Mankind's Decreasing Lifespan or Who Mentioned
The first thing to be clear on is
what actually constitutes old age as far as the scriptures are concerned. In the early days of Adamic mankind on earth, men
started out with a much longer life expectancy than we enjoy today. For more information on mankind's reducing lifespan
please see the True Bible Code web-site at Introduction  120, 240, 480, 960 and indefinite lifespan humans! One example of extreme longevity, compared with today's expectation, is shown in Adam's ability to start a family
at the ripe old age of 130 and then go on to live a further 800 years:
3 And Adam lived an hundred and thirty years, and begat a son in his
own likeness, after his image; and called his name Seth:
4 And the days of Adam after he
had begotten Seth were eight hundred years: and he begat sons and daughters: (Genesis 5)
promised Abraham a long and happy life so God clearly believed a happy old age to be a major blessing upon His chosen ones:
15 And thou shalt go to thy fathers
in peace; thou shalt be buried in a good old age. (Genesis 15)
8 Then Abraham gave up the ghost, and died in a good old age, an old
man, and full of years; and was gathered to his people. (Genesis 25)
This despite His original curse of death and dying upon Adam and his progeny:
17 and of the tree of knowledge of
good and evil, thou dost not eat of it, for in the day of thine eating of it -- dying thou dost die.(Genesis 2)
As we know today, one of the signs of aging is that our ability to have children
reduces with increasing age so, when God told Abraham that he would have a child with Sarah when they were both getting on
in years, this was a matter of some mirth to him:
16 And I will bless her, and give thee a son also of her: yea, I will bless
her, and she shall be a mother of nations; kings of people shall be of her.
17 Then Abraham fell upon
his face, and laughed, and said in his heart, Shall a child be born unto him that is an hundred years old? and shall Sarah,
that is ninety years old, bear? (Genesis 17)
Even more so, being a woman, this was a matter of great amusement to Sarah who was clearly menopausal at this time:
10 And he said, I will certainly return
unto thee according to the time of life; and, lo, Sarah thy wife shall have a son. And Sarah heard it in the tent door, which
was behind him.
11 Now Abraham and Sarah were old and well stricken in age; and it ceased to be
with Sarah after the manner of women.
12 Therefore Sarah laughed within herself, saying, After
I am waxed old shall I have pleasure, my lord being old also? (Genesis 18)
The New Testament confirms our understanding that it was both Abraham and Sarah who were beyond their abilities to
19 And being not weak in faith, he considered not his own body now dead, when he was about an hundred years
old, neither yet the deadness of Sara's womb: (Romans 4)
11 Through faith also Sara herself received strength to conceive
seed, and was delivered of a child when she was past age, because she judged him faithful who had promised.
Therefore sprang there even of one, and him as good as dead, so many as the stars of the sky in multitude, and as the sand
which is by the sea shore innumerable. (Hebrews 11)
Now clearly our Lord can enable childbirth in those whose Adamic bodies have aged normally beyond that capability:
And the LORD said unto Abraham, Wherefore did Sarah laugh, saying, Shall I of a surety bear a child, which am old?
14 Is any thing too hard for the LORD? At the time appointed I will return unto thee, according to
the time of life, and Sarah shall have a son. (Genesis 18)
1 And the LORD visited Sarah as he had said, and the LORD did unto Sarah
as he had spoken.
2 For Sarah conceived, and bare Abraham a son in his old age, at the set time
of which God had spoken to him.
3 And Abraham called the name of his son that was born unto him,
whom Sarah bare to him, Isaac.
4 And Abraham circumcised his son Isaac being eight days old, as
God had commanded him.
5 And Abraham was an hundred years old, when his son Isaac was born unto
6 And Sarah said, God hath made me to laugh, so that all that hear will laugh with me.
7 And she said, Who would have said unto Abraham, that Sarah should have given children suck? for
I have born him a son in his old age. (Genesis 21)
For what it is worth, Abram was 86 years at Ishmael's birth. So it was in the 13 years following Ishmael's
conception that Abram became sterile:
16 And Abram was fourscore and six years old, when Hagar bare Ishmael to Abram. (Genesis
The reader may find the information,
in Appendix 1 below on the causes of menopause and Appendix 2 on fertility, of some interest in this regard.
question in my mind regarding Abraham and Sarah's fertility in old age, as always, relates to how it was achieved. From
previous papers we know that God can provide men (and women) with aging non-Adamic bodies, but we need to consider how He
provided a partially non-aging element in Sarah's and Abraham's Adamic bodies. Perhaps our earlier work on healing
and the maximum life-spans of man can provide the answer (reference Jesus Christ Superdoc and Lords' Witnesses Understanding [89c] How did Jesus cure people instantly?).
in those papers, we considered the provision of replacement cloned bodies, this would be a similar case in point in that we
are looking to effectively heal a normal defective (pro-creatively speaking) aging Adamic body. In the case of Abraham and
Sarah, this could have been via the provision of cloned younger, albeit aging, non-Adamic bodies. This would have enabled
them to have a child naturally and then continue living their lives in the newer versions of their original Adamic bodies.
This would also have provided them with slightly longer lives than would have been afforded by their original Adamic bodies
as well as good health for the remainder of their lives. This newness of body would likely be as minimal as possible to enable
procreation but without the raising of too much curiosity related to their younger looks from other members of the household.
So we are probably looking at bodies no younger than the 13 years we determined earlier in Abraham's case. Whilst we do
not have such information pertaining to Sarah, I think it safe to assume a similar reduction in aging thereby, once again,
preventing unnecessary attention being paid to God's miraculous modus operandi in making her fertile again. All this is
in slight contrast to the healed ones of my earlier paper Jesus Christ Superdoc in that they would have been cloned with Adamic bodies of exactly the same age as their ailing Adamic bodies at the
point of being healed and, therefore, with no life extension beyond that of their original souls.
Now at Isaac's birth, Abraham was 100 and Sarah was 90 years old. Abraham
lived to be 175 and Sarah 127:
7 And these are the days of the years of Abraham's life which he lived, an hundred threescore and fifteen years.
1 And Sarah was an hundred and seven and twenty years old: these were the years of the life of Sarah. (Genesis
Now Abraham lived in the generations
when the maximum human lifespan was 240 years of age (Introduction  - 120, 240, 480, 960 and indefinite lifespan humans!). So God's promise to Abraham of a ‘good old age' at first sight does not appear to have been kept. This we
know cannot be the case since God does not lie. Isaac died at the age of 180 years. This was five years older than his father
Abraham when he died. Isaac was not given the promise of longevity by God and, given the reducing lifespan in his generation,
Isaac should have lived fewer years than Abraham:
28 And the days of Isaac were an hundred and fourscore years.
And Isaac gave up the ghost, and died, and was gathered unto his people, being old and full of days: and his sons Esau and
Jacob buried him. (Genesis 35)
must be missing something here! It might be useful to look at the more accurate literal Young's translation of the relevant
and Abraham expireth, and dieth in a good old age (Heb. Seybah towb) aged and satisfied, and is gathered unto his people.
