Sunday, May 31, 2009

Genesis 1:24-26 The Sixth Day Part One

And God said, Let the earth bring forth the living creature after his kind, cattle, and creeping thing, and beast of the earth after his kind: and it was so. And God made the beast of the earth after his kind, and cattle after their kind, and every thing that creepeth upon the earth after his kind: and God saw that it was good. And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness:

As with the fifth day, the animals were created to live on dry land. Why the sea animals first, then the land animals? I don't know. That will be one of those questions we'll ask him face to face. However, don't be surprise if the answer is that somebody had to be first. Nothing more than that.

And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness:

And so the controversy continues.... This verse is another one that points to the multi-dimensionality of Elohim. Does this mean the Father, son and the Holy Spirit? Yes and most likely more. As mentioned before, the concept of the Trinity is not in the Bible and limits a limitless G-d. However, as far as our reality is concerned, Elohim wishes that we see him at least as a triune God. With that said, here we have the Father, Yeshua and his Holy Spirit creating man in his own image. Yes...his own image. Even though he is at least a triune God, he is one as the Sh'ma says.

What is his image? We are created as body, mind, spirit and soul. Is this what G-d looks like? Because of our sin, we are limited to a four dimensional existance, three spacial and one time. Therefore, G-d reveals himself to us as a three spatial dimensional God. The time dimension is his eternal existence exactly as ours. However, we will enjoy a multi-dimensional spatial existence just like G-d in our post resurrection body. Being returned to a mult-dimensional existence, is all part of being redeemed. Thank you Adonai.

Friday, May 22, 2009

Genesis 1:20-23 The Fifth Day

And God said, Let the waters bring forth abundantly the moving creature that hath life, and fowl [that] may fly above the earth in the open firmament of heaven. And God created great whales, and every living creature that moveth, which the waters brought forth abundantly, after their kind, and every winged fowl after his kind: and God saw that [it was] good. And God blessed them, saying, Be fruitful, and multiply, and fill the waters in the seas, and let fowl multiply in the earth. And the evening and the morning were the fifth day.

Out of the waters came life, the first life upon this earth. The first life were the minute creatures of the sea. Now most believers will object to this because they believe that the whale was the first creature G-d created. However, the truth is in the details. It's important to take notice of the small details within G-ds Word. This verse is a good example of why.

Please notice that the bible tells us that, "....God said, Let the waters bring forth abundantly the moving creature that hath life." Then afterwards in the same verse, it says, "God created great whales...". The Hebrew word for moving creature is "Shehrets" which means, a swarm of minute animals. The bible tells us here that G-d created an enormous amount of small creatures. This cannot be whales. No matter how you look at it, whales are not minute animals of the sea. Therefore, G-d made an enormous amount of small creatures first to feed the whale which came afterwards. If you think about it, this interpretation makes perfectly good sense, because whales require between 8,000 and 340,000 lbs of food during their feeding season. That's an abundant amount of minute creatures.

G-d also created the birds that fly in the sky. Please notice that the bible says that it is the open firmament of the shamayim, the heavens, in which the birds fly. This is the part of the heaven in which everyone can survive, not outer space or the upper levels of heaven. Once again, this shows the Word of G-d is not naive or erroneous about what the actual make up or what occurred during the formation or creation of the earth. Of course, G-d told his creation to go and multiply and become self sufficient.

One last note: All creatures were multiplied after its own kind. It says it right here. G-d used the same material to create all living creatures, therefore all of G-ds creation will have similar genetic make up. This doesn't mean we all came from the same cell. My recommendation to the evolutionists would be quit wasting your time on finding the "missing link". The missing link that connects all things is G-d. I wouldn't mind the evolutionists wasting their own time. However, it's our money they're wasting trying to prove nothing more than their belief that G-d doesn't exist.

Monday, May 11, 2009

Genesis 1:14-19 The Fourth Day

And God said, Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days, and years: And let them be for lights in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth: and it was so. 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. And God set them in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth, 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. And the evening and the morning were the fourth day.

The Hebrew word, meh-o-raw, translated as lights, is better translated as a luminous body or luminary. This is not to be confused with the Hebrew word, ore, translated as light in verses 3-5. Websters defines luminous as radiating or reflecting light; shining; bright,lighted up or illuminated; well-lighted. This is not a source of light, but one that reflects light from a light source. This is very interesting considering the recent "Bill Nye, the Science Guy" incident in Waco, Texas.

Mr. Nye ridiculed the bible and those who believe in a literal translation of the bible. He indicated that the bible was wrong because it says that the moon is a source of light. Wrong......The bible says that the moon and sun reflects the light from another source. Mr. Nye said that the bible indicates that the sun is the source of light. In reality and as the bible truly says, the sun reflects or gives off the light from another source, a nuclear reaction. Once again, interpreters of science, not science itself, are wrong and the bible proves out as the more correct source of truth.

Any way these luminaries are not only the sun and moon but the stars also. The sun is to rule over the day while the moon and stars rule over the night. Guess what...that's exactly what science and nature proves out. Who would've thought?

Simply put, on day four, G-d created and set the sun, moon and stars in the firmament. This firmament is not the sky as some try to erroneously state. This is the firmament of the heavens. After day two, G-d refers to the sky as the open firmament as seen in verse 20. Next time, we'll dig a little deeper into that. Also, this is not the light mentioned during day one. The sun, moon and stars reflect or gives off the light created on day one.

