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Earth & Man: The Center of the Universe

Preface

For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts. (The Creator)

Anyone can be a monkey’s uncle based on what scientists tell us about the origin of earth and man.  At some point, for us Christian folk, the Bible was our foundation for such information; but now the boys down at the science lab have banged their heads together so much, they have created the Big Bang Theory to contest God’s word of truth.  They “know” for example, the earth is not six or seven thousand years old as Scripture suggests because of carbon dating; and our ol’ terrestrial ball was a chance cloud of cosmic dust and gas, spinning and circling around the sun for billions of years that happened to compress together and become the earth.  They also know the origin of man was its gathering of itself  into a one-celled organism from an inanimate sea of chemical soup.  And from there, the beginnings of humanity turned into a slug which slithered and beached itself on shore, eventually becoming an ape, and then transforming itself into a man.  This was done by what they call the natural selection process, also known as evolution.  Or is that evilution?

I would admit, however, if I believed in evolution, some of my fellow evolvees have not quite made it to the top of the tree yet, and are still hanging by, and clinging to, the lower monkey limbs below.  Oops! I inferred that some out there are monkeys. It must be a white racist’s comment.  Sorry about that, and I’ll offer apologies to my mischievous white children and others of the same race, having used that metaphor to describe them, and my dogs, puppies, cats, and kittens.  I suppose if I were a bit more in the public eye, Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson could get some press mileage out of my slip.  And come to think about it, why doesn’t the NAACP expose the professional black racists who prey upon ignorant American Negroes for their own self-enriching agendas?  Answer: Birds of a feather flock together.

Of course, we Christians understand the only way to change the heart of man, in regards to race and other social issues for godly good, is through the miraculous Creator’s ability to take what one is and create a new creature out of it.  This is done without legislation, bussing, quotas and affirmative action.  I would, therefore, submit that the Reverend Al Sharpton and the Reverend Jesse Jackson are not reverends at all, but are, indeed, disciples of Frederick Douglas, and procure their daily bread by applying Douglas’ motto, “Agitate! Agitate! Agitate!” to the applause and support of other black racists.

Now let’s take a look at how God began to agitate, agitate, agitate atomic particles, in the beginning, to make things very good.

In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.   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.

Funny thing, God didn’t beat around the bush when he identified himself as the Creator in the first sentence of Genesis, and maybe that was meant to be a not so subtle in-your-face message to the Big Bangers that would materialize down the road, who, “Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools.”

We might note that God didn’t just voilà things out of nothing to produce the earth, but choose a substance to start with, like a sculptor starts with a block of marble in his studio before he begins to chisel away the pieces and fashion something he sees in his mind’s eye.  In God’s creation, the substance he started with was water.  And isn’t it interesting that we understand there is no life without water, and this is why scientists are trying desperately to find some of the stuff on other planets, hoping they aren’t all alone in the universe – that is - alone with God.

At first, I figured the deep, the waters that God worked with, was a frozen mass of H20 and all the minerals that would make up the universe contained within, like a giant frozen mud ball. But if it was a mud ball or pure water, where did that dark and formless material come from?

Well, maybe you have noticed when the Lord did many of his miracles, he didn’t poof them into existence out of thin air.  For example, there was the manna God provided for the wandering Hebrews for forty years, which he brought forth from the dew on the ground; and enough water flowing from a rock for a couple million people and their livestock.  Other notable miracles, to name a few, are Samson’s thirst quenched by a percolating fountain from the hollow of a jawbone of an ass, which he had used to kill a thousand Philistines; and the turning of the waters of the Nile into blood.  There were also the bitter water at Marah which was made drinkable and sweet by casting in a certain tree into the pond;  the rod of Moses which was turned into a serpent; and Aaron’s rod that budded almonds.  Then, in the New Testament, the Lord Jesus turned water into wine; took a few loaves of bread and fish (a couple of different times, as a matter of fact) and multiplied them into more bread and fish; created a large school of fish in the water to be caught on two separate occasions; and, of course, the many healings he performed on unhealthy or dead bodies that were made whole.