29 and Isaac expireth, and dieth, and is gathered unto his people, aged and satisfied with days; and bury
him do Esau and Jacob his sons. (Genesis 35)
I think the issue is that almost all biblical translators/commentators (including me until this moment!) consider
that the 'good old age' of Abraham was long in years and yet the relevant scriptures do not actually say this when
one looks at the literal translations. When one analyses the Hebrew (bearing in mind that, once again, I make no claims to
being an expert on biblical Hebrew) the adjective ‘good' seems more to be referring to the quality of Abraham's
old age rather than its longevity. Consequently my current interpretation of this saga of Abraham's old age is that
God effectively promised him a non-Adamic body into his old age with up to thirteen fewer years on the clock. Abraham would
therefore have had a healthy old age in his newer non-Adamic body and therefore a good (in quality) old age.
is evidenced by his ability to sire six more children with Keturah even after he had produced Isaac with Sarah. Whilst
scripture does not precisely confirm how old Abraham was at this time he was clearly even further into his old age by then.
Since Abraham married Keturah some time after Sarah's death we can calculate that he was at least 137 when he married
Keturah. So he was able to sire his youngest with Keturah when he was at least 143 years old assuming that he had no
twins (or sextuplets!). This assumes he was able to successfully impregnate Keturah on a regular annual basis, otherwise he
would have been even older when he fathered Shuah (presumably Keturah's youngest). Abraham sounds like a highly
virile, potent and therefore non-Adamic old man to me:
1 Then again Abraham took a wife, and her name was Keturah.
2 And she bare him Zimran, and Jokshan, and Medan, and Midian, and Ishbak, and Shuah. (Genesis 25)
So it would seem that this interpretation
of God's old age promise to Abraham has provided further confirmation of the notion of younger cloned non-Adamic body
Interestingly Gideon is described
as dying in ‘good old age' as was Abraham:
32 And Gideon
the son of Joash died in a good old age (Heb. Seybah towb), and was buried in the sepulchre of Joash his father, in Ophrah
of the Abiezrites. (Judges 8)
this mean that Gideon was also non-Adamic? And what of King David:
28 And he died in a good old age (Heb. Seybah towb), full of days, riches,
and honour: and Solomon his son reigned in his stead. (1Chronicles 29)
Having carried out a full search through the scriptures, it would appear that Gideon and David were the only
other biblical heroes that shared a ‘good old age' with Abraham. Both could therefore have shared his blessing of
a healthy but aging non-Adamic body although I confess that I have not found any other scriptural evidence for these two being
non-Adamic at any stage in their lives. A little further analysis is required here I think!
Now the product of Abraham and Sarah's miraculous conception was the
birth of Isaac. Isaac is acknowledged by the Lords' Witnesses to have been non-Adamic at birth as a result of God's
intervention in his birth (Introduction  - Jesus was non adamic and created by in vivo fertilisation and genetic enhancement). From Introduction 18, however, it is clear that the Lords' Witnesses do not currently have the
view, developed in this paper, of the non-Adamic status of Isaac's parents at his conception. The mechanism
under this new scheme of mine is clearly that a child of two aging non-Adamic parents would be genetically an aging
non-Adamic. Again this principle is not currently within the Lords' Witnesses current understandings. In looking at the
various accounts that follow in this paper, the Lords' Witnesses' Introduction  - Pre-adamic man states, and I quote: ‘All of these similar accounts are saying something about sons of God
coming from barren women. They are telling us that angels and pre-Adamics and all those born again with associated angels
in the kingdom have children by the grace of God, not by their own reproductive powers. It is only the sons of Adam who have
them by sexual reproduction.' However, since the official Lords' Witnesses' understanding here is that the non-Adamic
Isaac was able to have children without asking God's permission, I think the official thinking may be a little
flawed in this respect. So it looks like I need to have a discussion with our church president on the matter! Anyway, undeterred
for the time being, let us look into the other such cases of births from barren women.
Paralleling Abraham and
Sarah, there is a second case in scripture of an old couple having a child after their time of life. On this occasion it was
presided over by the prophet Elisha:
14 And he said, What then is to be done for her? And Gehazi answered, Verily she hath
no child, and her husband is old.
15 And he said, Call her. And when
he had called her, she stood in the door.
16 And he said, About this season, according to the
time of life, thou shalt embrace a son. And she said, Nay, my lord, thou man of God, do not lie unto thine handmaid.
17 And the woman conceived, and bare a son at that season that Elisha had said unto her, according to the
time of life. (2Kings 4)
Presumably this unnamed Shummanite woman and her husband were also made younger
and non-Adamic, this time by Elisha, aka Michael (Lords' Witnesses ‘Understanding  - The 5/6 earthly identities of Michael, Gabriel and Melchizedek'). Interestingly, the child appears to have been born solely to die and then be resurrected by Elisha later in life. So, at
the point of birth, the whole family were non-Adamic, as were Abraham, Sarah and Isaac since, according to my hypothesis, two
aging non-Adamic parents would produce aging non-Adamic progeny. Although the scripture does not make it explicitly clear
why Elisha carried out this healing act, one can only presume that it was God's will to strengthen the faith of the Shummanite
family and those with whom they would come into contact through the (no doubt) frequent retelling of this account related
to the birth and latterly the resurrection of this child. Or perhaps, and just as likely, this was the Archangel Michael's
first opportunity at healing and resurrecting a human before His greater role of healing as Jesus Christ. Yes, perhaps even
our Lord needed a practice session of raising the dead before His main event in the new testament scriptures:
18 And when the child was grown, it
fell on a day, that he went out to his father to the reapers.
19 And he said unto his father,
My head, my head. And he said to a lad, Carry him to his mother.
20 And when he had taken him,
and brought him to his mother, he sat on her knees till noon, and then died. (2Kings 4)
32 And when Elisha was come into the
house, behold, the child was dead, and laid upon his bed.
33 He went in therefore, and shut the
door upon them twain, and prayed unto the LORD.
34 And he went up, and lay upon the child, and
put his mouth upon his mouth, and his eyes upon his eyes, and his hands upon his hands: and he stretched himself upon the
child; and the flesh of the child waxed warm.
35 Then he returned, and walked in the house to
and fro; and went up, and stretched himself upon him: and the child sneezed seven times, and the child opened his eyes.
