The present, second earth age
The creation, then, which begins in Genesis 1 vs. 3, is a recreation, i.e. the creation of the earth age which is now, the former having passed away.
And out of the total darkness now covering the earth:
Genesis 1:3 And God said, Let there be light: and there was light.
"light" would divide the darkness,
and so there would be that choice in this world age, to choose light or to choose darkness.
The choice is ours.
Here's your light:
John 8:12 Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.
They can now have an opportunity to make up their own minds as to who they will follow, the "light" (Jesus Christ) or the "darkness" (Lucifer, now call Satan).
It is documented in the New Testament, by the apostle Paul, that we should all die, and therefore live, in the flesh (only one time, of course) :
Hebrews 9:27 And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment: (at the Great White Throne, after the Millennium)
What a fascinating story that is, for their actions caused the flood of Noah.
Each new day begins with the words "And God said..."
Before we begin with the first day of this re-creation of this 2nd earth age,
as we will be moving rather quickly through the rest of chapter one,
let us note two points:
Point #1.) You will find that 34 verses in this introductory chapter begin with the word "And". This is a figure of speech called a polysyndeton, and it is used to emphasize and carry forward, like a lamp, and important thought or word. In this case the emphasis is on "God", our Father, in verse one. Keep that thought (Him) in mind each time you read "And God....", for it is emphatic. Also, you will find that each new day begins with the words "And God said..."
Point #2.) There has always been, and continues to be, discussion as to the duration, length of time, of each day of creation, i.e. was it 24 hours as we reckon a day, for it says the evening and the morning comprise the day, or was it longer?
In so far as the sun and moon are not placed until the
fourth day of this re-creation (verse 16),
it would hardly seem that the current status of a day would apply, at least to days 1-3, would it?
Peter told us in his second book not to be ignorant about
especially about this one thing, because God does not reckon time as we do.
2 Peter 3:8 But, beloved, be not ignorant of this one thing, that one day is with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day.
Are the days of creation in Genesis God's, or are they man's?
Who is present and who isn't?
The answer is obvious.
Also, keep in mind that the Lord's Day, that Sabbath of
is that period of time we call the millennium, which means 1000 years.
So the last "day" of this earth age will be 1000 years.
There is nothing new under the sun.
Let us begin, therefore, as the manuscripts declare the perfect work of our Father.
He had just decreed the "Light" to divide the darkness,
to divide "truth" from "judgment".
Genesis 1:4 And God saw the light, that it was good: and God divided the light from the darkness.
 And God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And the evening and the morning were the first day.
He loves His children dearly.
Will they love Him?
The choice is between light and darkness, it is black
and for every negative there is a positive.
 And God said, Let there be a firmament in the midst of the waters, and let it divide the waters from the waters.
 And God made the firmament, and divided the waters which were under the firmament from the waters which were above the firmament: and it was so.
 And God called the firmament Heaven. And the evening and the morning were the second day.
 And God said, Let the waters under the heaven be gathered together unto one place, and let the dry land appear: and it was so.
 And God called the dry land Earth; and the gathering together of the waters called he Seas: and God saw that it was good.
In the 3rd earth age to come (Rev 21:1)
He dries up the seas and the earth is restored to its former glory, and then some.
 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.
 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.
They tried to teach me in college that all things are
and they started the process by quoting some fellow named Einstein.
But "momma didn't raise no fool".
I said, "You take all the corn seeds in the world and plant them.
I know some won't grow, and some will grow deformed,
and some will be taller than others, and some will bear more fruit than others.
But I will guarantee you that you won't grow a watermelon from a corn seed.
So much for your relativity. Good day."
 And the evening and the morning were the third day.
Genesis 1:14 And God said, Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days, and years:
Why did God place the stars in the heavens?
To divide the day from the night, yes,
but also to be for signs and for seasons and for navigation and for reckoning time.
Did you know that the plan of salvation is "written" in
and contained within the constellations of the pure Zodiac, including the virgin birth?
Too bad man has to pervert and to pollute every work (and
word) of God
to the point where it becomes unrecognizable as His handiwork.
For those who are blessed to own Companion Bibles, appendix 12, entitled "The Stars Also",
will give you a good start on understanding the significance of the heavenly bodies.
There are also other resources available by such authors
as E. Raymond Capt, E. W. Bullinger,
etc. The Bible in the stars... it is truly amazing.
 And let them be for lights in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth: and it was so.
 And God made two great lights; the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night: he made the stars also.
Did you know that all prophecies in the Bible that pertain
to the "children of light"
are given in solar terminology, i.e. days, years, etc.,
and that all prophecies that have to do with Satan and the "children of darkness"
are given in lunar terminology, i.e. months or moons?
For example, whereas Satan is given power to speak lies
and blasphemies for 42 months,
God's elect are protected during that time for 1260 days.
"They are both the same," you say.
"No, they're not," I say.
Check it out!
Check it out, for it is no coincidence.
 And God set them in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth,
 And to rule over the day and over the night, and to divide the light from the darkness: and God saw that it was good.
 And the evening and the morning were the fourth day.
We have completed the first four days of the re-creation of this present earth age. The Spirit of God moved upon a world that had become ruined and desolate and our Father brought forth Light out of the darkness and thus began a new creation.
And so it is with the creation of the "new" man from the "old". When our lives have become completely "tohu va bohu", void and empty and desolate, our loving Father, through His Spirit, brings forth that Light to our world, and a newly created man emerges.
To study the 1st. 11 chapters of Genesis word for word: (live link to) All 11 chapters in one complete study
To study the Bible is the noblest of all pursuits; to understand it, the highest of all goals.
We pray that with the guidance of the Holy Spirit, you accomplish both.
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