Chapter 3-God Forming His People on Earth (Part 2)

The three sons of Noah were: Shem, Ham, and Japheth. Noah lived 350 years after the flood to the age of 950 years. Each of his sons had numerous generations, which divided and developed into different nationalities, but the entire world maintained the same language.

Tower of BabelIn the plain of Shinar many nationalities of earth gathered together and decided to build a tower so tall that it would reach into heaven. Because of their numbers and strength and ease of communication they were capable of accomplishing all they desired.

“Jesus, let us descend to earth and see this tower named Babel that they have built. We will confuse their language and scatter them abroad. For man must populate the entire earth. We must began the process of forming our own people. And each people group will be different and unique.

And God and Jesus descended and created diverse languages among the people and they discontinued the Tower of Babel and dispersed all over the world.

God selected from the generations of Noah’s son, Shem, to originate his people. After nine generations, Abraham was born who lived in the Land of Ur.

As God indicated Abraham to His Son, he said, “Jesus, this man will become the founding patriarch of Our people. His heart of faith will direct him all his life.Abraham in Ur

“Faith is the foundation, always!” commented Jesus. ”which follows actively in touch with You, and stands firmly on truth and hope for one’s future in Your hands. And such was the faith of Noah who accomplished such an incredible act of faith to build the ark, according to your guidance.  And Pneuma, pressing within Noah’s heart, saved our creation from total disappearance, and gave it a new beginning to combat evilness in this world.”

“Yes, Noah was the key person to bring us to where we are now,” agreed God with His Son.

Well,” continued Jesus, we are now 20 generations past Adam and Eve, and several of their descendants lived almost 1,000 years. But now the human lifespan is much more reasonable, and will still make a strong impact for our purpose. Faith is certainly the watchword and must be the primary source from which our plan evolves. Faith in the heart of man will be the motivating factor for our plan to move forward.”

Pneuma, instructed God, “I need you to abide in Abram’s heart now, and encourage him to leave the Land of Ur, and set forth to where We will lead him.”

“Yes, Lord, I will be constantly attentive to your guidance and enlighten his heart and spirit,” responded Pneuma.

God then said to Abram, ”Go forth from your country, and from your relatives, and from your father’s house to the land I will show you. And I will make you a great nation and I will bless you.”

Abram took his first step of faith at the age of 75 and set his feet to the south. “This is amazing,” he thought, “I do not even have a son, and God promises to create a nation from me. How can this happen?” he wondered.

Abraham given the Promised Land

Once Abram arrived in Canaan, and Shechem, God reiterated his promise to him again, “To your descendants, I will give this land.”

“My descendants?” questioned Abram.  “I have none yet,” he pondered in his heart. But because of his great faith, Abram built an altar to God on this spot.

Abraham in EgyptA famine soon erupted in Canaan, so he traveled to Egypt. There fear overcame Abram because Pharaoh favored his wife Sarai.  Instead of the truth, Abram told Pharaoh that she was his sister, in order to avoid a possible threat to his life. If they knew she was his wife, he felt they would kill him.

“Why would Abram be a coward like that,” said God.  “I will punish Pharaoh with plagues and sickness, a foreshadowing of things to come in later generations.”  After some suffering Pharaoh called Abram and asked, “Why have you brought this upon me?  I know Sarai is your wife. Leave our land immediately and take all you have.”


God oversaw Abram’s protection, even in spite of his dishonesty and stark terror for his own life. But this only edified more his faith in God.

Abram’s nephew, Lot, had accompanied him from Ur to Canaan, and he settled in Sodom. Some men came in the night, attacked his camp and carried him off with his family.  When Abram heard this news, he arose with his men in pursuit and rescued Lot and his possessions.

“Another step of faith and Our divine protection,” commented Jesus.

And God confirmed this in a vision to Abram, “Do not fear, Abram. I am a shield to you. Your reward shall be very great.”

“Abram responded, “Since I have no son, will Lot become my heir?”

God responded, ”No, your heir shall come forth from your own body through Sarai. Look toward the heavens and count the stars. If you are able to count them, so Abraham counting the starsnumerous shall your descendants be.”

And Abram believed this message from God. And God reckoned it as righteousness. Abram prepared another altar and sacrifice to God, then he fell into a deep sleep and asked God, “How will I know I shall possess this land with all these people here?”

God appeared to him again and said, “Know for certain that your descendants will be strangers in a land that is not theirs, where they will be enslaved and oppressed for 400 years, but I will judge the nations who they will serve, and afterwards they will come out with many possessions, and return to the land I promised you.”

Abram and Sarai kept waiting for their son to appear, but Sarai eventually gave up hope. “I will bear no children!” So she instructed Abram to have relations with her maid, Hagar, in order to produce a son.  And Hagar conceived a son named Ishmael. Then jealousy flamed in Sarai’s heart, and she ran off Hagar with her newborn into the desert. Abram was 86 years old at this time, but faith and patience ruled with him until the ripe old age of 99 years when God appeared to him again.

