What about Heaven
“Then God said, “Let there be a firmament in the midst of the waters, and let it divide the waters from the waters.” 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. And God called the firmament Heaven. So the evening and the morning were the second day.” (Genesis 1:6-8)
Firmament. What a word, firmament.. What is a firmament? — a space, a non-space rather. A mountainous something which is indescribable and incredible. There is power in this word firmament. It suggests something tremendous.
He takes action
He “divide[s] the waters”… there He is divisive again (note last week’s post https://laruspress.com/gods-story-part-18-god-is-divisive/ ). What is He creating? A firmament – an entity which divides waters which are eternal, with no end and no beginning. Just like GOD.
Heaven! That is what GOD creates the second day. It takes the entire day: to think, to create, to speak it into being: Heaven.
Some translations say “Heavens”. There are three heavens: the sky we see, the domain of the demonic, and the domain of the heavenly hosts of GOD.
Light, Dark, Waters, Firmament, two days. That’s what we know of His Story from the beginning, so far.
What is compelling GOD? Does He know what will become of His Creation even before He begins to create? Does He know the marvel, and the tragedy? What compels Him?
What moves GOD
Energy, creative energy. Power and love.
It is a mystery. And we continue on…
Larus Press with the blog stream Preparing the Bride is all about enabling us to be ready for Jesus’ return, preparing also for all He has in store for us in the meantime.
How do we prepare as the Bride of Christ? One aspect is to learn GOD’S STORY. Piece by piece, and peace by peace, we learn to walk as He has walked. And we learn His perspective.
Here at Preparing the Bride, I’m telling GOD’S STORY. Presumptuous?! Not when simply looking at scripture, because scripture is the unfolding of God’s story to those who read it.
As I crawl through Genesis to discover what is GOD’s point of view, I discover today that GOD is powerful, inventive, awesome and mysterious in His creation of Heaven.
He is simply, GOD!