By now, at this stage of our Study of the Blood Covenant of God, we should start getting the Picture that God’s Nature is a reflection of the very Nature of God. We should be able to SEE the nature and Character of God through the nature and character of the things that He has created.
In fact, it is almost like filling in a child’s drawing of connect the dots to make a picture. God is begging us to connect the dots. To See his divine order, his divine design, his majestic ingeniousness, his incredibly specific nanosecond provision, and nanomilimeter construction that Creates the very foundation of Life. All of this is for us so that we can live, and breathe, and think, and act, and walk, and talk, and have relationships that are beautiful and infinite in Him. The whole of Creation is so Dynamic, so Complex, so Interrelated, so immensely Large, and so incredibly small, the whole of it is mind blowing. The smallest part of it, beyond our conception. The largest expanse beyond our imagination.
In Day 1, God created light. Later we find out That Jesus is the Light of the World. Without God’s light no life would exist on earth.
In Day 2, we learn that God created the Water Cycle to Purify water, so that the Whole world could drink pure water, from every tree (some need 300 gallons a day), to every herb, to every bunny rabbit, to every thirsty child, they all need pure clean water to live a healthy clean life. And God provides it freely, through the Rain, and the Snow, the rivers and springs, the lakes and wells and springs all year ’round. He pours our water upon the just and the unjust alike. Then we learn that it is Jesus who is giving us the living water. Water is the universal solvent. It is the universal cleansing agent. Water washes and cleanses every single cell in our bodies all day long, all night long, all year long. Without water we would die in this life. And without Jesus we would die in the life to come. This is known as the second death. Without Jesus we are already dead in our trespasses and sins, and separated from the life of God, therefore by God’s definition we are dead even where we stand.
Now in Day 3, we are about to learn about how God created the land, and separated the Land from the Water. And then God covenanted with the Land to produce seed for Herbs. Grass. Trees, and All kinds of plants, with seed in them to reproduce fruit after their kind, like the Grape vine. These all work together to bring life into the World, as well as Air to Breathe, and Fruit to Eat, and beauty to see, and comfort to enjoy, and life to share.
Then we learn about Jesus, being the the Bread of Life. Then we learn about the Kingdom of God being sown as seed in 4 kinds of Soil. Then we learn about the Tares among the Wheat. Then we learn about the Vineyard and the Vine and the Vinedresser. Then we learn about the Great Harvest of Souls. And how God plants, waters, and makes them Grow. All this comes from the Creation of God analogies that would be impossible to tell without the Covenant of God with His Creation as a starting point to Tell His Story, using Nature to reflect and enhance our understanding of the nature of God, and our dependent, and interdependent relationship with him.
Sadly, all the riches of Heaven, all of His Nature and Glory, Humility and Grace, Service and Love, will be completely missed and lost by the atheistic evolutionist who rejects the God of Creation, and replaces Him with the atheist idol of himself. He rejects God’s Rich Mind and God’s Abundant Heart, and replaces it with his own beggarly mind, and his own stingy heart. Then the atheist creates a god of his own selfish insecure, stubborn, and unkind self. How sad is that? Then he adamantly forces others to believe only what he believes, and then gets exceptionally offended when others reject his idol self worshipping religion. So he creates companies and government laws to protect, honor, and exult his own same made religion. In the process he kicks God out of the public classroom and puts evolution in God’s place, to teach all the children of the World the superior excellency of selfishness, pride, ego, and competition, lust, greed, and sin.
Yet in so doing the atheist unwittingly confirms and fully establishes the Word of God:
Romans 1:18-25 (KJV)
18 For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold [and block] the truth in unrighteousness; 19 Because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God hath shewed it unto them. 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: 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. 22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools, 23 And changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and fourfooted beasts, and creeping things. 24 Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves: 25 Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen.
Anyone wanting to know God, would do well to spend a goodly amount of time in Genesis and in Romans, (Mathew, John, Acts, Daniel and yes the whole Bible). You will notice that there are key passages that help us to reconnect the lost soul to God. These will be referred to frequently and re-visited from time to time throughout the Blood Covenant Study of the Scriptures. Referring back to Romans Chapter one is just one of those passages that needs to be reflected upon while reading and doing personal study of the Creation Story. As we can see, it expands the whole of the Creation Story.
