The Table of Nations

The Failure of Our Ancestors

Book of Genesis Chapters 10 through 11

When we come to these chapters that cover genealogies, we are tempted to skip over them and when we do, we find out later we have missed some important information.

The Bible is not a history book, but the Bible does contain much history and just like all the other Scriptures these things of history are the complete truth!

These chapters in the Book Genesis teach us the beginning of the history of the world.

No matter what nation that exist today, nor what people describe as the races, all of them are the descendants of Noah and his family!

No matter our color we are the descendants of Noah!

The word “race” is never mentioned in the Bible and “race” is not relevant!

The Bible speaks of nationalities.

The Bible speaks of three peoples, the Jews, the Gentiles, and the Church.

The Bible speaks of the only two type of humans. the saved and the lost.

What is relevant is that the Bible deals with mankind, humans!

We must understand that we are the architect of our own circumstances that we find ourselves in today!

One of the greatest truths in the Bibles is found in the Book of Acts.

Act 17:26 And hath made of one blood all nations of men for to dwell on all the face of the earth, and hath determined the times before appointed, and the bounds of their habitation;
Act 17:27 That they should seek the Lord, if haply they might feel after him, and find him, though he be not far from every one of us:
Act 17:28 For in him we live, and move, and have our being; as certain also of your own poets have said, For we are also his offspring.

The foolish world may not accept this truth, but it is still the truth!

In fact the world may reject the Word of God, but it does not make the Word of God any less the truth!

*Gen 10:1 Now these are the generations of the sons of Noah, Shem, Ham, and Japheth: and unto them were sons born after the flood.

Throughout the Bible we will see that word generations. In fact 118 times the word generations can be seen in the KJV Bible which I use.

We know that the average life span of humans is 70 years now and it will remain that way no matter how far science has developed, until the return of the Lord Jesus Christ.

We must also understand the Lord Jesus Christ is the Master of Life, and our lives are in His hands to do as He pleases!

These 70 year life spans, did not begin until after the death of Abraham and Sarah.

Our Scripture insists that from now on, the Bible will deal with the generations of man after the flood and these generations will begin with the sons of Noah.

This passage of Scripture we will see unfold until the Lord Jesus Christ returns the second time to this earth!

He has already come once to provide for our salvation!

*Gen 10:2 The sons of Japheth; Gomer, and Magog, and Madai, and Javan, and Tubal, and Meshech, and Tiras.

We must understand that the Bible is earliest table of nations known to mankind.

This same table describes the birth of the nations upon this earth.

It is unmatched in all the world and nothing even comes close in all of literature!

Japheth was not the youngest of Noah’s sons as some believe, but probably the oldest of Noah’s sons and was born one hundred years before the flood.

Gen 9:24 And Noah awoke from his wine, and knew what his younger son had done unto him.

Japheth is the father of the Gentile nations in Europe and North of Asia. We could say the white race even though the Bible does not ever use the word race.

Modern ethnological science has proven that there is a three-fold division of the human family just as God says in the Book of Genesis.

The accuracy of this table of nations in the Book of Genesis cannot be denied!

The Gentiles are the descendants of Japheth.

Gen 10:5 By these were the isles of the Gentiles divided in their lands; every one after his tongue, after their families, in their nations.

All nations had there beginning with Noah who was a blood descendant of Adam and patriarch in the blood line to the Messiah born of the virgin Mary a descendant of King David and whose Father is the Holy Ghost.

Notice also the Son named Magog who is well known to us in prophecy.

*Gen 10:6 And the sons of Ham; Cush, and Mizraim, and Phut, and Canaan.

Ham was the youngest son of Noah as we have already seen.

Ham is the Father of the Oriental nations.

Ham and Egypt are interchanged in some Scriptures.

Ham is also the Father of the African nations.

In fact the meaning of the name Ham is “sun-burnt”.

It was Ham who provoked the wrath of Noah, his father by an act of indecency towards him.

It was God who killed the first lamb to cover the nakedness of Adam and Eve and this had been taught all the way down to Noah that nakedness exposed to others was indecent.

It is this act that caused Noah to curse Canaan who was the fourth son of Ham.

We will learn that it was the descendants of Shem who would destroy the descendants of Canaan.

This curse was not directed toward Cush, Mizrai, nor Phut.

It was Cush who begat Nimrod the first ruler of all the world.

Gen 10:8 And Cush begat Nimrod: he began to be a mighty one in the earth.
Gen 10:9 He was a mighty hunter before the LORD: wherefore it is said, Even as Nimrod the mighty hunter before the LORD.
Gen 10:10 And the beginning of his kingdom was Babel, and Erech, and Accad, and Calneh, in the land of Shinar.

Nimrod was not just the first ruler, but also the first tyrant of this world!

He decided himself to defy God and be the first tyrant making himself out to be some god.

