THE FIRST BOOK OF MOSES,
THE STRUCTURE OF THE
BOOK AS A WHOLE.
Genesis 1:1-2:3 THE
This first Chapter of The First Book of Father’s Word is an important Chapter. Why? Because if you don’t know or understand the beginning of Father’s Word, you can never come to a full understanding of (1) Who Father is, (2) what His Word is all about, (3) who we are, (4) why we are in flesh bodies, (5) nor the ending of His Written Word. So, with that being said — Let’s Go to the Beginning.
The beginning of course, is the Book of Genesis. The word Genesis in the Greek language means: generation or creation, whereas in the Hebrew language it means: In the Beginning. The Book of Genesis covers the creation of all things by our Father ELOHIM—Elohim, the genus God, i.e., Father in His role of Creator of All things—it is the foundation for all the rest of His Written Word. This Book and the very last Book in Father’s Word—the Book of Revelation—have much more in common than most people realize. This Book of Genesis records the beginning of ALL things, including this Age; while the Book of Revelation records (1) the ending of this Age, (2) the beginning and ending of Jesus’ 1,000 year Millennium, and (3) the beginning of the everlasting eternity.
This Book of Genesis is a record of satan’s first rebellion, while the Book of Revelation is a recording of both his first and also his last and final rebellion. Also in this Book of Genesis, we see where sin first enters in to the world Ages and in Revelation we see sin’s destruction at the end of both this Age and Jesus’ Millennium.
It is this Book—Genesis—that is part of the keys to understanding all the rest of Father’s Word. As I said above: “If you don’t understand the beginning, you’ll never come to a full understanding of the end.” In the New Testament, when Jesus—in parables—talks about planting seed Matthew 13, verses v13:34-43, we will find out here in this Book of Genesis just what he meant by His teaching. We will discover He was talking about “seed” i.e., offspring—(Greek word number G4690, - σπέρμα, - sperma, pronounced - sper’-mah)—and just who all these offspring are and what everything is all about.
So then, without further ado, let’s learn from Father, but before we do, let’s first go to Father and ask Him for His Blessings on our Study of His Word: “Father, we come to you right now to thank you for inviting us to Your table in order that we might be able to partake of and receive Your Spiritual Meat, and Father, as we prepare to dine on the sustenance which sustains our inner spiritual man , we ask that You Oh LORD open our ears and eyes, that we might be able to hear and see your Truths, open our hearts and minds and prepare us in order that we may receive Your Truth. We Pray for Your Understanding of Your Word, we seek Your Knowledge in Your Word, and most importantly Father, we Pray for and desire Your Wisdom from Your Word, in Jesus’ Precious name we Pray, thank You Father, Amen.”
Genesis 1:1-2:3 THE
1:1 “THE WORLD THAT
THEN WAS” (II Peter 3:6).
IT’S CREATION IN
Genesis 1:1 In the Beginning God created the heaven and the earth. —>
What did this verse state? It stated that Father created two (2) bodies — heaven and earth. Did it state when He created them? No it did not. Father left it up to us to try and figure out just how long ago this was that He created these two bodies. His word and science do not conflict on the number of years ago that He created the heaven and earth, roughly millions to billions of years ago.
It didn’t even state here what condition these two bodies were in, however, it does state in Isaiah 45 what the condition was: 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.. This verse here in Genesis 1:1 just says that He created them.
So, what then happened? John 1:1 In the Beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God and the Word Was God. —> Jesus is the Logos — The Word, and The Word was written billions of years ago. Can you grasp this — everything that we see going on around us today, was written billions of years ago, your life, my life — all written. The next thing that Father created was “His Wisdom” and we can read of this in the Book of Proverbs. Solomon—the third man king of Israel after Saul and David—wrote the Book of Proverbs and in Proverbs 8, he speaks of Father’s Wisdom, we’ll pick it up in v8:22: Proverbs 8:22 The LORD Possessed me in the beginning of His Way, Before His works of old. —> These “works of old” are the things which transpired after Father created the heaven and the earth, and we can get a glimpse of these things in Revelation 12. Revelation 12 is a unique chapter because it spans a very long length of time — the first earth Age, this Flesh Age, and the Age to come. We’ll cover this in more depth a little later, but for now let’s continue on with Proverbs 8. [8:23] I was set up from everlasting, from the beginning, Or ever the earth was. —>
Solomon is telling us that Father possessed His Wisdom even before He created the earth. From the very beginning, Father possessed His Wisdom. [8:24] When there were no depths, I was brought forth; when there were no fountains abounding with water. —>
Before there was an abyss or even the need of the abyss, or even the waters to fill this abyss, Father’s Wisdom was. This abyss is the same &ldquopit” in which satan will be cast at the beginning of Jesus’ 1,000 year Millennial Reign (Revelation 20:3). [8:25] Before the mountains were settled, Before the hills was I brought forth: —> Father possessed His Wisdom even before He created the mountains and formed the hills of this earth. [8:26] While as yet He had not made the earth, nor the fields, Nor the highest part of the dust of the world. —> Again, Father hadn’t even created the earth when He possessed His Wisdom. [8:27] When He prepared the heavens, I was there: when He set a compass upon the face of the depth: —> As Father created the heavens and told the stars and the moon and the sun where their places were to be set in the heavens; Father’s Wisdom was with Him. [8:28] When He established the clouds above: When He strengthened the fountains of the deep: [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: —>
When He created the earth; He also created the land, the mountains, the hills, the fields, the lakes and oceans. He told the waters of the lakes how far up the banks they could go and the waters of the oceans just how far up the shoreline they could proceed. How did He do this? By creating gravity and using those gravitational forces to control the things of this earth.
The waters should not pass His Commandment=Did you catch that Brethren? Father even gave Commandments to other of His Creation such as the heavens, the earth and the things upon the earth besides those that He Created in His image. Not only did He give them Commandments, but they even hear and obey.
Father asked Job while addressing him in Job 38 to explain to Him how all these things came into being. So, let’s go there next, but before we do, let’s first talk about Job for a minute. What happened with Job? If we were to go back to Job 1 and Job 2, we would find that Father asks satan, “where he had been,” and satan replies that, “he had been walking to and fro the earth.” Father then asks satan, “if while he was walking on the earth, had he seen Job, one of His favorite people?” Satan replies that, “the only reason Job is one of Father’s favorites is because Father has a fence around him, but that if He were to remove it and allow he: — satan, to have a go at Job, then Job in turn would curse Father.” Father accepted satan’s challenge and removed that fence. He then told satan that “he could do all he wished, except kill Job.” Satan took the lives of Job’s children, took all his livestock and all his possessions, but Job would NOT curse Father. Job later had three “supposed” friends come by and proceed to tell him that, “he must repent of the sin he did, in order to be pleasing to Father, and Father would in turn reward him by bestowing blessings upon him. The only problem with this, is that as we know, Job had not sinned, it was all satan’s doings. So, for the next 35 or so chapters, Job’s “friends” try and convince Job of his sin, and thus also try and make him repent of it. Finally in Job 38 Father steps in and comes to Job, let’s listen in: Job 38:1 Then the LORD answered Job out of the whirlwind, and said, —>
Whirlwind=What is this whirlwind? We find our answer to this question in Ezekiel 1:4, where Ezekiel—who had only ever seen a donkey cart or horse-drawn buggy—now had to describe the vehicle which brought Father’s throne to this Age, in other words, to this dimension. Our clue here in this verse—Ezekiel 1:4—is the word “amber” — which in the Strong’s Concordance, is Hebrew word number: H2830, - חשׁמל, - chashmal, pronounced: - khash-mal’, and means: Of uncertain derivation; probably bronze or polished spectrum metal: - amber.; so, in other words, it was “highly polished bronze.”
So, now we find in this 38th Chapter of Job, Father is talking with Job from this highly polished bronze vehicle. What is He talking with Job about? [38:2] Who is this that darkeneth counsel with words without knowledge? —>
Father is asking Job to explain to Him what he was doing listening to these three “friends” who don’t have the correct knowledge of the things of Father. Remember, Job had been tested and afflicted by satan, not Father, to the point where he lost his entire family, his wealth, and his health, and by the time Father comes to Job, he is in a sorry state of affairs. [38:3] Gird up now thy loins like a man; for I will demand of thee, and answer thou Me. —> When Father talks to us we better pay attention, so let’s do just that.
Here in this verse, Father tells Job to gird up his loins. In other words, Father told Job to take his belt and wrap it up under his skirt so that he would be in the “battle dress of the day.” See, back then, men wore skirts—the Scots call them “kilts”—or long robes, and in order to run, fight in battle and such, they had to be bunched up, and tied up under the man’s loins. Really, what this is though, is a Hebraism — meaning “to stand up straight like a man” because I—Father—want to talk to you and I want your undivided attention.
