What Is Man (Meditation from Psalms 8) #02
יהוה O , O (YHVH), our Master, how excellent is Your Name in all the earth, You who set Your splendour above the heavens! Out of the mouth of babes and infants You have founded strength, Because of Your adversaries, To put an end to enemy and avenger. For I see Your heavens, the work of Your fingers, The moon and the stars, which You have established. What is man that You remember him? And the son of man that You visit him? Yet You have made him a little less than Elohim,a And have crowned him with esteem and splendour. Footnote: aOr – elohim. You made him rule over the works of Your hands; You have put all under his feet, All sheep and oxen, And also the beasts of the field, The birds of the heavens, And the fish of the sea, Passing through the paths of the seas. O יהוה, (YHVH) our Master, How excellent is Your Name in all the earth! (Ps 8:1-9The Scriptures 2009)
(Psa 8:1-9 TS2009) https://firstname.lastname@example.org
Now David, rightfully Speaks about the excellence of YHVH’s Name in all the Earth. His Splendorous Magnificence is recorded even in all of His prime creation. Yes it is even been proven, recorded in our DNA. What is DNA? From what I understand it is the building blocks which predetermines our nature, personality traits, colour of our eyes and hair etc.
G-D CREATED_ _ _
He fitly records in another psalm; How fitly he has been formed secretly in his mother’s womb.
“For You, You possessed my kidneys, You have covered me in my mother’s womb. I give thanks to You, For I am awesomely and wondrously made! Wondrous are Your works, And my being knows it well. My bones were not concealed from You, When I was shaped in a hidden place, Knit together in the depths of the earth. Your eyes saw my unformed body. And in Your book all of them were written, The days they were formed, While none was among them. And how precious are Your thoughts to me, O Ěl! How great has been the sum of them! If I should count them, They would be more than the sand; When I wake up, I am still with You.” (139:13-18 TS2009)
DNA, What Is It?
What is DNA? (Or should I say Human DNA)? From my understanding of the Word of God; I believe it is the building blocks which G_D used to form man in His Image. Both Peter and Paul in their letters record we are living stones Christ Jesus being the Sure Foundation. We are to be careful how we build. Here are some definitions of what DNA is and the origin thereof. From Wikipedia we understand; DNA is the biological library of our human make up. We could say it is nature’s building blocks. In its genes it carries within it the memories of our different features. Literally it may be called nature’s computer. It is her program or operating system for the running of our mental, physical, spiritual ability. Originally placed and imparted by and through our Creator God.
In Scripture we read how YHVH called and spoke all things into being. He formed us, breathing His Breath into us; so we are able to live. In fact He formed all things shaping them through His Hand and Fingers. All things came into being through His Spoken Word. Scripture says He holds everything in place through His Word, which He Honours above His Name. He placed all the natural, scientific and Spiritual Laws in their place. He fashioned the stars and calls them by Name! We only discovered them. YHVH originally placed them in order. Everything which has breath shall also praise His Name. Even trees, plants, all creatures great and small extol His Name. Yea even the stars and all the heavenly hosts exalt Him!
He also gave us authority over all His creation through the Power and Authority of His Name! He originally gave us authority over creation. We were and are formed in His Divine Image. Though we lost it! Through Yeshua Ha Massiach (Christ Jesus Messiah) it had been restored to us; all whom called on His Name He brought to Salvation. He desires to restore us to our original state we were in Him at the Beginning of time! Since there was no other means for us to be restored back to our Heavenly Father; He gave His only begotten Son for all whom call upon His Name. Salvation, deliverance, restoration are from G-D! Including every good and perfect gift which comes from the Father of Lights, from Whom there is no shadow of turning.
- A nucleic acid that carries the genetic information in cells and some viruses,consisting of two long chains of nucleotides twisted into a double helix and joinedby hydrogen bonds between the complementary bases adenine and thymine orcytosine and guanine. DNA sequences are replicated by the cell prior to celldivision and may include genes, intergenic spacers, and regions that bind toregulatory proteins.