Here’s something to think about:  If God started with water in his creation process, could he not take the components that make up water (electrons, protons, neutrons, and other things known and unknown) and put them back together suitable to build the whole universe?  I think so, but probably, no lowly scientist will entertain that idea because they are too smart in this world to think so, for “the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned.”  Scientists today are really trying to create a god in their own image: a god, or even no god, that conforms to their little finite intellects.  Too bad for them because God is so complex, that the three-quarters of a million words of Scripture is simply a textbook  primer, and from there, the supernatural Holy Ghost teacher only begins to teach us.

And so, when time began in the beginning, the Creator of the Universe embraced his project in the studio of eternity with his Spirit, and said, “Let there be light: and there was light.”

Day 1

And God said, Let there be light: and there was light.  And God saw the light, that it was good: and God divided the light from the darkness.  And God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night.  And the evening and the morning were the first day.

The “light” in the above scripture has been set to country gospel music in Hank Williams’ song, “I saw the Light” (1948).  Indeed, Saul of Tarsus saw this same light on his way to Damascus almost two thousand years before.

 “I Saw The Light"

I wandered so aimless life filled with sin
I wouldn't let my dear Saviour in
Then Jesus came like a stranger in the night
Praise the Lord I saw the light.

Chorus

I saw the light I saw the light
No more darkness no more night
Now I'm so happy no sorrow in sight
Praise the Lord I saw the light.

Just like a blind man I wandered along
Worries and fears I claimed for my own
Then like the blind man that God gave back his sight
Praise the Lord I saw the light.

I was a fool to wander and astray
Straight is the gate and narrow the way
Now I have traded the wrong for the right
Praise the Lord I saw the light.

You probably noticed, in God’s account of the creation on the first day, the sun did not generate the light, as the sun wasn’t placed in space until the fourth day.  Thus, anyone with a flicker of Holy Ghost illumination would conclude, when God spoke his mind and began to manifest his handiwork, and said, “Let there be light,” the light was the spiritually begotten light of God, his Word.  Just think of all the things the Almighty could have expressed at this momentous occasion, but he chose, “Let there be light.”  (Probably some significance there, aye?)

In John’s gospel, it states about God’s Light, the Word of God, “All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made.”  Then, John continued, and identified the Word as the person of Jesus Christ who is “the true Light, which lighteth every man that cometh into the world.”

As you can read, on that first day of creation, there was an evening and then a morning.  And it was a complete day in spite of the earth having no sun to orbit or need to revolve on its axis.  Some may ask, “How long was the first day without the solar celestial timepiece, the sun?  Could each day have been millions or billions of years long which would account for evolution?”  I think not.

Isn’t it obvious why the Creator said there was an evening and a morning on the first day?  It was to give us an inkling of how great and wonderful he is by creating everything during six literal twenty-four-hour cycles.  But if he had made everything in only a second, there might have been left not much of a parable for us to contemplate.  Interestingly, also, he didn’t describe the first day as going from morning to evening, but as going from evening to morning.  This reflects how a child begins his life in the darkness of his mother’s womb, and then, at the appropriate time, emerges from the womb into a world of light.  It is also like one who lives in spiritual darkness, and then, sees the light of God and decides to live for the Lord Jesus and in his enlightenment forever.  In fact, God taking one from darkness to light is just the opposite of what the devil does by driving one away from the truth and into spiritual darkness.  Therefore, we read, God divided - made a difference - between spiritual light and spiritual darkness, so we would know what is good and what was is not.

