Do you know who is the longest living person in the Bible? It is Methuselah, he lived for 969 years.
Has the following questions ever crossed your mind when thinking about Methuselah?
- Have you ever wondered why Methuselah lived for 969 years?
- Why did God choose specifically Methuselah to live so long?
- You can go on asking numerous questions regarding Methuselah and his age?
Answers to all such questions are directly from the Bible and the Bible alone. There is not even a single problem or question that Bible can't answer.
Okay. Lets unlock the mathematical mystery behind Methuselah and his age.
Here are few facts about Methuselah given in the Bible:
Genesis 5:27 , says that Methuselah lived for 969 years.
Genesis 5:25 , says that Methuselah begat Lamech when he was 187 years old.
Genesis 5:28,29 says that Lamech begat Noah when he was 182 years old.
Genesis 7:11 says that Noah was 600 years old when flood came.
Methuselah is the grandfather of Noah. So with Noah as a reference we can mathematically calculate Methuselah's age
|Methulselah's Age when Lamech was born
|Age of Lamech when he begat Noah
|Noah's age at the time of Flood
|Therefore Methuselah's age at the time of Flood was
Let's answer few more questions which help us to get a deeper understanding of Methuselah
- What is the meaning of Methuselah?
- What was Methuselah age when the flood came?
- What happened after Methuselah's death?
Methuselah means "His Death Shall Bring". He died when he was 969 years old and then the flood came.
The Lord had foretold a prophecy in the very name of "Methuselah" itself. He prophesied that once Methuselah dies, flood will come. The Lord was very patient with the people during the time of Noah, expecting them to repent for their sins. That's why Methuselah lived for so long.
The same is prevalent in our generation as well. The Lord is very patiently waiting for His people to repent before he could purify this earth. But brothers and sisters, remember this time it is going to be fire not water. So let us humbly surrender everything to our dear Lord, for the time of His Kingdom is at hand.
2 Peter 3:9 The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.
But unfortunately, many will not heed to his plead. And Bible confirms that as well with the following verse.
Luke 17:26 : And as it was in the days of Noe, so shall it be also in the days of the Son of man.
THE LORD IS PATIENTLY WAITING FOR US, LET US NOT BE SLACK