Genesis Chapter 1

Part 1 of 2

     I was watching the History channel the other night and the subject of their piece was that they have found what they think are pyramids in the Antarctic. In fact, there are pyramids found all over the planet, most camouflaged as natural features. They speculate that they might be a part of a communication network put together by aliens from outer space or from other planets.

 

     How these pyramids could have been built with this continent covered with ice and snow for millennia is beyond me and it’s probable to speculate that they must have been built when there was no ice and snow covering that continent.

 

     They showed a map of this continent that was put together back in the year 1530 A.D. but the map itself didn’t show or indicate whether there was snow and ice covering the surface. What’s odd is that Antarctica wasn’t discovered until 1770 A.D. by the explorer James Cook and still, there is a very accurate map of this continent almost 240 years prior to Cooks’ discovery.

 

     Somebody discovered it before Mr. Cook, didn’t they? Was it mapped from an alien spaceship? Did they land and then survey it? And why Antarctica? Too many questions with no good answers.

 

     Father knows exactly what's going on. The vehicle described by Ezekiel in chapter 1 sounds very much like a spacecraft but as of yet, we have no good pictures of the ones we see flying around in our atmosphere.

 

     On the continent of Antarctica, scientists have discovered a wooly Mammoth that was so completely preserved in the ice that it looked as though it had died in the past few days. There was blood still in the veins and vegetation in it’s stomach, undigested, and also in its mouth. Did you hear that? Vegetation.

 

     On a continent covered with ice and snow, in places where it is over 1.34 miles thick. Whatever it was that killed it, it happened instantaneously. It sure wasn’t a meteor that darkened the skies for a thousand years with ash, dust, and debris and killed all living things back then from lack of sunlight. In the blink of an eye it went from green vegetation to ice over 6000 feet thick. Or should I say….in a blink of our Fathers’ eye?

 

     And the subject on this episode merged into space aliens and the crafts that bring them here. It was reported that many governments have pieces of their space crafts and some supposedly have the alien bodies themselves.

 

     Almost everyone has seen a picture, at some time or another, of these “supposed” aliens. Do they really look like that or is it just a common description passed on from one “observer” to another? In a day and age, with software like PhotoShop, who would believe it anyway, if one of these photos were released by some government and put on display. Everything is fake today.

 

     So, we have some interesting facts in front of us and what do we do with them? Let’s take the aliens first. It’s easier to find out what they’re NOT, rather than what they ARE. They are definitely NOT angels. Let’s go to the book of Genesis to back this statement up:

 

     Genesis 1:26 And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth. KJV

 

     The key words here are our image and our likeness. We, generally speaking, look just like our Father and the angels. Human. Two arms, two legs, one head, two eyes and so on. What did Jesus say about this?

 

     John 14:9 Jesus saith unto him, Have I been so long time with you, and yet hast thou not known me, Philip? he that hath seen me hath seen the Father; and how sayest thou then, Shew us the Father? KJV

 

     Do the pictures of aliens look just like us? Generally speaking, I would suppose so. One head, two arms, two legs, two eyes. But it just doesn’t seem to fit a human being. Jesus looked just like us and He looks just like God because He is God, so if you want to know what God looks like, look at Jesus.

 

     Some of the pictures of these aliens show them to have spindly arms and legs. NASA has recently sent an experiment up to the space station. It contains microscopic worms and they hope that they will be able to figure out, from this experiment, just how and why humans lose so much muscle tissue when spending long periods of time in space, without gravity.

 

     An astronaut will lose 40% of his/her muscle mass after 6 months in space. The journey from Earth to Mars will take about 300 days, just under two years. Does that mean that the astronauts will lose most of their muscle mass during that trip? Is that the reason that these space aliens have spindly arms and legs? They’ve been in space so long that they’ve lost most of their muscle tissue?