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(Biochemistry) deoxyribonucleic acid; a nucleic acid that is the main constituent of the chromosomes of all organisms (except some viruses). The DNA molecule consists of two polynucleotide chains in the form of a double helix, containing phosphate and the sugar deoxyribose and linked by hydrogen bonds between the complementary basesadenine and thymine or cytosine and guanine. DNA is self-replicating, plays a central role in protein synthesis, and isresponsible for the transmission of hereditary characteristics from parents to offspring. See also genetic code
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Deoxyribonucleic acid: an extremely long, double-stranded nucleic acid molecule arranged as a double helix that is themain constituent of the chromosome and that carries the genes as segments along its strands: found chiefly in thechromatin of cells and in many viruses.
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In the Beginning
We know that in the Beginning all things were created. Called into being through YHVH’s Spoken Word. John writes about how in the Beginning was the Word and the Word was with G-D; and the Word was G-D! (See Jn 1:1-14.). The writer to the Hebrews; further affirms this fact that through His Word all the ages were made (see Heb 1:2 & Heb 11:1-4). Paul further relates how Yeshua Ha Massiach (Jesus Christ Messiah); being the image of the invisible G-D. He is the First Born of all Creation! That all things were created in and through Him! Even now Yeshua remains the same. He said that He was there even before Abraham.
57 Then the Jews said to Him, You are not yet fifty years old, and have You seen Abraham?58 Jesus replied, I assure you, most solemnly I tell you, before Abraham was born, I Am.59 So they took up stones to throw at Him, but Jesus, by mixing with the crowd, concealed Himself and went out of the temple [[a]enclosure]. [John 8:57-59Amplified Bible, Classic Edition (AMPC) Https://www.biblegateway.com
Richard Trench, Synonyms of the New Testament. https://www.biblegateway.com
“_ _ _who is the image of the invisible God, the First-born of all creation. For all things were created in Him, the things in the heavens, and the things on the earth, the visible and the invisible; whether thrones, or lordships, or rulers, or authorities, all things have been created through Him and for Him. And He is before all things, and all things have subsisted in Him. And He is the Head of the body, the assembly, who is the Beginning, the First-born out of the dead, that He be preeminent in all things; because all the fullness was pleased to dwell in Him, and through Him making peace by the blood of His cross, to reconcile all things to Himself; through Him, whether the things on the earth, or the things in the heavens. And you then being alienated and hostile in your mind by evil works, but now He reconciled in the body of His flesh, through death, to present you holy and without blemish and irreproachable before Him, if indeed you continue in the faith grounded and settled and not being moved away from the hope of the gospel which you heard proclaimed in all the creation under Heaven, of which I, Paul, became a minister, _ _ _ “ (Col 1:15-23 LITV).