Slavery was one of the things that began in the days of Nimrod as he made slaves to build his gigantic tower to nowhere.

It is said that Nimrod was not trying to reach Heaven with his tower, but to be high enough to survive if God sent another flood, which means he ignored the Word of God!

Nimrod wanted to be worshiped as god!

Noah had another son by the name of Shem.

*Gen 10:21 Unto Shem also, the father of all the children of Eber, the brother of Japheth the elder, even to him were children born.

It is from Shem that the Hebrew children and the Arabians begin their existence.

Before Adam died Methuselah had lived 243 years.

Before Methuselah died Shem was 100 years old.

Before Shem died Abraham was 148 years old and Isaac had been married for 9 years.

These things should give us an idea of how Abraham was very acquainted with Jehovah God even if did live in what we call modern day Iraq.

Shem was the father of the children of Eber, known as the father of the Hebrew speaking people.

This same verse reminds us that Shem had as a brother Japheth the father of the Gentile people which we know when Jesus returns the Hebrews, and the Gentiles will form the Church of the Living God!

Most important of all, the promised Messiah could come from the descendants of Shem.

Shem is the father of the Hebrew people! The father of those who are blessed.

Ham was the father of the Canaanites! The father of those who are cursed.

*Gen 10:23 And the children of Aram; Uz, and Hul, and Gether, and Mash.
Gen 10:24 And Arphaxad begat Salah; and Salah begat Eber.
Gen 10:25 And unto Eber were born two sons: the name of one was Peleg; for in his days was the earth divided; and his brother’s name was Joktan.

In this passage we see that Uz was also a descendant of Shem and a very important man was also from the land of Uz.

Job 1:1 There was a man in the land of Uz, whose name was Job; and that man was perfect and upright, and one that feared God, and eschewed evil.

Two sons born to Eber one Peleg and one Joktan.

There is a note attached to the man named Peleg.

“For in his days the earth divided”:

1) We know the earth was divided by language during the days of Nimrod.(The Hebrews probably kept their language)
2) We know the families of Joktan and the families of Peleg separated themselves.(Joktan formed the Arabian peoples)
3) The Hebrew word used for Peleg is “earthquake”.(All the continents were divided as we see them today)

Much of the earth changed during and after the flood, but many more changes have occurred.

The earth was one large island until the flood of Noah, but since the flood we see how the earth is now with much separation of the different continents.

I believe much of this happened during the days of Peleg who lived for about 250 years.

One of the most overlooked things in all this, is that there is no one race superior to any other race, we all had the same distant family, Noah and his family.

We are all the same blood relatives!

Act 17:26 And hath made of one blood all nations of men for to dwell on all the face of the earth, and hath determined the times before appointed, and the bounds of their habitation;

*Gen 10:32 These are the families of the sons of Noah, after their generations, in their nations: and by these were the nations divided in the earth after the flood.

We know that the Messiah would come from the line of Shem.

Luk 3:36 Which was the son of Cainan, which was the son of Arphaxad, which was the son of Sem, which was the son of Noe, which was the son of Lamech,
Luk 3:37 Which was the son of Mathusala, which was the son of Enoch, which was the son of Jared, which was the son of Maleleel, which was the son of Cainan,
Luk 3:38 Which was the son of Enos, which was the son of Seth, which was the son of Adam, which was the son of God.

This Canaan is sometimes called the second Canaan because of the hatred for the Canaanites but Luke said he gave us the truth.

The one thing we know for sure is the everyone spoke the same language at this time!

It is believed that the Hebrews kept their language which would mean that the Hebrew language was the same language of Adam, but most Bible scholars disagree.

There is coming a pure language that we all will speak.

Zep 3:9 For then will I turn to the people a pure language, that they may all call upon the name of the LORD, to serve him with one consent.

That pure language will originate from Heaven!

The fact remains that one of the languages still spoken in the world is the language of Adam and Eve!

*Gen 11:1 And the whole earth was of one language, and of one speech.
Gen 11:2 And it came to pass, as they journeyed from the east, that they found a plain in the land of Shinar; and they dwelt there.

After Babel all the many languages came about. Today, not even one nation has just one language with its borders.

Here in America everyone should be forced to learn our national language, but this is not the only problem.

Even two people when they meet together one will have a different meaning for the same words.

The meaning of words has changed from time to time!

As an elder, I can barely understand our young people today.

When we do not speak the same language then there is a distrust between us!

When words do not mean the same as when we speak them, then it causes confusion.

We should go back to God’s command to Noah.

Gen 9:1 And God blessed Noah and his sons, and said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth.

The earth could not be replenished if all the people lived in one location!

God intended for the people to spread out upon the earth.

Remember Nimrod had taken control of these people and he was not about to follow the Word of God given to Noah.

