Continued from Article I…
1. God’s Original Creation (Genesis 1:1) was created beautiful and to be inhabited. Isaiah 45:18 makes this perfectly clear:
“For thus saith the LORD that created the heavens: God himself that formed the earth and made it; he hath established it, he created (Hebrew, “bara”) it not in vain, he formed it to be inhabited: I am the LORD; and there is none else.”
Now, let us compare Isaiah 45:18 with Genesis 1:1,2 which states:
“In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.” (v.1) “And darkness was upon the face of the deep, and the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the deep.” (v.2)
Notice, in Isaiah, the word “vain.” It is the Hebrew word “tohuw” and means “without form, wilderness, to lie waste, desolation and etc.” Concerning this word in reference to the Original Creation, it is stated that “…he (God) created (Hebrew “bara”) it (the earth) not in vain, (ie., a waste of desolation). It was formed and established perfect and beautiful to be inhabited. Isaiah continued by saying,
“…he (God) formed it to be inhabited.”
This describes the condition of the earth in Genesis 1:1 as God originally created it and his purpose for creating, “to be inhabited.”
Notice in Genesis 1:2 where, at some later time, it was declared that “…the earth was had (become) without form and void.” The word “void” in Verse 2 has the same meaning as “vain” in Isaiah 45:18, ie., “a complete ruin, a desolation and uninhabitable.”
Let us now find out who the Original Creation was created for, who inhabited it, and what brought about it’s judgment. This leads us to the angels.
2. Lucifer, the Anointed Cherub, and the Angels of God. The question has been asked many times, “Where did the Angels come from? The Holy Spirit had directed His pen in Colossians to give us the answer.
“For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him.”
Therefore, Satan, all the Heavenly Host, and everything that exists are a direct result of God’s creation.
In Isaiah 14 and Ezekiel 28 both speak of Satan; thus, giving us a good deal of information concerning Satan’s rebellion, which necessitated God’s judgment.
In Ezekiel 28:13, it states that Satan was created. In Verse 15 concerning Satan, we are told that:
“Thou wast perfect in thy ways from the day that thou wast created, till iniquity was found in thee.”
In Verse 14 it states that,
“Thou (Satan) art the anointed cherub.”
The Original Creation of the earth in Genesis 1:1 was to be occupied by Lucifer and the angels. This creation is what God is speaking about in Job 38:2-7:
“Who is this that darkeneth counsel by words without knowledge? (v.2) Gird up now thy loins like a man; for I will demand of thee, and answer thou me. (v.3) Where wast thou when I laid the foundations of the earth? Declare if thou hast understanding. (v.4) Who hath laid the measures thereof, if thou knowest? Or who hath stretched the line upon it? (v.5) Whereupon are the foundations thereof fastened? Or who laid the corner stone thereof; (v.6) When the morning starts sang together, and all the sons of God shouted for joy? (v.7)”
Verses 4-6 describe the Original Creation; and, we find in Verse 7, the stars and the “Sons of God” are already in existence. Now, let us examine what these are:
A. Stars. At the creation of the earth, Job 38:7 says that, “the morning stars sang together.” Some of the commentaries assume that these “stars” are referring to angels. Should one study the Doctrine of Angelology, you will not find anywhere where angels are said to sing. It is recorded that they shout and talk; but, contrary to the opinion of many, they do not sing. Then, what are these “stars?” If they are literal stars; then, how do they sing? In his book, “Has God Spoken,” by Arnold O. Schnabel, on Page 12, has this documentation that stars emit sound.
“The Hebrew word for “sing” is “ranan” and pertains to the emittance of a loud creak, shrill, or stredulous sound. Job declared that stars emit loud, shrill, stredulous sounds that are audible. In an attempt to determine whether stars emit sound, Grote Raber trid to detect radio waves from the sun. His results were negative. Raber tried again with “inconclusive” results. The same year, United States Army scientists were testing secret radar equipment developed for detecting German aircraft. This equipment used a wave length of 400 to 500 centimeters. Suddenly in February of 1942, the radar sets received extremely high noise so loud they could not be operated. At first it was thought to be a form of German “jamming.” The direction of the sound was soon traced; however, and found to be caused by the activities of a sun spot. ---- This discovery gave birth to the radio telescope as a research tool after the war. It is now known that radio waves that enter our atmosphere vary in length from 0.8 centimeters to 17 meters. The natural ear is not designed to hear the shrill of the stars.”
God simply records their sounds as “singing.” In Psalm 98:9, we are told that the “floods clap their hands.” Isaiah 55:12 speaks of the “mountains and hills singing;” also, the “trees of the field shall clap their hands.” The flood waters crashing against objects is like “the clapping of hands.” Anyone who has ever hunted in the mountains has heard the wind howling as it blows against the side of the crevices, emitting a whistling sound described by God as the “mountains and hills singing.” If you have ever been in the woods when a strong wind is blowing, you have surely heard the tree limbs smacking together. God describes this action as the “trees clapping their hands,” just as God describes the stars that emit sound as “singing.”
It is important to keep in mind that the stars were already created before God created the earth. This is why you will not find in Genesis One any record of stars being created when He remodeled the earth out of a chaotic condition to make it fit for human life. They had already been created prior to God’s creation of the earth in Genesis 1:1.
THIS SERIES CONTINUES WITH PART 3 NEXT TIME.