Genesis one

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Genesis 1

Day one :

- Light
- A division between light and darkness


Day two :

- A division between the waters (beneath the expanse) and the waters (above the expanse)

Day three :

- A division between the seas and the dry land earth
- Grass and seed-bearing plants and trees yielding fruit along with seed on the earth


Day four :

- The greater luminary to dominate the day
- The lesser luminary to dominate the night
- The stars


Day five :

- The sea creatures
- The flying creatures


Day six :

- Domestic animals
- creeping animals
- Wild animals
- Man (male and female)
- Man must have in subjection all the animals
- Green vegetation for food
 

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It is a big surprise to think about the order of God’s creation compared to the disorder of human society, a society completely away from God ! Poor man !
 

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Genesis 2





Day seven :

- God begind to rest !

A history of the heavens and the earth :

At first, there was no bush and no vegetation and no rain and no man to cultivate the ground but a mist going up from the earth and watering the entire surface of the ground. And God made man out of dust from the ground and blew into his nostrils the breath of life and man became A LIVING SOUL (NEPHESH).
- The garden in Eden
- Man was put in it
- Every kind of vegetation in it
- The tree of life
- The tree of the knowledge of good and bad
- One river dividing into four rivers
- Man was supposed to cultivate and take care of the garden of Eden
- Man couldn’t eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and bad for in the day he eats from it he will certainly die
- God had been creating animals and man would give a name to each one
- God made a woman out of man (from one of his ribs)
- A man will leave his father and his mother and he will stick to his wife and they will become one flesh.
- They were naked and not ashamed of it
 

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Genesis 3

- The serpent asks Eve if they must not really eat from every tree of the garden. Of course, he doesn’t ask it to Adam because Adam received this commandment directly from God.
- So she answers that they must not eat from the tree which is in the middle of the garden. Of course, it is not in the middle of the garden for nothing. Of course, it is a symbol of God’s authority and by not eating from this tree, they recognize that God is their leader and that they depend on him.
- And they know that if they eat from it they will die.
- And the serpent answers that they certainly will not die meaning that God is a liar and they can’t trust him. He puts his authority in question. And he is jealous of the worship he gets from human beings. It is exactly the same with Job and the devil thinks, from the beginning, that he can take away all human beings from God and probably the same with God’s angels. And this is incredible because God gives the choice to human beings and to angels to obey him or not. It’s UP TO YOU! And there is no HALF CHOICE! It is YES or NO, it is not maybe yes or maybe not! And it is a question of LIFE or DEATH! And the usual message we hear is YOU CERTAINLY WILL NOT DIE! The problem is that it is not God’s message but the devil’s one just like in the beginning. And what happened to Adam and Eve: they died and we can die too if we don’t make God’s will!
- but he was right when he said that the day they ate the fruit they shouldn’t have to, their eyes opened and they started knowing good and bad meaning they opposed God and disowned him but there was no way back. Because they were perfect. And they were selfish because they only thought about them and Adam was the more guilty because he didn’t want to lose his wife. Moreover, God had done a really good Job because Adam didn’t want to lose his wife but it was no excuse. And all humanity paid the price and we pay the price till today!
- After eating, they realize they are naked and they dress themselves.
- When God call them, they hide because they perfectly know what they did.
- And how does Adam answer God? Adam rejected the fault on Eve! How courageous! And Eve does the same with the devil!
- The serpent is cursed!
- There appears an opposition between the serpent and the woman and the serpent’s offspring and the woman’s one and “he will crush your head and you will strike him in the heel”.
- God will increase the pain of woman’s pregnancy and the man will dominate his wife.
- The ground is cursed because of Adam and man will have to work hard to cultivate it and feed himself.
- And human beings are going to die.
- And after that Adam names his wife Eve because she will become the mother of everyone living.
- And god made clothes to them.
- And he expelled them from the garden of Eden so they couldn’t eat from the tree of life and live forever.
 