36 And he called Gehazi, and said, Call this Shunammite. So he called her. And when she was come in
unto him, he said, Take up thy son. (2Kings 4)
Except how can a non-Adamic child have a head problem and die? Well looking at the boy's symptoms, it is
possible that he died from a congenital cerebral aneurism the main outward sign prior to death being a severe headache, which
he had in the field when he went out to see his father. So one explanation might be that one or both of his parents, when
provided with a cloned non-Adamic body, may have been provided with a weakness in one of the cerebral arteries. This weakness
would then have been inherited by the son. Remember that we have already surmised that this child was expressly born to die
and then be resurrected by Elisha. The ‘lucky' chap was then provided with a second non-Adamic body at his resurrection.
This time, I expect, a perfectly healthy one was provided which, hopefully, saw him have a ‘good long life' for
Now let us progress on to Isaac's marriage to Rebekah. It would appear that the Lord also opened
up Rebekah's womb:
21 And Isaac intreated the LORD for his wife,
because she was barren: and the LORD was intreated of him, and Rebekah his wife conceived. (Genesis 25)
presumably, Rebekah became non-Adamic and, with both parents' being non-Adamic (bearing in mind that Isaac was already
non-Adamic - Lords' Witnesses ‘Understanding  - The 5/6 earthly identities of Michael, Gabriel and Melchizedek'), Jacob and Esau were both born non-Adamic:
25 And the first came out red, all over like an hairy garment; and they called his name
26 And after that came his brother out, and his hand took hold on Esau's heel; and his
name was called Jacob: and Isaac was threescore years old when she bare them. (Genesis 25)
It looks like we also have a similar situation with Jacob's two wives for whom
God needed to open their wombs to enable both of them to bear children:
31 And when the LORD saw that Leah was hated, he opened her womb:
but Rachel was barren. (Genesis 29)
22 And God remembered Rachel, and God hearkened to her, and opened her womb.
Now Leah bore six
of Jacob's sons and Rachel bore two, the remaining four coming from the maidservants Bilhah and Zilpah:
23 The sons of Leah; Reuben, Jacob's
firstborn, and Simeon, and Levi, and Judah, and Issachar, and Zebulun: As
an interesting aside the following verse from Genesis indicates that Jacob knew of the reducing lifespan of mankind throughout
the generations in those days:
24 The sons of Rachel;
Joseph, and Benjamin:
25 And the sons of Bilhah, Rachel's handmaid; Dan, and Naphtali:
26 And the sons of Zilpah, Leah's handmaid; Gad, and Asher: these are the sons of Jacob, which
were born to him in Padanaram. (Genesis 35)
So we seem to have a situation whereby eight of Jacob's sons were non-Adamic and four were presumably Adamic, since
I would expect that one Adamic parent would render any off-spring consummated with a non-Adamic partner to be Adamic by taking
the ‘weaker' gene variants between the father and the mother. I must confess that I am not sure what this means
right now - the next piece of the jigsaw methinks!
It would appear that Esau had no such
blessing for his progeny by taking several Adamic 'shiksas' to wife and having numerous children none of
whom were therefore non-Adamic.
9 And Jacob said unto Pharaoh, The days of the years of my pilgrimage
are an hundred and thirty years: few and evil have the days of the years of my life been, and have not attained unto the
days of the years of the life of my fathers in the days of their pilgrimage. (Genesis 47)
we have the case of Manoah's wife, the woman who was barren but who gave birth to Samson:
2 And there was a certain man of Zorah,
of the family of the Danites, whose name was Manoah; and his wife was barren, and bare not.
And the angel of the LORD appeared unto the woman, and said unto her, Behold now, thou art barren, and bearest not: but thou
shalt conceive, and bear a son. (Judges 13)
Whilst, in the current proposal, we find that Manoah's wife became non-Adamic upon her womb being opened, there is no
evidence that her husband Manoah was anything other than Adamic. This is then effectively demonstrated by the scripture that
states that Samson was named by his mother and therefore, a little surprisingly perhaps, Samson was not a son of God and therefore
must have been Adamic through his father's genes:
24 And the woman bare a son, and called his name Samson: and the child
grew, and the LORD blessed him. (Judges 13)
oh! Here we go again, this time with Zacharias and his wife Elisabeth:
5 There was in the days of Herod, the king of Judaea, a certain priest
named Zacharias, of the course of Abia: and his wife was of the daughters of Aaron, and her name was Elisabeth.
6 And they were both righteous before God, walking in all the commandments and ordinances of the Lord blameless.
7 And they had no child, because that Elisabeth was barren, and they both were now well stricken
in years. (Luke 1)
13 But the angel said unto him, Fear not, Zacharias: for thy prayer is
heard; and thy wife Elisabeth shall bear thee a son, and thou shalt call his name John. (Luke 1)
18 And Zacharias said unto the
angel, Whereby shall I know this? for I am an old man, and my wife well stricken in years.
And the angel answering said unto him, I am Gabriel, that stand in the presence of God; and am sent to speak unto thee, and
to shew thee these glad tidings.
20 And, behold, thou shalt be dumb, and not able to speak, until
the day that these things shall be performed, because thou believest not my words, which shall be fulfilled in their season.
In this case, however, it looks like poor old Zacharias really went through the mill on this one.
Two cloned non-Adamic bodies: one with and one without the ability to speak! That will teach him to talk back to Gabriel!
Notwithstanding that relatively mild punishment, Zacharias and his wife Elisabeth produced the non-Adamic John the Baptist.
Again this is compatible with Lords' Witness 'Understanding  John the Baptist was Gabriel'.
Notwithstanding all the above examples of non-Adamic procreation we must nonetheless consider
Jesus' birth as a special case of non-Adamic creation given there was no need for any 'input' from Joseph.
I think it is uncertain whether Mary was made non-Adamic and I can think of no reason why Joseph would have needed to
be. Jesus was non-Adamic from birth because he was a direct son of God not a son of Joseph:
23 Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel,
which being interpreted is, God with us.
24 Then Joseph being raised from sleep did as the angel
of the Lord had bidden him, and took unto him his wife:
25 And knew her not till she had brought
forth her firstborn son: and he called his name JESUS. (Matthew 1)
I find it interesting, however, that
Joseph gave Jesus his name. Arguably this was because God named the original spirit, to inhabit the body of Jesus, Emmanuel.