Now that Father had Job’s attention, He tells him to answer Him, for He is demanding an answer from Job concerning what had happened for the last how much ever time it had been that Job had been listening to his “friends,” and NEVER ONCE turning to Father and asking Him, or talking with Him, about what was happening to him. [38:4] Where wast thou when I laid the foundations of the earth? declare if thou hast understanding. —> Father is asking Job if he was there when He created all things? Of course Father, Job, and even we know that Job wasn’t there. And for the next 2 plus Chapters, Father reads Job the riot act while explaining to Job, just how He in fact created all things.
If we take our time and truly read and study His Word, we too can\will see just how He did create them. We will also see His love for His creation — ALL of it, the heavens, the earth and all things on it. It is His creation and He talks to and it obeys Him and His commands. We can see this through Jesus in — Matthew 21:19 And when He saw a fig tree in the way, He came to it, and found nothing thereon, but leaves only, and said unto it, “Let no fruit grow on thee henceforward for ever.” And presently the fig tree withered away. —> He talks with us through His word, and He wants us to be obedient to Him as well. There is a deeper meaning within this verse in Matthew 21:19, but we won’t get into it right now, instead, we’ll continue on with what we were Studying. Returning in a moment to the Book of Genesis and picking it up with verse v1:2.
So, from verse v1:1 above, we see that on the first day, Father created the heaven and the earth. What else do we know about why He created all things? We find our answer to this question in Revelation 4: 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.. Now let’s see what happened when He created them.
1:2 IT’S END. RUIN.
1:2-31 “THE HEAVENS AND
THE EARTH WHICH ARE
NOW” (II Peter 3:7).
THEIR CREATION IN
TIME PRESENT. (THE SIX
1:2-31 “THE HEAVENS AND
THE EARTH WHICH ARE
NOW” (Extended Alternation.)
1:2-5 Darkness and Light.
Night and Day 1st Day.
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. —> Here, already, we see Father’s Spirit—The Holy Spirit—“moving” upon the face of the waters. Here, Father is talking about literal “water,” but in Revelation 17:15 we will find a different meaning of “waters:” — Revelation 17:15 And he saith unto me, “The waters which thou sawest, where the whore sitteth, are peoples, and multitudes, and nations, and tongues.” —> When Father translates something for us, we don’t want to mess with it any further. But again, here in this verse—v1:2—we are talking about water—H20.
We see that His Spirit “moved” upon these waters. This “moved” gives us our foundation for the rest of the verse, let’s see what it means: — In the Strong’s Concordance, the word “moved” is Hebrew word number: H7363, - רחף, râchaph, pronounced - raw-khaf’, and means: A primitive root; to brood; by implication to be relaxed: - flutter, move, shake.; so, in other words, Father’s Spirit was shaking and stirring up the waters. We know then that, what the rest of this verse means when it says “the earth was—we’ll discover in a second what this word “was” is as well—without form and void.”
The word “was” as used here in this verse is in the Strong’s Concordance, Hebrew word number: H1961, - היה, hâyâh, pronounced - haw-yaw’, and means: A primitive root; (compare H1933); to exist, that is, be or become, come to pass (always emphatic, and not a mere copula or auxiliary): - beacon, X altogether, be (-come, accomplished, committed, like), break, cause, come (to pass), continue, do, faint, fall, + follow, happen, X have, last, pertain, quit (one-) self, require, X use.; so, in other words, it means “To BECOME or TO COME TO PASS.” So, now, THE VERSE SHOULD READ: “And the earth became without form, and void.”.
So, what was it that caused Father’s “beautifully created” earth to become “without form, and void.?” I mean, something must have happened for this to have taken place. We will again get to that in a second, but first, let’s look at the last two words from this verse: “without form” and “void.” The first “without form” is in the Strong’s Concordance, Hebrew word number: H8414, - תּהוּ, - tôhû, pronounced - to’-hoo, and means: From an unused root meaning to lie waste; a desolation (of surface), that is, desert; figuratively a worthless thing; adverbially in vain: - confusion, empty place, without form, nothing, (thing of) nought, vain, vanity, waste, wilderness.. And the second word is “void,” which in the Strong’s Concordance, is Hebrew word number: H922, - בּהוּ, - bôhû, pronounced - bo’-hoo, and means: From an unused root (meaning to be empty); a vacuity, that is, (superficially) an undistinguishable ruin: - emptiness, void.. So, now let’s read this verse as it is in the Manuscripts: - “And the earth hayah tohu-va-bohu.” or “And the earth became a desolate worthless thing and an undistinguishable ruin..”
When, how, and why did it become so?
At the end of Genesis 1:1 the earth Age was a period which ceased to exist in it’s previous form. You see, Father had created the earth to be inhabited, and then something happened which caused Him to destroy His creation. When you Study His Word, you find that there was an entire Age which existed at the beginning of verse v1:1 and was then destroyed before verse v1:2. The “First Earth Age” is brought to us in the Old Testament in the Books of Proverbs, Isaiah and Jeremiah, while in New Testament, in the Books of Ephesians, II Peter, Jude and Revelation.
If you don’t know or understand that there was an Age before this one, you’ll never be able to explain the “why” of why Father stated through the prophet Malachi “And Esau I hated” while he was still in his mother’s—Rebekah’s—womb, as can be read in: Malachi 1:2-3 and again in Romans 9:11: Romans 9:11 (For the children being not yet born, neither having done any good or evil, that the purpose of God according to election might stand, not of works, but of Him That calleth;) [9:12] It was said unto her, “The elder shall serve the younger.” [9:13] As it is written, “Jacob have I loved, but Esau have I hated.”.
So then, just when was it that Father hated Esau and WHY? It was in the First Earth Age, and it was because of what he did there. What specifically that was, we don’t know, Father and Esau do though. Esau’s soul, the spirit that is within us, did something which so angered Father, that Father’s anger carried over to the soul—which He placed—within the embryo that Father placed in the flesh body of the baby the He placed in Rebekah.
Let’s find out then just what is was that caused Father to destroy His creation. We’ll first turn to the Book of Isaiah: Isaiah45:18 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. —> As we see, then when we compare this verse with Genesis 1:2 where it says “the earth was void..” It is a conflict, but the conflict is with the translation of Father’s Word and the reader, Not with Father and His Word.
As with all of Father and His prophets, Father is speaking here and the prophet is writing down what Father is saying or telling him to write. And as we just read in Isaiah 45:18 “He created it not in vain,.” In other words, He created it a beautiful place to be inhabited and lived upon. But, something happened and caused Father to want to destroy His creation.
What was it? Let’s turn to Revelation 12 and learn part of what happened. Revelation 12:1 And there appeared a great wonder in heaven; a women clothed with the sun, and the moon under her feet, and upon her head a crown of twelve stars: —> Who is this? In the flesh, the woman is represented by “the wives”—Leah, Rachel, Bilhah and Zilpah—of Jacob—who Father later changes his name to ISRAEL—and these twelve stars are his offspring—his twelve sons, the patriarchs of Israel—the twelve tribes of Israel. In the Age that was, at that time—Billions of years ago—they were the stars, or the children of God—like all of us were, before being born into this Flesh Age—in their spiritual bodies.
In the age that was there was a society just as we have our societies today. There was a government and FATHER ELOHIM was the head of that government, Until—as we’ll see in these next few verses—satan — one of Father’s children fell away from Him. [12:2] And she being with child, cried traveling in birth, and pained to be delivered. —> Even though Israel is Jacob—here in this verse and in other places as well—collectively—Jacob and Israel—they’ll be known as Mother Israel, and here she is getting ready to give birth to her twelve sons — the tribes of Israel. [12:3] And there appeared another wonder in heaven; and behold a great red dragon, having seven heads and ten horns, and seven crowns upon his heads. —>
This great red dragon is none other than Father’s and our adversary: satan, and he—as we can read of in Ezekiel 28—was head of and over some of Father’s government: — his role was of the “Protecting Cherub.”
Symbolically this women discussed in this verse is also Mary, the mother of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. The reason the dragon is there, is because as we’ll discover, he wants to destroy this child — Jesus, or at least try and keep Him from being born. Why? So that he then can take the place of Christ — Saviour of the World. There are several problems with his thoughts on this though, (1) Who is Jesus? Isaiah 7:14 and Matthew 1:23 both tell us that Immanuel in the Hebrew, and Emmanuel in the Greek is, — being interpreted — God with us. Our adversary satan is not God; he is one of Father’s creation, and therefore, he can NEVER replace Father. [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. —> This is what satan wants, and is and has always been trying to do since the time that he fell away from Father. He wants to prevent this child from being born because he wants to be this child.
Notice in this verse, it says that the dragon — satan, his tail drew a third part of the stars of heaven. This verse means that satan caused 1/3 of all of Father’s children to rebel with him, before this PRESENT Flesh Age we are living in. In other words, while all of us were still in our spiritual bodies, right there walking and talking with Father, I repeat: walking and talking with Him, satan was able to draw this third of Father’s children away from Him. How very sad for our wonderful loving Father, to see His children rebel against Him,, our Creator — ELOHIM. These children of God, stopped worshiping and loving Him, and in turn, turned and started to love and worship satan as god.