It’s unfortunate for scientists, though, who still live in the dark ages and cannot fathom the creation of the cosmos in six days, and have to keep adding billions of years to their theories.  They must do this because their god, the little created god of their finite imaginations, is not big enough to make the heaven and the earth in six days.  Consequently, the more billions of years they tack on to their theories, the greater the odds are for the creation to happen, they figure, by chance.  After all, if you give enough monkeys enough time and enough paint, they will paint an exact copy of the Mona Lisa, by chance.  The truth is, however, the infinitely powerful God of Genesis literally created everything in six days and this is why those who know the Light can sing with Dee-light, “Praise the Lord, I saw the light.”

Day 2

And God said, Let there be a firmament in the midst of the waters, and let it divide the waters from the waters.   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.   And God called the firmament Heaven. And the evening and the morning were the second day.

Mr. Fleming, our 8th-grade science teacher, said about his class, “We are not concerned with who created the universe but how he did it.”  This seemed like good thinking to us who were challenging parental authority and forced to attend church services once a week where we were waterboarded by boredom.  Cancelling Whodunnit out of the equation was also appealing as we had been tainted by institutional religion.  And maybe institutional religion left its telltale stain on the great men of science, as one is hard pressed to find any that left an observable Christian footprint behind while they unraveled the secrets of the universe, whether Newton or Einstein.  The latter, it seems, opted for the “agnostic“ label for his public belief in God, owing to his worldwide popularity.  Ol’ E=MC 2's  unkempt hairdo and sockless shoe wearing was not too far out of the orbit of conventional relativity for his time and space, but being identified as an atheist was, and might have sucked him into a black hole of obscurity.

Coincidently – not - I saw on YouTube’s Sixty Symbols recently a video entitled,  Do Physicist believe in God?  The channel is made up of physicists and astronomers discussing various topics.  In the above-entitled video, the six scientists questioned did not believe in God, and responded from a flippant prideful arrogance to a mindless giggling girl’s, “No.”  Evidently they didn’t believe in God because there was no evidence to prove his existence, and thus, are sadly reserving for themselves the galactic wrath of the one they deny.

Because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God hath shewed it unto them.   For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse:  Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened.

I wrote in their comments section under the video, “Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools.”  And believe me, at some point all the atheists will be sorely disappointed after taking their last breath on earth and the next one in eternity as they are tried at the white throne judgement by the non-existent God, and subsequently baptized into the lake of fire forever.

This brings up an important question about the credibility of scientists who call themselves atheists.  According to the word of truth, “Who is a liar but he that denieth that Jesus is the Christ?  He is antichrist, that denieth the Father and the Son.”   And if one believes that word, how can one not wonder if the sun is actually revolving around the earth as was predominately thought for ages.  Eventually, what and who is at the center of the universe will be addressed in this continuous report, and wouldn’t it be funny if the truth about the creation is a matter of looking at it from God’s perspective or the antichrist’s perspective?  Anyway, atheists and agnostic scientists have made, probably, some valid observations about the creation which ought no to be discounted, and in spite of themselves, gives glory to the Creator.

Well, remembering what the 8th-grade science teacher said, it seems that the first chapter of Genesis is actually more concerned about who created the universe than how it was done.  However, I must admit there is a curiosity about God’s method.  As mentioned in the Preface, it seems the Almighty wants us to understand in the creation, he started with something to do something, in the same way, he started with you as a born-a-sinner and made you something very good by transforming you into a born-againer.  (If this has happened to you, you ought to understand.)

In the scripture at the start of this entry, there was nothing hanging around in the universe at the beginning of the second day of creation other than a mass of waters.  There was no sun or moon or stars; only the waters and whatever was contained within them.  I like to think all the material of the universe was made up of the formless mass and then God separated earth’s elements from the elements that would become the rest of the universe, by creating a firmament between them.  A “firmament” being a firma/solid expanse between the waters above and the waters below.  Not a vacuum of empty space but a space of solidity, described by NASA Scientists and others as being roughly 68% dark energy and 27% black matter, besides the 5% that has been already detected by the eye and instruments.   Surprise, if you thought space was empty, it is not.  Evidently it is full of stuff; not to mention the spiritual composition which is more real and eternal than scientists can or ever will detect.

