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EYE HAS NOT SEEN, NOR EAR HAS HEARD-PT.2
EYE HAS NOT SEEN, NOR EAR HAS HEARD-PT.2
By: PASTOR ABRAHAM BASCON
You need to have your spiritual ears and eyes open to understand this word. Let the Word clarify things for you and explain things to you. I've been sharing the importance of faith and science to be received together, with a proper balance of understanding.
For the most part, many Christians do not accept scientific theory. You might have some scientific questions. The evangelicals would say, never mind that, just have faith in God. Certain discoveries that have been made are already written in the Bible. For instance: When folks believed that the earth was flat. They didn't always know what was holding the earth up. They thought if they sailed their ships to the horizon, that they would eventually fall off! But the Word says, that the world is flat. There is nothing holding it up. The Bible says: that God sits above the “circle” of the earth. Did you hear that right? In the Old Testament Book of Isaiah,
it plainly states that the earth is not flat; but, round! God’s Word says: Isaiah 40:22 “It is he that sitteth upon the circle of the earth, and the inhabitants thereof are as grasshoppers; that stretcheth out the heavens as a curtain, and spreadeth them out as a tent to dwell in:” That was in the Bible 3500 years ago! The scientific discovery of the earth being global just confirms that God's Word is credible! So, mankind had the findings of planet earth 3500 years also; but, scientists for the most part, are atheists or agnostics. They don't believe in the Bible. For the most part, however, you do have some scientists that are Christians. But, they can only go so far. Saying, according to the scriptures, planet earth is about 6,000 years old. Just a little over 6,000 yrs. And that is the determined age of planet earth, according to the evangelicals. Yet there have been discoveries made by the geologists, scientists, astronomers etc.. All different types of scientists. They have discovered earth to be 4.5 billion years. Old. And that the universe is about 11 billion years old. Quite young. Evangelicals would say to accept it by faith. They would say not to pay attention to these scientists. They don't give proper results. So, let's say: That the scientists’ method of testing is only 50% accurate...instead of 4.5 billion years old, it's 2.2 billion years old. Then, they would say it's only 10% accurate. Now, remember when man landed on the moon, and they did. It was not fake as some would claim. They took the moon rocks from the moon and used the same instruments that they previously used for getting for planet earth’s age...It was 4.5 billion years old. The same age as the earth. They use the same instruments to test the age of the meteorites...and they were 4.5 billion years old. It's like this, how can you refute the scientific data? Scientists use about 37 different instruments and methods, to get an idea of the age of planet earth. They don't just use radio carbon to get the age of the earth. They use 37 different methods to get the age of the earth. And, they say that the universe is only 6000 years old? The latest age, can only be used to discover the homo sapiens. If planet earth is only 6000 years old, how can you have human remains that are older than that? How can you still have an age of about 12,000 years old, when earth is only about 6000 years old?
I want to be all that I can be. All that God want me to be! He created man and woman in the image and likeness of God. Now, for God to have created all of these things...he would have to be awesomely intelligent! God didn't make us to be brainless! He made us to have free will! All some folks can say is: believe it, receive it. That's blind faith! What is a scientist? A name? A researcher? They research how things live. They research how things work. They have very intricate formulas. They have intelligent Mathematics, algebra etc… They are using their intellect! They research theories, facts and tested formulas etc..that will eventually take man safely to the moon and back again to earth. But it takes brains and intelligence to figure all of that out! Man can do this today! Who do you think is behind all of this technology? The smartphone that you have, started with a thought! Who do you think is behind this hi-tech? Who do you think has given man his brain and his intelligence? God, of course! Our Omniscient God is behind the scientists and all of science! As long as they do not become prideful of all their achievements! For all of their knowledge! Give God the glory for all of their technology, achievements and accomplishments; otherwise, it is just pride! Do not discard all of science! Yet, you don't have to accept all of science. Make your selections.
