Genesis Chapter 1
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Proverbs 8:26 While as yet he had not made the earth, nor the fields, nor the highest part of the dust of the world.
He had not made the earth. Can you really grasp that? Where was He, what was He doing before He created all that we see and that which we do not? No, we cannot grasp the full meaning of that. We are earth-bound creatures, we know nothing else. Our history starts the day we are born. Before Father created this planet, He had no history. That's what's missing here.....He has no history before creation.
Did He have His Throne during that time? I would think so. I don't think that He would ever be without a Throne. My speculation only.
He simply existed, with no Biblical record to back that up.
Proverbs 8:27 When he prepared the heavens, I was there: when he set a compass upon the face of the depth:
But wisdom was there with Him.
Proverbs 8:28 When he established the clouds above: when he strengthened the fountains of the deep:
He created the atmosphere, the water above the water.
Proverbs 8:29 When he gave to the sea his decree, that the waters should not pass his commandment: when he appointed the foundations of the earth:
The oceans are contained, they can go no further than what a storm can push them.
Proverbs 8:30 Then I was by him, as one brought up with him: and I was daily his delight, rejoicing always before him;
Wisdom speaks as though it were a separate entity, not just an attribute of Father's personality. Who can understand it? How can something that is undefinable be a close companion to One that is undefinable?
Proverbs 8:31 Rejoicing in the habitable part of his earth; and my delights were with the sons of men. KJV
Wisdom delighted with the sons of men, the angels in spiritual bodies. You and me. Wisdom is an intangible force. We think that wisdom comes from experience, from making mistakes and correcting them; from living life over many decades and experiencing people, weather, wars, and all sorts of change.
But that’s not what these verses say. They say that wisdom was with the Father before He created anything. So, true wisdom comes from our Father, not through worldly experiences.
Any fool can learn from experience in this life, but a fool will never know or experience the wisdom of God.
Genesis 1:4 And God saw the light, that it was good: and God divided the light from the darkness.
The earth rotating every 24 hours as it makes its way around the sun. Darkness on one side, light on the other.
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.
Why does it say evening and the morning? Why not morning and the evening? Because in the Jewish world their day begins at evening, at sundown, while our morning begins with the sunrise. No more complicated than that.
But what may be complicated is how long one of these days really is. Dr. Bullinger, the composer of the Companion Bible, has this to say about it…
“Evening…..morning” is a figure of speech called a synecdoche which means Transfer: an exchange of one idea for
another associated idea. The beginning and end of anything is put for the whole of it."
Which means that the words evening and morning would indicate an entire day without having to actually specify it. Dr. Bullinger continues…
"First day equals day one. The word day may refer to a prolonged period when used without any qualifying words. But when qualified with a numeral (cardinal or ordinal) it is defined and limited by it to a day of 24 hours. It is further limited here by its boundaries “evening and morning”, as well the 7th day."
What is a cardinal number? It’s one, two, three, etc.
What is an ordinal number: First, second, third, etc.
From Appendix 11 in the Companion Bible:
"The word “day” is never used for a year. Sometimes a corresponding number of days is used for a corresponding number of years but in that case, it is always expressly stipulated."
An example of the above can be found in the book of Numbers:
Numbers 14:33 And your children shall wander in the wilderness forty years, and bear your whoredoms, until your carcases be wasted in the wilderness.
Numbers 14:34 After the number of the days in which ye searched the land, even forty days, each day for a year, shall ye bear your iniquities, even forty years, and ye shall know my breach of promise. KJV
Another example is found in the book of Ezekiel:
Ezekiel 4:4 Lie thou also upon thy left side, and lay the iniquity of the house of Israel upon it: according to the number of the days that thou shalt lie upon it thou shalt bear their iniquity.
Ezekiel 4:5 For I have laid upon thee the years of their iniquity, according to the number of the days, three hundred and ninety days: so shalt thou bear the iniquity of the house of Israel. KJV
Back to Dr. Bullinger’s explanation:
“It is not said that a day means a year; but the number of the forty years is said to be “after the number of the days in which ye searched the land, even forty days”
Now, let’s go to the book of 2nd Peter and read what he has written by the Holy Spirit:
2nd Peter 3:8 But, beloved, be not ignorant of this one thing, that one day is with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day. KJV
It is a common belief among Christians that this verse means that one day of creation is equal to a period of one thousand years thus giving us, including the seventh day of rest for our Father, a time span of 7000 years.
I think that that’s absolutely ridiculous. It takes a thousand years for our Creator to create something? Nonsense! So, let’s look at what the subject was that Peter was talking about. He’s saying that in the last days there will be people that will scoff or make fun of those expecting the end to come, because it’s been centuries so far and it still hasn’t come yet.
