14) A New World Order

Noah 1056 AM – 2006 AM (later years contemporary with Abraham)

Key precept: An apocalypse – actual, threatened or perceived – creates a State of Fear positioning a peace-proclaiming politician to lead frightened humanity into a New World Order.

For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind. Be not thou therefore ashamed of the testimony of our Lord...for I know whom I have believed[not some slick politician], and am persuaded that he [not some slick politician] is able to keep/guard that which I have committed unto him against that day. Hold fast the form of sound words, which thou hast heard of me, in faith and love which is in Christ Jesus. (I Timothy 1:8-13)

While we have limited biblical or historical information about the days of Noah prior to the flood, we do have quite a bit of historical information about the earliest civilizations established in the days of Noah after the flood. But as would be expected after any catastrophe, humanity was intent on re-establishing the only world they knew – the pre-apocalypse civilization. Our own Western culture prides itself on the Re-naissance, the Re-birth, of ancient civilization with its gods after centuries of apocalyptic conditions during the Dark Ages. It is easy to see that the 15th century AD European Renaissance follows the same pattern as the 21st century BC Mesopotamian.

So we can learn a lot about the pre-flood civilization from its re-appearance in the post-flood world, even after millennia of rise and fall and rebuilding on the rubble of the fallen civilization. There is a remarkable pattern in each recurrence, a consistency in the elements of civilization, as should be expected since they are all led by the same mastermind intent on the same goal – the self destruction of humanity by humanity.

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15) A Nimrod by Any Name

Key precept: How hybrids and giants are produced after the flood.

Nimrod 1927 AM – 2142 AM (contemporary with Noah to Abraham)

Noah was a preacher for the 600 years he lived before the flood, and you can be sure he continued to preach during the 350 years he lived after the flood. There are even suggestions, from American legends, that he spread the gospel to the New World. Traveling in a boat, of course.

Tragically, as the earth repopulated, most people ignored Noah’s preaching and the evidence of God’s judgment. Remember, the days of the Son of man are like the days of Noah, and like the days of Lot, who, if you do the math in Genesis 11, you will see was contemporaneous with Noah. Remember, lifetimes were longer then.

If we want to fully understand what the end times are like, we should determine what ungodly conditions were present in both the pre- and post-flood days of Noah.

For starters, there were giants.

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16) The Order of Melchizedek

(Same time frame as long-lived Noah through Nimrod to Abraham)

And Melchizedek king of Salem brought forth bread and wine: and he was the priest of the most high GodAnd he blessed him, and said, Blessed be Abram of the most high God, possessor of heaven and earth: And blessed be the most high God, which hath delivered thine enemies into thy hand.” (Gen 14:18-20)

Now put this passage in the proper historical socio-politico-religious context we learned in the post on Nimrod.

Anu [corresponds to YHVH] and Bel [Lord, corresponds to YHVH’s Son to whom was given dominion over the earth] called by name me, Hammurabi, [Ham – abi, Ham is my (fore)father), the exalted prince, who feared God, to bring about the rule of righteousness in the land…”

Now re-read the biblical statement, with appropriate emphasis.

“And Melchizedek king of Salem brought forth bread and wine: and he was the priest of the most high God.” (Gen 14:18)

Not Nimrod-Hammurabi, but Melchizedek “was the priest of the most high God.” Nimrod is the fake, the Anti- Christ / Anointed One. Melchizedek is the real Anointed One. At the time that Nimrod was building Babylon as the religious and political capitol of the world and corralling as many of the nations fleeing to the four corners of the habitable world as he could in a desperate bid to realize his dream of being King of the World, Melchizedek was holding the fort in Jerusalem.

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17) Father Abraham

Abraham 1980 AM – 2155 AM, contemporaneous with Noah, Shem, Nimrod, Eber, Jacob

Key precept: The meaning of “Father of a nation.”

Part of the problem with understanding the Bible, I’m sorry to say, is that the church experience typically isolates Old Testament “Bible stories” in Sunday School – “Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden”, ‘Noah and the Ark”, “The Tower of Babel”, ‘Sodom and Gomorrah”, “Abraham Offers Isaac”, and so on. If we take everything recorded in the Bible as a coherent whole story we will understand so much more of God’s entire message to us.

Apparently I need to work through the parts of Genesis chapters 10-11 we generally skip over because of awkwardly pronounced names and the lack of an interesting narrative. It is a valuable database bridging the “stories” from Noah to Abraham. The record appears to jump randomly from one topic to another, but only if we fail to connect them with the over-riding theme of the Bible: the battle between the seed of the woman and the seed of the serpent to win total control of the kingdom of heaven and earth. Then the scattered puzzle pieces fit into place and we see the big picture.

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18) The Promised Land

1836 BC – 1689 BC: Jacob/Israel, contemporaneous with Eber, Abraham, and Nimrod

Key Precept: A plot of land for Heaven’s embassy on earth was granted by the owner of the whole earth to the nation appointed to be the ambassador to all the other nations.

Let’s start with a recap of the last post to ensure continuity, using this chart for referencing time frames as you read the narrative. (Understanding that dates are +/- some years but in the ball park, and serve the purpose of placing key persons in relation to each other.)