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Genesis 4

- Birth of Cain who becomes a cultivator
- Birth of Abel who becomes a shepherd
- Both make offers to God but only Abel is looked with favor because of his attitude. So Cain becomes angry but he doesn’t change of attitude. On the contrary, he killed his brother which shows who he really is. But his parents opposed God so it is logical! But it didn’t prevent Abel from having a good attitude! So it’s not because the majority acts badly that everybody without exception must do the same! Even if there are few examples in the Bible, there are good examples and that’s what counts! It is always easier to do what’s wrong rather than doing what’s right!
- Then Cain is cursed in banishment and becomes a wanderer and a fugitive. Later Cain becomes father of Enoch and Cain builds a city and names it after his son Enoch. And they get more children.
- Birth of Seth, the third child of Adam and Eve
- Seth becomes father of Enosch. At that time people begin calling on the name of God. So human beings stayed awqay from God for quite a lot of time.
 

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Genesis 5

- Adam got Seth when he was 130.
- He lived a total of 930 years.
- He got many sons and daughters.
- Seth lives a total of 912 years
- Enosh lived a total of 905 years.
- Kenan lived a total of 910 years
- Mahalalel lived for a total of 895 years.
- Jared lived for a total of 962 years.
- Enoch lived for a total of 365 years and walked with the true God.
- Methuselah lived for a total of 969 years.
- Lamech lived for a total of 777 years.
- Noah was 500 when he became father to Shem, Ham and Japheth.
 

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Genesis 6

- Some angels decide to go down to the earth and get married with human wives.
- As a consequence, God decides to reduce man’s life to 120 years.
- They have sons, the Nephilim, who are the mighty ones.
- Wickedness keeps growing to such a point that God decides to put an end to the human society.
- But he wants to save Noah who walks with God.
- He has three sons: Shem, Ham and Japheth.
- He tells Noah to build an ark to protect him from the flood.
 

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Genesis 7

- God tells Noah to enter into the ark with his family and the animals.

- There will be a flood for 40 days and 40 nights.

- Every living thing God made will die.

- Noah was 600 years

- The flood started 7 days later.

- The ark floated.

- All the tall mountains were covered.

- The waters kept covering the earth for 150 days.
 

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- And they know that if they eat from it they will die.
- And the serpent answers that they certainly will not die meaning that God is a liar and they can’t trust him. He puts his authority in question. And he is jealous of the worship he gets from human beings. It is exactly the same with Job and the devil thinks, from the beginning, that he can take away all human beings from God and probably the same with God’s angels. And this is incredible because God gives the choice to human beings and to angels to obey him or not. It’s UP TO YOU! And there is no HALF CHOICE! It is YES or NO, it is not maybe yes or maybe not! And it is a question of LIFE or DEATH! And the usual message we hear is YOU CERTAINLY WILL NOT DIE! The problem is that it is not God’s message but the devil’s one just like in the beginning.
The lie at the heart of the fall of man and the corruption of all creation is repeated by many to this very day.
 

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Yes human history is a repetition and men keep doing the same mistakes they choose to do! it's their choice! That's why it is necessary to read both the old and the new testaments to understand how far we are from God's world! And we also need to remember what happened to the Israelites and the Jews, how they were rejected! The Israelites left Egypt and they were nearly eradicated but Moses prevented it but all the adults died in the wilderness because they didn't trust God and they wanted to go back to Egypt! And it will happen again and again!
 

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Genesis 1

Day one :

- Light
- A division between light and darkness


Day two :

- A division between the waters (beneath the expanse) and the waters (above the expanse)

Day three :

- A division between the seas and the dry land earth
- Grass and seed-bearing plants and trees yielding fruit along with seed on the earth


Day four :

- The greater luminary to dominate the day
- The lesser luminary to dominate the night
- The stars


Day five :

- The sea creatures
- The flying creatures


Day six :

- Domestic animals
- creeping animals
- Wild animals
- Man (male and female)
- Man must have in subjection all the animals
- Green vegetation for food
ever notice the revelation of the new when you look at the old ?

the natural

In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep.

And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.

And God said, Let there be light: and there was light.

And God saw the light, that it was good:

and God divided the light from the darkness.”
‭‭Genesis‬ ‭1:1-4‬ ‭KJV‬‬

and then the revelation of the spiritual comes in

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God.

All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made.

In him was life; and the life was the light of men. And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not.

… That was the true Light, which lighteth every man that cometh into the world.

