The Book of Genesis Part 47 & 48
Genesis is not a book of science, nor is it a historical book. It is the Book of God. It is a book of faith. While in its entirety the Bible does contains true and important information about many of the sciences, and from a historical context confirms beforehand many of the modern day archeological finds, it must find its primary purpose as the book which affords us the privilege of knowing the Creator Who then created all things. The Hebrew title for Genesis is Bereisheet which means beginning. In the beginning, there we were and as we look at our past and origins, it will give us a great understanding of our present world, and of ourselves. As far back in the past as Genesis was in time, it is still so close to us today; its words are alive and powerful and its truths remain unchanged.
Welcome to Messianic Viewpoint with Jacques Isaac Gabizon and our continuing study in the Book of Genesis. Be blessed as you listen in. Shalom!
Chapter 5 of Numbers made open and public internal sin and now, having dealt with that, God continues to stress holiness, offering each person, man or woman the opportunity to be set apart, to become, if you will, a Nazirite and to be dedicated to the service of God. Though not from the Levitical priesthood, here was the opportunity to demonstrate a holy living which would set them apart from the others. In that respect Lord, we want to be pious and separate ourselves from the world; yes to live in it but not to be part of it. Yes, the hair had to left long and yes, you couldn’t eat even the peel of a grape and yes, you couldn’t touch a corpse. We too must be different from the world. Instead of our hair, let’s let our love grow long and strong, let us rejoice in the vineyard of God’s harvest and let us not touch sin because it is the seed of death. Let us now live in the freedom of serving and dedicating our lives to You. We pray you will be blessed as you listen to the New Year's message in the Book of Numbers (our current study series at Beth Ariel Congregation) with Messianic leader, Jacques Isaac Gabizon, shalom.