Back to the Beginning, we read how G-D; created us in His Image! After creating all things through His Word! He forms man in His Image! (See Gen 1:25-31). We were so beautifully and wonderfully made, formed after G-D’s Own Image. We could say we were placed over creation just under Elohim (see Ps 8:5 & Heb 2:6-9 TS2009). Actually our LORD reminded us of the scripture in Psalms including His own words, about us being called gods. We see this quoted in the Amplified Classic Bible as such: –
5 [The magistrates and judges] know not, neither will they understand; they walk on in the darkness [of complacent satisfaction]; all the foundations of the earth [the fundamental principles upon which rests the administration of justice] are shaking.6 I said, You are gods [since you judge on My behalf, as My representatives]; indeed, all of you are children of the Most High.7 But you shall die as men and fall as one of the princes. [Psalm 82:5-7Amplified Bible, Classic Edition (AMPC)] https://www.biblegatway.com
34 Jesus answered, Is it not written in your Law, I said, You are gods?35 So men are called gods [by the Law], men to whom God’s message came—and the Scripture cannot be set aside or cancelled or broken or annulled—36 [If that is true] do you say of the One Whom the Father consecrated and dedicated and set apart for Himself and sent into the world, You are blaspheming, because I said, I am the Son of God? [John 10:34-36 Amplified Bible, Classic Edition (AMPC)] https://www.biblegateway.com
For it is not to messengers that He has subjected the world to come, concerning which we speak. But somewhere one has witnessed, saying, “What is man that You remember him, or the son of man that You look after him? “You have made him a little lower than Elohim.a You have crowned him with esteem and respect, and set him over the works of Your hands. Footnote: aAccording to the Greek text – messengers; however, this verse is quoted from Psa_8:5. “You have put all in subjection under his feet.” Psa_8:4-6 For in that He put all in subjection under him, He left none that is not subjected to him. But now we do not yet see all subjected to him. But we do see Him who was made for a little while lower than the messengers, יהושע, (YHVH) because of the suffering of death crowned with esteem and respect that by the favour of Elohim He should taste death for everyone. (Heb 2:5-9 TS2009)
The Genetic Code
While meandering through this meditation I couldn’t help thinking about DNA our Genetic Code etc. I also was wandering what is DNA, RNA & the Genetic Code; How it, i.e. this code works effecting our lives? Genetic Code “Codon” redirects here. For the plant genus, see Codon (genus).
A series of codons in part of a messenger RNA (mRNA) molecule. Each codon consists of three nucleotides, usually corresponding to a single amino acid. The nucleotides are abbreviated with the letters A, U, G and C. This is mRNA, which uses U (uracil). DNA uses T (thymine) instead. This mRNA molecule will instruct a ribosome to synthesize a protein according to this code.
The genetic code is the set of rules by which information encoded within genetic material (DNA or mRNA sequences) is translated into proteins by living cells. Translation is accomplished by the ribosome, which links amino acids in an order specified by messenger RNA(mRNA), using transfer RNA (tRNA) molecules to carry amino acids and to read the mRNA three nucleotides at a time. The genetic code is highly similar among all organisms and can be expressed in a simple table with 64 entries.
The code defines how sequences of nucleotide triplets, called codons, specify which amino acid will be added next during protein synthesis. With some exceptions, a three-nucleotide codon in a nucleic acid sequence specifies a single amino acid. The vast majority of genes are encoded with a single scheme (see the RNA codon table). That scheme is often referred to as the canonical or standard genetic code, or simply the genetic code, though variant codes (such as in human mitochondria) exist.
While the “genetic code” determines a protein’s amino acid sequence, other genomic regions determine when and where these proteins are produced according to various “gene regulatory codes__”. (Refer Wikipedia/Genetic Code https://www.wikipedia.com )
__These definitions, concerning their action are found in Wikipedia, Encyclopaedia Britannica and the different dictionaries and resources referred to in this post. As I said with this meditated reading of Psalm 8, my mind and thoughts started to meander. David writes here about what is man or the son of man to YHVH? Asking G_D the reasons he made man? Seeing we were created in G_D’s Image. So he asks G-D, and awaits an answer. How many of you know it is wiser to ask G_D about some of the things He does, than to ask man.
We are encouraged to put our trust in G_D; whom is and always remains incorruptible! We are not to trust in corruptible flesh! The fleshly man fails; falling short every time! Whereas G_D never fails! He is always remaining Faithful even until the End! Our Lord always causes us to triumph! He remained Faithful even unto Death! Yes even unto the Death of the cross! Death would never hold Him_ _! For when after He was crucified, dead and buried; He rose from the grave! Death could not hold Him!
During this time He conquered both Death and Hades! Yes He even conquered Satan and his hordes! When our LORD was in Earth’s Belly He overcame our Foe! He taught those caught in prison; taking captivity captive! He set captives free! He delivered all who were in the throes of Death! Whoever called upon His Name had been and are delivered!