 

     How likely is it that our Father would have another creation out there in space? Scientists have determined that one out of every four systems in space has a planet similar to ours. In our galaxy, the Milky Way, that’s over 20 billion chances that there is life on another planet just like ours. Does the Bible have any references to other life in outer space? In all my studies I have found only one verse that may point to life on other planets:

 

     John 10:16 And other sheep I have, which are not of this fold: them also I must bring, and they shall hear my voice; and there shall be one fold, and one shepherd. KJV

 

     Some interpret this verse as being addressed to the Gentiles as the Jews believed that only they would make it into the Eternal Kingdom. Or it could mean life elsewhere in space. It really doesn’t make any difference but for this current discussion, I wanted to point that out.

 

     If there was another civilization out there I think that Father placed it far enough away from us that we could never reach it anyway. Which makes one wonder…if these aliens are real, how did they get here and why didn’t Father stop them from reaching us as He did us to them?

 

     What about the alien spacecraft they use to get here? In 2014 there were numerous sightings by Naval pilots flying F-16’s outfitted with recording devices that put these craft on digital video discs so they ARE indeed real and out there. If you can’t trust the word of a Naval pilot, at least look at the video and make your own mind up. These alien craft have been observed as far back in time as the Roman Empire.

 

     Does the Bible say anything about flying craft of any kind? It sure does.

 

     Ezekiel 1:3 The word of the Lord came expressly unto Ezekiel the priest, the son of Buzi, in the land of the Chaldeans by the river Chebar; and the hand of the Lord was there upon him.

 

     Ezekiel 1:4 And I looked, and, behold, a whirlwind came out of the north, a great cloud, and a fire infolding itself, and a brightness was about it, and out of the midst thereof as the colour of amber, out of the midst of the fire.

 

     Remember that this word amber means polished bronze...

 

     Amber_OT:2830 chashmal (khash-mal'); of uncertain derivation; probably bronze or polished spectrum metal: KJV - amber.


     Ezekiel 1:5 Also out of the midst thereof came the likeness of four living creatures. And this was their appearance; they had the likeness of a man. KJV

 

     I put those three verses in just to tantalize you. Read the first chapter of Ezekiel in its entirety. (Look under prophets on the upper menu bar.) I go into a deep explanation of what Ezekiel saw.

 

     So, with all this discussion about pyramids being identified in the Antarctic, no one being certain about when they were constructed, I thought it would be a good time to go back to the beginning in Genesis and see what our Father has to say about what happened during the time of His first creation.

 

     There is a wealth of information in the beginning of Genesis that people are never taught in mainstream religion and church organizations and it’s critical to understanding Fathers’ overall plan and the very reason for our existence in these earthly bodies.

 

     So, we’re going to do a very thorough study of the first six chapters of Genesis and when we’re through we’ll have an excellent understanding of how Father began His creation, the war in heaven between Satan and those that followed him and our Father and those that stayed true to Him.

 

     We’ll understand why we’re here in these flesh and blood bodies and, most important of all, what we must do to successfully enter into the eternal kingdom. We’ll understand why some of us are called “His Election” and what we did to earn that title.

 

     We’ve already studied the book of Revelation, which explained in great detail the political and religious systems that Satan would put in place to deceive the world, the churches that He was pleased with, who the two witnesses are and what they will do and all the events that will happen in this last generation before Christ’s return.

 

     We’ve studied the last eight chapters of Ezekiel and now have a good foundation of knowledge of what the Millennium will be like after this heaven/earth age is over and before the eternity begins, who will participate in that time and what it is that we are allowed to do.

 

     Now we’re going to find out exactly what happened at the beginning.

 

     The book of Genesis, chapter 1, verse 1.

 

     Genesis 1:1 In the beginning God created the Heaven and the earth.

 

     A pretty simple statement, isn’t it? Why is that so hard for people to believe? Is it easier to believe that everything in space, all 1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 times ten thousand, thousand objects, came from a piece of space dust only 3mm square? How big is 3mm? Just under 1/8th of an inch. It takes a whole lot to believe that than it does in Father creating everything.

