Who hath believed our report? and to whom is the arm of the LORD revealed?
(1) Power –the influential reaction to a situation or on an entity. What is an influence? It is an exertion or exaction of mental or physical energy. The account of Genesis 1:1 required great strength of sheer power. Jeremiah 27:5 tells us, “I have made the earth, the man and the beast that are upon the ground, by my great power and by my outstretched arm, and have given it unto whom it seemed meet unto me.” Other verses of note are: Jeremiah 10:11; 10:12; 32:17; & 51:15. Creationism is the proof of God’s power.
Going by the chronological order involving catastrophe of the situational understanding of Genesis 1:2, does the episodic script of this cataclysm indict God’s supreme Almightiness?
“And God said …,” ten times, undefeated.
Genesis 2:17, “But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die.” This is an attestation of man’s free moral agency. As the ‘ĕlôhı̂ym (el-o-heem’), the LORD God is a Judge, hence, a God of legality. Lucifer, having incurred the wrath of God’s judgment upon the atrocious sinfulness of the fictile inhabitants of that old world, remained trapped together with them, imprisoned in an absolute cataclysmic waste and darkness. So, when we read, in the 2nd verse of Genesis chapter 1, “….And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters;” it is indicative of HIS readiness to prove that the One who destroyed can also bring the perfection of Adamic couple into being on the same terra firma of old.
HE is the ALMIGHTY
Ten times in Genesis 1:3, 6, 9, 11, 14, 20, 24, 26, 28 & 29 the Bible records “And God said…” And ten times it was incontestably so. That was power. Creationism recorded another perfection in Adam and the Eden home. God did not stop them from sinning. The Creator, King and God is also the seated Judge, in the celestial assizes. Adjudication in every intelligent act of creation must come before Him who was, is, and is to come. Amen. At the ultimate cup fullness of man’s iniquitous ways, only eight souls passed the spiritual test of righteousness. HIS miraculous power was again put to test.
The head of the surviving family of eight was aptly named Noah for a good reason. His sons, Shem, Japheth and Ham wore the toga of these sobriquets not for the fun of it. None of the four women’s name was revealed, interestingly.
Noah, whose name means ‘rest,’ is prophetic of God’s children who will receive His rest. Shem, ‘name or fame’ is a pointer to the fame which Israel, the progeny of Shem, will bring to the holy name of Jehovah and His beneficence to humanity. Japheth has the definition of ‘enlargement.’ The word of God will receive enlargement. ‘Warm or hot’ defines Ham. The word of God will be characterized by a fervour of intensity. All these point to none other than the Church! For the Church, He must prove the power of His saving grace. Amen!
THIS IS THE SAME FINGER THAT ETCHED OUT THE TEN COMMANDMENTS
Israel, through Shem, preached Jesus, the Word of God, for the salvation of man. Europe is the descendant of Japheth, which spread the Word of the Church of God across the globe. Ham is the progenitor of Africa. Africa, in these last days, is hottest for the propagation of the Kingdom of the soon coming King. The unknown names of the women represent the Church, “….which from the beginning of the world hath been hid in God, who created all things by Jesus Christ:” [Ephesians 3:9] confer verses 3-12.
The miracle of His power protected the ark from being submerged by the fury of an unprecedented great, annihilating, Deluge. ‘Ark,’ in Hebrew is têbâh (tay-baw’), a feminine noun, which means: ‘a box i.e. a treasure.’ It is quite imperative to prove the efficacy of His power in protection of the Church He had had fellowship with since the Eden days when He was always ‘heard walking in the cool’ of innocent ‘days’ of sin-free periods. The femineity of the ark is a proof of the fact that the Church is a treasured property of His Divinity, and that, I tell you, is ponderous!
(…to be continued…)
WITH GOD NOTHING IS IMPOSSIBLE
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