What kind of people are we going to have in God's Kingdom? Stupid people? No! You have to have intelligence to enter the Kingdom of God! You have to know God's Plan and His Plan for you! Gen.1:2-Open up your spiritual antennas! GEN.1:1-Says: “In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth” (NKJV). We know as we are acquainted with God thru the Bible, that God doesn't create junk! He creates beautiful things! All of His creation, He looked at it, and He was pleased! It was all beautiful! This is a picture you need to have in your mind when you read Gen.1:1-God created a beautiful heaven & beautiful earth; without any imperfections..breathtaking! We are amazed at the beautiful stars at night. They seem to be singing and dancing. V.2-“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) V.2- Describes God's creation as being without form and void...desolated. Empty. Nothing could live in such conditions. It was a wasteland! How could it drastically change from v.1 to v.2? So suddenly! We need to take a look at what happened between v.1 and v.2. And you might say, Pastor I don't see anything between v.1 and v.2. Well...open your spiritual eyes that you may see!
Let me begin with Job38:4-7 (to fill in what happened between GEN.1: and v.2,) JOB 38: v.4-7-“Where were you when I laid the foundations of the earth? etc…” “sons of God” in v.7-describes angels. (I’ll cover more on this subject later.) It says: the sons of God shouted for joy. From v.4-God is talking about creation. Now, let your spiritual antennas’ out a little bit more...so you can see this. They were shouting for joy because of God's Creation of planet earth! Now, when God created planet earth, He had to create a place for planet earth...so he created the universe! And the angels witnessed this creation! This also tells us that the angels were created before the creation of the earth and the universe! According to the Bible, God's first creation were angels. Sometime later, He created the universe and all of the stars, planets, moon etc…that go with the universe. So the angels in their early existence, didn't see a universe or planet earth...but sometime later, God created the planets and the earth. Now, you might say Pastor...did you get all this from just reading JOB 38: verses 4-7? Yes, but you have to have your spiritual antennas up! If you allow your denominational doctrine to influence you, it will work against you! And, it is right there in front of you! You might say, I never got this before...well, you were never looking for it! So, God created angels before he created the universe, stars and planets. So, when you read Gen.1:1- you need to add to that, that before God created the heaven and the earth, he created angels; because of what Job 38 tells us. Remember whatever God creates is perfect! Flawless!
Now, turn to EZ.28:11-12-"Moreover the word of the Lord came to me, saying, Son of man, take up a lamentation for the king of Tyre, and say to him, Thus says the Lord God: You were the seal of perfection. Full of wisdom and perfect in beauty.” Ezekiel is prophesying to King Tyre, a real life king...”You were a seal of perfection...You were full of wisdom and perfect in beauty...”(sounds like a very unique person!) Ezekiel is prophesying to a human king; How can a human king be in the Garden of Eden, when it was created approximately 6000 years ago? So...what we find here, the prophecy to a man, King of Tyre, the prophecy changes, in that it seems to be pertaining to someone other than king Tyre. Because this person was in the Garden of Eden. Continuing on: v.13- “Every precious stone was your covering...” (so, the way this person was put together was such a beautiful array. So brilliant and sparkling...he had perfect beauty...so, it goes on to describe the jewels...the gems...this guy must have been a very wealthy person! v.13-“The workmanship of your timbrels and pipes was prepared for you on the day you were created.” This was not just a musician but the greatest one that God every created! v.14-“You were the anointed cherub who covers;”( a cherub was an angel) Now remember, this prophecy was for the King of Tyre, a human; but, it has now it has changed. It is addressing an “anointed cherub (angel)” This is a prophecy of the anointed angel. v.14-“I established you: You were on the holy mountain of God; You walked back and forth in the midst of fiery stones.” (Seems to be a description of the Throne of God. This anointed cherub had access to the Throne of God..He went back and forth to chat with God. v.15-“You were perfect in your ways from the day you were created, Till iniquity was found in you. v.16-By the abundance of your trading You became filled with violence within, And you sinned; therefore I cast you”....etc.. 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.”(NKJV). To be cast to the ground, means that he had to be cast from above. What is above? Heaven is above. Jesus said in Luke10:18-“And he said unto them, “I beheld Satan as lightning fall from heaven.”