 

     And science still cannot tell us where that 3mm piece of space dust came from. Who created that? Did it just magically appear? Is that where we are today? Do we have to believe in magic to understand creation?

 

     The Big Bang Theory only came into vogue in 1927, put together by Georges Lemaitre, about 7000 years after the creation of Adam and Eve and heaven knows how long after Father created it in the first place. Billions of years? No doubt.

 

     And between verse 1 and verse 2 of this chapter, soooo much happened and to find out what that was, in particular, you have to search around throughout the Scriptures. Father didn’t make it easy for us to discover these truths, just as our Lord said that it was not for everyone to understand all of His parables.

 

     Sure, you could make it into the eternity WITHOUT understanding all of His parables but there are a select few that WILL understand and going back to the Creation, there are a select few that will search out the truth or be taught by a good teacher.

 

     Between verse 1 and verse 2 there was an age before the one that we are currently living in…the first heaven/earth age. This is where we get all the fossil remains of dinosaurs and such. Millions of years ago? Certainly. Science is not wrong about that. What does the Bible say about dinosaurs?

 

     Job 40:15 Behold now behemoth, which I made with thee; he eateth grass as an ox.

 

     Job 40:16 Lo now, his strength is in his loins, and his force is in the navel of his belly.

 

     Job 40:17 He moveth his tail like a cedar: the sinews of his stones are wrapped together.

 

     Job 40:18 His bones are as strong pieces of brass; his bones are like bars of iron.

 

     Job 40:19 He is the chief of the ways of God: he that made him can make his sword to approach unto him. KJV

 

     The rest of chapter 40 and all of chapter 41 talks about the behemoth, the dinosaur. The translation in the King James will tell you that this is referring to a hippopotamus or an alligator but that’s a bad translation.

 

     He moveth his tail like a cedar. There’s only one animal that comes to mind whose tail is as large as a cedar tree, especially the cedar trees of Lebanon, and that’s a dinosaur.

 

     Let’s go to the book of 2nd Peter and read what he had to say about these different heaven/earth ages:

 

     2nd Peter 3:5 For this they willingly are ignorant of, that by the word of God the heavens were of old, and the earth standing out of the water and in the water:

 

     2nd Peter 3:6 Whereby the world that then was, being overflowed with water, perished:

 

     The first heaven/earth age.

 

     The firmament from verse 6 was water that completely surrounded this earth in the first earth age. There was no water on this planet in that first earth age, only the dew that accumulated from the moisture in the air, as it settled on each leaf to water it. How do we know that? Let’s go to Revelation to find out:

 

     Revelation 21:1 And I saw a new heaven and a new earth:

 

     The third heaven/earth age. We are living in the second heaven/earth age.

 

     for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea. KJV

 

     And there was no more sea. This is the condition of the earth during the Eternal Kingdom. All the water that is on the surface of this earth today will be put back into that firmament for the protection of our spiritual bodies, as it was in the first heaven/earth age.

 

     As it was in the beginning, so shall it be in the end. And vice versa. No oceans, rivers, streams or lakes in the eternity and none of these things in the first earth age.

 

     2nd Peter 3:7 But the heavens and the earth, which are now, by the same word are kept in store, reserved unto fire against the day of judgment and perdition of ungodly men.

 

     This present heaven/earth age. The one that will culminate with the destruction of ungodly men. And the third and final heaven/earth age will be brought in and called the Eternity when that new city Jerusalem descends from heaven:

 

     Revelation 21:2 And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband.

 

     Revelation 21:3 And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and he will dwell with them, and they shall be his people, and God himself shall be with them, and be their God. KJV

 

     What was on earth in that first heaven/earth age? Vegetation covered most of the earth. That’s why I believe Father created such monstrous creatures as the dinosaurs, to eat the vegetation and keep it under control, keep it from overtaking the planet. Let’s go to Jeremiah and see what he says about this age:

 

     Jeremiah 4:23 I beheld the earth, and, lo, it was without form, and void; and the heavens, and they had no light.