Again, who are these stars? They are the spiritual beings, the angels — you and I. We know this because of Genesis 6:2 and Job 1:6 and again in Job 2:1. I want you to pay attention brethren for three of these verses say “the sons of God.” You need to understand this — in the first earth age, we were all “masculine” — male, hence “sons of God.” In this PRESENT Flesh Age we are both masculine and feminine — in order to bring forth children to fulfill being John 3:1-6 “born from above and through water.” In the final Age — after the Great White Throne Judgment, after Jesus’ 1,000 year Millennial reign, we will all be “feminine” — female — because we will all become the BRIDE of Christ. [12:5] And she brought forth a man child, who was to rule all nations with a rod of iron: and her child was caught up unto God, and to His throne. —> Our adversary satan feels that if he can prevent this birth, he can then sit in this child’s place to “rule all nations with this rod of iron.” But again, Jesus is “God with us — Immanuel,” He is also the Logos — The Word, so satan CAN NEVER replace Jesus — he cannot win this controversy between him and Father; — he cannot win this war — IT IS WRITTEN. But, sadly, satan’s ego is leading him to believe he can win this controversary between he and Father, and that he can change the Word of God.
I said that satan held a position in Father’s government during the First Earth Age. Let’s go see what that position was. Let’s go to Ezekiel 28. In this chapter of Ezekiel, Father is talking to satan and we’ll notice that He calls him by several different names: — “prince of Tyrus” (notice the lower case “p” in prince), He also, later in the chapter, calls him the “king of Tyrus” (again, notice the lower case “k”). Ezekiel 28 also details to us who the controversy is between — satan and Father, and what it is about i.e., satan wanting to be God.
Ezekiel 28:1 The word of the LORD came again unto me, saying, [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: —> This is what happened during the First Earth Age, satan—as well learn here in this chapter—was created by Father and worked his way up to where Father appointed him to be one of the two protecting cherubim of Father’s Mercy Seat. After he had been so, he decided he no longer wanted to be a protecting cherub, but he set his heart as god and wanted to be god. He will also do this at the end of this earth age of flesh man, where he will come prior to Jesus, pretending to be jesus — in the Greek he is known as antichrist, for that is what “anti” in the Greek means — “instead of.” But, then the True Jesus will return, and during His Millennial Reign, everybody will see satan for who he really is; just one of Father’s creation who deceived the whole world into believing he was jesus. [28:3] Behold, thou art wiser than Daniel; there is no secret that they can hide from thee: —>
Why can’t anybody hide any secrets from satan? Because he will never be born in the flesh, and therefore he has his full knowledge, and it is for this reason that he is identified as the “tree of knowledge of good and evil” in the Garden of Eden.
This statement of his being wiser than Daniel is stated here because, in Daniel 1:20, Daniel was found—by king Nebuchadnezzar—to be ten times wiser than everybody else in all matters. At the time of king Nebuchadnezzar’s reign, the whole world was one, or stated slightly differently, — the world was in a one world Government, we are quickly moving to form this up today with all the countries pushing for globalism. This too is how satan will reign during the end of this earth age of flesh man.
There is one place though that we can hide our secrets from satan and that is by keeping them in our minds, because ONLY Father can read our thoughts, NOT satan. Therefore, if we have an important issue that we want to pray to Father about, we should pray that prayer in our mind only and not out loud. [28:4] With thy wisdom and thine understanding thou hast gotten thee riches, and hast gotten gold and silver into thy treasures: —> Father had given Daniel the wisdom to interpret dreams and foretell secrets and as we are learning here in these verses, satan is wiser than Daniel, and he too can do these things. Sadly for him, he uses these skills for his own greediness and benefit; whereas Daniel uses them to fulfill Father’s Will. Satan only uses them for monetary and personal gain and power. [28:5] By thy great wisdom and by thy traffick hast thou increased thy riches, and thine heart is lifted up because of thine riches: —> Because of their ability to gain all their riches, satan and his children—the kenites—have become full of themselves and prideful. We watch and see this happening so much in world today. Today, everybody wants to be rich, but what riches everybody should be striving for are the riches of The knowledge and wisdom of Father YHVH. However, they and their riches are going to collapse at Jesus’ return, and it’ll all have been for naught. [28:6] Therefore thus saith the LORD God; ‘Because thou hast set thine heart as the heart of God; —> Father YHVH is now going to pronounce sentence on satan for his prideful, self-uplifting. [28:7] Behold, therefore I will bring strangers upon thee, the terrible of the nations: and they shall draw their swords against the beauty of thy wisdom, and they shall defile thy brightness. —> Who are these “strangers and the terrible of the nations?” They are Father’s Elect i.e., those who stood with Father and against satan during satan’s rebellion in the First Earth Age, and will make that stand again at the end of this Earth Age of Flesh man. The sword that they will wield is that Two Edged Sword of God — His Word, it exposes deception and lies for what they are.
It will be the Holy Spirit Who will speak through Father’s Elect as can be read in Matthew 10, Mark 13, and Luke 12. For our study here, we’ll utilize Luke 12: Luke 12:10 And whosoever shall speak a word against the Son of man, it shall be forgiven him: but unto him that blasphemeth against the Holy Spirit it shall not be forgiven. —>
Those who deny Jesus now—while still in the flesh—they can repent of this sin when they find out that He IS REAL, but those of Father’s Elect, when they are delivered up to satan in his synagogue for this very purpose, if they refuse to allow the Holy Spirit to speak through their mouths, it will not be forgiven them. [12:11] And when they bring you unto the synagogues, and unto magistrates, and powers, take ye no thought how or what thing ye shall answer, or what ye shall say: —> Here it is, the Elect are to take no thought as to what they are to say, in other words, don’t premeditate it because, [12:12] For the Holy Spirit shall teach you in the same hour what ye ought to say. —>
Father, through His Holy Spirit will teach His Elect what to speak, Matthew 10:20 states that portion of it very well: Matthew 10:20 For it is not ye that speak, but the Spirit of your Father which speaketh in you..
The word “brightness” as used in this verse is in the Strong’s Concordance, Hebrew word number: H3314, - יפעה, - yiph'ah, pronounced - yif-aw’, and means: From H3313; splendor, of (figuratively) beauty: - brightness.. Now let’s look at H3313, - יפע, - yapah', pronounced - yaw-fah’, and means: A primative root; to shine: - be light, shew, self, (cause to) shine (forth).. It is from this verse in the manuscripts that satan gets his name “the shining one” as used in Genesis 3:1, where he is identified as the serpent. [28:8] They shall bring thee down to the pit, and thou shall die the deaths of them that are slain in the midst of the seas. —>
When the Holy Spirit of God and His Elect expose satan for who he is at the end of this age and going into Jesus’ Millennium, he will no longer be appealing to a lot of Father’s children. As Jesus says — “there’ll be wailing and gnashing of teeth” when they realize that they had been deceived by satan. [28:9] Wilt thou yet say before Him That slayeth thee, ‘I am God?’ but thou shalt be a man, and no GOD, in the hand of Him That slayeth thee. —> There is only one Who can cause both the body and the soul to perish and that is Father, as can be read in Matthew 10:28: Matthew 10:28 And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear Him which is able to destroy both the soul and the body in hell. —>
Father is going to do exactly this to satan after He utilizes satan to fulfill His Will. [28:10] Thou shalt die the deaths of the uncircumcised by the hand of strangers: for I have spoken it, saith the LORD GOD. [28:11] Moreover the word of the LORD came unto me, saying, [28:12] “Son of man, take up a lamentation against the king of Tyrus, and say unto him, ‘Thus saith the LORD GOD; ‘Thou sealest up the sum, full in wisdom and perfect in beauty. —> With this verse, things have now changed as far as satan’s position is concerned. He went from the “prince of Tyre,” to “king of Tyrus.” The “king of Tyrus” was satan’s position before his fall during the First Earth Age. Father is telling him, “I created you this way.” Father must have loved satan at the time of his creation, to give him such perfect beauty, and full of wisdom. Prior to his fall, satan was in good standing with our heavenly Father. Father had even elevated him to the highest position of any of Father’s created beings, — that of “protector of the mercy seat itself.” But, once satan's pride and vanity took control of him, he departed from Father’s plan for him and set his mind on being the “King of Kings” and assuming the role of Jesus Christ, the only begotten on the Father. [28:13] Thou hast been in 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. —>
Father created satan, he was and is one of Father’s children just like all of us. But, sadly, because of his pride, he fell away from Father and even drew one third of Father’s children away from Father, he had everything and threw it all away.
Father allowed him in the Garden of Eden as a test for man. He was there as the “tree of knowledge of good and evil” and also in his role of the serpent. No, he was not an actual, physical snake — never was and never will be. [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. —> Who all was in the Garden of Eden and what were their roles? Father — as Himself: ELOHIM, Jesus — as The Tree of Life, satan — as the tree of knowledge of good and evil, Adam — as the first male in the seedline through which Father will become man in the flesh, and Eve who was the first female in the seedline.
