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Day 2 Genesis 7 Matthew 7

20 January, 2015

Genesis 7

Now the numbers begin to play out – 2 – pair – 7 pairs – in 7 days – rain for 40 days and nights

This is where we lost the unicorns – who thought of these creatures?! And Pegasus the flying horse?! and dragons?! What imagination if they were real. But not so imagined – the dinosaurs – which I believe we only have an inkling of how they really looked.

Again, significant timing – 11 In the year 600 of Noah’s life, in the seventeenth day of the second month, that same day all the fountains of the great deep were broken up and burst forth, and the windows and floodgates of the heavens were opened.

17 The flood [that is, the downpour of rain] was forty days upon the earth; and the waters increased and bore up the ark, and it was lifted [high] above the land. Water fell from the sky and increased – one interpretation was that the springs and rivers also spilled over with a deluge – certainly if it were heavy rain alone there would be some damage done – we can watch our own weather systems effect the land around us.

20 [In fact] the waters became fifteen cubits higher, as the high hills were covered. So the highest mountain was covered by around 20 ft of water

21 And all flesh ceased to breathe that moved upon the earth—fowls and birds, [tame] animals, [wild] beasts, all swarming and creeping things that swarm and creep upon the land, and all mankind. How tragic

24 And the waters prevailed [mightily] upon the earth or land 150 days (five months).

Matthew 7

Do not judge and criticize and condemn others, so that you may not be judged and criticized and condemned yourselves.

For just as you judge and criticize and condemn others, you will be judged and criticized and condemned, and in accordance with the measure you [use to] deal out to others, it will be dealt out again to you. Oh I have to remember this so often!

[e]Keep on asking and it will be given you; [f] keep on seeking and you will find; [g]keep on knocking [reverently] and [the door] will be opened to you.

For everyone who keeps on asking receives; and he who keeps on seeking finds; and to him who keeps on knocking, [the door] will be opened. So I keep asking and keep looking

18 A good (healthy) tree cannot bear bad (worthless) fruit, nor can a bad (diseased) tree bear[n]excellent fruit [worthy of admiration]. How we should judge others – testing their quality.

24 So everyone who hears these words of Mine and acts upon them [obeying them] will be like a[p]sensible (prudent, practical, wise) man who built his house upon the rock.

25 And the rain fell and the floods came and the winds blew and beat against that house; yet it did not fall, because it had been founded on the rock.

26 And everyone who hears these words of Mine and does not do them will be like a stupid (foolish) man who built his house upon the sand.

27 And the rain fell and the floods came and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it fell—and great and complete was the fall of it. Jesus amazes the people who hear His stories and descriptions – they are very visual 

29 For He was teaching as One Who had [and was] authority, and not as [did] the scribes. So what He was saying was different – it must have been refreshing to hear that there was hope

Selah

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