It happened instantly. We have found many proofs of this in remains; there was an instant freeze and the reasons that cause an instant freeze to come to pass and so-forth. We know that it happened. But here, He’s dividing the water back again and He’s not talking about the receding waters of Noah’s flood. Verse 7:
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.
In other words, He caused the water to recede… He put part of the water back into firmament which means into the heavens or atmosphere. And so it was. If you use your mind for just a moment you might know where much of that water came from that brought that flood to pass. If there was water overhead that filtered… Verse eight:
Gen 1:8 And God called the firmament Heaven.
That is to say that which was above, that expanse. [The heavenly dimension separated from the new earthly dimension]…
And the evening and the morning were the second day.
So in a sense He created the 'erets H776, “earth”, and heaven on that second day for this earth age.
ארץ - 'erets - eh'-rets
From an unused root probably meaning to be firm; the earth (at large, or partitively a land): - X common, country, earth, field, ground, land, X nations, way, + wilderness, world.
Verse 9… Let me rephrase that because that could mislead someone. He brought both the earth and the heaven into the day of this earth age, alright. The earth and heaven were both already here; heaven being naturally according to wherever God is. He didn’t build another earth or create another earth, He simply caused the waters to recede and move upward into the atmosphere whereby land again could become a habitation. Verse 9:
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.
Now with Noah’s flood it took several days and months for the water to recede. Here it was just, “bang”. God spoke, and so it happened. Verse 10:
Gen 1:10 And God called the dry land Earth;
Terra firma, 'erets in the Hebrew tongue.
and the gathering together of the waters called he Seas: and God saw that it was good.
Not chaotic. Not disturbed anymore as it was into a nothingness (tôhű - bôhű), as we discussed in verse two. But that is was coming back to that beauty that we have. I wonder when the plates moved and so-forth. You know, we found those animals of African likeness in Nebraska at Ashfall - click here
I mean it’s absolute. There’s no getting around it; rhinoceroses and camels and birds of Africa that died about ten million years ago in Nebraska. So interesting, interesting as we look at how God moved this and how He moved that.
Do you remember when we opened our lecture back in Psalms 104? God spoke and the waters hasted instantly away. That didn't happen in Noah's flood. And God promised that He would never destroy this earth again by water; this is the water He's talking about as well as the flood of Noah. But reserved for this age it will be destroyed by fire, and He is that consuming fire.
So again the point rests in your mind in the English, "Was the earth created void and without form or was it created with the mountains standing out of the water to be inhabited?" Do you realize it's written? God makes it very clear. I want to go back to the Book of Isaiah chapter 45 for me. For one verse… Isaiah chapter 45, verse 18. Let God's Word speak for itself. Do not forget the Hebrew word I told you to remember, tôhű and the severity of it. Void. Verse 18 Isaiah 45:
Isaiah 45:18 For thus saith the LORD
Who is speaking? Almighty God Yehovah.
that created the heavens; God himself
that formed the earth and made it; he hath established it, he created
He did what? He established it, created it
Created it not in vain,
What did that word ' vain ' mean? Tôhű. He created it NOT destroyed. He created it NOT covered over with black water. Have you got that? Can you understand English?
He formed it to be inhabited:
NOT to be wasted. NOT to be destroyed. Almighty God, your Father, your loving Father, give Him credit. He wouldn't build a wasteland. He created it a beautiful jewel. Mother earth, to be inhabited. He did not create it tôhű, it became that way. Have you got it?
I [am] the LORD;
He formed it to be inhabited
and [there is] none else.
He's the God of Love. What do you think He is, that He would shake these people and destroy them for no cause? See, they had it coming. It is difficult for man to think in God's way. It isn't only difficult it's impossible. But can you let wisdom rise? The most beautiful Proverb in the 8th chapter where Wisdom says, “I was with God from the very beginning, before He ever created the earth, I was with Him.” Wisdom; can you possess it? Don't be sottish. Listen to His Word. There was a case at one time when Job was persecuted and he was a type of God's elect. I want to go to Job. The Book of Job. I'm going go to Job 38 and while you're turning there I want to slip back to the first of Job and I'm going to read something to you. You find 38 Job, chapter 1 verse 6:
Job 1:6 Now there was a day when the sons of God came to present themselves before the LORD, and Satan came also among them.
You'll find the same thing written in chapter 2, verse 1. Now leading up to chapter 38 in the Book of Job you’ve got 37 chapters of Satan accusing Job before God, with satan saying he can deceive him and turn him against God if God removes all the defenses of Job. God was so proud of Job, even as He is proud of you today; those that have eyes to see and can understand the simplicity in which His Word is written. God said, “No you can't Satan. You can't win over Job. I'll take down the fences” and then Satan casted boils and poor Job was a walking dead man, basically, but he never gave up. But Job’s 3 so-called buddy-buddies, they tried to make Job perfect, as man will always try to make you, they'll try to make you a real puritan, they'll try to make you stand up and be a glistening star that never sins and that's impossible in the flesh. God knows that. But yackity-yackity-yackity… and I've heard ministers teach sermons on these first 37 chapters and they’ve said “this is the Word from God.” And it is not! Do you know what God thinks about these 37 chapters? Listen to it and learn from your Father's Word. 38.