Jesus was really only the name of the physical body in that it was later in His life that Michael inhabited Jesus'
Of course God can ‘shut up wombs' as well as open them:
18 For the LORD had fast closed up
all the wombs of the house of Abimelech, because of Sarah Abraham's wife. (Genesis 20)
Whether this was accomplished by the reverse process which I am proposing
for opening Sarah's womb, i.e. the provision of an older cloned body or, more probably, the introduction of an Adamic cloned
body with the ability to bear children removed from the genetic make-up, we cannot say with any certainty, but I cannot see
why God would not use a similar mechanism for his curses as He would use for His blessings.
|The non-Adamic Isaac Embracing the Adamic Rebeka
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The Israelites in the Wilderness
Now I know not why (although clearly
the Holy Spirit does) but for some reason, during this research project, I found myself pondering this verse from the prophet
Nehemiah. Ah, such is the nature of research:
21 and forty years Thou
hast nourished them in a wilderness; they have not lacked; their garments have not worn out, and their feet have not swelled.
And this parallel verse in Deuteronomy:
Thy raiment waxed not old upon thee, neither did thy foot swell, these forty years. (Deuteronomy 8)
would appear that the children of Israel did not suffer from swollen feet or worn out garments (bodies) during their forty
years of wandering in the wilderness. So this caused me to ask from what other ailments did they not suffer? Well Deuteronomy
7 provides the answer that God promised that they would not suffer from any ailments:
15 And the LORD will take away from thee all sickness, and will put none of the evil diseases of Egypt, which thou
knowest, upon thee; but will lay them upon all them that hate thee. (Deuteronomy 7)
Could this mean that
all the children of Israel became non-Adamic at the original Passover? If so this would be mirroring the greater Passover
to come! Furthermore, given the hypothesis in the above sections, this would also presumably refer to those that were
born in the wilderness during their forty year travels not just those that partook of the original Passover (I cover this
a little more subtly later in this section). Again this would mirror the greater Passover to come in that once we are in the
Kingdom of God, with our non-Adamic bodies, all the resurrected ones and the children born in the Kingdom will also be conceived
with non-Adamic bodies. As indicated above, the phrase ‘their garments have not worn out', in the verse from Nehemiah,
could perhaps also indicate the Israelites' non-Adamic bodies in the greater meaning. Whilst, in contrast to our prospective
Kingdom bodies, the Israelites would still have aged to all outward appearances but they would not have suffered from
any ailments or illnesses up until the time of their deaths.
Hang on a minute! If we carry on this line of thought
we are saying that the forty year wandering in the wilderness prefigures the Kingdom of God. Since Canaan, the Promised Land,
followed after the wandering, it is beginning to look as if the greater promised land will follow on AFTER the Kingdom. Since
the Kingdom will be the regaining of a paradisiacal state for mankind, during which all of mankind will (perhaps) be reconciled
with God, it will therefore only be after the millennium that we will reach our true destiny. What wonders await! I think
Joshua chapter 5 has something to say on the matter:
4 And this is
the cause why Joshua did circumcise: All the people that came out of Egypt, that were males, even all the men of war,
died in the wilderness by the way, after they came out of Egypt.)
5 Now all the people that came
out were circumcised: but all the people that were born in the wilderness by the way as they came forth out of Egypt, them
they had not circumcised.
6 For the children of Israel walked forty years in the wilderness, till
all the people that were men of war, which came out of Egypt, were consumed, because they obeyed not the voice of the LORD:
unto whom the LORD sware that he would not shew them the land, which the LORD sware unto their fathers that he would give
us, a land that floweth with milk and honey.
7 And their children, whom he raised up in their
stead, them Joshua circumcised: for they were uncircumcised, because they had not circumcised them by the way. (Joshua 5)
In attempting to decode this account in the manner previously formulated we could have the following possible
1. People that came out of Egypt = Those that are raptured directly into the Kingdom.
2. People born in the wilderness = Those resurrected into the Kingdom + those physically born in the Kingdom
Regarding verse 6, the Hebrew word for ‘consumed' is ‘tamam' which can also mean ‘completed'
or ‘finished'. This could apply to those who will live through the whole of the Kingdom in that they are made ready
for the next phase of mankind's development that will follow on from the Kingdom. Ironically these are the ones in the
literal meaning that did NOT make it to the next stage. Not unusually the greater meaning seems to turn the literal meaning
on its head if this interpretation is correct.
Furthermore I suspect that those that come into the Kingdom subsequent
to its earthly (as opposed to heavenly) start, not being physically alive at its beginning, will need to put their time in
to complete the full millennium before they can qualify for entry to the greater Canaan. So either the Kingdom itself will
last for longer than a millennium to cater for those that entered it some time after its commencement or, perhaps more likely,
it will last for the full millennium as previously expected but that people will need to spend a lesser minimum amount of
time in the Kingdom to qualify for the following system. This would require some temporal overlap between the Kingdom and
the system to follow. This is probably a correct view since the Lords' Witnesses have worked out that the Kingdom actually
started in 2008 in Understanding  Technical Notes on the time of the end showing that we are already in the Kingdom
of God. As I write this paper in 2011 we are still living in the old Adamic system under an extension of Satan's lease,
so we still have a temporal overlap between this world and the Kingdom which has started invisibly in the heavens to our physical
20 And when he was demanded of the Pharisees, when the kingdom
of God should come, he answered them and said, The kingdom of God cometh not with observation: (Luke 17)
So perhaps 40 years in the wilderness becomes four hundred years in the Kingdom for each of us; is this not time enough
to fully learn the lessons of sustainable morality in a perfectly governed world?
4. The concept of circumcision
in the greater meaning is that of the spiritual heart not of the literal fleshly foreskin:
28 For he is not a Jew, which is one outwardly; neither is that circumcision, which is outward in the
29 But he is a Jew, which is one inwardly; and circumcision is that of the heart, in the
spirit, and not in the letter; whose praise is not of men, but of God. (Romans 2)
All those raptured
into the Kingdom will gain entry through their circumcised hearts. Those ones gaining entry part way into the Kingdom through
resurrection, having previously reached their 20th birthday, will also have circumcised hearts at their resurrection. Those
physically born into the Kingdom or resurrected prior to their 20th birthday in the Kingdom will no doubt be judged in this
regard upon their 20th birthdays and, presumably, will either have their hearts circumcised by the Holy Spirit at that time
or be sent down to Gehenna for some hard lessons?
Now if my overall notion of the general non-Adamic nature of
the Israelites at the Passover is correct then we can see that, after a short time in the wilderness, those aged twenty or
over were then cursed by Jehovah God and were ‘downgraded' to become Adamic once again. These ones would perish
during the forty year wanderings as they would have consequently got ill and died from their illnesses or old age by the time
the wilderness period had come to an end. This would be a harsh lesson since not only would they die in the wilderness but
they will also be resurrected into Gehenna on Judgement Day according to the Lords' Witnesses' current understandings.
