Genesis 15: God’s Covenant with Abram

Earnest Examination

This series is presented as an honest, sincere look into the study of the Bible with my own personal theories, opinions, comments and that of others’ insights and research into what the verses could mean. I cannot claim one way or another that everything that I am stating is fact and the true meaning of what is meant in these verses.

To lay it out in a way that I can manage, I have highlighted the texts of verses that I either don’t understand or have a comment or question about in yellow. And the comments I’ve left beneath it will be of a smaller font and using brown text.

I would love it if you’d join me in this journey and if you have any insights and/or knowledge of these chapters/verses etc., please feel free to share with me and the other readers. Any chance to get a clearer understanding of the Bible and Jesus Christ would be welcomed with open arms.

Version used is from (KJV) Genesis 15

1 After these things the word of the Lord came to Abram in a vision, saying, “Do not be afraid, Abram. I am your shield, your exceedingly great reward.”
I want to point out the small phrase, “in a vision”. What does this mean, exactly? “In a vision” doesn’t necessarily imply “in a dream”. Was Abram fully awake during this vision? Was he daydreaming? Prophesying? Actually dreaming? Was it a vision in a dream? And how did Abram know that this vision was from the Lord? Did he test this vision? Or just accept it as coming from the Lord? I only pursue this question because we are always told to test spirits, test visions, discern… so that we may not be led astray. Am I implying that Abram possibly was seeing visions from a different entity? Well, I’m not exactly implying anything, but I am attempting to shed light on this matter that to be discerning means to question and search for the Truth, however uncomfortable it may be. And it is my effort to find out if Abram KNEW, from every fiber of his being, if this vision truly came from God or was he being deceived.
2 But Abram said, “Lord God, what will You give me, seeing I go childless, and the heir of my house is Eliezer of Damascus?”
…I also wonder about bloodlines, which is clearly what is meant in this verse. Abram is concerned about preserving his bloodline… although, if we take the creation account to heart, then we are all born of Adam and Eve – again, if there’s nothing more to this account – and so the specific pursuit to carry on one’s own bloodline is a fascinating subject to me. Even back then there was so much separation and animosity, quite possibly due to the separation at the Tower of Babel (although even within Cain and Abel’s own family there was already strife and conflict) created families who considered themselves separate from everyone else. It’s interesting and makes me wonder if there’s something more to this history than what most of us were/are led to believe.
3 Then Abram said, “Look, You have given me no offspring; indeed one born in my house is my heir!”
How important is “blood”? Is it about the blood? The DNA? The questions I’m wondering is, why was Abram chosen to be the “people of God”? I haven’t been able to study the Talmud, the Q’uran, Kabbalah, Testament of Abraham, the Ugaritic texts, etc. and it is something that I definitely want to look into in order to get a broader picture of who Abraham is and his descendants. Since Abraham is widely believed to be the line of the C”hosen Ones”, I feel it’s important to find out how, why, for what purpose, etc., etc.
According to this verse, no other bloodline is going to cut it. His adopted son does not suffice. So why is Abraham’s line so important? Why was he chosen?

4 And behold, the word of the Lord came to him, saying, “This one shall not be your heir, but one who will come from your own body shall be your heir.”
5 Then He brought him outside and said, “Look now toward heaven, and count the stars if you are able to number them.” And He said to him, “So shall your descendants be.”
6 And he believed in the Lord, and He accounted it to him for righteousness.
7 Then He said to him, “I am the Lord, who brought you out of Ur of the Chaldeans, to give you this land to inherit it.”
8 And he said, “Lord God, how shall I know that I will inherit it?”

This is interesting as well, because while the Lord God promised Abram the whole world, basically, Jesus Christ’s teachings is to “come out of this world” and inherit the kingdom of God (Heaven). So I find the stark contrast between these two teachings as very intriguing and worth further consideration.
9 So He said to him, “Bring Me a three-year-old heifer, a three-year-old female goat, a three-year-old ram, a turtledove, and a young pigeon.”
10 Then he brought all these to Him and cut them in two, down the middle, and placed each piece opposite the other; but he did not cut the birds in two.