Job 38:1 Then the LORD answered Job
Finally He speaks after 37 chapters
out of the whirlwind, and said,
What is this whirlwind? That highly polished bronzed whirling disc that His throne is aboard in Ezekiel. Verse 2:
Job 38:2 Who [is] this that darkeneth counsel by words without knowledge?
In other words, 37 chapters God says, “Why are you listening to those idiots? They don't know what they're talking about Job.” Unfortunately that's the entire lesson of Job. That's why I really won't do all of it on television. I've got it all on cassette tape and every Christians should experience it once to receive 37 chapters of junk of men's words, yackity-yackity-yackity. The same thing you get from most pulpits in this nation today. It's an experience you should enjoy… well, go through. God says, “Why do you listen to those idiots!?' You've always got His Word, you know you could listen to your Father. Verse 3:
Job 38:3 Gird up now thy loins like a man; for I will demand of thee, and answer thou me.
You gird yourself up and get ready for action and service. You stand up like a man, Job!
Job 38:4 Where wast thou when I laid the foundations of the earth?
If you know so much Job, If you are so wise in your flesh body with it's pea-brain, then where were you when I laid the foundations of the earth?
declare, if thou hast understanding.
Stop and think about that one? Where were you? Do you know? “Well, I wasn't born yet.” Ohh? Where were you?
Job 38:5 Who hath laid the measures thereof, if thou knowest?
That's a question. Answer Him?
or who hath stretched the line upon it?
Who put each star in place and set the natural law and the order of things. Answer Him! Naturally man has got to say, “We don't really know how many are out there God.” And you don't. Verse 6:
Job 38:6 Whereupon are the foundations thereof fastened?
Where are the sockets that hold this earth exactly where it is at and keeps it in that position?
or who laid the corner stone thereof;
Those are all questions. Verse 7:
Job 38:7 When the morning stars
Listen to me and bear in mind Revelation chapter12, where Satan drew a third of the stars, that's God's children. It's referring to man.
All the morning stars, the sons of the morning, the sons of God, sang together. There wasn't one bad note in the whole lot. What I'm talking about is harmony and peace of mind
How many? Don't you dare miss that point.
All the sons of God shouted for joy?
Have you heard all the sons of God, everyone shout for joy recently? No, you've always got some group over here that's got some very sad detail that's very grievous to them. But there was a time when all the sons of God shouted for joy and sang together. Do you realize that Satan was a son of God? God created him and Ezekiel 28 declares it. He was God's son! He was also one of those that sang with joy. Do you understand what I'm saying? Back in that perfect beginning before sin entered into that world that was. I'm not talking about this world age, back when all the sons of God, call them angels if you'd like, they were simply souls that inhabit this earth age and would eventually pass through into this age, one at a time one time only. Where did your soul come from? It came from God, of course, and you were with Him. All the sons of God, created at the same time, sang for joy because there was happiness there. Job where were you when that happened? What is Job going to answer? He doesn't know. He doesn't know at all.
the sons of God shouted for joy?
Job 38:8 Or [who] shut up the sea with doors, when it brake forth, [as if] it had issued out of the womb? 38:9 When I made the cloud the garment thereof, and thick darkness a swaddlingband for it, 38:10 And brake up for it my decreed [place],
I chose my own place, Mt. Zion.
and set bars and doors, 38:11 And said, Hitherto shalt thou come, but no further: and here shall thy proud waves be stayed?
He set the sea coasts.
Job 38:12 Hast thou commanded the morning since thy days;
Have you told it, “Sun come up?” Job, did you do that? Can You? Do you see how small man is and how unlearned compared to your Father? All wisdom comes from our Father and if you don't listen to Him friend, you're sottish.
[and] caused the dayspring to know his place;
Who put the time clock in its proper sequence?
38:13 That it might take hold of the ends of the earth,
That it could lighten and darken, at whichever time.
that the wicked might be shaken out of it?
Who has the power? Job can you take the wicked one, is really what it says. Can you take hold of this earth and shake the wicked out of it? God said, “I can, I've done it before." Verse14:
Job 38:14 It is turned as clay [to] the seal; and they stand as a garment.