Those aged less than twenty years of age retained their non-Adamic status and lived to see the Promised Land with their ‘garments
not worn out' nor their ‘feet swollen':
29 Your carcases
shall fall in this wilderness; and all that were numbered of you, according to your whole number, from twenty years old and
upward, which have murmured against me, (Numbers 14)
11 Surely none of the men that came up out of Egypt, from twenty
years old and upward, shall see the land which I sware unto Abraham, unto Isaac, and unto Jacob; because they have not wholly
followed me: (Numbers 32)
21 The LORD shall make the pestilence cleave unto thee, until he have consumed thee from off the land,
whither thou goest to possess it. (Deuteronomy 28)
So at this juncture we now have a mix of Adamic and non-Adamic Israelites in the wilderness. We must expect that they would
have procreated during their wanderings. Where non-Adamics procreated with non-Adamics they would have produced non-Adamic
off-spring but where Adamics procreated with other Adamics or non-Adamics then their progeny would have been Adamic. This
verse from Deuteronomy effectively supports my hypothesis that an Adamic will give rise to Adamic progeny even when mated
with a non-Adamic:
shalt not bow down thyself unto them, nor serve them: for I the LORD thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the
fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me, (Deuteronomy 5)
These verses from the book of Numbers also confirm that even their
Adamic offspring will make it to the Promised Land subject to deadly illnesses:
31 But your little ones, which ye said should be a prey,
them will I bring in, and they shall know the land which ye have despised.
32 But as for you,
your carcases, they shall fall in this wilderness.
33 And your children shall wander in the wilderness
forty years, and bear your whoredoms, until your carcases be wasted in the wilderness. (Numbers 14)
So by the time the wanderings were over, after the forty years, we
would still therefore have had a mix of Adamic and non-Adamic Israelites about to enter the Promised Land. Now if this were
the case, their progeny overall have clearly not remained non-Adamic through the generations down to this day as far as we
can tell. So when did the nation of Israel become fully Adamic again? I think that the inter-marriage between Adamics and
non-Adamics continued so that the Israelite nation would likely have been brought back to being fully Adamic within a few
generations. While I did toy with the idea that perhaps Jehovah made them all Adamic again upon entering the Promised Land,
I can find no obvious scriptures that clearly signify this latter hypothesis. Furthermore, since one significant aspect of
a man having a non-Adamic body is that he also has an associated angel reserved specifically for him in heaven, it would seem
unjust of our God to summarily remove both from the non-Adamic children of Israel without a judicial cause.
In looking at the overall hypothesis covered in this section, I find myself asking
what God's purpose was in all this for the Israelites. My thinking is that this was God's way of ensuring that the
Israelites that survived through the wilderness years had not blotted their copy books by showing a lack of faith in their
God. This would help ensure that the nation of Israel got the best possible start under God's tutelage upon entry into
the promise land. Unfortunately we all know what happened over the generations that followed!
Let us now examine a couple of specific examples of aging non-Adamic Israelites in the wilderness
to see if they support or contradict my hypothesis. What of Caleb:
And now, behold, the LORD hath kept me alive, as he said, these forty and five years, even since the LORD spake this word
unto Moses, while the children of Israel wandered in the wilderness: and now, lo, I am this day fourscore and five years old.
11 As yet I am as strong this day as I was in the day that Moses sent me: as my strength was then,
even so is my strength now, for war, both to go out, and to come in. (Joshua 14)
This one appears to have non-Adamic non-aging qualities of strength into his old age. So was Caleb not only
non-Adamic, like his Israelite brethren, but also given a younger body at the Passover to ensure that he would live through
the forty year trek in the wilderness and come out at the other end with increased strength for his earthly years? This would
certainly be an element of God's blessing to him. Or was he given a non-aging non-Adamic body, such as our proposition
for Moses in the section below? The following verses re-emphasise Caleb's different treatment from God compared to his
24 But my servant
Caleb, because he had another spirit with him, and hath followed me fully, him will I bring into the land whereinto he went;
and his seed shall possess it. (Numbers 14)
Your carcases shall fall in this wilderness; and all that were numbered of you, according to your whole number, from twenty
years old and upward, which have murmured against me,
30 Doubtless ye shall not come into the land,
concerning which I sware to make you dwell therein, save Caleb the son of Jephunneh, and Joshua the son of Nun. (Numbers 14)
From this last verse 30 above it would
seem that Joshua also enjoyed the same treatment from God as Caleb. This is further confirmed in Chapters 26 and 32 where
Caleb and Joshua are pointedly given a longer life than all the rest of the Israelites registered in the wilderness:
63 These are they that were numbered by Moses and Eleazar the priest,
who numbered the children of Israel in the plains of Moab by Jordan near Jericho.
among these there was not a man of them whom Moses and Aaron the priest numbered, when they numbered the children of Israel
in the wilderness of Sinai.
65 For the LORD had said of them, They shall surely
die in the wilderness. And there was not left a man of them, save Caleb the son of Jephunneh, and Joshua the son of Nun. (Numbers
Surely none of the men that came up out of Egypt, from twenty years old and upward, shall see the land which I sware
unto Abraham, unto Isaac, and unto Jacob; because they have not wholly followed me:
12 Save Caleb
the son of Jephunneh the Kenezite, and Joshua the son of Nun: for they have wholly followed the LORD.
And the LORD'S anger was kindled against Israel, and he made them wander in the wilderness forty years, until all the
generation, that had done evil in the sight of the LORD, was consumed. (Numbers 32)
Although Joshua's age is not as certain as that
of Caleb at this time we have this description of Joshua's age prior to Caleb's above conversation with him:
1 Now Joshua was old and stricken in
years; and the LORD said unto him, Thou art old and stricken in years, and there remaineth yet very much land to be possessed.
So it is almost certain
that Joshua gained the same blessing of a more youthful albeit aging non-Adamic body from God as that enjoyed by Caleb. It
is interesting that Joshua lived to a decent old age but I can find no scripture describing the death of Caleb; perhaps he truly
was a non-aging non-Adamic human:
29 And it came to pass after these
things, that Joshua the son of Nun, the servant of the LORD, died, being an hundred and ten years old. (Joshua 24)
By the same token the spies, that lied about the land the Israelites were to occupy, were struck down by God before
their time with further confirmation that both Joshua and Caleb were separated from their fellow spies by their blessings
37 Even those men that did bring up the evil report upon
the land, died by the plague before the LORD.
38 But Joshua the son of Nun, and Caleb the son
of Jephunneh, which were of the men that went to search the land, lived still. (Numbers 14)
How did God give these aging non-Adamic spies the plague?
Well perhaps their bodies were replaced with duplicate but diseased Adamic clones since I can think of no obvious reason why
God would not carry out a physical curse on mankind using any different mechanism as he would a blessing.
