Genesis 17 Amplified Bible (AMP)
Abraham’s seed multiplication
17 When Abram was ninety-nine years old, the Lord appeared to him and said,
“I am God Almighty;
Walk [habitually] before Me [with integrity, knowing that you are always in My presence], and be blameless and complete [in obedience to Me].
“I will establish My covenant (everlasting promise) between Me and you,
And I will multiply you exceedingly [through your descendants].”
3 Then Abram fell on his face [in worship]
14 Then Joseph sent word and invited Jacob his father and all his relatives to come to him, seventy-fivepersons in all.
According to , besides women and children,” plus many non-Israelites and livestock. men aged 20 and up.
*Note: The count of 75 takes into account ALL that could be counted as with Jacob. This varies from counts limited biologically or otherwise.
Php 4:6 Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.
Php 4:7 And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.
Peace is not the absence of conflict but rather conflict is often required to obtain peace.
Isa 53:5 But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.
AHB (ahav, he loved, spelled alef,heh,bet) AYB (ayav, make an enemy, spelled alef,yud,bet) –
only difference between love and enemy in Hebrew is the heh and yud, which incidentally are YH, a spelling of God’s name.
When Yeshua commanded us to “love our enemy” he was using a Hebrew word play.
A Yud is equivalent to 10, number of the ‘law’; whereas a Heh, = 5, speaks of ‘grace’ – a yud is originally a picture of a ‘hand’ and a heh is a picture of a ‘window’ (allows “spirit/breath” through) –
another correlation being between “striking the rock” with a rod in his ‘Y’ a scriptural picture of Yeshua being struck for our sin, becoming the ‘enemy’ on our behalf and (supposed to) speak (breath ‘H’) to the rock…
BST references subjects related to philosophy as well as theology.
a : a viewpoint that traditional values and beliefs are unfounded and that existence is senseless and useless
b : a doctrine that denies any objective ground of truth and especially of moral truths
He strengthens those who are weak and tired. Even those who are young grow weak; young people can fall exhausted.
But those who trust in the Lord for help will find their strength renewed. They will rise on wings like eagles; they will run and not get weary; they will walk and not grow weak. Isa 40:29-31
Christ servants as the aroma carrying Christ knowledge - 2 Cor 2:14-17
Burnt offerings carried aromas as they were sacrificed.
Those that spread the knowledge of Christ are as an aroma before the very Creator of the sense of smell. Selah
But thanks be to God!
For in union with Christ we are always led by God as prisoners in Christ’s victory procession.
God uses us to make the knowledge about Christ spread everywhere like a sweet fragrance.
For we are like a sweet-smelling incense offered by Christ to God, which spreads among those who are being saved and those who are being lost.
For those who are being lost, it is a deadly stench that kills; but for those who are being saved, it is a fragrance that brings life. Who, then, is capable of such a task?
Psalm 91:5-6 (AMP)
5 You shall not be afraid of the terror of the night, nor of the arrow (the evil plots and slanders of the wicked) that flies by day,
6 Nor of the pestilence that stalks in darkness, nor of the destruction and sudden death that surprise and lay waste at noonday.
You will not be afraid of the terror by night or of the arrow that flies by day
Blasphemy is currently in the top 30% of lookups on Merriam-Webster.com.
: great disrespect shown to God or to something holy
: something said or done that is disrespectful to God or to something holy
Blasphemy and distinguishing sins - Leviticus 24:10-23
11 The son of the Israelite woman blasphemed the Name with a curse; so they brought him to Moses.
1. The name of Lord is Holy. “Our Father, which art in heaven, HALLOWED be thy name”. “Thou shalt no take the name of the Lord thy God in vain.
Lev 24:12 They put him in custody until the will of the LORD should be made clear to them.
1. The young man was locked up, in jail, in waiting for blasphemy.
2. They weren’t sure what the punishment or consequences should be but they knew they should ask God for direction.
3. Moses was a prophet and this was a nation that was created and led by God.
4. Moses got a clear answer from the Lord.
Lev 24:14 “Take the blasphemer outside the camp. All those who heard him are to lay their hands on his head, and the entire assembly is to stone him.
Lev 24:15 Say to the Israelites: ‘Anyone who curses their God will be held responsible;
Lev 24:16 anyone who blasphemes the name of the LORD is to be put to death. The entire assembly must stone them. Whether foreigner or native-born, when they blaspheme the Name they are to be put to death.
Every civilized society creates laws and also creates punishments for those that break the laws.
One of the most basic responsibilities of a civil society to design laws where the punishments are appropriate to the crimes that are committed.
Justice and Just Deserts - Leviticus 24:17-22
Lev 24:17 “‘Anyone who takes the life of a human being is to be put to death.
Lev 24:18 Anyone who takes the life of someone’s animal must make restitution–life for life.
Lev 24:19 Anyone who injures their neighbor is to be injured in the same manner:
Lev 24:20 fracture for fracture, eye for eye, tooth for tooth. The one who has inflicted the injury must suffer the same injury.
Lev 24:21 Whoever kills an animal must make restitution, but whoever kills a human being is to be put to death.
Lev 24:22 You are to have the same law for the foreigner and the native-born. I am the LORD your God.'”