Condensed from my Missions Course (2008).
In what group of names do we discover a hidden message?
The names of the first ten patriarchs and their meanings are: Adam – Man; Seth – Appointed; Enosh – Mortal; Kenan – Sorrow; Mahalalel – The Blessed God; Jared – Shall come down; Enoch – Teaching; Methuselah – His death shall bring; Lamech – The Despairing; Noah – Rest, or Comfort.
Now let’s string them all together sequentially: Man (is) appointed mortal sorrow; (but) the blessed God shall come down teaching (that) his death shall bring (the) despairing rest.
This is advance announcement of the story of redemption hidden within a genealogy spanning thousands of years!
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A blessed week-end to all!