So, God first got things rolling by speaking spiritual light into the picture, the true Light, which is the Word of God, and this Light lights every man that comes into the world.  (John Chapter 1)  The Word of God is also known as Jesus Christ…

Who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature:  For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him:  And he is before all things, and by him all things consist.

Therefore, everyone having been exposed to the Light of God is aware, or was aware at one time, there is a beginning and there is an ending, a heaven above and an earth below, with a God to acknowledge or a God to reject.  My friend, along with those facts, there is also a hell to shun and a heaven to gain, which is the truth – believe it or not.

Day 3

And God said, Let the waters under the heaven be gathered together unto one place, and let the dry land appear: and it was so.  And God called the dry land Earth; and the gathering together of the waters called he Seas: and God saw that it was good.  And God said, Let the earth bring forth grass, the herb yielding seed, and the fruit tree yielding fruit after his kind, whose seed is in itself, upon the earth: and it was so.  And the earth brought forth grass, and herb yielding seed after his kind, and the tree yielding fruit, whose seed was in itself, after his kind: and God saw that it was good.  And the evening and the morning were the third day.

And God saidand it was so.

It is a gold nugget of truth concerning the creation - “And God said… and it was so.”  Not only is it a truth, it is also an important theme; a key revelation of one of the Almighty’s attributes and something the Lord wanted us to understand right away - in the beginning. 

On the third day, God spoke the earth into a form with definitive sea and land features and planted the ground with vegetation.  And thinking ahead, note that Adam and Eve, who were created in the image and likeness of God, and unlike the fabled sea slugs that slithered out of the chemical ocean of soup onto dry land, would have innate gardening abilities.  This is a metaphor in regards to God’s spiritual children who have instinctive abilities to tend to the Body of Christ, the church.  Some may sow, some may water, but it is God that gives the increase.

And concerning those who like to tinker in gardens like scientists, we know that everything God created was good - very good.  And there was, and is, no need to fiddle and genetically Frankenstein the seeds of his plants or people, either.  If you think about it, ever since the fall of man, things have been getting worse and worse.  And as hopeful as one can be with all of those concocted ecology and peace projects to straighten things out, the state of earth and man has, and will become, so debauched and perverted, God will destroy the formerly good creation in his celestial incinerator...

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.

Yes, Al Gore, the world is getting hotter and hotter and one day “Global Warming” is going to get as hot as hell!

Anyway, I got the truth about, “And God said… and it was so” unexpectedly while having the opportunity to examine a retired missionary’s Bible one day.  Not only had he been a missionary for over half a century, he was a gifted linguist and a translator of the Holy Writ in two languages which published out as a bilingual Bible.  He was also an author of various academic books until he went to be with the Lord at 93 years old.  So, being only 32 at the time mentioned, and just a kid to the hoary-headed scholar and the others present, I silently sat and listened respectfully to the old timers chat.  However, curiosity got the better of me after noticing the missionary’s Bible within reach of the sofa I was sitting on.  So I picked it up and started thumbing through it, hoping to find some gold verse nuggets underlined, figuring the motherlode had been struck.

Well, initially I was surprised while fanning the pages and didn’t see any underscored verses or notes in the margins, and was slightly alarmed that my big chance to discover a bonanza of truth wasn’t going to pan out.  However, like any miner, no one struck it rich in the first shovel of dirt, and in short order, I decided to systematically start at the beginning of Genesis and assay things a bit more carefully.  There they were: the only underlined phrases in the three-quarter of a million words of Scripture held in my hands, “And God saidand it was so.”  These seven words, without the words in-between, were underlined six different times in the first chapter of Genesis.  At first, the few sparkling specks of truth were a disappointing quantity.  But after thinking on the matter, one can realize the 24 carat purity of those golden flecks of fact and a very good thing to learn in the beginning of one's Christian life.  It means, what God says will come to pass, and what God says is the way it is in spite of what things look like, or what anyone else says, including hardboiled eggheaded scientists.

