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The Sons Of Men

It was while I was studying for this week’s Sabbath class on Genesis 5 and its corresponding material in the book of Yasher that I came upon the phrase “the sons of men” which piqued my interest. It was used 5 times in 4 verses.

Yasher 2:1 And it was in the hundred and thirtieth year of the life of Adam the sons of men thumbnailupon the earth, that he again knew Eve his woman, and she conceived and bare a son in his likeness and in his image, and she called his name Seth, saying, because Elohim has appointed me another seed in the place of Abel, for Cain has slain him.
2 And Seth lived one hundred and five years, and he begat a son; and Seth called the name of his son Enosh, saying, because in that time the sons of men began to multiply, and to afflict their souls and hearts by transgressing and rebelling against Elohim [the only true lawmaker and judge].
3 And it was in the days of Enosh that the sons of men continued to rebel and transgress against Elohim, to increase the anger of Yehovah against the sons of men.
4 And the sons of men went and they served other elohim, and they forgot Yehovah who had created them in the earth: and in those days the sons of men made images of brass and iron, wood and stone, and they bowed down and served them.
5 And every man made his elohim and bowed down to it, and the sons of men forsook Yehovah all the days of Enosh and his sons; and the anger of Yehovah was kindled on account of their works and abominations which they did in the earth.

Who are these people who are forsaking Yehovah and choosing new elohim (lawmakers and judges) and then, and even worse, making idols and serving them.

That is a violation of both the first and the second commandments, Yehovah’s basic instructions!

“I am Yehovah, thy Elohim, who brought thee out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage. Thou shall have no other elohim existing before My face.” (Exo 20:2-3)

Thou shall not make for thyself a carved image—any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth; thou shall not bow down to them nor serve them. For I, Yehovah thy Elohim, am a jealous Elohim, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the sons, to the third and fourth generations of those who hate Me, but showing mercy to thousands, to those who love Me and keep My commandments. (Exo 20:4-6)

I knew I had seen this phrase many times and decided it would be worthwhile to find out where; this same phrase is used only once in Torah and many times in the tanach.

But Yehovah came down to see the city and the tower which the sons of men [be·ni’ ha·a·dam’] had built. (Gen 11:5)

Oh my – be·ni’ ha·a·dam’ is not “the sons of men” it is “‘the man’s’ seed“! And that man is the one whom I wrote about several weeks ago “who became the first of his kind,” AFTER  his fall. It was this man who could not be permitted access to the tree of life because he had become a creation that Yehovah never intended.

Remember: Ha·a·dam’ was created in Yehovah’s likeness and His image; he was Yehovah’s seed which had glory, and honor and immortality. But because of his actions, he became enosh – mortal man. He died a spiritual death that day, and probably did not even know it. And now, instead of being Yehovah’s seed, His kind, he became belial’s seed. And, as we saw in verse 1 above, this new kind of man is now producing other men, other seed, in his image and his likeness (not Yehovah’s)!

But Enosh’s first-born son, Cainan, began to turn “the sons of men” to the “service of Elohim.”

Yasher 2:12 And Cainan knew by his wisdom that Elohim would destroy the sons of men for having sinned upon earth [nothing has changed], and that Yehovah would, in the latter days [the latter days of the antediluvian world] bring upon them the waters of the flood.
13 And in those days Cainan wrote upon tablets of stone, what was to take place in time to come, and he put them in his treasures.
14 And Cainan reigned over the whole earth, and he turned some of the sons of men to the service of God.

Oh, so cool! Cainan treasured the word of The Elohim and turned some of the sons of men (ha·a·dam’ seed) to Yehovah’s service! Now compare this last verse  (14) with what I found in Psalms.

… Help, Yehovah, for the godly kind [חסיד, khaw·seed’] ceases! For the faithful disappear from among the sons of men [a·dam’ be·ni/seed]. (Psa 12:1)

Both of these verses contrast those involved with Yehovah’s service with “the sons of men.” These two groups of men are diametrically opposed to one another.

I love this word khaw·seed‘. Ha·a·dam’ was created in the image and likeness of Elohim; he was Elohim kind. But after the fall all males, you and I, are born as belial kind (wicked kind who serve other elohim).

But here is the good news of the kingdom; we, belial kind can once again become Elohim kind and once again be transformed into Yehovah’s created image and likeness which has all the glory and honor and Immortality that we were made to walk in.

