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EYE HAS NOT SEEN, NOR EAR HAS HEARD-PT.3
EYE HAS NOT SEEN, NOR EAR HAS HEARD-PT.3
By: PASTOR ABRAHAM BASCON
It’s very important that as I share this word with you that you leave your spiritual antennas up and your spiritual eyes open. Jesus said: ”Those that have ears to hear, let them hear,"
As you know, the Word of God Church is a non-denominational church. Every one, of all denominations, are welcome here. However, with this particular Word, you need to put all your denominational doctrines aside, for they will work against you in the understanding of this Word. For, you will get stalled concentrating on one particular subject that I mention...and, in the meantime, I will be three subject topics ahead, that I have already covered. For your own sake, put the denominational doctrines aside.
2 Timothy 3:16 tells us that: “All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:” All scripture is under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit...so all can be regarded as the Word of God.
To begin, I would like to give you a brief recap of Gen.1:1 and 2- “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. The earth was without form, and void; and darkness was on the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters." (NKJV) Whatever God creates, all that He creates is beautiful, flawless, breath-taking. Words cannot describe the beauty of His creations. ISAIAH Says, that the earth that is created by God, and it is meant to be inhabited. So, imagine this: When God created planet earth, it was lush with vegetation, the mountains and hills were majestic in place...maybe even similar to the Island of Hawaii or the Grand Canyon. Scripture says, since man had sinned....the earth is beautiful...but before man sinned it was even more beautiful...and not dimmed at all. In Genesis 1:1 We read about God's beautiful heaven and earth.... and then, you read Genesis 1:2, and, It says: “The earth was without form or void...Do you see something peculiar between v.1 and v.2? There seems to be a contrast... Gen.1:1-beautiful, Gen.1.2, without form and void. Genesis 1:.2-describes the earth being desolated to the point that it is empty of the vegetation, ocean and whatever living creatures that had been there. In this very next verse, we see desolation of God's creation in v.2. Why is there so drastic an opposite picture in these first two verses? Why does it show the progress of destruction rather than showing us, so we could see, God's beautiful creation? And darkness covered the deep... and the waters also, covered planet earth. What caused this to happen? Sounds like something out of Disneyland or fictional. But it isn't. There has to be an answer!
I want to give you some answers, so that you can see something beautiful out of something that was destroyed. So, before I do, I want you to realize that before God created the heavens and the earth, He created other beings. Now, I want you to turn to Ezekiel 28:11. This is a prophecy that God gave to Ezekiel, the Prophet who was to prophecy to the king of Tyre. In Ezekiel 28 verse 12 it says: “Son of man, take up a lamentation for the king of Tirre, and say to him, Thus says the Lord God: You were the seal of perfection, full of wisdom and perfect in beauty. v.13-You were in Eden, the garden of God; Every precious stone was your covering: The sardius, topaz, and diamond, Beryl, onyx, and jasper. Sapphire, turquoise, and emerald with gold. The workmanship of your timbrels and pipes Was prepared for you on the day you were created.” This is some sort of a musician, that the instruments were made for him when he was created.) We just heard Woody's daughter sing...and she was a good musician; but, this person was the greatest musician. The anointed cherub who covers. (A cherub is an angel) So, no longer is Ezekiel referring to the king of Tyre because the king of Tyre was not an angel! There is a transition taking place here. No longer is this prophecy addressing King Tyre...but an angel who is full of wisdom, perfect in beauty, and the greatest musician of all times! The anointed angel. Which meant this angel was very, very special. Verse 14-Continues: “You were the anointed cherub who covers. I established you; You were on the holy mountain of God; You walked back and forth in the midst of fiery stones. v.15-You were perfect in your ways from the day you were created. TILL INIQUITY was found in you. (Everything about him was flawless, perfect...put in place by God...(‘Till iniquity was found in this angel!) v.16-“By the abundance of your trading You became filled with violence within. And you SINNED. Therefore, I cast you as a profane thing out of the mountain of God, (Luke 10:18-JESUS says: He saw Satan cast from heaven) And I destroyed you, O covering cherub, From the midst of the fiery stones. v.17- Your heart was lifted up because of your beauty; You corrupted your wisdom for the sake of your splendor; I cast you to the ground, I laid you before kings. That they might gaze at you.”
I want to add this....God created this angel with the seal of perfection... he was the anointed angel. So, put in your mind, a pure, sinless angel... is what God created. God did not create this angel to have iniquity, for that would be a contradiction of the seal of perfection that God created in him. He rebelled against God, and that caused him to SIN. God did not create Satan, He created Lucifer. The name change occurred when Lucifer rebelled against God. Lucifer became Satan, the serpent, the devil. God did not create Satan.