The subject is something taking a very long time. He continues by saying that people forget or don’t even know about the first heaven/earth age, which was eons ago. A long time ago. And this heaven/earth age, which is now, will continue to be until our Lord destroys it by fire. Which has yet to happen and doesn’t look like it will happen any time soon, according to the scoffers.
Then he speaks of one day being a thousand years in God’s mind, indicating that no matter how impatient man might get at the coming of the Lord taking so long, that God has no concept of time in His realm.
One day or a thousand years. Makes no difference to the One that created time. And how do we keep track of time? By the relationship of the earth to the sun. Calendars and such. Watches.
How did our Father measure or mark time before He created the sun? He didn’t. How do you measure time for One who has existed always? You don’t and neither does He. The only part of His creation that is concerned with time is human beings. Animals don’t care; fish don’t care; birds don’t care. They care about seasons, not time. And without the earth rotating around the sun, we wouldn’t have any concept of time either.
Did the souls that occupied heaven and earth in the first heaven/earth age concern themselves with time? I don’t think so. There was no sun and moon and the earth back then.
Just so that I cover this subject completely, there is also a day known as The Lord’s day, and this particular phrasing is only found once in the Bible and it’s in Revelation 1:10…
Revelation 1:10 I was in the Spirit on the Lord's day, and heard behind me a great voice, as of a trumpet, KJV
St. John was taken in the spirit to a day known as the Lord’s day. He was not taken physically because this day is yet future, but Father took his soul and spirit to that time and what was happening on that particular day? It was the day that our Lord, once again, placed His feet on this planet. It is the day that He will return to us to begin a period of time known as the Millennium.
And how long is a Millennium? It’s a thousand years, of course. Many people think of the Lord’s day as being Sunday, the one day of the week that we go to church and supposedly worship Him. Others will relate the Lord’s day to the Millennium and say that this day IS a thousand years in length.
However you approach this subject, it is not going to affect whether you make it into the eternity or not but I, personally, think that this day, the Lord’s day, is the day that He returns to us. Plain and simple. Don’t make a religion out of this. Accept what your understanding of it is and get on with it.
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
No need for a sun nor a moon in the first heaven/earth age. And if we read Psalms 90:4, we find that a thousand years and yesterday is the same thing to our Father.
Psalms 90:4 For a thousand years in thy sight are but as yesterday when it is past, and as a watch in the night. KJV
The problem with human beings is that we keep trying to put OUR thoughts in HIS mind, rather than putting HIS thoughts in OUR mind.
This watch spoken of in that verse doesn’t mean a timepiece worn on your wrist but rather a period of time for the Centurions to keep a patrol on a night watch or a shift. Like working the graveyard shift.
And many Christians that believe that one day of creation is equal to a thousand years now extrapolate that knowledge and state that this earth is only 6000 years old which is also absurd.
Dr. Bullinger is basing his explanation on the use of Hebrew idioms, figures of speech and how cardinal and ordinal numbers are used throughout Scripture. And without understanding the use of figures of speech, one will never get a full understanding of some verses. The English language is so full of figures of speech we could hardly complete a sentence without using one. Can you dig it?
So, you can believe what you like but personally I believe that one day is with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day is simply telling us that time means nothing to our Father, while it seems to be quite important to mankind.
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.
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: and it was so.
Genesis 1:8 And God called the firmament Heaven. And the evening and the morning were the second day.
The firmament is simply the expanse of the sky as we stand here and look up at it. Some call it outer space, some call it the heavens. And the water on the earth is divided from the moisture in the atmosphere, both of which, under the right conditions, creates rain and thunderstorms and such.
Before the first man went into space every drop of water that was here at the time of the creation remained right here. Water evaporated from the oceans and seas, went into the atmosphere, condensed into clouds and thunderstorms, and the rain produced fell on the land and ran off into the ocean and seas again by way of streams and rivers and the cycle repeats itself in a never-ending cycle.
And before I forget to write this, have you noticed that of the 31 verses in this chapter, every verse except verse 1 begins with the word and? That is a writing technique called a polysyndeton which means the repetition of some parts of speech in different inflections. It also means a continuation of events, although each succeeding event may be different from the preceding. It can also mean that there is more insinuated than what is actually written.
Genesis 1:9 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.
This should be pretty easy for everyone to understand. Here on the east coast, if you drive up into the Smoky Mountains, there are areas that are barren of trees and vegetation and you can see the rock or granite exposed and you can tell from the rock itself and the cracks around it that something pushed this material upwards from down below. It all appears to be on a slant.