But, listen to all the wonderful things Father had set upon satan and said about him — all prior to his fall. [28:15] Thou wast perfect in thy ways in the day that thou wast created, till iniquity was found in thee. —> So, Father tells satan that he was one of His most beautiful of all of Father’s creations, and that he was so good, that over time, Father had elevated him to the position of “Protector of Father’s Mercy Seat,” he along with another one of Father’s children who is un-named. Sadly, satan’s heart and ego became elevated, that he satan no longer wanted to be the protector of Father’s Mercy Seat — he wanted to sit in it, in other words, he wanted to be God. [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. —>
After satan fell away and stopped worshiping Father, Father told him that He would no longer be the protector of Father's Throne, in fact, Father told him that he would no longer be allowed at Father’s Altar, and Father will destroy his soul. How will Father do this? [28:17] Thine heart was lifted up because of thy beauty, thou hast corrupted thy wisdom by reason of thy brightness: I will cast thee to the ground, I will lay thee before kings, that they may behold thee. —> It is by Father — Father ELOHIM, that each and every individual has the looks, knowledge, talents, and wisdom that they have, even wealth can be a gift and blessing from Father. However, ill-gotten gains are not of Father, but of satan; and like satan, if we don’t unload them, we cannot enter Father’s Kingdom, and we too will be destroyed in the Lake of Fire.
Let’s see what Father has to say about this in Psalms 37. Psalms 37 is an acrostical Psalm and in it, Father tells those who do righteously that they need not worry concerning those who do evil or have ill-gotten gains. Dr. Bullinger stated in his Companion Bible the following: “Every verse in Psalms 37 has four lines (a quatrain) assigned to each successive letter of the Hebrew alphabet, except the forth (verse 7), the eleventh (verse 20) and the nineteenth (verse 34), which each have three lines (a triplet) assigned to them. These three triplet verses occur in perfect order. The seventh verse is the seventh Hebrew letter from the beginning; the thirty-fourth verse is the seventh Hebrew letter from the end: while the middle verse (verse 20) marks the end of the first half with the first of the two middle Hebrew letters..” So then, let’s read these three verses in Psalms 37:
Psalms 37:7 Rest in the LORD, and
wait patiently for Him:
Fret not thyself because of him who
prospereth in his way,
Because of the man who bringeth
wicked devices to pass. —> Father is telling us to put our trust in Him and to wait upon Him and not worry about the evil man, nor to take matters into our own hands.
Psalms 37:20 But the wicked shall
And the enemies of the LORD shall
be as the fat of lambs:
They shall consume; into smoke shall
they consume away. —> As Father told satan in Ezekiel 28:18 that he would be consumed from within, that is also what Father is also telling the wicked here in this verse — that they too will be consumed by fire from within.
Psalms 37:34 Wait on the LORD, and
keep His way,
And He shall exalt thee to
inherit the land:
When the wicked are cut off, Thou
shall see it. —> The righteous who wait on Father will be there when the wicked man is consumed from within.
Ezekiel 28:18 Thou hast defiled thy sanctuaries by the multitude of thine iniquities, by the iniquity of thy traffick; therefore will I bring forth a fire from the midst of thee, it shall devour thee, and I will bring thee to ashes upon the earth in the sight of them that behold thee. —> Father tells him here in verse v28:18 that, because of pride, because of his falling away from Father, and because he drew third of Father’s children away from Him, He — Father, will bring a fire from the center of satan which will completely devour him, and all Father’s children will see this take place. Sadly, even after witnessing this — satan's destruction, there will still be many that will follow after him and go into the Lake of Fire—Revelation 20:10-15—and be consumed from within just like him. The rest of the chapter is equally important, but for this Study we’ll continue on, and from here, we’ll turn to II Peter 3.
II 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: —> Who is this “they?” It is you and I, and all the other of Father’s Children. But, more importantly, it is all those who remain deceived and cannot grasp the Truth in His Word to understand what transpired. That there was an AGE before this one in which we were all with Father while we too were in our spiritual body before being born in the flesh. It is also—as Peter tells us in verses v3:3-4—all the scoffers who walk after their own lusts and facetiously ask we Christians, “where is the Promise of His coming?” [3:6] Whereby the world that then was, being overflowed with water, perished: —> Almost the entire church world believes this flood to be the flood of Noah’s time, BUT, it is NOT. It is the flood from Genesis 1:2 “...The Spirit of God moved upon the waters.”. This—as we are about to learn—was billions of years ago, and Father is telling us here that most of His children are ignorant of this fact. [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. —> Here in this verse—as Peter states—“But the heavens and earth, which are now....” He is referring to our present Earth (Flesh) Age. What’s going to happen? They “are reserved unto—now don't be scared—fire against the day of judgment..” Sadly, a lot of the churches believe that Father is going to destroy His earth. No, that is not going to happen. Peter will tell us when we get to verse v3:10 that Father is going to destroy all the elements (stoicheion — in Greek, in other words, evil rudiments). This earth and more specifically Jerusalem is Father’s favorite place in all His created worlds, and He is not going to destroy it, nor will He allow the inhabitants of this earth (His children) to destroy His earth via nuclear war or any other means. [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. —>
Peter is telling us that one day for Father is, 1,000 years long for man, a week then is 7,000 years long. Father rejuvenated the earth (AFTER HE OVERFLOWED IT WITH WATER WHEN HE DESTROYED THE AGE THAT WAS — katabole — in Greek, in other words, overthrow). We are presently in the 6th dispensation of time and the next is the 7th known as THE LORD’s DAY — Jesus’ 1,000 year MILLENNIAL REIGN. [3:9] The LORD is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance. —>
What is it Father wants from His children? Two things — First Hosea 6:6 For I desired mercy, and not sacrifice; and the knowledge of God more than burnt offerings., and secondly — as is stated here in this verse in II Peter 3:9 that all His children come to Him and repent of their sins.
Father is going to destroy satan — one of His creation because of what he did in rebelling, drawing that third of Father’s children to rebel against Father in the First Earth Age, and for what he did in the Garden of Eden — which we’ll get to a little later.
Sadly, Father will also have to destroy some more of His Children at the end of the Millennium, because of their continued rebellion against Him at the end of the Millennium as can be read in Revelation 20:7-15. But, He doesn't want that, He would rather they all came to Him and repented of their sins, but, sadly that isn’t going to happen, so He WILL destroy ALL THE EVIL THINGS because NO SIN or UNCLEANLINESS CAN BE NEAR HIM. [3:10] But the day of the LORD will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up. —>
Nobody, not even Jesus while He was in the flesh, knows when Father will end this age and usher in Jesus’ Millennial Reign. But, Father does give us clues to Watch for as did Jesus while in the flesh, and those clues are recorded in Father’s Word.
Again, we are seeing in this verse that all the elements, in the Strong’s Concordance, this is Greek word number: Greek, - στοιχεῖον, - stoicheion, pronounced - stoy-khi’-on, and means: Neuter of a presumed derivative of the base of G4748; something orderly in arramgement, that is (by implication) a serial (basal; fundamental; initial) constituent (literally); proposition (figuratively): - XXXXelement; principle; rudiment. Total KJV occurrences: 7.. So, in othere words, all the evil rudiments are going to be destroyed, it is the evilness NOT HIS EARTH that Father will destroy. How will He do this? Hebrews 12:29 For our God is a consuming fire..
How and when did all this take place? Let’s go to several more places in Father’s Word and read what He says about how He created His earth, and about His flooding it after satan’s fall. We’ll start with Isaiah 48:18, and yes, I realize that we covered this verse above in this Study. However, it’s important enough to cover it again: 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. —> How did Father say He created His earth — perfect, to be inhabited by His children. He didn’t create it a void and wasteful place. It was only after satan fell that Father destroyed the Age that was, and ushered in this Age of flesh man.
We can go to the poles of this earth and find tropical plants, and frozen animals with butter-cups still in their mouths. The dogs that pull the sleds can still eat the meat from those thousands of years old creatures. The earth was created from pole to pole with no ice and no desolation, but an event happened to caused the earth to become that way, and Father is telling you here that He is the LORD, and He created the earth perfect. So, we see from this verse that something happened between Genesis 1:1 and Genesis 1:2. That the earth that was created perfect and with habitation, became a complete waste and empty of life, even to the point of the stars and sun not existing for a certain period of time.
Some preachers and Bible thumpers would try and have you believe that the earth is only six thousand years old, however that age is related only to the family of Adam, the race of “ruddy” complected individuals that show blood in their face. That is what the word “Adam” means in the Hebrew as we’ll find out at the end of this chapter Genesis 1, and also when we get to Genesis 2. We know from simple scientific fact, and by physical evidence, that this earth is millions, even billions of years old, and only Father knows the actual time. He created the earth, after Christ and His Holy Spirit and Wisdom, then Father ELOHIM created all souls and placed them upon the earth. We lived for millions, even billions of years with Father in the First Earth Age, and then, sadly, there was a rebellion by one of those souls, that one named — satan. Our adversary satan was so good at deceiving Father’s children, that one third of all the other souls followed him.
