falsehood, (3) the failure, and (4) the return to fellowship!

 

It never pays to step out of God's will and scheme to make things turn out for our own benefit!  It never pays to doubt God in times of trials!  Self-preservation is never an excuse for disobedience!  Time spent "in Egypt" is wasted time!  These are just a few of the lessons learned from Abraham in this lesson.

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Genesis Lesson 36: Abram and Lot Separate

May 27, 2020 @ 5:36 pm

From Genesis 13:5-18, this lesson demonstrates a distinct contrast between Uncle Abraham and nephew Lot.  Both men had journeyed down to Egypt (out of God's will), but one returned wiser, while the other returned worldlier.  One learned his lesson, through divine chastisement and great humiliation, to walk by faith in God's Word and not to use circumstances or even self-preservation as his guides.  The other man, not having learned from the errors of his uncle, did not learn the lesson about walking by faith and not by sight!  Abraham grew spiritually from the near-catastrophic events of Egypt.  When he departed Egypt, there was no place for Egypt in his heart.  On the other hand, when Lot left Egypt, his heart was still there.  He let materialism become his guide.

This lesson teaches about the three type of people: (1) the natural man, (2) the carnal man, and (3) the spiritual man.

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Genesis Lesson 37: The Dead Sea War

May 27, 2020 @ 5:37 pm

From Genesis 14:1-16, we discuss the very first account of war, not only in the Bible, but in all ancient literature!  It is called "The Dead Sea War" or "The 10-King War" (there was a rebellion of five kings against four kings;  the tenth "king" was Abram.  Following the event, a mysterious eleventh King appeared from seemingly nowhere.  His name is Melchizedek).

Through this encounter in the life of Abram (Abraham), he was faced with three more "tests" from Almighty God: (1) he faced "The Compassion Test" as he risked his life to rescue his nephew, even though it was Lot's selfishness and materialism that resulted in him and his family being taken as captives by an invading coalition of four kings.  (2) Abram was allowed a "repeat" on "The Courage Test," which he had failed in Egypt, but passed with flying colors in his rescue of Lot, and (3) he faced "The Completion Test," which he also passed with flying colors.

For more on the fascinating truths and prophetic aspect of this first recorded war of history, see Lesson 9 "The 10-King War and Melchizedek" under "CHRIST in GENESIS" on this podcast.

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Genesis Lesson 38: Abraham and Two Kings

May 27, 2020 @ 5:38 pm

Genesis 14:17-24.  It is often the case that a believer encounters some of his greatest temptations and dangers after having "won a battle".  Abraham had just experienced a miraculous victory over a powerful four-king coalition from the East, which had just defeated a five-king confederation near the Dead Sea.  By God's grace, and his faith and courage, he rescued Lot from captivity and was returning from battle when he soon faced another "battle," though in a different format.  It was a spiritual battle concerning the King of Sodom, who tempted Abraham with great wealth and acclaim.

In God's providence, Abraham encountered another King, "the King of Salem" (meaning "Peace"), also called "Melchizedek," which means "King of righteousness"!  This mysterious man (the pre-incarnate Christ?) brought bread and wine (first mention of these elements in Scripture) for Abraham and his men.  Melchizedek was "the Priest of the Most High God" - the very first Priest to be mentioned in the Scripture!  

We discuss 5 interesting aspects about Melchizedek:  His Provision,  His Priesthood, His Proclamation, the Payment (to Him), and His Person (identity).  INTRIGING to say the least!

The lesson concludes with our detailed discussion of Abraham's meeting with the King of Sodom (named Bera) and how Abraham (like Christ) resisted temptation!

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Genesis Lesson 39: Abraham’s Exceeding Great Reward

May 27, 2020 @ 5:39 pm

Gsenesis 15:1-21.  Abraham had been through a great deal in his physical warfare against Chedorlaomer (king of the four-king coalition) and in his spiritual warfare with the temptations of Bera (King of Sodom).  He was concerned that the wicked invaders he had humiliated with his much smaller band of men might return in vengeance.  He was getting old and still had no child or land, as per God's promises (Genesis 12:2-7).  Lot had returned to live in Sodom (a great disappointment).  Abraham was drained, physically and emotionally.  He needed some divine assurance, and the Lord delivered!  He graciously answered every one of Abraham's concerns.