Remember Noah lived 350 years after the Ark came to rest and Nimrod rebelled against Noah and moved the people to the land of Shinar and put in roots to stay.

This is the land of Mesopotamia or we say Babylonia or Chaldea.

It is a plain where there was no stone.

In contrast Israel is a place where there is so much stone you can hardly walk without stepping on one.

No stone means they had to make brick, so we see that these were intelligent people, just not righteous people.

Humans have always had intelligence! Nothing like what the evolutionist teach today!

They began to rebel against the Word of God.

*Gen 11:3 And they said one to another, Go to, let us make brick, and burn them throughly. And they had brick for stone, and slime had they for morter.
Gen 11:4 And they said, Go to, let us build us a city and a tower, whose top may reach unto heaven; and let us make us a name, lest we be scattered abroad upon the face of the whole earth.

We know that the land of Shinar is in modern day Iraq.

In order for brick to be used for lasting structures then it had to baked in ovens. Sun dried brick will not stand up to the climates very well.

Slime or bitumen could be described as earth-resin in its earliest stage to become petroleum or kerosene, and it was plentiful in the subterranean fountains not far from Babylon.

It also provided for lights as torches.

In reality, by the actions of Nimrod these people gave up their tents in an attempt to build a city which went against God’s command.

God did not have a problem with cities, but they did need to spread out to be in obedience.

All the people decided that this was a good idea to give in to Nimrod rather that trust the Lord.

They wanted to build a tower that could be seen from the whole world.

The Tower of Babel was designed as a religious center, today called a ziggurat.

Built as staircases to Heaven a deception to people who fall into the traps of Satan.

They felt that they would be safer as a group rather than travel in small parties.

My question is, who were they afraid of? They were the only people upon the earth and God put a fear of them in all the animals!

They were afraid because of that tyrant Nimrod told them all these things.

People have great fear today when tyrants and foolish leaders are in charge!

It is fear that is used by the Democratic Party today in America.

They had forgotten the promises of God.

Jas 2:5 Hearken, my beloved brethren, Hath not God chosen the poor of this world rich in faith, and heirs of the kingdom which he hath promised to them that love him?

2Pe 1:4 Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.

God had saved these people and you would have thought they would acknowledge Him, but they should also have considered His Almighty Power.

The safest place we can ever be on this earth, is in the will of God!

The most dangerous place we can be is outside the will of God, for then we are alone against the world.

Nimrod had demanded their faith to be in him.

He said “let us make a name for ourselves”
He said “let us make us a tower to reach into the heavens”
He said: let us stay right here and not be scattered abroad upon the face of this earth”

We as Christians know that there is only one way to get to God’s Heaven.

Did these people think that they could reach into God’s Heaven or had Nimrod changed the intent of God to form his own religion, as most wicked rulers do when they think of themselves as little gods.

Why is it that every wicked ruler wants to begin his own kingdom and make new rules for everyone?

Today we have a group of politicians who want to abandon our Constitution which has served us well since our beginning, and write something new designed for small groups of people always leaving out the backbone of our nation?

The one thing about city dwellers is that they never consider who will provide them the necessities of life!

A city cannot provide for itself. They would have been far better off to have done what the Lord had told them to do!

So the Lord looked upon what they were doing because He knew their thoughts.

*Gen 11:5 And the LORD came down to see the city and the tower, which the children of men builded.
Gen 11:6 And the LORD said, Behold, the people is one, and they have all one language; and this they begin to do: and now nothing will be restrained from them, which they have imagined to do.

In reality nothing can escape the eyes of God!

Did God and the Holy Spirit and the Lord Jesus come down to the earth to see this? Probably not, but we must understand, God does what God wants to do anytime God wants to do it.

I believe God does still come down and walks upon this earth!

In reality God does not have to come down from anywhere because God is everywhere, and His power is with Him at all times.

Many times the Holy Spirit will use our human traits to describe the actions of God, to keep our relationship with Him simple.

This is called “anthropomorphic” language.

When God does come down to earth, He is coming to cause some action that He has forewarned us about!

We should understand that we stand on very shaky ground when we defy our Lord!

These people were of one mind and one accord just as those before the flood, and if left on their own, the earth would never have been populated and this group would have eventually perished not being able to support themselves.

Ecc 11:8 But if a man live many years, and rejoice in them all; yet let him remember the days of darkness; for they shall be many. All that cometh is vanity.
Ecc 11:9 Rejoice, O young man, in thy youth; and let thy heart cheer thee in the days of thy youth, and walk in the ways of thine heart, and in the sight of thine eyes: but know thou, that for all these things God will bring thee into judgment.

Why do these things never work?

