Genesis 1:1..."in the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth". This is a sign of the physical and of the spiritual being, the soul before the flesh. God created the soul before He created the flesh giving validation of what God told Jeremiah in Jeremiah 1:4-5 (The word of the Lord came to me saying "before I formed you in the womb, I knew you. Before you were born, I set you apart. I appointed you a profit to the nations."). In Genesis 1:2, it states that 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 waters. This is symbolic of the process of transformation our spirit will go through. Note that the spirit of God was used for the process. In john 3:3, and 3:5-8, it says "and Jesus answered unto them, 'verily, verily, I say unto thee. Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.'" (3:3) "verily, verily, I say unto thee. Except a man be born of water and of the spirit, he, cannot enter the kingdom of God. That which is born of flesh is flesh, and that which is born of spirit is spirit. Marvel not that I say unto thee, ye must be born again. The wind blows where it listeth, and thou hearest the sound thereof, but cannot tell whence it cometh and wither it goeth, and so is everyone that is born of the spirit." (3:5-8). Meaning, the Holy Spirit is needed for the completion we must go through to be able to enter the kingdom of God. Without the Holy Spirit, we are shapeless, empty, and dark. We have all the right components there, but they are useless until we are formed and completed through the Holy Spirit.
In Genesis 1:3-5, "God said Let there be light, and there was light. And God saw the light, and said it was good. And God divided the light from the darkness. And God called the light day, and the darkness night. This is symbolic of God dividing good and evil, the way and the lost.". This is verified in John 1:6-9, which states, "There was a man sent from God whose name was John. The same came for a witness to bear witness of the light that all men through him might believe. He was not that light, but was sent to bear witness of that light. That was the true light that lighteth every man that comes into the world.". Which means that the concept of good and evil had already taken place. Jesus representing the good (the light), and satan representing the bad (the night or the dark). More validation to this is in Matthew 5:14-16, where Jesus tells His followers to be the light of the world.
Genesis 1:6-10, "And God said let there be a firmament in the midst of the waters and let it divide the waters from the waters. And God made the firmament and divided the waters, which were under the firmament from the waters which are above the firmament, and it was so. And God called the firmament Heaven, and the evening and the morning were the second day. And God said 'let the waters under the Heavens be gathered together unto one place, and let dry land appear.' and it was so. And God called the dry land earth, and the gathering of the waters called he Seas: and God saw that it was good.". This is symbolic of the waters of sin, and of life. The sun shines through the top of the waters symbolizing Jesus-water from the sky, life from Heaven-the water from Heaven nourishes us and grows us, unless we shield ourselves from it. The sea represent trials, tribulations, overwhelming sin, and death. Imagine if you were lost in the ocean, if you gave up, and allowed yourself to s! ink, your view of the ocean would become dark and the light from the sun would start to dim, but if you manage to stay afloat, and kept swimming, you would come to dry land, which is symbolic of Jesus in the flesh. In Luke 6:48, it says "He is like a man who built a house and digged deep, and layed the foundation on a rock. And when the flood arose, the stream beat vehemently upon the house and it could not shake it. For it was founded upon a rock.". Also, another issue one would have is the creatures of the seas. Just about every creature in the ocean would benefit from killing you or your death.
Genesis 1:11-13 states "And the Lord said 'let the earth bring forth grass and herbs yeilding seed. And the fruit trees yeilding fruit of its own kind, whose seed is in itself upon the earth.' And it was so. And the earth brought forth grass and herbs yeilding seeds after his own kind. And the trees yeilding fruit whose seed was in itself after his kind. And God saw it was good. And the evening and the morning were the third day.". This is symbolic of the seed of faith, or good and evil inside each of us-of God or satan. Matthew 13:24-30 states "In another parable, put he forth unto them saying 'the kingdom of Heaven is likened unto a man who sowed good seed in his field. But while men slept, his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat and went his way. But when the blade was sprung up and brought forth fruit, then appeared the tares also. So, the servants of the householder came and said unto him, 'sir, didst not thou sow good seed in thy field? From whence then hath it tares?' he said unto them, 'an enemy hath done this.' The servants said unto him 'will thou then that we go and gather them up?' But he said 'nay, lest while ye gather up the tares, ye root up also the wheat with them. Let both grow together until the harvest, and in the time of harvest, I will say to the reapers, gather first ye together the tares, and bind them in bundles to burn them. But gather the wheat into my barn'." This indicates that every man's heart is like fertile ground, as stated in the Matthew 13:1-23, and has the possibility to receive and reject seeds from both God and satan, and that depending on which seed we receive is the type of seed we reproduce within ourselves.
