Isaiah 45:3 And I will give thee the treasures of darkness, and hidden riches of secret places, that thou mayest know that I, the Lord, which call thee by thy name, am the God of Israel.

This is a continuation off yesterday’s blog. If you have not read “Meaningful” please go and read it now. Without having a base to begin with, this blog will not hold any meaningful for you.

What two deaths must occur in order to actively call on the Lord? Did not Jesus tell Nicodemus that a man must be born again to see the kingdom? Well yes He did but that but one aspect, there is another. This other aspect speaks to the two deaths.

Romans 6:2-3 How shall we, that are dead to sin, live any longer therein? Know ye not, that so many of us as were baptized into Jesus Christ were baptized into his death?

We were dead to God in our sins. We were born spiritually dead, separated from God. Now by faith we are dead to sin, alive in Christ, no longer separated from God. When you become born again, you are born of the Spirit, dead to sin, and then and only then does Jesus Christ become your Lord.

Think of it in these terms, King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden is a King but not my King unless I become a citizen of Sweden. Calling him King, does not make him my King. Neither does calling Jesus Lord make Him your Lord without being a citizen of the Kingdom of God. Our citizenship is in heaven according to Philippians 3:20 ref. NIV, ESV, NASB.

If you can see this as a hidden message within the context of the framework of Genesis and the two deaths, then you have discovered a hidden richness left to you by God in His Word.

Now why would he do that?




Genesis 4:26 And to Seth, to him also there was born a son; and he called his name Enos: then began men to call upon the name of the Lord.

I did not post a blog yesterday. Something more meaningful occurred in my life. My sixth grandchild, second grandson, came into this world at 5:19 P.M. When I woke up this morning I thought about the significance of my showing up for that event. I wondered if I could tie showing up to a devotional. The doctor was late showing up. Perhaps showing up had some meaning there.

Being who I am I searched the scripture for meaning. My search changed my thoughts. Expectations have to be flexible, things do not always go as expected. My grandson came earlier than expected. My daughter did not show signs of impending birth as the nurses expected. The doctor did not show up as expected.

So why am I using Genesis 4:26 to point to something meaningful? I have to say it is because I found something I did not expect. Adam knew God and walked with Him every morning until Eve gave Adam the fruit. Cain was the first born. Able the second born. They knew God and made sacrifices to the Lord. They were old enough to tend a flock and harvest crops, so I expect they knew the Lord for some time. Then Cain slew Able and death entered in. There was the first physical death recorded in the bible.

The generations of Cain were then recoded down to Lamech where the second death is recorded, not the event but the confession. It is then after the second death that we return our eyes upon Adam and Eve and the birth of Seth. Then and only then do we see men beginning to call on the name of the Lord.

Is it meaningful that no one called on the name of the Lord until after the second death?