B90 – Day 1

Genesis 1:1-3 In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. 2 The earth was without form, and void; and darkness was on the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters.
3 Then God said, “Let there be light”; and there was light.

John 1:1In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.

John 17:5Now, Father, glorify Me together with Yourself, with the glory which I had with You before the world was.

Genesis 9:13I set My bow in the cloud, and it shall be for a sign of a covenant between Me and the earth.

the rainbow is the sign of the covenant between God and the earth — never to have another flood destroy all living things on the earth.

The throne in heaven also has a rainbow around it
Revelation 4:3And He who was sitting was like a jasper stone and a sardius in appearance; and there was a rainbow around the throne, like an emerald in appearance.

The difference between Noah’s Rainbow and the one around the Throne of God is, that Noah’s is composed of the seven primary colors, Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Indigo, and Violet, while the one around the Throne of God is EMERALD. Emerald is green, a color symbolic of new life or resurrection life. Noah’s rainbow is the sign of a Covenant based on an accepted Sacrifice, the Sacrifice of Noah (Gen 8:20-22), and the Rainbow about the Throne of God is the sign of a Covenant based on the accepted Sacrifice of Christ on the Cross.

Ezekiel 1:26-28high above on the throne was a figure like that of a man. I saw that from what appeared to be his waist up he looked like glowing metal, as if full of fire, and that from there down he looked like fire; and brilliant light surrounded him. Like the appearance of a rainbow in the clouds on a rainy day, so was the radiance around him. This was the appearance of the likeness of the glory of the LORD.

Hebrews 1:3The Son is the radiance of God’s glory and the exact representation of his being, sustaining all things by his powerful word. After he had provided purification for sins, he sat down at the right hand of the Majesty in heaven.

The emerald stone is Judah’s stone. Judah is the royal tribe in which the Messianic King comes to sit on the throne of David. Jesus is the king who holds the scepter (Heb 7:14; Rom 1:1-3; Rev 5:5).

Genesis 11:1-9 — Tower of Babel

Babel was the Hebrew name for Babylon which means “gate of god.” But it was similar to the Hebrew word balal which meant to confound or confuse. The Hebrews despised the Babylonians, and there may well be a humorous play on words here: far from being the “gate of god,” Babylon was actually the site of much confusion!

Tower of Babel Lesson: Unity is not the highest good, but purity and obedience to the Word of God. Ecumenism is the watch word of religion today, but it is a unity at the cost of truth. Some regard unity as a goal worthy of any sacrifice. God does not. In fact, the Israelites of old were soon to learn that the Canaanites, unlike the Egyptians (Gen 46:33-34), were eager to unite with the chosen people of God (Gen 34:8-10;Num 25:1). Unity and peace must never be attained at the price of purity. God’s people are to be holy, even as He is holy (Lev 11:44; 1 Pe 1:16).
True unity can only occur in Christ (Jn 17:21; Eph 2:4-22). This unity is to be diligently preserved (Eph 4:3). But oneness in Christ results in division from those who reject Christ (Mt 10:34-36). We must separate ourselves from those who deny the truth (2 Jn 7-11; Jude 1:3). There can be no true unity with those who deny our God.

Genesis 15:6Then he[Abram] believed in the LORD; and He reckoned it to him as righteousness.

Genesis 16:13-14Then she called the name of the LORD who spoke to her, “You are a God who sees”; for she said, “Have I even remained alive here after seeing Him?”

“You are the God who sees me,” for she said, “I have now seen the One who sees me.”

14 Therefore the well was called Beer-lahai-roi{“well of the Living One seeing me”}; behold, it is between Kadesh{holy} and Bered{to hail}.

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