Namely What? … Part 5

Namely What?… Part 5

As a young driver, constantly peering into the rearview mirror, I would feel pressure from the sight of the driver behind me. Wondering if he thought I was impeding his progress or somehow interfering in his travels. My mom was constantly saying “keep your eyes on the road!” Looking back while attempting to move forward can be problematic, just ask Lot’s wife, yet it is needed from time to time to gain perspective.

That is the reason we see the genealogy in the scriptures, to remind us of what was, so that, we do not go back there. Likewise we do not need to be consumed by the pressure of what is behind us, but, we do need to see the content of how we got to the place we are currently located. Continuing on in the genealogy of Noah through his son Shem we will see the ability to forget that which is behind us and move forward.

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Genesis 10:22-29 “The children of Shem; Elam (to conceal), and Asshur (This is the Hebrew name not the Assyrian name we encountered earlier in Nimrod and it means ‘to be straight, honest’), and Arphaxad (a healer), and Lud (exclamation), and Aram. (citadel) And the children of Aram; Uz (consultation), and Hul (circle), and Gether (the vale of trial or searching), and Mash.(Saving) And Arphaxad begat Salah (spear); and Salah begat Eber (to cross over). And unto Eber were born two sons: the name of one was Peleg (earthquake or great divide); for in his days was the earth divided (division of land ownership); and his brother’s name was Joktan.(he will be made little) And Joktan begat Almodad (immeasurable), and Sheleph (extract), and Hazarmaveth (village of death), and  and Jerah,(lunar cycle) And Hadoram (noble honor), and Uzal (wondering), and Obal (stripped bare), And Obal (stripped bare), and Abimael (God is Father), and Sheba (Oath), And Ophir (fruitful) , and Havilah (circular), and Jobab (howler): all these were the sons of Joktan.”

Jobab (howler) …………………… Announcing
Havilah (circular) ……………….. to the world
Ophir (fruitful)…………………… the productive
Sheba (Oath)……………………… promise of
Abimael (God is Father) ……….. The Savior
Obal (stripped bare) ……………. shedding {blood}
Uzal (wondering) ………………… inspiring
Hadoram (noble honor)…………. grace
Jerah,(lunar cycle)………………… as the passover lamb,
Hazarmaveth (village of death) … Hell / Damnation
Sheleph (extract) ………………….removed
Almodad (immeasurable) ………. forever,
Joktan.(he will be made little) …. The child
Peleg (great divide)………………..setting apart
Eber (to cross over) ……………….those coming,
Salah (spear) ……………………….breaking through
Gether (the vale) …………………. the valley or death
Mash.(Saving) …………………….. to salvation
Hul (circle) …………………………. for the earth,
Aram. (citadel)…………………….. our fortress
Lud (exclamation) …………………proclaiming
Asshur (straight, honest’) ……… the truth
Elam (to conceal) …………………. of faith
Shem (name) ………………………in His Name = Yeshua the Messiah!

The book of Jubilees, a chronological, biblically endorsed**, extra-biblical text, records in Chapter 10 the prayer of Noah. I would hope we could pray this same prayer over ourselves, our families and our churches!

“And the sons of Noah came to Noah their father, and they told him concerning the demons which were leading astray and blinding and slaying his sons’ sons. And he prayed before YAHWEH his Sovereign Ruler, and said: ‘YAHWEH of the spirits of all flesh, who have shown mercy unto me, And have saved me and my sons from the waters of the flood, And have not caused me to perish as You did the sons of perdition; For Your free unmerited pardon has been great towards me, And great has been Your mercy to my soul; Let Your free unmerited pardon be lift up upon my sons, And let not wicked spirits rule over them, Lest they should destroy them from the earth. But do You bless me and my sons, that we may increase and Multiply and replenish the earth. And You know how Your Watchers, the fathers of these spirits, acted in my day: and as for these spirits which are living, imprison them and hold them fast in the place of condemnation, and let them not bring destruction on the sons of your servant, my Sovereign Ruler; for these are malignant, and created in order to destroy. And let them not rule over the spirits of the living; for You alone can exercise dominion over them. And let them not have power over the sons of the righteous from henceforth and forevermore.”
 

 

 

 

 

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