Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Death of Methuselah Brought Noah's Flood

If you really dig into the Bible, there is no end to the amazing things you will find.  You will also discover that God, who used men to write His Word, lives and dwells outside of time.  He knows the beginning from the end.

I was reading in Genesis this morning and was going through the generations from Adam to Noah.

First off notice that God had told Enoch that in the year that his son, Methuselah, dies...God will bring the flood to destroy all the people of earth, except for Noah and his family.

If you read Chapter 5 closely you will see that Noah was 600 years old when the flood came....and that's also the year that Methuselah died at the age of 969.

The Flood of Noah did not come as a surprise. It had been preached on for four generations. But something strange happened when Enoch was 65, from which time "he walked with God." Enoch was given a prophecy that as long as his son was alive, the judgment of the flood would be withheld; but as soon as he died, the flood would be sent forth.

Enoch named his son to reflect this prophecy. The name Methuselah comes from two roots: muth, a root that means "death"5 ; and from shalach, which means "to bring," or "to send forth." Thus, the name Methuselah signifies, "his death shall bring."6

And, indeed, in the year that Methuselah died, the flood came. Methuselah was 187 when he had Lamech, and lived 782 years more. Lamech had Noah when he was 182.7 The Flood came in Noah's 600th year.8 187 + 182 + 600 = 969, Methuselah's age when he died.9

It is interesting that Methuselah's life was, in effect, a symbol of God's mercy in forestalling the coming judgment of the flood. It is therefore fitting that his lifetime is the oldest in the Bible, symbolizing the extreme extensiveness of God's mercy.

The other thing you will discover is that the generations of names from Adam to Noah also spell out the Gospel message of Christ.  Only an omnipotent God could put that all together!!

Hebrew   English

Adam Man
Seth  Appointed
Enosh Mortal
Kenan Sorrow
Mahalalel The Blessed God
Jared Shall come down

Enoch Teaching
Methuselah His death shall bring
Lamech The despairing
Noah Rest, or comfort

Here is a summary of God's plan of redemption, hidden here within a genealogy in Genesis! You will never convince me that a group of Jewish rabbis deliberately "contrived" to hide the "Christian Gospel" right here in a genealogy within their venerated Torah!

Here;  http://www.khouse.org/articles/2000/284/

Restore your faith people!!  While the world is throwing the Bible into the trash and embracing humanism....you can rest with 100% confidence that there is a God who created everything from nothing AND THAT SAME GOD OF THE BIBLE KNOWS YOUR NAME!!

Also, that same God DID NOT LIE ABOUT NOAH'S FLOOD!!....even though 99% of public education teachers and college professors will claim it's a made-up story.


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