Psa 2:1 Why do the heathen rage, and the people imagine a vain thing?
Psa 2:2 The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the LORD, and against his anointed, saying,
Psa 2:3 Let us break their bands asunder, and cast away their cords from us.
Psa 2:4 He that sitteth in the heavens shall laugh: the Lord shall have them in derision.
Psa 2:5 Then shall he speak unto them in his wrath, and vex them in his sore displeasure.

The foolish things we think we can do on our own, without God are comical in His eyes!

I am so glad we have a “loving” God full of “Mercy” and “Grace”!

This is one time in the Bible when we can actually see that the will of God is forced upon the people, but still for their own safety.

The will of God and the plan of God will move forward at His pace until the Lord returns!

God is working behind the scenes every day to accomplish what He has set out to accomplish!

God is visible or at least His actions are visible, we are just to blind to see them!

These people would pass these things down to those that came from them, until God told Moses to write it all down.

We can believe all these things in the Book of Genesis are accurate!

*Gen 11:7 Go to, let us go down, and there confound their language, that they may not understand one another’s speech.

Here again we see Elohim, the Triune God. God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit take the necessary action, this time to cause no harm to anyone, but just to separate themselves to do as the Lord had commanded.

God will get His will done one way or another!

We will never be able to dictate to God our own will!

God knows the godless purpose of wicked men, and He will not allow things to happen that go against His perfect plan of salvation!

*Gen 11:8 So the LORD scattered them abroad from thence upon the face of all the earth: and they left off to build the city.
Gen 11:9 Therefore is the name of it called Babel; because the LORD did there confound the language of all the earth: and from thence did the LORD scatter them abroad upon the face of all the earth.

That name Babylon has been around since the Book of Genesis and all it has ever meant is confusion.

Nimrod built the city of confusion.
Nimrod built the Tower of confusion.

These people have been confused ever since!

These things are still with us because this is Satan’s main tool to use against us.

The Lord did not confound the languages because of Satan!

The Lord confounded the languages put His plan into action!

You see this world is operating under the Will of God even when the world goes against God in every way!

This world will improve if it admits God is right and the world is wrong.

We must also remember God does not make threats, but He does give warnings, because it is He that holds our future in His hands!

God did not give anyone a second chance because He does this all the time.

The things of this world must move along just as written down the God’s Book of Truth and no one can change this.

No President.
No world leader.
No action by congress.
No action by the UN.

None of these things can change what God plans to do and everything God does is for the Church.

Why are there all the different races, the different languages, the different cultures? Because wickedness explodes upon the innocent.

Why are you born in the color of your skin? Because all our heritage from the time of Noah rebelled against God.

When you take the skin off, we are all the same under our skin!

Do not blame God for your situation, blame sin!

Amen

In The Beginning

The Beginning of Creation

Book of Genesis Chapter 1 Verses 1-25

The Book of Genesis or better said the Book of Beginnings.

If it began then it began just as it is written in the Book of the Beginnings!

The Bible has only one story and it is the story of God and man!

The Bible has only One main character and that person is the Lord Jesus Christ!

We could stand and argue about the oldest books ever written.

We know the Book of Job as an old book maybe the oldest.

There are old books from Babylonia that tell some things about creation.

There are other books that tell about the flood.

There are many books that tell us of things, some true and some just old wife’s tales.

There is not another Book in existence like the Bible, and there is certainly no greater book ever written that tells us about our beginnings in a way that is easy to understand.

The Book of Genesis opens up by teaching us about our creation and our purpose.

No guesswork.
No lies.

Just a Creator and His creation!

The truth of life!

*Gen 1:1 In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.

We should begin by asking ourselves, “what is eternity”? Eternity is a place without time.

You see Elohim (God) lives in eternity. Elohim is a plural form of Elohi, ” which does not mean many gods but as we learn “One God” in three persons.

God the Heavenly Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit.

We need to understand this from the “Beginning”!

Elohim, the Almighty, All Powerful, the Living God.

It is only by Elohim that creation took place.

That “beginning”, is our beginning not the beginning of Elohim who lives in eternity.

What does this Almighty, All Powerful God do? He “creates”. He is the Master of “life”!

To create means He called things into existence that had never existed before.

He created our universe (Cosmos) out of nothing.
He created the heavens from nothing.

There is no one then nor now who has this ability, even though some claim it.

The key word is “nothing”.

Elohim just speaks and things take place. This is what our Creator does.

Those who try to create today must use something that God has already created to get started. A big difference.

There are certainly many intelligent people, but they lack “the power” to create!

The Bible then is a portrait of human history after we had our beginning!

Some people get confused about this, but Heaven did not exist.

Again Elohim lives in eternity and does not need a place to live.

We need to understand. God does what God wants to do anytime God wants to do it!