Father then had a choice: (1) destroy satan and all those souls (Father’s children) that followed him OR (2) destroy the Age that was and bring in a new Age, thereby giving all His children the opportunity to be born in the flesh—which He Himself also did—unknowledgeable of the Age that was and what their status was during that time, in order for them to have the opportunity to prove to Father that they love Him, will obey, Honor, Follow, Serve and Worship Him.
Can I back this claim up in Father’s Word? Well, let’s allow Him to tell us about it. Turn with me to Jeremiah 4, as this is where we’ll go to next for our learning about what happened to the Age that was, but before we get to Jeremiah 4, we’ll make a pit stop in Jeremiah 1 first, in order to read concerning Father knowing us prior to this Age: Jeremiah 1:4 Then the word of the LORD came unto me, saying, [1:5] “Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee; and before thou camest forth out of the womb I sanctified thee, and I ordained thee a prophet unto the nations.” —> Father is telling Jeremiah and us that it is He Who places our soul into our mother’s womb. That He knew us, just as He knew Jeremiah, before Jeremiah—and we too—was even conceived in his mother’s womb did Father know him, it is He Who determines where and when we will be born, and it is also He Who chooses for us be a prophet for Him in order to fulfill His plan.
Father foreknew Jeremiah, and knew that he was qualified to do the task that Jeremiah is about to be commissioned to do. Jeremiah had earned the right to fulfill this position, even in the first earth age.
It is so very sad that Christianity has so few Biblically literate scholars, that their follow Christians cannot be taken into a clear understanding of Father’s Word. As far as Father’s Word is concerned, sadly, most Christians today are on about a fourth grade level. The understanding of the first earth age, requires that you dig into the languages of the Scriptures. The Christians of today are limited to the short span of six thousand years — from Adam’s time—and in their thinking—they are completely ignorant of all time prior to then.
Tell me, if there was no Age before this one, how else could Father tell Jeremiah that He knew him? Same with Jacob and Esau as we previously discussed in Malachi 1:2-3 and Romans 9:11-13? What about also in the New Testament the times Father, through one of His chosen ones, talks about those “He predestinated” in Ephesians 1:4-5 and 11, before the foundation of the world—Greek word number: G2598, - καταβάλλω, - kataballō, pronounced - kat-ab-al’-lo, and means: From G2596 and G906; to thrown down; - cast down, lay. Total KJV occurrences: 3.? Without an Age before this one, the questions cannot be answered. So, now that we have established that there was an Age before this one, let’s continue on and see where Father says that He destroyed the Age that was. We’ll pick it up in Jeremiah 4:22: [4:22] For my people is foolish, they have not known Me; they are sottish children, and they; have none understanding: they are wise to do evil, but to do good they have no knowledge. —> Father is showing His disappointment in His children—us—here. The word “sottish” in the Strong’s Concordance, is Hebrew word number: H5530, - סכל, - sakal, pronounced - saw-kawl’, and means: From H5528; Silly: - Fool (-ish), Sottish., so we see that He is telling us that He is disappointed in His children because of their foolishness and stupidity in listening to, and being deceived, by false preachers, and “unknowledgeable preachers.” Listen, for He says, “if you don’t think that I am going to bring destruction at the seventh trumpet of this Earth Age, you had better look back at the first Earth Age, because satan rebelled then, and I destroyed that Earth Age.”
Father is setting the stage for us here as to what He did to end that First Earth Age, and it is an example of what He is going to do at the end of this Age of flesh man. He is reminding us—His children—that we have been foolish and always listen to man and their foolish traditions. Sadly, most of His children prefer not to Study His Word, but instead prefer to listen to the foolish doctrines of men’s traditions. Who do you listen to, man or Father? The definition of one that has no knowledge is stupid. There is only one place to gain the knowledge from Father: and that is to Study His Word and ask Him as He tells us in Matthew 7:7: Matthew 7:7 Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you: [7:8] For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened. . [4:23] I beheld the earth, and, lo, it was without form, and void; and the heavens, and they had no light. —> Father is telling us here exactly what He did to His earth before, this was in that first earth age, when He ended the age that was. The “earth” spoken of here in the Hebrew, in the Strong’s Concordance, is Hebrew word number: H776, - ארץ, - erets, pronounced - eh’-rets, and means: From an unused root probably meaning to be firm; the earth (at large, or partitively a land): - Xcommon, country, earth, field, ground, land, Xnations, way, + wilderness, world..
We’ve already read—at least twice—Isaiah 45:18 where Father says He created His earth to be inhabited, so we know that it somehow BECAME WITHOUT FORM and VOID. He says that He did not create the earth a waste land and void, it became that way when He shook it. [4:24] I beheld the mountains, and, lo, they trembled, and all the hills moved lightly. —>
Imagine all the hills and mountains around this earth moving in one massive earthquake. This cannot be the flood during Noah’s time because during that flood, Father didn’t shake His earth, He only brought the rain for 40 days and 40 nights. So this definitely is a different flooding, and this time, there was a shaking too. [4:25] I beheld, and, lo, there was no man, and all the birds of the heavens were fled. —> Further proof that this was not the flood of Noah’s time, because during that flood Father destroyed every being on the face of the earth except those eight Adamic souls—Noah, his wife, their 3 sons and their wives—and two—one man and one woman—of every other race created on the 6th day. Let’s read Genesis 6:19: Genesis 6:19 And of every living thing of all flesh, two of every sort shalt thou bring onto the ark, to keep them alive with thee; they shall be male and female. —> The word “flesh” in the Hebrew, in the Strong’s Concordance, is Hebrew word number: H1320, - בּשׂר, - Basar, pronounced - baw-sawr’, and means: From H1319; flesh (from it’s freshness); by extension body, person; also (by euphemism) the pudenda of a man: - body, [fat, lean] flesh [-ed], kin, [man-] kind, + nakedness, self, skin., so as we see from Father, He told Noah to take two of every race of mankind aboard the ark with him (including two of Cain’s—satan’s—offspring) and not just two of every animal, like most preachers, Christians and church houses teach. Father destroyed all the birds and creatures, along with man. Go back 2 verses, to verse vGenesis 6:17, and read where Father said He was going to destroy all flesh. You cannot use all flesh in that verse and mean it to mean man, and then use it 2 verses later and mean only animals.
When we look at the plates of the land masses of the earth, it is obvious that there has been a shaking that took place. When satan fell away from Father in the First Earth Age, Father brought about a flood and destruction which left nothing alive to survive into this Earth Age except we in our Spiritual Bodies, and maybe some of the sea creatures. Then, when Noah’s flood came, Father was careful to preserve all flesh, and to take two of every kind aboard the ark. Not only are the animals and birds flesh, but all the races were flesh also, including the satan’s offspring — the kenites, those sons of Cain. [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. —> Father destroyed all their cities, as well as every man and beast of the field. Did you notice that there were ancient cities in that First Earth Age. Father’s Word does not disagree with science that the overthrow took place, and that this earth is millions, even billions of years old. However, sadly, a lot of preachers today falsely say that this earth is only 6,000 years old. Remember what Father called those people back in verse v4:22? Sottish — stupid! They don’t want to, and can’t read the manuscripts, and open their eyes to the evidence that is around them, and see the truths that Father has spoken in His Word.
They like to argue a point in stupidity, and desire to stay away from II Peter 3 where—Father through—Peter makes it clear that there are three Earth Ages. They can only understand what sits right before their eyes, and have been taught in their traditions. There are many sites scattered all around Father’s beautiful earth where there is physical evidence of creatures that existed, which just are not in existence today. If the earth is only six thousand years old, why do we have the skeletal remains of so many creatures that roamed the earth far before flesh man was created? And don”t give me that old — garbage line from the scientists, that man descended from apes and there are those remains. Because if you, as a Christian, believe the scientists concerning that bunk, then you do not believe father or His Word.
Have you never read the story of the “behemoth” in Job 40:15-19? It is the story of the dinosaurs that roamed the earth millions and billions of years ago, which ate grass like the ox, and had the strength of a cedar tree in his tail. Father made this earth to be inhabited, but satan rebelled and Father destroyed the First Earth Age.
So many people say, “why can’t we find flesh remains of those men and women that existed then?” We are living in the Flesh Age of man that is common only to this Earth Age. At the sounding of the seventh and last trumpet, at the coming of the LORD, all flesh will then be changed as Paul states in I Corinthians 15:51: I Corinthians 15:51 Behold I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed, [15:52] In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed. —> This time is not very far off when all flesh bodies will take on the form of their incorruptible bodies, and the Elect of God will also take on their immortality into that incorruptible at that time also. All souls will be in their spiritual bodies then.
Let’s return now to Genesis 1 and continue to learn from Father what took place.