Now...turn to ISAIAH 14: and again, Isaiah is prophesying to the king of Babylonia, King Nebuchadnezzar.This is a prophecy for him. Now, v.12 says:“How you are fallen from heaven, Stop here! Keep in mind that Nebuchadnezzar was never in heaven. So, there is a transition taking place here! This prophecy is not only meant for Nebuchadnezzar, but for Lucifer who is the anointed cherub who sinned and was cast down from heaven. (These verses describe and fit perfectly with Ezekiel’s prophecy) O’ Lucifer, son of the morning! How you are cut down to the ground. You who weakened the nations! (Satan is known as the morning star. JESUS is the BRIGHTand Morning Star in Revelation. It tells us this: that the morning star can refer to an angel or angels, for Lucifer is referred to as the son of the morning. v.13-“For you have said in your heart: I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God; I will also sit on the mount of the congregation. On the farthest sides of the north; v.14-I will ascend above the heights of the clouds. I will be like the MOST HIGH.” It tells us this: that the morning star can refer to an angel or angels,v.12-13-This is the iniquity that God found in Lucifer's heart...I will ascend into heaven...I will exalt my throne above the stars of God; I will also sit on the mount of the congregation On the farthest sides of the north; I will ascend above the heights of the clouds, I will be like the Most High."
That's the iniquity that God found in Lucifier's heart...the sin of pride.
“Pride cometh before the fall.”Prov.16:18. He wanted to be greater than God! Greater than the Person who created him!! Can you imagine that? A suicidal thought!
So, we see that God created angels, and he created Lucifer...and Lucifer committed the sin of pride, and was cast from heaven. So, this sin, caused God to be very angry. We can call it holy anger. So, what happened when God's anger brewed?
Take a look at JER.4:23-“I beheld the earth, and indeed it was without form, and void; And the heavens, they had no light.” With-out form and void...sound familar? There is only two places in the Bible that says this: Here in JERMEMIAH 4, and in GENESIS 1:2. So, we are looking at the same event...The earth was without form and void, and the heavens had no light. (heavens, in reference to the universe..the whole place was pitch black...darkness.
As what Genesis 1:2 says: The darkness covered the deep. So you can see how this particular scripture is making reference to Genesis 1:2. Now, in Jer.4:24-“I beheld the mountains, and indeed they trembled, And all the hills moved back and forth.” What would cause this? An earthquake, a massive earthquake! To the point that the earth was now being desolated..it became “without form and void” because of Lucifer's SIN!
v.26- “I beheld, and indeed the fruitful land was a wilderness, And all its cities were broken down At the presence of the Lord, By His fierce anger.” It was a fruitful land...now a wilderness...(Like the commercial that says: It's not nice to fool Mother Nature! It’s not a good idea to get God fiercly angry! ) v.27-“For thus says the Lord: The WHOLE LAND, shall be desolate; Yet, I will not make a full end. v.28-“For this, shall the earth mourn, and the heavens above be black, Because I have spoken. I have purposed and will not relent, Nor will I turn back from it.” Praise God that God did not destroy the whole earth!! He did not completely annihilate it! All because Lucifer sinned, the sin of pride!!
Can you imagine, a simple sin as pride...would turn something beautiful into so much destruction? How many times have you been prideful? To say never...is the same as you being prideful right now! Thank God for the Blood of Jesus!! So, we see in Jeremiah, how the earth became
“without form and void.” A fruitful land that became a wilderness because of SIN. But, thank God, in Jeremiah, we also read: that the world would not come to an end.
Now, for Part two of this message....
Turn back now to Genesis 1:3- “Then God said; Let there be light; and there was light. v.4-And God saw the light, that it was good; and God divided the light from the darkness. v.5-“God called the light Day, and the darkness He called Night. So, the evening and the morning were the first day.”
So, what was God's first creation? Angels. His second creation was the heaven and the earth. In v.3- He created light. "Let there be light; and there was light.”. But, you need to realize that light had previously existed. How? Simple. “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth..” Do you think he did it without light? How was the land fruitful if it did not have light? v.3-Light had pre-existed in the ancient world. So, in order for God to produce light in Gen.1:3- Because light had already pre-exist-ed, it was darkened because of SIN. So, what am I saying?