Jesus identified this angel as Satan in Luke 10:18. God did not create an evil being. He created Lucifer to be the seal of perfection...beautiful and perfect! But, the angel sinned! He took it upon himself to sin against God! He became prideful. Isaiah14:12-“How you are fallen from heaven,”(who fell from heaven? The anointed angel!) “O' Lucifer, son of the morning”! (Lucifer was the anointed cherub. He was the son of the morning.) (in reference to angels.) Expanded from EZ 28:13-14 “For you have said in your heart: I will ascend...I will....be like the Most High.” v.15-“Yet you shall be brought down to Sheol, to the lowest depths of the Pit.” You see, this anointed cherub was Lucifer; but, because of this pride, the perfect beauty that he was created with, He said: “I will be like the Most High!” How terrible was that SIN?? Terrible enough to anger God...in Gen.1:2 that caused the earth to experience a catastrophic event! God's beautiful creation became desolate!
Let me show you an expanded description of what happened as a consequence of Lucifer's sin. For this you need to turn back to JER.4:23- Jeremiah says: "I beheld the earth, and indeed it was without form, and void; And the heavens, they had no light." Does that sound familiar to you? Seems to be the same description as Gen.1:2. And the heavens had no light GEn.1:2 says, “and darkness covered the deep...” Jerimiah says, v.23-the heavens had no light. v.24-“I beheld the mountains, and indeed they trembled, And all the hills moved back and forth.” (An earth-quake would cause this) So terrible was this earthquake that it left the earth without form and void. (This is a description of what took place between Gen.1:1 and v.2.) JER.4:25-“I beheld, and indeed there was no man, And all the birds of the heavens had fled. All the birds had fled, because of the great devastation that took place. And all its cities were broken down at the presence of the Lord, by His fierce anger in v.26. v.27-“For thus says the Lord, the whole land shall be desolate. Yet, I will not make a full end”. (He is saying, He was making the earth a desolated place; but, He was not going to end the earth completely in Jer.4:27. It's not going to look the same as when He first created it; but it would just remain desolate...(put this between v.1 and v.2 in GEN.1).
Turn now to 2 Peter 3:4- We read: “For since the fathers fell asleep (died), all things continue as they were from the beginning of creation.” (the ancient heaven and earth...) Earth was in the water and out of the water....there had to be a lot of water!) Like a bouncing ball on the water and in the water. ....2Peter3:5-7-“For this they willingly forget: that by the word of God the heavens were of old, and the earth standing out of water and in the water, v.6-by which the world that then existed perished, being flooded with water. v.7-“But the heaven and the earth which are NOW preserved by the same word, are reserved for fire until the day of judgment and perdition of ungodly men”. This present earth will perish and we will have a new heaven and a new earth...(Read more about this in the Book of Revelation.) Previously, when you read this scripture in 2 Pe.3:5-7-You thought that this was in reference to the flood in Noah's day; but it’s not. The waters just flooded planet earth in Noah's day. Now, you can see that in GEN.1:1and 2- Something else happened. Some of you might say, big deal...what does it matter? In EPH.1:17-18, Paul says: He desires for believers to have the Spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of God. By obtaining more knowledge of God, you will know God better! What significance is GEN.1 v.1 and 2?
Great significance! It tells us about God's Salvation for us! And, you will be able to read other scriptures that will fit into the puzzle...that even in the beginning, it was always God's intention for us to be saved! So, the story really begins in pre-creation and ends in the Book of Revelation. All we need to know right now is, why we need to get saved...how to get save..Heb.6:1- Lets go beyond...the basics....know more of God! God wants us to use our intellect for His Glory! So, ultimately His Plan of Salvation, is so that we could live with Him in His kingdom!