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Noach Covenant – Do we eat ALL creatures? — August 13, 2017

Noach Covenant – Do we eat ALL creatures?

Covenant of eating people?

So where are those forbidden zones throughout the earth? Do you know what I am talking about? Some places seem to be different than how you remember your life was while growing up as a youngster. The people seem different and it seems like there are different creatures that live there. I am going to write a bit about the covenant with Noach. The flood came and the earth was destroyed and most of the living beings on earth perished while some people to include cattle and beasts and animals were saved from staying in the ark that Noach built at the command of the God. Then there was a covenant that was made and a bow in the sky to serve as the sign of this covenant.

When I think of British people I usually think of accents and brawlers and ghettos. I also think of exceptionally “proper” people that drink tea and give mistreatment in how they flaunt their manners. Not all British but I do think of aliens. I also think of creepy too proper individuals that would chop your head in with an axe if you transgress the “proper manners.” There was a show on and it had two British women that were saying something, [don’t remember exactly what was being said] something as if the two women were going to murder their husband and I only imagined that these indoor “proper” folks would chop at their husband with an axe and eat the person. Is that the covenant that was given to Noach – to eat human beings and beasts alike?

In addition, I dropped of two ladies at a place in Salinas, Ca. A man with a big head [older man] was walking with his family and the two ladies were going to the kitchen chef area to learn some chef cooking skills. The ladies were somewhat strange and it seemed insane. It was a creepy environment in the beginning of the night and strange folks and a big “compound” with housing and kitchens and portents in the sky. Since the ladies were somewhat strange I told the person I live with when I got back that Oh my gosh, they were probably chopping up man or beast and eating them there. That was the vibe I got from that compound.

In the Torah, it is stated that fear and dread shall be upon beasts and also that “every creature that lives shall be yours to eat.” All that the Torah is telling you that for every man and beast that has their blood shed, it is required for you to have an opinion or judgement on. But what about the Torah that states “every creature that lives shall be yours to eat.” Why is it telling beast and man that it is fine to eat them?

Maybe the covenant allows certain places to eat their fellow neighbor? You can give your own opinion, but what is most convincing is the differences between areas around the world – even forbidden places.

וַיְבָ֣רֶךְ אֱלֹהִ֔ים אֶת־נֹ֖חַ וְאֶת־בָּנָ֑יו וַיֹּ֧אמֶר לָהֶ֛ם פְּר֥וּ וּרְב֖וּ וּמִלְא֥וּ אֶת־הָאָֽרֶץ׃ God blessed Noah and his sons, and said to them, “Be fertile and increase, and fill the earth.

וּמוֹרַאֲכֶ֤ם וְחִתְּכֶם֙ יִֽהְיֶ֔ה עַ֚ל כָּל־חַיַּ֣ת הָאָ֔רֶץ וְעַ֖ל כָּל־ע֣וֹף הַשָּׁמָ֑יִם בְּכֹל֩ אֲשֶׁ֨ר תִּרְמֹ֧שׂ הָֽאֲדָמָ֛ה וּֽבְכָל־דְּגֵ֥י הַיָּ֖ם בְּיֶדְכֶ֥ם נִתָּֽנוּ׃ The fear and the dread of you shall be upon all the beasts of the earth and upon all the birds of the sky—everything with which the earth is astir—and upon all the fish of the sea; they are given into your hand.

כָּל־רֶ֙מֶשׂ֙ אֲשֶׁ֣ר הוּא־חַ֔י לָכֶ֥ם יִהְיֶ֖ה לְאָכְלָ֑ה כְּיֶ֣רֶק עֵ֔שֶׂב נָתַ֥תִּי לָכֶ֖ם אֶת־כֹּֽל׃ Every creature that lives shall be yours to eat; as with the green grasses, I give you all these.

אַךְ־בָּשָׂ֕ר בְּנַפְשׁ֥וֹ דָמ֖וֹ לֹ֥א תֹאכֵֽלוּ׃ You must not, however, eat flesh with its life-blood in it.

וְאַ֨ךְ אֶת־דִּמְכֶ֤ם לְנַפְשֹֽׁתֵיכֶם֙ אֶדְרֹ֔שׁ מִיַּ֥ד כָּל־חַיָּ֖ה אֶדְרְשֶׁ֑נּוּ וּמִיַּ֣ד הָֽאָדָ֗ם מִיַּד֙ אִ֣ישׁ אָחִ֔יו אֶדְרֹ֖שׁ אֶת־נֶ֥פֶשׁ הָֽאָדָֽם׃ But for your own life-blood I will require a reckoning: I will require it of every beast; of man, too, will I require a reckoning for human life, of every man for that of his fellow man!