“I am God Almighty. Walk before me and be blameless. And I will establish my covenant between Me and you. And I will multiply you exceedingly.”

Abraham, man of faith

Abram fell on his face before God, ”No longer shall your name Abram, but Abraham. For I will make you a father of nations, just as your name now signifies—‘Father of a multitude’.  And as a sign of this covenant every male child must be circumcised at eight days to become a part of My covenant with you. And your wife shall now be called not Sarai, but Sarah, meaning—‘many princes’. And I will bless her, and I will indeed give you a son by her. And he shall be called Isaac, meaning—‘he laughs’. And he shall become the grandfather of 12 princes and he will be born at this time next year,” promised God to Abraham.

Jesus commented, “Well, things are starting to come together now to create Our People, Father!”

And at 90 years, Sarah conceived and brought forth their long-awaited son, and Abraham named him Isaac and circumcised him on the eighth day, as commanded by the Lord.

After a few years, God called Abraham again with a very surprising and humanly illogical commandment. “Abraham, take your son to the land of Moriah, and offer him there as a burnt offering to me.”

Jesus reacted, “My father, after so long waiting for his only son, why are you requesting him to sacrifice him? How will his lineage continue and a nation be created?”

“My Son, this is merely to test his faith, and also the faith of his son. Will they both be willing to follow my command?

Also, My Son, this is a foreshadowing of what you will do for our creation. And I, your Father, will have to be willing to sacrifice you! And I will have to follow this command to Myself which will be so extremely difficult!”

Jesus reluctantly peered at his passionate Father, yet anxiously awaited to see what would pass with Abraham’s sacrifice of his only son.

Both the father and son climbed Mount Moriah, and Isaac finally asked, “Father, where is the lamb for the burnt offering?”Abraham & Isaac climbing Mt. Moriah

“God will provide,” responded Abraham, as they both continued upward. At the peak Abraham prepared the altar, explained the command of God to Isaac, and tenderly laid him upon the altar to sacrifice.

Isaac also had great faith and willingly laid down for his father to sacrifice him. Although there were many questions plaguing him, such as. “How will my father be a multitude of nations if I must die?”

Abraham raised the knife in obedience to God, although his heart was crying out to the opposite. At that moment a voice shouted out to him from heaven.

Abraham about to sacrifice Isaac“Abraham, Abraham! Do not stretch out your hand against the boy and do nothing to him. For now I know that you fear God, since you have not withheld your son, your only son for me.” Abraham looked around and lo and behold a ram was entangled in a thicket behind them. Abraham freed the ram and replaced Isaac with the ram on the altar and completed his sacrifice to God.

“Well, I guess that ram represents me,” thought Jesus. “It’s like who I will be – the substitute sacrifice,” The sacrifice of Isaac compare to Jesus

“God spoke to Abraham and said, “And in all your seed all the nations of the world will be blessed, because you have obeyed my voice.”



“Yes, this is the level of faith that will bring our people into being,” concluded Jesus. “May such faith be abundant and fervent in all succeeding generations!”

God responded, “Yes, we will see such faith in almost every generation from now on.”

God’s Preparations on Earth– Forming His People

To begin His preparations to form His Own People, God had to findA heart seeking God

those whose heart were right toward Him. In the first generations of

the earth, after “the fall” there were only a few who sought after God.

For the eyes of the Lord move to and fro throughout the earth, that he may strongly support those whose heart is completely his.

2 Chronicles 16:9

Cain & AbelAdam and Eve began their task to propagate humanity. They named their firstborn Cain, who worked with the beasts of the field. Abel, the second born, loved the fruit of the fields and dedicated himself to bringing forth verdant fields of harvest. He would earnestly present his first fruits to God as a very pleasing sacrifice which were so very graciously received by God because of the abiding and adoring nature of Abel’s heart toward God.  He measured Abel’s heart and was impressed with the faith of the second person of the second generation of humanity. One day Cain decided to follow in Abel’s footsteps and present a sacrifice of one of his beasts of the field.  Yet his motive was selfish – not to adore God, but only to gain God’s favor, and God refused to accept such a selfish sacrifice.



Cain became very distraught and angry, and God said to him, “If you do well your attitude will be lifted up, but if not, sin is crouching at your door to take hold of you,Cain versus Abel but you must master sin. Do not let it master you, as it did your parents,” God warned Cain.

Cain, recognized the risk, but did not shut the door, and sin quickly entered into his heart and mind. In a field with Abel, overwhelmed with jealousy of Abel’s well-received sacrifice, sin took full control, enlarged Cain’s anger, and he murdered his brother out of envy and rage.

Cain killed Abel“Cain, where is Abel? What have you done?” cried out God.

”Am I my brother’s keeper? He’s a grown man and go can go where he desires,” replied Cain.

“His blood is crying to me from the ground,” declared God. “You have murdered him! Now the ground will curse you and no longer yield its strength to you. You will become a vagrant and wanderer on the earth. Yet if anyone kills you, the vengeance will be taken on him seven-fold.”


