Genesis 1 opens with God moving upon the face of the deep. In Lesson 1 we discovered that Genesis 1 and the creation is a mirror of what happens in New Testament Salvation. For an individual to be saved, it will take a sovereign act of God’s Spirit moving upon the darkness, chaos, confusion, emptiness and waste to transform the human heart. Only God can create and change the human heart. In Salvation He transforms our hearts and makes us new creations in Him. Only God can change the desires of the heart. If God doesn’t move man has no hope. On the day of Pentecost God moved and filled that place with His Spirit. He empowered the believers in the upper room to become His witnesses. We need a move of God in our lives. That starts the process of Salvation.
In Lesson Two God Spoke. When He spoke things began to happen. As with Salvation, man needs the spoken Word of God to be saved. The Word testifies of a patient, merciful and Gracious God. The Word builds faith and gives hope and begins the process of creating us into His likeness. The Word is quick and powerful. The Word of God is Creative. It makes alive. It transforms and builds faith in God.
The Third thing we see is that God said let there be light. There is no life without light. Every living thing needs light. The Bible tells us that many will come to the light and there deeds will reproved. Light illuminates and reveals. Jesus gave us a parable about the widow woman that lost one coin, she lit a candle and swept and searched until she found it. Light was needed to find that which was lost. Man is lost without God. He is in darkness, but when light come forth, if man will approach the light and appreciate the light, he will be changed by the light of God’s presence. The Bible tells us that God is light and in Him is no darkness at all. The Light of the Gospel has shined in our hearts to give witness that we serve a God that loves us and gave Himself for us. The Scriptures tell us that Jesus was the light. Some approached the light and some refused the light because their deeds were evil. What are you going to do with the Light?
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.
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.
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.
22 And God blessed them, saying, Be fruitful, and multiply, and fill the waters in the seas, and let fowl multiply in the earth.
23 And the evening and the morning were the fifth day.
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.
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.
In the Book of Genesis, GOD created everything to reproduce itself. The established Principle of Kind begets Kind. Notice how often the Word of God emphasizes after their Kind. Orange trees do not produce apples. Pear Trees do not produce Bananas. Plum Trees do not produce watermelons. GOD said that the grass, the herb and the fruit’s seed was in itself, Genesis 1:11. Even Jesus said that torns and thistles not not produce grapes. When GOD created the Heaven and the Earth, He programed all living entities to reproduce after it’s kind, including people. Some ignorantly try very hard to deny the existence of GOD by saying that we evolved from monkeys or some slime, billions of years ago. The evolutionist have never found the missing link, because there is none that ever existed. Dogs don’t have kittens. Giraffes do not have Elephants, and so on. God divinely placed a separation between the species. David said we were fearfully and wonderfully made. Isn’t it amazing that some will deny the orderliness of creation and the Divine Intervention of The One True GOD? Truly, GOD is, and He created everything for his pleasure.
The evolutionist also contend that the world was created by a big bang. Think about how ridiculous that is. Have we ever heard of an explosion creating order. Have we ever seen an explosion build a building, build a car, or build a human life? Explosions do the opposite, they destroy, they tear apart, they create destruction and chaos, they kill life, not make it. So when people think about a big bang theory, they are saying that all of the orderliness we enjoy on this earth evolved by an explosion. All of the orderliness we see daily in our universe was created by an explosion? I think not. I do have an answer, In the beginning, God created the heaven and the earth. God is a God of decency and order. All things were created by him. He is the Only True Potentate and Lord Almighty. He is the incomparable God. There is none like HIM!
Speaking of Kind Begetting Kind; The disciples of the Lord were with Him 3-1/2 years, watching Him, Listening to Him, Observing Him reach out to the Hurting, Afflicted, Tormented, Diseased and Sick. They saw His Works. They saw him raise the dead. They saw Him Heal the Multitudes. Jesus went about doing good and healing all that were sick and oppressed of the devil. When it came time for Jesus to depart from them, they were told to tarry in the City of Jerusalem until they be endued with Power from on High. What they received on the Day of Pentecost was Jesus on the inside. He filled them with His Spirit Acts 1:8, Acts 2:1-4. Kind Begets Kind. He Baptized them with the Holy Ghost and Fire as John The Baptist Prophesied. They went out and did what He did, because they were begotten of God. They were empowered with the Presence of God in their lives. They received His Spirit, They cast out devils as He did, They raised the Dead as He did, They healed the sick as He did. It was said by men that they turned their world upside down, actually they righted it, They turned it right side up. can you imagine a hopeless world? Had Jesus not died for our sins to provide redemption, had Jesus not given us the opportunity to have our sins forgiven and remitted. Had Jesus not given us the Promise of the Holy Ghost, how could we bear his Image? (See My ” Last Adam” Blog.) We could never truly bear His Image if we do not have His Spirit.
Have you received the Holy Ghost since you believed? Receive Him. Let His Spirit guide you into all truth. Let His Spirit Teach You and Show you things to come. Let His Spirit produce the works of Christ in You.
Peter said The Promise is unto You and to your children and to all that are afar off even as many as the Lord shall call. Acts 2:39.
GOD BLESS YOU in your search for Him.