Giving Thanks and Gratitude to God
We have to choose: (1) man’s word as our final authority, or (2) God’s Word as our final authority. And the two are quite often opposed to one another, as in Washington’s case. The one we choose to be our guide by faith will determine our understanding of the world we live in. That understanding with either be based upon a lie, or based upon the truth. We can’t have it both ways. And what we believe will dictate our behavior, our thoughts, words, actions, habits and addictions.
When we base our faith on God’s Word, we actually can then see God’s Living Proof that confirms His Word. That is exactly what we don’t have when we base our faith on man’s word. No proof. Yes, many theories. Yes, multifarious schemes, lies and deceptions–but no living proof. Man’s theories continually cover up this fact and divert our attention away from the fact that evolution has no proof, not a single strand of evidence. Every fake strand has been debunked. If you doubt this, check out Skeptics Welcome or Evolution vs. God.
Do we thank God for the land we live on? Praise God for the food he provides for us? The bread? The herbs? The fruit? Giving thanks is a natural response inside the blood covenant of God. It shows who we are what we worship, and what kinds of seeds have been sown into our lives. And what kinds of spiritual plants are bearing fruit in our daily thoughts, words, deeds and habits.
God’s Covenant with Nature
If you have been paying close attention when reading Genesis chapter One you may have noticed something very important: God, Elohim, the Plural, uncreated, Creator God, actually makes several covenants in His own personal Creation Testimony.
So what is a covenant?
DEFINITION: cov·e·nant | ˈkəvənənt | noun
“there was a covenant between them that her name was never to be mentioned.”
- In Law (a): a contract drawn up by deed.
- In Law (b): a clause in a contract.
- In Theology: an agreement which brings about a relationship of commitment between God and his people.
The Jewish faith is based on the biblical covenants made with Abraham, Moses, and David. See also Ark of the Covenant. [Let’s not forget to mention: Adam and Noah] (from my Apple’s Dictionary)
How does the definition of Covenant apply specifically to Day 2, 3, 4 and 5, of Creation? Let us investigate that question.
In day 2, God separated the Waters, above and below the surface of the earth, that separation is still active and working today, it is called the Water Cycle.
- Mar 23, 2021, The water cycle is an extremely important process because it enables the availability of water for all living organisms and regulates weather patterns on our planet. If water didn’t naturally recycle itself, we would run out of clean water, which is essential to life. Why are water cycle processes important? – NASA
In day 3, God made a covenant with every green herb, every fruit tree, and the grass of the earth, that they would reproduce fruit according to their kind. And guess what? That is exactly what has been happening for 6000 years. Seeds have be reproducing according to their kinds, if they hadn’t we would not be here. And no, billions of years were not necessary. God’s Creative Power and Authority, is beyond human ability to comprehend. The only tool God gives us to understand Him and His Creation is Faith. We either will listen and learn from God by Faith, or we will learn and listen to men by faith (btw–evolution is a religion based on belief–without evidence–and that is not science). The Word of God is based on Testimony and Covenant, and historical record, and it is back up with evidence, and backed up by science, archeology, and more, but it is far above both the science and the evidence that tries to explain it.
Note: If God did not plant trees we would have all suffocated a long time ago, and died from carbon poisoning.
- A single mature tree can absorb carbon dioxide at a rate of 48 lbs. per year releasing enough oxygen back into the atmosphere to support two human beings. If every American family planted just one tree, the amount of CO 2 in the atmosphere would be reduced by one billion pounds annually. Trees and Their Impact on Earth’s Atmosphere – Tree New Mexico
- Mar 21, 2021, Trees are undeniably an essential part of the entire Earth system. They support virtually all land-based ecosystems and biodiversity, stabilise and fertilise the soil, capture large amounts of the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide, provide even humans with generous amounts of delicious and nutritious food. How do trees affect the Earth’s atmosphere and climate?