Isa 46:8 Remember this, and shew yourselves men: bring it again to mind, O ye transgressors.
Isa 46:9 Remember the former things of old: for I am God, and there is none else; I am God, and there is none like me,
Isa 46:10 Declaring the end from the beginning, and from ancient times the things that are not yet done, saying, My counsel shall stand, and I will do all my pleasure:

He is just a loving God full of “Mercy And Grace”!

By the order it is written, we know that Elohim created Heaven out of nothing before He created Earth out of nothing!

God then decided to shower His creation with “Love”!

It is this Elohim, God in three persons, who declared to us all that He is our Creator!

If we as humans had any sense at all, we would listen to what our Creator has to say.

As we go through the Bible, we will see that God refers to us as sheep. Not because they are not a clean animal, but simply because they are the dumbest animal in all creation.

You can train fleas, but you cannot train sheep to do very much.

The most important training you can do to a sheep is to get them to follow their Shepherd whose job it is to keep them safe.

We cannot live without our Creator!

So, let us see about this earth.

*Gen 1:2 And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.

Every time I read about God’s creation; I think about that farmer who has a piece of land that he is willing to work to make productive.

Does this mean that God’s creation began in chaos absolutely not!

What God is saying is, He first created the “matter” from which all life has its beginnings.

Matter is the material which occupies space!
Matter is the material that we can acknowledge because of our senses.
Matter makes itself known by its properties.

It can be said that the ultimate reason for all movement in our Cosmos is the force that God gave it at the beginning of creation.

These things are clearly scene by all people, even so-called scientist who reject these things, simply because they would have to acknowledge that there is a Supernatural Being.

Rom 1:19 Because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God hath shewed it unto them.
Rom 1:20 For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse:
Rom 1:21 Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened.

God set these things in place, but they were never to be eternal. God has a much greater plan than what we see here.

It is those invisible things where we can see the power of God, the architect of life.

The Holy Spirit moved, but the hands used belonged to the Messiah!

Joh 1:1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
Joh 1:2 The same was in the beginning with God.
Joh 1:3 All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made.
Joh 1:4 In him was life; and the life was the light of men.
Joh 1:5 And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not.

The “Word” is our “Messiah” not only our “Maker”, but also that “Light” that overcomes spiritual darkness!

We can say that each individual human is matter that is molded into form by our Creator, and He made each one of us a little different from each other.

Every created being was made to give glory to our Creator!

Every created being was given a purpose by our Creator!

Everything that has life was given that life by our Creator!

Every created object was made to give glory to God!

At the very beginning there was no life!

At this first step of creation there was no life, but these things had to be created to bring forth life.

Job 9:8 Which alone spreadeth out the heavens, and treadeth upon the waves of the sea.
Job 9:9 Which maketh Arcturus, Orion, and Pleiades, and the chambers of the south.
Job 9:10 Which doeth great things past finding out; yea, and wonders without number.

Remember the farmer, he has to prepare the land for life.

We must also understand that the power of God is demonstrated by the actions of the Holy Spirit.

When the Holy Spirit (Holy Ghost) moves things happen, according to the thoughts and the words of our Heavenly Father.

It was dark!

A world without life would be very dark!

Every time a child is aborted our world gets a little bit darker!

Every time some innocent person falls victim to the murderer our world gets a little darker!

Notice we start getting the truth of Elohim, as the Spirit of God makes a move upon the face of the deep.

We can understand this word “deep” to mean waters.

The “deep” are the seas, the waters, the oceans.

Isa 40:12 Who hath measured the waters in the hollow of his hand, and meted out heaven with the span, and comprehended the dust of the earth in a measure, and weighed the mountains in scales, and the hills in a balance?
Isa 40:13 Who hath directed the Spirit of the LORD, or being his counsellor hath taught him?
Isa 40:14 With whom took he counsel, and who instructed him, and taught him in the path of judgment, and taught him knowledge, and shewed to him the way of understanding?
Isa 40:15 Behold, the nations are as a drop of a bucket, and are counted as the small dust of the balance: behold, he taketh up the isles as a very little thing.

We now have the soil, “the matter”, covered with water, and the next thing the farmer needs is “Light”.

We must not be fooled, “Light” is a creation of God!

Our spiritual “Light” is the Lord Jesus Christ who part of the Triune God!

*Gen 1:3 And God said, Let there be light: and there was light.
Gen 1:4 And God saw the light, that it was good: and God divided the light from the darkness.
Gen 1:5 And God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And the evening and the morning were the first day.

Time as we know it today had just begun.

As we go on, we will see the Sun and the Moon and the Stars a little later which means “Light” is a separate creation.

The truth is there are stars in our Universe today that their light has not yet reached this earth.

It amazes me that new stars claim to be discovered that have been there all along, their light just now reaching our eyes.

Scientists are so foolish; they know these things, yet they claim a new discovery every time.

God said, “let there be Light”.

“Light” is a good thing, so we immediately see the spiritually speaking “darkness” is a bad thing.