As you may recall, on the first day when the Creator said, “Let there be light,” God noted the light was good.  But on the second day when he divided the waters above the firmament from the waters below the firmament, he didn’t give such an assessment.  And this may be because dividing the waters was only a preparation for the final creation of the earth and heavenly bodies yet to be formed.  Anyway, you can read in the other creation days, everything was pronounced good, including the final evaluation of God’s six days of work at the end of Genesis Chapter  1, “And God saw every thing that he had made, and, behold, it was very good.”

Also in regards to the third day, there are two declarations of good.  The first was after the gathering the waters together into seas and the appearing of the dry land called earth, and the second came after the planting of its vegetation.  Thus was the formation of the kingdom of the sea and the kingdom of the land, both of which man operates in today.  Interestingly, revealed in the last book of the Bible, are the two final antichrists, one rising out of the sea and the other out of the earth.  Out of the kingdom of the sea emerges a political beast, the head of nations, having a monetary system that enslaves men into a worldwide Babylon.  This beast controls the multitudes with armies and merchants of the sea.  And out of the kingdom of the earth emerges a spiritual beast, the head of false faiths,  having a religious system that enslaves men into worldwide idolatry.  This beast controls the multitudes with the political beast’s “fire come down from heaven on earth in the sight of men.”  You know, fire from heaven as in guns, bombs, missiles and drones.  Both of these kingdoms are in operation today, my friend, and you live in the midst of those kingdoms now.  (Revelation 18)

Listen: Things are not going so good since the beginning and to God’s gardeners has come the warning, “Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues. For her sins have reached unto heaven, and God hath remembered her iniquities.”

How about you?  Have you come out of this world’s politics and religion?  Or are you so well grounded and rooted in them, seeing you see, and do not perceive; and hearing you may hear, and not understand?  If so, “Repent: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.”  The kingdom of God is for those who are created in God’s likeness and image and born of his spirit.  If that includes you - that is very good.

Day 4

And God said, Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days, and years: And let them be for lights in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth: and it was so.  And God made two great lights; the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night: he made the stars also.  And God set them in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth, And to rule over the day and over the night, and to divide the light from the darkness: and God saw that it was good.  And the evening and the morning were the fourth day.

Sitting in Dr. Robert T. Dixon’s junior college astronomy class was a science requirement, and the lesser of several evils to choose from; another being Cecile Johnson’s biology course which I bailed out of twelve years earlier to become a hippie.  Dixon’s classroom, way-back-when, had a device that could project the heavenly bodies passing through the night sky on its specially constructed domed ceiling. Dixon was a Christian, and I figured he’d be a better instructor than the others, who, “Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools.”  The class ended up a great place to get some details on the Creator’s handiwork.   And as a side note, Dr. Dixon said he owned a radio wave detector and attributed his wife’s cancer to the use of the microwave oven, and that is why I don’t have one today.  Have you ever noticed those who use microwave ovens, mounted particularly at head level, can be likened unto space cadets?

On the fourth day of creation, the earth stood by itself in nothingness, and it wasn’t revolving around the sun to mark the 72 hours that had passed already.  Nor was Tierra Firma a glob of galactic cosmic oobleck traveling in the yet to be created Milky Way.  At the beginning of the fourth day, God got around to fashioning the secondary celestial bodies for the benefit of the soon to be inhabitants.