Genesis 1:14-15 states "And God said 'let there be lights in the firmament of Heaven to divide the day from the night. And let there be for signs and for seasons, and for days and years, and let them be for lights in the firmament of Heaven to give light upon the earth' and it was so". This means that the Saints of God will be who the world sees in the times of darkness, like a starry night. Matthew 5:14-16 state "neither do men light a candle and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick, and it gives light to all that are in the house. Let your light so shine before men that they may see your good works, and glorify your father which is in Heaven". Genesis 1:16-19 state "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 too. And God set them upon the firmament of Heaven to give light upon the earth and to rule over the day and to light, and to divide the light from the darkness. And God saw that it was good. And the evening and the morning were the fourth day". This means that the sun is Jesus, and the moon is the church. The moon only gives light because it reflects the light of the sun. John 12:35-36 state "And Jesus said unto them 'yet a little while is the light with you. Walk while ye have the light, lest the darkness come upon you. For he that walks in the darkness knows not wither he goes. While ye have the light, believe in the light, that ye may be children of the light'. These things spake Jesus and departed and did hide himself from them".
Genesis 1:20-25 state "And God said 'let the waters bring forth abundantly the moving creatures that hath life and the fowl that may fly above the earth and the open firmament of Heaven'. And God created great wales and every living creature that moveth, which the waters brought forth abundantly after their kind, and every winged fowl after his own kind, and God saw that it was good. And God blessed them and said be fruitful and multiply, and fill the waters in the seas, and let fowl multiply in the earth. And the evening and the morning were the fifth day. 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. And God made the beast of the earth after his kind, and cattle after their kind: and God saw that it was good". So many times in the Word of God, evil and trial has come in the form of beasts of the land, animals of the sea, and insects. In the first book of Samuel,17:34-37, King David fought a bear and a lion (trial). In the book of Jonah, 1:17, Jonah got swallowed by a great fish, presumably a whale. In Ezekiel 8:7-11, it states that the leaders of Israel of that time were worshiping insects in secret. The animals described in Genesis 1:20-25 are symbolic of the different types of dangers in trials we are designed to overcome. Even while we are on the rock that is Jesus, we still have trials and tribulations. If we are drowning in the seas of iniquity, which represents death to us, these seas of iniquity have their own life that is dangerous to our spiritual and physical life.
Genesis 1:26-28 state "And God said 'let us make man in our image after our likeness and let him have dominion over the fish in the sea, over the fowl of the air, over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth'. So, God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them. And God blessed them, and said unto them, 'be fruitful and multiply and replenish the earth, and subdue it and have dominion over the fish in the sea, over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moves upon the face of the earth'". This means, we are predestined to have dominion over everything physical and spiritual that the Lord created, and verifies Genesis 1:20-25. In Romans 6:14, it states "For sin shall not have dominion over you, for ye are not under the law, but under grace". In Genesis 3:1-6, it states that God has put man in charge of tending to the earth and its creatures-to have domi! nion over all that is in God's universe.In Genesis 1:29-30 it states, Behold I have given you every herb bearing seed that which is upon the face of all the earth and every tree and which is the fruit of the tree yeilding seed. For you,it shall be for meat. And to every beast of the earth and to every fowl of the air, and to everything that creepeth upon the earth,WHEREIN THERE IS LIFE. I have given every green herb, and it was so"., which means that we are to eat the spiritual seeds and fruit which has the life of God. Anything other than that is no good for us. I believe that the first chapter of Genesis is a look into our past, or begining and our future. I will end this with Genesis 1:31," And God saw everything that he had made, and, behold, it was very good..."
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