Monday, November 30, 2015

The PROMISED ONE+ #2 - Advent Meditations

HE+ Was Promised...#2





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Guess where the very first PROMISE was given about the Coming MESSIAH+ ?
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Most would guess correctly:
in The Garden of Eden.
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Now, guess WHO was the very first one to hear the PROMISE of this pre-planned,  Coming MESSIAH+  ?
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If you guessed Eve or Adam and Eve… 
you are wrong!
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The first being to receive DIRECTLY to his face  the PROMISE from YHWH ELOHIM of the Coming ONE+ was ... the nachash... that wicked serpent !
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Genesis 3:15 [ Here, in context,  YHWH ELOHIM ( GOD: The FATHER, SON+, and HOLY SPIRIT ) is directly addressing the nachash which tempted Eve to disobey The LORD. ]
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And I ( THE LORD)
will put enmity 
between thee ( the nachash)
 and the woman,
and between thy seed and her SEED+;

 *HE+ shall bruise thy head,

and thou shalt bruise His+ heel.
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( Note: Hebrew Grammar has no "it";  Hebrew only uses he or she for independent pronouns, 3rd person singular,  as in this place in this verse.)
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 In Hebrew, nachash is the word translated as "serpent" in the KJV Bible. 

However, nachash does NOT mean the earthly animal we know of as a "snake" or reptile or the Greek “herpeton.” 

In Hebrew, an adder or an asp or viper are the words used to mean what we call a “snake” or “serpent”, i.e.,  copperheads, rattlesnakes, cobras, pythons, etc.
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A nachash is a cunning, hissing or whispering, coppery-colored  being ... not a creature in the earth’s animal kingdom at all. Even the Hebrew word for "copper" comes from this root. 
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The LXX ( Septuagint, the Greek Old Testament) tells us in Genesis 3 that this clever "being" who talked to Eve was an OPHIS, in the Greek language.
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This "ophis" ( pronounced like "office" ) is NOT a reptile, an animal we find in the yard or zoo, but rather a "being" who is a "sharp-eyed" one !

An "ophis" is that very same "serpent" found in Mark 16:18 which refers to the same satanic "being" which was in the Garden beguiling Eve. 
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MARK 16:18

They shall take up serpents "ophis" ;
and if they drink any deadly thing,
it shall not hurt them;
they shall lay hands on the sick,
and they shall recover.
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We see The LORD bruising something  in Romans... and once again, The PROMISE is stated:
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Romans 16:20

And the GOD of Peace+
shall bruise  the satan under your feet shortly.
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The grace of our LORD JESUS CHRIST
be with you. Amen.
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BRUISE, according to Strong's Concordance:
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(4937) suntri>bw, — soon-tree’-bo; from (4862) (su>n) and the base of (5147) (tri>bov); to crush completely, i.e. to shatter (literal or figurative): — break (in pieces), broken to shivers (+ -hearted), bruise.
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Thus, we see The PROMISED ONE+  coming to do a MIGHTY WORK… a DIVINE WORK which NO OTHER BEING IN HEAVEN AND ON EARTH OR UNDER THE EARTH  could ...  or can … possibly do.
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HE+ came to beat the satan !
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This is why Abraham rejoiced to see His+ Day… and he saw it and was GLAD !
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Let us pray:
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Bless GOD: FATHER, SON+, and HOLY SPIRIT ! We thank THEE, O GOD, for preparing a way to deliver us from the satan’s power and influence in our lives.
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Now we do not have to spend our lives serving the satan and his lies. We are no longer forced to follow our fallen Adamic nature, if we come unto Thy SON+ JESUS for salvation.
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We praise THEE for sending  Thy SON+ , both planned and slain from the foundation of the world to come, to bruise the satan at such a great cost to Thy Fatherly heart.
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How can we possibly thank THEE enough, dear Heavenly FATHER ?
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Help us so to live that we reflect our sincere thanks through our total obedience unto Thy Beloved SON+, our LORD and SAVIOR+ JESUS CHRIST, Who+ lives and reigns with THEE and Thy Blessed HOLY SPIRIT, ONE GOD, forever and ever, world without end to the ages of the ages.  Amen



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