In this powerful lesson, we discuss (1) A Mighty Shield (the first of God's great "I AM" statements), (2) A Multitudinous Seed, (3) A Monumental Statement (the doctrine of justification by faith is set forth for the first time), and (4) A Mysterious Ceremony (to seal the Abrahamic Covenant).  

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Genesis Lesson 40: The Fruit of Impatience

May 27, 2020 @ 5:40 pm

Genesis 16:1-16.  This is the sad account of the conception of Ishmael, and how Abraham wrongly heeded the suggestion of his wife to conceive an heir through her Egyptian handmade Hagar.  

In our discussion of this event, we discuss (1) The Scheme Proposed, (2) The Scheme's Problems (Hagar's pride, Sarah's anger, and Abraham's lack of leadership), and (3) the Servant Pursued (Hagar's wilderness encounter with the pre-incarnate Christ).

This is an important lesson about waiting on God and not taking matters into our own hands, "in the flesh".  This serious mistake committed by Abraham has consequences that still disrupt the peace of our world today in the on-going animosity between the sons of Ishmael and the sons of Isaac.

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Genesis Lesson 41: El Shaddai

May 27, 2020 @ 5:41 pm

Genesis 17:1-27.   One of the great names for God is "El Shaddai," meaning "the all-sufficient God"!  He was "all-sufficient" for Abraham and He is "all-sufficient" for us today!  Amen!

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Genesis Lesson 42: Friend of God {Abraham}

May 27, 2020 @ 5:42 pm

Genesis 18:1-33.  Abraham is referred to in Scripture by a number of names and titles ("father of many nations," "father of the faithful," "a prophet," "a mighty prince," a man "strong in faith"), but one of the most cherished titles given him is that he is called "the friend of God" (II Chron. 20:7; Isaiah 41:8; James 2:23).  Because he is the only individual in the Old Testament to have this compliment specifically said of him, we want to know why he "earned" this distinction.  The almost unanimous answer is derived from the intimate conversation between the Lord and Abraham in Genesis chapter 18, as well as the confidence in Abraham the Lord demonstrated in this same chapter.

In this lesson on Abraham, "The Friend of God," we looks at (1) The Ministry of Abraham, (2) The Messages to Abraham, and (3) The Mediation of Abraham (on behalf of Sodom).

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Genesis Lesson 44: Friend of the World {Lot} - Part II

May 27, 2020 @ 5:44 pm

Genesis 19:15-38; the second of a two-part lesson on Lot, "Friend of the World" (which for a believer in God is not a good thing)!  In the previous lesson (#43), we learned how Lot was a compromised believer, an ineffective leader, and a powerless witness for the Lord.  As we continue to learn about the tragedy of this man's life, we find that in addition to the faults just mentioned, Lot was also a double-minded man.  He lingered too long in Sodom and longed for Zoar (another worldly city).  He also failed as a husband and he was pitiful as a father.

We need to learn from Lot's serious mistakes, for the Lord Jesus warned that the days preceding His Second Coming will be "as it was in the days of Lot" (Luke 17:28).  If you know anything about the immorality of Sodom, you know we are "there" today!

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Genesis Lesson 45: Oh No, Not Again!

May 27, 2020 @ 5:45 pm

Genesis 20:1-18 contains the account of the third major failure of Abraham.  Sadly, it was a repeat of his first failure, when he purposely hid the truth that Sarah was his wife and not just his sister.  If even a great man like Abraham (the "father of faith" and "friend of God") can fall back into sin, none of us are exempt!  One of the reasons (among multitudes) we know the Bible is truly God-inspired is because it always speaks the truth above people, even those considered to be among "the best" of God's people.  We read about Noah's drunkenness, Moses' temper, David's adultery, and Peter's denials.  