And that is exactly what happened. This planet is covered with tectonic plates that are in constant motion. If they weren’t, the surface of the earth would explode, in various places, from the internal pressures. These cracks and fissures allow the pressure to be released. Quite the reason that we have volcanos.
These plates were there in the first heaven/earth age as well, it’s just that for Father to create boundaries for the oceans and seas there had to be something other than flat land, there had to be land of higher elevations than sea level.
And it’s my belief that Father caused these plates to come together or have one ride up and over another adjacent to it and therefore push trillions of tons of rock and dirt into piles that we call mountains.
An overly simplistic explanation of something that must have been awesome to see happen. Mountains erupting from the terrain, the noise of all that movement, rocks being lifted up thousands of feet into the air, the water being pushed back, explosions all around, the grinding of huge boulders, crashing against one another.
An awesome frightening sight. Let’s read of it in Psalms:
Psalms 104:5 Who laid the foundations of the earth, that it should not be removed for ever.
No one is going to change, to any extent, or destroy what He has created.
Psalms 104:6 Thou coveredst it with the deep as with a garment: the waters stood above the mountains.
He covered the earth with the water from the firmament.
Psalms 104:7 At thy rebuke they fled; at the voice of thy thunder they hasted away.
Psalms 104:8 They go up by the mountains; they go down by the valleys unto the place which thou hast founded for them.
As the earth shook and changed, the upheaval created mountains and valleys.
Psalms 104:9 Thou hast set a bound that they may not pass over; that they turn not again to cover the earth. KJV
Once established, the water would never again cover the earth entirely.
Genesis 1:10 And God called the dry land Earth; and the gathering together of the waters called he Seas: and God saw that it was good.
Have you ever wondered why the Great Lakes is fresh water while the oceans and seas are salt water? Was the water that surrounded and protected this earth in the first heaven/earth age salty? The answer is no.
Lakes are not salty because rainwater fills them up and from there it drains into rivers and streams and eventually into the oceans, seas, and gulfs. They are replenished constantly.
The oceans and seas are salty because the rain that falls on the ground contains dissolved carbon dioxide from the air. The salt comes from the rocks and ground as they dissolve and its all washed into the oceans. Imagine how long it took the oceans to become as salty as they are.
Genesis 1:11 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.
Genesis 1:12 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.
Genesis 1:13 And the evening and the morning were the third day.
When the waters receded, by virtue of the changed terrain, it was now bare soil. All the vegetation of the first heaven/earth age is gone. And now we have the grass and the trees and the fruit trees and herb plants that will sustain us until our Lord returns.
This earth doesn’t need mankind to maintain it, Father made sure that it could take care of itself. Mankind doesn’t need to plant seeds, the fruit itself contains the seeds necessary to keep growing spring after spring, season after season.
But still man needs to screw around with Father’s nature.
“I know! Let’s make a seedless watermelon!”
And even at that, they failed. These watermelons are full of seeds. Not the big black ones that Father put there but small, immature pale ones.
Then they thought that they would make some foods last longer by killing microorganisms with iodized irradiation. Even the stupid ones among us didn’t think that was a good idea.
We have crops being fertilized with human and animal feces in foreign countries and imported into the US. Even our own home-grown crops have E.coli organisms in them, making them inedible, causing people to get sick to the point of dying.
How in the world do you get E. coli in lettuce or cucumbers? Don’t we have government inspectors to look out for stuff like that? Right. What planet did you say you came from?
And if that’s not bad enough, you’ve got nose-pickers and butt-scratchers, spitting and peeing on your food at your local McDonalds before it’s served to you. I'm lovin' it.
Genesis 1:14 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:
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.
Stars and galaxies and supernovas; constellations and solar systems. Black holes and black matter. Venus, Uranus, Mars and so on. A lesser light than the sun and the moon but light nonetheless. Stars are used primarily for navigation while constellations are used for planting crops. A superficial description of a deep subject. If this piques your interest, appendix 12 in the Companion Bible will give you more information on this subject.
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.
Genesis 1:17 And God set them in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth,
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.
The sun and the moon.
Genesis 1:19 And the evening and the morning were the fourth day.
Genesis 1:20 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.
Animals and birds of all types.
Genesis 1:21 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.
All that lives in the water.
Genesis 1:22 And God blessed them, saying, Be fruitful, and multiply, and fill the waters in the seas, and let fowl multiply in the earth.
In their greed for more money, nations around the world have fished some species into non-existence. Were it not for international laws and regulations some fish would indeed be extinct.