Genesis 1:3 And God said, “Let there be light:” and there was light. —> As we’ll see, almost every verse in Father’s Creation Story starts with and contains several other mentions of the word “and.” This is a Hebrew figure of speech, and in this case it is known as a “polysyndeton” and it means that there is much more that took place than what is actually being said in the verse. In our verse here, Verse v1:3, that it means there was more to Father saying, “let there be light.” So, let’s try and find out what else was going on when Father stated this phrase. We’ll start with — II Corinthians 4: II Corinthians 4:6 For God, Who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, hath shined in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ. —> This is in complete contrast to II Corintians 4:4 which reads: II Corinthians 4:4 In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, Who is the image of God, should shine unto them. —> Father’s and our adversary is the “god” of this world Age, and he has blinded those who wish not to believe or love Father, we can next look in John 8:12: John 8:12 Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, “I am the light of the world: he that followeth Me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life,”, and now continuing on, we next come to John 9: John 9:5 As long as I am in the world, I am the light of the world.”, and one more place, Revelation 21: 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. [21:24] And the nations of them which are saved shall walk in the light of it: and the kings of the earth do bring their glory and honour into it. —>
So, as we see, there was much more than was actually expressed.
The unusual thing about this though, is the fact that the light was not located until the next verse.
Genesis 1:4 And God saw the light, that it was good: and God divided the light from the darkness. —> Light dispels darkness. Try walking into a room with a little light and see what happens to the darkness — it disappears, now try walking into a lit room, bringing with you a little darkness and see what happens — the light stays and the darkness fades away. Obviously we can’t walk into a room with a little darkness, but you get the analogy.
Let’s look at this now, and think of it on a Spiritual level. At the end of the First Earth Age—at the “Katabole”—when Father looked and saw His children that were trying to follow Him, He separated them from those who were following after satan. He protected those who loved Him from those who did not, likewise also, He WILL protect us in all our ways. We have several places in His Word that we can cite as our examples and, we’ll start in Deuteronomy 10: Deuteronomy 10:12 And now, Israel, what doth the LORD thy God require of thee, but to fear the LORD thy God, to walk in all His ways, and to love Him, and to serve the LORD thy God with all thy heart and with all thy soul, [10:13] To keep the commandments of the LORD, and His statutes, which I command thee this day for thy good?, which of course is also reflected in Psalms 91: Psalms 91:11 For He shall give His angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways. [91:12] They shall bear thee up in their hands, lest thou dash thy foot against a stone. —>
As long as we keep in “our ways,” which of course are the ways of Father, He will protect us.
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. —> On the first day of This Earth Age—the day Father started creating AFTER the Katabole—here is what started to take place: His Spirit, The Holy Spirit — “Ruach” in the Hebrew, moved upon the face of the earth sort of like it moved upon the waters in verse v1:2 above. What happened when His face moved upon the earth? His Holy Spirit filled His earth with Light, and without the Holy Spirit, there is only darkness. This is what He meant when He said “Let there be Light.” His Holy Spirit filled the earth in preparation for us to be here in the flesh which will take place within this chapter as well.
This “... And the evening and the morning were the first day.,” to find how long of a time span this was, we turn to II Peter 3:8: II 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. —> So, day one was 1,000 years long. Remember I said the word “and” is a polysyndeton, meaning much more happened than what is actually said, this is what assists in understanding it all. So on that first day, — that one thousand year period, a whole lot happened while He prepared His earth in this age for our arrival.
Also within this first chapter, Father will reveal His entire plan to us IF we pay attention. Verses v1:3-5 are NOT dealing with the sun and moon, for they will come at a later day. But it is dealing with the presence of the Holy Spirit of God that is to be present throughout this earth age. That “Ruach” or Spirit, is the first and most important part of the creation, for without The Holy Spirit there is only darkness.
This is also the start of Father’s Plan, which includes you, me, and all of Father’s children. The choice is ours — chose either the “Light,” which is the Spirit of Father — , Jesus Christ — and Father Himself,” or darkness — satan. Ezekiel 28:12-19 declares satan to be “the king of Tyrus,” or to be that darkness in the world. Then if your choice be darkness, verse v28:18 declares your destination after judgment: “...I will bring thee to ashes upon the earth....”
All prophecies in the entire Bible that refer to Father’s Elect, or the children of God—those that happen to be in Father’s will—are called “children of light.” This also applies to prophecies that are given in days, or solar years (see Daniel 12:11). Likewise also, all prophecies dealing with satan, his wickedness, and his children, are given in months, or moons. Satan’s children — they are called the “children of darkness,” or “children of the night,” (see Revelation 13:4-5). Satan is the darkness — the negative part of Father’s plan.
Our adversary satan was here from the beginning of this earth age, and God allowed it in order for him to be a test to us. We’ll discover that he was in the Garden of Eden as the “tree of knowledge of good and evil.” Likewise also, our Lord and Savious Jesus Christ was also there, He was and is the “Tree of Life.” We will read of this later in the second and third chapters of Genesis. When Father refers to trees in symbolism, they are persons.
Notice also, Father declares “the evening and the morning were the — day.” To Father, each day begins at sunset and ends at sunset. Not morning to morning or midnight to midnight like we have been taught and become accustomed to.
1:6-8 Waters. Division between
them. 2nd Day.
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.” —> Firmament in the Hebrew in the Strong’s Concordance, is Hebrew word number: H7549, רקיע, - râqîya‛, pronounced - raw-kee’-ah, and means: From H7554; properly an expanse, that is, the firmament or (apparently) visible arch of the sky: - firmament. Total KJV occurrences: 17., and as we’ll find out in the next verse or so, this expanse — IS HEAVEN.
So, what are these waters that He divided? One, they are just that — waters: meaning oceans, lakes, ponds, rivers and streams, BUT, also as we can read in Revelation 17:15: Revelation 17:15 And He saith unto me, “The waters which thou sawest, where the whore sitteth, are peoples, and multitudes, and nations, and tongues. —> Father was separating we Angels from we flesh man. They were never to mix, never to be together as flesh and flesh — as man and woman, i.e., husband and wife. The angels have all the knowledge of what transpired in the First Earth Age, flesh man, UNLESS Father opens our eyes, is not to know of what transpired, BUT IT IS ALL RECORDED IN HIS WORD — it’s all there for the reading.
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. —> Here He is dividing the Angels which are waiting to be born of woman, from those which have been born (or are about to be).
Genesis 1:8 And God called the firmament Heaven, and the evening and the morning were the second day. —> Want to know what heaven in the Hebrew is? In the Strong’s Concordance, it is Hebrew word number: H8064, שׁמים, שׁמה, - shâmayim, shâmeh, pronounced - shaw-mah’-yim, shaw-meh’, and means: The second form being dual of an unused singular; from an unused root meaning to be lofty; the sky (as aloft, the dual perhaps alluding to the visible arch in which the clouds move, as well as to THE HIGHER ETHER WHERE THE CELESTIAL BODIES REVOLVE): - air, X astrologer, heaven (-s) Total KJV occurrences: 421., notice also it is “Shaw-ma” or — The LORD IS THERE — heaven is wherever Father is.
In the book, “Waters Above,” the author—Joseph C. Dillow—demonstrates how it is possible to have oceans of water in suspension above the earth, it requires that the earth be in a perfect orbital spin. Though this condition does not exist today, it did at one time — before Father destroyed His earth during satan’s casting down.
To show how objects can be set stationary in the heavens, in modern day technology which most nations of the earth use today, we have satellites set in space-orbit for communications. This process is so common today that, even third world countries have their own satellites. These physical masses use earth’s gravitational pull—balanced with an equal centripetal force which would normally throw the satellite out into space—to suspend these objects into a stationary place—orbit—with respect to the earth.
Again, the Book “Waters Above” gave the theory of how that—the separation of two bodies of water by Father—not clouds—placed one body of water on the earth, and the other floating, suspended above the earth, with a space—firmament—in-between—was done, and when NASA’ Voyager II space craft passed by the planet Uranus in 1986, we saw it in reality.
1:9-13 Earth. Fruit from it.
Genesis 1:9 And God said, “Let the waters under the heaven be gathered unto one place, and let the dry land appear:” and it was so. —> We are now on the THIRD DAY of this earth Age, and Father separated the oceans, rivers, lakes, rivers, creeks, streams and tributaries from the land — Father spoke it, and it was so.
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. —> Father created the perfect place for us to live in, during both the First Earth Age, and now again in this Age. He will do so again just prior to the eternity, after the Great White Throne Judgment.
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. —> Have you ever heard of the old “which came first — the chicken or the egg?” — debate? What does Father say that He created first here — the herb or the seed? The answer of course, is the herb.
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. —>
The heavens and the water separation—verses v1:6-8—came about on the second day, and now, it isn’t until the third day that “dry land appears.” There simply isn’t any room for man’s evolution in Father’s creation of the heavens and earth—or anything else for that matter—as we see and witness it, in this Earth Age. Everything that exists — whether creating, making, acting, moving, and speaking — is ascribed to The Living God. There is absolutely nothing in His Creation that can be rendered to chance without a flat denial of Him, and His Divine Revelation.
Sottish man assumes he started from nothing, and progressed to where he is today through “evil-lution,” which is a process of changes which take place through chance. This principle takes place only in human affairs: i.e., developing from a hut, to a modern building; from a canoe, to an ocean liner; from the stick, shovel, or spade, developing into the tractor; and so on.