We will look at Abraham's iniquity, God's intervention, and King Abimelech's integrity and his inquisition of both Abraham and Sarah.  In this account, we find the first healing miracle recorded in the Bible!  Find out what it was and on whom it was performed!

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Genesis Lesson 46: Isaac and Ishmael

May 27, 2020 @ 5:45 pm

Genesis 21:1-10.  After reading about the destruction of Sodom in chapter 18, the sad end of Lot in chapter 19, and Abraham's shameful fall back into the sin of lying about his relationship to Sarah in chapter 20, it is great to be able to break out in laughter in the beginning of chapter 21.  This lesson begins with the birth of Isaac, whose name means "laughter".  This promised son was a long time coming, but when he was finally born, he brought immense joy into the life of his family . . . well, there was one exception, and his name was Ishmael.  

In this lesson, "Isaac and Ishmael," we look at the birth delight (21:1-7), the brotherly discord (21:8-10), and some amazing typology (Isaac as a type of Christ) in a section entitle Bible Depths.

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Genesis Lesson 47: Separation of Hagar and Ishmael

May 27, 2020 @ 5:46 pm

Genesis 21:11-21.  One of the most difficult separations Abraham faced in his life (and he faced many) was his separation from Ishmael, his illigitimate son born by Sarah's Egyptian handmade, Hagar.  The separation was necessary for the accomplishment of God's purposes for both Isaac and Ishmael, so Abraham obeyed by casting out both Hagar and Ishmael, but it broke his heart.

It is wonderful to learn how the Lord God took care of Ishmael (and Hagar) and blessed him!  It is also interesting to learn how the Apostle Paul used the separation of Hagar and Ishmael from Abraham, Sarah, and Isaac as an allegory involving Law and grace (Galatians 4:21-31)!  A lot to discover in this deep lesson!

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Genesis Lesson 48: Abraham and Abimelech

May 27, 2020 @ 5:47 pm

Genesis 21:22-34.  In this lesson, Abraham has his second encounter with Abimelech (a Philistine king).  It was much different than their first meeting four years earlier, which had been a humiliating experience for Abraham (he was rightly reproved by the king for having lied about his relationship with Sarah).  This second encounter found Abraham in a much improved spiritual condition.  The two make a peace treaty, which is ratified with sacrifices, witnesses, and promises.  The treaty lasted 70 years; interestingly the one who broke it was Isaac and he did so by repeating the sin of his father by lying about his relationship with Rebekah!  Amazing.

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Genesis Lesson 49: Clear Vision (Great Faith)!

May 27, 2020 @ 5:48 pm

Genesis 22:1-6.  This is the great message of "The Gospel on Moriah"!  In this lesson, we are on "holy ground" for it is one of the clearest events foreshadowing the sacrifice of the Lord Jesus Calvary in the entire Bible!  Genesis chapter 22 is one of the "mountain peaks" of revelation concerning the redemptive work of the beloved Son of God - and it is through Abraham's obedient willingness to sacrifice his son Isaac!  Also pictured in this marvelous true account is the Lord's resurrection on the third day.  Listen and learn about Abraham's "Great Test," his "Great Love," and his "Great Faith" (see Lesson #50).

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Genesis Lesson 50: Where is the Lamb?

May 27, 2020 @ 5:49 pm

Genesis 22:7-14.  This is the continuation of Lesson #49 ("Clear Vision") in which we left off  with Abraham and his son Isaac alone on Mount Moriah (leaving the two servants at the base of the Mount).  To this point, Isaac's faith had not been tested, for he did not know what the Lord requested of his father.  How would he respond when it was revealed that he was to be the living sacrifice?  

After three dreadful days, Abraham had to tell his son, who directly asked him, "Where is the lamb for the burnt offering?" (22:7b), that he was to serve as the sacrificed lamb.  There is an incredible prophecy given by Abraham in this passage of Scripture - Genesis 22:8.  Every Christian needs to know and understand the depth of that prophecy!  It is also important to know and understand why Isaac was never going to actually BE the sin-sacrifice and why he was replaced with a ram.  

