Friday, April 14, 2017

Has The Hidden Message Of The Gospel Been Revealed In Genesis?

Does The Names Of The Patriarchs Of Old And The Twelve Tribes Point To Jesus As The Son Of God?

Question : Has The Hidden Message Of The Gospel Been Revealed In Genesis? Does The Names Of The Patriarchs Of Old And Names Of The Twelve Tribes All Point To Jesus As The Son Of God?

Answer: Greetings! The Bible is an integrated message system, the product of supernatural engineering revealed by the hand of God who is the Holy Spirit to reveal the message God has for all mankind to know Him and be blessed by Him. Every number, every place name, every detail every jot and tittle is there for our learning, our discovery, and our amazement (Rom 15:4; 2 Tim 3:16). Truly, our God is an awesome God.

It is astonishing to discover how many Biblical controversies seem to evaporate if one simply recognized the unity the integrity of these 66 books, penned by 40 different authors over a period of nearly 3000 years with some of the authors not knowing what the other has said at some other time, yet the scarlet thread of the unity of the message dipped in the blood of Jesus the Divine Lamb of God it conveys does prove us only one thing that the authors are divinely inspired by the Great God who divinely wanted to convey only one message which is about the Son of God Jesus Christ who will come and save them from sin (Luke 24:44-45; John 1:29).

Chuck Missler the great Bible Teacher writes, "We frequently use the familiar term, gospel, or good news. Where is the first place it appears in the Bible? The answer may surprise you.


Methuselah comes from muth, a root that means "death"; and from shalach, which means to bring, or to send forth. The name Methuselah means, "his death shall bring".

Methuselah's father was given a prophecy of the coming Great Flood, and was apparently told that as long as his son was alive, the judgment of the flood would be withheld; but as soon as he died, the flood would be brought or sent forth.

(Can you imagine raising a kid like that? Every time the boy caught a cold, the entire neighborhood must have panicked!)

And, indeed, the year that Methuselah died, the flood came.

It is interesting that Methuselah's life, in effect, was a symbol of God's mercy in forestalling the coming judgment of the flood.

Therefore, it is fitting that his lifetime is the oldest in the Bible, speaking of the extensiveness of God's mercy.

The Other Names

If there is such significance in Methuselah's name, let's examine the other Patriarchal names of the Genesis of the godly through whom Jesus Christ came to the whole humanity, lets's see what may lie behind them.


Adam's name means man. As the first man, that seems straight forward enough.


Adam's son was named Seth, which means appointed. Eve said, "For God hath appointed me another seed instead of Abel, whom Cain slew."


Seth's son was called Enosh, which means mortal, frail, or miserable. It is from the root anash, to be incurable, used of a wound, grief, woe, sickness, or wickedness.

It was in the days of Enosh that men began to defile the name of the Living God.


Enosh's son was named Kenan, which can mean sorrow, dirge, or elegy. (The precise denotation is somewhat elusive; some study aids unfortunately presume that Kenan is synonymous with Cainan.)

Balaam, looking down from the heights of Moab, uses a pun upon the name of the Kenites when he prophesies their destruction.

We have no real idea as to why these names were chosen for their children. Often they may have referred to circumstances at birth, and so on.


Kenan's son was Mahalalel, from Mahalal which means blessed or praise; and El, the name for God. Thus, Mahalalel means the Blessed God. Often Hebrew names include El, the name of God, as Dan-i-el, "God is my Judge", etc.


Mahalalel's son was named Jared, from the verb yaradh, meaning shall come down.


Jared's son was named Enoch, which means teaching, or commencement. He was the first of four generations of preachers. In fact, the earliest recorded prophecy was by Enoch, which amazingly enough deals with the Second Coming of Christ (although it is quoted in the Book of Jude in the New Testament):

Enoch also, the seventh from Adam, prophesied of these, saying, "Behold, the Lord cometh with ten thousands of his saints, to execute judgment upon all, and to convince all that are ungodly among them of all their ungodly deeds which they have ungodly committed, and of all their hard speeches which ungodly sinners have spoken against." (Jude 14, 15).


Enoch was the father of Methuselah, who we have already mentioned. Enoch walked with God after he begat Methuselah. Apparently, Enoch received the prophecy of the Great Flood, and was told that as long as his son was alive, the judgment of the flood would be withheld. The year that Methuselah died, the flood came.

Enoch, of course, never died: he was translated (or, if you'll excuse the expression, raptured ). That's how Methuselah can be the oldest man in the Bible, yet he died before his father!


Methuselah's son was named Lamech, a root still evident today in our own English word, lament or lamentation. Lamech suggests despairing.

(This name is also linked to the Lamech in Cain's line who inadvertently killed his son Tubal-Cain in a hunting incident.)


Lamech, of course, is the father of Noah, which is derived from nacham, to bring relief or comfort, as Lamech himself explains in Genesis 5:29."

The Composite List

Now let's put it all together:
Hebrew English

Adam - Man
Seth - Appointed
Enosh - Mortal
Kenan - Sorrow;
Mahalalel - The Blessed God
Jared - Shall come down
Enoch - Teaching
Methuselah - His death shall bring
Lamech - The Despairing
Noah - Rest, or comfort.

That's rather remarkable:

Man (is) appointed mortal sorrow; (but) the Blessed God shall come down teaching (that) His death shall bring (the) despairing rest.

Here's the Gospel hidden within a genealogy in Genesis!

You can never convince me that a group of Jewish rabbis or New Testament apostles conspired to hide the Christian Gospel right here in a genealogy within their venerated Torah because they were not there when it was revealed and written by Moses the man of God after the beginning of times!


Jacob had twelve(12) sons, and in their names put together was the gospel hidden but now revealed through it. Its so amazing how God hid all these wonderful truths inside simple names and stories.

Here are the names and their meanings:


Reuben: Behold, A Son is born to us
Simon: One who hears
Levi: Attached
Judah: Praise the Lord
Dan: He judged
Naphtali : My Struggle
Gad: Good fortune
Asher: Happiness
Issachar: Reward
Zebulun: Honour
Joseph: Add to my family
Benjamin: Son of righteousness

When the names are joined together, this is what it says:


This completely blew off my mind when I discovered it from friends who shared about this truth of Gospel in Genesis. Jesus Christ is not just a mere name mentioned in sermons. Jesus is the content, the context, the text, the paragraph, the mark and the remark of the word of truth.

Jesus is the outline of the entire Bible. And the Bible is the only one that has links to all the books in the world.

Thus it all comes to demonstrate that in the earliest chapters of the Book of Genesis, God had already laid out His plan of redemption for the predicament of mankind. It is a love story, written in blood on a wooden cross which was erected in Judea almost 2,000 years ago, read by us, believed by us and lived by us who experience its liberating power to become a live demonstration of it in our daily lives for the Glory of God. names of the 10 Patriarchs and the truth of 12 tribes again and again blows off my mind, these are the things which sets Bible apart and keeps it today where no other single Book can ever be compared to it now and forever always, I love such things. Thank you!

Much Blessings.....


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