Previously in the Stones of Fire, it was shown how Lucifer was placed in charge of the original creation and fell from the kingdom and glory given to him as the reining cherub. Lucifer’s fall took at least a third of the angels with him in their rebellion against God. In the 2nd verse of Genesis it states: “And the earth was without form, and void;” – the state of the Earth after the judgment of God. If one looks at the 6 days of creation following verse 2, we see a pattern emerge.
The first three days addressed the “without Form” by forming the heavens, atmosphere, oceans, and land.
Day 1 – the text does not say God created light but rather “And God said, Let there be light: and there was light”….”and God divided the light from the darkness” to address the “darkness (that) was upon the face of the deep”.
Day 2 – the state of the Earth was “standing out of the water and in the water” 2nd Peter 3:5, so to address the damage from the water “God said, Let there be a firmament in the midst of the waters, and let it divide the waters from the waters. And 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. And God called the firmament Heaven. And the evening and the morning were the second day.” Genesis 1:6-8. Clearly we can see the firmament was placed in the “midst” of the flooded solar system dividing at least two sets of “waters“. It is also interesting to note that of the six days of creation, this is the only day (speaking of the destructive waters) that God refrained from saying “it was good” at the end of the days work.
Consequently, this author believes the waters above the firmament refers to the waters spoken of in Job “Dead things are formed from under the waters, and the inhabitants thereof“. Job 26:5, “And the sea gave up the dead which were in it; and death and hell delivered up the dead which were in them: and they were judged every man according to their works”. Rev. 20:13. When an unsaved person dies, their soul goes to Hell, not the sea…. and the sea in Revelation “And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea” 21:1. Much more can be said on the Sea/waters above the firmament, perhaps another time.
Day 3 – the Earth was in a chaotic, flooded state and so, “God said, Let the waters under the heaven be gathered together unto one place, and let the dry land appear: and it was so. And God called the dry land Earth; and the gathering together of the waters called he Seas: and God saw that it was good”. Gen.1:9-10.
The next three days addressed the “and void” problem by populating the heavens, seas, and land.
Day 4 – God makes light bearers in the heavens to divide the night from the day on Earth. To make something means to make out of existing material. To create something means to create something out of nothing. Only God can create.
And God said, Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days, and years: And let them be for lights in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth: and it was so. And God made two great lights; the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night: he made the stars also. And God set them in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth, And to rule over the day and over the night, and to divide the light from the darkness: and God saw that it was good. Gen. 1:14-18.
Day 5 – God populates the atmosphere and oceans.
And God said, Let the waters bring forth abundantly the moving creature that hath life, and fowl that may fly above the earth in the open firmament of heaven. And God created great whales, and every living creature that moveth, which the waters brought forth abundantly, after their kind, and every winged fowl after his kind: and God saw that it wasgood. And God blessed them, saying, Be fruitful, and multiply, and fill the waters in the seas, and let fowl multiply in the earth. Gen. 1:20-22.
Day 6 – God populates the land with animals making man in His own image and gives man dominion over the Earth; dominion that was taken from Lucifer at his fall.
And God said, Let the earth bring forth the living creature after his kind, cattle, and creeping thing, and beast of the earth after his kind: and it was so. And God made the beast of the earth after his kind, and cattle after their kind, and every thing that creepeth upon the earth after his kind: and God saw that it was good. And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth. So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them. And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth. Gen. 1:24-28
The bible says God placed a tree of good and evil in the garden. “And out of the ground made the LORD God to grow every tree that is pleasant to the sight, and good for food; the tree of life also in the midst of the garden, and the tree of knowledge of good and evil. Gen. 2:9. The bible also says the lake of fire, the final holding place for those not found in the book of Life, was created for the devil and his angels and the love of money is the root of all evil.
For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows. 1Ti 6:10
Then shall he say also unto them on the left hand, Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels: Mat. 25:41
The first sin was committed by Lucifer and involved the love of money by trafficking and merchandising. God could then place the tree of good and evil in the garden of Eden as a post event.
