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Creation: God's Awesome Work
Genesis 1:2 “And the earth was without form, and void, and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters” (KJV).
Look up at the sky during the day and what do you see? Some days you will see a blue sky and an occassional white fluffy cloud lazily drifting along. You will see a bright yellow sun; squinting your eyes you will not be able to look at it for too long. Other days a layer of clouds will blanket the sky and either rain or snow will be falling to the ground.
The same question applies to the night. On a clear night what do you see as you glance upwards into the blackness? You will see a moon on most nights. Far away you will see twinkling tiny lights. These stars are always a delight to look at. The amazing thing is that there are many others that your eyes cannot see.
What is even more amazing is that the sun, moon and stars have not always been here. As a matter of fact, this entire universe did not exist before God created the world. There was nothing; it was as the Bible states what it was-without form, a void and dark. The verse in the Bible suggests that, even though the earth was without form, it was in a liquid state.
This can be looked at as figuritive. However, this makes sense if it is meant in a literal way. Water has no form unless if it is frozen. If the world was liquid, it was not like the oceans and beaches of today. It was a dark and dismal place, with no sun to warm or light the water, this world was in no way pleasant before God created it to the way it is today.
Genesis 1:6 “And God said, let there be a firmament in the midst of the waters, and let it divide the waters from the waters” (KJV).
Genesis 1:7 “And God made the firmament, and divided the waters which were under the firmament from the waters which were above the firmament: aand it was so” (KJV).
Genesis 1:9 “And God said, let the water under the heavens be gathered together unto one place, and let the dry land appear: and it was so” (KJV).
He made something from nothing. He took something that was chaotic and gave it shape, structure and order. Everything around you is created from God-the trees, flowers, mountains, animals and so on. Even men’s inventions such as cell phones and computers are from God. God created humans. Therefore, since humans who created these innovations of technology are from God, these and future inventions are created from God.
Isaiah 45:18 “For thus saith the Lord that created the heavens and himself that formed the earth and made it; he hath established it, he created it not in vain, he formed it to be inhabited: I am the Lord; and there is none else” (KJV).
While some of us like to create something, whether it is a building a bookshelf, painting a portrait or sewing a dress, we do this to satisfy a personal need. Sometimes it is something to do to keep our hands busy; other times it is to make a little extra money, other times it is to give us a sense that we accomplished something. When we create something, we are not like God. We create something for our own personal gain.
When God created the world, he did not do this because he was bored and embarked on a hobby to kill time. He created the world because he already knew what he planned to do. He created the world so that humans, animals and birds would inhabit it. His only desire when he created the world would be that humans would thank him, worship him and acknowledge Him.
The Six Days of Creation
Genesis 1:3 “And God said, “Let there be light: and there was light: and there was light” (KJV).
Genesis 1:4 “And God saw the light, that it was good: and God divided the light from the darkness” (KJV).
Genesis 1:5 “And God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And the evening and the morning were the first day” (KJV).
Let’s say you have to do a simple project at home and let’s say it is something as simple as hammering a nail into the wall so that you can hang a picture. So you look for your hammer, which you are sure you put it back into the toolbox after your last project. After an hour of searching you finally find it in an unusual spot, your sock drawer. You are now ready to hammer that nail. However, you realize that you used up all the nails on your last project. So you jump into the car and head to your local hardware store. Finally, two hours later you are hammering the nail. As luck would have it, your hammer misses the nail and hits your thumb. After jumping around in pain and saying several unrepeatable words, you finish hammering the nail and are ready to hang your picture. You step back and look at your creation. Then guess what happens? You say, “This picture does not look good here.” So you take down the picture, pull the nail and repeat the process several times before you are satisfied.
Do you think God had a rough time when he created the world? All he had to do was speak the words and things happened as soon as he spoke. God did not need to change things after it was done. He knew what he wanted and was satisfied in what he got.
Hebrews 11:3 “Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the Word of God, so that things which are seen were not made of things, which do appear” (KJV).
Genesis 1:14 “And God said, Let the be lights if the firmament of the heaven to divide the day from the night; and let them be signs, and for seasons, and for days, and years” (KJV):
Genesis 1:15 “And let them be for lights in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth: and it was so” (KJV).
Genesis 1:16 “And God made two great lights; the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night: he made the stars also” (KJV).
Genesis 1:17 “And God set them in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth” (KJV).
Genesis 1:18 “And to rule over the day and over the night, and to divide the light from the darkness: and God saw that it was Good” (KJV).
If God created the sun, moon and stars or the fourth day, how did he create light on the first day? If in fact God created the sun on the first day, then the Bible is false. By declaring the Bible as false, then that is also calling God a liar. Neither of these is true. The Bible is not false; it is the truth. God is not a liar; He is the truth. So where did the light come from on the first day? We know that he did not call NYSEG to provide the light.
Remember that God is the truth. Not only that, he is also holy and glorious. His glory provided the light until he provided the sun. In future Bible stories and references God lighted the way:
Exodus 40:34 “Then a cloud covered the tent of the congregation, and the glory of the Lord filled the tabernacle” (KJV).
Exodus 40:35 “And Moses was not able to enter into the tent of the congregation, because the cloud abode thereon, and the glory of the Lord filled the tabernacle” (KJV).
1 Kings 8:11 “So that the priests could not stand to minister because of the cloud: for the glory of the Lord had filled the house of the Lord” (KJV).
The Holy Bible KJV
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