A garment for what? A garment for souls. “Job can you take the clay that was level and cause the images come up from it? Can you make a living being from the clay Job?” This is the Potter talking to the clay friend, you got it? “And further more, Job, not only man, do you see those images on the horizon, those trees? Can you make them come up Job? Can you create seed?” Need I go on? Our Father, our Father is all powerful. Poor old Job in chapter 40, I hope each of you understand Job's place, Job answered in chapter 40, and the Lord went on and on and showed what little man knows. If you don't listen to your Father,
Job 40:4 Behold I am vile
What shall I answer Thee?
How shall I answer that?
I will lay mine hand upon my mouth.
Close my mouth and put my hand over it so I don't speak foolishly.
Once have I spoken; but I will not answer: yea twice; but I will proceed no further.
Then God answered Job and said: “You girt yourself up and stand up like a man and stop whimpering before Me.” You see, you listen to man and you hear a lot of yackity-yackity-yackity. You study in Your Father's Word and you go into the depth of the knowledge of the world that was, this earth age and yes, the one that's coming.
In the third chapter of Peter the word jumps to life from the very pages and becomes the Living Word in your heart, mind and soul. Then you begin to have the realization of those three earth ages and understand why God had to put us in this earth age. And some He chose, yes, even before the foundation of this earth age. Why? Because they stood against Satan in that first battle as it's written in Romans chapter 8 and they persevered. As a result, they were judged right there. Therefore God, through the Comforter, can intercede in their lives because they don't even know what to pray for sometimes. But God utilizes His elect now, and to fulfill His prophesy. Prophesy comes to pass exactly as it is written and do you know why? Because God is in control and He controls His elect in specific points and places whereby that prophesy comes to pass exactly as it is written. Do you think that you are listening to this lecture on the three world ages by shear accident dear one? You that hear and understand? There would be some that would say, “Well he's talking about reincarnation.” No. You only go through this earth age one time. Anybody that tells you they are reincarnated are possessed of an evil spirit that possessed someone before and simply who prattles on through the mouth of the idiot. And I can hear them say, “Oh dear! Are you're calling all those that claim to be reincarnated idiots?” Yes, that's right, they are. Don't you agree? Anytime you'll let some demonic spirit stay within you and let that evil spirit spout words that are unfriendly to you through your own mouth, sort of speaks for itself. I don't think I have to make the decision. I think you can figure that out for yourself.
Well, there are three earth ages. We must go through each of them one time and one time only. Now wait, that's an incorrect statement and I will correct myself. We must go through the first two, one time, and one time only but only the overcomers will go through the third age. Because in as much as God saw fit that He must kill Satan and He pronounced a death sentence upon him, He also saw fit to give each one of those that satan had misled the opportunity to come through this earth age to be born of woman. But a few refused this and then took certain women for a play, they found them real pretty… Remember what happened to them? That’s what brought about Noah’s flood. But the rest were born of woman into this flesh age, God giving them the opportunity to make his or her mind up as to whether they would love God or Satan. And within that, the Messiah came to this earth in the flesh, Emmanuel God with us, Himself.
Matthew 1:23 Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us.
He wasn’t going to ask you to do something that He wasn’t prepared to do Himself despite all the pain of it. As a matter of fact He took it one step further; He allowed Himself to be nailed to that cross through the very palms of His hands yet He did not complain, as a sheep led to the slaughter. He could have backed out. He could have changed His mind. Many of you will think, “I'd like to believe that, but I'm going to wait. I'll change my mind.” What would have happened if He had changed His mind on you?
God leads some and He chooses some. But I believe that and don't ask me to document it. This is a comment from me, from all my years of research. I believe one of the reason that God came in that body of Messiah, and then died upon the cross, as clearly stated in Hebrews chapter 2, verse 14, “I came to this earth to be crucified whereby I can destroy Satan, the devil, which is death.” In other words, I ask, “What does it take to kill one of your own children?” God saw fit to come here in the form of Messiah, to die at the hands of the Kenite, which is to say the offspring of satan, with satan egging them on, and they killed Him. Therefore this parable: the Father sent the Son to those that the field had been lent out to, the vineyard, rather, and they killed Him. Killed Him trying to inherit. Satan wants to inherit. And now in as much as satan killed the body of God, in Christ, God in flesh, God won't have to worry too much, or I imagine His conscience and His loving Self, won't have to feel so bad when He dunks Satan's curly locks under the burning brine in the lake of fire and those that choose to follow him. Bless your hearts I hope you have understood this. I hope that you enjoyed it. Our Father's knowledge is written in His Word. It's up to you to ascertain that, that you will, that brings you peace of mind and understanding of the events that happened in the former age and in this earth age. And to realize how important it is then, that you serve Him. There's really nothing else that's quite as important. And the faithful love of our close-knit family, with He being our Father who looks out for us and brings those blessings. Yes. If someone asks you again, as a Christian, how old this earth is, don't say 6000 years. Say,"eons". It's been documented.