 

     Again, the word was should have been translated became.

 

     This is a direct reference to Genesis 1:2. Father has already taken the waters of the firmament and placed them on the earth, covering and destroying everything. And this word was should have been translated as became. Through the actions of our Father this planet BECAME void and without form. He didn’t create it that way. The fossil remains of prehistoric animals proves that beyond doubt.

 

     Jeremiah 4:24 I beheld the mountains, and, lo, they trembled, and all the hills moved lightly.

 

     Referencing Genesis 1:9, as Father caused the earth’s surface to move, the huge giant plates that cover this planet, that move and shift constantly to adapt to the ever-changing pressures from within, to create mountains and valleys and coastlines.

 

     Jeremiah 4:25 I beheld, and, lo, there was no man, and all the birds of the heavens were fled.

 

     These birds are not the robins or the finches or the blue jays. Nope, they are the suliformes, the cormorants and shags of today; the flightless phorusrhacids with the hooked beak, used to tear meat from the bone, also called the terror birds; the pterosaurs, flying reptiles, the dinosaur birds.

 

     There was no man. The word man here is generic for those in angelic bodies, but it also points out that there was no creation of human men/women in this age. It would not be until Genesis 1:26 where Father will create the first human beings, all the different races that we see still today.

 

     Who was in those angelic bodies? All the host of heaven. Every soul that Father created at that one moment in time. A crude estimation of the number of those souls would be around 14-15 billion. Father doesn’t do anything on a small scale.

 

     Remember the ladder that Jacob saw in his vision, the one with angels coming up and down from heaven? They were in heaven and on earth. Their choice. Angels are the souls of people walking around today, Father just put them in a different body for this time of testing.

 

     Genesis 28:12 And he dreamed, and behold a ladder set up on the earth, and the top of it reached to heaven: and behold the angels of God ascending and descending on it. KJV

 

     Is Father showing us that this happened all the time in the first heaven/earth age, is this an example of what was happening?

 

     Jeremiah 4:26 I beheld, and, lo, the fruitful place was a wilderness, and all the cities thereof were broken down at the presence of the Lord, and by his fierce anger.

 

     Cities! Well, if man had not been created as yet, who built those cities? The angels. Those souls in spiritual bodies. Those souls that will eventually be placed in every human being ever born.

 

     Spiritual bodies are not wisps of smoke, they don’t just pass through walls and such. They’re not Casper the friendly ghost nor are they apparitions. They have substance to them and they look just like you and me.

 

     Hebrews 13:2 Be not forgetful to entertain strangers: for thereby some have entertained angels unawares. KJV

 

     But there is a difference in what makes up the spiritual body. Although it can eat the same food that we eat, and we can eat the same food that they eat, manna, the substance of it is different. It’s an eternal body unless Father is forced to destroy it because of our own actions in this life.

 

     Jeremiah 4:27 For thus hath the Lord said, The whole land shall be desolate; yet will I not make a full end. KJV

 

     He will destroy that first heaven/earth age but not the entire planet. He will redo the surface of the earth to accommodate human life, to allow us to grow and prosper and be happy in Him. That perfect life that Father had envisioned for us has been destroyed by Satan and his angels.

 

     There is a phrase used by our Father and it goes: “from the foundation of the world.” Foundation is the important word….

 

     Foundation_ NT:2602 katabole (kat-ab-ol-ay'); from NT:2598; a deposition, i.e. founding; figuratively, conception: KJV - conceive, foundation.

 

     Foundation means from the beginning, from the conception, from the original creation period. This is the time when Satan, full of pride in himself, created a rebellion in an attempt to take control of the Mercy Seat and fully one-third of all the souls followed after him, made up his spiritual army.