These verses confuse me even more. So the Lord God told Abram to bring Him all of these animals, with no further context to it, but then in the very next verse Abram takes it upon himself to cut them in half and place each piece opposite the other. …Am I missing something here? Is this some kind of ritualistic sacrifice? How does Abram come to the conclusion that this is the act that he must do when God told him to bring those animals to Him? Is it the act of bringing death upon the animals is symbolic of bringing the animals to God? And even if so, why do it in such a specific manner as to cut them in half? And why not the birds? Do these questions get answered in other texts or further verses/chapters of the Bible? This just seems very strange to me and screams of ritualistic sacrifice. Perhaps akin to witchcraft.
Is that blasphemous? Or am I just stating a well-earned speculation that Abram’s actions may be paganistic? It is not my intention to condemn or blaspheme the word of God, but only to raise much needed questions and consideration of the texts and belief structures that it proposes. I am a believer in God and Jesus Christ, and the pursuit of Truth. “Truth” does not mean to blindly listen to certain texts/words/teachings of others, but to sincerely study and learn our surroundings and pray for insight so that we may not be led astray. That is what I am attempting to do.

11 And when the vultures came down on the carcasses, Abram drove them away.
12 Now when the sun was going down, a deep sleep fell upon Abram; and behold, horror and great darkness fell upon him.
…Hm… this lends further credence that the act that Abram performed may have been ritualistic in nature. What is this “horror and great darkness” that fell upon him? Demonic, perhaps?
Not to mention, in some other translations of this verse, they don’t say “a deep sleep” fell upon Abram:

“12 And when the sun was gone down, dread felled on Abram, and a great hideousness and dark assailed him. (And as the sun went down, fear fell upon Abram, and a great dark hideousness assailed him.)”Wycliffe Bible

Sometimes I refer back to the Wycliffe version, since it seems to be the earliest English translation there is, and in his version it does not say that Abram fell into a deep sleep, but rather that dread and fear fell upon him. And the term “assail”, at least in today’s time, implies that he was attacked by this “great dark hideousness”.
13 Then He said to Abram: “Know certainly that your descendants will be strangers in a land that is not theirs, and will serve them, and they will afflict them four hundred years.
14 And also the nation whom they serve I will judge; afterward they shall come out with great possessions.

So I’m trying to understand the transition of these past few verses. I can infer a few speculations (but I suppose ‘speculations’ they will remain):

1. The horror and great darkness that befell Abram was the entity that has been speaking to Abram as the word of the Lord. Assailing Abram with his power? His authority? Physically assaulting Abram? Maybe… spiritually?
2. The horror and great darkness was an inclination, a gut feeling, that something bad will happen – follow that up with the Lord saying that his descendants will be in trouble for a few years may have given him this fear/dread. Certainly very likely. Although it doesn’t seem to explain the term “assailed” that was originally used as the translation.
3. Perhaps because of the Lord gifting Abram and his descendants with the land and various possessions, it made the dark entities jealous and wrathful – therefore the darkness is the acknowledgement that Abram’s descendants will go through some hardships in order to rise above these dark entities and inherit the land.

Now, this brings me again to the land and the possessions. I can’t help but keep going back to Jesus Christ’s teachings that worldly possessions mean NOTHING in the eyes of the Lord. In fact, he teaches that those who have riches and wealth and all these possessions are on the WRONG PATH to Heaven. Yet in these biblical teachings, Abram has been chosen to inherit the land and the riches in them. …Am I the only one who doesn’t quite understand this dichotomy? But then I am also reminded of the verse in Matthew 5 where it says that the meek shall inherit the Earth. So here we have Abram and his descendants, being promised inherited land and wealth/possessions, and then here’s Jesus saying that the meek will inherit the land. Are Abram and his descendants meek? Did Jesus offer up sacrifices to God to earn His good graces? Am I speaking out of turn and just not understanding the symbolic or universal workings of the world?