By thy great wisdom and by thy traffick hast thou increased thy riches, and thine heart is lifted up because of thy riches: Eze. 28:5
Thou hast defiled thy sanctuaries by the multitude of thine iniquities, by the iniquity of thy traffick; therefore will I bring forth a fire from the midst of thee, it shall devour thee, and I will bring thee to ashes upon the earth in the sight of all them that behold thee. Eze. 28:18
That made the world as a wilderness, and destroyed the cities thereof; that opened not the house of his prisoners? Isa. 14:17
By the multitude of thy merchandise they have filled the midst of thee with violence, and thou hast sinned: therefore I will cast thee as profane out of the mountain of God: and I will destroy thee, O covering cherub, from the midst of the stones of fire. Eze. 28:16
In short, the story of the Bible is about an epic fight for the Kingdom originally given to Lucifer whom lost it to sin, given to Adam whom lost it to sin and regained by Satan (currently as the prince of this world). Along the way, the King provided a way of redemption through His blood “and, having made peace through the blood of his cross, by him to reconcile all things unto himself; by him, I say, whether they be things in earth, or things in heaven Col 1:20.
The human race was created as a means to honor and glorify God, to bring the King as a Savior to demonstrate the almighty expression of His love, and to destroy the great deceiver and accuser. Revelation 12 sums most of this up. But first, what was Satan accusing God of? We must look to the book of Job for the answer.
6 Now there was a day when the sons of God came to present themselves before the Lord, and Satan came also among them. 7 And the Lord said unto Satan, Whence comest thou? Then Satan answered the Lord, and said, From going to and fro in the earth, and from walking up and down in it. 8 And the Lord said unto Satan, Hast thou considered my servant Job, that there is none like him in the earth, a perfect and an upright man, one that feareth God, and escheweth evil? 9 Then Satan answered the Lord, and said, Doth Job fear God for nought? 10 Hast not thou made an hedge about him, and about his house, and about all that he hath on every side? thou hast blessed the work of his hands, and his substance is increased in the land. 11 But put forth thine hand now, and touch all that he hath, and he will curse thee to thy face. 12 And the Lord said unto Satan, Behold, all that he hath is in thy power; only upon himself put not forth thine hand. So Satan went forth from the presence of the Lord. Job 1:6-12
Satan is saying that none are truly loyal to God, only when they are blessed and protected, and if God pulls His blessing and protection they “will curse thee to thy face”. Perhaps Satan in his pride could not understand how the majority of the angels remained loyal to God at the onslaught of his rebellion. Now let’s turn to Revelation 12. There are 17 verses – 17 for victory.
And there appeared a great wonder in heaven; a woman (Israel) clothed with the sun, and the moon under her feet, and upon her head a crown of twelve stars (the 12 tribes): 2 And she being with child (nation of Israel brings forth Jesus) cried, travailing in birth, and pained to be delivered. 3 And there appeared another wonder in heaven; and behold a great red dragon (Satan), having seven heads and ten horns, and seven crowns upon his heads. 4 And his tail drew the third part of the stars of heaven, and did cast them to the earth: and the dragon stood before the woman which was ready to be delivered, for to devour her child (Jesus) as soon as it was born. 5 And she brought forth a man child (the King), who was to rule all nations with a rod of iron: and her child (Christ) was caught up unto God, and to his throne. 6 And the woman (Israel, when the abomination of desolation occurs) fled into the wilderness, where she hath a place prepared of God, that they should feed her there a thousand two hundred and threescore days (last half of the Tribulation). 7 And there was war in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels, 8 And prevailed not; neither was their place found any more in heaven. 9 And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him. 10 And I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, Now is come salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of his Christ: for the accuser of our brethren is cast down, which accused them before our God day and night. 11 And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death. 12 Therefore rejoice, ye heavens, and ye that dwell in them. Woe to the inhabiters of the earth and of the sea! for the devil is come down unto you, having great wrath, because he knoweth that he hath but a short time. 13 And when the dragon saw that he was cast unto the earth, he persecuted the woman (Israel) which brought forth the man child (Jesus). 14 And to the woman were given two wings of a great eagle, that she might fly into the wilderness, into her place, where she is nourished for a time, and times, and half a time, from the face of the serpent. 15 And the serpent cast out of his mouth water as a flood (interesting here Satan chooses water as the method used for destruction) after the woman, that he might cause her to be carried away of the flood (as was the original creation). 16 And the earth helped the woman, and the earth opened her mouth, and swallowed up the flood which the dragon cast out of his mouth. 17 And the dragon was wroth with the woman, and went to make war with the remnant of her seed, which keep the commandments of God, and have the testimony of Jesus Christ.
Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth. 2Ti 2:15