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Jesus Christs’ Memorial Parsha Beresheit in Genesis 1-6

October 14, 2010

Welcome to the Memorial Parsha of Jesus Christs’ Beresheit. Sabbath, September 2nd, 2010. Genesis 1 through Genesis 6. Share

 1In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.
 2And 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.
 3And God said, Let there be light: and there was light.
 4And God saw the light, that it was good: and God divided the light from the darkness.
 5And God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And the evening and the morning were the first day.
 6And God said, Let there be a firmament in the midst of the waters, and let it divide the waters from the waters.
 7And God made the firmament, and divided the waters which were under the firmament from the waters which were above the firmament: and it was so.
 8And God called the firmament Heaven. And the evening and the morning were the second day.
 9And God said, Let the waters under the heaven be gathered together unto one place, and let the dry land appear: and it was so.
 10And God called the dry land Earth; and the gathering together of the waters called he Seas: and God saw that it was good.
 11And God said, Let the earth bring forth grass, the herb yielding seed, and the fruit tree yielding fruit after his kind, whose seed is in itself, upon the earth: and it was so.
 12And the earth brought forth grass, and herb yielding seed after his kind, and the tree yielding fruit, whose seed was in itself, after his kind: and God saw that it was good.
 13And the evening and the morning were the third day.
 14And 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:
 15And let them be for lights in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth: and it was so.
 16And 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.
 17And God set them in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth,
 18And to rule over the day and over the night, and to divide the light from the darkness: and God saw that it was good.
 19And the evening and the morning were the fourth day.
 20And God said, Let the waters bring forth abundantly the moving creature that hath life, and fowl that may fly above the earth in the open firmament of heaven.
 21And God created great whales, and every living creature that moveth, which the waters brought forth abundantly, after their kind, and every winged fowl after his kind: and God saw that it was good.
 22And God blessed them, saying, Be fruitful, and multiply, and fill the waters in the seas, and let fowl multiply in the earth.
 23And the evening and the morning were the fifth day.
 24And God said, Let the earth bring forth the living creature after his kind, cattle, and creeping thing, and beast of the earth after his kind: and it was so.
 25And God made the beast of the earth after his kind, and cattle after their kind, and every thing that creepeth upon the earth after his kind: and God saw that it was good.
 26And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.
 27So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.
 28And 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 o f the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth.
 29And God said, Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed, which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, in the which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed; to you it shall be for meat.
 30And to every beast of the earth, and to every fowl of the air, and to every thing that creepeth upon the earth, wherein there is life, I have given every green herb for meat: and it was so.
 31And God saw every thing that he had made, and, behold, it was very good. And the evening and the morning were the sixth day.

Genesis 2 (King James Version) 

 1Thus the heavens and the earth were finished, and all the host of them.
 2And on the seventh day God ended his work which he had made; and he rested on the seventh day from all his work which he had made.
 3And God blessed the seventh day, and sanctified it: because that in it he had rested from all his work which God created and made.
 4These are the generations of the heavens and of the earth when they were created, in the day that the LORD God made the earth and the heavens,
 5And every plant of the field before it was in the earth, and every herb of the field before it grew: for the LORD God had not caused it to rain upon the earth, and there was not a man to till the ground.
 6But there went up a mist from the earth, and watered the whole face of the ground.
 7And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.
 8And the LORD God planted a garden eastward in Eden; and there he put the man whom he had formed.
 9And out of the ground made the LORD God to grow every tree that is pleasant to the sight, and good for food; the tree of life also in the midst of the garden, and the tree of knowledge of good and evil.
 10And a river went out of Eden to water the garden; and from thence it was parted, and became into four heads.
 11The name of the first is Pison: that is it which compasseth the whole land of Havilah, where there is gold;
 12And the gold of that land is good: there is bdellium and the onyx stone.
 13And the name of the second river is Gihon: the same is it that compasseth the whole land of Ethiopia.
 14And the name of the third river is Hiddekel: that is it which goeth toward the east of Assyria. And the fourth river is Euphrates.
 15And the LORD God took the man, and put him into the garden of Eden to dress it and to keep it.
 16And the LORD God commanded the man, saying, Of every tree of the garden thou mayest freely eat:
 17But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die.
 18And the LORD God said, It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him an help meet for him.
 19And out of the ground the LORD God formed every beast of the field, and every fowl of the air; and brought them unto Adam to see what he would call them: and whatsoever Adam called every living creature, that was the name thereof.
 20And Adam gave names to all cattle, and to the fowl of the air, and to every beast of the field; but for Adam there was not found an help meet for him.
 21And the LORD God caused a deep sleep to fall upon Adam, and he slept: and he took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh instead thereof;
 22And the rib, which the LORD God had taken from man, made he a woman, and brought her unto the man.
 23And Adam said, “This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh: she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man.
 24Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh.”
 25And they were both naked, the man and his wife, and were not ashamed.

