The book of Jasher is mentioned twice in the scriptures, there are other books that are mentioned in the scriptures that were not added to the Bible. Whatever the reason for not putting them in does not mean that they don’t have information that we can learn from. I was always “told” that most of the books that were mentioned in scripture were just a historical account of what was going on. Whether that’s right or not I don’t know. I tend to disagree with that because in Jude 14&15
14“And Enoch also, the seventh from Adam, prophesied of these, saying, Behold, the Lord cometh with ten thousands of his saints,
15 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 him.”
Where Enoch is quoted, the quote is prophetic; not historical….be that as it may, I have learned much from these books, just as many read and study old theologians and other historical works, I believe there is much that can be gleaned from these also.. I have had a copy of the book of Jasher and Enoch for several years now. I am going back through Jasher and re-reading it, it gives more details to the Biblical story of the flood, Noah etc. With that I’d like to share some of what I have re-read particularly concerning “as in the days of Noah.”
Josh. 10:13 And the sun stood still, and the moon stayed, until the people had avenged themselves upon their enemies. Is not this written in the book of Jasher
2 Sam. 1:18-19 Also he bade them teach the children of Judah the use of the bow: behold, it is written in the book of Jasher
Jasher 4: 18 And their judges and rulers went to the daughters of men and took their wives by force from their husbands according to their choice, and the sons of men in those days took from the cattle of the earth, the beasts of the field and the fowls of the air, and taught the mixture of animals of one species with the other, in order therewith to provoke the Lord; and God saw the whole earth and it was corrupt, for all flesh had corrupted it’s ways upon earth, all men and all animals. And the Lord said, I will blot out man that I created from the face of the earth, yea from man to the birds of the air, together with cattle and beasts that are in the field for I repent that I made them.
Isn’t it interesting that for the past few decades we have had science exploding in the area of DNA and genetics. Anyone old enough to remember the first test tube baby, and what ever happened to cloning? It made front page news and then dropped out of site for the most part. Oh you hear a story here or there about cloned meats, cloned puppies. Here’s a little something to process….below is a list of what has become “socially acceptable”
· Gay/lesbian men with men, women with women and they all want children
· Transsexuals or transgender; those who say they are trapped in the wrong body and have a sex change operation. definition: “a person who permanently acts the part of and completely identifies with the opposite sex 2. a person who has undergone medical and surgical procedures to alter external sexual characteristics to those of the opposite sex ”
· The pregnant man….women who have a sex change and obviously keep their uterus and ovaries to become pregnant.
· Bisexuals those who go with men or women
· Transvestites: ” a person and especially a male who adopts the dress and often the behavior typical of the opposite sex especially for purposes of emotional or sexual gratification” Often having breasts implants or hormone therapy and their penis.
· Then you have the husband who tells his wife he wants to have a sex change to become a woman But still wants to stay married to her….so that is a transsexual gay or lesbian ? I want to have a sex change and stay married to the same sex I’m turning myself into. This was on Doctor Phil so it’s becoming “OK” normalized and acceptable in society
· Then of course you have the GLBT churches “Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender” don’t misunderstand I believe there is a great need for ministry in this field But these “churches” are reinforcing that it’s OK to be this way.
So there you have what is our world today. These are just some of the things that are being pushed, promoted and accepted as societal norms and “life choices” not only from the world but more and more many churches are now embracing and accepting these “alternative life styles.”
….hummmm you know they’ve already attempted to clone people. “Dr. Panayiotis Zavos, an American fertility doctor, revealed on 17 January 2004 at a London press conference that he had transferred a freshly cloned embryo into a 35-year-old woman. On 4 February 2004, it emerged that the attempt had not worked and the woman did not become pregnant.” see same link as above. If you google this stuff you will be overwhelmed with information and shocked to discover that there are actually businesses that are out there operating in this field….all in the name of science and under the cover of “health” or looking for “cures” for disease. Below are some links and quotes taken from them.
“In the United States, the human consumption of meat and other products from cloned animals was approved by the FDA on December 28, 2006, with no special labeling required. Cloned beef and other products have since been regularly consumed in the US without distinction. Such practice has met strong resistance in other regions, such as Europe, particularly over the labeling issue.” So we are eating meats that we don’t know if their cloned animals or not.
“Clonaid is a human cloning company founded in 1997. It has philosophical ties with the Raëlian sect, which sees cloning as the first step in achieving immortality. On December 27, 2002, Clonaid’s chief executive, Brigitte Boisselier, claimed that a baby clone, named Eve, was born. Media coverage of the claim sparked serious criticism and ethical debate that lasted more than a year.”
“Clonaid prides itself on never releasing the identity of the numerous individuals who have been cloned in the past six years,” Boisselier said. “Even if that policy has been at the cost of my reputation, it’s important for us that the celebrities and other interested parties contacting us know they won’t be betrayed.”
“The Raelian Religion supports human cloning. The Raelian Movement believes that life on earth was created by extraterrestrials. The Raelian Religion alleges that is the world’s largest UFO related nonprofit organization, with 40,000 members in 85 countries. Rael, the founder of the Raelian Movement, believes that he was contacted by extra-terrestrials and instructed by them to create an embassy for their arrival. He has formed Clonaid, which is an organization that will help clone an individual for $200,000 or will help store your DNA for future cloning for $50,000.”
“The Raelian Movement teaches that life on Earth was scientifically created by a species of extraterrestrials, which they call the Elohim. Members of this species appeared human and when having personal contacts with the descendants of the humans they made, they were mistaken for angels, cherubim or gods. Raëlians believe messengers, or prophets, of the Elohim include Buddha, Jesus, and others”
I was just blown away by the terms used in some of these statements like Elohim and Eve the supposedly first cloned baby!!! Not only that but the Raelian Movement are the ones that created Clonaid. I have watched the History Channel program called “Ancient Aliens” and some call these fallen angels “our space brothers” It’s worth watching if you do so in light of what the scriptures say about the fallen angles.
Here are two more links
1. The History Channel “Ancient Aliens” August 2011
2. You Tube video HELL IN A HANDBASKET? Cybrids – Half Human/Half Animal Embryo Production Receiving Approval
Can anyone say…..”as in the days of Noah“???? Now go back to the top and read the quote from Jasher. Also here is a quote from the book of Enoch 10:6-7& 15
“And on the day of the great judgment he shall be cast into the fire. And the earth which the angels have corrupted, and proclaim the healing of the earth, that they may heal the plague, and that all the children of men may not perish through all the secret things that the Watchers have disclosed and have taught their sons.”…”And destroy all the spirits of the reprobate, and the children of the Watchers, because they have wronged mankind.”
Watchers are mentioned in Daniel and apparently had and made decisions concerning mankind. Dan 4:17 “This sentence is by the decree of the [heavenly] watchers and the decision is by the word of the holy ones, to the intent that the living may know that the Most High [God] rules the kingdom of mankind and gives it to whomever He will and sets over it the humblest and lowliest of men.” [Dan. 2:21; 5:21.] Daniel states that this was given by the decree of the Watchers….they made decrees so that puts them certainly into some type of position that strongly influenced mankind, and of course we know that there are “fallen angles and watchers”.
Needless to say these are strange and exciting times we are living in and what I mean by exciting is the simple fact that those who are alive today and true followers of Jesus Christ and His Word should consider it and honor to be living in this time of deceit and treachery. Knowing that we have His Word and the Holy Spirit to guide, strengthen and use us to continue to speak life to others through Him.