However, birds still build their nests today, just as they did some 6,000 years ago. The moment we pass the boundary line, and enter the “Divine sphere,” no trace or vestige of evil-lution is seen. There is growth and development within each “kind,” but no passing, change, or evolution out of one kind and entering into another kind. The evolutionist demonstrates his evolution as a chain of processes and changes, all interacting within each other. However, in all actuality, all he has is a bag of individual chain lengths which cannot be demonstrated today as ever having taken place even once. There simply is no connecting of one “kind” of creature specimen to another “kind” of creature.
In fact, scientists have conducted many DNA tests to prove insects do have a common parentage between a number of kinds of insects. However, they proved that there was no way that these different kinds of insects could have ever come from common parentage. It is interesting how the scientific world hushed this fact up, as they are now trying to prove the reliability of this new scientific tool, called DNA... The “Learning Channel” ran a documentary on this particular set of DNA testing in early 1995, and the results of those tests, and pointed out the conflict between the tests, and the evolution theory.
Each part or form of the “theory on evolution” is only invented to explain a partial area of the phenomena of created things. The Word of God, we will see, claims to cover all the ground through Divine inspiration of the Holy Spirit of God. Man uses the term “higher critic,” to give authority to those using human assumptions and reasoning, instead of using sound documentation of physical evidence and the manuscripts of Father’s Word.
The chaos which came after the first age, is now—in these verses here in Genesis—being rejuvenated into a new order of things (life). The grass, herbs, trees, and other vegetation kind is brought back in order to carry on as it did in the First Age, from its own seed. Everything after it’s kind.
1:14-19 Day and Night. Sun
and Moon. 4th Day.
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 for years: —> Both the sun and the moon are given for signs for us in the flesh and farmers know that they plant some of their crops by the position of both the sun and the moon in the sky. Because of the gravitational forces which pull on this earth, it is better to plant potatoes when the moon is full or near full. Why? Have you ever thought of what the tides in the oceans do when the moon is full? They rise, likewise also, so do the water tablets in the earth, and when the tablets are higher, it is better to plant in order for the new crop to receive the nourishing water.
Here on the FOURTH DAY, in this fourteenth verse, we also see another separating taking place though — the dividing of the day from the night. So, now we have the sun, the moon, and the stars and all the other heavenly bodies which make up our universe. The sun and the moon in their orbit give us uniform standard which we call time. It is by their rotational orbits that we can calculate our standard day which is broken down into hours, minutes and seconds and also broken up into days, weeks, months and years.
The other signs that Father is talking about in this verse — the other heavenly bodies, are the stars that make up our Zodiac which the world’s astronomers and astrologers pay close attention to, Father also paid close attention to them when He laid them in their place. Why? Because they tell the entire story of Father’s Creation, including the twelve tribes of Israel — the twelve zodiac signs, AND they also tell of His birth in the flesh as Immanuel — Jesus Christ.
Genesis 1:15 And let them be for lights in the firmament in the heaven to give light upon the earth:” and it was so. —>
Now we see a different type of light, this light emanates from Father Himself, in other words, Truth, guidance, His Power. Have you figured out Which Light this is yet brethren? He tells us Which Light this is in John 8:12, 9:5, and 11:9, we’ll read it from John 8:12: John 8:2 Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, “I am the Light of the world: he that followeth Me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.” —> Only by having Father YHVH in your life can you begin to have spiritual light also in your life. Without Father YHVH, you are constantly in darkness. As we learn from Isaiah 7:14: Isaiah 7:14 Therefore the LORD* Himself shall give you a sign; Behold a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel. —> The name Immanuel in the Strong’s Concordance, is Hebrew word number: H6005, - עִמָּנוּאֵל, - ‛immânû'êl, pronounced - im-maw-noo-ale’, and means: From H5973 and H410; with suffix pronoun inserted; with us (is) God; Immanuel.. In other words, Immanuel being translated means “God with us.” *=From Dr. Bullinger, “This is one of the 134 places wherein the sopherim inserted, or substituted “Adonai” for YHVH. Adonai is the LORD in His relation to the earth; and as carrying out His purposes of blessing in the earth. With this limitation it is almost equivalent to YHVH. Indeed, it was from an early date so used, by associating the vowel points of the word YHVH with Adon, thus converting Adon into Adonai. A list of 134 passages where this was deliberately done is preserved and given in the Massorah (107-115) see Appendix 32. I have indicated these by printing the word like YHVH—LORD—but, adding an asterisk, thus: LORD*. See also Appendix 30.”. We read in John 1:1: John 1:1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. —> And then Jesus declares in John 14:8: John 14:8 Philip saith unto Him, “Lord, shew us the Father, and it sufficeth us.” [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’? [14:10] Believest thou not that I am in the Father, and the Father in Me? the words that I speak unto you I speak not of Myself: but the Father That dwelleth in Me, He doeth the works. [14:11] Believe Me that I am in the Father, and the Father in Me: or else believe Me for the very works sake.” —> So, with Jesus telling us in this verse that, if we follow Him, we walk in the light, and by Jesus and the Father being one, if you have the Son you have the Father also, and you, too, walk in the light, and His/their Spirit, the Holy Spirit, will be in you, and you will never be in darkness. When the burdens of this life begin to get you down, only by turning to the Father and the Son, and inviting the Holy Spirit into your life, can you then begin to unload all the burdens in your life. Jesus tells us that if we yoke ourselves with Him, He will take the heaviest portion of the yoke and our burden will be light. Matthew 11:28: Matthew 11:28 Come unto Me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden. [11:29] Take My yoke upon you, and learn of Me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. [11:30] For My yoke is easy, and My burden is light.” —> Let me give an example: Many years ago, before my wife and I walked with Father, every so often she would be saddened to the point of desperation with the thought of “what’s this life all about? What’s the point in it all if we just die and it's as if we never were?” I would see the heaviness and sadness on her face and ask her what was wrong. When she would ask me that question, I could never provide an answer to her. Little did I know at the time that it was Father calling her (and me) to come onto His path. Only by coming onto His path and into the light, can we have the answer to this question, because today, we both have the answer. The day we stepped onto His path and into the light, was the day that that burden lifted up off her shoulders. It was also the day that that question left her. Only by having Father YHVH in our lives can we have our spiritual eyes opened and allow His light to shine in our lives. Without the Father, The Son and The Holy Spirit, we see only with our physical eyes and are spiritually blinded, and therefore, in darkness. Remember, with the Father, The Son and The Holy Spirit, we become children of the light. Satan and his children are children of the darkness. Father YHVH’s calendar is on the schedule of the sun — days and years. Satan’s calendar is on the schedule of moons — months. Every prophesy of Father YHVH in His Word is by days and years; conversely, every prophesy of satan is by months.
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. —> These lights are the sun and the moon. Father also created all the stars and then set all — the sun, the moon, the stars and the planets in their places and gave them commandment — that they had to stay as He commanded, revolving in their orbits.
Genesis 1:17 And God set them in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth, —> Here is our word “firmament” from verses v1:6-9 again. This is what we see when we look up into the heavens.
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. —> Father set it all in its place and “it was good.” There wasn’t discord or disorder, it wasn’t chaotic, or confusion, it was perfect, exactly as He wanted it and wrote it.
Genesis 1:19 And the evening and the morning were the forth day. —>
The number “four” in biblical numerics stands for earth. Everything about the earth is divided into four: the four quarters, the four seasons, the four points of the compass, and on and on.
1:20-23 Waters. Life from
them. 5th 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.” —> Here on the Fifth Day, Father has created the fishes of the seas and the birds of the air.
But, let’s look at the word “life” as used in this verse. In the Strong’s Concordance, it is made up of two different Hebrew words, and we’ll look at both of them. The first is Hebrew word number H5315, - נפשׁ, nephesh, pronounced - neh’-fesh, and means: From H5314; properly a breathing creature, that is, animal or (abstractly) vitality; used very widely in a literal, accommodated or figurative sense (bodily or mental): - any, appetite, beast, body, breath, creature, X dead (-ly), desire, X [dis-] contented, X fish, ghost, + greedy, he, heart (-y), (hath, X jeopardy of) life (X in jeopardy), lust, man, me, mind, mortality, one, own, person, pleasure, (her-, him-, my-, thy-) self, them (your) -selves, + slay, soul, + tablet, they, thing, (X she) will, X would have it. Total KJV occurrences 753..
The second Hebrew word that makes up our word “life” in this verse is Hebrew word number H2416, - חי, - chay, pronounced - khah’ee, and means: From H2421; alive; hence raw (flesh); fresh (plant, water, year), strong; also (as noun, especially in the feminine singular and masculine plural) life (or living thing), whether literally or figuratively: - ; + age, alive, appetite, (wild) beast, company, congregation, life (-time), live (-ly), living (creature, thing), maintenance, + merry, multitude, + (be) old, quick, raw, running, springing, troop..
