WT001 – Christ in Genesis 1-7

Note:  I’m having technical difficulties with the video so, as of now, only the audio version is available (either through the “mike gantt” app or through the player in this browser).  If I am able to succeed with the video, I will update this note. Update: Video successfully loaded.

This is another weekly podcast/video.  I began these weekly teachings on Saturday, August 15, 2015 and done one each week since then (missing Saturday, October 17th) so that I’ve completed 11 of these teachings.

Today, I continue teaching weekly on Saturday but beginning a new focus.  Each Saturday, I’ll focus on the Bible chapters covered in the previous seven days.  It’s easier to demonstrate what I’m doing than explain it so I’ll let this podcast episode speak for itself.

As usual, the teaching will remain 30 minutes or less in duration.  The numbering sequence will change.  The previous episodes were SC125 through SC135.  Today’s episode is WT001 (for “weekly teaching”) and will be numbered thusly going forward.  (Podcasting technical issues dictated some of these changes.)

This teaching is available to be played in your browser, in the “mike gantt” app for smartphones and tablets (i.e., iOS, Android, and Windows devices), and in the YouTube video below.

Notes

Genesis 1:1-7:24
Romans 15:4  1 Corinthians 10:11; John 5:39-47
Types of Christ (Matthew 12:41-42; “type” in New Testament: Romans 5:14; Hebrews 11:19):
Adam – Romans 5:14
Abel  –  1 John 3:11-16; Matthew 23:35 (Luke 11:51) Hebrews 11:4; 12:24; Stephen
Seth
Enoch
Noah  –  Genesis 5:29; Matthew 11:28-30

Genesis 3:15  –  seed
Son of Man  –  Daniel 7:13-14, Psalms 8:4-6 (Ephesians 1:22), Ezekiel, and the Gospels
“born again”  –  John 3:3-5; 1 Peter 1:3, 23
“firstborn of/from the dead”  –  Colossians 1:18; Revelation 1:5
“firstborn among many brethren”  –  Romans 8:29-30

animals (beasts) versus “man in God’s image”  –  Genesis 1:24-28; 6:5; “SOGI,” “born this way,” animalistic entertainment

The power of God’s word.

Light versus darkness.

Jesus grew up as a first-century Jewish boy living in Palestine with reverent parents.  He was taught these stories in synagogue and in the temple.  He received a composite view of righteousness.  He believed.  (How can we believe Genesis?  He did!)  In our case, however, we have the full composite picture in Him!

We see both sides:  1) Jesus as God 2) Jesus as man.  The first is to worship and the second is to imitate.

2 Replies to “WT001 – Christ in Genesis 1-7”

  1. I just heard of your “blog” yesterday, and I subscribed due to your excellent view of the Kingdom of God being within. Due to this I was looking forward to hearing more of your teachings that would enhance my present knowledge of the Bible.

    I really couldn’t get much past this quote from what I received today. I copied this quote to refer to what I have to say:

    “Jesus grew up as a first-century Jewish boy living in Palestine with reverent parents. He was taught these stories in synagogue and in the temple. He received a composite view of righteousness. He believed.”
    (I left off the last part as it doesn’t pertain to my comment.)

    Are you really saying that Jesus was “Jewish”??? If so, then that is as far from Biblical as you can possibly get. Jesus was from the Tribe of Judah. But He was most certainly NOT “Jewish”. Judaism is a religion which extended from the teachings of the Pharisees. The Jews were a constant problem for Him…see Mt. 23 for Jesus’ view of their “religion”. The book that the Jews believe and follow is the Babylonian Talmud, and that is the one they follow for their “law”. It is totally anti-Christian. In fact, the term “Judeo-Christian” is an oxymoron. If one believes in Judaism, one cannot possibly be a Christian. One loves Christ; the other hates Him.

    Also, Jesus did not learn from the “synagogue” nor from the “temple” of the Jews. Whatever Jesus spoke, He got directly from His Father…John 12:49. Jesus tried to correct their wrong knowledge by teaching of the truth of God in the “temple” and the “synagogue”. The Jews were very angry that Jesus was teaching against their “religion” (Judaism).

    The word “Jew” (who were apostates from “Israel”) was never in the Bible until the mid 1800s. There never was a “Jew” who followed the God of the Bible. The Semites line (Jesus) came through Shem, then Abraham, then through “Jacob” (Israel). The Tribe of Judah was one of the Tribes of “Israel” (who was re-named by God from “Jacob”). None of these tribes were “Jewish”.

    Judaism (Jews) is a religion and a society of those who believe in Babylonian Phariseeism. Actually, there is no “race” that are “Jews, or Jewish”. If anyone believes this, they must be able to point to the first “Jew”. “Hebrew” is not synonymous with “Jew”. The line of Jesus was “Hebrew”. Anyone can convert to “Judaism” (become “Jewish”), but there is no change in their DNA.

    When a person becomes a Christian, the flesh is unchanged, but the Spirit is “born-again” of God. When someone becomes “Jewish” by conversion, there is no second-birth from God. The flesh and spirit of that person is still “carnal” in thought and action.

    The “Jews” in the nation of Israel, today, are Khazars, for the most part. They descended from Esau (Edom). And, ironically, most “Semites” today are the Arab nations and not the “Jews”. But then, a study of the history of the Khazars would point this out.

    The main thing I wanted to clarify is who Jesus (in the flesh) was and was not. Most importantly, He was not a “Jew”. It’s a shame that our Bible translators have done this because this has caused much confusion.

    If someone can prove me wrong, please do so. I am always willing to correct myself if I have absorbed wrong information.

    Arlene

  2. I use the term “Jew” in the simple sense of a descendant of Abraham. There are Jews according to the flesh, who are descended from Abraham in the flesh…and there are Jews according to the spirit, who live by faith like Abraham did (Romans 2:28-29). Jesus was a Jew in both senses.

    I recognize that an etymology of “Jew” traces back to “Judeans” and before that to “Judah” – which would technically mean a subset of Abraham’s descendants. I also recognize that an etymology of “Hebrew” traces back to “Eber” – which would technically mean a superset of Abraham’s descendants. However, in common usage, both during New Testament times and our own, most people think of both terms as referring to the descendants of Abraham. Even Paul, a descendant of the tribe of Benjamin, called himself a Jew (Acts 21:39) as well as a Hebrew (Philippians 3:5). By the way, note also that Paul called himself a Pharisee, which just goes to show that God saves people from every tribe and tongue.

    The important thing for us today – that is, those of us who love Jesus – is to recognize that we are to be God’s people, distinguishing ourselves by our behavior from the Gentiles “who do not know God.” These are distinctions of the spirit, not of the flesh. As it is written, “The Lord knows those who are His” and “Let everyone who names the name of the Lord abstain from wickedness” (2 Timothy 2:19).

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