Video, Donald Lawrence, “Back to Eden.” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QiIgjsWIzho
Commentary:

This is a story of God’s Majesty and Human Dignity. The writer says that God’s glory is above the heavens, if we are not caught up above the heavens is there even more to know about God’s creations in the Cosmos and the higher heavens, New Jerusalem. (Psalm 8:5,6 and Hebrews 2:7).  While many begin to learn the name of the creator, others are saying that if you call him anyother name that it is blaspheme. Here are some of the names that Christian Doctrine invented for Elokim is English for God and Adonai is English for LORD — and Jehovah is Gods name (Psalm 83:18 and Exodus 6:3). Many times you will hear a Christian say Jehovah Gmolah (the LORD God of Recompense), however this name is only describing the what the One True God, and creator of all of heaven and earth is doing for a believer at the time. (Isaiah 61:8).
Elohim – Some Christians believe that the first occurrence of this title is in Genesis 1:1 and is translated in the King James Version (KJV) as “God.” It appears in the Old Testament about 2,500 times. It describes God’s greatness and glory; it displays God’s power and Sovereignity; and also means sovereignty.
Jevhovah, or Yahweh – Many Christians also believe that the first occurrence of this title is in genesis 4:1 and is translated in the King James Version as “LORD.” The name “LORD,” or as some Christians would like to believe “it,” appears in the Old Testament over 6,000 times. On the contrast, God does not go by a lot of different names and I can assure that the person that wrote this had ancestors that were pagan and unspiritual.

Rosh Hashanah (in Hebrew)
Rosh Hashanah

Moreover, some Christians wrote that Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob are know God by the name of El Shaddai, which means the Eternal, the Immutable One, He who WAS, and IS, and IS TO COME (Genesis 21:33; Exodus 3:13-14, Exodus 6:3; Psalm 83:1; Isaiah 12:2; and Isaiah 26:2). However, the Hebrew Bible, nor King James himself are suggesting this doctrine, but the philosophy has an interesting twist. Unlike the true believer, many Christians know how important Jerusalem is to Christ, as he waits for the Kingdom of God to be fulfilled. If many Christians would have partaken in Rosh Hashanah then you would have read the binding of Isaac, in Genesis 21:33 on the first day. Most importantly if you examine Psalm 83:5-7, you have to look at the wonders God has performed in redeeming His people against their adversaries, the confederates that join with Amalek, the Edomites and the Ishmaelites, this is pretty scary and is no laughing matter. Yet in verse twelve there is hope, that yet the Third Temple, will be rebuilt. (Psalm 83:12). It is sad because some people will let Christ be their Lord and Saviour, only if he they feel their beliefs have caused Him to be crucified on the cross. Ironically your doctrine comes so close to the birth of the world, to even idealize the exact location as the Temple threshingfloor in Jerusalem. The question is will I or will I continue to take the abuse and rebellion of some two and half-million Christians who will not observe Rosh Hashanah or Yom Kippur?, I don’t think so… Christ will give the final banquet, but I give up. Jesus said, “Matthew 26:29, I tell you, I will not drink of this fruit of the vine from now on until that day when I drink it anew with you in my Father’s kingdom.” (Matthew 26).

Binding of Isaac in Genesis 21

Many times people try to explain the foundations of the world. You have people who build their entire lives on legalism and the theories that he can explain and so there is no need for the bible. However, I found that if you carefully listen to Psalm 8 and Genesis 1 and Genesis 2, that basically explain the scientific truths and facts about the origins of man and the earth. Yet the foolish things to man are God’s glory. 

