Saturday, April 14, 2007

Genesis 5 - Generations of Adam

Generations of Adam 
Gen 5:1  This is the book of the generations of Adam. In the day that God created man, in the likeness of God made he him;
This historical account is believed to be from Adam and passed down through Noah. These are the generations of Adam, Adam was made first in God's image. The genealogy mentions the men, the descendants of Adam.
Gen 5:2  Male and female created he them; and blessed them, and called their name Adam, in the day when they were created.
The wife took the name of the man, for she was created for man, a helpmate.

Gen 5:3  And Adam lived an hundred and thirty years, and begat a son in his own likeness, after his image; and called his name Seth:
No mention here of Cain and Able; her begins the godly lineage of Adam, through Seth. Born at the age of one hundred thirty years. Seth was in his own likeness, in his image, as Adam was born in God's image, but Adams sin passed on to Seth and all mankind,. Cain took on the image of his spiritual father; the devil.
Rom 5:12  Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned:
Rom 5:15  But not as the offence, so also is the free gift. For if through the offence of one many be dead, much more the grace of God, and the gift by grace, which is by one man, Jesus Christ, hath abounded unto many.

Gen 5:4  And the days of Adam after he had begotten Seth were eight hundred years: and he begat sons and daughters:
There were many sons and daughters.
Gen 1:28  And 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 of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth.

Gen 5:5  And all the days that Adam lived were nine hundred and thirty years: and he died.
From this we see that mankind after the fall, was given almost a thousand years of life. If they had not of fallen, perhaps they never would have died?

Gen 5:6  And Seth lived an hundred and five years, and begat Enos:
Gen 4:26  And to Seth, to him also there was born a son; and he called his name Enos: then began men to call upon the name of the LORD.
Seth begot Enos, at the age of one hundred and five. How different from our time when unwed teens give birth to unwanted babies, how this must grieve the heart of God.
The genealogy of Jesus mentions Enos, in Luke's gospel.
Luke 3:38  Which was the son of Enos, which was the son of Seth, which was the son of Adam, which was the son of God.
Gen 5:7  And Seth lived after he begat Enos eight hundred and seven years, and begat sons and daughters:
More sons and daughters, how many we do not know. It is the firstborn who carries the family name.

Gen 5:8  And all the days of Seth were nine hundred and twelve years: and he died.
Gen 5:9  And Enos lived ninety years, and begat Cainan:
Only ninety years, and Cainan was born.

Gen 5:10  And Enos lived after he begat Cainan eight hundred and fifteen years, and begat sons and daughters:
Gen 5:11  And all the days of Enos were nine hundred and five years: and he died.
So far, all have lived over 900 years.
Gen 5:12  And Cainan lived seventy years, and begat Mahalaleel:
Gen 5:13  And Cainan lived after he begat Mahalaleel eight hundred and forty years, and begat sons and daughters:
Gen 5:14  And all the days of Cainan were nine hundred and ten years: and he died.
Gen 5:15  And Mahalaleel lived sixty and five years, and begat Jared:
Jared was born from a young 65 year old father.

Gen 5:16  And Mahalaleel lived after he begat Jared eight hundred and thirty years, and begat sons and daughters:
Gen 5:17  And all the days of Mahalaleel were eight hundred ninety and five years: and he died.
He died earlier; only lived to be 890.

Gen 5:18  And Jared lived an hundred sixty and two years, and he begat Enoch:
Gen 5:19  And Jared lived after he begat Enoch eight hundred years, and begat sons and daughters:
Gen 5:20  And all the days of Jared were nine hundred sixty and two years: and he died.
Jared had a long life of 962 years.

Gen 5:21  And Enoch lived sixty and five years, and begat Methuselah:
Methuslah means : "when he is dead, it shall come." Enoch was given a prophecy of coming judgement.

Gen 5:22  And Enoch walked with God after he begat Methuselah three hundred years, and begat sons and daughters:
Enoch walked with God, he walked by faith.
What is the faith walk?
2 Cor 5:6  Therefore we are always confident, knowing that, whilst we are at home in the body, we are absent from the Lord:
2 Cor 5:7  (For we walk by faith, not by sight:)
2 Cor 5:8  We are confident, I say, and willing rather to be absent from the body, and to be present with the Lord.
2 Cor 5:9  Wherefore we labour, that, whether present or absent, we may be accepted of him.

1 John 1:5  This then is the message which we have heard of him, and declare unto you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all.
1 John 1:6  If we say that we have fellowship with him, and walk in darkness, we lie, and do not the truth:
1 John 1:7  But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin.

Amos 3:3  Can two walk together, except they be agreed?

Gen 3:8  And they heard the voice of the LORD God walking in the garden in the cool of the day: and Adam and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the LORD God amongst the trees of the garden.
Gen 3:9  And the LORD God called unto Adam, and said unto him, Where art thou?
We either walk with God or we hide from Him.

Gen 5:23  And all the days of Enoch were three hundred sixty and five years:
Gen 5:24  And Enoch walked with God: and he was not; for God took him.
Enoch was taken by God at 365 years of age. was this a type of the rapture, or did Enoch just die?
The book of Hebrews answers this.
Heb 11:5  By faith Enoch was translated that he should not see death; and was not found, because God had translated him: for before his translation he had this testimony, that he pleased God.
Jude mentions Enoch.
Jude 1:14  And Enoch also, the seventh from Adam, prophesied of these, saying, Behold, the Lord cometh with ten thousands of his saints,
Jude 1:15  To execute judgment upon all, and to convince all that are ungodly among them of all their ungodly deeds which they have ungodly committed, and of all their hard speeches which ungodly sinners have spoken against him.

This is when Jesus returns to earth. The book of Enoch, was written after Enoch was taken up. It is not considered an inspired book, however the book was well known and some parts contained truth.

Cain had a son named Enoch, too.
Gen 4:17  And Cain knew his wife; and she conceived, and bare Enoch: and he builded a city, and called the name of the city, after the name of his son, Enoch.

Gen 5:25  And Methuselah lived an hundred eighty and seven years, and begat Lamech:
Gen 5:26  And Methuselah lived after he begat Lamech seven hundred eighty and two years, and begat sons and daughters:
Gen 5:27  And all the days of Methuselah were nine hundred sixty and nine years: and he died.
Methuselah was the oldest man at nine hundred sixty and nine years. Jared lived to be nine hundred sixty and two years.
Methuselah died just before the flood of Noah.

Gen 5:28  And Lamech lived an hundred eighty and two years, and begat a son:
Gen 5:29  And he called his name Noah, saying, This same shall comfort us concerning our work and toil of our hands, because of the ground which the LORD hath cursed.
Noah was fourteen years old when Seth, the son of Adam died.
Noah means, rest and comfort, a type of the coming Christ.
Mat 11:28  Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.

Gen 5:30  And Lamech lived after he begat Noah five hundred ninety and five years, and begat sons and daughters:
Gen 5:31  And all the days of Lamech were seven hundred seventy and seven years: and he died.
Gen 5:32  And Noah was five hundred years old: and Noah begat Shem, Ham, and Japheth.

Noah lived to be 500 years old: his sons Shem Ham and Japeth would repopulate the world after the flood.  By the time of the flood, there could have been seven billion people on the earth!

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