This idea of God replacing a perfectly good non-Adamic human body with a diseased Adamic clone has its very roots in God's
treatment of mankind from the outset. The writer now finds himself asking how God meted out Adam's punishment of an aging
body? Well we have just worked it out; Adam's non-aging non-Adamic body was replaced with a duplicate aging Adamic body,
simple! The greater meaning of the long garments of Genesis 3 relates to the new aging bodies that God prepared for Adam and
his progeny. This is fully expanded upon on the True Bible Code web-site at ‘Understanding  960 year, 480 year, 240 year and 120 year old humans':
21 And Jehovah God proceeded
to make long garments of skin for Adam and for his wife and to clothe them (Genesis 3).
should point out that this whole notion of the whole nation of Israel being non-Adamic and then becoming partially Adamic
through the wilderness period moves some considerable way from the official Lords' Witnesses' understandings of non-Adamic
humans. However, as the interested reader will know by now, this has never stopped me in the past if I believe I am on to
some insight provided by the Holy Spirit into the meaning of the Great Book. This topic will almost certainly become the matter
of some serious discussions with the Church President which will either result in some significant changes to the True Bible
Code web-site or to this paper or may result in no changes to either by way of a peaceful stand-off!
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Mankind's Decreasing Abilities with Increasing
Apart from the inability to have children
in our old age, scripture confirms (as if we really needed it!) that with increasing age comes frailty and failure of most
body parts. Failing eyesight appears to be one such natural result of old age:
1 And it came to pass, that when Isaac was old, and his eyes were dim,
so that he could not see, he called Esau his eldest son, and said unto him, My son: and he said unto him, Behold, here am
I. (Genesis 27)
15 Now Eli was ninety and eight years old; and his eyes were dim, that he could not see. (1Samuel 4)
Unless you happen to be Moses:
7 And Moses was an hundred and twenty years old when he died: his eye
was not dim, nor his natural force abated. (Deuteronomy 34)
Now this is more than a little interesting in that it would appear that Moses ‘died' with all his faculties
still fully operational. This is not exactly what we would expect of a man who had reached the maximum human lifespan of his
day. This could be interpreted as Moses' not only enjoying the benefits of an aging non-Adamic body but also that
he was potentially given an indefinite lifespan, i.e. a perfect non-aging non-Adamic body. Now how have I reached such a conclusion
given that we are told, expressly in scripture, that Moses did, in fact, die? Well let us examine the preceding three verses
4 And the LORD said unto him, This is the land which I sware unto Abraham, unto Isaac, and unto Jacob, saying,
I will give it unto thy seed: I have caused thee to see it with thine eyes, but thou shalt not go over thither.
5 So Moses the servant of the LORD died there in the land of Moab, according to the word of the LORD.
6 And he buried him in a valley in the land of Moab, over against Bethpeor: but no man knoweth of
his sepulchre unto this day. (Deuteronomy 34)
The above is a very unusual scene. Here we have an old man, who should have been very close to a natural death
in his generation but who is, nonetheless, apparently very alert and healthy. His death is, however, under circumstances which
God appears to be orchestrating with no human witness and with no visible signs after the event. The conclusion I have reached
is that Moses was raptured directly by Jehovah God so as to become an angel in heaven and consequently became dead to this
world albeit without actually suffering the first death. If this assessment is correct then Moses really did have a very special
place in God's heart; he was not only provided with a non-Adamic body but was also given an indefinite lifespan (presumably
at the Passover), something that no ‘regular' human being has been given since Adam's creation as far as I am
Now whilst grey hair would not necessarily
be described as a frailty it is clear that in scripture, as well as in our daily lives, that old age and grey hair belong
And now, behold, the king walketh before you: and I am old and grayheaded; and, behold, my sons are with you: and I have walked
before you from my childhood unto this day. (1Samuel 12)
18 Now also when I am old and grayheaded, O God, forsake me not; until I have shewed
thy strength unto this generation, and thy power to every one that is to come. (Psalms 71)
4 And even to your old age I am he; and even to hoar
hairs will I carry you: I have made, and I will bear; even I will carry, and will deliver you. (Isaiah 46)
Barzillai is described as a ‘very aged man' who's questions in verse
35 below appear to suggest that not only are his physical senses of taste and hearing now impaired at the age of eighty but
also that his moral judgement may no longer be able to function:
Now Barzillai was a very aged man, even fourscore years old: and he had provided the king of sustenance while he lay at Mahanaim;
for he was a very great man.
33 And the king said unto Barzillai, Come thou over with me, and
I will feed thee with me in Jerusalem.
34 And Barzillai said unto the king, How long have I to
live, that I should go up with the king unto Jerusalem?
35 I am this day fourscore years old:
and can I discern between good and evil? can thy servant taste what I eat or what I drink? can I hear any more the voice of
singing men and singing women? wherefore then should thy servant be yet a burden unto my lord the king? (2Samuel 19)
It is normal experience that the physical senses can become impaired with increasing
age. Certainly my hearing is not what it used to be although I am not sure that I have experienced a loss of sensitivity of
my taste buds. For one's moral judgement to become impaired with increasing age this can only really indicate a loss in
brain function caused by late-onset dementia.
Solomon appears to have had such dementia in his old age. This appears to be the bible's version of the saying ‘there
is no fool like an old fool' particularly given that we are referring to Solomon, the wisest king of Israel in his former
4 For it came to pass, when Solomon was old, that his wives
turned away his heart after other gods: and his heart was not perfect with the LORD his God, as was the heart of David his
father. (1Kings 11)
So the message here, in conjunction with 2Samuel 19 above, is that one can lose one's
sense of moral judgement in one's latter years. However, running counter to this, King Rehoboam sought old men's wisdom
regarding how best to rule his people:
6 And king Rehoboam consulted
with the old men, that stood before Solomon his father while he yet lived, and said, How do ye advise that I may answer this
people? (1Kings 12)
Rehoboam, however, ignored the advice that the old men gave and the effect was disastrous
and led directly to the separation of Israel from Judah thereby proving that old men's wise counsel is best not ignored!
So it would appear that good mental health should help increase one's wisdom in later years but it comes with the risk
that late-onset dementia can clearly have the opposite effect. This would seem to fit perfectly with one's experience
of every day life today and does mean that young folk need to treat us old folk with both respect but also with a degree of
caution! I think the following passage from Job sums this up perfectly in that it clearly states that the old can either be
wise or lacking in judgement but that the young should give them the benefit of the doubt until proven otherwise:
6 And Elihu the son of Barachel the
Buzite answered and said, I am young, and ye are very old; wherefore I was afraid, and durst not shew you mine opinion.