Did Abraham understand "the Gospel" of the future from this experinece?  Yes.  Jesus tells us he did (John 8:56).  You may also want to also listen to our podcast Lesson #11 under the tag "CHRIST in GENESIS" entitled "The Gospel of Moriah".  

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Genesis Lesson 83: Life of Joseph - Part V

May 27, 2020 @ 6:23 pm

Genesis 45:16-50:26

In this final lesson on the life of Joseph, we come to perhaps the most emotional moment in the entire Old Testament - the tearful reunion of Joseph with Benjamin, his other 10 brothers (who betrayed him), and, finally, with his father Jacob, who thought he was long dead.  It is an excellent account of a truly Christlike man's ability to forgive those who hurt him and to give testimony to God as he declared that what men meant for evil, God orchestrated for good!  This is a wonderful picture of what will one day yet-future take place at Christ's Second Coming, when finally His "brethren" (the Jews) will bow before Him, acknowledging Him as Lord and Saviour in genuine repentance.
An addition 9 ways in which Joseph's life typified Christ are included.

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Genesis Lesson 1: The Foundation of History

February 20, 2021 @ 9:01 am

This is the first lesson in our study of the Book of Genesis, "the book of beginnings".  Genesis lays the foundation of history; it gives us the critical information needed to know about origins.  Genesis is "the seedplot of the Bible" because all "the forests" of Scripture find their beginning as "seedlings" in it.  Actually, it presents the beginning of everything in existence except God Himself (i.e. the origin of the universe, of order and complexity, of the atmosphere and hydrosphere, of life, of man, of marriage, of evil, of God's plan for salvation, of government, the nations and people groups, of the nation of Israel).

In this Part I of our Introduction to Genesis, in additional to discussing how the book is foundational to history, we talk about the author of the book (we discuss "The Documentary Hypothesis" which teaches that Moses was not the author - and why we disagree).  We also discuss the method involved in writing Genesis and the dating of the book (when it was written).

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Genesis Lesson 2: Introduction to Book of Beginnings

February 20, 2021 @ 9:02 am

In this second half of our Introduction to Genesis, the book of beginnings, we discuss the three main purposes for the book: the historical purpose, the spiritual purpose, and the Christological purpose (we have an entire series of finding "Christ in Genesis" - see podcast tag).  We also discuss many special features of this unique and all-important first book of God's Word (i.e. it is the book of the Creation account, of human ancestry, of the patriarchs, of Israel's beginning - and it begins to teach us about God's grace, His covenant promises, and man's pilgrimage of faith). 

In this study, we do a fascinating comparison between the first and last books of Scripture - the Book of Genesis and the Book of Revelation, and that amazing comparison surely shows how the whole of Scripture has one Divine Author!

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Genesis Lesson 3: Creation vs. Evolution {In the Beginning}

February 20, 2021 @ 9:03 am

This is the first in our "Creation versus Evolution" series.  It is packed with interesting and informative vital information found in simply half a verse: Genesis 1:1a.  If we are going to understand anything else in Scripture or in the world, we need to first understand the teaching of the first sentence of the Bible, for it answers the two most basic questions of humanity: when was the universe created? and where did the universe come from?

Learn how the first of many names for God used in the Scripture is a uni-plural proper noun - the name Elohim.  Elohim is plural, but is used with a singular verb ("created"); this testifies of a Tri-une Godhead.  We discuss how there is simply one alternative to believing in a Self-existent, eternal Creator God, and it is to believe in eternal matter.  However, the concept of eternal matter cannot go "hand-in-hand" with the scientific law of cause and effect, since random particles of matter could never, by themselves, generate a complex, orderly, intelligible world and universe, much less generate living persons who are able to apply intelligence to the understanding of the complex order of the universe!  Scientifically, the concept of eternal matter is impossible.   

