Continuing in the book of Genesis is really taking me to new heights my God but before I begin let me give you a summary of what I’ve learned so far from this book. From the very beginning God opens the curtains for us as the mastermind Director. He knew how he wanted the book written and gave the approval to go forth with the Logos word. He knew what to put in and what not to put in these pages. I believe just to wet our appetite so we can find for ourselves what he wants for us to learn. I believe God knew how the bible was going to be put together (some argue that the chronological book order its out of order) I agree only in the sense that God knew how it was going to be put together and how we were going to take for granted to start in the book of Genesis and end in Revelation. I believe until we can do our own research and studying God ‘s word to get new revelation. There is a meaning in every Word detailed for us; I love this scripture 2 Timothy 2: 15 Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth. So I’m not mad because for me I agree that the book of Revelations should be the first book to read and Genesis the Last book. Frankly, whatever the Holy Ghost gives so be it. But that’s another study all by itself on what should be read first. I like to believe the latter; but that’s me. . – Bible reading for most of us began with the nook of Genesis. Of course, the most memorized verse in the bible below.
Genesis 1:1-2 King James Version (KJV)
1 In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.
2 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. So lets begin.
Genesis means origin or beginning. Here are my pointers. The Heaven and the Earth was created. One Heaven and One Earth it seems there is more to this then my natural understanding. Why is the first sentence in the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. Growing up I was a babysitter for the neighbors and eventually having my own children I loved to read stories and make up stories. When I hear In the beginning it seems a question was asked. In order for the question to be asked there had to be something to raise the question. For instance if I read a title of the book or let ‘s say “Once upon Time there were a prince and princess in the land of Beautiful” For me to come up with Once upon Time I would think what led me to say Once Upon a time. In the same instance In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. What else went on for God to give to Moses to say “In the beginning……. Another thought, in the book of Genesis there is what is called first mention of everything and everything. Genesis is the seed plot of the entire books of the bible; therefore Genesis proves the rest of the bible. The devil hates the book of Genesis. Remember the mililium why it was such a big deal; because the first 11 chapters of Genesis covers about 2000 years of history and the year 2000 woke up the world that the bible is coming to past. Genesis begins with God and ends with a coffin. The first five books are written by Moses called the Pentateuch.The Old Testament records the development of the nation of Israel and there are three key ingredients that make a nation People, Law and Land.
Outline of the Pentateuch.
- Genesis = The origin of a nation.
- Exodus = The deliverance of a nation.
- Leviticus = The life of a nation.
- Numbers = The testing of a nation.
- Deuteronomy = The reminders of a nation.
You can search or get teaching on the Law of First Mentions. Scripture reveals certain principles needed for the proper and faithful interpretation of that book. (It’s so important to get under a good teacher of biblical studies) It intimated the age-long strife there would be between the two seeds: the children of the Devil and those united unto Christ. And the Lord said unto Cain, “What hast thou done? the voice of thy brother’s blood crieth unto Me from the ground” (Gen. 4:10). That is the first time that all-important word “blood” is mentioned in the Scriptures, These principles have to be recognized as we the students seek to properly understand the Word. One of these principles is called “the law of first-mention”.The “law of first-mention” is the principle in the interpretation of Scripture which states that the first mention or occurrence of a subject in Scripture establishes an unchangeable pattern, with that subject remaining unchanged in the mind of God throughout Scripture.
The first Prophecy is in the book of Genesis. The first mention of Supernatural birth. The first recorded conversation with the devil Gen. 315 Said the Lord God to the serpent, “ And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel” (Gen. 3:15) . It intimated the age-long strife there would be between the two seeds: the children of the Devil and those united unto Christ. And the Lord said unto Cain, “What hast thou done? the voice of thy brother’s blood crieth unto Me from the ground” (Gen. 4:10). That is the first time that all-important word “blood” is mentioned in the Scriptures, The next prophecy was through Enoch (Jude 14, 15) just before the Flood! (The First Flood that wiped out the entire earth) nothing compared to the Tsunami that we see today. In the prophecy of Genesis 3:15, it was revealed that all human hope was to center in a Coming One (Jesus). It made known that the Coming One should be man, the woman’s “seed,” and therefore of supernatural birth. the first birth Abel and Cain; First Surgery, First day, First night; first women, first forbidden fruit, first poem, first sons Cain & Abel. The First time we hear about Light being Day and Darkness being Night I will look for more. If you come up with something leave in comment. Also, here is a good starting point of the 11 generations I spoke of this book. Ironically, there are 11 points.
1. Introduction the Generations, 1:1-2:3
2. Heaven and Earth, 2:4-4:26
3. Adam, 5:1-6:8
4. Noah, 6:9-9:29
5. Sons of Noah, 10:1-11:9
6. Shem, 11:10-26
7. Terah, 11:27-25:11
8. Ishmael, 25:12-18
9. Isaac, 25:19-35:29
10. Esau, 36:1-37:1
11. Jacob, 37:2-50:26.