7 I said, Days should speak, and multitude of years should teach wisdom.
But there is a spirit in man: and the inspiration of the Almighty giveth them understanding.
Great men are not always wise: neither do the aged understand judgment. (Job 32)
Ecclesiastes provides further confirmation that wisdom does not come automatically
with advancing years. The expression ‘silly old fool' comes to mind here:
13 Better is a poor and a wise child than an old and foolish king, who
will no more be admonished. (Ecclesiastes 4) Now the following verse from Job is interesting. It is taken from the context of God's removing key attributes
or assets from different estates of mankind:
20 He removeth away the
speech of the trusty, and taketh away the understanding of the aged. (Job 12)
In this sense it would appear that the natural talent for aged mankind is the discernment of their minds gained
by their extended experience of life and time for thinking about that experience. As we know, God introduced the aging process
to mankind upon Adam's fall and thereby the possibility of losing one's understanding of life with increased age instead
of the other way around. Also, though, there is the possibility that God sees a kindness in the dulling of the human brain
in old age to ease mankind into the first death although I would have to say it does not make life any easier for the aged
Continuing on this theme further on in Job we find Eliphaz the Temanite asking
Job if his knowledge and understanding is somewhat greater than his grayheaded elders thereby adding further to the expectation
that the aged should be not only older but also wiser as common experience dictates:
9 What knowest thou, that we know not? what understandest thou, which is not in us?
With us are both the grayheaded and very aged men, much elder than thy father. (Job 15)
It also appears that old ones cannot maintain their body
heat, presumably due to deteriorating circulatory problems:
1 Now king David was old and stricken in years; and they covered him
with clothes, but he gat no heat. (1Kings 1)
Clearly David's servants thought that this needed the blood in his veins to be pumped around rather more vigorously
by his heart:
Wherefore his servants said unto him, Let there be sought for my lord the king a young virgin: and let her stand before the
king, and let her cherish him, and let her lie in thy bosom, that my lord the king may get heat. (1Kings 1)
Maybe I should mention this symptom of my age to my good lady wife although
I expect that would end up with the same result as for David!
4 And the damsel was very fair, and cherished the king, and ministered
to him: but the king knew her not. (1Kings 1)
So it would appear that one's physical response to the opposite sex is somewhat impaired in old age; no
surprise there I think...although the prospects of a young virgin!!!!
There appears to have been problems with Asa's feet in his old age. This I am sympathetic to in that I have just
had to change my fitness regime due to the probable start of arthritis in my right foot. Now whilst this verse is helpful
in identifying another frailty of old age, I have to confess that, as is often the case, this is a strange verse. It starts
by referring to King Asa's great works in his prime and then ends up talking about his diseased feet in his old age, unless
this is God's way of telling us how the mighty are fallen and are designed to be that way....
23 The rest of all the acts of Asa,
and all his might, and all that he did, and the cities which he built, are they not written in the book of the chronicles
of the kings of Judah? Nevertheless in the time of his old age he was diseased in his feet. (1Kings 15)
Strength fails in old age. There is no surprise in this I think; I have just started a new weight training regime myself
given my recent frailties:
9 Cast me not off in the time of old age;
forsake me not when my strength faileth. (Psalms 71)
Loss of strength and the gaining of gray hair are again
described as the hallmarks of old age in Proverbs:
29 The glory of
young men is their strength: and the beauty of old men is the gray head. (Proverbs 20)
It also seems that
old men need their sleep rather more than young men. Not even the Holy Spirit can rouse the old guys from their slumber it
would seem. So they will be allowed to dream in their sleep whereas the (presumably) conscious young men will see visions
whilst awake. Clearly the poor old chaps need more sleep than their younger counterparts, although I am not sure this really
fits with experience. I do not think that I need any more sleep today than I needed four decades ago, but then we are all
quite individual in our sleep patterns. This is clearly a generalisation from God:
28 And it shall come to pass afterward, that I will pour out my spirit upon all flesh; and your sons and your daughters
shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, your young men shall see visions: (Joel 2)
17 And it shall come to pass
in the last days, saith God, I will pour out of my Spirit upon all flesh: and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy,
and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams: (Acts 2)
it looks like the poor old folk need walking sticks to aid their failing lower limbs, witness my arthritic foot:
4 Thus saith the LORD of hosts; There shall yet old men and old women dwell in
the streets of Jerusalem, and every man with his staff in his hand for very age. (Zechariah 8)
to complete this section it might be useful to list all the frailties of mankind that can come with old age as far as the
scriptures are concerned:
and/or sterility; inability to procreate.
• Failing eyesight.
• Greying hair
• Loss of moral
judgement due to dementia.
• Loss of sense of taste.
• Loss of hearing.
• Circulatory problems.
• Diseased feet and/or inability to walk unaided.
• Loss of physical strength.
• Tendency to need
more sleep or tire more easily.
This list looks
like a fairly comprehensive statement from scripture of what we have to look forward to in our dotage. It is a grim prospect
for all of us and certainly demonstrates the severity with which our God treated our common ancestor Adam, and all his progeny
in the last six thousand years, for his deliberate disobedience to one simple instruction.
However, as bad as this curse seems in this system of things, this just causes
me to focus further on the perfect non-aging non-Adamic bodies we will be given to possess in the Kingdom to come. I touch
on this in the following section. The current section
of this paper on old age in the bible would be incomplete without the definitive dissertation of the aging of mankind as written
by Solomon in the book of Ecclesiastes chapter 12. There is much symbolism of old age contained in this chapter which has
been well analysed by previous commentators on the subject. There is therefore little point in this writer regurgitating further
commentary on this same scriptural material. I would therefore point you to an excellent analysis of this section of scripture
to be found on the Bible in Song web-site. I reproduce this web page's content unedited in Appendix 3 below.
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As we saw in the previous section,
the bible is clear on the point that old age should be respected albeit with some caution should dementia have set in. One
of God's laws to the Israelites was that old age, as recognised by grey hair, should be honoured. Whilst this certainly
feels appropriate, Leviticus does not attempt to explain why this should be required although logic dictates that the young
should respect the experience of their older counterparts:
32 `At the presence of grey hairs thou dost rise up, and thou hast honoured
the presence of an old (man), and hast been afraid of thy God; I [am] Jehovah. (Leviticus 19)
Whilst fathers should be honoured by their children, grandfathers are clearly expected
to be happy old men. Notwithstanding this principle however, I would have to admit to not being too upset that none of my
three daughters have yet to produce any progeny. It seems to me (and them) that bringing up children in this evil world does
not seem to be much of a blessing right now:
6 Children's children
are the crown of old men; and the glory of children are their fathers. (Proverbs 17)
Respect for elders is again stated this time explicitly relating it to those
of both sexes:
1 Rebuke not an elder, but intreat him as a father; and the younger men as brethren;
The elder women as mothers; the younger as sisters, with all purity. (1Timothy 5)
In the same vein, younger members of the congregation should take example
from the elder ones:
5 Likewise, ye younger, submit yourselves unto
the elder. Yea, all of you be subject one to another, and be clothed with humility: for God resisteth the proud, and giveth
grace to the humble. (1Peter 5)
to earn that reverence there are requirements on the behaviour of the older folk in the Christian congregation:
2 That the aged men be sober, grave,
temperate, sound in faith, in charity, in patience.