Sometimes it takes centuries before men even begin to grasp the wisdom in God’s Creation, and the Wisdom and Truth in God’s Word. Just a short while ago doctors were bleeding the patients to get rid of their sickness. That’s how doctors killed George Washington, the first president of the USA. He had the finest and best physicians using their most modern technology. Yet, if they would have read God’s Word, He said “the life is in the blood.” So if you drain the blood, you are literally draining the life out of the patient.
Jesus didn’t just create light. He and the Father, and the Spirit “created everything … !”
And they all saw that it was Good!
The plan was Good.
The Design was Good.
The Execution was Good.
The Timing was Perfect.
The Environment Flawless and Breath-taking.
Everything Jesus made was Working
in perfect harmony with everything else.
Did you know that there were no animal eating predators before the Fall of Mankind?
All the animals were herbivores. God gave all the animals
29 And God said, Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed, which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, in the which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed; to you it shall be for meat.30 And to every beast of the earth, and to every fowl of the air, and to every thing that creepeth upon the earth, wherein there is life, I have given every green herb for meat: and it was so. 31 And God saw every thing that he had made, and, behold, it was very good. And the evening and the morning were the sixth day.
In day 4, God made a covenant with Sun, Moon, and Stars. He 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.” Did you catch that covenant, they are to be for signs, and seasons, days, and years? God’s creation is highly mathematical, they have computers now that can be programed to go back 2000 years and see the Configuration of the Stars over the town of Bethlehem, the night Jesus, the Messiah was born. They can literally recreate the stars and planets that gave light the Wisemen (magi) who were following the stars according the prophecies in their faith. In other words, God’s covenant with the Stars and Planets are just as reliable as his covenant with the seeds, and plants.
In day 5, God makes a covenant with the fish of the seas (the sea creatures) to multiply, and fill seas, and with the birds of the air to do the same.
“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.
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. 22 And God blessed them, saying, Be fruitful, and multiply, and fill the waters in the seas, and let fowl multiply in the earth.
As you know actions speak louder than words. First God spoke this, and I tend to believe it was Jesus doing the speaking. Second, God went into action. And He did what he openly said he would do.
When someone is giving their sworn Legal Testimony in a Court of Law, it is important, that they get their facts straight, lest they perjure themselves and end up going to jail. And in a court of law they will expect to be cross examined by the opposing lawyers who will try to find something wrong with their testimony in order to discredit them. In such cases, it is important to have undeniable, irrefutable evidence that everyone can see.
Well, as chance would have it. That is exactly what we have hear. We have God’s Word. His Written Testimony, that is legally binding upon his own Word and Integrity. And We also have the exact evidence that he has given us, when he made his own covenant with the seeds, the fish, the birds of the air.
- Did God’s Word say he would create them? Yes.
- Did God say to them to bring forth abundantly? Yes.
- Did they bring forth abundantly? Yes.
- What is the Evidence? The land and sea is filled with plants, and living creatures.
- Did God say that they would reproduce according to their kind? Yes.
- Did they reproduce according to their kinds as God said they would? Yes.
- Did God say he would put lights in the heavens? Yes.
- Did God do so? Yes.
- What’s the Evidence? There are lights in the heavens.
- Did God say? “let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days, and years”? Yes.
- Have they been reliable lights for signs and seasons, and have they governed the day and the night since his creating them? Yes.
What does the Atheist, the Evolutionist, the Naturalist, the Random Selection-alist have to say about all this? They can’t say anything.
If they entered into the Courtroom of Truth. They would have nothing to say. Nothing. Because if they did say anything, then they would be cross examined, and proven to be false witnesses. Why? Because all the evidence is against them. Even a child can clearly see that. They were not there when God created the Heaven’s and the Earth, but they have all the evidence of Everything God said, and Everything God did. Right in front of their faces. So they are all without excuse. (As Paul said, in Romans 1, quoted in the previous chapter) All their vain imaginations, and all their false accusations would be thrown out of any true and just Court, as unreliable false witness statements.