Cain, in great shame and remorse retreated from the presence of God. But now, in only the second generation on earth, murder from excessive pride had taken place. Satan, once again, using pride as his primary tool to trap mankind created another level of sin for mankind–murder.

As Jesus observed this terrible act of violence of one brother slaying his own flesh and blood, he said, “While on earth I’m going to demonstrate the strength of humbleness and meekness to man. Pride will never be a temptation for me. Man must come to know the vile evil that pride presents and the terrible places it will lead you.”

His father responded,” Yes My Son, and because of such a humble attitude on earth your name will be even further exalted here in heaven!  But you will be fiercely combating pride on earth, even among your own, and your people.”

birth of Seth

Then Eve came forth painfully with another son to replace Abel. His name was Seth. He and his heart were continually turned toward God, just as was Abel’s.  His heart for God was ever present and his strong faith flowed fully into his following generations. From Seth’s fifth-generation,” Enoch walked with God” and then “was not.” EnochEnoch did not experience an earthly death, but a heavenly transition from death to life.

Then, in his ninth generation, was Noah, whose heart was so righteous before God, in stark contrast to all of existing humanity, which had transformed themselves farther and farther away from even the knowledge of God. Ever more toward massive sin, persistent immorality, and rampant evil acts.  Their every intent was for themselves and to please their fleshly pleasures and appetites. LuSatan on earth2cifer was enjoying a luscious and lavish feast of sin with humanity.

God then said,  “My spirit will not strive with man forever, because of his fleshly nature. The extent of his days will be only 120 years,” while the previous generations lived to over 900 years of age.

He and Jesus grieved at the incessant sinful direction of their creation. Lucifer was leading them by his hand, deeper and deeper “into sin.” I will blot out man from the earth, from man to animals and creeping things to birds of the sky.

Jesus exclaimed, “Surely, there is at least one man we can save, Father. And let that man remain on earth to bring Our plan into place.”

”You’re right, Jesus. There is only one godly man on earth right now, and his name is Noah, a descendant of Seth. And his heart is right before us. He will be our instrument to continue mankind. And, hopefully, to a better condition, than what berserk evil is producing in him right now. Noah has found favor in my eyes and I will speak to him.”

Noah building the arkGod approached Noah and said to him, ”Make for yourself an ark of gopher wood, with many rooms, and cover it with pitch to seal it from the outside. It will be 300 cubits long, 50 cubits wide, and 30 cubits high. I am bringing a great flood of water to the earth to destroy all flesh from under heaven. All life on earth shall perish, except for you and your family!”

Noah responded in incredible surprise, that all the evil surrounding and threatening him would be wiped away. He was joyous at this news from the Lord, that humanity would now take a different course in the world.

“Noah, I will set forth my covenant with you, and you shall enter the ark – you and your sons and your wife and your son’s wives with you. And of every living thing of all flesh, you shall bring two of every kind into the ark to stay alive with you. Bring on board one male and one female of each kind. Take all edible fruit and food for you and the animals to eat.”

Noah responded in great faith and obedience to do all that God said, while daily resisting the intense mockery, malice, and People insulting Noahmistreatment by those watching him build the ark for the Lord. Noah and his sons persisted daily in this huge task for God, and in doing so their faith only grew stronger.

Noah awaiting God's CommandWhen all was ready God said,  ”Enter the ark, you and your family, for you alone, I have seen to be righteous before me in this time.” They boarded the ark along with all the animals already placed inside.



Behold, the foundation of the deep suddenly burst open, and the floodgates of the sky were opened. The unbelieving crowds clambered to Noah for rescue, but the door to the ark had been shut by God and could not be opened in order to accomplish the one true purpose of the flood. The flood flowed from the heavens and the deep for 40 days and nights. The water prevailed as the ark floated above the earth, even above the very highest mountains. All life on earth perished, except for Noah, his family, and the animals on the ark. The floodwaters lasted for 150 days.Ark afloat

People trying to get in the ark

God then commanded the flood waters to recede, and after seven months the ark rested on top of Mount Ararat. After more time the waters receded until dry ground was visible and God told Noah,  “Go out of the ark, and your wife and sons and their women with you. Bring out every beast that they may breed abundantly, and be fruitful and multiply on earth.” Noah and his family and all the animals excitedly exited in exhilaration from the ark.

Ark on land

Noah, out of his faithful and grateful spirit for the rescue of his family, built an altar to the Lord and God smelled the soothing aroma.  “I will never again cover the ground with water on account of man, for the intent of man’s heart is evil from his youth, and I will never again destroy everything as I have done.”

NOah and family aftr the flood



The Lord then directed Noah and his sons to “be fruitful and multiply and populate the earth abundantly.  And I establish my covenant with you, and with your descendants. All flesh shall never be cut off by the waters of the flood. This is a sign of my covenant for all successive generations. I set my rainbow in the clouds. When I bring a cloud over the earth, the rainbow shall be seen in the cloud.”