We need the darkness, as opposed to without light, to moderate the temperature of our earth!

We do not need “spiritual darkness” which is sin!

We have never needed sinful darkness, yet we must all go through temptation.

God has now created the twenty-four, hour day.

Throughout the Bible we will see that the Israelites keep the day as it is written in the Book of Genesis.

The day begins in the evening (around six) and goes twenty-four hours to the next evening.

The evening and the morning were the very first day.

Most of the rest of the world begin a day at midnight and go twenty-four hours to the next midnight designated AM and PM.

We should completely understand that Elohim is creating an environment especially suited to humans and it was a good thing in His eyes.

End of day one, the very first “twenty-four” hour day and almost every day since that time has been for twenty-four hours except for a couple of days when God altered them, and those days are written down for us in the Bible and some true scientist have proven this to be true.

*Gen 1:6 And God said, Let there be a firmament in the midst of the waters, and let it divide the waters from the waters.
Gen 1:7 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.
Gen 1:8 And God called the firmament Heaven. And the evening and the morning were the second day.

The firmament is that expanse above us that we call the heavens. The Bible describes three separate parts of heaven.

The atmosphere that is the source of our breathable air and where the birds fly is the first heaven.

The remainder of what we can see, the home of the stars and moons and the entire solar system and galaxies would be a part of the second heaven.

Then there is the unseen realm of our Heavenly Father which is the third Heaven. The Heaven of heavens!

The word firmament gives us the idea broad plates of metal beaten into thin plates and polished to shine like the stars do shine and such as a mirror.

Job 37:18 Hast thou with him spread out the sky, which is strong, and as a molten looking glass?

How is Heaven described in many passages?

Exo 24:10 And they saw the God of Israel: and there was under his feet as it were a paved work of a sapphire stone, and as it were the body of heaven in his clearness.

Then come the dividing of waters.

That water above the firmament is not the material of the stars, but the material of the clouds.

This is what we now call the hydrologic cycle.

Ecc_1:7 All the rivers run into the sea; yet the sea is not full; unto the place from whence the rivers come, thither they return again.

I personally believe it was different before the world-wide flood than it is today, but it is still the way our water is continuously purified.

The water below the firmament is our oceans which are another mechanism to purify our waters and our air and our fresh water, but there is also our underground water table, which helps to moderate the temperature of our Earth.

There is so much information about creation, it is a study in itself that we cannot cover in these short lessons.

We should understand that we breath God’s air and drink God’s water and it is we the people who pollute both these sources that are tied to our good health.

God made a way fight our pollution, but we could do more to help these things ourselves!

Why have life spans become shorter over time? We have not been good stewards of the things our Creator made for us!

This has absolutely nothing to do with climate change which is something else entirely.

There is a reason our Creator separates these things into days, and great lessons begin as our Creator begins His teaching process.

*Gen 1:9 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.
Gen 1:10 And God called the dry land Earth; and the gathering together of the waters called he Seas: and God saw that it was good.

We know that after the farmer has planted the seed there is a great need for water.

He may not understand all these things, but he knows since the beginning of time, that once the soil has been prepared and the seed planted then it is up to rains and water sources to cause the seeds to germinate.

Notice how our Creator has had the soil under water and now causes it to come into place.

Humans need a place to live.
Humans need a place to grow food.
Humans need a moderate environment.

Gen 9:20 And Noah began to be an husbandman, and he planted a vineyard:

Humans need variety and beauty to behold.

It is the soil, the Earth, that we find the elements of human life.

Gen 2:7 And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.
Humans need to witness the glory of God in our creation, to know that we are not alone, and not some accident.

Gen 2:8 And the LORD God planted a garden eastward in Eden; and there he put the man whom he had formed.
Gen 2:9 And out of the ground made the LORD God to grow every tree that is pleasant to the sight, and good for food; the tree of life also in the midst of the garden, and the tree of knowledge of good and evil.

Isa 40:22 It is he that sitteth upon the circle of the earth, and the inhabitants thereof are as grasshoppers; that stretcheth out the heavens as a curtain, and spreadeth them out as a tent to dwell in:

The dry land is called Earth!

Psa 136:6 To him that stretched out the earth above the waters: for his mercy endureth for ever.

At this time all the continents that we know of today were all joined together into one plot of land.

The Bible states this as a fact thousands of years ago and most all scientist agree on this thing today, even though it is not important that they do this.

They do not agree on much of the Word of God which is the basis of all science that deals with facts. Science is to be based on facts!

All the Seas were touching one another just as they do today but at this day in our history all those Seas were fresh water and they remained that way until after the flood of Noah’s day.

Psa 24:1 The earth is the LORD’S, and the fulness thereof; the world, and they that dwell therein.
Psa 24:2 For he hath founded it upon the seas, and established it upon the floods.