“Gather to Me My saints [חסידי, my khaw·seed’, literally, “My kind“], who cut a covenant with Me by slaughter [זבח, zavach].” (Psa 50:5)

This covenant, which is cut through slaughter, only happens once a year, and is referring to the Passover slaughter; it is the time that the Ger can become the Ezrach, Elohim kind.

Well, we will talk about this more in my video teaching below. Please join me as I go through this week’s material.

The Sons Of Men

2G06 Genesis 5 & Yasher 2 – 3:30
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The Land And The Seed

the land and the seed
The Seed begins to take the Land and it starts with a great shaking.

The Sabbath class I taught below concludes our 3 year process of going through Torah and the book of Yasher. We finished Deuteronomy last week, and Yasher and five chapters from Joshua this week. And, I was pleased to see in both that Yehovah fulfilled His word to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob/Israel; the promise concerning the land and the seed. Over and over He talked about the land and the seed, the land and the seed, the land and the seed.

And Yehovah appeared unto Abram, and said, unto thy seed will I give this land: and there he built an altar unto Yehovah, who appeared unto him. (Gen 12:7)

For all the land which thou see, to thee will I give it, and to thy seed for ever. (Gen 13:15)

In the same day Yehovah made a covenant with Abram, saying, Unto thy seed have I given this land, from the river of Egypt unto the great river, the river Euphrates. (Gen 15:18)

And I will give unto thee, and to thy seed after thee, the land wherein thou art a stranger, all the land of Canaan, for an everlasting possession; and I will be their Elohim. (Gen 17:8)

Yehovah, Elohim of heaven, which took me from my father’s house, and from the land of my kindred, and which spake unto me, and that swore unto me, saying, Unto thy seed will I give this land; he shall send his angel before thee, and thou shalt take a woman unto my son from thence. (Gen 24:7)

Sojourn in this land, and I will be with thee, and will bless thee; for unto thee, and unto thy seed, I will give all these countries, and I will perform the oath which I swore unto Abraham thy father. (Gen 26:3)

That you may prolong your days in the land which Yehovah swore to give your fathers, to them and their seed, ‘a land flowing with milk and honey.’ (Deu 11:9)

I really like this word seed. It was while we were going through Torah these past 3 years that I came to understand Israel as Yehovah’s spiritually born seed. Beni Israel is Israel’s seed, His Ezrach men who came into covenant with Him at Passover and who produce spiritual seed after His and their own kind.

We saw clearly this week that these spiritual men are the seed which inherits the land which Yehovah promised to Abraham, Isaac, Jacob and to all His heir, His seed. Listen to the last word of Moses.

Then Israel shall dwell in safety, the fountain of Jacob alone [Jacob’s spiritual seed], in a land of grain and new wine; His heavens shall also drop dew. Happy are you, O Israel! Who is like you, a people saved by Yehovah, a shield of your help and a sword of your majesty! Your enemies shall submit to you, and you shall tread down their high places.” (Deu 33:28-29)

And the last chapter of Jasher said,

Yasher 91:15 And Yehovah gave to Israel’s seed the whole land of Canaan, as he had sworn to their ancestors, and Yehovah gave them rest from those around them, and Israel’s seed dwelt securely in their cities.
16 Blessed be Yehovah for ever, amen, and amen.

But all this is still the shadow picture of a much grander image. Yehovah told both ‘ha-adam’ and Noah to be fruitful and fill the earth; and Yehovah does not speak idle words. What He says is going to be done.

The earth is Yehovah’s, and all its fullness, the world and those who dwell therein. Psa 24:1

Right now Yehovah is raising up a people, His servants, men who have made covenant with Him by slaughter, His kind, who will inherit the earth, be fruitful and multiply in it. But first we will have to do what we did in Canaan.

Yasher 89:48 And he [Joshua] passed from them to all the cities of the kings which he had smitten, and he smote all the people who were left of them and he utterly destroyed them.
49 Only their booty and cattle the Israelites took to themselves as a prey, but every human being they smote, they suffered not a soul to live.
50 As Yehovah had commanded Moses, so did Joshua and all Israel; they failed not in anything.

Will you (men) leave the kingdom of your birth and join yourselves (and your family) to Yehovah’s people, True Israel? Or, will be part of the coming purge? Only the seed will inherit the land!

The Land and the Seed

2D19 Joshua 1-6 and Yasher 88 – 90:27
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