15 Now as for you, you shall go to your fathers in peace; you shall be buried at a good old age.
16 But in the fourth generation they shall return here, for the iniquity of the Amorites is not yet complete.”
17 And it came to pass, when the sun went down and it was dark, that behold, there appeared a smoking oven and a burning torch that passed between those pieces.
More interesting implications here, that seem to point to Abram performing a ritualistic spell and/or sacrifice. I know I may get pushback against this speculation, but again, it is NOT to offend anyone. It is only to offer up what an honest look into these verses may provoke in someone who hasn’t studied the Bible and other texts extensively and who is on a sincere path to understanding the Bible and its teachings. From an unbiased and subjective look into these verses, it seems as if Abram is performing witchcraft. Perhaps that is just how people worshipped back in those days, and I can somewhat understand that. And perhaps that is why Jesus Christ came to begin with, to show us that we no longer (or have ever) need to perform these rituals and instead look to being kind and loving to one another and believe in Him to have everlasting life. Of course, that doesn’t explain why this Lord at this time asked to have certain animals brought to him, and doesn’t explain how Abram knew how to set up this altar of sorts.
And speaking of this altar, where did this “smoking oven” and the “burning torch” come from? And it just so happened to ceremoniously pass in between the cut pieces of the animals… It seems quite obvious that this was on purpose and that Abram knew to do this. But how? Who taught him to offer up these animals to the Lord in this manner? And what is the smoking oven that just allegedly appeared out of nowhere? It does not do my peace of mind well to make this connection to Moloch, a terrible deity who is often portrayed as having a furnace or oven for a stomach in which to throw sacrifices into – sacrifices that tragically included (includes?) babies/children. Take another translation from Wycliffe, for example:


“17 Therefore when the sun was gone down, a dark mist was made, and a furnace smoking appeared, and a lamp of fire, and (it) passed through those partings. (And when the sun had gone down, a dark mist came, and a smoking furnace appeared, and a lamp of fire which passed between the pieces of the animals.)”

This is extremely suspicious to me. And I feel rather at odds because as far as I’ve researched, I have not come across a lot of sources making this connection. Am I completely in the wrong here? Why am I having this red flag when it comes to this sacrificial act and the “dark mist” and oven/furnace that just so happened to appear (manifest?) out of nowhere to “pass (collect?)” these sacrifices? I am actually quite perplexed that I don’t see many references to this as even being a possibility. I can’t be the only one who finds these texts suspicious…
18 On the same day the Lord made a covenant with Abram, saying: “To your descendants I have given this land, from the river of Egypt to the great river, the River Euphrates—
19 the Kenites, the Kenezzites, the Kadmonites,
20 the Hittites, the Perizzites, the Rephaim,
21 the Amorites, the Canaanites, the Girgashites, and the Jebusites.”

I know sometimes it would seem as if I’m questioning the veracity of the Bible’s origins, and while that may be true in some sense, it is not meant to presume, condemn, or ridicule, and certainly not meant to certify the propositions I set forth. And I definitely don’t mean to insult or offend anyone, especially not God. It is only to get a clearer understanding of the meanings of the Bible, and the possibility that during so many transitions and translation efforts, and perhaps intentional/unintentional mishandling and misinterpretations, that the Truth along the way may have been concealed more than we’d like.

And as usual, I want to reiterate that some of my thoughts and theories may be way off base, and I also research some other things on the side as well to try and get a broader understanding of what I’m reading, so please bear with me, or, even better, if you have insights that bring more light to these verses, please let me know.

I enjoy bouncing off theories and theology off of each other and love to hear other people’s perspectives on things. Thank you for reading and I look forward to hearing from you!

Fact checking is extremely important. I want to reiterate not to take everything at face value; no matter what you read, where you read it from, or who you hear it from. And to be clear, do not rely on “fact checking” websites to give you accurate information either. These are just as likely, (if not even more likely…), to feed false information and false debunking accounts to manipulate the reader. Please take everything into consideration before adhering to a certain narrative – and always keep your mind open to other possibilities.

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Creating Our Own Reality

Do we allow evil to run rampant in the world?

I have heard it multiple times, that the reason evil is allowed to run rampant in the world is because “they” disclose this information to us through movies, shows, music videos, games, etc. – and “we” allow it; by not caring, not doing anything about it, not objecting, or what have you.

There’s many terms people have used for this type of manipulation:

predictive programming“Predictive programming is a subtle form of psychological conditioning provided by the media to acquaint the public with planned societal changes to be implemented by TPTB.

If and when these changes are put through, the public will already be familiarized with them and will accept them as ‘natural progressions’, as Alan Watt (*) calls it; thus lessening any possible public resistance and commotion.

Predictive programming therefore may be considered as a veiled form of preemptive mass manipulation or mind control”The Conditioning of Humans

soft/hard disclosure
disclosure: “The act or process of revealing or uncovering. / Something uncovered; a revelation.”
hard disclosure: revealing information that is directly told to the public without any pretense – could be through official documents, FOIAs, press hearings, etc.
soft disclosure: information that is hidden within different avenues – (ex.) through the media, fiction books, symbols, subliminal messages, etc. that hints at its existence.

social conditioning“The sociological process of training individuals in a society to act in a way that’s broadly approved by the society and various peer groups.

