Sunday, December 6, 2020

God’s Timeline – Part 4 Creation Day 3


God’s Timeline – Part 4

Creation Day 3

Pastor Bruce A. Shields

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We began a couple weeks ago looking at the major peaks of events throughout scripture. Obviously, we are looking through this in order, so naturally we are beginning with creation.




Genesis 1:9-13


“And God said, “Let the water under the sky be gathered to one place, and let dry ground appear.” And it was so. 10 God called the dry ground “land,” and the gathered waters he called “seas.” And God saw that it was good.


11 Then God said, “Let the land produce vegetation: seed-bearing plants and trees on the land that bear fruit with seed in it, according to their various kinds.” And it was so. 12 The land produced vegetation: plants bearing seed according to their kinds and trees bearing fruit with seed in it according to their kinds. And God saw that it was good. 13 And there was evening, and there was morning—the third day.”



                  I.            PREPERATION FOR CREATION

a.      God first creates the “heavens” and the earth

                                                                         i.      “heavens”, plural

1.      First heaven –Sky

2.      Second heaven – Space

3.      Third heaven – God’s abode (between creation and where GOD truly resides)


                                                                      ii.      Earth is created at the same time, God’s pallet for life



b.     God then creates light, and separates it from dark (universal natural law)

                                                                         i.      This is more than just a visual effect

                                                                      ii.      This verse reveals more

1.      God says, let there be light (it is something)

a.      Light is not just a visual thing that we see with our eyes.

b.     This verse speaks of one of the first Universal Natural Laws put into creation by God

c.      Visible light is a small spectrum of “electromagnetic radiation” that can be detected by the human eye…however, there is far more to this radiation that is NOT detected.

                                                                                                                                                 i.      Radio waves

                                                                                                                                              ii.      Microwaves

                                                                                                                                           iii.      Infrared

                                                                                                                                            iv.      Ultraviolet

                                                                                                                                               v.      X-ray

                                                                                                                                            vi.      Gamma rays

                                                                                                                                         vii.      Perhaps even more undiscovered!

                                            2.      Light is a thing…photons, which does have mass and is affected by other universal natural laws, such as gravity.


3.      Light travels at about 186, 000 miles per second (in a vacuum)



                                                                   iii.      Scripture says God “separated” the light from the darkness

                                                                    iv.      Darkness is now scientifically speaking, the absence of light…archaic man could not know this.



c.      There was evening and morning, the first day (4th dimension/time created)

                                                                         i.      And here we read in scripture the statement that there was the “first” day, showing that the universal natural law of “time” had been implemented by God! (the 4th dimension)

                                                                      ii.      It is at this point I believe most of the “unseen” laws which hold this creation bubble (universe) together were spoken into place.


                                                                   iii.      There will be more during the creation week, but all that currently exist will be spoken within this week.



               II.            DAY ONE AND DAY TWO

a.      Vault (expanse/support) created – our sky

                                                                         i.      This is the point where God begins preparing the earth for life

                                                                      ii.      Life of “all kinds”

                                                                   iii.      This vault, which literally translates into expanse or support, separates water above (layer around the earth of water) from the layer below (earth is currently void of life or land and filled with water)



b.     The vault (atmosphere) supported the “water above the vault”

                                                                         i.      This “sky” or atmosphere (vault literally translated into support) holds the layer of water above and around the earth

                                                                      ii.      God prepared the earth for judgment of sin, when He floods the entire earth

                                                                   iii.      There will be enough water in the layer around the earth to flood the entire earth, and it would take 40 days for it all to fall

                                                                    iv.      What makes it fall? I believe this is when the earth is hit by a giant meteor, which knocks the earth off its magnetic and true north axis, causing seasons as well as making the earth “wobble” through space

                                                                       v.      The meteor breaking through the layer of water above the earth caused it to splash into the earths gravitational pull just into the edge of the atmosphere which allowed the gravity to pull the layer of water down to earth of the 40 day period.

1.      The change from the perfect greenhouse climate would cause plants to stop growing so big, oxygen levels to drop and prevent dinosaurs from living because the climate would no longer be the environment they need to live.

