I have been meaning to do part one of this blog series sooner but as always life can be kind of hectic. This is not my full time job just my passion and things have been very busy as of late. This blog series is just discussing the book of Genesis and the origins that are spoke of in the first book of the Torah and Bible. Some of these stories in this series will be familiar to you. Some will make you think and others you will know by heart. It will all just depend on where you are at in your spiritual journey. Let us begin.
Genesis chapter one and two tells the story of creation. Most people understand the judeo-christian concept that the world was made in 7 days. Most people assume that YHVH created every little thing out of nothing. Most would not assume or understand that this universe was not completely empty when YHVH came to build our planet and universe.
On the first day YHVH created light and separated the light from the dark. YHVH called the light day and the dark night. Right before YHVH created the light it records that the earth was already here. It was formless and without void. It was a deep expanse of emptiness. In other words nothing but a huge ball of water floating around in the cold darkness of space. YHVH created light and made day and night on the very first day. The first day’s creation of light was more than just light in a way. It was the creation of time itself for space already existed.
On the second day YHVH created an expanse to separate the waters. YHVH called that expanse “the sky”. Some translations call it “heaven” some the “sky”, either way it means the same thing. The waters were separated and that meant there was the big ball of water, an expanse of sky, and then a canopy of water over the earth. That canopy has a important part later in the book of Genesis that I will discuss in another blog at another time.
On the third day YHVH created dry land and separated the waters of the water below and called the dry land earth and the waters seas. On the third day after the creation of dry ground, YHVH commanded the earth to bring forth vegetation, seed yielding herbs, and fruit bearing trees, producing the fruit of it’s own kinds. As it was commanded so was it done.
On the forth day YHVH created the sun, moon, stars, and the rest of the universe! This may make some people who lack a strong scriptural knowledge wonder why this was done. Did YHVH not just make light a few days before? Why would He make the sun, moon, stars, and the rest of the universe if he already had light? What was the point of it all? Remember earlier in this blog I mentioned in a way the light on the first day was really time because space already existed. The first light that was created was the light of time. After the vegetation came forth a different more physical kind of light was needed.
The sun, moon, and stars was not just for the purpose of light and warmth for us. The sun, moon, and stars was meant to serve as signs or omens for us at the appointed times. A way to keep time as well. Still to this day the eclipses and certain astrological events will happen on certain appointed times to serve as omens for those who love YHVH and know His word. All so we can be forewarned of what is coming. Even Yeshua pointed out that in the last days near the end of time the sun, moon, and stars would be giving us the signs that the time is near.
Certainly eclipses and astrological events are not uncommon but they are when they fall on the appointed biblical hebrew holy days. Events like that are often referred to as a “tetrad”. The next tetrad will happen from Passover 2014 to Sukkot 2015. Expect intense major world events to happen during that time frame. The next time a tetrad will happen after this one that is coming up will be in 500 years. It is in verse 14 that we learn that the sun, moon, and stars was not just for warmth and light, but for keeping time and for omens at appointed seasons. The word for seasons in verse 14 comes from the hebrew word “mow’ed” which means sacred season, set feast (hebrew holiday), or appointed times. The word signs in verse 14 comes from the hebrew word “’owth” which means omen, warning, or miraculous sign. Again it is amazing to learn that YHVH made all of creation for us. We are the apple of His eye. He knew He was going to make human kind before he made the sun, moon, and stars and he made them for us because He knew He loved us before He ever made us.
On the fifth day YHVH made the birds and sea creatures. Each creature had a job to do. The first command YHVH gave the living creatures was to go forth and multiply. In other words to reproduce.
On the sixth day YHVH created all of the land animals. After YHVH had made the land animals, YHVH made man in His image. YHVH formed man from the dust of the earth and breathed life into him. YHVH made man to rule over all of the animals of the earth. After YHVH made man in His image, YHVH made woman from one of Adam’s rib bones. She made from a rib, so she would always be by his side and near his heart. Not from a piece of his skull so she could rule him. Nor from a bone in his feet so she could be a door mat. Again from his rib so she would be by his side and near his heart, as equals but still with a chain of command. Each having their own special place.
On the seventh day YHVH rested from his work of creation and declared the seventh day to be a holy day of rest. YHVH blessed and hallowed the sabbath day. A sabbath day to be observed for all time throughout the generations for all who seek YHVH. YHVH made time on the first day but made time holy or kadosh if you prefer that word on the seventh day.
During the time after creation no rain ever fell. The earth would have springs of water shoot up in a mist and water the earth. The earth had the perfect climate and was well watered. Everything grew nicely in the Garden of Eden. Adam and Eve would work 6 days a week tending to the garden and the animals. On the sabbath day they would rest. It was truly paradise on earth. Adam and Eve were told by YHVH they could eat from any tree in the garden, of any herb or vine in the garden. The only thing they could not eat of was the tree at the middle of the garden, refereed to as the tree of knowledge of good and evil. At that time Adam and Even did not know what evil was. They were naked and not ashamed. Much like how an animal is not ashamed to be naked.
This concludes the first two chapters of Genesis and part one of the blog series “Genesis: The Origins”. Please be sure to subscribe, like and comment, and be sure to check out the rest of this series.