The result is a set of given social patterns and structures in society. In fact, a lot of our beliefs, customs, etiquette and mannerisms come from social conditioning.”Social Conditioning Quotes: Thoughts on How to Escape the Matrix

or any other number of terms indicating that these evil masterminds have indeed “told us” their plan, and by the people continuing to go about their normal, everyday lives, that is somehow giving them permission to green light their plan.

Well, I’m not sorry to say, but that is absolutely ridiculous and in no way does it give permission to carry out their heinous deeds.

Of course, even if this is true, then these people who “disclose” their plans do so in such a convoluted manner to imply that whoever does believe it to be true is a crazy conspiracy theorist, a delusional paranoid, dangerous terrorist, schizophrenic dissenter, etc., etc., etc.

They’ve set up a twisted system that even if their esoteric laws demands that they reveal to the public their diabolical agendas, no one would believe them and these normal citizens would continue on with their life none the wiser. This, in no way, is the public “allowing” them to go through with whatever hellish plans they’ve decided to unleash upon the world.

And let me add by saying, no matter what other people believe or don’t believe, no matter what these corrupt industries are doing or have been doing, I DO NOT CONSENT.

I DO NOT CONSENT in these evil corporations running their human/child trafficking rings.

(I have not watched the documentary ‘Eyes of the Devil’ by Patryk Vega. I have only read the description of what it is about, and that alone is heart-wrenching and sickening enough. It is currently available on bitchute. Search and watch it at your own risk…)

I DO NOT CONSENT in any satanic/luciferian/aleister crowleyian/ANY rituals that harm/subjugate/torture/kill/etc. ANY life whatsoever.

More extremely difficult material, but important to know what’s going on:
Satanic Ritual Abuse: It’s Real, But It Can Be Healed
Satan’s Children – Satanic Ritual Abuse (60 Minutes Australia)

I DO NOT CONSENT to having an untested, unknown, new technological “vaccine” injected into my body or anyone else who is against this agenda.

COVID-19 vaccines could become mandatory. Here’s how it might work.
Doctor and Former Pfizer VP claims rushed vaccine could cause permanent infertility and other catastrophic side effects

I DO NOT CONSENT to being lied to repeatedly about how our tax money is being used for nefarious and/or deceptive purposes. And I DO NOT CONSENT to our tax money being used to fund certain corrupt organizations.

Planned Parenthood Received $1.6 Billion of Our Tax Dollars to Promote Its Abortion Agenda
NASA Is A Waste of Tax Dollars

I DO NOT CONSENT to this transgenderism/transhumanism agenda, and ESPECIALLY when it’s pushed onto innocent children.

Biden HHS pick Rachel Levine once touted chemical sex changes for children
The Transhumanist Agenda and The Future of Humanity

I DO NOT CONSENT to the World Health Organization dictating their disgusting plan to normalizing sexuality in children.

Another Reason To Ditch The World Health Organization Is Its Shocking Sex Propaganda For Kids

I DO NOT CONSENT to having our spirituality and our consciousness/connection to God stripped away by tptsb who are struggling to keep us in the dark.

PENTAGON – D.O.D. LEAKED OF GOD GENE VMAT2 VACCINE
Your Pineal Gland, It’s Calcification & Why You Should Care

I DO NOT CONSENT to having immoral, depraved, disturbing material inundating me (or my child) and propagandized to the public no matter where we turn.

Something is Terribly Wrong With Many “Kids” Videos on YouTube
NPR Lists Cardi B’s ‘Wet Ass Pu**y’ as ‘Best’ Song of 2020

I DO NOT CONSENT to being treated like cattle who needs to be tagged and traced and every move dictated by these power-hungry individuals/corporations.

Bill Gates, Microsoft file patent for dystopian “body activity data” apparatus

I could go on and on, but the bottom line is, I have not, and will not, give my permission for all of these corrupted establishments to continue blind-siding human beings and giving us the lame excuse that we have somehow allowed it. I DON’T allow it, I DON’T give them permission, I DON’T accept it, and this is me now saying that my will is that this whole planet will wake up to these insane sounding agendas, start working on our own spiritual development (and therefore the whole world), and build a better future for every living creature on this planet.

