In Genesis 1:1 we are told that God created the heaven and the earth. Many people read this first verse as preserved in the King James version of the Bible and immediately began to cast a shadow of doubt upon the minds of men by stating that the word heaven in verse one should be heavens, which of course implies that the translators of this version of the Bible made a mistake. I do not take this approach in handling God’s preserved words to the English speaking people.  I choose to believe that a God that is big enough to create everything that is unseen and seen is big enough to see to the fact that specific men that love him and his words are used as the mechanical means by which those words are protected, preserved, and passed on to others.  In first Thessalonians Chapter 2 verse 13 we as members of the church the body of Christ are told by our apostle Paul, the apostle of the Gentiles or nations that when we receive the word of God we should receive it as it is in truth, the word of God etc. another words when we come to the book, come with the belief that God has communicated truthfully with mankind, all that he has chosen to about the history or past, present and the future contained in the pages of Genesis 1:1 to Revelation 22:21.

 Stated even more simply we believe we hold in our hands a book written and preserved by God. Wherefore it is my understanding that God is communicating with the reader the big picture first in verse one and that is the ever existent One; God created two separate realms or places. It is interesting to notice He starts from where he is first and moves outward I. E. He created the unseen realm heaven first and then the verse speaks of where we are the earth or the seen realm. It is my contention that God is giving us the lay of the land as it were from his perspective downward, since we know from Scripture his throne is located somewhere in the far reaches of the northern hemisphere. In verse two of Genesis by starting off… And the earth it is as though via the Holy Spirit of God through his words we are taken back in time to witness the earth being formed by the hands of God Almighty, watching through the eyes of faith the earth come into its form and existence.

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In the books of Deuteronomy and Daniel we are told that the secret things belong to God. We must remember that they remain secret or hidden until God chooses to reveal or unveil or uncover them. The word of God is a book of or a collection of a progressive revealing or revelation of the deep and secret things of God(see Daniel 2:22) it is a humbling and sober thought to realize that we as members of the church the body of Christ have been given all the secret things of God as revealed to us in Genesis through the book of the Revelation. We must remember this means we have been taken spiritually via the words of God as revealed throughout the pages of his holy or set apart book, and been given invitation to the very councils of God.

 No wonder the Holy Ghost, the third member of this triune Council can state through the apostle Paul that we have the mind of Christ. See also first Corinthians 2:1 through 16. In verse 13 of the above-mentioned passage we are told to compare spiritual things with spiritual. Jesus said that the words that he spoke are spirit and life. All the words of the Bible are Jesus’s words. It is written in Psalm 40:7 in the volume of the book it is written of me. The Holy Ghost who is the real teacher of the word of God exhorts us through these verses of first Corinthians 2:1 through 16 to compare words written in one part of the word of God with other words written in another part of the word of God and this is the mechanical means or way that God’s word speaks to a believer today; remember natural man, that  is someone who has not believed in the finished cross work of Christ(see first Corinthians 15: 1-4) this is the gospel or good news that must be believed to be changed from a natural man to a spiritual man. Now back to Genesis 1:2. When the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters… what was he doing? In Psalm 104:3 we find an answer. We read who layeth  the beams of his chambers in the waters. See also verse five… it means the earth has foundations plural. A foundation is defined as the basis on which something stands or is supported. Verse six of this same chapter explains how the waters or deep get there.   

Ray Anderson

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