"My Bible Study"

A Verse by Verse Sequential Devotional for Your Bible Study with Pastor Robert Thibodeau

Episode 29

Published on:

10th Feb 2020

Genesis Chapter Six Verses 8-22

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We ended last time with Noah FINDING Grace in the eyes of God. I explained how you cannot FIND something unless you are LOOKING for it! I explained that God was GIVING Grace to everyone, but ONLY NOAH was looking for it and found it!

The remaining verses go on to detail the instructions God gave to Noah on how to build the Ark.  This is very important. It had never been done before. It had to 100% sea worthy!  

God then goes on to tell Noah about how many animals would be on the boat. How to care for them, etc.

It was not Noah’s job to go into all the earth and find these animals. They all belong to God. 

God moved upon the animals to come to where Noah was at. All he had to do was keep the Ark open and guide them into their stalls. His job WAS to prepare the food storage and to gather all of that up.

Some animals were in sevens and others were in two’s. Why the difference?

Because one each of the clean animals was going to be given as an offering after they all left the Ark. That still left three pairs each of the clean animals. This would allow them to mate and begin repopulating the earth.

Down in verse 22, we see this chapter conclude by saying, “Thus did Noah according to all that God had commanded him.”

Will the end of the book about your life read the same thing?

Next time, we look at the flood itself, as we go into Chapter Seven of the Book of Genesis.

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Episode 28

Published on:

8th Feb 2020

Genesis Chapter Six Verses 3-8

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But notice here that all of this happened as mankind slipped from seeking God and in the end, they end up seeking demons. Footholds of Satan can become strongholds. What do I mean by foothold? A foothold is giving the devil a place to work and room to operate. 

When does a foothold become a stronghold? A stronghold is a mindset of hopelessness that causes me to see something that is contrary to God’s Word as unchangeable.

It may sound complex, but it is simple. It is the attitude that says with a certain sinful behavior, “This is simply who I am. I cannot change.” 

We see that in the degradation of society today. Satan is still at work trying to destroy God's plan for marriage between ONE MAN and ONE WOMAN. The homosexual revolution, transgenderism and all of that depravity is just the plan of Satan being forced into an "acceptance" by society.

Is it any wonder the world is being turned on its head?

Try and stand against the depravity being forced on society today and you will find yourself in the cross-hairs of demon possessed politicians, activists, media, etc. who consider you a threat! A threat to what? Their demonic lifestyle.

This is the reason the FLOOD came. God had seen enough.

When God said, "Mans days would be 120 years" in verse 3, He was not stipulating how long we should live. He was saying they would have 120 years to repent and turn back to Him.

Remember Jonah preaching to Nineveh? The city repented and God relented. He was offering the same type of thing to the world in Noah's day, but they refused to listen. The result: JUDGEMENT.

According the Bible, the same thing is happening right now (as spelled out in the end days scenario).

The Cross helps us to understand Genesis 6:7. Sin MUST be paid for and God MUST judge sin. There is no "half measure" when God deals with sin. It cost Jesus, the Son of God, His life! Do you really think we will somehow have our sin "winked at" if we do not repent and ask Jesus to forgive us?

"He who knew no sin but became sin" (and thus was judged for sin) would somehow make it possible for us to live the way "we want" and never have to answer for it?

In one word: NO.

In verse 8, notice Noah finds favor. It was not earned. It was given, but Noah had to FIND it. God was "giving Grace" to everyone. Only Noah FOUND IT.

Are you looking for God's Grace? You can only FIND something IF you are LOOKING for it!

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Episode 27

Published on:

6th Feb 2020

Genesis Chapter Six Verses 2-3

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We already saw Satan entering the realm of animals and showing up indwelling a snake in the Garden. Now, Satan plans to move in to the bodies of males and then to marry beautiful women and to produce children. This would be a demon-dominated union, and a demon-dominated family.

Notice the word usage in Genesis 6:2. "he sons of God “saw” the daughters to be “attractive” (or good) and they “took.” Does that sound familiar? This parallels what happened in the Garden. In Genesis 3:5. Eve “saw that the fruit was good for food and pleasing to the eye, and she took and ate.

We can see that the demons and Satan are sticking to a playbook that has been proven to work. They simply run the same play from the fall! The lust this time is not fruit, but the bodies of beautiful women that the sons of God “saw” and took for themselves.

The picture is one of unmitigated lust. The word “took” does not suggest forced marriage or rape. This is a word that means a regular marriage union. One commentator observes that the “silence on the part of the ‘daughters’ may well reflected a willing complicity."

Notice that God’s response is toward man and not to the demons. God has a judgment for the demons, but man is accountable for allowing themselves to get this far. We will come back to the 120 years part here, but notice that God does not allow sin to go unchecked forever. 

But notice here that all of this happened as mankind slipped from seeking God and in the end, they end up seeking demons. Footholds of Satan can become strongholds. 

A foothold is simply giving Satan "space" to work in your life.

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Episode 26

Published on:

3rd Feb 2020

Genesis Chapter Six Verses 1-2

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We are continuing our journey through Genesis. So far we have seen this theme of an epic battle emerge. Before sin, man was given the job of subduing the world for God’s glory. However, because of our sin, we try to subdue the world (and each other) for our glory.