He was in the world, and the world was made by him, and the world knew him not.”
‭‭John‬ ‭1:1-5, 9-10‬ ‭KJV‬‬

“Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.”
‭‭John‬ ‭8:12‬ ‭KJV‬‬


first came the natural and then the spirit is revealed

“Howbeit that was not first which is spiritual, but that which is natural; and afterward that which is spiritual.”
‭‭1 Corinthians‬ ‭15:46‬ ‭KJV‬‬

so you have this creation

“In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.”
‭‭Genesis‬ ‭1:1-2‬ ‭KJV‬‬

and this new beginning which came after

I beheld the earth, and, lo, it was without form, and void; and the heavens, and they had no light.”
‭‭Jeremiah‬ ‭4:23‬ ‭KJV‬‬

“Thou hast heard, see all this; and will not ye declare it? I have shewed thee new things from this time, even hidden things, and thou didst not know them. They are created now, and not from the beginning; even before the day when thou heardest them not; lest thou shouldest say, Behold, I knew them.

Hearken unto me, O Jacob and Israel, my called; I am he; I am the first, I also am the last. Mine hand also hath laid the foundation of the earth, and my right hand hath spanned the heavens: when I call unto them, they stand up together.

Come ye near unto me, hear ye this; I have not spoken in secret from the beginning; from the time that it was, there am I: and now the Lord God, and his Spirit, hath sent me. Thus saith the Lord, thy Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel; I am the Lord thy God which teacheth thee to profit, which leadeth thee by the way that thou shouldest go.”
‭‭Isaiah‬ ‭48:6-7, 12-13, 16-17‬ ‭KJV‬‬

Leading to

“For, behold, I create new heavens and a new earth:

and the former shall not be remembered, nor come into mind.”
‭‭Isaiah‬ ‭65:17


Just some considerations God bless
 

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Just one thing as you mention John 1:1, if I look at the interlinear translation:

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God , and the Word was God.”

- THE saying (word) = ho logos (THE = ho = definite article)

-AND THE saying (word) = kai ho logos (THE = ho = definite article)

- WAS TOWARD THE God = En pros ton theon (THE = ton = definite article)

- AND God WAS THE saying (word) =kai theos En ho logos (God = theos =no article meaning indefinite article = a = a god / THE = ho = definite article)

- When you start learning modern Greek, the first thing you learn is the different use of the definite and indefinite articles.

- If you want to say the boy, you always employ the definite article before the noun.

- If you want to say a boy, you can employ one or nothing, there is no difference. So to say “a boy” they say “boy” or “one boy”.

- In Ancient Greek there was no indefinite article so to say “a boy” they would say “boy”
 

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Genesis 8

God uses a wind so it stops raining and the waters start subsiding. Finally the ark comes to rest on Mount Ararat. Then the tops of the mountains appear. And Noah sends out a raven but it comes back. Then he sends a dove but it comes back too. Seven days later he sends again the dove and it comes back with a freshly plucked olive leaf in its bill. He waits seven more days and he sends out the dove but it does not return. When the earth is drying, Noah removes the covering of the ark. When the earth is dried, God tells Noah to go out of the ark. And Noah builds an altar to God and takes some of all the clean animals and offers them on the altar. And God decides not to destroy again humanity through a flood. And the earth will keep producing food.
 

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Genesis 9

God blesses Noah and his sons and he tells them to fill the earth. Now animals will fear human beings and they can eat them. But as Genesis 9:4 says: “But flesh with the life thereof, [which is] the blood thereof, shall ye not eat.”

(yea flesh in soul-of him blood-of him not you shall-eat)

in soul-of him = b.nphsh.u

https://www.scripture4all.org/OnlineInterlinear/Hebrew_Index.htm

https://biblehub.com/interlinear/genesis/9-4.htm

you shall eat not blood with its life flesh

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nephesh

Nephesh
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Nephesh (נֶ֫פֶשׁ‎ nép̄eš) is a Biblical Hebrew word which occurs in the Hebrew Bible. The word refers to the aspects of sentience, and human beings and other animals are both described as having nephesh.[1][2] Plants, as an example of live organisms, are not referred in the Bible as having nephesh. The term נפש‎ is literally "soul", although it is commonly rendered as "life" in English translations.[3] One view is that nephesh relates to sentient being without the idea of life and that, rather than having a nephesh, a sentient creation of God is a nephesh. In Genesis 2:7 the text is not that Adam was given a nephesh but that Adam "became a living nephesh." Nephesh when put with another word can detail aspects related to the concept of nephesh; with רוּחַ‎ rûach ("spirit") it describes a part of mankind that is immaterial, like one's mind, emotions, will, intellect, personality, and conscience, as in Job 7:11.[4][5]