There were no storms and no rains, this soil had its own irrigation system.

Gen_2:6 But there went up a mist from the earth, and watered the whole face of the ground.

This was another of the good things in the eyes and thoughts of our Creator.

The soil was now prepared to produce fruit, but God did not plant seeds.

The plant, whatever kind, had to come first to produce the seed! This should answer that age-old question. Which came first the chicken, or the egg.

Obviously, God created the chicken first.
God planted the tree that would produce that seed.
God planted that grain that would produce that seed.

*Gen 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.
Gen 1:12 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.
Gen 1:13 And the evening and the morning were the third day.

You see Elohim is the God of “Life”!

Joh 14:6 Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and “the life”: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.

Mat 22:32 I am the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob? “God is not the God of the dead, but of the living”.

Again we see that God speaks and things happen, just as the Lord intended it to happen.

The earth was created to be a habitation for people and the animals, but along with this the earth had to produce a food source, a housing source, a medicinal source, and all the other needs of humanity.

Elohim would be the Spiritual source so that all needs could be met!

Elohim did not just call on food and resources for those immediate humans as Adam and Eve, but He created a continuous supply of those resources if man would do his part after the curse.

Before the curse, which will come later after sin, humans need only to reap the harvest and tend the garden.

God said this was a good day!

*Gen 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:
Gen 1:15 And let them be for lights in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth: and it was so.

Remember on the first day God created Light. On this fourth day God created the source of all those different lights.

We know that a light beam travels a distance at a precise rate without outside influences. In fact in our galaxies they are measured according to how far that light can travel in a year or “Light-years”.

The light from our Sun reaches earth in just over one day. The light from the Moon a great deal quicker because of its closeness.

There are stars that God created on this fourth day that their light has not made it to the Earth as of yet.

Our heavens are constantly changing and believe it or not, if our world were billions of years old, the scientist would not still be finding new stars or new solar systems, simply because light travels at a constant speed in pure space. There are some things that can distort light!

It has nothing to do with technology it only has to do with the distance that the “light” has to travel!

The light from the distant planets are reflected light from our Sun, just as the light of our Moon is reflected light from our Sun.

We should be praising Elohim because He placed our Earth exactly ninety-three million miles from our Sun. Much closer and we would burn up. Much farther away and we would freeze to death.

Earth was created for humans and there is, absolutely no other beings in this universe.

The only aliens that exist are those whose Father is Elohim because their names are written down in the Lamb’s Book of Life!

Heb 11:13 These all died in faith, not having received the promises, but having seen them afar off, and were persuaded of them, and embraced them, and confessed that they were strangers and pilgrims on the earth.
Heb 11:14 For they that say such things declare plainly that they seek a country.
Heb 11:15 And truly, if they had been mindful of that country from whence they came out, they might have had opportunity to have returned.
Heb 11:16 But now they desire a better country, that is, an heavenly: wherefore God is not ashamed to be called their God: for he hath prepared for them a city.

God now provides that moderate temperature for all humans.

*Gen 1:16 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.
Gen 1:17 And God set them in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth,
Gen 1:18 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.
Gen 1:19 And the evening and the morning were the fourth day.

Our “sun”, as a permanent source of necessary light as long as this world last, and the moon, stars, and planets are in place to show the glory of our Heavenly Father.

The sun is near the center of the entire universe, just as earth is at the center of God’s attention.

At just the right distance, the sun provides energy and warmth in precise amounts. If the sun were any closer, we would burn in unlivable heat; any farther, and we would be locked in ice.

The moon’s gravity causes the tides to continually circulate and freshen the oceans, without which life would not flourish as it does.

The larger planets guard earth from incoming solar bodies. The heavenly bodies were also given for timekeeping and regulation of life.

Our rotating earth and galaxies give us signs!

The planet earth spins on a tilt. It is probably the only planet in existence that does so.

It is this tilt of the earth that gives us our four seasons!

When the northern hemisphere is tilted towards the Sun, that’s summer, and when it is tilted away from the Sun, that’s winter for the Northern Hemisphere.

The Northern Hemisphere is the half of Earth that is north of the Equator. For other planets in the Solar System, north is defined as being in the same celestial hemisphere relative to the invariable plane of the solar system as Earth’s North Pole.

How does Earth’s tilt affect climate change?

Gradual shifts in the Earth’s tilt can cause climate changes!

More tilt means more severe seasons, meaning that it is hotter in the summer and colder in the winter. Less tilt results in moderate seasons: warmer winters and cooler summers.

Sunspots also cause our climate to change!

You see these things could not have happened by accident, but by a Holy God in His creation of “Life”!

Every day has been a twenty-four day since the first day.

These are all gifts to mankind that could have come from no other source!

All these preparations were precisely made, and it was now time to bring forth the living creatures.

