Monday, September 20, 2010

In the Beginning God

Yesterdays sermons were both on Genesis 1:1-2

Genesis 1
The Beginning
1 In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.
2 Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters.

We were reminded that the first words in the Bible are - In the beginning God.
That means God was, and will always be. He was hovering or as the Amplified Bible says He was also brooding over the surface.

Genesis 1
1IN THE beginning God (prepared, formed, fashioned, and) created the heavens and the earth.
2The earth was without form and an empty waste, and darkness was upon the face of the very great deep. The Spirit of God was moving (hovering, brooding) over the face of the waters.

At that time the earth was empty, void in chaos and darkness.
I thought if we ponder for a moment it is not hard to think that the earth is almost like that now. When we see people fighting against earth other, the earthquakes, floods, terrible weather and famine etc you can see the chaos and spiritual darkness.
Just like in the beginning God was there hovering over the crisis, the strife and the darkness, God’s Spirit is here now.

When we have issues in our life and we know these things happen from time to time, in what ever way it happens to us to send us into chaos, we need to know the God’s Spirit is hovering over us preparing for the next step. He is always at work.
God knows the big picture and will breath new life into us, so are we ready to hear what God is at work at.
If you read further into Genesis 1 you will see that “God said…” and things happened. When God speaks things happen.

Isaiah 55:10-11
10 As the rain and the snow come down from heaven, and do not return to it without watering the earth and making it bud and flourish, so that it yields seed for the sower and bread for the eater,
11 so is my word that goes out from my mouth: It will not return to me empty,but will accomplish what I desire and achieve the purpose for which I sent it.

In the last part we were reminded 

Hebrews 11:1
By Faith
1Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see.

All scripture is from (New International Version) Unless stated

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