A brave man, Giants in the Earth, and Noah builds an Ark.

{My input} Saturday, February 20, 2016

Daily Text:

Keep abstaining … from blood. This is taken from Acts 15:29. This is the whole scripture, “to keep abstaining from things sacrificed to idols, from blood, from what is strangled, and from sexual immorality. If you carefully keep yourselves from these things, you will prosper. Good health to you!””

The use of animal blood by ancient Israel’s high priest in the annual Atonement Day helps us to understand God’s view of blood. Blood was reserved for special use. It was to make atonement for the sins of those seeking Jehovah’s forgiveness. The blood of the bull and the goat was to be spattered toward and before the cover of the ark of the covenant. Leviticus 16: 14, 15 tells us: ““He will take some of the bull’s blood and spatter it with his finger in front of the cover on the east side, and he will spatter some of the blood with his finger seven times before the cover. “He will then slaughter the goat of the sin offering, which is for the people, and bring its blood inside the curtain and do with its blood the same as he did with the bull’s blood; he is to spatter it toward the cover and before the cover.” Leviticus 16: 19 tells us: “He will also spatter some of the blood on it with his finger seven times and cleanse it and sanctify it from the acts of uncleanness of the Israelites.” This action opened the way for Jehovah to forgive the sins of the Israelites. In addition, Jehovah decreed that if a man killed an animal for food, he was to pour out its blood and cover it with dust, “for the life of every sort of flesh is its blood.” Leviticus 17:11-14 tells us: “For the life of the flesh is in the blood, and I myself have given it on the altar for you to make atonement for yourselves, because it is the blood that makes atonement by means of the life in it. That is why I have said to the Israelites: “None of you should eat blood, and no foreigner who is residing in your midst should eat blood.” “‘If one of the Israelites or some foreigner who is residing in your midst is hunting and catches a wild animal or a bird that may be eaten, he must pour its blood out and cover it with dust. For the life of every sort of flesh is its blood, because the life is in it. Consequently, I said to the Israelites: “You must not eat the blood of any sort of flesh because the life of every sort of flesh is its blood. Anyone eating it will be cut off.”” All of this is in harmony with Jehovah’s earlier command to Noah and his descendants concerning blood. Genesis 9:3-6 tells us: “Every moving animal that is alive may serve as food for you. Just as I gave you the green vegetation, I give them all to you. Only flesh with its life—its blood—you must not eat. Besides that, I will demand an accounting for your lifeblood. I will demand an accounting from every living creature; and from each man I will demand an accounting for the life of his brother. Anyone shedding man’s blood, by man will his own blood be shed, for in God’s image He made man.” Jehovah God had prohibited the consuming of blood to sustain life.

A brave man, Giants in the Earth, and Noah builds an Ark.43Lot’s of people on the Earth were not good people at this time. They did bad things like Cain. A man named E’noch was different than everyone else. He was very brave. E’noch was still serving God, while everyone else was doing awful things. Why were people doing bad things, you may ask? A bad angel cause Adam and Eve to disobey God and eat of the tree that they were not suppose to. It was this same bad angel that was trying to get everyone on Earth to do bad.

Jehovah God had this brave man, E’noch, tell the people a message that they really didn’t want to hear. The message was: ‘God is someday going to destroy all the bad people.’ The people did not take this message well. They got very angry and even tried to kill E’noch. Again, E’noch had to be very brave because anytime he told people the message, he could have been killed. The people really did not want to hear his message.

Jehovah God did not leave E’noch to live with these people for long. At this time, people were much stronger and lived longer because they were closer to perfection then we are now. E’noch only lived to be 365 years old. That was considered short, even his son Methu’salah lived to be 969 years old. After E’noch died, the people on the Earth just got worst and worst. The Earth became full of violence. Satan had a new way of getting the people to do bad things.

Gaints

Would it surprise you to know that there were at one time giants on the Earth? Men that were as tall as the ceiling in your house. Well, it is true. There was once giants on the Earth. From the bible, the father of these giants were angels. How could there fathers be angels? Satan is a bad angel and he was making trouble in heaven. Satan was trying to get the angels to do bad. To join him in disobeying Jehovah. In a way he succeed. Some of the angels stopped their heavenly work and made human bodies for themselves.

Why would these angels do this? The bible tells us that, just like how Eve looked at the forbidden fruit, these angels saw the pretty woman on the Earth and wanted to make them their wives. They had a wanting for these women and even though they knew it was bad they went down and married them. Angels were meant to live in the heavens and not on the Earth. The wives of these angels had babies and these babies were not like other babies. At first they looked and seemed like normal babies, but they grew and grew and grew.

They became bigger and bigger till they became giants. They were very strong and very bad. They were so big and strong that they would hurt people. They tried to force their behavior onto other people. Make everyone be bad like them. E’noch was gone, but there was still a man on the Earth that was good. This man’s name was Noah. He did want God told him to do. Jehovah God told him the message that E’noch was telling people. God was going to save Noah and his family though and many of the animals.

Ark

Noah had a wife with whom he had three sons, Shem, Ham, and Ja’pheth. Each of the sons had a wife. So all together there were eight people in Noah’s family. Jehovah God told Noah to build an Ark or ship or big boat. Jehovah told him just how to do it too. The Ark was like a big, long box, but very large. Three floors high is how high Jehovah told him to make it and he also told him to put rooms in it. The rooms were for Noah and his family, the animals, and the food all of them would need.

Jehovah told Noah to make the Ark so it would not leak so no water got in. God said: ‘I am going to send a great flood of water and destroy the whole world. Everyone not in the ark will die.’ Noah and his sons started the building work on the Ark. But everyone else laughed. {At this point of time, there was no rain, just a mist that watered the ground. So the people thought it was insane that it would rain for forty days and forty nights.} The people kept being bad and no one believed him when he told the people of what Jehovah was going to do.

It took a long while to build the Ark because of its big size, but they did it. After many long years, it was finished. Jehovah brought the animals to Noah and his family and they put the animals into the Ark. {At this time, all creatures on the Earth, humans included, did not eat meat. So all the lions, tigers, bears, and other meat eater we know now did not eat meat.} God said to bring in two of some kinds of animals, both a male and a female. But of other kinds of animals, God told Noah to bring in seven. God also told Noah to bring in all the different kinds of birds. Noah did just what God said.

After Noah and his family went into the Ark, Jehovah God shut the door. The family then waited. Would the flood really came?

STORY 7 A Brave Man. (1978). In My book of Bible stories (p. 7). New York: Watchtower Bible and Tract Society of New York. http://wol.jw.org/en/wol/d/r1/lp-e/1101978059

STORY 8 Giants in the Earth. (1978). In My book of Bible stories (p. 8). New York: Watchtower Bible and Tract Society of New York. http://wol.jw.org/en/wol/d/r1/lp-e/1101978060

STORY 9 Noah Builds an Ark. (1978). In My book of Bible stories (p. 9). New York: Watchtower Bible and Tract Society of New York. http://wol.jw.org/en/wol/d/r1/lp-e/1101978061

Next Post: The Great Flood, and The First Rainbow.

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About Scarlet Moonbeam

I like to change many tv or movie stories into happy endings even for the villains...sometimes. ;-) You can find my stories on fanfiction.com or you can search my author name Scarlet Moonbeam and be brought to my home page. HTTYD: Guardians of Dragons (Or Hiccup the Night Fury) MLP: Letter of Destiny
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