*Gen 1:20 And God said, Let the waters bring forth abundantly the moving creature that hath life, and fowl that may fly above the earth in the open firmament of heaven.
Gen 1:21 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.
Gen 1:22 And God blessed them, saying, Be fruitful, and multiply, and fill the waters in the seas, and let fowl multiply in the earth.
Gen 1:23 And the evening and the morning were the fifth day.

Without all the things that our Heavenly Father had put in place before this day, there would be no life on earth.

These things could not have taken place by some accident!

It takes a foolish person, who cannot see the precise plan put in place by our Supernatural Father in Heaven.

The key word in the passage is “living”!

God commanded these living creatures to produce, we could say reproduce and we see that they would produce after their kind.

There is no life through evolution.

Obviously, animals and all living creatures have to adapt to their surroundings, their environment, but this is not evolution where one living creature becomes another creature of a separate family or some separate “kind”.

This day in the creation cycle God commanded living creatures to come about.

All life associated with water habitats had their beginning on this day.

Life did not have its beginning in some glob of protoplasm that evolved over millions of years.

And yes, water related dinosaurs came about this day.

It is true that every spoonful of water contains millions of microscopic creatures!

In that same voice, the microscopic creature and the great whales and seafaring dinosaurs all came to life!

As far as water born creatures, it is the great whales that give us an idea of the power of God in relation to a microscopic organism, that is also show God’s creative power.

It is creation week, that should remind us that when Elohim speaks nothing is impossible for Him!

Mat_19:26 But Jesus beheld them, and said unto them, With men this is impossible; but with God all things are possible.

We should never think otherwise!

Another day comes and goes and the gifts for mankind keep piling up.

*Gen 1:24 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.
Gen 1:25 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.

As the waters brought forth water-based life, so the soil will now bring forth land-based life.

What we have seen is that Elohim, the Almighty Living God, has taken His creation and from that creation he has brought forth “life”.

Animals were created from the resources of this earth, by God’s command!

1) God does not tell us how these things came about only that He commands, and all His creation listens and performs.

The waters, the soil, the plants, the water-based animals, and now the land-based animals.

2) Scripture is very clear, God made all the animals from the earth! Any other man-made theory is wrong and can never be proven.

Theories are just that theories that have not or cannot be proven!

3) Scripture will be very clear, that our Creator has done all these things in preparation for His greatest creation which is man!

Notice again that the animals are made after their kind.

If any species could cross breed with any other species all these things would have failed into non-existence.

The same cow Adam saw is still a cow today.
The same horse that Adam saw is still a horse today and yes, a burro is still in the horse family.

All animals reproduce from their own kind.

You cannot take a cat and a dog and make something new!

There are no breeds caught in between to different species!

There is no Sasquatch, or Moth Man, or any other such thing!

Animal life did not just happen by some accident. If we look at all the so-called accidents of evolution, it is easily seen that they are impossible.

Elohim, God, tells us systematically what He did each day and the materials He used, and all these things can be proven, except for that part where God spoke these things into existence which we need to accept as the truth.

There is no other explanation that comes close to what God says took place!

There is no “by chance”.
There is no “by random”.
There is no “impersonal force or energy bringing basic cells and DNA together to form animal life”. (This is impossible)
There is no “physical laws in existence, past or present that began animal life”!

Animal life was created by or Creator, just as He has said!

By the “power of His spoken Word, God caused all these things to happen.

It is not far-fetched it is just reality!

God does not do things halfway!

God is a God of order.
God is a God of progression. (This is not progressive)
God is a God of perfection!
God is still involved with all His creation even today!

God said these things are good things.

Not perfect, but good, in fact “very good”.

God cause all the animals to populate this earth and yes, all the land dinosaurs were created on this same day!
God cause these things because all these animals would play some part in the food chain.
God cause these things because these animals would bring beauty to this earth.
God cause these things because many of these animals would be companions to mankind.

We should just try to imagine living on land and never see anything but other humans.

God created nature for us to enjoy His creation!

Psa 8:4 What is man, that thou art mindful of him? and the son of man, that thou visitest him?
Psa 8:5 For thou hast made him a little lower than the angels, and hast crowned him with glory and honour.
Psa 8:6 Thou madest him to have dominion over the works of thy hands; thou hast put all things under his feet:
Psa 8:7 All sheep and oxen, yea, and the beasts of the field;
Psa 8:8 The fowl of the air, and the fish of the sea, and whatsoever passeth through the paths of the seas.
Psa 8:9 O LORD our Lord, how excellent is thy name in all the earth!

Without worrying about the climate, which the average man has no control over, we should still take care of the things God created for our pleasure.

Elohim took great pleasure in making all these things for His greatest creation man!

Rev_4:11 Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honour and power: for thou hast created all things, and for thy pleasure they are and were created.

Amen