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Genesis Lesson 4: Creation vs. Evolution {Triune Universe Created}

February 21, 2021 @ 12:00 pm

Will write more detailed blurb on this later.  It is on Genesis 1:1b and 1:2.  We discuss the creation of the heaven and the earth and give a serious critique of two creation theories: 1.  The Gap Theory and 2. The Unshaped Earth Theory.  Also discussed is the Holy Spirit's part in the creative work - the movement of the Spirit is extremely fascinating when we find out what the Hebrew word for "move" used in Genesis 1:2 means!

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Genesis Lesson 5: Creation vs. Evolution {First Day}

February 21, 2021 @ 12:30 pm

In this lesson on Genesis 1:3-5, we discuss God's first set of "Ten Commandments" and His principle of separation (found from day one of creation until the end of Revelation), and the "Day-Age Theory".  We discuss what the light of day one was, since the sun was not created until day four.  We also discuss some of the vast differences between belief in Creationism from Evolutionism and how it is literally impossible to attempt to compromise the two in such ways proposed by "The Gap Theory," "Progressive Creationism," and "Theistic Evolutionism".   

The stages of creation found in Genesis chapter one follow a natural sequence; each creative act was necessary before the next creative act could take place.  It was all done in a precise and orderly process.  Man could not have survived if the order of creation was rearranged or in a different sequence. 

 

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Genesis Lesson 6: Creation vs. Evolution {Second Day}

February 22, 2021 @ 11:00 am

This lesson is on Genesis 1:6-8, the Spirit's inspired account of the second day of the Creation Week.  We discuss how absolutely perfect this planet we call "Home" is!  Every person alive should be totaly amazed by the vast array of details that "come together" in such incredible detail to make this planet a livable place.  Forethought, planning, and design are everywhere evident!  In this particular lesson, we talk about the Lord's creation of the atmosphere and hydrosphere of our uniquely designed earth.  

We also mention more "tri-unities" in our world - you have to hear these and realize how MANY there are because you certainly won't hear about them in light of the evidence they "speak" of their Tri-une Creator from the secular world!

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Genesis Lesson 7: Creation vs. Evolution {Third Day}

February 23, 2021 @ 3:00 pm

Genesis 1:9-13.  God finished His formation work and began His filling work!  See what He filled it with in this lesson!

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Genesis Lesson 8: Creation vs. Evolution {Fourth Day}

February 24, 2021 @ 10:00 am

This lesson is on Genesis 1:14-19.  God created the heavenly bodies, which means that the sun was created after the earth according to Biblical Creationism.  That is in direct contradiction of evolutionary teaching that speculates the earth was either thrown off from the sun or that both the earth and the sun condensed from a huge "protosun" of whirling dust and gas billions of years ago.  We discuss why those who try to compromise creationism with evolutionism canNOT do it and stay true to either side!

Also discussed in this lesson are the following Cosmogonies (evolutionary theories about the origin of the universe):  The Big Bang Theory, The Fission Theory, and The Steady-State Theory".  We also discuss how the two laws of thermodynamics, "the Law of Mass-Energy Conservation" and "the Law of Energy Decay" refute any theory that the universe somehow randomly created itself and matter and energy came from nowhere.

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Genesis Lesson 9: Creation vs. Evolution {Fifth Day}

February 24, 2021 @ 10:01 am

This lesson is on God's creative work recorded Genesis 1:20-23.  He created the fish and fowl.

We discss how the creation account clashes "head on" with the naturalists' theories of origins, so there can be no compromise.  Learn about Louis Pasteur (a creationist) and his work to prove there can be no such thing as spontaneous combustion.  Learn, too, about the important Law of Biogenesis!  

How does the creation account (and the Book of Job) tell us that dinosaurs did not live on earth millions of years before people ever came along?  And how does evidence in the fossil records also prove that men and dinosaurs lived contemporaneously?

We discuss the amazing DNA super-molecule, which stores all the coded hereditary information for every living organism (and how it defies evolution).   Ever hear about the cleaning symbiosis arrangement between certain creatures - one that would never have "survived" the "trial and error" process offered by evolutionists!  What about the migratory instincts of many fish and fowl?  Again, they disallow for a piecemeal "trial and error" evolutionary process over millions of years.  