 

     Revelation 12:4 And his tail drew the third part of the stars of heaven, and did cast them to the earth: and the dragon stood before the woman which was ready to be delivered, for to devour her child as soon as it was born. KJV

 

     This is the event that caused Father to end the first heaven/earth age and begin the one that we are now in. When the rebellion was squashed, Father was left with two choices: destroy one-third of His children’s souls, amounting into the billions, or condemn Satan to death and allow each soul to come through this age, without knowledge of the previous age, and decide who they would love more: Father or Satan.

 

     Father would give us this book, the Bible, to rely on for faith, strength and knowledge, while Satan would have the trappings of the world to tempt us to follow him.

 

     That’s the reason that we are in flesh and blood bodies today.

 

     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.

 

     Let’s take stock of where we are here. The surface of this earth no longer looks like it did in the first heaven/earth age; the water that once surrounded this blue planet now rests on the surface and the transformation will continue.

 

     Where does that wooly mammoth fit in, the one that I mentioned at the beginning of this study? It was during this period of change that I believe the earth was thrown out of its perfect alignment with the sun because, as any good land surveyor can tell you, there are TWO “norths” to deal with when they are performing a land survey.

 

     One is called “true north” and the other is called “magnetic north”. True north can be determined by sighting an instrument on the star Polaris, also called the north star. (Wow. That makes sense, doesn’t it?)

 

     Father changed the axis of this planet to about 10 degrees off center, depending on where you are. Sometimes its as much as 27 degrees. When the earth was on its true axis we had a perfect planet with constant temperatures, as can be seen from the vegetation still in the mouth and stomach of this wooly mammoth who was found deep in the ice in Antarctica. What is now covered with snow and ice, a mile and a half deep, was once a lush, green landscape.

 

     They’ve even found petrified palm tree stumps on the other pole, up in the Arctic.

 

     And instead of a constant temperature, we have extremes ranging from minus191 degrees Fahrenheit to plus 134 degrees Fahrenheit. All a product of the earth’s axis being skewed and as the northern pole tilts towards the sun, the southern pole tilts away from the sun, this tilting being reversed once a year, giving the entire planet four different seasons, with the exception of the extreme poles.

 

     Somewhere between the time that Father caused the firmament waters to cascade down on the earth and the tilting of the planet off-axis, there was an instantaneous freeze, thus catching that wooly mammoth totally off guard, as he stood there grazing on some lush grass and flowers. One moment he has a normal body temperature, the next moment he is frozen solid.

 

     Before we go on, I have to bring this up…..the question is: does all the raw petroleum found underground, around the world, come from dead dinosaurs? The answer to that question is an emphatic NO.

 

     Underground petroleum doesn’t come from the largest animals on earth, it comes from the smallest microorganisms on earth….called plankton. All raw petroleum originated at the bottom of oceans from the dying organisms, plankton, that drifted to the bottom.

 

     Which leads us into making another wise deduction: it means that the oil fields out in Texas were once under water for an excessively long period of time. This, of course, had to happen after Father took the water from the firmament and covered the earth with it.

 

     I will also point out that the word was in the previous verse, should have been translated as became because, as we can see, the earth was NOT created void and without form, but instead, BECAME that way, at the movement of our Father’s hand.

 

     Let’s go to the book of Isaiah and read a second witness to this event:

 

     Isaiah 45:18 For thus saith the Lord that created the heavens; God 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.

 

     Isaiah 45:19 I have not spoken in secret, in a dark place of the earth: I said not unto the seed of Jacob, Seek ye me in vain: I the Lord speak righteousness, I declare things that are right. KJV

 

     He created it not in vain. Not in vain! Not in confusion. Not a desolate waste. It was created as a beautiful planet.

 

     He formed it to be inhabited.  And His animals roamed wherever they wanted to roam, the angels went wherever they wanted to go, alternating, I would suppose, between being in the presence of our Father and being busy on this earth.