We see here two sides: the seed of the woman and the seed of the serpent. God promised that one person, a deliverer, will come one day to crush the serpent.

Satan, the serpent, does not know who this person is. He must have thought that Cain, the woman’s offspring, was the deliverer and therefore plotted to turn him into a murderer. He succeeded! He corrupted Cain by getting him to murder Abel, thereby eliminating the only two possibilities for the deliver to come!

By the seventh generation, we have immoral, violent, lustful men, like Lamech. However, God preserves the seed of the woman, though Satan tried to kill him, by giving Adam and Eve, Seth. By the seventh generation of Seth, we have Enoch, known for simply walking with God (which we covered last time).

Now in Genesis 6, we will see that Satan will try a new approach. He will invade the human race with his army and destroy God’s original design of marriage. If he can destroy marriage, then there will be now way for the promised seed to be born.

Sin has reached its boiling point, leading God to judge all sin. 

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Episode 25

Published on:

1st Feb 2020

Genesis Chapter Five Verses 23-32

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Genesis 5:21-23 "And Enoch lived sixty and five years, and begat Methuselah:" "And Enoch walked with God after he begat Methuselah three hundred years, and begat sons and daughters:" "And all the days of Enoch were three hundred sixty and five years:"

Enoch was the seventh from Adam. Godliness is walking with God: which shows reconciliation to God, for two cannot walk together except they be agreed (Amos 3:3). It includes all the parts of a godly, righteous, and sober life. To walk with God, is to set God always before us, to act as always under his eye.

He had lived only 365 years, which, as men's ages were then, was only in middle life! God often takes those soonest whom he loves best; the time they lose on earth, is gained in heaven, to their unspeakable advantage.

Genesis 5:24 "And Enoch walked with God: and he [was] not; for God took him."

“Walked with God … was not; for God took him”: Enoch is the only break in the chapter from the incessant comment, “and he died” (4:17-18; 1 Chron. 1:3; Luke 3:37; Heb. 11:5; Jude 14). Only one other man is said to have enjoyed this intimacy of relationship in walking with God, and that was Noah (6:9).

Enoch experienced being taken to heaven, while still alive, by God, as did Elijah later (2 Kings 2:1-12).

Enoch's translation stands about half way between Adam and the flood, in the 987th year after the creation of Adam. Seth, Enos, Cainan, Mahalaleel, and Jared were still alive. His son, Methuselah and his grandson Lamech were also living; the latter being 113 years old. Noah was not yet born, and Adam was already dead.

Genesis 5:25-27 "And Methuselah lived a hundred eighty and seven years, and begat Lamech: " "And Methuselah lived after he begat Lamech seven hundred eighty and two years, and begat sons and daughters:" "And all the days of Methuselah were nine hundred sixty and nine years: and he died."

The shortest life was followed by the longest life, Methuselah begetting, at the advanced age of 187, Lamech, which means “strong or young man or the powerful”, continuing after his son’s birth 782 years.

And at last succumbing to the stroke of death in the 969th year of his age, which, according to the Bible, was the year of the Flood.

Methuselah signifies, 'he dies, there is a dart,' 'a sending forth,' namely, speaking of the deluge, which came the year that Methuselah died. He lived 969 years, the longest that any man ever lived on earth; but even the longest living person must die at last.

Genesis 5:28-29 "And Lamech lived a hundred eighty and two years, and begat a son:" "And he called his name Noah, saying, This [same] shall comfort us concerning our work and toil of our hands, because of the ground which the LORD hath cursed."

That the patriarchs of the old world felt the ills of this earthly life in all their severity. This was attested by Lamech (Genesis 5:28-29), when he gave his son, who was born 69 years after Enoch's translation, the name of Noah, saying, "This same shall comfort us concerning our work and the toil of our hands, because of the ground which the Lord hath cursed."

Genesis 5:30-31 "And Lamech lived after he begat Noah five hundred ninety and five years, and begat sons and daughters:" "And all the days of Lamech were seven hundred seventy and seven years: and he died."

In Enoch, the seventh from Adam through Seth, godliness attained its highest point; whilst ungodliness culminated in Lamech, the seventh from Adam through Cain, who made his sword his god.

I find it interesting, that God chose a man also named Lamech, to have a son through whom Hope would be restored. 

Genesis 5:32 "And Noah was five hundred years old: and Noah begat Shem, Ham, and Japheth."

“Noah begat Shem, Ham, and Japheth”: Japheth was the oldest (10:21), Ham the youngest (9:24). Shem is mentioned first because it was through him that God’s Messiah would come.

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My Bible Study
Verse by Verse Through The Bible
This has been a project I have been contemplating for a long time.

Join me in walking through the Bible on our personal Bible study - one verse at at time. There is no "preaching" here. Just simple scripture reading with brief explanations and examples of what the scripture mean.

I was inspired to do this project based upon the program "Through The Bible" with Dr. Jay Veron McGee (who is passed on to be with the Lord for several years now). When I first started to study the Bible, his radio program helped me immensely. It took Dr. McGee 5 years to do a complete Bible Study.

I do not know how long it will take us. But you can start listening at anytime. As I continue to add more episodes, you can join us at the most recent program or start at the beginning. Each episode is labeled as to the scriptures we are going to discuss.

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