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: ~ Romans 1:20 (KJV)
Thankfully, God provided all the necessary ingredients for the fish, and birds, and creatures or the sea and land to prosper and multiple. If there was not a proper food chain in place and an abundant supply of food, and just the right kind of water, the right kind of air, the right kind of soil, the right kind of minerals, salt, oxygen, hydrogen, carbon, and every nutrient and bacteria, fungus, mold, insects, and microscopic life that supplies food and waste and life to the whole world’s eco-system. Without all the insect world in place being able to pollinate the trees, plants, flowers, and vegetables, there would not be follow for any species to prosper and grow in the health state God had intended. Every little and big thing needed to not only be in place but also be in balance. Too much of this … and everything dies. Not enough of that … and everything dies.
Absolutely everything needed to be provided and ready, all of it being in perfect place, and being fully and adequately prepared and available at the time of need or …??? No life on earth would be able to prosper, let alone fill the Earth.
Just a few degrees tilt on the earth’s axis, and all life dies. A little to much hydrogen and the world burns up. Not enough atmosphere or cloud cover and the radiation from the sun kills all living things. Too much or not enough gravitational pull on the Earth, on the Moon, on the other planets, and the whole solar system goes into chaos. Too much magnetism or not enough, we all die.
And they said it all happened by accident, random accidents, over and over, making life happen. That’s like throw some steal, some rubber, some glass, and some plastic into and old barn and wait a millions years until out comes a Mercedes-Benz! Wow. Yeah.
Like that’s gonna happen.
Do you know how much more technologically advanced and complicated your human eye is compared to a Mercedes-Benz? Can you even list all the technology, and chemical structures? bio-electric, and bio-mechanical structures? and support systems and food systems and nervous systems and digestive systems and brain waves, and blood vessels, and the water cycles, and the transportation systems, and the self replicating manufacturing plants, and the DNA structures that are necessary for you to functionally use eye one of your eyes for one hour, is that all the technology that goes into a Mercedes-Benz?
Gratefully, God provided everything, absolutely everything all the animals, insects, we needed to grow and
And the city had no need of the sun, neither of the moon,
to shine in it: for the glory of God did lighten it,
and the Lamb is the light thereof.
~Revelation 21:23 (KJV)
So you can see that Jesus clearly is the Light of the world. He begins as the light of the World, and He Ends as the Light of the Heaven. He manifests His Great Light for all mankind, for all that will accept His Kingdom and His Kingship, He is the Glorious Light of Heaven.
And this is revealed, or rather introduced in the very beginning of the scripture.
Jesus is also the living Word of God. It was his word that was spoken that brought all of creation into being. And yet he was not working alone, the father gives him his words to speak, and the spirit gives the words power to create. The three persons of God are always working together, and they are one, one God in three persons.
The Three Persons of God Clearly Seen
You see these three persons in several places throughout the scripture. One significant place is during the baptism of Jesus the son of God, in the Jordan river, when he was baptized by John the Baptist, his cousin.
Matthew 3:16-17 (KJV)
16 And Jesus, when he was baptized, went up straightway out of the water: and, lo, the heavens were opened unto him, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove, and lighting upon him: 17 And lo a voice from heaven, saying, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.
You should clearly be able to see the Trinity Here, in three distinct different places, doing three distinct different things, this is very similar and almost parallel with Genesis 1:1-3:
Jesus, the Son, was baptized in the water of the Jordan.
The Spirit of God descending like a dove, and lighting upon him
The Father Said: This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.
You can also clearly see the interplay between Heaven and Earth.
The Father is speaking from heaven.
The Spirit is traveling from Heaven to Earth.
The Son is standing in the water upon the Earth.
These same elements are introduced in the first 3 verses of Genesis (the book of Bereshit).
As you can see the Themes of God are richly interwoven into the fabric of His Scripture. They are tightly intertwined throughout the Testimony of God. There are laid out in layers, and can we can see them in differing depths. They continuously bring greater and greater understanding and revelation to the believer who will choose to study his Word.
We will end this Genesis Day One Study with the exhortation from Paul to Timothy:
Study to shew thyself approved unto God,
a workman that needeth not to be ashamed,
rightly dividing the word of truth.
~ 2 Timothy 2:15 (KJV)
Next we will look at Genesis Day Six.
To keep reading click link for Chapter One.