As I was preparing for the Torah portion last week I received an answer to a question I had had some years ago. This is not the first time I had this happen. About two years ago we gathered around the table for the Torah portion concerning Jacob and his household were on their way to Egypt it was revealed to me that the reason for the drought was not a natural disaster rather it was because of Josephs brother and their deception of their father Jacob. As it is written that YHVH will make the ground as steel and the sky as brass and our prayers will not be heard.
In preparing the Torah portion it was revealed what YHVH said to Noah in Chapter 9 was not solely directed to man but to all creation that was with Noah in the ark, He said that they could eat all manner of meat for food. If God only intended the message for mankind it would have violated Torah that was established before the foundation of the world.
The application of this is also applied to Acts 10 in the vision of the sheet that was lowered down three times full of unclean creatures and a voice said rise kill and eat. Peter said not so Lord for nothing unclean has entered into his mouth. Then he realized that what was shown was not about food rather it was about not to call any man unclean that God has called clean.
The people of the world has made all of these writings about food and justifying their position concerning what they are eating. He has made very clear as to what is food and not food. It would stand to reason that Noah knew the difference between clean and unclean animals. If you noticed the lack of discussion between God and Noah concerning what to eat. Perhaps he understood something here that the church assumed to mean it is permissible to eat anything you wish and no harm will come to you.
Take a closer look at chapter 9 of Genesis and see who is God addressing here?
1 And G-d blessed Noah and his sons, and said unto them: ‘Be fruitful and multiply, and replenish the earth.
2 And the fear of you and the dread of you shall be upon every beast of the earth, and upon every fowl of the air, and upon all wherewith the ground teemeth, and upon all the fishes of the sea: into your hand are they delivered.
3 Every moving thing that liveth shall be for food for you; as the green herb have I given you all.
4 Only flesh with the life thereof, which is the blood thereof, shall ye not eat.
5 And surely your blood of your lives will I require; at the hand of every beast will I require it; and at the hand of man, even at the hand of every man’s brother, will I require the life of man.
6 Whoso sheddeth man’s blood, by man shall his blood be shed; for in the image of G-d made He man.
7 And you, be ye fruitful, and multiply; swarm in the earth, and multiply therein.’
8 And G-d spoke unto Noah, and to his sons with him, saying:
9 ‘As for Me, behold, I establish My covenant with you, and with your seed after you;
10 and with every living creature that is with you, the fowl, the cattle, and every beast of the earth with you; of all that go out of the ark, even every beast of the earth.
11 And I will establish My covenant with you; neither shall all flesh be cut off any more by the waters of the flood; neither shall there any more be a flood to destroy the earth.’
12 And G-d said: ‘This is the token of the covenant which I make between Me and you and every living creature that is with you, for perpetual generations:
13 I have set My bow in the cloud, and it shall be for a token of a covenant between Me and the earth.
14 And it shall come to pass, when I bring clouds over the earth, and the bow is seen in the cloud,
15 that I will remember My covenant, which is between Me and you and every living creature of all flesh; and the waters shall no more become a flood to destroy all flesh.
16 And the bow shall be in the cloud; and I will look upon it, that I may remember the everlasting covenant between G-d and every living creature of all flesh that is upon the earth.’
17 And G-d said unto Noah: ‘This is the token of the covenant which I have established between Me and all flesh that is upon the earth.’
If you notice that God is talking to all of the creation. So the you in the verse 3 is in reference to all of creation.
This is food for thought…I thought you might enjoy this.