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I know the notion of a Higher Power, a Supreme Being, a universal Creator, etc. may be lost on some people, but I have to admit, it’s fascinating when even some of the most famous of scientists (“trust the science”, right?) believe in God or a creator entity. Some of their conclusions even stem from their research into this mysterious universe, and their findings ultimately end up pointing them in the direction of a divine universal consciousness or Higher Power.

Of course, this isn’t to imply that other scientists don’t come to the exact opposite conclusion; that there is no God. But to have actual philosophers, researchers, scientists, doctors, etc. – one of whose main ideology is based upon studies and facts, come to the realization that there is a mysterious force within the universe, is incredibly insightful and extremely compelling. For others to automatically denounce the metaphysical realm simply because we cannot “scientifically measure it” (yet?), is missing the whole point of metaphysics to begin with.

(Then, on the flip side, it’s very uncanny that a lot of those in high, official positions seem to worship an entirely different entity… – 4 Videos Of Politicians Confronted About Bohemian Grove That Make You Say WTF – just one example, out of many)

Now, whether we, as a collective whole, choose to continue to ignore these agendas being laid out for us to “see” and in their law, gives them the right to continue their insidious actions of terror against life and spirit – or whether we finally “WAKE UP” and refuse to give them this permission by standing up to them and announcing that, “NO. We will not be a part of this terrible scheme.” remains to be seen.

But I, for one, and I’m sure PLENTY OF OTHERS, are waking up to this reality and in so doing, we must realize that if they believe they can continue on with no repercussions because the blind don’t see it, then by us bringing this darkness to light, we can then begin to counteract this belief by our own that there is indeed a righteous God, and He will pass the final judgment upon them (not only them – all of us). And I pray every single day that He comes soon.

3 But even if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled to those who are perishing,
4 whose minds the god of this age has blinded, who do not believe, lest the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine on them.
5 For we do not preach ourselves, but Christ Jesus the Lord, and ourselves your bondservants for Jesus’ sake.
6 For it is the God who commanded light to shine out of darkness, who has shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.
2 Corinthians 4:3-6

“They” know this, yet they remain in their stubborn and rebellious hardened-heart state, and who allows that? They do. They allow their own demise. And unless they repent and truly seek forgiveness and turn back from their wicked ways, then nothing else will be able to save them. They will be lost to the darkness that they so love, because they don’t know the true horrors that will come with it until it’s too late.

And this, I DO ALLOW.

I believe in Love and Forgiveness, with my whole heart, although I am still struggling with certain aspects of it, but to “allow” evil to run rampant because of the dichotomy of Love and Forgiveness is, at least to me, against the Divine Wisdom set up by the Holy Heavens. Whatever They decide to do to each person’s soul/spirit depending on the state of their heart, will give these evil-inclined souls a glimpse into the “reap what they sow” doctrine. To give these corrupted individuals a clean slate through the forgiveness/karmic debt is ultimately not allowing them to learn their spiritual lesson through their actions.

This is my belief, and my reality. And while I may have failed the “Forgiveness” test set forth for me, I trust in God to lead the way and bring me to the Truth and the Light so that I can expand upon this understanding and help others to grow as well.

My reality, is that we ALL wake up to who we truly are; but, to not infringe upon those that wish to stay blind and remain in the dark, that those who have chosen to open their eyes and work on their spiritual development will be able to leave this current reality, and start building our own. Where people can be truly happy and blessed and not have to worry about evil corruption ruining humankind. Those that choose to remain behind, will be in their own sordid reality that they chose for themselves.

But I honestly pray for them, too. That they will come out of the darkness.

2 The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light; those who dwelt in a land of deep darkness, on them has light shined.
Isaiah 9:2

Fact checking is extremely important. I want to reiterate not to take everything at face value; no matter what you read, where you read it from, or who you hear it from. And to be clear, do not rely on “fact checking” websites to give you accurate information either. These are just as likely, (if not even more likely…), to feed false information and false debunking accounts to manipulate the reader. Please take everything into consideration before adhering to a certain narrative – and always keep your mind open to other possibilities.

Fair use disclaimer: Some of the links from this article are provided from different sources/sites to give the reader extra information and cite the sources, but does not necessarily mean that I endorse the contents of the site itself. Additionally, I have tried to provide links to the contents that I used from other sites as an educational and/or entertainment means only; if you feel that any information deserves further citation or request to be clarified, please let me know through the contact page.

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