Many people think that the Garden of Eden is Asia, but creation clearly demonstrates that the beginning started in the land of Cush, in the continent of Africa. You can basically tell where the garden is near by the rivers and the clouds that bring rain onto the earth. It is important that you situate yourself into a good bible believing church that celebrates your unique ethnicity. Never fellowship with a person that has their eye on evil to enslave you into sinful bondage. You deserve to be happy and the individual priest of your happiness until the end of time.
There are some do’s and don’ts that I expect from people that invite me to their sanctuary. I don’t like for a person to think that the movement is Church. The church is in no way a movement. Now there are some impressive movements like the entire religion of Islam. There is also the movement of the Latter Day Saints, which may also hold services on Sunday. Nevertheless, the church of God which is in your heart is not a movement. As a matter of fact all the individuals that follow the mandates of the Apostle Paul that gives the exact structure of the church for Gentiles, this is in no way a movement. Shout out to a new neighbor: Liberty House Ministries.  “Now the Lord is that Spirit, and where the spirit of the Lord is, there is LIBERTY! (2nd Corinthians 3:17). I really like this catchy phrase because I don’t want people to assume that I am co-dependent. There are a lot of things that Christians can do to make the case for Christ, unfortunately we are dealing with Christ so no matter how bad you mess up, you can’t make the case against for Christ.
I don’t like when people ask, were your ancestors slaves? I find this very offensive to assume that my ancestors were slaves. One lady at a Messianic place said to me, “Well looking at your hair, people will think you are African American and that’s all you should be. Looking at me, and the fact that my mother is Irish, I can be whatever I want to be. Then she said, “I am confused, ‘how can you say that you are by nationality Cherokee Indian?’ I replied to her, it really is not any of your business who my ancestors are, but I can’t be separated from my people because you did not get the approval.” A lot of times if you hair is thick, like mine, and it really is a good grade and texture but it is thick and ethnic, there is nothing coarse about me. People may say to you, “excuse me are you in the wrong place?” The bottom line is I did not approve of slavery prior to 1868, and I won’t approve of slavery in 2010. So don’t ask me what I think about Moses’ Law. Regardless of what the bible says, America was a coward and an abomination when it came to matters of forced slavery. I have always advocated for economic empowerment and the a solid family structure. If slavery is ever re-instituted in other countries, I think that it would be the worse in America. Besides, I am not foolish or jealous of any other American citizen and so I wish all of my fellow Americans the very best. Even though sometimes I can feel my ancestors saying this is really hard to make a case for Christ, when they were here for over 12,000 years and they wake up to virtually nothing even in 2010, but the assurance of death as the last enemy.(1st Corinthians 15:26). My gatherings will be in the honor of the House of Stuart, House of Aaron, House of Israel.
What to name your Knessets (Synagogues)?
We are discouraging the use of names for our Synagogues names that include: “Temple,” as “Temple Israel,” “Temple Abraham” etc…
We are commanded to present our offerings to God only on the alter in The Jewish “Temple” in Jerusalem. We do not want to appear to be building alternate alters or “alternate temples” to our God in diasporas.
Thus, we are recommending to our Leaders and Elders to name their diasporas gatherings; “House of _________ (Your Name), House of Israel, House of Abraham, etc…..
Or; Beit ________(Your Name), Beit Israel, Beyit, Bait etc…
Or __________(Your Name) Knesset. Or names like; “Israel Knesset,” “Abraham Knesset” etc….
Or Ben __________(Your Name) etc…. Or Benai Israel, Benai Abraham, etc….
Our Knessets are tribal, united monarchies, in which you sit in the place Moses for your tribe, as king and priest.
Shalom, Ken Zaken

