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Pamphlet #6242 Genesis KC 16-2

This fixes the exact date of the Flood,
beginning the solar year 2348 B.C.

Genesis 7:1
And the LORD said unto Noah, Come thou and all thy house into the ark; for thee have I seen righteous before me in this generation.
Noah and his family have come under the divine protection of our Father
and are invited aboard His ark.

The invitation is still open today for the ark of the end time.

[2] Of every clean beast thou shalt take to thee by sevens, the male and his female: and of beasts that are not clean by two, the male and his female.
The reason for seven of the "clean" animals is that only "clean" animals could be used for sacrifice.

For those who may not yet know, a "clean" animal isn't one that has had a bath,
but rather is one that our Father created that could be eaten as food.

"Unclean" animals are not to be eaten and are like putting kerosene in you car's gas tank.

Read Leviticus chapter 11 for details and a list.

Nothing has changed today in this regard.
(That ought to get me some e-mail.)

[3] Of fowls also of the air by sevens, the male and the female; to keep seed alive upon the face of all the earth.
[4] For yet seven days, and I will cause it to rain upon the earth forty days and forty nights; and every living substance that I have made will I destroy from off the face of the earth.
The number seven denotes "spiritual perfection",
while the number 40 signifies "testing" or "probation".

 All these folks in Noah's day were put on probation.

Did you know that 1 out every 5 verses in the Bible contains at least one number?

Did you know that numbers in scripture have spiritual significance?

They help us to partake of that "hidden manna", giving us a deeper level of understanding.

For instance: each time the number 40 is used throughout the Bible it denotes probation or testing.

It rained 40 days and 40 nights at the time of the flood.

Israel wandered in the wilderness 40 years.

Moses was on the mountain 40 days.

Christ was tempted of Satan 40 days in the wilderness, etc.

Here are a few other numbers and their meanings:

5 = Grace
6 = Man
7 = Spiritual Perfection
8 = New Beginnings
10 = Law or Ordinal Perfection as in the 10 commandments
12 = Governmental Perfection as in 12 tribes, 12 apostles, etc.
If you are fortunate to have a Companion Bible,
appendix 10 will explain the significance of numbers in more detail.

Additionally, we have several good resources available on Biblical numerics.

[5] And Noah did according unto all that the LORD commanded him.
And he didn't whine and moan and complain.

He probably had sign hanging in his workshop that said "Just Do It".

[6] And Noah was six hundred years old when the flood of waters was upon the earth.
600 is the number connected with warfare.

Pharaoh pursued Israel with 600 chariots, etc., etc.

[7] And Noah went in, and his sons, and his wife, and his sons' wives with him, into the ark, because of the waters of the flood.
[8] Of clean beasts, and of beasts that are not clean, and of fowls, and of every thing that creepeth upon the earth,
[9] There went in two and two unto Noah into the ark, the male and the female, as God had commanded Noah.
[10] And it came to pass after seven days, that the waters of the flood were upon the earth.
One week, then judgment began.
[11] In the six hundredth year of Noah's life, in the second month, the seventeenth day of the month, the same day were all the fountains of the great deep broken up, and the windows of heaven were opened.
This fixes the exact date of the Flood,
beginning the solar year 2348 B.C.

It was Noah's 600th year and Methuselah died at age 969 in the first month of this flood year.

Here in verse 11 we see the earth opening up and bringing forth the flood.

In Rev. 12:16 we see the earth opening up and swallowing the flood (the lies of Satan).

[12] And the rain was upon the earth forty days and forty nights.

[13] In the selfsame day entered Noah, and Shem, and Ham, and Japheth, the sons of Noah, and Noah's wife, and the three wives of his sons with them, into the ark;

[14] They, and every beast after his kind, and all the cattle after their kind, and every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth after his kind, and every fowl after his kind, every bird of every sort.

We suggested in a earlier study that these were the domestic
and farm animals that existed only with the Adamic people in the region, land, eretz, where they lived.
[15] And they went in unto Noah into the ark, two and two of all flesh, wherein is the breath of life.
Remember in Gen. 6:3 that man had also become flesh.

One thing is for sure, all the races, including the sons of Cain (kenites)
survived the Flood of Noah,
whether they were aboard the ark or in other countries unaffected by the deluge.

[16] And they that went in, went in male and female of all flesh, as God had commanded him: and the LORD shut him in.
God Himself shut the door of the ark.

Never can it be said that it was man who shut the door on them and wouldn't let them aboard the ark.

They will be without excuse at judgment.

[17] And the flood was forty days upon the earth; and the waters increased, and bare up the ark, and it was lift up above the earth.
What a sight that must have been!
[18] And the waters prevailed, and were increased greatly upon the earth; and the ark went upon the face of the waters.

[19] And the waters prevailed exceedingly upon the earth; and all the high hills, that were under the whole heaven, were covered.

[20] Fifteen cubits upward did the waters prevail; and the mountains were covered.

[21] And all flesh died that moved upon the earth, both of fowl, and of cattle, and of beast, and of every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth, and every man:

All of the remaining animals, birds, etc., including the giants and all of Adam's descendents died.
[22] All in whose nostrils was the breath of life, of all that was in the dry land, died.

[23] And every living substance was destroyed which was upon the face of the ground, both man, and cattle, and the creeping things, and the fowl of the heaven; and they were destroyed from the earth: and Noah only remained alive, and they that were with him in the ark.

The word "destroyed" literally means "blotted out".

And so the bloodline of Adam has been purged, purified by judgment.

The adamic race through which the Messiah would come,
now begins anew with it's eight remaining souls aboard the ark.

The number eight means "new beginnings".

How appropriate.

[24] And the waters prevailed upon the earth an hundred and fifty days.
As it was in the beginning, so shall it be in the end.

The "flood" of lies soon to engulf those adrift in the sea of peoples in this generation, will also prevail 5 months.

We know that from Revelation chapter 9, for it is also called the locust army.

And do you want to know something even more specific?

The time of the swarming stage of locusts is from May to September!

Look it up in the encyclopedia.

It's 5 months!

The Word of God is the most amazing and exciting book you'll ever read!

After all, it is authored by the Creator of the Universe, our Father,
who is amazing and exciting indeed!

For it is written that the feeble mind of flesh man cannot even begin to comprehend the things
He has in store for those who love Him.

If you're not already on His ark, it's now time to get aboard.

It's by no means boring!

It's an exciting ride!

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