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Genesis 1:20-23 20 And God [elohiym] said [amar], Let the waters [mayim] bring forth abundantly [sharats] the moving creature [sherets] that hath [nephesh] life [chay], and fowl [owph] that may fly [uwph] above [al] the earth [erets] in the open [paniym] firmament [raqiya] of heaven [shamayim]. 21 And God [elohiym] created [bara'] great [gadowl] whales [tanniyn], and every living [chay] creature [nephesh] that moveth [ramas], which the waters [mayim] brought forth abundantly [sharats], after their kind [miyn], and every winged [kanaph] fowl [owph] after his kind [miyn]: and God [elohiym] saw [ra'ah] that it was good [towb]. 22 And God [elohiym] blessed [barak] them, saying [amar], Be fruitful [parah], and multiply [rabah], and fill [male'] the waters [mayim] in the seas [yam], and let fowl [owph] multiply [rabah] in the earth [erets]. 23 And the evening [ereb] and the morning [boqer] were the fifth [chamiyshiy] day [yowm]. KJV-Interlinear 20 Then God said, 'Let the waters teem with swarms of living creatures, and let birds fly above the earth in the open expanse of the heavens.' 21 And God created the great sea monsters, and every living creature that moves, with which the waters swarmed after their kind, and every winged bird after its kind; and God saw that it was good. 22 And God blessed them, saying, 'Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the waters in the seas, and let birds multiply on the earth.' 23 And there was evening and there was morning, a fifth day. NASB
Day five arrives and now we see the creation of the first of the living creatures on this earth. The fish of the sea, and then the fowl of the air.
Instantly God commands all living sea creatures to come into existence and He gives them the ability to reproduce themselves. Again each species is created and perpetuated after itself. No evolution. No gradual development of all living things from goo in eons past.
The earth has been clothed with all manner of vegetation and now it is inhabited with fish and birds. Life that once existed during the dinosaurs has now returned to the once destroyed and dead planet. Life of all kinds. Activity on this earth restores balance and stability in nature.
God specifies the giant fish and mammals of the sea, to make it clear that they are not to be objects of worship. They were created by God, and not creators themselves. But unfortunately as history unfolds, mankind will deify the large 'sea monsters' and worship them without any understanding of their nature.
That which lives beneath the water does not produce life. Life only comes from above, from heaven, from God. Satan, though he wishes it to be so, cannot do anything that God can. Man in recent years boasts of the ability to clone various animals. But those misuses of the phrase 'clone' are just that, misapplications. Mere variations of an artificial insemination.
But the press certainly jumps on the band wagon because it sells, and people in their ignorance swallow it hook, line, and sinker. Yet this delusion is allowed by God because people choose to chase after it. We have studied many situations where God is said to blind people in delusion. This is simply the function of people believing the lie, and from their own free will. When doctrine is absent, then common sense is absent as well.
The word for create here is 'bara', to create from nothing. As the universe was created from nothing, so the fish and foul were created out of nothing. They instantly came into existence furnishing the earth with their existence. The fish were not created from left overs of a former era, but simply came into existence. No evolution here.
So the soul of man as we advance in our spiritual life. We have an empty soul, just as the earth is empty, and as we learn doctrine and grow up spiritually, and apply doctrine to our lives we begin to furnish our soul, the house, which we construct with doctrine we learn, with every good thing.
God views all His work in these restoration days of Genesis, as good. Good works which He has done. So also, in our soul. We start empty. We learn doctrine which constructs a temple, a fortress, a structure in our soul. Then we apply what we know to our daily lives and this reinforces our spiritual growth, furnishes our soul with a new viewpoint, Gods viewpoint.
So God furnished the earth. First with vegetation and then with living creatures. The vegetation provides food for growth as doctrine provides food for our soul. The living creatures provide activity, sound, motion, meaning, purpose. Listen to the birds, watch the whales jump and so forth. So doctrine in your soul, in your life provides activity and meaning and purpose for you. An inner happiness in the midst of a swirling world as the earth is in the midst of a swirling universe due to Satan's irresponsibility.
Be fruitful and multiply is the command for the living creatures. It is our command as well. Learn doctrine and advance in the spiritual life, and be fruitful in blessings and multiply your riches in accordance with God's will for your life both in time and in eternity.
Psa. 104:25, reinforces God's creation of the sea world, of both small and great fish and animals, and God's sovereign will as to their existence, to feed them, to propagate them, or remove them. Likewise with mankind. Jesus Christ controls history. Creation does not, Satan does not, man does not control history.
Ecc. 3:14, God blesses that which He creates and perpetuates it as well. Life is not something that will stand like the giant granite, but is like a candle which slowly wastes away, in this life. Life is as a morning mist and disappears quickly. This is mentioned several times in the scriptures. Mark your time here on earth well. Eternity will face us all and it is our responsibility to prepare for it. If you ignore it, then you lose, regardless of any temporary success you may experience here on this earth.
Job 12:7+, The source of all living things is God. He created all things, and sustains all living things. Even nature knows from whence it came. Only man has a difficult time in figuring that out. Those who maintain the attitude that God is sleeping, doesn't exist, doesn't care, that we are here and at the mercy of an unforgiving world, those are the fools of life.
Christ created the finest wine out of water in an instant, but everyone knows that fine wine takes time to age properly. The universe must be billions of years old. All of our carbon dating techniques, and astronomical techniques prove this. But God is able to instantly create that which has age or the appearance of age to modern science. Man in his foolishness rejects God and embraces evolution and big 'bang' theories.
Is it any wonder that God states that he will make fools of the wise, those who cannot see the truth. Or better yet those who refuse to see the truth. Besides I prefer not to think of my great, great, great, etc. granddaddy as being goo. Kind of takes the shine off of the pedigree!! You know??
Another evening and morning. One more rotation of the earth. God again systematically accomplishes his purpose and no one can prevent it or alter it.
Now is the time to post a prayer.
End Of Lesson
Study to show thyself approved (mature) unto God, a workman that needs not to be ashamed, rightly dividing (studying/discerning), the Word of truth.
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