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EYE HAS NOT SEEN, NOR EAR HAS HEARD-PT.1
EYE HAS NOT SEEN, NOR EAR HAS HEARD-PT.1
By: PASTOR ABRAHAM BASCON
1Cor.1:18-19-For the message of the Cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the Power of God. For It is written: "I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and bring to nothing the understanding of the prudent."
Many a time that men do not understand the wisdom of God, they either criticize God or come up with some notion that God doesn't exist. So if He doesn't exist, you don't have to be concerned about God's; wisdom. And, most Christians when they are perplexed by the wisdom of God, they fabricate stories that folks can accept. They make up stories. The point I’m making is: Don't put God in a box! Just because you can't comprehend, or understand, don't bring God down to your level! Pray and understand that it
requires faith and trust and also a certain amount of intelligence. For
instance, we say that the Word of God is inspired by God. Therefore, if you want to know of God, seek the Scriptures. For according to the Apostle Paul in 2Tim3:16-“All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:”
There’s only one problem: If a person doesn't use their intellect, and as a result doesn't learn to read...how can that person read for himself the teachings of Jesus? Praise God, that we were created in the image and likeness of God. How many think that God doesn't have any intelligence? You have to agree that God is the most intelligent Person in all of creation and heaven.
So, think of this: If He created us in His image, then we should have intelligence. What intelligence does, is it formulates a lot of curiosity. Let me ask you: What causes wood to catch on fire? We can apply our intelligence in a very small and minute manner. For like God, we are not stagnate. We advance, and as we do, the simplest matter becomes something that is widely understood. And because of your ability to find the answers of a certain complex subject, you eventually receive and evolve from the basic principles, and you begin to understand even higher things. And soon, you are able to comprehend sending a man from earth to the moon. That's like an achievement! The scientists say that in about three years or so, they are going to be able to send men to Mars. They are now qualifying certain folks who have what it takes to survive on Mars.
So, God wants us to use what He has given us. Our intellect. What kind of witness would a bunch of uneducated, unschooled, untrained folks who say, that they are Christians and yet they cannot solve the problem of 2+2=4? How would the world look at that? So then, the world will criticize and not want to have anything to do with becoming a Christian. They will look at Christians as just uneducated people.
On the contrary, God wants His people to be the wisest of them all. How about King Solomon, King David's son? He was called "the Preacher." He was blessed by God to receive wisdom and to become the wisest person on earth! I want to go and follow him. The wisest person on earth!
So, what is God saying to us? Not to get educated or not to have wisdom? On the contrary, He wants his people to be outstanding...to have Solomon's wisdom. He want us to be impressive to the world. That the world will look and say: I want what they have! Let the world want to have what we have! They will ask: Where did you get this wisdom? Answer them: Well, I received the Lord Jesus Christ; and, I believe what God says. And I believe that the Word is inspired by God. And, all the wisdom that I have, comes from the knowledge of God! Well, they say, I want what you have! Can you help me to get that wisdom? Wouldn’t you want that to happen to you? So, don't put God in a box...let God be God! Do not limit his intellect! Do not limit the things that God has done! And, the things that He has yet to do!
I want to say this: There is nothing wrong with having science and faith together. Science and faith, faith and science, science and scripture, scripture and science nothing wrong with that! Not that you have to accept every scientific theory as fact or truth. But use your intellect to see if a certain fact or scientific theory is something that you can use in your study of God's Word.
How long did it take for man to discover that the world wasn't flat? Not that long ago, man thought if they sailed towards the horizon they might fall off of the earth. That sounds humorous; but, they didn't know at that time. But, Praise God that they discovered that the world was not flat!
Here's how science and the scriptures can work together. In IS.40:22-“It is He who sits above the circle of the earth, and its inhabitants are like grasshoppers, Who stretches out the heavens like a curtain, And spreads them out like a tent to dwell in. The Bible is about 3500 years old. Yet, they discovered not so long ago, that the earth was round like a circle just as the scripture says it is. It was there, in the Bible, before they discovered that the earth was not flat! All they had to do was to read this in Is.40:22.