Since light pre-existed in the ancient world, all God had to do to produce light was to wake it up! God said: “Let there be light!” He didn't create it in v.3; but He recreated or regenerated the light! So, God already had the means to bring planet earth back to its previous condition. So, light came back into existence in v.3. You know, it only took a day for God to bring back this light. You would think scientifically, in order for light to come, it would have to take billions of years. But, the Word of God says: It only took God one day! Do you see what sort of God that we serve? How powerful He is?!! Then in verse 6- “God says: Let there be a firmament in the midst of the waters, and let it divide the waters from the waters.” (The Holy Spirit hovered over the waters...the waters covered the earth, there had to be a lot of water!) So, therefore...water also pre-exited.. It wasn't created in verse 6. It pre-existed in the Ancient world. There was water, oceans...rivers etc. v. 7-“Thus God made the firmament, and divided the waters which were under the firmament from the waters which were above the firmament, and it was so.” V.8-“And God called the firmament Heaven. So the evening and the morning were called the second day.” So, it only took God one day to bring about the light. Then on the second day, He divided the waters. Then He said: Let there be a firmament..(a shield..the shape is sort of like a half-moon, firmament was used to divide the waters.) One half of the waters would be above the firmament...the other below the firmament. Below, the firmament is the universe. Just to give you an idea of how huge this firmament is..v.9, 10- tells you of the waters...and the amount of waters. Under the firmament is the heaven...or the universe. It’s not God's heaven...Paul says: He was taken to the third heaven.
Now, let me give you a description of the three heavens: First=the atmosphere; the second heaven is the outer space or the universe. The third heaven is God's heavenis above the firmament. Do you see that? There is a separation there. In the Book of Revelation, you will see the waters that speaks of God's heaven. v.9- “Then God said: Let the waters under the heavens be gathered together into one place, and let the dry land appear:; and it was so." Now, you have division of the land and the sea. v.11-“Then God said,"Let the earth bring forth grass, the herb that yields seed,‘according to its kind,’ and the tree that yields fruit, whose seed is in itself according to its kind. And God saw that it was good.” ("according to its kind") Now again, can you see this: according to the Ancient world that God created in the beginning? (It was fruitful until SIN happened), so, all God had to do was to regenerate the fruit trees and other vegetation...so all God had to do was say: “Let the earth bring forth grass...” So, grass was already under the earth...all God had to do was call it forth. Regeneraion, v.14-15-“Then God said, Let there be lights in the firmament, (the universe).
In Jeremiah 4, we read that the sky was black because of sin. Which tells us that at one time...the universe was lit up! So, here once again...God didn't have to create light from scratch. It was only covered by darkness. All God had to do was to call for that light! The awesome array that God had made! No wonder the morning stars sang for joy...and the sons of God shouted for joy in the beginning of the creation of the Original or Ancient world! The angels witnessed the creation of the Ancient world!They weren’t around until God created them...and the angels sang and shouted for joy; How great is our God! How Great is His name!
So, let me cut this Part 3 short...God took six days to recreate what we have today...this present earth. 6 x 24hrs=144 hours. That's how long it took God to create all of this! 144 hrs! Then on the seventh day He rested. Some might say, well, it must have taken more than six days for God to do this...2 Peter 3:8 says: a day to God is like a thousand years... So, if it took Him 6000years....Do you suppose it took Him 6000 years to rest??
Let me ask you: Who is the author of Exodus? Moses...so the same Moses who wrote Genesis, wrote Exodus. Now, why do I want to bring this to mind? Moses said something very profound: he says that; (This is where God gives Moses the Ten Commandments,) in one of them in Exodus 20:8. Remember the seventh day, the Sabbath of the Lord your God... In it you shall do no work: you, nor your son, nor your daughter, nor yourmale servant...etc... If Moses meant in Genesis 1, that that day was a thousand years, he would be saying the same thing in Exodus. Back then, they didn't live to 1000 yrs old. If you worked 6000 yrs...would your body break down? The Hebrew word for day is yama. (Spelling of ‘yama,’ The conclusion is: God created heavens and earth in only 144 hours. Now, according to the Bible's account, the age of the earth is anywhere between 6000 to 10,000 years old. (Depending on how you figure the genealogies). You can accept that, for it only took God 144 hours to create earth.
Scientists have just discovered the remains of a human...that was 300,000 years old. You can accept this scientific conclusion because you now know the history of planet earth, that it pre-existed Adam and Eve. So that could have been 100,000 years..etc...It doesn't matter because in the beginning God created the Ancient earth. So, you can see that planet earth is only 6,000 to 10,000 years old, only if you can accept Part 1 of this message of Genesis Chapter One, verses 1 and 2.