Genealogy — August 12, 2017

Genealogy

Three women and the genealogy of Adam and God

In the genealogies’ of Cain and Adam, it is interesting that only three women are mentioned in the lineage and genealogies’ of the people. The three women are mentioned as two wives and one sister of the men that are mentioned. The two wives are Adah and Zillah whom were married to Lamech from the lineage of Cain. Naamah is mentioned as the sister of Tubal-Cain.

The most compelling part of the genealogies’ is that they are from two different fathers. The first genealogy mentioned is that of the LORD’s of whom Eve mothered Cain’s descendants. The second genealogy is of Adam’s lineage. Adam knew his wife again is what Genesis states to which in place of Abel, God had given her a male son of whom they called Seth.

This leads to the difference between Adam and God. Adam was called Man while God is called the LORD. If you can just think about this for a second, then if there was the serpent in the garden and the LORD God said that the man has become like one of us now, then you can either make the assumption that the man is the Serpent or the man is Adam of which the LORD God was speaking about. Most likely, the LORD God was speaking with the Serpent when LORD God said that the man has become like one of us – knowing good and bad. Hence, the knowledge that the Serpent had when he asked if God really said not to eat from the tree of good and bad. So then the LORD God must be a mix between Man and Serpent – Lol, are you with me. Hence, the LORD [serpent] God [Adam] who has a mixture between Man and Serpent. Finally, when Adam knew his wife again, it was stated that she conceived a male son with the help of God.

This brings me to Isaiah chapters 49:14 – 51:3. In those chapters, it was stated to look back to the rock that you were hewn from and to ponder upon the patriarch and matriarch, Abraham and Sarah, the father of many nations. So part of that topic would include finding out about where you originate from – from what land did your first forefather come from. Since there are misunderstandings to where Cain met his wife and where the wives came from in the genealogies’ of Adam and Cain, it might be safe to assume that there were people other than Adam that were in the world to include one that many religions don’t consider a man – the Serpent [Holy One]. Adam was taken to the garden of God in Genesis and the Serpent was also created but there is room for imagination about where the Serpent originated and whether or not the Serpent was already in the world and in other places besides the garden. So one might say to find the place that one originated in ancient times. There are differences between the two characters – Adam and Serpent.

 

לֹ֣א אִ֥ישׁ אֵל֙ וִֽיכַזֵּ֔ב וּבֶן־אָדָ֖ם וְיִתְנֶחָ֑ם הַה֤וּא אָמַר֙ וְלֹ֣א יַעֲשֶׂ֔ה וְדִבֶּ֖ר וְלֹ֥א יְקִימֶֽנָּה׃ God is not man to be capricious, Or mortal to change His mind. Would He speak and not act, Promise and not fulfill? [Numbers 23:19]

וְהָ֣אָדָ֔ם יָדַ֖ע אֶת־חַוָּ֣ה אִשְׁתּ֑וֹ וַתַּ֙הַר֙ וַתֵּ֣לֶד אֶת־קַ֔יִן וַתֹּ֕אמֶר קָנִ֥יתִי אִ֖ישׁ אֶת־יְהוָֽה׃ Now the man knew his wife Eve, and she conceived and bore Cain, saying, “I have gained a male child with the help of the LORD.” [Genesis 4:1]

וַיֵּ֨דַע אָדָ֥ם עוֹד֙ אֶת־אִשְׁתּ֔וֹ וַתֵּ֣לֶד בֵּ֔ן וַתִּקְרָ֥א אֶת־שְׁמ֖וֹ שֵׁ֑ת כִּ֣י שָֽׁת־לִ֤י אֱלֹהִים֙ זֶ֣רַע אַחֵ֔ר תַּ֣חַת הֶ֔בֶל כִּ֥י הֲרָג֖וֹ קָֽיִן׃ Adam knew his wife again, and she bore a son and named him Seth, meaning, “God has provided me with another offspring in place of Abel,” for Cain had killed him. [Genesis 4:25]

Finally, Adam and the Woman were like Gods – knowing good and bad.

The Unknown Force – Is G-d out there or far from there? —

The Unknown Force – Is G-d out there or far from there?

The Unknown Force – Is G-d out there or far from there?

So I overheard a conversation the other day between some people. Well, it was as if it were right out of a science fiction or fantasy book or movie. The conversation had to do with “us” being vulnerable to an unknown force. My automatic process had me informed about an unknown force that was dominant and might be contrary to them. Really, it was like it was right out of a fantasy movie or book. Since I don’t remember the exact words that were spoken, it went something like, “We have to be aware of what is out there,” “I know, what do we do about the ‘unknown force,’” and “It is a risk.”