So, this is what I am trying to say: that it’s okay to have scientific knowledge as well as scriptural knowledge. It's okay. You can see that scripture confirms what man discovers! And there are other scriptures that will identify future scientific discoveries. And, that scripture is already written in your Bible. It’s been in existence for at least 3500 yrs. But, the scientific discovery is yet to be found. When it is discovered they will then see...that the scripture will prove that God's Word already had that information of the scientific discovery!
So, don't put God in a box, just because you don't understand something. Research it! Today, with instant information at our fingertips, all you have to do is to go on Google, and just ask the question; and, the answer will be given instantly! So we, because of modern technology, have instant answers pertaining to whatever subject we may be studying, So, why not use this information for the glory of God?
Do you think that Steve Jobbs is credited for the inventon of the smartphone? Do you think that he had such a magnificent mind that he is responsible for the smartphone? No...The Bible teaches that God gives the talents for you to be an engineer, a teacher, a doctor, a scientist etc…etc.... To God be the Glory!
We sing the song: “How Great Thou Art.” O’ Lord my God, when I in awesome wonder…Consider all the worlds Thy hands have made…We sing the words: I see the stars…I hear the rolling thunder, Thy Power throughout the universe displayed! We have an amount of about 200 billion stars in our galaxy alone...never mind the other galaxies! Scientist don't really know how many there actually are. They can only see about 100 billion stars with the telescope. So they came out with the formula: galaxy=infinite!
We have an amazing God! Look at PS.147:4-God counts the number of the stars! The scientists say that our galaxy has approximately 200 billion stars. The Scripture says: God counts all the stars! He knows how many stars there are! He placed them in the universe! v.4-He knows them all by name! Awesome! Who can memorize 200 billion stars? But God calls them all by name! He knows the name of the 25th billionth star!!
Listen, are you getting the idea of what kind of God that we serve? He is beyond awesome! Scripture says:The foolishness of God is wiser than the wisest man. His foolishness is even greater than man's wisdom When you see the trees shaking...just think about God who created the trees! Observe...be amused, amazed at the wonder of our God!
I say to the scientists: Thank you for that information! You just prove how great our God is, when you tell us there are about 200 billion or more stars!
Evolution is just a scientific formula. Welcome it! Don’t be afraid of it. Research it! These atheists who believe in evolution and their scientist counterparts who try to approve the theory of evolution.
I want to just show you real simply how evolution can be easily debunked: Not by any kind of opinion or sophisticated formula; but, by the wisdom of God.
Let me show you something here:
Gen.1:26-“Let us make man in our image and likeness...” So, man was created in the image and likeness of God. Notice, He didn't say: let us make man in the image of a monkey. But, in our image and likeness... So therefore, a monkey cannot evolve into a man. Gen.1:26 is the formula. Let me show you another scripture: Gen.1:24-Then, God said: “Let the earth bring forth the living creature according to its kind: etc.” If God created cattle...He created it according to its kind....cattle will beget cattle. It cannot become a buffalo. A kangaroo, a giraffe...and certainly not into man! But, according to its kind!
Let's go on...Then God says: In Gen.1:20-the sea creatures...Let the waters abound with an abundance of living creatures, and let birds fly....so God created great sea creatures and every living things that moves, with which the waters abounded according to their kind....and every winged bird according to its kind. “And God saw that it was good.” Gen.1:21. A stingray...begets another stingray...it cannot evolve into a shark, and a shark into a whale. For God says: its kind. So that debunks evolution!
So, you don't have to accept every scientific fact. Make certain that it doesn't contradict God's Word...but that it lines up with the Word. Now, I want to open your eyes a little bit more:
Remember Elijah...when he prayed...”Lord, open his eyes so he can see!” And he saw chariots of the Lord, so...now, I say the same thing. That they may see what you showed me! I am not saying that I am anyone special...I am not. I researched the scientific fact and the Word. And I found confirmation. And upon that, I came upon a conclusion. So, I pray that your spiritual eyes and ears open.