AM           BC           Births                                                                          Deaths

1656      2348      The Flood

1723      2281      Eber lived 464 yrs – last of the long-lived ancestors

1786      2218      Nimrod same generation as Salah, lived 500 yrs

1800      ——————————————————————-———

1819      2185      Serug lived 230 yrs

1849      2155      Nahor lived 228 yrs

1878      2126      Terah lived 205 yrs

1900     ——————————————————————————

2000     ——————————————————————————

2008      1996      Abram lived 175 yrs

2108      1896      Isaac lived 180 yrs

2168      1836     Jacob/Israel & Esau lived 147 yrs

2183      1821                                                                                             Abraham

2187      1817                                                                                             Eber                                    

2200     ——————————————————————————-

~2200  ~1800    Sons of Jacob live from 110-137 yrs

~2286  ~1718                                                                                         Nimrod by Esau per Jasher

2315     1689                                                                                               Jacob

~2350 ~1650                                                                                               Jacob’s sons

2400     ——————————————————————————-        

2433     1571     Moses lived 120 yrs

Recall that Melchizedek Shem’s great-grandson Eber is the father of the Hebrews, the one righteous nation formed at the splitting of united humanity into many nations at the Tower of Babel. Eber was born before the final countdown deterioration in lifespans, outliving 6 (I think I calculated that right) generations through Jacob, the father of the family that became the nation of Israel. It is fair to deduce that Eber provided personal leadership to Jacob, as Shem did with Abraham, as well as living memory reminiscence leadership through Jacob / Israel for generations after.

Jacob was the last of the patriarchs, i.e. ancient founders of the original nations, but there was no Israelite nation until hundreds of years after he died. There was just an extended family of about 70 individuals in his lifetime. We do know that Jacob’s descendants were identified as belonging to the Hebrew, not Israelite, nation up until Moses.

And Joseph was brought down to Egypt; and Potiphar…an Egyptian, bought him of the hands of the Ishmeelites [who were not identified as Hebrews so we can deduce these descendants of Abraham chose not to live by Yahweh’s code of righteousness. And their behavior supports that deduction.] which had brought him down thither…And his master saw that the LORD was with him, and that the LORD made all that he did to prosper in his hand. [Obviously the LORD is known as the God of the Hebrews to this Egyptian.] And Joseph found grace in his sight, and he served him: and he made him overseer over his house, and all that he had he put into his hand…And it came to pass after these things, that his master’s wife cast her eyes upon Joseph; and she said, Lie with me. But he refused, and said unto his master’s wife…how then can I do this great wickedness, and sin against God?…she called unto the men of her house, and spake unto them, saying, See, he hath brought in an Hebrew unto us to mock us; ” (Gen 39:1-14)

“And the daughter of Pharaoh came down to wash herself at the river; and her maidens walked along by the river’s side; and when she saw the ark among the flags, she sent her maid to fetch it. And when she had opened it, she saw the child: and, behold, the babe wept. And she had compassion on him, and said, This is one of the Hebrews’ children. Then said his sister to Pharaoh’s daughter, Shall I go and call to thee a nurse of the Hebrew women, that she may nurse the child for thee?…and he became her son. And she called his name Moses: and she said, Because I drew him out of the water. And it came to pass in those days, when Moses was grown, that he went out unto his brethren, and looked on their burdens: and he spied an Egyptian smiting an Hebrew, one of his brethren.” (Exodus 2:5-11)

We need to keep Jacob’s Hebrew national background in view as the story line narrows its focus from the whole world at the Tower of Babel in Genesis 11 to Abraham’s offspring from Genesis 12 onward, without altering its theme and main plot which is to restore spiritual life and dominion over the earth to ALL mankind.

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19) For God So Loved the World

Key precept: Its always been about redeeming the whole world back from the Serpent.

As this study reaches the point at which the nation of Israel comes into existence, don’t abandon the foundational theme, plots and definitions already established. If we maintain the same consistency with the Bible as with any other work of literature, we will avoid the all-too-common practice of lifting passages out of context to make the text say the exact opposite of what the entire message actually is.

Why would anyone do that? To benefit one person or group at the expense of others. This is a common strategy among:

  • family, acquaintances and co-workers to damage others’ reputations in order to gather supporters during conflicts of interest,
  • politicians to smear their opponents during an election campaign,
  • military tacticians using propaganda to minimize opposition,
  • historians and educators re-writing history to strengthen grassroots support of a changing paradigm,
  • and of course, religious leaders setting themselves up as the source of truth in order to gather a following.

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20) War Is Declared

Precept: Anyone who wants the benefits of citizenship in Yhvh’s nation must accept the requirements of military service in his war against the destroyer.

“Think not that I am come to send peace on earth: I came not to send peace, but a sword. For I am come to set a man at variance against his father, and the daughter against her mother, and the daughter in law against her mother in law. And a man’s foes shall be they of his own household. He that loveth father or mother more than me is not worthy of me: and he that loveth son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me. And he that taketh not his cross, and followeth after me, is not worthy of me. He that findeth his life shall lose it: and he that loseth his life for my sake shall find it.” (Matthew 10:34-39)

Surely we understand that any nation must fight to maintain freedom from those who would destroy her. The same is true for the real “one nation, under God, indivisible, with liberty, and justice for all.” This is due to the unavoidable reality of evil, regardless of atheists and pantheists efforts to write it off. And we know that…

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God demands that his people do something.

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