The Harmony of the Universe –

 Back to Genesis chapter 1.

Some of you may be wondering if I am saying that evolution has a part in creation. There is not the least bit of scientific evidence for evolution. There is absolutely absent in all of the record any evidence for creation coming about by evolution. There is a great move among, what do you call astronomy and physics? Astrophysics! I subscribe to an astronomy journal and in the last several years this deep space telescope, Hubble, is just overwhelming us with the evidence of a creator.

You can not move the moon one degree further out or further in without destroying the earth. And, everything in this galaxy is like that. And yet, not a single scientist has looked up into the night sky and seen two of the billions times billions times billions of those things crashing. And they are coming to see that isn’t just in our galaxy, the Milky Way galaxy, which is medium sized, composed of just two or three billion stars and there are that many more galaxies of stars. But astronomers are seeing interdependence. It’s like they are all webbed together. And the universe is expanding near the speed of light. You see, there is no way, no way that the creation of new galaxies, the expansion and creation of all the new stuff out of the vastness of space, is happening near the speed of light and has since the beginning. Out of nothing, out of nothing. There’s no evidence for evolution but there is evidence that He did not create it a waste place and void according to Isaiah 45:18.

What I am sharing with you is not from John Brown. It’s held by many. And you do not have to hold this view for this to make sense. We’re in the trouble we’re in in the church because we are letting traditions translate for us and we do not need to do that. It is because of our traditions.

There is an exercise for seeing. If you say that you see, you are blind. But if you were to say “I cannot see,” you shall see. I cannot see what God is wanting to show me because my eyes are full of what He has already shown me. I cannot have new revelation if my old revelation is in the way. You cannot give me something if my hands are full. Seeing requires our coming to a place where we recognize we cannot see unless God shows it to us. And we need to come to God that way every time. It’s called being poor in spirit. It’s coming to Him recognizing, the only way we’ll ever see, the only way we’ll ever hear, the only way we’ll ever know, is if He reveals it – He hides it.

Go to Genesis 19:26. Before we read verse 26, what is the setting? Sodom and Gomorrah! Lot and his wife and his daughters are fleeing Sodom and Gomorrah. And as they are fleeing, Sodom is being destroyed and God tells Lot, “Don’t look back!” Someone looks back.

Verse 26:

“But his wife, from behind him, looked back, and she became a pillar of salt.”

And that’s certainly a mistake because the word that says “became” is the exact same Hebrew word that is translated in Genesis 1:2 as “was.” “And she looked back and was a pillar of salt.” It’s the exact same word. It can be translated “was,” but it is often correctly translated as “became.” So when we read Genesis 1, verse 3, to say “became” is as accurate as to say “it was.” Now, you may want to choose to believe that the word is “was” and that is quite all right. But the word may mean “it became.” And I think the text of Isaiah 45:18 as well as the evidence indicated that something happened between the creation of Adam and Eve and the serpent beguiling them in the Garden. All of creation began at the first of those six days, and I believe there were literally six days in which this earth that became a waste place and uninhabitable, was created. But I don’t believe God created it a waste place or uninhabitable. There had to be a whole lot going on in the heavens in a very short period, possibly just a few years, for a third of those that God created in the heavenlies to all be deceived and cast down. Now I believe this because I believe the evidence speaks it but it doesn’t have to be interpreted that way. You choose. But I believe if you see it that way, you’ll see how much more glorious God’s way of working is. Because we were in God’s heart, perhaps not just for 6000 years. And when you see how it ends up and recognize what all has transpired just to get to the place where the bride of His Son, where His sons and daughters are coming forth.

 His Glory In All Creation –

After all the rebellion, all sin, all sickness, all death is done away, it then begins with the glory of the Lord filling the earth as the seas cover and manifesting itself throughout all creation.

You wrestle with it. You don’t have to accept that. But you’ve got to do something with it. Because if there is this galactic war, if there is this war in the heavens, and the evidence is there, both in your life and in the Scriptures, that it began somewhere and it had to begin somewhere before Genesis chapter 3, verse 1 and Genesis chapter 1, verse 2.

In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. Am I saying there may be a creation prior to the heavens and the earth? Am I saying there is a possibility? Okay. I’m not trying to sell you on my interpretation. I’m trying to challenge you not to arrive at my conclusion but to recognize that there is this battle that began somewhere before Genesis 3:1.

I believe that, from my point of view, it greatly enhances an understanding of all that we have seen and are seeing and all that God is intending to do to recognize that the universe is much older than it seems. It has been around much longer than 6000 years which is really my explanation. I believe it answers the difficulties we have between Genesis 3:1 and Genesis 1:2 and that period of time, that small period of time. I think from verse 2 on is seven days. But I think before verse 2 there is an indeterminable time, and I believe it does not support evolution. I’m not in any way trying to support evolution, but I certainly believe that God has been building this for much longer than some allow.

