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Hidden Messages in the Bible (Part 1) | April 3, 2015

I am BEYOND fascinated with God.  Seriously, He’s the Coolest, ever.  With a capital C.  😉   If this doesn’t blow your mind, I don’t know what will.

(I’ll begin by saying that I did not find this myself, but through my favorite scholar/teacher Chuck Missler.  The man has devoted 60+ years to this stuff, but what I love about him the most is that he flat out says before any lecture, “Don’t take my word on this!  Do your own study and figure it out for yourself!  Put what I tell you to the test.”  And when I take his advice, what he’s taught me comes out unscathed.)

You know all those genealogies written in scripture that you’re tempted to just skip?  Well, don’t.

In Genesis 5, there is a genealogy that isn’t very long, but let’s be honest- We’ve all read over it quickly at one point or another, right?  (I’ll even admit to skipping parts of it altogether!)  After you see this, you’ll never read it the same again.

Our English translations lose something- They are technically “transliterated,” not “translated.”  The original Hebrew language that this text was written in isn’t just phonetic like our modern English alphabet.  It also symbolized a concept.  (Each “letter” was much, much more than just a sound.)

{Example:  The first letter is Aleph- and it means “strength or first.”

Second letter is Bet- and it means “house, home, or family.”

If you put Aleph & Bet together, you get “leader of the house” or “Father.”}

Now here’s the genealogy written in Genesis 5-   I’ll write the name first : meaning second.

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:  Comfort, rest

…. Keep in mind that these people lived over a span of thousands of years.  When you read this genealogy in order, this is what you get:

Man (is) appointed mortal sorrow (but) The Blessed God shall come down teaching (that) His death shall bring the despairing comfort & rest.

On this Good Friday, remember that we’re celebrating a redemption plan that was decided upon outside of our time realm, long before the world began.  Scripture is full of these hidden treasures, so next time you open your Bible, remember that it may be a 66 book collection penned by over 40 different authors over a span of thousands of years, but it is cohesive because the Author of all of it is The Holy Spirit.  And He did a spectacular job, huh?

Enjoy your comfort & rest today… After all, that is what God’s planned death brought us.  Thank you, Jesus- Our Creator, Our God, Our Messiah.

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5 Comments

  • Reply Mamey Brown

    Wow!! This is interesting….I’ve never read it that way before…..so neat!! Thanks for the teaching. I love your journaling bible. It’s so pretty. I found you on Youtube today and now here I am on your blog. Please keep up the good work!! You are making a difference!

    April 10, 2015 at 12:40 am
    • Reply admin

      THANK YOU! I’m so grateful for you telling me that! <3

      April 17, 2015 at 2:20 pm
  • Reply Debbie Schoen

    Hi I was wondering what Bible you used in this post? I recently bought a journaling Bible and the font is too small. Yours looks decent sized in these pictures.
    Thank you,

    October 24, 2015 at 4:18 pm
    • Reply admin

      Hi Debbie! This bible is an ESV journaling bible that I found on Amazon here: http://amzn.com/1433531917 The font is definitely very small in mine, too!! I think the photos are just so close that they make it appear larger. I actually use another bible for reading because I don’t want to strain my eyes with this one. haha! Hope that helps! 🙂

      November 6, 2015 at 2:20 pm
      • Reply Debbie Schoen

        Thank you! Have a great day!

        November 6, 2015 at 3:56 pm

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