I like this because we can looked at this verse as a parable or similitude. The light that shines out from us is not our light. We reflect the light that shines within us. The light from the one and only son. Pun intended.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Genesis 1:11-13 The Third Day, Part Two

And God said, Let the earth bring forth grass, the herb yielding seed, and the fruit tree yielding fruit after his kind, whose seed is in itself, upon the earth: and it was so. And the earth brought forth grass, and herb yielding seed after his kind, and the tree yielding fruit, whose seed was in itself, after his kind: and God saw that it was good. And the evening and the morning were the third day.

In this verse, we see the first vegetation appear on the planet. There are some that say this shows that the bible is in error because vegetation cannot grow without the sun and the sun wasn't created until the following day, the 4th day. First of all, if we believe in an all powerful G-d, then it is not beyond his capability to cause anything to grow under any circumstance. However, the non believers do have a point. G-d does not frivolously violate his laws of physics.

Vegetation will not grow under normal circumstances without light. This does not necessarily require the sun, which is one source of light, and light was created on the first day. All kinds of vegetation is grown daily without the sun. In the basements of thousands of people, with the help of artificial light, many plants are grown. To set the record straight, there was light for vegetation to grow, two days before these verses.

The next thing that should be noticed is the fact that the vegetation was the first of its kind. This brings to the mind, the age old question, "What came first the chicken or the egg?". The biblical answer is quite simple, the chicken. The answer is right here. The vegetation came first then it produced its seed to propagate. The same with the chicken. The chicken came first, then it laid an egg. Its impossible, under normal circumstances, for the egg to have the chicken. As silly as it sounds, these types of questions are bantered about everyday. This shows that the answers to everyday questions can be found in the Word of G-d. But you knew that.

It doesn't say it, specifically, here, but Adam and the garden was most likely created on the third day. How do I know that? Look ahead to chapter two, verses 4&5, as to when the Garden of Eden was planted and when Adam was put into it.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Genesis 1:9-10 The Third Day, Part One

And God said, Let the waters under the heaven be gathered together unto one place, and let the dry land appear: and it was so.
And God called the dry land Earth; and the gathering together of the waters called he Seas: and God saw that it was good.

The third day of creation begins with G-d causing the earth to rise up out of the waters. Notice how the waters were gathered in one place. This tells us that the original earth, had no separate oceans, seas, lakes etc. There was one piece of land and one sea or ocean. Scientists tell us the same thing. Our science books tell us that the all of the land on earth was one continent. They call it Pangea. Here is a map, courtesy of Wikipedia

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Notice that G-d said that the third day was good in verse 10 implying that he blessed it. If you read ahead, you will see that he does it a gain in verse 12, therefore blessing the third day twice. I leave you with a question. Why did he bless the third day twice and didn't bless the second day at all?

Monday, May 4, 2009

Genesis 1:6-8 Let There Be A Firmament, Part Three

We have determined that this verse says exactly what most science books say. The primordial earth had an expanse (firmament), water above the firmament and below the firmament. We find out within the next verse that the land was below the waters under the firmament.

As discussed earlier, the firmament can be translated poetically as a solid dome. I don't want to make fun of those who ridicule those of us that believe in the literal interpretation of G-ds Word. However, the fact that they make fun of this "solid dome" idea reveals either their ignorance, inability to perform a simple research or desire to refute anything that supports the idea of a creator. Otherwise, it shows how deeply devoted they are to their god, the god of this world, Satan.

All they have to do is simply look at a Hebrew dictionary and find the word, raw-kee'-ah and it's definition. Yes, again it could be poetically translated as a solid dome. However, poetically is a great way of saying that the firmament is like something, let's say a solid dome. For the naysayers that don't understand or refuse to understand, this means it's like a solid dome, but not a real solid dome.

Wow.....once again, (dripping with sarcasm) that's what the science books say. Look what happens when anything attempts to enter our atmosphere, firmament. It burns up.

"For billions of years, our atmosphere has been:

A shield against bombarding meteorites
A shade against destructive ultraviolet radiation
A blanket against the cold"

It protects us like a shield from dangerous rays.

"The atmosphere protects life on Earth by absorbing (taking) ultraviolet radiation from the sun, and balancing the temperature on earth between day and night.The atmosphere protects life on Earth by absorbing (taking) ultraviolet radiation from the sun, and balancing the temperature on earth between day and night. "

Last but not least, the firmament, translated as expanse goes from our land and water up through the waters and extends or expands through all of creation, making up the universe. I'm not kidding, look it up. That's exactly what the word means. Once again, and what a good note to end on, that's what the science books say. The universe expands and continues to expand today. As a matter of fact, science tells us that the universe consists of three spatial dimensions and an additional seven dimensions rolled up like a garden hose. That's what the bible says in Isaiah 34:4.

"...the heavens shall be rolled together as a scroll"

Thanks science, you are proving the Word of G-d on a daily basis. By the way, look what G-d decided to name this expansion, HEAVENS. It you didn't notice that's heavens with an "s" meaning multiple levels. That's important to remember the further we get into the creation account.