It was somewhat interesting that the conversation kept saying we have to or we need to. Although there was nothing spoken by me, it was interesting because you might say that G-d allowed a banding together of men and women to discuss something.

Now I once heard a Rabbi tell a story about a man who was taken to a garden. There was also a statue of a righteous man in the middle of the garden. As the man ventured away from the statue he was struck with fear and thought that he was being chased by demons. Every time that the man would come back and get closer to the statue, the Rabbi said, the man would become at ease again and not feel that he was being chased and not feel like there was an unknown presence that was near him.

I don’t know if that related to the conversation that I heard but it did make me think of that story that the Rabbi told. In real-time reality, now the United States is worrying about North Korea having and using nuclear weapons. If North Korean citizens had infiltrated the United States, what would the people do? The country makes their people go to prison labor camps, the people have starved before, and now there is the back and forth threats between President Trump and dictator Kim Jong Un about making fire and also the disarmament of nuclear weapons.

There has got to be one out there that really rules over the heavens and the earth. Based on the conversation that I heard while walking in Monterey, Ca, if there was a war between DPRK and the United States then hopefully it will turn out to be where DPRK citizens and United States citizens can assimilate and all conflicts be reasonably resolved along with the adaptation of peoples to places. Who knows? Maybe there is an unknown force that DPRK and the United States have to worry about instead of the back and forth rhetoric of disarmament and possible escalating controversies. Maybe G-d is out there.

Jeremiah 2 – The inhabitants forsake the LORD — July 17, 2017

Jeremiah 2 – The inhabitants forsake the LORD

Jeremiah 2 – The inhabitants forsake the LORD

 

The LORD strikes at the inhabitants of the land with a sound of appall. In Jeremiah 2, the LORD vents that the inhabitants of the land are forsaking the LORD and abandoning the LORD. The LORD spoke that the inhabitants were deluded and went after delusion. It is always good to seek out the LORD while the LORD might be found. Instead of the inhabitants of the land seeking to enjoy the fruits that the LORD might provide, the LORD makes the claim that the land is full of loathing and is abhorrent. G-d states to the people of the land that they go after Baalim even whilst the LORD says that there is a wickedness and that they follow what can do no good. The LORD there spoke forth that the inhabitants turned away from the LORD and the LORD was probably appalled and possibly angered by that. In essence, they “followed what can do no good” [Jeremiah 2 verse 8]. The statements put forth are statements of upsetting conditions in which the LORD makes claim and in which the LORD also places a grasp on the inhabitants. Finally, G-d makes the claim that by forsaking the LORD, the inhabitants had to handle affliction.

The LORD in Jeremiah chapter 2 is letting the inhabitants know that they have abandoned the LORD and went after delusion. Additionally, the LORD makes the statement that nobody is asking about the LORD who brought the Israelites out of Egypt. The LORD also makes the claim that the inhabitants are making the LORD’s possession abhorrent or repugnant. Finally the people were prophecying by Baal and followed “what can do no good.” G-d finally makes the claim that misfortune and affliction is from forsaking the LORD and that since there is no awe of the G-d. G-d also makes the claim that the guilt of going after the baalim is ingrained in the inhabitants but G-d also makes the claim that “none grow weary who seek her out – in her season, they’ll find her.” Oh gosh, the inhabitants are going after the baalim and G-d says so. So where is G-d when any inhabitant needs saving. The LORD speaks that even whilst inhabitants go after the baalim, when things get hectic, the inhabitants cry save please and the LORD made claim.

Covenant between God and all that is living — July 14, 2017

Covenant between God and all that is living

Genesis – God and Noah

Genesis 6 begins with the statement that the divine ones took wives from among the daughters that pleased them. In this chapter, you also have the reference to H’Nfilim [Nephilim] who appeared on earth during that time and later – they appeared on earth when the divine ones were cohabitating with those daughters of men. The Nephilim were considered heroes.

During that time, Noah found favor with God and is told to stay in the ark while the floodgates open and the creatures on earth “perish” due to the rain and flood. Noah had three sons [Shem, Ham, and Japheth] that were given the task to also stay in the ark during the flood. Noah is also given the task from God to shut all the beasts of the earth inside the ark – the creatures ranged from birds, cattle, and two of every kind that had the breath of life within them and were clean.

If you are ever in the situation where a storm comes, you are not alone. During Noah’s flood that Noah stayed in the ark for…it is stated that the rain and floodgates opened for 40 days and 40 nights. The Holy One then makes the statement that never again will the creatures of earth be destroyed through a flood nor will mankind and creatures of God be completely destroyed. God makes the covenant with Noah and all living creatures that never again will there be a flood to destroy all flesh and that God’s bow is set in the clouds as a sign to remember the covenant between God and all flesh.

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