Nevertheless, there are even more exciting developments of man’s journey into the perfect paradise and then his uneventful exit out of the perfect paradise, the garden of Eden. In Genesis 3, man’s eyes are opened after he is made to fall by transgression. There are a lot of busy people that are very subtle and speak falsely and they are simply liars. However you should never fall into the habit of speaking ill of people, you should simply ignore a liar. This entire chapter is dedicated unto uncovering the transgressor, the original Anti-Christ.
Next in Genesis 4, Adam and Eve bore two male children. Adam and Eve clearly say that one child is a man from the Lord. Cain does not please God with his fruits. God warns Cain that he will not get a reign on his sin. In this story, I would like to believe that Abel did everything possible to avoid frustrating his brother; because Cain is the first murder recorded in the Hebrew Bible. Nevertheless, after the first murder occurred a new son was born to Adam and his wife, Eve and she named her son Seth (God has appointed another seed for me instead of Abel, whom Cain killed). In life you will meet original murders (the son of perdition) and you will meet original seeds of God. (Genesis 4:25).
Next in Genesis 5, “In the day that God crated man, He made man in his likeness, a likeness of God. God created them both male and female. God blessed the male and the female and called them Mankind in the day they were created. This is amazing how God has given each person including the poor and the destitute lordship over all of the earth, we are custodians with boundaries. Man is made for woman and woman is made for man, a child should always be planned and considered from God. Adam lives to be one hundred and thirty years old and begot a son in his own likeness, after his image and named him Seth. Unlike Jesus who is the only begotten Son of God, the lamb of God. (John 1:14). You have to remember that Adam continued to wait for the mother of all living things to signal a good time to have more children and then after 800 years Adam had procreated sons and daughters. Like Abraham, Adam was the father of the living. Abram became the father of the Hamitic people. Noah was born to Lamech when he was when he was five 589 years old, he died at the age of 777 years old. Nevertheless Methuselah was the first Apostle of God, and he lived the long at 689 years old. As Apostles and Disciples of God, you may be challenged to live a life where God is the head of the household. I personally know that having children 365 years before God has ordained you to have a child will not help your walk with God (Genesis 5:22). You may go 300 or 500 years without seeing a mate to procreate or even 600 years without having a second child with a woman like Eve, but it will be worth the obedience to God instead of committing adultery and fornication. In concluding Chapter 5, Noah, a righteous preacher was 500 years old when he begot my ancestor, Shem, and then he begot Ham, and Japheth. (Genesis 5:32).
In the last chapter of this memorial Parsha is Genesis 6, through verses 8. This chapter addresses the wickedness of man, and so God judges man. God is sovereign and he judges man. Again, if you have not found the right mate then I encourage you to wait on God for the opposite sex. At this point God initially cuts down the years of man from 900 to 120 years of age. I think what triggered God to reduce the years that mortal mankind can live is that the sons of God saw the daughters of men, that they were beautiful, and they took wives for themselves of all whom they chose. (Genesis 6:2). God wants you to trust totally in him, he wants a man with a woman, and a woman with a man. There is no need to be try – sexual. God is able and he can provide you with a mate, all you have to do is wait on God. As you can see Adam and all of his great grandsons weighted 300 to 500 years before begetting another child.

Video, Lincoln Brewster, “Lord I lift your name on high.” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ayg7WwRr4sQ
God said, My spirit shall not always strive with man, for that he also is flesh: yet his days shall be an hundred and twenty years. (Genesis 6:3).  During the time of the early sons of God, there were giants on the earth and when the sons of God knew the daughters of men they bore children to them; the sons of God were mighty men who were of old, men of renown. Nevertheless even god himself had grieved that he had created mankind because saw the wickedness of man was great in the earth and that every intent of the thoughts were just evil. God said, I will destroy man whom I have created from the face of the earth; both man, and beast, and the creeping thing, and the fowls of the air; for it repenteth me that I have made them.
Disciples References:
Psalm 8:1,2 -A psalm of David.
 1 O LORD, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth! You have set your glory above the heavens.  2 From the lips of children and infants you have ordained praise [b]because of your enemies, to silence the foe and the avenger.
Psalm 21:5
Revelations 21:1-3

Psalm 19:14 “May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, O LORD, my Rock and my Redeemer.”
John 4:23
Yet a time is coming and has now come when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth, for they are the kind of worshipers the Father seeks.
John 4:24
God is spirit, and his worshipers must worship in spirit and in truth.”
the Spirit of truth. The world cannot accept him, because it neither sees him nor knows him. But you know him, for he lives with you and will be in you.
John 15:26
“When the Counselor comes, whom I will send to you from the Father, the Spirit of truth who goes out from the Father, he will testify about me.
John 16:13
But when he, the Spirit of truth, comes, he will guide you into all truth. He will not speak on his own; he will speak only what he hears, and he will tell you what is yet to come.
Recommended References:
The Bible. Biblegateway.com. The Book of Genesis: Chapter 1:1-33. Last reviewed, Friday, October 8th, 2010 19:07. http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=genesis%201&version=KJV
The Bible. Biblegateway.com. The Book of Genesis: Chapter 2:1-25. Last reviewed, Friday, October 8th, 2010 19:07 EST. http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Genesis+2&version=KJV
Other Resources:
Jehovah-Elyon (The Lord most high) see Psalm 7:17, Psalm 47:2; Psalm 97:9
Jehovah-M’Kaddesh (The Lord our sanctifier) see Leviticus 20:7-8; Leviticus 21:8; Leviticus 22:9,16,32; and Ezekiel 20:12.
Jehovah-Shalom (The Lord our peace) see Judges 6:24
Jehovah-Tsidkenu (The Lord our righteousness) see Jeremiah 23:6 and Jeremiah 33:16
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