As you can read, the first function of the sun, the moon, and the stars, was to illuminate the earth and its plants, animals, and people.  One might reflect on God’s lighting system and how he didn’t just insert a few stationary gigantic incandescent bulbs here and there.  The sun, for instance, methodically travels through the sky in a slightly altered path each day, creating seasons in the process, while lighting and shadowing things differently every minute.  This accentuates and draws attention to the natural sea and landscapes.  And try as they may, artists have attempted to duplicate the Master’s esthetic skills for thousands of years but cannot.   And when the sun goes down, the earth’s nightlight - the moon - waxes and wanes in its appearance and brightness over the month.  The moon also traverses the sky in a more complicated course than the sun, and has a backdrop black as coal, speckled with bazillions of twinkling stars of different hues, and planets that don’t twinkle.  The firmament, so modestly depicted in Dr. Dixon’s astronomy class, moves from east to west, with some of the celestial players engaged in their own patented maneuvers,  and a few have moons of their own.   Yes, God made the two great lights; he made the stars, also.  How great thou art!

This then is the message which we have heard of him, and declare unto you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all.

One of the obvious signs the celestial bodies represent is how the sun dominates the day like the Lord Jesus, “the Sun of righteousness,” dominates the spiritual realm.  (Malachi 4:2)  Jesus Christ is the light of the world and the light of life, and also head of the church.  The moon, on the other hand, dominates the night, like Satan dominates the spiritual darkness, and he is the head of all antichrist religions.  Then there are the stars which represent the host of heaven, the angels of God, with some being more prominent than others.  A third of these fell from heaven’s throne, led by the would-be usurper of God, Lucifer, who went from being the “light bearer” to being the bearer of darkness.  Now he is entitled, “The Prince of the darkness of this world.”   And if you think about it, perhaps all of God’s angelic creatures described in Scripture were created on the fourth day.

By the way, did you ever notice when the sun is shining in its strength, the other stars disappear?  This is like the Lord Jesus Christ outshines anyone else in his church: for he alone is worthy to receive all glory and honor and praise.  Of course, that may not be true in your church as other alleged ministers of the Lord seem to outshine Christ most of the time, the likes of Luther, Knox, Wesley, and the Roman pontiffs.  Also, there are the “ten thousand instructors in Christ;” many being the contemporary “wandering stars”  Jude writes about.  The starstruck tell on themselves when they say whose church they go to, e.g., “I go to Joel Osteen’s church,” “I go to Greg Laurie’s church,” “I go to T. D. Jakes’ church.”  Obviously, these are not the Lord Jesus’ church by their own definitions.  And if they don’t have a religious star to follow or chase, they more than likely have launched their factious denomination or gaudy church building into the orbit of predominance, and they, like bugs, gravitate toward them and are known as luna-ticks.

By the way, if you listen to the wise Master astronomer, he will reveal many signs of the heavenly bodies to you.  One may think the most famous sign was the star the wise men followed to find the King of the Jews, Jesus Christ, and said, “we have seen his star in the east, and are come to worship him.”

Finally, something else to remember about the fourth day:  The sun, and the moon, and the stars are still used as God’s time piece for man to count his years, days, and minutes while here on earth.  And as sure as there was a point in eternity when time began, there is a point in eternity when time will cease.  Are you ready to meet the Lord?

Day 5

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

You may have noticed so far, everything God created was made in a systematic way, rather than the random one-out-a-zillion-chance method.  After all, you don’t take all the loose individual components of a computer and throw them into a cement mixer’s drum, churn it around for a couple of billion years, and then dump out an Apple laptop.  What are the odds, aye?  Obviously, there is a method to the Maker’s technique.  Talking about the Maker…

When I used the word Maker above, the thought crossed my mind that it might be one of the names of God – and it is – and used several times in Scripture.  And rightly so, Noah Webster’s 1828 Dictionary defined the word…

MA'KER, noun The Creator.

The universal maker we may praise.      

1. One that makes, forms, shapes, or molds; a manufacturer; as a maker of watches, or of jewelry; a maker of cloth.

Job, for example, said about the Creator…

I will fetch my knowledge from afar, and will ascribe righteousness to my Maker.