The chariots of God are myriads, thousands of thousands, the Lord is among them, in Sinai, in the holy place. You have gone up on high; You have led captivity captive; You have received gifts among men; yea, to dwell among the rebellious, O Jehovah God. Blessed be the Lord: day by day He carries a load for us, the God of our salvation. Selah. Our God is the God of salvation; and to Jehovah the Lord are the issues of death. Yea, God will crush the head of His enemies, the hairy crown of him who walks on in his guilt. (Psa 68:17-21 LITV)
Then I, the prisoner in the Lord, exhort you to walk worthily of the calling in which you were called, with all humility and meekness, with long-suffering, bearing with one another in love, being eager to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. There is one body and one Spirit, even as you also were called in one hope of your calling; one Lord, one faith, one baptism, one God and Father of all, the One above all and through all and in you all. But to each one of us was given grace according to the measure of the gift of Christ. Because of this, He says, “Having gone up on high, He led captivity captive,” and gave “gifts to men.” Psa. 68:18 But that He went up, what is it except that He also first came down into the lower parts of the earth? He that came down is the same who also went up above all the heavens, that He might fill all things. (Eph 4:1-10 LITV)
Yes through His death, resurrection, ascension and soon coming again; He overcame the enemy of our spirit, soul and body. He died in our place! This death He died for us, overcoming the enemy; disarming principalities and powers. He made a spectacle of them on the cross, triumphing over them in it so we would have the chance to live. (see Col 2:11-17 NKJ).
Therefore because of the death which He died for us, we are able to be restored, reconciled back with God. He was in the Beginning and even in this present time, the same He always has been! He remains unchanging, undaunted, unhinged to time! He created times and seasons for us to be able to rule and reign with Him. Time bows to Him! He calls the things which are not as though they were.
In fact it isn’t foolish to ask G_D about all His Creation. Actually it is fairly smart and quite wise, to ask Him about all His Creation. He is sure to answer! We are reminded to ask Him for Wisdom and He is prepared, willing and ready to give it us. It is written in another place, that all our children are taught by Him. He further says we have the mind of the learned and we might even know a little more than those who teach us. Teachers are many. Yet often there is an absence of spiritual fathers and mothers.
Remember when our LORD walked the Earth, He taught His disciples many things. I’m sure you would recall how at the tender age of 12; our LORD taught the chief priests, Pharisees and Sadducees, concerning these matters in their temple courts. This would only be a foretaste of the things He would be teaching His disciples in the future. Yet His parents sought Him on their return from Jerusalem (Yerushalem).
And His parents went into Jerusalem year by year at the Feast of the Passover. And when He was twelve years old, they, going up to Jerusalem according to the custom of the Feast, and fulfilling the days, in their returning, the boy Jesus stayed in Jerusalem. And Joseph and His mother did not know. But supposing Him to be in the company, they went a day on the way. And they looked for Him among the relatives and friends. And not finding Him, they returned to Jerusalem, looking for Him. And it happened after three days they found Him in the temple sitting in the midst of the teachers, even hearing them and questioning them. And all those hearing Him were amazed at His intelligence and His answers. And seeing Him, they were astounded. And His mother said to Him, Child, why did You do so to us? Behold, Your father and I were looking for You, greatly distressed. And He said to them, Why did you look for me? Did you not know that I must be busy in the affairs of My Father? And they did not understand the word which He spoke to them. And He went with them and came to Nazareth and was being subject to them. And His mother carefully kept all these words in her heart. And Jesus progressed in wisdom and stature and favour before God and men. (See 1 Sam. 2:26; Luk 2:41-52 LITV) https://www.e-sword.com
There is still much more to this post than meets the eye. I have only touched the tip of the iceberg. For there is definitely more research, study and references concerning these matters? I don’t claim to be part the intelligentsia of our time. But when looking at these matters from all standpoints, Biblical, Medical, Scientific and Genetics; we’d be in for one massive of a surprise. We are required to request YHVH anything according to His will and plan for us. He’ll readily reveal them to us, when we enquire of Him concerning any matter we do not understand. When we draw near to Him, He draws near to us. He already knows the end from the beginning. He is outside of our concept of time and seasons. Nothing takes Him by surprise; seeing He is all knowing. Nothing is hidden from His Sight.