Genesis 1:23 And the evening and the morning were the fifth day.
The fish of the sea, great whales that breathe air, and birds of all kinds, all species.
Genesis 1:24 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.
Genesis 1:25 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.
The beast of the earth after his kind. Generally, the wild animals that roam freely and eat of the earth.
Cattle after their kind. Generally means any large or four-footed animal.
Everything that creepeth on the earth. Creeping thing is any reptile or other fast-moving creature.
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.
And God said. Who was our Father speaking to? In His realm we know that there were the Zoon or Zoa, there were archangels, cherubim and such, and the “host of heaven”, all the souls that He created for His pleasure, those that we commonly refer to as angels:
Revelation 4:11 Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honour and power: for thou hast created all things, and for thy pleasure they are and were created. KJV
According to the Hebrew language, man is a generic word to represent human beings in general.
Man_ OT:120 'adam (aw-dawm'); from OT:119; ruddy i.e. a human being (an individual or the species, mankind, etc.):
The beginning of mankind, of humanity, the 6th-day creation of flesh and blood. In all my discussions with various people, I have never met a single person that knew about the 6th-day creation. The creation where Father created all the different races of people. And I believe the reason for that is that most everybody thinks that Adam and Eve were the beginning of humanity. That's what they've been taught all their lives, why would they believe any differently?
Just like Eve eating an apple in the Garden and bringing sin into the world. It's a lie. There was no apple in the Garden for Eve to eat but it's a real nice story, anyway. So many of established Christian beliefs are based on lies that it's impossible to change all those minds by exposing them to the truth. They will end up calling YOU the liar, the heretic.
I don’t want you to gloss over the meaning of these two words, image and likeness, because they have two distinct and different meanings:
Image_ OT:6754 tselem (tseh'-lem); from an unused root meaning to shade; a phantom, i.e. (figuratively) illusion, resemblance; hence, a representative figure, especially an idol:
I believe that this refers to facial qualities.
Likeness_ OT:1823 demuwth (dem-ooth'); from OT:1819; resemblance; concretely, model, shape; adverbially, like:
I believe that this refers to the body structure, in appearance only.
Genesis 1:27 So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.
He created men and women at the same time. And if we were created in His likeness, His image, it means that we must look, in appearance and body structure, just like our Father. He looks like a human being.
"Well, I never heard of such a thing. I thought He looked like God."
He does. And you need to study more. Get away from that so-called church you go to and take control of your own soul, your own destiny. Don't leave it up to some lying preacher. Let him go to hell without you.
Jesus came in a flesh and blood body so that He could die on the cross for the sins of mankind. If He had come in His spiritual body He could not have been killed or crucified because only our Father can kill a spiritual body, but the outward appearance of both His spiritual and earthly body looked exactly the same.
It’s the makeup of the body that is different, it’s the substance that’s unique. And why did Father create us in these earthly bodies? It all goes directly back to the war in heaven, the revolution of Satan and those that followed after him.
Satan wanted to take control of heaven and govern as he saw fit and how he convinced himself that he could pull that off is beyond me. He didn’t have the powers to create anything, he couldn’t kill anything, he couldn’t change the surface of the earth, he could do nothing that our Father could. But he was consumed with himself, his own beauty. Let’s let Father talk to us about him…
Ezekiel 28:12 Son of man, take up a lamentation upon the king of Tyrus, and say unto him, Thus saith the Lord God; Thou sealest up the sum, full of wisdom, and perfect in beauty.
The king of Tyrus is another name for Satan, a type. He was full of wisdom and perfect in beauty.
Ezekiel 28:13 Thou hast been in Eden the garden of God; every precious stone was thy covering, the sardius, topaz, and the diamond, the beryl, the onyx, and the jasper, the sapphire, the emerald, and the carbuncle, and gold: the workmanship of thy tabrets and of thy pipes was prepared in thee in the day that thou wast created.
He was in the Garden of Eden with Adam and Eve. He was represented as the tree of the knowledge of good and evil.
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.
He was one of two cherubim that protected the Mercy Seat, he walked on Mount Zion and he was as close to Gods’ altar as anyone could get.
Ezekiel 28:15 Thou wast perfect in thy ways from the day that thou wast created, till iniquity was found in thee.
Iniquity is the same as sin. He was perfect until the sin of pride took over and once that happened it seems that good sense left him, and he became as a maniac in his hatred and his determination to kill God.
