Summary: Today we’ll continue talking about the number five and as I told you before, five has a two fold meaning, we have already pointed out that it clearly stands for “grace” and it also stands for “DEATH”, as we’ll see.
# 8~FIVE pt.3—SIX pt.1 ~MEANING OF BIBLE NUMBERS~ 11-26-11
Today we’ll continue talking about the number five and as I told you before, five has a two fold meaning, we have already pointed out that it clearly stands for “grace” and it also stands for “DEATH”, as we’ll see.
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Let us not put our light under a bushel.
GEN. 5: could be called the death chapter because we read about so much death in that chapter, notice the chapter is five.
This chapter reveals man’s value to God by naming individuals and stages in this early human phase, it also shows us that everyone is known and remembered by God, maybe no one else will remember us but God does, have you ever thought about the fact that about two or three generations from now you and I will be history, very few will even know we ever exited, but God remembers, do you know any thing about your great, great, great grand parents? Probably not, but God does.
Often I look in the obituaries of the local news paper and 99% of the time I know none of these recently deceits people, that’s the way it is.
I think of a man named Antipas in Rev. 2:13—Jesus said --- even in those days wherein Antipas was my faithful martyr, who was slain among you, where Satan dwelleth.
Nothing previously is said about this man Antipas or afterward, but Jesus remembered that he was His faithful martyr, if this was not pinned down in the Bible we would have never known any thing at all about Brother Antipas, Jesus wants you and I to see that He does not forget, and like Brother Antipas, all die.
I’ve said all that to say this, all of us are going to die one day that is a solemn fact, unless the rapture should take place and then we that are saved will suddenly be changed into our glorified body.
Hebrews 9: 27 And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment:
Therefore what we do now in our short life span here will have a Hugh bearing on what He will allow us to do for Him yonder in His coming Kingdom and perhaps the New earth as well, our little life time here is only the preparation time for us to get ready to live forever more.
Also Gen.5: demonstrates the reign of death by the repeated words—“and he died” over and over, also we have a picture of deaths defeat by RAPTURE in the taking of Enoch.
Chapter 5 is the death chapter of Gen. in this chapter the first man Adam dies and it’s in verse five, chapter 5: verse 5.