Do not let the demons of denominational teachings blind you. Or, you will never see what I am going to share with you. Those who have ears to hear, let them hear!
Now, in Gen.1:1-“In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.” In the KJV version, it reads: “In the beginning, God created the heaven (singular). For this particular doctrine, I would rather go with the KJV, of the Hebrew translation of the singular heaven and not the plural. Heaven ..meaning: atmosphere...Is.45:18 says: “For thus says the Lord, who created the heavens, who is God, who formed the earth and made it, Who has established it, who did not create it in vain. Who formed it to be inhabited: "I am the Lord, and there is no other." God created the earth to be inhabited. To be lived by creatures...man, animal, fish etc. But, He created the earth to be inhabited!
Back to Gen.1:1-“ In the beginning...God created the heaven and the earth.” And again, He created it to be inhabited. v.2-“The earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters.” Now, we just read: God created the earth to be inhabited....Now, in v.2- we see that the earth was without form and void..and the HS hovered over the waters. Where is the earth? Under the water or in the water? But the fact is, the earth which God created to be inhabited, was without form or void. And darkness was upon the deep, and the earth was 'overwhelmed' by water. So, if darkness was over the deep, the earth was in total darkness. So, the universe is in total darkness. Pretty cold! So, who could survive an earth that is so desolated? And, without form and void? No vegetation. No nothing! No living thing! This earth that is described in v.2, compared to v.1, something happened to cause the earth to be in such a devastated and chaotic state. Something happened between verses1 and 2 of GEN.1. What is between v.1 and 2? There's a space..nothing written in it. But v.2 is a description between the two verses. It tells you that something happened to God's beautiful creation that caused this to happen!
I want to show you what you should see between v.1 and 2. 2 Pe.3:4-Says: “For since the fathers fell asleep...” v.5....earth standing OUT of the water and IN the water, water is below the earth, and the earth is IN the water...like a bouncing ball! By which the world THEN existed (earth is in reference to the earth of OLD) THE EARTH that then, existed PERISHED. Being flooded with water! v.6.PERISHED- being flooded with water. v.7-but the heavens and the earth which are NOW(presently) preserved by the same Word, are reserved for fire until the day of judgment and perdition of ungodly men. So, what do you see in this scripture? Do you see Noah's ark? NO. Why not? The fact that the earth was OUT of the water and IN the water, it's bouncing! So, when it was IN the water...the earth was flooded. When in Noah's day, was the earth was OUT of the water? You can't find it! The earth was not OUT of the water...so, it must pertain to another catastrophic event, that the earth had gotten devastated by water. There are only 2 places: GEN.6, the acct of Noah's Ark, the earth was destroyed; but, recovered in less than a year..then in Gen.1:2, the earth was with-out form and void. And, the deep was covered by darkness...and the HS hovered over the WATERS. TWO catastrophic events that the earth was destroyed; In Gen 1 and then in Gen 6. Read 2 Peter:3:4- And saying: For this they willfully...etc.. v.7 also. This is not a description of Noah's flood. This is a description of what happened between GEN.1:1 and v.2. This is one of the reasons when God created the earth to be inhabited...and v.2- we see water covered the earth and 2 Peter describes this event. I pray that you are able to see this. Because it is God's Word!
Just remember:The author of Genesis is Moses, a Hebrew. He spoke Hebrew, that whoever read the first five books would be able to understand. Moses wasn't a scientist, a geologist etc... He didn't speak as a scientist; but under the inspiration of God. And, he spoke of the knowledge that he obtained through the previous generations. That is why Moses doesn't point out and explain scientific happenings. He is speaking in layman's terms of the beginning of God's Creation.
Next week, I will share more scripture so that your eyes will open even more and be clear...so you can intellectually believe in God's Word. Praise God!