We can read that the creatures of the sea and the fowl were created on the fifth day and both were brought forth from the waters.  Perhaps you have found this peculiar that warm-blooded whales and birds and cold-blooded fish were fashioned at the same time, and from the same source.  This is unlike the land animals and man that came from the earth.  Well, if you think about it, the sea and bird animals have something in common: the sea creatures swim in the water, and the birds swim in the air.  Of course, you won’t find that in a science textbook but it does make biblical sense.  As a matter of fact, even today, and maybe owing to God’s textbook, man has used customized terms (nautical terms) for ships that sail in the seas, and, nowadays, for airplanes that fly in the skies.  For example, vessels that traverse the seas are called ships as are vessels that navigate in the air, and both are commanded by captains.  Also, both kinds of vessels use similar terms such as port and starboard to designate left and right; aft and stern are used for the rear of a ship or tail of an airplane; and both sea ships and air ships measure distances by nautical miles.

So, at the conclusion of this day, once again God saw all that he had made and saw that it was good.  And it is still so good in spite of ecological degradation over the years, that I am beyond measure amazed at documentaries about sea creatures.  These aquatic ones are so diverse, colorful and intricate, it moves me with tearful emotion to know, beyond a doubt, how marvelous is the Maker.  How can there not be a God that made all these complex animals?

Well, the real odds worth considering about this planet’s creation, if you’re interested, are…

It’s a 100 out of a 100 chance your life is going to end here one day, as well as all the other animal and plant life, whether you believe in creation or evolution or in anything else.  Are you ready to meet your Maker?

The rich and poor meet together: the Lord is the maker of them all.

Day 6

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

On the sixth day of creation, God used a different process to create the land animals than he used to create man, as man and animals are not in the same category - obviously.  This fact evolutionists do not like to face and are still betting their long-ago relatives were tree-swinging apes, which justifies their lower nature’s beliefs and actions.  Conveniently, they hope, there is no one to give accountability to for what they do in this life, and especially to the God they reject.

The animals, we read, were brought forth from the earth as marine creatures were brought forth from the sea, but man was personally molded and shaped by the Creator into his image and likeness.  (By the way, God’s first animals are noted as “good,” so genetic modifications were not necessary.)

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.  So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.   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.

Interestingly, man is only a reflection of God and not the real thing: a reflection being an image like a mirror or a photograph.  It does reveal, however, that man is a living thinking rational being, emotional and contemplative like God, but not God or a god.  And if you would consider it, when God became flesh and dwelt among us, he came as a man and not as a bull, or one of the Twelve Olympians, or a cold and lifeless figure carved in stone, or a design on a piece of cloth hoisted high above our heads to be saluted and adored .  Thus we might conclude, as Jesus Christ fully revealed the Father’s character and attributes, he also revealed his eternal physical form in his Son Jesus Christ.  Therefore, we humans may also be the physical reflection of the Creator.  And when we get to heaven, we will see the physical and eternally resurrected body of the Lord Jesus Christ sitting on the throne, and in any other form the Almighty chooses to reveal himself as.

Please note, if all people were made in the image and likeness of God, it will do them no good on judgment day when the Lord separates the sheep from the goats if they do not have the name of God written in their foreheads.  This important fact is omitted by the mindless parrots of theology and their myna bird disciples. Listen: To be a son of God and enter into the kingdom of heaven, one must have God’s name supernaturally autographed in their forehead, which is his personal stamp of approval in whom he is well pleased.