Biblical use

The word nephesh occurs 754 times in the Hebrew Bible. The first four times nephesh is used in the Bible, it is used exclusively to describe animals: Gen 1:20 (sea life), Gen 1:21 (great sea life), Gen 1:24 (land creatures), Gen 1:30 (birds and land creatures). At Gen 2:7 nephesh is used as description of man.

Job 12:7–10 parallels the words רוח (ruah) and נפׁש (nephesh): “In His hand is the life (nephesh) of every living thing and the spirit (ruah) of every human being.”

The Hebrew term, nephesh chayyah is often translated "living soul".[6] Chayyah alone is often translated living thing or animal.[7]

Often nephesh is used as saving your life, nephesh then is referring to complete person's life as in Joshua 2:13; Isaiah 44:20; 1 Samuel 19:11; Psalm 6:5; 49:15; 72:13.

In Greek the word ψυχή (psyche) is the closest equivalent to the Hebrew nephesh.[8] In its turn, the Latin word for ψυχή is anima, etymon of the word animal.

If A man kills a man he must be killed. And God establishes a covenant with Noah and his sons so that he will never destroy humanity through a flood. And he puts his rainbow to remember it. The Noah’s three sons are Shem, Ham and Japheth. One day, Noah drinks wine and he becomes intoxicated and he gets naked inside his tent and Ham sees him and tells his brothers and both cover their father without seeing his nakedness. When Noah wakes up, he curses Ham’s descendants. And Noah lives for 350 years after the Flood and in total 950 years before he dies.
 

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And much is missed if this is all you see.
 

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for example?
 

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Genesis 10

In this chapter we are told about Noah’s sons and their children.

One of the sons of Ham is Cush who becomes father to Nimrod who is the first to become a mighty one on the earth and he opposes God. He builds many cities such as Babel and Nineveh.
 

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Genesis 11

People used to speak only one language. And they built a big city called Babel with a big tower and they didn’t want to fill the earth. So God confused their language so they couldn’t understand each other and they left the city. In this chapter we are told about Shem’s history which leads us to Terah Abram’s father. Abram’s wife was Sarai and Terah and Abram and Lot left Ur to go to the land of Canaan.
 
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"A higher plane," hehe
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Genesis 1 is absolutely astounding. Brilliant and divine. Let me share just a few thoughts.

Gen 1:1 In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.

^ Look at the underlined words. The creation of time, space, and matter are all encapsulated in this verse.

Consider the usage of the terms "evening and morning." This is one of the greatest arguments for actual, literal 24-hour days in the Creation week.

Consider the terms "after his kind" and "seed in itself." These are crushing denials of evolutionism. Plants and animals procreate their own kind of organism. Everything did not evolve from a single organism over eons.

Gen 1:14 And God said, Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days, and years:

^ This is denial of scientism's conclusion that there are myriad habitable worlds "out there." The sun, moon, and stars were created for purposes of signs, seasons, days, and years. The Earth was made to be inhabited.

Gen 1:16 And God made two great lights; the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night: he made the stars also.

^ The moon is not a reflector, she is a light. There are numerous passages about the moon having "her own light."

Gen 1:28 And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth.

^ God's command to fill the Earth is not qualified. This is a direct challenge to the Luciferian haters of humanity who want to curb population growth and who see humanity as a pest or plague on the Earth.
 

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Good.

When I read about God’s creation in Genesis, I see a program and a structure and order like everywhere in the Old Testament in relation with God. Of course, in the old Testament you find disorder everywhere because of man. And man is always looking for disorder. Even the name Old Testament is a joke because when you read this part of the Bible you see God’s order. That’s why people usually don’t understand God. So this part of the Bible is not an old testament, it’s a living one and we need to know it to understand God. Of course, every time, it is more difficult because we get more and more disorder so this world is going to the opposite direction so this world is a joke!