Ezekiel 28:16 By the multitude of thy merchandise they have filled the midst of thee with violence, and thou hast sinned: therefore I will cast thee as profane out of the mountain of God: and I will destroy thee, O covering cherub, from the midst of the stones of fire. KJV
He was given a sentence of spiritual death after that katabole’ with no chance of being pardoned. I don’t think he would have taken a pardon if one was offered to him. His determination is resolute and in the five-month period immediately following the thousand years of the Millennium, he will have another opportunity to deceive those souls that participated in that time.
Revelation 20:7 And when the thousand years are expired, Satan shall be loosed out of his prison,
After the Millennium is over.
Revelation 20:8 And shall go out to deceive the nations which are in the four quarters of the earth, Gog and Magog, to gather them together to battle: the number of whom is as the sand of the sea.
He will have another five-month period in which to tempt Father’s children, just as he had five-months before the Millennium.
Genesis 1:28 And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth.
Be fruitful means to have children. Lots of them. From this point on Father’s Plan will be to take every soul that He created at the beginning and place one in that small embryo growing in a mothers’ womb. And this will be repeated until EVERY soul created comes through this life in an earthly body.
Rather than doing this, what was the alternative? Kill or destroy the one-third of all the children that followed Satan during that revolution. And the number of those souls goes into the billions. Could you do that to your children? Even if you only had two or three? How about five billion or more?
Replenish means to fill or refill. Before that war in heaven there were billions of souls in spiritual bodies on this planet and during this heaven/earth age those same souls will replenish and fill this world again.
And Father has given us domain over the fish and the fowls and the cattle and the wild beasts to use for food. Not to kill, mount, and hang on a wall in your study or family room to prove what a man or woman you are. They are to be used for food, for sustenance, for good.
Some people wonder whether an animal has a soul or not. We know that they will be in heaven with us and probably the Millennium as well:
Isaiah 11:6 The wolf also shall dwell with the lamb, and the leopard shall lie down with the kid; and the calf and the young lion and the fatling together; and a little child shall lead them.
Isaiah 11:7 And the cow and the bear shall feed; their young ones shall lie down together: and the lion shall eat straw like the ox.
Isaiah 11:8 And the sucking child shall play on the hole of the asp, and the weaned child shall put his hand on the cockatrice' den.
Isaiah 11:9 They shall not hurt nor destroy in all my holy mountain: for the earth shall be full of the knowledge of the Lord, as the waters cover the sea. KJV
These verses could be interpreted as the eternity being a place without violence, without carnivores, without killing of any kind, where there is peace and tranquility between every living thing. But personally, I do believe that animals have a soul and spirit just like we do. I don’t, however, believe that that applies to creepy, crawly things. I could be wrong.
The difference between our soul and that of an animal is that animals don’t have to make the same decision as we do. They don’t have to choose whether they love our Father or Satan, they are innocent in that respect.
But I do believe that Father loves His animals as He does us. And I know that everything created has a purpose. Everything. Father didn’t create anything that was useless from the beginning.
Genesis 1:29 And God said, Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed, which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, in the which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed; to you it shall be for meat.
Genesis 1:30 And to every beast of the earth, and to every fowl of the air, and to every thing that creepeth upon the earth, wherein there is life, I have given every green herb for meat: and it was so.
Genesis 1:31 And God saw every thing that he had made, and, behold, it was very good. And the evening and the morning were the sixth day. KJV
What a record of creation. As a child being raised by a Catholic mother, I went to a Catholic school for my first eight years of school. During that time I went to Mass six days a week. I was taught from the book of Catechism. Later in life, I went to church sporadically but in all my years of going to church, I was NEVER taught any of these deeper truths.
Once I learned about the three heaven/earth ages, I learned my purpose in life. I understood what happened and why. Other parts of the Bible seemed to fall into place after I obtained this background information.
So, this brings up a very important question: what are churches afraid of? Why do they deliberately keep their congregation in the dark? Why are preachers restricted to teaching only baptism, salvation, and the rapture theory? Why do preachers smile at you when they tell us those lies?
Because Satan is in control of these churches. He does his best work through the men and women that stand behind the pulpit. Jesus loves you, God forgives and don’t worry about the rest of it because you’re going to be raptured out of here before anything serious happens.
Anybody that believes in the rapture theory, the any-moment doctrine and the fly-away nonsense already has the mark of the beast IN their forehead. Satan has them in his pocket and they don’t even realize it. And they drag their children into it, right along with them.
We have five more chapters to go here in Genesis and I believe they are the most important chapters in the Bible. These chapters give us more information than one could ever learn if they spent five lifetimes in a church.
And once people understand these chapters, the blinders, placed on them by organized religion, will come off and they’ll be able to see many things more clearly.
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_10 October 2018_