And in regards to foreheads, most everyone has heard of the mark, name, or number of the beast in the forehead of the doomed in Revelation Chapter13.  But conversely, in the first verse of the following chapter, it states, “And I looked, and, lo, a Lamb stood on the mount Sion, and with him an hundred forty and four thousand, having his Father's name written in their foreheads.”  The hundred forty and four thousand is a reference to the whole Body of Christ, the church, also noted in the last chapter of the Bible, “And there shall be no more curse: but the throne of God and of the Lamb shall be in it; and his servants shall serve him:  And they shall see his face; and his name shall be in their foreheads.” (Revelation 22:3-4)  And looking back at Revelation 12:8,  one can read that all the saved have God’s name, and the name of God’s city, written on them, “Him that overcometh will I make a pillar in the temple of my God, and he shall go no more out: and I will write upon him the name of my God, and the name of the city of my God, which is new Jerusalem, which cometh down out of heaven from my God: and I will write upon him my new name.”  Wow!  It’s like having the passport for heaven issued to you.  (Also to be noted are Revelation 7:3 & 9:4.)

Therefore, the believers have the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost – The Lord Jesus Christ - spiritually and indelibly written in their foreheads: the place where conscious thought resides.  Are your conscious thoughts dominated and focused on the Lord Jesus Christ?  Do your thoughts and life gravitate and revolve around “the Sun of Righteousness?” (Malachi 4:2)

Also, take notice of the colon (:) in, “Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea…”  This explanatory punctuation is followed by one of the greatest likeness of God that man had: having dominion over all other creatures, even as God has dominion over all that he created, including angels, fallen or not. (Hebrews 1:14)  However, that dominance was short-lived after man’s fall from grace.  But man, having a natural predilection to dominate his environment, has, by his fallen nature, tried to dominate all creation for his own evil agenda.

Going on, we can read that God commanded man to be fruitful and multiply and replenish the earth:  fill it up and make it full with mankind.  However, scratching just a bit below the surface of that fact, we know God meant, more importantly, to fill the earth with his spiritual sons and daughters by the propagation of the gospel of Jesus Christ.

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.   And to every beast of the earth, and to every fowl of the air, and to everything that creepeth upon the earth, wherein there is life, I have given every green herb for meat: and it was so.  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.

Of Course, we can talk about the original menu offered to man and see it was diverse and strictly vegetarian.  But if we are going to think above our bellies, we might relate the diet to spiritual food.  As you remember, when God got a little more specific about the bill of fare, he told the first couple they could eat of all the trees in the garden, except of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil.  This was a spiritual prohibition.  However, eating from the tree of life, the Word of God, was not barred.   So what does it mean?  May it suggest spiritual fruit in the world comes from men who are bearing different kinds of fruit called doctrine.  Therefore, one may eat of the trees for spiritual food, but to eat spiritual fruit from the tree of knowledge of good and evil is strictly forbidden.  To feast, however, from the spiritual tree of life is the good and healthy choice, meaning the Word of God.

As I was going over God’s blessing on man again, I did a bit more studying on the word blessed, which in one sense means adored.  And if you think about it, is there a better blessing to have than the Maker adore man, his greatest creational work fashioned by his own hands?   Anyway, it gave me an added perspective on the love of God.  And in spite of the fall of man, we, God’s adopted children through the Lord Jesus Christ, are blessed and adored as well, and this is the reason why earth and man are the center of the universe.  As you might imagine, it is all a matter of perspective what and who is at the center of it all.  Do earth and man revolve around the sun, or do the sun and the universe revolve around the blessed of God?

Friend, imagine if you could firmly hold the earth in a moving science model of the solar system, and move the rest of the model around with the earth stationary.  What would happen?  The sun and all the other planets would revolve around the earth in a more complex manner than you have been taught, and in a way which only God could Mastermind.  Yes, it’s all a matter of perspective.  By the way, this is not the Theory of Relativity; it is the Fact of Relativity.  Let him that hath ears to hear, let him hear.

In conclusion: If you cannot picture with the creative mind God has given to you, that the solar system and the universe revolve around earth and man: the center of the universe, then perhaps your ancestors are the evolutionary missing link, and you are just a monkey’s uncle after all.

God loves you.  Read your Bible.  The truth is in there or the truth you are trying to avoid.

The End

 

Maranatha


The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen