A Sabbath Message 8/7/21 – The First and Last

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The First and Last

The first full day of Adam and Eve’s existence was: The day God rested and celebrated!

Today is the day that the Lord made just for mankind (Mark 2:27)), that is male and female in the likeness and image of the God (Elohiym) who said “let us make man (mankind) in our (their)…”  on the sixth day of HIS (THEIR) workweek. (Genesis 1:24-31) “And (Then) on the seventh day God (Elohiym) ended (ceased) his (their) work (business – creating) which he (they) had made (accomplished and advanced); and rested (reposed – celebrated) on the seventh day from all his work (business – creating) which he had made (accomplished and advanced). And God (Elohiym) blessed (kneeled on) the seventh day, and sanctified (pronounced clean) it: because that in it he (they) had rested (reposed – celebrated) from all his (their) work (business – creating) which God (Elohyim) created (selected as a formative process) and made (accomplished and advanced).” (Genesis 2:2-3)

The us, them, their and they plurality in Elohyim (God) in Genesis’ creation week introduction (Gen. 1:1 – 2:3) is like a preface to the book. Genesis 2:4 is like the beginning of the first chapter of many chapters that follow in all the books of the Bible. The plurality of Elohiym (God) is clarified in John 1:1 as Word (Logos) and God (Theos) and throughout the New Testament as The Father and The Son. “…and the Word (Logos – The Son) was God (Theos – The Father)…” because they were of the same spirit or in that they had the same spirit and it was holy. The spirit of the Father is the same spirit that was in the Son. The term “spirit” as used in “…the spirit of the Lord…” or “…the spirit of God…” throughout the Old Testament is the same as in the New Testament. Let’s see the definitions from the original language dictionary – Strong’s:

*Spirit – H7306 – רוּח – rûach – roo’-akh – From H7306wind; by resemblance breath, that is, a sensible (or even violent) exhalation; figuratively lifeangerunsubstantiality; by extension a region of the sky; by resemblance spirit, but only of a rational being (including its expression and functions)

KJV Usage: air, anger, blast, breath, X cool, courage, mind, X quarter, X side, spirit ([-ual]), tempest, X vain, ([whirl-]) wind (-y).

>H7306 – רוּח – rûach – roo’-akh – A primitive root; properly to blow, that is, breathe; only (literally) to smell or (by implication perceive (figuratively to anticipateenjoy)

KJV Usage: accept, smell, X touch, make of quick understanding.

H7307 is translated spirit, spirits and spiritual throughout the Old Testament except in the 16 passages that state “familiar spirit(s)” which is translated from:

*H178 – אוב – ‘ôb – obe – From the same as H1 (apparently through the idea of prattling a father’s name); properly a mumble, that is, a water skin (from its hollow sound); hence a necromancer (ventriloquist, as from a jar)

KJV Usage: bottle, familiar spirit.

>H1 –  אב – ‘âb – awb – A primitive word; father in a literal and immediate, or figurative and remote application

KJV Usage: chief, (fore-) father ([-less]), X patrimony, principal.

Throughout the New Testament the terms spirit, spirits and spiritual is from G4151 and G4152. G4152 is translated spiritual always and G4151 once in 1 Cor. 14:12.

*G4151 – πνεῦμα – a current of air, i.e. breath (blast) or a breeze; by analogy or figuratively, a spirit, i.e. (human) the rational soul, (by implication) vital principle, mental disposition, etc., or (superhuman) an angel, demon, or (divine) God, Christ’s spirit, the Holy Spirit
Derivation: from G4154;

KJV Usage: ghost, life, spirit(-ual, -ually), mind.

>G4154 – πνέω – to breathe hard, i.e. breeze
Derivation: a primary word;

KJV Usage: blow.

*G4152 – πνευματικός – non-carnal, i.e. (humanly) ethereal (as opposed to gross), or (dæmoniacally) a spirit (concretely), or (divinely) supernatural, regenerate, religious
Derivation: from G4151;

KJV Usage: spiritual.

“And the Lord God formed man of the dust (elements) of the ground and breathed (H5301) into his nostrils the breath (H5397) of life (H2416); and man became a living (H2416) soul (H5315).” Genesis 2:7

*H5301 – נפח – nâphach – naw-fakh’ – A primitive root; to puff, in various applications (literally, to inflateblow hard, scatterkindleexpire; figuratively, to disesteem)

KJV Usage: blow, breath, give up, cause to lose [life], seething, snuff.

*H5397 – נשׁמה – ne shâmâh – nesh-aw-maw’ – From H5395; a puff, that is, wind, angry or vital breath, divine inspirationintellect or (concretely) an animal

KJV Usage: blast, (that) breath (-eth), inspiration, soul, spirit.

>H5395 – נשׁם – nâsham – naw-sham’ – A primitive root; properly to blow away, that is, destroy

KJV Usage: destroy.

*H2416 – חי – chay – khah’ee – From H2421alive; ence raw (flesh); fresh (plant, water, year), strong; also (as noun, especially in the feminine singular and masculine plural) life (or living thing), whether literally or figuratively

KJV Usage: + age, alive, appetite, (wild) beast, company, congregation, life (-time), live (-ly), living (creature, thing), maintenance, + merry, multitude, + (be) old, quick, raw, running, springing, troop.

>H2421 – חיה -châyâh – khaw-yaw’ – A prim root (compare H2331H2424); to live, whether literally or figuratively; causatively to revive

KJV Usage: keep (leave, make) alive, X certainly, give (promise) life, (let, suffer to) live, nourish up, preserve (alive), quicken, recover, repair, restore (to life), revive, (X God) save (alive, life, lives), X surely, be whole.

*H5315 – נפשׁ – nephesh – neh’-fesh – From H5314; properly a breathing creature, that is, animal or (abstractly) vitality; used very widely in a literal, accommodated or figurative sense (bodily or mental)

KJV Usage: any, appetite, beast, body, breath, creature, X dead (-ly), desire, X [dis-] contented, X fish, ghost, + greedy, he, heart (-y), (hath, X jeopardy of) life (X in jeopardy), lust, man, me, mind, mortality, one, own, person, pleasure, (her-, him-, my-, thy-) self, them (your) -selves, + slay, soul, + tablet, they, thing, (X she) will, X would have it.

>H5314 – נפשׁ – nâphash – naw-fash’ – A primitive root; to breathe; passively, to bebreathed upon, that is, (figuratively) refreshed (as if by a current of air)

KJV Usage: (be) refresh selves (-ed).

There is a spirit (mind) in man and it’s carnal. (Romans 8:1-14) There is a spirit (mind) in God the Father and God the Son and it is the same spirit (mind) which is holy (sacred). Is the spirit of the Father and of the Son a person or simply their personality?

Have a restful and happy Sabbath.



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