In this section, I will try to explain how to decipher information out of the story of creation. This section will be for advanced Christian learning, and will be a on going project that will take most of my time away from doing the other sections. I will use illustrations as much as possible for more easier understanding. For if you find yourself not being able to explain creation, when questions are asked, then this is what you need to read. It won’t be easy at first. But once you start to understand how it is done, this will open doors to understanding, and answering questions that most do not have any idea on how to.
First I want to explain that to understand creation, you need to understand that every part of creation has to fit to who God is, and has to be reconfirmed in other parts of God’s word. There are several ways to decipher information from the word of God. And when I’m finished with this, you will be in awe of how well put together God’s word really is. And what we do not understand about it, is really not knowing how to apply what is said for it’s full content.
When God speaks, His word has the power to create. But, what is done always has to be part of who He is. God is:
1) Omnipotent: all-powerful.
2) Omniscient: all-knowing.
3) Omnipresence: Being everywhere at once.
4) The Alpha: The beginning.
5) The omega: The end.
6) Holy: Perfect, flawless, sinless.
7) Righteous: Being worthy for worship.
When God, or His Son speak of things. Because of all the things mentioned above, they are able to speak on three different levels as far as time is concerned. Which also means that the word of God contains all these things as well. The three things about time are:
And because God lives in a spiritual realm called eternity. But has also created a physical realm which is where we live. His word often has a dual meaning. One that not only applies to us (physical), but to the spiritual as well. So God’s word can apply to both sides, or to just one. When it applies to the spiritual, there is usually a word used that leaves a hint for the reader to see and apply.
God’s word is also about using numbers as well. Which is called God’s numerology. When the spiritual side is spoke of, there are two things often referred to:
God’s Creation day one.
Before a universe can be created. You have to have three basic things. Time, space, and matter (trinity).
In God’s word, in the very first verse. These three things are created. Genesis 1:1 In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.
Time Space Matter
In the begining Heaven (realm) Earth
Time has a: past, present, and future (trinity) There are three heavens* Matter come in three basic forms. Solid, liquid, and gas.
And for those who believe the unstable subtance plasma, which requires special atmospheric conditions to even exist for any length of time, here this is as well. Genesis 1:3 And God said, Let there be light: and there was light.
*2cor 12:2 I knew a man in Christ above fourteen years ago, (whether in the body, I cannot tell; or whether out of the body, I cannot tell: God knoweth;) such an one caught up to the third heaven.
More about the three heavens can be read here (link).
Eternal and the non-eternal side of creation.
Because there is two sides (physical and spiritual) to creation. I will be using a table divider on each page to show what was going on, on each side of this issue. When God creates, it can have a dual meaning. And sometimes it does not. The word “heaven” is not always used to describe actual Heaven where God is. Heaven is also used to describe different realms, like parallel universe. For when our physical realm (heaven 1) was created, we were separate from God’s realm (heaven 3). And when Satan was cast out of heaven 3, heaven two was created. Why does creation take on a dual meaning? Because the first light created was God’s manifesting himself to our realm to continue the creation. So the physical side of creation we can understand as we read the word. But the spiritual side of creation is a little harder to comprehend (advanced Christian learning).
So as you look at the dividing table below (which can confuse), remember that the left side is the usual understanding of the creation. The right side (the spiritual side) is the side that is not understood. And is missed by most people. But as I explain it I back all of this up with scripture. So remember, left side of the table below is the usual creation information. The right side is the advanced side of creation learning.