Genesis 1:1 In the beginning God created the heaven(s) and the earth.
God is making this announcement - in the beginning of the history of mankind and man's relationship with God, He formed the physical, natural heavens and the earth.
In verses 2-5, God is telling us about Day 1 of His week of creation. About His preparing to bring form to the earth and finish with filling the heavens. He created what was needed for life to exist - water - and created what was needed to bring physical reality into existence- atoms - the building blocks - composed of space, matter and energy. I believe it is important to recognize all of this makes up Day 1 of the six literal ordinary days of God's Creation Week.
2 And the earth (matter) was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep (space). And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters (to create and support life).
3 And God said, Let there be light: and there was light (energy).
4 And God saw the light, that it was good: and God divided the light from the darkness.
5 And God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And the evening and the morning were the first day.
About three months ago, I experienced a precious and deeply touching experience. I received a vision as I was pondering how to approach explaining water and light as described in Genesis 1: 2-5. In this simple vision, I am looking downward from high above and through the darkness in the far off distance I see light and a patch of water. What I realize God was doing was giving me a glimpse of the beginning, His beginning of His process for the creation of our physical earth and heavens. He made me see and understand that the earth took on form first and then on Day 4 God created Earth's sun and moon and also the stars and put them in place - He formed the heavens and their hosts on Day 4. He did His spoken work in the order described in Genesis 1. He created in His order all to prepare for the creation of man and man's habitation of the physical, natural earth.
I think the idea of there being a gap between Genesis 1:1 and 1:2 has done much harm to our mindset concerning God's Account of Creation. I have written on this in previous blogs. But here, I just want to point out that our mindset needs to change to recognize that Genesis 1 verses 2-5 are all a part of Day 1 and stop thinking that verse 2 is describing the earth as being covered with water and void because of a former civilization of pre-Adamic man that included dinosaurs accompanying the fall of Lucifer and that this civilization ended with a catastrophic flood destroying it. God's Word does not support this nor does the physical evidence support these made up imaginations of man.
Verse 2 is describing the original beginning, the original creation, not a new beginning. I would hope that in your heart you will come to realize how much we dishonor God when we choose to believe man's word instead of or beyond God's Word. God - the Father, The Word, The Holy Spirit - was there at the beginning and sinful man was not!
Without Water There Is No Life!
Space probes to other planets always search for liquid water to see if life forms could be present. But Earth, the place God specifically created physical life forms, IS the only planet where water is found! This is fact. The truth is God created earth and provided the needed elements for His creation of man to exist - spirit and soul housed in a physical body.
Water is absolutely essential in liquid form for all key systems of life. Adults are about 55% water. Circulation, digestion, reproduction, and respiration are all dependent on liquid water.
Water is one of the most primary of physical reality. Water deifies normal chemical theory. The chemical union of two gases (hydrogen and oxygen) is not easily produced or broken down. Water is virtually a liquid mineral and is a misfit to other compounds, expanding when it freezes, enabling it to float. God's wonder ingredient for all of physical life.
Spiritual Water for Thought - Scripture
John 4:14 But whosoever drinketh of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst; but the water that I shall give him shall be in him a well of water springing up into everlasting life.
Revelation 21:6 And he said unto me, It is done. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end. I will give unto him that is athirst of the fountain of the water of life freely.
Revelation 22:1 And he shewed me a pure river of water of life, clear as crystal, proceeding out of the throne of God and of the Lamb.
Revelation 22:17 And the Spirit and the bride say, Come. And let him that heareth say, Come. And let him that is athirst come. And whosoever will, let him take the water of life freely.
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Thanks again Sister Dorothy for present God's Word-Genesis ' account of Creation as 6 literal days! Looking forward to more of this study! In Christ-Dave
While world commerce runs on oil as the most precious commodity, life's most precious commodity is water. From the first day of creation we have seen its importance to humankind.
Two Biblical examples are Abraham's wells and the Samaritan woman at the well, receiving the Living Water from Jesus.
While there is water elsewhere in the universe, none has been found in sufficient quantities to support life. Earth, as created by God, is unique in the universe to our knowledge... and many are searching to disprove that without success.
Water is rapidly becoming a scarce commodity on earth as well. Not just in the arid regions but throughout the world. As in the ancient Biblical lands, water rights have shaped nations, brought neighbor against neighbor up until today.
Water can also bring people together. In two weeks, my home church will dedicate four bore holes (wells) in Northern Ghana with four more in progress. God revealed to Pastor Michael His call that we bring water, both H [sup]2[/sup] O and Living, to the people of Northern Ghana. We now have an ongoing covenant relationship and missionary presence with some 22 churches in N. Ghana.
Our earthly lives depend on the water of God's creation. Our eternal lives depend on the Living Water of God's love and grace.