Let’s put this all together. The classification form used in this twentieth verse is the first and lowest form applied to life, and is directed only to the very lowest animal forms. Though “nephesh” is used 754 times in the Hebrew Old Testament, it is used in the lower case form (to lower animals) only twenty two times. It is applied to the “soul of man” 472 times.
So, we see that, on this, the FIFTH DAY of the creation, the first life formed were in the seas and oceans, and then came the birds of the air. Father gave each of these creatures, from the tiniest single cell life form, to the whale, their “nephesh” (Life). In each kind of life formed, Father gave the ability to do all the functions within the limits of that kind, and no more.
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. —> Father created all these creatures “After Their Kind” — no evil-ution there. The “THEORY” of evil-ution is just that — THEORY, just like the “big bang THEORY.”
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.” —> He didn't say let the fishes multiply with the birds — He said after their kind. Man is so sottish; he just has to mess with every thing. Have you heard the latest tag that man has attached to Father’s creatures? Man has attached the tag of homosexual to the animals. I saw this past week in the headlines — “Zoo Going to Force the homosexual male Birds to mate with the female birds,” oh there are more, all you have to do is search the web.
Genesis 1:23 And the evening and the morning were the fifth day. —>
Pay particular attention here because we are on the 5th day of creation and Father has just created the fishes and the birds, but, more importantly, something of great consequence is going to happen on the next day, not verse, but day.
1:24-31 Earth. Life from
it. 6th Day.
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. —> Now, Father, on the SIXTH DAY creates first, the non-domesticated animals — the deer, squirrel, lions, tigers, elephants and such.
Today, sottish man climbs into a cave, or goes to the deepest part of the oceans and finds a creature that has neither eyes, nor color in the pigment of it’s skin or shell and says, “look, it has ‘evolved’ in order to live in these parts” — NO, Father Created them that way in order to live where HE PLACED THEM.
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. —> Everything ORDERLY — NO CHAOS in His creation.
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.” —> Several things have to be paid attention to here in this verse: (1) What day are we on in this Earth Age “creation story?” We are on the Sixth Day, and Father has just said — “Let us make man;” (2) Who is He talking with when He says “Let US,” “In OUR IMAGE” and “After OUR LIKENESS?” At this point in time according to man, even Christian man, there is no one except Father. So, just who is He talking with and what is He saying? He is talking with the “Sons of God — the Angels, His creation — US and He is telling US that He is going to make us in the Flesh, AFTER OUR OWN IMAGE — exactly like we looked in our Spiritual Bodies.
There is no doubt in my mind that He told us beforehand—i.e., before we agreed to be born into this flesh age and were indeed born in the flesh—that He was going to destroy the Age that was, and then, bring us forth in the flesh, and that He too would come in the flesh. It is here that He asks us — Will You be Born in the Flesh? He asked us — individually — not collectively — AND WE HAD TO GIVE ANSWER TO HIM. In other words, we’ve already walked, and talked, and spoken with Him on an individual basis — WE KNOW FATHER — He is NOT some far off being that we will one day get to meet. Here in this verse, He is going make us in OUR image, and He is going to make Him — CHRIST — in HIS IMAGE. Another thing, angels don’t have wings because, we didn’t\don’t have wings.
Let’s look at the word “man” as used in this verse. In the Strong’s Concordance, it is Hebrew word number: H120, - אדם, - 'âdâm, pronounced - aw-dawm’, and means: From H119; ruddy, that is, a human being (an individual or the species, mankind, etc.): - X another, + hypocrite, + common sort, X low, man (mean, of low degree), person., this is where we derive the name ADAM from, from the word in the Hebrew, though it was not really a name, but yes, the first male in the Line through which Christ will come will be named Adam. Notice also, the word Adam means — ruddy complected. What does ruddy mean? It is a complexion—an appearance, cast, or tone—of the skin. Here is dictionary.com(s) definition: “ruddy. You can say that it means to “show blood in the face,” either by being burnt by the sun, or by becoming embarrassed or excited.
Note that Father first created the fish, then the fowl, and then the beasts; then, following their creation and multiplying, Father created man i.e., all the different races of mankind. Father then gave man the dominion over all the animal kingdom. He gave the animal for man to hunt for food, and fish to catch for food, fowls to hunt for food, as well as taming them for domestic use. Man is the highest form of all life on this earth, though many movements today act as if they don’t know it when they place the value of their soul, little more then animal life.
It is also through this “man,” i.e., the Sixth Day Created man, that in the future, Cain will take his wife, who is a resident of, and lives in the land of Nod.
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. —> So, on this, the Sixth Day, Father creates both male and female, and all the races that are upon the face of the earth, and they are exactly the way they were in their Spiritual bodies, exactly the way He wanted them, AND FATHER looked and it was good. If everybody taught, knew and understood this, I believe there would be so much less racial tension in this world.
This man though, is not “the man\seedline” through which Father will come in the flesh. He will come later through a different “man,” a man who He will “form” after the 7th day, the day of “rest.”
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.” —> What do we read in Revelation 4:11? Revelation 4:12 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. —> Again, Father was happy with His children that He created in the flesh, and will be for quite some time, it isn’t until later that He becomes disappointed and unhappy with flesh man.
Did you notice the phrase “replenish the earth” in this verse? In order for something to be “replenished” it first had to exist prior. This earth was populated with the Sons of God (we in our spiritual bodies) in that First Earth Age of time; and now, Father is saying to repopulate it with flesh man. There are only two times in Father’s Word where He says to “replenish His earth” and both times come after a destruction by a flood. This is the first time, and the second will come when He again sends the flood during Noah’s time.
It is sad that the “evolutionist” can find animal forms dating back thousands of years prior to any skeletal remains of mankind, and they just cannot accept the fact that (1) we were there in our Spiritual Bodies, and (2) since we were in Spiritual Bodies, therefore, there are no bones from man, so the “evolutionist” then cannot accept “there were animals and no man.” So, what does the “evolutionist” do? He makes a monkey out of himself—both figuratively and “literally”—and says that we came from monkeys. In fact, the earliest specimens of man were carbonated to within the limits of Father’s creation. It was the link that “evolutionists” claimed to be the link between monkey and man. However, by other testing, it turned out to be a chimp; very strange indeed. Remember, “kind after kind?”
Father made man, and all things for His pleasure. Have you given Him any pleasure lately? Have you stopped to thank Him for all the blessings He has bestowed upon you, or just to tell Him that you love Him? You know that you are made in His image, and He has feelings just as you or I do. When you fall short, just ask His forgiveness and He will forgive you, for He loves all of His children.
Just like this line of man is not the line through which Father will come in the flesh, this line of animals are the wild beasts, the line of domesticated animals will come later as well. Man is to have dominion over all of Father’s animals. What does this mean? It means that we can have the wild beasts for food, but we are NOT to be stupid and kill unmercifully, just for the sake of killing, remember they were and are created for His pleasure. Now, even though at this point in His creation on this — The Sixth Day, we are not YET told that we can eat the wild animals — He created them and will later tell us that we may eat certain ones, but at this point as we’ll see in the next verse, we are only to eat the fruit from the trees.
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. —> These are instructions from Father: eat the fruit of the tree, and also the plants and vegetables, and it shall be good for and nourish your bodies.
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. —> Here, Father tells man that the green herb is to be for their diet, both for man and for beast. It is also why in the future, when Father brings our forefathers up out of Egypt, He’ll tell them that they make eat the animals which eat herbs, He never told them they could eat animals which eat other animals. The animals which eat other animals he will use to clean His earth, in other words, they eat the dead carcasses so they don’t lie there and bring disease upon the earth.
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. —> At the close of the sixth day, the earth and all life forms, plant and animal alike, were in existence. The condition of the earth was inhabitable, and all the stars and planets were set in their places in the heavens. We know that the condition of the earth was such that Father intended for mankind to have a very lengthy life span. The Age of mankind that is recorded in the Bible prior to the flood of Noah’s time, was upwards of eight to nine hundred years, and greater. We also must agree that it was good, for Father repeated; “and it was very good” after the days creation.
Going back in time through the recorded generations, there are not that many, in comparison to the time evolutionist would have us believe. When we compare Joseph’s father in-law—Jesus’ step-father’s—lineage in Luke 3:23-38, we notice a continuous line from the creation of Adam to Jesus. It is interesting that there are seventy seven (77) generations from Adam to Jesus Christ. Seven in biblical numerics denotes “spiritual completeness.” You might say the double sevens (77) would be a double witness to “spiritual completeness;” the birth of our Lord Jesus Christ.
On the Sixth day, “male and female created He them” Father created all the races; however, in the creation of “Adam — eth-ha-Adam” we will see in the next chapter that Father’s stated purpose for Adam, and His intent for the Adamic race are that they are ’to till the ground.” That means that, they are to be farmers — to till the soil.
The races go back much farther then the Adamic race, maybe a thousand to even upwards of six thousand years. The Adamic race, the race which will be created in the next chapter, Genesis 2, which I’ll call the “Eighth Day creation,” is important though, for through it came the Savior of all mankind and all races, our Lord Jesus Christ.
Dec 2010 † Updated: Dec 2017
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