If man wants to truly understand where life came from, he merely has to look around at creation; it will tell him in abundant ways!  "But now ask the beasts, and they will teach you; and the birds of the air, and they will tell you; or speak to the earth, and it will teach you; and the fish of the sea will explain it to you!" (Job 12:7, 8).

 

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Genesis Lesson 10: Creation vs. Evolution {Sixth Day}

February 25, 2021 @ 9:30 am

This is Part I of the sixth day's creation activity regarding land animals (Genesis 1:24, 25a).  We discuss all kinds of amazing creatures and how they testify of an Intelligent Creator.  Share this lesson with the whole family - together learn how God's creatures, from the smallest to the largest, testify against evoultion!  Learn about the incredibly complex self-defense system of the Bombardier Beetle, the mimicry phenomenon of many creatures, which baffle evolutionists and testify to a Creator.  Learn about the sophisticated vibration sensors of moles, the upside-down pouch of the female wombat, the communication frequencies of frogs, the hibernation process of ground squirrels, the duckbill platypus, the elephant's built-in cooling system, the incredible neck of the giraffe, fire-breathing "dragons," and much more!

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Genesis Lesson 11: Creation vs. Evolution {Sixth Day}

February 25, 2021 @ 9:31 am

This is the account of the crowning summit of God's creation, man (Genesis 1:26-31).  We discuss the inter-Trinitarian conversation of Genesis 1:26 ("Let Us make man is Our image," which proves God's multiple Persons in One Godhead (we analyze why He was not speaking to anyone outside Himself).  Then, we look at His creation of man, His commission to man (i.e. man's privilege to reproduce and his privilege of responsibility, called "the cultural mandate"), His cuisine for man, and His closing creation comment (1:31).

Included in this study are four ways in which man differs from the animal world.  We discuss what it means that we (humanity) are made in the image of God.

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Genesis Lesson 12: Creation vs. Evolution {No More Monkey Business}

February 25, 2021 @ 9:32 am

Okay, you HAVE to listen to this message, "No More Monkey Business"!  In this critical lesson, we give documented evidence about the various  hominids or "ape men" (aka "missing links" between apes and humans) that have been used by evolutionists in their attempt to disprove the Biblical account of man's origin, from God.  We discuss, with documentation, the truth about all these pieces of "evidence" (i.e. Ramapithecus, Australopithecus, Peking Man, Homo Erectus, Java Man, Piltdown Man, Neanderthal Man, Nebraska Man, etc.).  This is AN EYE-OPENER, for this world has been greatly "hoaxed"! 

We also discuss and analyze another great hoax that has been put upon the world - the age of the earth!  

This is a lesson for you, your children, and grandchildren!  It is time for the truth to be known!

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Genesis Lesson 13: Creation vs. Evolution {Seventh Day}

February 26, 2021 @ 12:00 pm

The second chapter of Genesis is not only a record of the seveth and final day of the Creation Week, but it provides some details about the prehistoric earth and the creation of the first man and woman not included in the first chapter.  The chapters do not contradict, as some have claimed - and we discuss why they do not.

We also discuss the timing of Lucifer's fall.  We talk about why God created everything in stages, rather than all at once, and the answer is interesting and another testimony to His care and concern for man.  From this look at Genesis 2:1-7, we talk at length about the Sabbath rest.  Also included in this study is a brief look at how wonderously the human body is - and what a testimony to the Creator we are!

 

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Genesis Lesson 14: Creation vs. Evolution {The Garden of Eden}

February 26, 2021 @ 12:01 pm

Genesis 2:8-17.  A Special Paradise (with one special Garden, two special trees, and four special rivers), a Specific Project, and a Single Prohibition!  