There has been a much greater period of time for God to prepare things for us and His ultimate intention. 6000 years may be enough to make it as glorious as it could ever be but as I come to understand things, I see that it is far more glorious than I ever imagined that He has been working from. I don’t know when, but all of it has been in preparation for what He is about to do in conclusion as recorded in Revelation 19 – 22. That’s really all that I am saying. You don’t have to accept this but I believe that it is true. You might see it differently but you will answer many other questions that we’ve not been doing a good job at answering, and I don’t mean evolutionary questions. One of them would be the evidence. I’m not talking about carbon dating or any of that, but just the evidence of astronomy in terms of the speed of light and the time it takes for light to travel and how far away we know some things are. God could have created the universe in an instant. But He may not have. He might have taken a great amount of time to get ready for us.

Well, let’s continue. You don’t have to accept that, but I believe it’s significant for you to deal with it.

 God’s Purpose In Creation –

 Ephesians chapter 3. I am going to begin in verse 8. Now I am getting down to how He’s going to deal with what is going on.

To me, the very least of all saints, this grace was given, to preach to the Gentiles the unfathomable riches of Christ, and to bring to light what is the administration of the mystery which for ages has been hidden in God who created all things; so that the manifold wisdom of God might now be made known through the church to….WHO? …to the rulers and the authorities in the heavenly places. This was in accordance with the eternal purpose which He carried out in Christ Jesus our Lord.

 

God is so big. From the very beginning He had an eternal purpose that was to be fulfilled in Christ, but not Christ Jesus in heaven alone but by the many membered body of Christ. I’m referring to 1 Corinthians 12:12, which says that Christ is many membered.

The church is many membered but the church is the body of Christ. But Scripture makes it very clear in 1 Corinthians 12:12 that Christ is a many membered body. And that many membered body is called the ¹Ekklesia. And that Ekklesia from eternity past, that Ekklesian Christ, that body of Christ was intended to reveal, bring to conclusion and administration of this mystery that has to do with this rebellion. God is taking that which for a little while He has created a little lower than the angels, the Hebrew writer says, for a little while.

You know, you can not even find the earth with our most powerful optical telescope if it were placed on the nearest star, Alpha Centauri, you couldn’t even find the earth with our optical telescope, the most powerful optical. We’ve just discovered just recently that there is another 8 mile across planet in our solar system. Have you read that? They think it’s a ball of ice 8 miles across or may be larger than that, I don’t know. I mean, this earth is a little thing. When we talk about billions of stars in our galaxy, we’re not talking about the planets, we’re talking about suns. Here on this little, bitty, insignificant seemingly planet, which just takes 10,000 times 10,000 happenstances for it just to be able to support life. And then on this little insignificant planet of this modest sized star in the modest sized galaxy, He creates a little being that you can not even find from our near moon with a telescope – you and I.

There are these angels, which I’ve said before, who in heaven are day and night crying, “Holy, Holy, Holy. Holy, Holy, Holy, day and night. You’d think that would get boring, wouldn’t you? The uniqueness about these angels is that they have eyes all around them. And they can’t keep from seeing God’s glory.

Everywhere they look – HOLY ! HOLY !

It says they shout this out so loud that the thresholds of the doors of the temple in heaven rattle. It’s in the Scriptures. It happens day and night, for all eternity. We’re seeing a little bit but these angels are seeing everything. And they can’t keep their emotions from overcoming them and then they are crying out HOLY ! ! HOLY ! ! ! HOLY ! ! ! !

Day and night! And they are doing that now as they are looking at us. And as this mystery is being revealed, can you believe it? You know they must be saying, “Can you believe how He is doing this. I DON’T BELIEVE IT. GLORY ! !

Well, it’s the way of God.

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6 Responses to “The Harmony of the Universe –”

  1. Marie Says:

    My spirit is soaring! It is all so unfathomable, so unimaginable. Who am I that He would even consider me???????

  2. Jerald Says:

    Amen, Marie. Amen!

  3. timbob Says:

    Good morning. Without a doubt, the heavens proclaim the handiwork of God; announcing to all who have eyes to see that “God is.” This post; in fact this entire series is incredible as one thinks on the considerations being brought forth. So deep and everlasting are the ways of God; as far above our ways as the heavens are above the earth.

    Thanks. I wish to you and Marie a blessed day and a blessed new year in Jesus.

  4. jeraldd Says:

    Thanks Timbob. I agree totally with Psalm 19:1.

    Marie and I send our warmest greeting to you and your family too. May the awesome realization of the first advent be in your heart all year long.

  5. darla Says:

    “Seeing requires our coming to a place where we recognize we cannot see unless God shows it to us. ”

    AMEN! like Moses..Show me your Glory!

    I love seeing what God has to show me, lonely are the days I become so full of myself that I see nothing..But those days when I am humbled by HIS perfection and beauty…see it I do!

    “How Great is our God”…this song came to me while reading this post.
    (sorry all in one day..trying to catch up on your blog)

  6. jeraldd Says:

    I’m glad you’re taking your time with this. It’s equally hard to take a gift from someone when our hands are already full.

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