February 21, 2021
In the beginning God created the sky and the earth.
Although it can be challenging for us to go beyond the question “I wonder how we got here?”, it has many benefits to do so.
When you realize that you are in physically and spiritually alive, there are likely to be one of two reactions –
Denial - a desire to suppress the truth.
Or perhaps “Awe” –and a desire to know more
You can either say to God,
“You are what I strive to flee”,
“You are what I strive to be.”
Albert Einstein showed that space and time are interdependent - two parts of a single structure, which we call spacetime. Material objects, or matter require spacetime in order to exist. Every physical object has a location in space and time.
This inter-dependency between space, time and matter can be highlighted within our verse:
In the beginning (refers to TIME) God created the sky or heavens as is usually translated (referring to SPACE) and the earth (referring to MATTER).
Therefore. the author of the book of Genesis is in accord with one of the greatest scientists who ever lived. Biblical truth and Science in harmony because of the logical, orderly way the universe behaves reflecting the One who made it.
The spirals of a shell and also of a galaxy both reflect a predictable mathematical sequence, the Fibonacci series which demonstrates the orderly thinking of the Creator.
Listen now to four key aspects about God to help us understand what He is like.
February 21, 2021
On the first Wednesday the world existed diamonds were revealed in the sky. Even if there was a solid firmament of frozen water above the earth, it was clear enough to allow the stars to be seen. In fact, it’s been theorized that the raquia which was the waters above, may actually have acted like a tuning device. The sound of the heavens may have been audible to the preflood world. If this is true, then an orchestra of pulsars, magnetic storms, and other cosmic events may have played tunes for the people as they lived out their lives.
February 21, 2021
Have you ever wondered about the question “Which came first, the chicken or the egg?” You have the answer in these verses. God created the birds in a dazzling variety of types and kinds, including the chicken. When the first rooster sidled up to the first hen, a little while later there was mother sitting on the first eggs.
February 22, 2021
This episode provides insight into the amazing words of God:
"Let us make human beings in our image and likeness"
Here is a poem to enjoy from a dear brother in Christ:
"The crown of God’s wonderful creation plan,
Is God’s image-bearer, known as man,
Angels tend to his needs unaware,
And the domain of earth is under his care,
As special as God formed him to be
Man turned away from the Creator, you see
And so there is a rift between God and man
And this rift is a vast one that we cannot span
But God did the work to reconcile the two
He sent His Son Jesus, all things to renew
And so again we can stand in His glorious light
Because of the Savior who has made all things right"
February 23, 2021
27 So God created human beings in his image. In the image of God he created them. He created them male and female. 28 God blessed them and said, “Have many children and grow in number. Fill the earth and be its master. Rule over the fish in the sea and over the birds in the sky. Rule over every living thing that moves on the earth.”
29 God said, “Look, I have given you all the plants that have grain for seeds. And I have given you all the trees whose fruits have seeds in them. They will be food for you.
February 23, 2021
2 So the sky, the earth and all that filled them were finished. 2 By the seventh day God finished the work he had been doing. So on the seventh day he rested from all his work. 3 God blessed the seventh day and made it a holy day. He made it holy because on that day he rested. He rested from all the work he had done in creating the world.
God created in six days and He rested on the seventh day. This set a pattern for the people of Israel to observe a Sabbath day as well, but the seventh day Sabbath wasn’t only based on creation, it was also based on redemption.
February 24, 2021
4 This is the history of the generations of the heavens and of the earth when they were created, in the day that Yahweh God made the earth and the heavens. 5 No plant of the field was yet in the earth, and no herb of the field had yet sprung up; for Yahweh God had not caused it to rain on the earth. There was not a man to till the ground, 6 but a mist went up from the earth, and watered the whole surface of the ground. 7 Yahweh God formed man from the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul. 8 Yahweh God planted a garden eastward, in Eden, and there he put the man whom he had formed. 9 Out of the ground Yahweh God made every tree to grow that is pleasant to the sight, and good for food, including the tree of life in the middle of the garden and the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. (WEB)
God knew that we would start in a garden and then be removed from that garden because of our interaction with, believe it or not, a tree. But God’s plan is that we are to be restored to the garden because of our interaction with another tree. The plan is so intricately woven and presented in the Bible that it’s almost beyond imagination. Everything fits so beautifully.
February 25, 2021
God is complete in and of Himself. He lacks nothing and therefore anything that He has created is a demonstration of His own goodness and should reflect His infinite worth. Man pursuing works doesn’t fit this particular picture very well and so what we need to do is look deeper into God’s intent for man in Genesis chapter 2, in the Garden of Eden – the spot where God dwelt and fellow-shipped with him. Chapters 2 and 3 are finer details inserted into the larger overview of Chapter 1. Details that give us specific insights into something that must be rather important for us to know…
February 26, 2021
16 Yahweh God commanded the man, saying, “You may freely eat of every tree of the garden; 17 but you shall not eat of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil; for in the day that you eat of it, you will surely die.”
The Bible also says that "Whosoever calls upon the Name of the Lord Jesus will be saved" in Romans chapter 10. Does this really mean whosoever? Do we have freedom to make this choice? In this episode we will explain how by giving Adam a free choice, we too can appreciate our own free choice.
February 27, 2021
Adam was being used as a symbol of Christ to come. Just as God took a rib from the side of Adam while He slept, God formed His church through the death of His Son – His moment of deepest sleep. The soldier pierced His precious side and out came blood mixed with water. Two men with similar scars 4000 years apart – one received a bride of flesh and the other a bride of the Spirit. If God was willing to do that for us, we should respond in kind by calling on His name!
18 Yahweh God said, “It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make him a helper comparable to him.” 19 Out of the ground Yahweh God formed every animal of the field, and every bird of the sky, and brought them to the man to see what he would call them. Whatever the man called every living creature became its name. 20 The man gave names to all livestock, and to the birds of the sky, and to every animal of the field; but for man there was not found a helper comparable to him. 21 Yahweh God caused the man to fall into a deep sleep. As the man slept, he took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh in its place. 22 Yahweh God made a woman from the rib which he had taken from the man, and brought her to the man. 23 The man said, “This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh. She will be called ‘woman,’ because she was taken out of Man.” 24 Therefore a man will leave his father and his mother, and will join with his wife, and they will be one flesh. 25 The man and his wife were both naked, and they were not ashamed.