2.      Even if they were among the animals God brought to the ark, they would eventually die because of the new climate and seasons



c.      The vault was more than likely filled with CO2

                                                                         i.      For photosynthesis (universal natural law) plants need light (day 1), and water (day 1), and CO2 (the vault – Day 2)

                                                                      ii.      Now day 3 God will allow dry land to appear to provide the nitrogen and other nutrients needed for photosynthesis to take place

                                                                   iii.      This will in turn convert CO2 and water into sugar and oxygen!

                                                                    iv.      There is a scientific order to creation in Genesis that was IMPOSSIBLE for archaic man to know or understand at the time this was written!

                                                                       v.      Yet, here it is, the perfect order of things



            III.            DAY THREE

a.      Gather the waters and allow dry land to appear

                                                                         i.      God gathers the waters and allows land to appear so He can create the first “living” thing on earth

                                                                      ii.      On the third day, LIFE on earth is created by God



b.     Create vegetation on the land with fruit and seeds

                                                                         i.      Now that there are all the scientific ingredients to sustain life, God creates the first living things, vegetation

                                                                      ii.      This vegetation was given another universal natural law, it would be self-sustaining through fruit and seeds

1.      By the way, a lot of vegetation NEEDS insects to reproduce

a.      Mainly BEES

2.      So, to those who do not think the creation week is literal days, you are wrong.

3.      If these days were millions of years (or more) ALL of the vegetation God just created would have died without the aid of insects


                                                                   iii.      Remember, the NEED for insects for vegetation to reproduce IS part of God’s plan!

1.      Because of this, NO ONE can say that the creation week is not literal days.


c.      According to their kind – Day 3

                                                                         i.      Another universal natural law that God creates

                                                                      ii.      This law prevents us from thinking there is “evolution”, a theory that was created to debunk the Word of God and give an explanation to “how” live came to be.

1.      Some may say, “Look at all the various creatures and how they have all evolved!”

2.      Currently there are 450 dog breeds.

3.      All of these dogs “evolved” from the wolf through selective breeding.

4.      In ancient times they write about 9 breeds


                                                                   iii.      Here is the problem with these statements.

1.      First of all, “breeds through selective breeding” is not evolution, which implies nature changes and creates. Breeding is the purposeful involvement and manipulation of a species through selective breeding for desirable traits, not evolution.

2.      Secondly, All breeds can be traced back to the wolf. OK, the wolf was a canine, thousands of years, and 450 breeds later, dogs are STILL canines!

3.      Evolution wants us to believe all animals evolved into “different species” from space sludge hitting the earth and creating a “primordial soup”, and a blob climbed out and started all of life.


                                                                    iv.      Scripture however tells us in Genesis, God created vegetation, made it seed-bearing plants, and fruit bearing trees with seeds in the fruit, and it was (vs 12) “according to their kinds”

1.      A pear tree, though through natural selection, genetically modified, breeding or microevolution, will always produce a pear.

a.      i.e. GMO may add or delete from the DNA, however it is still man-manipulated and not evolution.

b.     Microevolution (natural selection) may produce many different types of a creature because certain pre-existing attributes do better in certain environments than others, the creatures will always be of their kind.

2.      A canine will never produce a feline


                                                                       v.      Jesus reminds us of this in Matthew 7:16 “By their fruit you will recognize them. Are grapes gathered from thornbushes, or figs from thistles?”

1.      Nope…Thornbushes will never produce grapes, and thistles will never give you figs.


2.      If someone saw you planting thistles in your yard and asked what you were doing, and you said “I want to grow my own figs.”

a.      They would think you were insane.

b.     Yet, science tries to get us to accept their “theory” that this is not only possible, but what LITERALLY happened!





So, contrary to some belief, the creation week in Genesis is not only believable and trustworthy, up to the third day we can see how it is actually scientifically accurate with knowledge no archaic man could know at the time of its writing.


Then how was it written? How could this be possible?



2 Timothy 3:16 “All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness,”


1 Corinthians 2:12-16 “What we have received is not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who is from God, so that we may understand what God has freely given us. 13 This is what we speak, not in words taught us by human wisdom but in words taught by the Spirit, explaining spiritual realities with Spirit-taught words. 14 The person without the Spirit does not accept the things that come from the Spirit of God but considers them foolishness, and cannot understand them because they are discerned only through the Spirit. 15 The person with the Spirit makes judgments about all things, but such a person is not subject to merely human judgments, 16 for,


“Who has known the mind of the Lord

    so as to instruct him?”


But we have the mind of Christ.”


Next week we will begin our series with the Fourth Day



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