 

     And He didn’t do it in some secret, dark place on earth, He did it right out in the open for all creation to see and observe. Only after the revolution by Satan and his cohorts did the Divine Plan change. What prompted that change? Free will. The same free will that you and I have today.

 

     Satan, created in that perfect image, swelled with pride to the point that he thought he was stronger and more powerful than our Father. He considered himself to be God….

 

     Ezekiel 28:2 Son of man, say unto the prince of Tyrus, Thus saith the Lord God; Because thine heart is lifted up, and thou hast said, I am a God, I sit in the seat of God, in the midst of the seas; yet thou art a man, and not God, though thou set thine heart as the heart of God: KJV

 

     What was Satan’s job, his duties, in that first heaven/earth age?...

 

     Ezekiel 28:14 Thou art the anointed cherub that covereth; and I have set thee so: thou wast upon the holy mountain of God; thou hast walked up and down in the midst of the stones of fire. KJV

 

     Thou art the anointed cherub that covereth. Covereth what? The Mercy Seat. The Seat of God Himself. He was one of two cherubim that protected this Throne. Of the second one, we know nothing about but there is the reason for the revolution. He considered himself to be A god and therefore wanted to rule from the very Throne that belonged to the Creator.

 

     Ezekiel 28:15 Thou wast perfect in thy ways from the day that thou wast created, till iniquity was found in thee. KJV

 

     There you have it. He was created perfect in all his ways. That’s why he was chosen as one of the guards or protectors of the Throne. Was the other cherubim created in the same way? It’s my opinion that he was and the reason that we don’t know anything about him is that he probably served our Father in a way that pleased Him very much.

 

     Do you see the demonstration of free will that Father gave everybody? We weren’t all a bunch of robots, machines with artificial intelligence, we were living, breathing beings, created with the ability to make decisions, even way back then. And the same as it is today.

 

     Genesis 1:3 And God said, Let there be light: and there was light.

 

     This is not the light given off by the sun or the moon, they haven’t been created as yet.

 

     “Well, then where did this light come from?”

 

     It came from our Father, from the Shekinah glory that surrounds Him constantly. Revelation gives us a look at what that glory will do in the eternal age and it was so at the beginning of creation:

 

     Revelation 21:23 And the city had no need of the sun, neither of the moon, to shine in it: for the glory of God did lighten it, and the Lamb is the light thereof. KJV

 

     Also in the book of John…

 

     John 1:1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.

 

     John 1:2 The same was in the beginning with God.

 

     John 1:3 All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made.

 

     John 1:4 In him was life; and the life was the light of men.

 

     John 1:5 And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not. KJV

 

     Verse 5 gives us a picture of this world during this transition. The presence of God had left, the firmament had fallen, and the spirit of God, the Holy Spirit, began to move and change. It was this light that gave light to all and everything. Can we find this written anywhere else? Glad you asked….

 

     Revelation 21:23 And the city had no need of the sun, neither of the moon, to shine in it: for the glory of God did lighten it, and the Lamb is the light thereof. KJV

 

     As it was in the beginning, so it shall be in the end. During the eternal age the planet will revert back to the same condition it was in before the revolt of Satan. And up to this point, there is no need for the sun nor the moon because the light of God and our Lord illuminated the entire planet.

 

     As we continue with creation, I want to insert some verses, words spoken by Wisdom herself….

 

     Proverbs 8:22 The Lord possessed me in the beginning of his way, before his works of old.

 

      Before He created anything.

 

     Proverbs 8:23 I was set up from everlasting, from the beginning, or ever the earth was.

 

     As Father IS, so is Wisdom. Nobody created our Father; nobody created Wisdom. They simply were.

 

     Before Father even decided to create this great planet.

 

     Proverbs 8:24 When there were no depths, I was brought forth; when there were no fountains abounding with water.

 

     There was no water at all in the beginning.

 

     Proverbs 8:25 Before the mountains were settled, before the hills was I brought forth:

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