The name "Eden" comes from "edhen," a Hebrew word that means "delight".  A "garden" is a place enclosed, protected, and sheltered.  Eden was the place in which the garden was planted.  It had a special delight for man, not so much because it was any more perfect than the rest of the earth - which was all perfect at that time, but because God specifically made it for his delight.   Matthew Henry said, "God did not put man in a palace made of silver and gold, nor in a house made of ivory, but in the most beautiful and artful place of all: nature - a Garden furnished and adorned by God Himself".  

We disccuss so much more it is impossible to put it all down in this brief description!  You just need to listen yourself.

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Genesis Lesson 15: A Birth Day Gift for Adam {Woe! Man!}

February 26, 2021 @ 12:03 pm

"Woe! Man!" - that was Adam's response to the Lord's amazing birth day gift to him!

The Lord God did not declare everything He created to be "very good" until He completed His work with the creation of woman!  Man was only half His plan for the human race; Eve was in the mind of God long before she was in the arms of Adam!

There is no way on earth to compromise the theory of evolution with the Biblical creation account of woman, so those who try to push their ideas of what they call "Progressive Creationism" of "Theistic Evolutionism" need to absolutely rethink their position.

We discuss the Christology of Adam's deep sleep and the Hebrew meaning of the word "rib" - out of which and from which came his "bride" - and the institution of marriage (think of Christ and His Church)!  This is a fascinating lesson with a lot of truths you may never have realized.

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Genesis Lesson 16: The Temptation of Man

March 1, 2021 @ 9:00 am

No one can understand human nature without taking into consideration the most basic law of humanity, "The Law of Sin".  Genesis chapter 3 contains the record of the Fall of man; it is the only possible explanation for the condition in which the human race finds itself, with a depraved human nature, living in a sin-cursed world full of evil, decay, and death.  Genesis 3 gives us the only adequate explanation for the universal presence of sin.

This is A MUST lesson for every serious Bible student.  Why did God permit Satan's entrance into the Garden?  Who is Satan?  Why would a wise, good, loving God create the Devil?  Why doesn't He simply destroy him?  [Answers to those last two questions, "He didn't, but He will".]

In this lesson, we discuss "The Devil in Eden" (His descent to earth and His disguise in Eden) and "The Dialogue with Evil" (Eve's spiral downward as she doubted and distorted God's Word and listened to Satan's flat-out denial of God's Word and his false depiction of God's character).

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Genesis Lesson 19: The Great HOPE of Man {The First Gospel}

March 1, 2021 @ 9:01 am

THE MOST IMPORTANT PROPHECY IN SCRIPTURE is something for which all mankind should TRULY BE THANKFUL!!

This entire lesson is on one verse, Genesis 3:15, called "The Proto-evangelium" (meaning "The First Gospel").  It is God's promise to mankind after the Fall of the ultimate coming and victory of a Redeemer, born of a virgin (a woman's "Seed").  This single verse contains the beginning and the germ of all Biblical prophecy!  You MUST understand this verse to understand the "conflict of the ages" that is fought both in the heavens and on earth.  It is this conflict that provides the key to unlocking the mystery of the ultimate purpose of history.

Look with us in this study of Genesis 3:15 at (1) Two Enemies, (2) To Seeds, and (3) Two Bruisings.  Also included is a "jet tour" history lesson from the Fall to the Resurrection!!

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Genesis Lesson 17: The Fall of Man

March 1, 2021 @ 9:02 am

In complete contrast to the theory of evolution (that man is slowly evolving upward from the insignificant, microscopic piece of protoplasm from which he supposedly began), the Bible teach that man has devolved from the perfection he was at the beginning.  He has not evolved at all; in fact, the Bible principle is that evil men are waxing worse and worse (II Timothy 3:13).

In the previous lesson (#16), we discuss the fall of Satan to earth; in this lesson, we discuss the Fall of man on earth.  In the previous lesson, we learned of the temptation of Eve; in this lesson, we consider the tragedy of Adam, for it was his fall that resulted in the curse of sin and death that has affected the entire world, including (of course) the human race.

From the Christological perspective, it is fascinating to see why Adam deliberately sinned against God, for he WAS NOT deceived, as Eve had been (see I Timothy 2:14).   

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