“In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.” Genesis 1:1
Genesis chapter one, verse one – the foundation on which all of the Bible rests. To reject the validity and authority of this one verse is throw all other scripture in to doubt.
People often ask, “Considering the immense size of the Universe, is it reasonable to think that earth and earth alone is the only place which supports life?” And, I believe the answer to that is – yes. And, here’s why.
To back up a little, the subject came up in conversation with my daughter Seven Stars yesterday and like the astute Bible student that she is, she pointed out the simple yet profound truth contained within Genesis 1:1.
In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth.
That’s it. The heavens and the earth - implying, if you will that from God’s view point there are two, and two places only of which, he is concerned – the heavens and the earth. The heavens, (which include the atmosphere and the Cosmos, as well, as the third heaven, where he dwells) – and earth. And, earth is where, he would perform his redemptive work liberating not only mankind from the curse of sin, but, all of creation.
In Isaiah 66:1, we get insight in to the special connection that God has with earth.
“Heaven is my throne and the earth is my footstool.”
More than poetic language, I believe this verse explains the unique connection between God and earth. Heaven is where he dwells but, it is earth where he rests his feet. Not Pluto, not Saturn, not Venus or any other distant planet in some far off galaxy, but, earth. For earth is not only the place where he rests his feet, it is also, the place, where he would walk in the form of Y’shua two thousand years ago, and, it is to earth that he will return again, one day soon.
It’s important that we grasp this one simple truth, for if we do not, we are in danger of great deception and are at risk for what the Bible calls the great delusion and lie.
“For this reason, God sends them a powerful delusion so that they will believe the lie …” 2 Thessalonians 2:11
What lie is that? Well, the original one from the fall in the garden in Genesis, when the serpent said to Eve –
“For God knows that when you eat of it your eyes will be opened and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.”
The same lie that is being posited today through evolution and the popular idea that we are being and have been visited from the beginning of time by extraterrestrials, who, in my opinion are nothing more than demons manifesting from the spiritual realm.
It is imperative, therefore, that we settle in our minds in advance as to what it is we really believe. For the day is coming, when the delusion will be so great that if we do not already have our minds settled on the truth of God’s word, we will be sucked in.
Right now, the world falls in to three camps. Those who believe the word of God, those who reject the word of God and those who doubt the word of God.
Make sure, which camp you’re in. For the day is coming (and, coming soon), when it will matter a great deal, what you believe. Make sure you trust in Jesus and make sure you trust his word.
“Pray for the peace of Jerusalem, they shall prosper who love thee” Psalm 122:6
Watching and waiting with YOU for the soon return of Jesus! Cindy