In fact He does nothing without first letting His servants the prophets; in the know. Remember He created us in His Image, giving us the necessary knowledge we would need, before we dawdle off to venture in unknown territory. Through His Infinite, Intimate Counsel and Knowledge; we are able to grow daily in maturity and understanding with Him. He sets His Splendour above the Heavens and Earth! He causes us to be seated with Him in Heavenly Places (i.e. the heavenly realm). Thereby causing us to rule and reign with Him, for all eternity. Yet! He still remains in control over all things!
There is still much for us to learn from Him! This is the reason we remain teachable. He told His disciples (Including us), there are many things He desires to share with us. He still remains the Rabbi (Master, Teacher) of rabbi’s (of masters, teachers)! Yet as He told them there is still much I would like to show/teach you, yet you (we) are not ready to know all things.
I have yet many things to tell you, but you are not able to bear now. But when that One comes, the Spirit of Truth, He will guide you into all Truth, for He will not speak from Himself, but whatever He hears, He will speak; and He will announce the coming things to you. That One will glorify Me, for He will receive from Mine and will announce to you. All things which the Father has are Mine. For this reason I said that He receives from Mine, and will announce to you. (Joh 16:12-15 LITV)
This is the reason He promised the Holy Spirit to train us in the ways of our LORD! He also promised the disciples, while they would be waiting in the Upper Room, the Holy Spirit will fall upon them in Spirit and Truth! Then when the time was agreed the Holy Spirit fell upon the disciples, with the accompanying signs of speaking in tongues. The Holy Spirit came upon them resting upon their heads as tongues of fire.
Later they asked for fresh boldness, which was given them. Thus they could minister with Wisdom, Strength and Power! Even now our LORD desires to visit His Body again, with fresh anointing oil, fire and power. We need to be willing and ready, for the LORD to move upon us, in strength, power and boldness. The time is here for us to become as bold as a lion.
Strength comes from the Father of Lights, from Whom there is no shadow of turning. He instructs us to come up, aside to see what is still to take place. There is more He delights to show and teach us. He is preparing, training His People, for these times ahead!
After these things I saw. And behold, a door being opened in Heaven! And I heard the first voice as a trumpet speaking with me, saying, Come up here, and I will show you what needs to happen after these things. And at once I became in spirit. And, behold, a throne was set in Heaven, and One sitting on the throne. And the One sitting was in appearance like a jasper stone, and a sardius; and a rainbow was around the throne, in appearance like an emerald. And around the throne I saw twenty four thrones, and on the thrones I saw twenty four elders sitting, having been clothed in white garments. And they had golden crowns on their heads. And out of the throne come forth lightnings and thunders and voices. And seven lamps of fire are burning before the throne, which are the seven Spirits of God; and a glassy sea before the throne, like crystal. And in the midst of the throne and around the throne were four living creatures, full of eyes before and behind. And the first living creature was like a lion; and the second living creature like a calf; and the third living creature having a face like a man; and the fourth living creature like an eagle flying. And the four living creatures each one had six wings around, and within being full of eyes. And they had no rest day and night, saying, “Holy, holy, holy, Lord God Almighty,” the One who was, and is, and is coming! Isa. 6:3 And whenever the living creatures shall give glory and honor and thanks to the One sitting on the throne, to the One living to the ages of the ages, the twenty four elders fall down before Him sitting on the throne; and they will worship the One living to the ages of the ages, and will throw their crowns before the throne, saying, Lord, You are worthy to receive the glory and the honor and the power, because You created all things, and through Your will they exist and were created. (Rev 4:1-11 LITV)
In His End Time Harvest
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