OUR PLANET EARTH!
As we are only under the “new covenant today” with Jesus Christ as our mediator, or what is commonly called “the new testament” we do not need to study in depth other aspects of the bible.
Although a study of the laws given by Moses to the Israelite’s will not really benefit us in our lives today, they will give us a back-ground knowledge for what life was like for God’s people. Our creation for instance tells us about our beginnings as humans. It shows how in the beginning the earth and the heavens came into being. We are not talking here of “the higher heavens” where the spirit family of God resides, but of the earth’s heavens as set out in Genesis.
The creation in Genesis deals only with the earth. “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth”.
Our planet earth started out as a ball of hot gasses and as it cooled it produced a water vapour, or steam, just like when you place something over a boiling kettle forms water droplets, so too when the heat of the ball of gasses hit the cold atmosphere of the planet earth, this formed a thick water canopy to form.
Genesis chapter 1v14 shows how the earth was given light to shine through the expanse onto the earth. Its says “ let there be lights in the firmament of the heavens, to give light upon the earth”. One needs to read and understand this using logic, which really in commonsense, it says to give light upon the earth. We have already established the water canopy over the earth was to protect the earth from severe heat and cold coming from the sun for instance, so it was only “the light” of those planets and not the actual sun, moon and stars that were placed under the canopy expanse.
In order to produce a paradise earth for man, the earth needed to be protected from the severe outer space conditions. The earth needed to be protected.
Chapter one says from v6 “let there be a firmament in the midst of the waters, and let it separate the waters from the waters. And god made the firmament and separated 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”. (Firmament, meaning a space)
Genesis shows that the water that was on the earth was divided into two sets of water, one becoming the seas and one becoming a canopy over the earth with an expanse in the middle that was called heaven. The water that was above acted as a canopy protection for the earth from the severe heat and cold like a woolly jacket for the earth and it was eventually used as a flood which flooded the earth in the days of Noah.
What is interesting is: ~ After the creation of man, most people are only familiar with ONE forbidden tree that they were not to eat from. But, in actual fact there were TWO prominent trees. Genesis 2v9. The tree of life became a key tree to their not dying and if they had had access to this tree of life they would not have died after all.
So, after our first parents lost the right to live in the home provided for them by our heavenly father because they broke the tenancy agreement and ate from the tree they were told not to, they had to be turned out of that home to fend for themselves instead which deprived them from eating from “the tree of life” which was in the garden.
If they had access to this food they would have continued living so in order to stop them gaining entry the Cherubim with a flaming sword which turned every way was placed to guard the tree of life at the East of Eden. (Genesis 3v22-24)
This explains more fully just how our first parents died.
Some people today believe it was the fruit that killed them but reading Genesis it shows it was their disobedience that caused their downfall by being turned out of their home and not having access to the tree of life. It was this tree of life that kept them in perfect condition and without this food their bodies would eventually break down and die, which is what happened.
THE HUMAN FAMILY EXPANDS.
Genesis 3v22 says “then the lord God said, “”behold, the man has become like one of us knowing good and evil””, this shows that the angelic creation were fully aware of what was good and what was bad. So there was certainly no excuse for their later behaviour.
As for Adam, after eating of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, they both had their eyes opened to what seemed bad in their eyes, they realised they were naked and tried to cover themselves and hide themselves.
Their eyes had been opened to good and evil and they realised they were naked and felt shame so they hid when they heard God walking in the garden to see them.
God asked them, why do you hide from me? Who told you, you were naked? Have you eaten from the tree I asked you not to?
They were sent out of their beautiful home to fend for themselves.
After being turned out of their home, our forefather Adam and his wife bore children. Two sons are named as Cain and Abel. But, again the evil showed through and Cain killed Abel in a fit of jealousy for his brother and was banished. It shows in Genesis 4v17, that Cain knew his wife, and they produced offspring too. It also shows in 5v4 that Adam had “sons and daughters” so logically Cain would have taken one of his sisters to be his wife.
By the time Enoch was born, 7th in line from Adam, through his new son Seth, which replaced Abel, the earth had become a giant spectacle to the angelic creation. Lots of the angelic ones left their posts and came to the earth to watch the beautiful daughters of men and were smitten by their lovely appearance so they took the women and produced offspring for themselves.
The mixing of the two creations, human and angelic produced a new creation half human and half angelic in nature, which meant they were not fully human or fully angelic and they terrorised the natural human because of their strength and stature. The earth was becoming filled with these half-breeds and a drastic solution was needed to stop them.
Anyone wanting to read the book of Enoch in detail can do so by typing in the search engine, “the book of Enoch”. It gives a greater account of the angelic creation that tried to take over the earth.
Just three generations after Enoch, Noah was born he was to be the one that would change our history.
The water canopy that had been divided by the waters from the waters, with an expanse in the middle called “heaven” became the means to rid the earth of the half-breeds. It fell down to the earth as flood waters which destroyed the human side of the half-breeds, but the angelic side to their nature survived producing another creation again, not fully angelic so could not return to heaven because they had never come from heaven. They became the “demon spirits” that was on the earth when Jesus was here and was earthbound becoming parasites upon the human creation.
Only 8 souls survived the flood, Noah and his wife and his three sons with their wives plus of course the animals Noah was instructed to take into the ark of safety with them.
It was after Jesus was resurrected it is said he preached to these spirits on the earth before going back to his father. 1st Peter 3v18-21 says “In which he went and preached to the spirits in prison, who formerly did not obey, when God’s patience waited in the days of Noah, during the building of the ark”. Peter also tells us that “judgement will start with the household of God” and the household of God are his angelic creation.
As Jesus preached to these ones after his resurrection it shows they were still here on the earth about two thousand years after the flood and they are still on the earth today waiting for their day of judgement.