3 The aged women likewise, that they be in
behaviour as becometh holiness, not false accusers, not given to much wine, teachers of good things; (Titus 2)
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Old Bodies for Old Spirits?
Now this parable is interesting. There
seem to be several layers of meanings to this one - looks like another small research project. However the meaning that I
am interested in for the purpose of the current paper is the contemplation of putting a young human spirit in an old human
body and vice versa. In the former case a young spirit will prove far too energetic for an old body and will surely do
it much damage as he tries to find out its capabilities. In the latter case, of putting an old spirit in a young body, it
would be like getting out of an old family car and then getting immediately behind the wheel of a Ferrari; not a good idea
without some practice sessions I would think.So it seems appropriate enough that a young spirit should be placed into a brand
new body while an old spirit mellows in its old body such as is the experience we have of life:
36 And he spake also a parable unto them; No man putteth a piece of a new garment upon an old; if otherwise,
then both the new maketh a rent, and the piece that was taken out of the new agreeth not with the old.
And no man putteth new wine into old bottles; else the new wine will burst the bottles, and be spilled, and the bottles shall
38 But new wine must be put into new bottles; and both are preserved.
No man also having drunk old wine straightway desireth new: for he saith, The old is better. (Luke 5)
must say that my favourite verse is 39! I think this is really saying that there is no substitute for experience and I must
say that I prefer me today than when I was a young ignorant tearaway many years ago!
Ah, if only I
could have my experienced spirit in my young body of old; what a combination that would be...sounds like I need my Kingdom
body pronto! What a wonder that will be; our experienced spirits in these perfect youthful human bodies! Hmmm, that's
going to take some controlling as we no doubt try to find out just how far we can abuse those bodies! I suspect that we will
be given non-Adamic bodies to match our age when we left our Adamic bodies behind. These will enable our compatriots from
the old system to recognise us readily but I expect these bodies to gradually gain youthful vigour and looks in a gracious
time to enable us to ‘grow' sedately into them over a respectable time period. Also, to help in this, I
expect we will be living in a sensibly ruled environment where self-abusive behaviour would not be encouraged or deemed to
The following scriptures would seem to be following this theme by referring to one's old
earthly bodies in this system that will be replaced with perfect indefinitely living non-Adamic and/or angelic bodies in the
Kingdom. By use of the word ‘old' in these cases, the scriptures are not talking about age so much as bodies from
the current (shortly to become ‘old') system that will be replaced by perfect non-aging Kingdom bodies:
33 Sell that ye have, and give alms; provide yourselves bags which wax not old,
a treasure in the heavens that faileth not, where no thief approacheth, neither moth corrupteth. (Luke 12)
4 Therefore we are
buried with him by baptism into death: that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so
we also should walk in newness of life.
5 For if we have been planted together in the likeness
of his death, we shall be also in the likeness of his resurrection:
6 Knowing this, that our old
man is crucified with him, that the body of sin might be destroyed, that henceforth we should not serve sin. (Romans 6)
17 Therefore if any man be in Christ,
he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new. (2Corinthians 5)
seems that ‘old wives' had their ‘tales' in the first century just as they do today, however the real
message in the following scripture is an interesting one to me personally. Whilst I follow a serious fitness regime to keep
the effects of my increasing age at bay I do, nonetheless, recognise that this is far less important to my future than my
daily consideration of how I should live to emulate our dear Lord as best I can. Exercise of the spirit is therefore far more
important than exercise of our physical bodies in readying us for the Kingdom. This particularly since we will enter the Kingdom
with our existing spirits intact but our old (exercised) bodies will be destroyed and replaced with our new and perfect Kingdom
7 But refuse profane and old wives' fables, and exercise
thyself rather unto godliness.
8 For bodily exercise profiteth little: but godliness is profitable
unto all things, having promise of the life that now is, and of that which is to come. (1Timothy 4)
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1. Adam was created as an ever-lasting non-Adamic human being who sinned and was made Adamic causing him to
age and eventually die aged nearly 1,000 years old. Adam passed his Adamic genes on to his progeny; today we get ill, age
and die with a maximum life span of 120 years.
2. Abraham and Sarah were blessed by God with replacement younger non-Adamic
versions of their original Adamic bodies to enable them to procreate and have Isaac. Isaac was born non-Adamic as a result
of having both parents non-Adamic at his conception.
3. There are other such cases of biblical spouses both being made
younger and/or non-Adamic and consequently giving birth to non-Adamic offspring: The unnamed Shummanite woman and her husband;
Isaac and Rebekah; the triumvirate of Jacob, Leah and Rachel; Zacharias and his wife Elisabeth.
4. Samson and his
father, Manoah, were Adamic whereas his mother was non-Adamic on bearing him. Conversely Jesus was non-Adamic whereas,
arguably, both his human parents were Adamic, Jesus being the direct son of God.
5. The children of Israel, who came
out of Egypt, were all non-Adamic. Those aged over twenty, who lost their faith in God shortly after the Passover, were returned
to their Adamic state and died in the wilderness. Children born in the wilderness were either Adamic or non-Adamic depending
on whether they had an Adamic parent or both non-Adamic parents respectively. Upon reaching Canaan inter-marriage
between the Adamic and non-Adamic folk returned the Israelite people to an Adamic state over a few generations.
The greater meaning of Joshua chapter 5 relates the Israelites' wanderings in the wilderness to the Kingdom of God, the
exit from both these estates of mankind being the literal and the greater Promised Lands.
7. Caleb and Joshua were specific
examples of Israelites that retained their non-Adamic bodies beyond the wilderness years, despite their being older than twenty
years of age at the first Passover.
8. Moses, with the possible exception of Caleb, may have been the
only human ever blessed with a non-aging non-Adamic body since Adam's creation.
9. There are numerous physical signs
and symptoms of old age in humans; the bible describes many of them.
10. The bible demands that respect be given to one's
11. In the current system of things young human spirits are best put into young bodies whereas old human spirits
are best kept in old bodies. All fully adult human bodies in the kingdom of God will be youthful.
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