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Hebrews 11:3

My devotion will be from the 11th chapter of the Book of Hebrews and verse 3. I’m just going to read one verse. The writer of the Book of Hebrews said “through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear.” The subject of my message this morning is Creation. I think we all have an interest in creation and the handiwork of Almighty God our Heavenly Father. I need to say this morning that the only account of creation is that mentioned and written down in the word of God. Now there are some books that follow and that they are basically built around the story that is in the Book of Genesis. Now there are some accounts that deny creation but let me say to you this morning that I think it is important for Christian people and church people to know something about creation. It’s not only the creation of the earth and matter but it’s the creation of humankind and the creation of light and gravity and all of those things. The bible simply says “In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. I’ll begin by saying to you this morning that I don’t think this means the heaven of heaven where people will live in eternity but in as much as God created the world and all things out here he created the heavens. In fact there was no division in the creation of heaven and earth. But God divided that and the clouds and the sky and then the moon and the stars and the sun on up in the second heaven and then on up in the third heaven is where God is and his throne is and where Jesus Christ sits at the right hand of God where he liveth and maketh intercession for us. The question comes quite often how old is this world? Well I can tell you this morning from my own understanding that I don’t rightly know. But according to the best historians that is the best literal and scriptural historians the world has been standing about 6000 years and so that’s the closest that we know. The bible uses the word “In the beginning” and that’s in the beginning of everything as we know it. That’s the beginning of counting time and the beginning of creation. The Apostle John wrote that all things are made by him and that’s by God Almighty and without him was not anything made that was made. We understand in the beginning that God Almighty at the breath of his mouth spake into existence. It was not like buying cement and mixing water and mortar with it to create something but because of the almighty power of God our heavenly father as he spake things came into existence not by things that were but by things that were not. Now things that are made new now are made from things that already existed. But God Almighty did not have anything at His disposal to create things except that which He made instantly himself by his own power and by the power of His word. The world was formed and the bible said it was void and that darkness was on the face of the deep and the spirit of God moved upon the face of the water. That is as God first created it it wasn’t worth anything. It was void and full of darkness but God began to make something out of that He created. The Apostle Paul wrote in the 11th Chapter of the Book of Hebrews and verse 3 he said “through faith we understand”. As I rode alone in a car to a ballgame a man sitting beside me asked “who wrote the first books of the bible and how do we know about creation?” I said “it’s like all the other books of the bible that God Almighty by His Holy Spirit revealed to Moses and Moses penned down many years after creation the facts of creation.” You can be sure it’s an accurate account because it was inspired by God and God’s word is an inspiration of God breathed and so God breathed this word of truth so Moses wrote down the account. Therefore thru faith means there was nobody present and there was no eyewitnesses of creation but thru faith we understand that the worlds were framed by God Almighty by the breath of His mouth. So the things that which are were not made by things that were seen at that time. God said after he had made the world and if was full of void and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And then God said “let there be light and there was light”. Let me say to you this was three days and perhaps four days that the lights the sun and the moon was made on the fourth day. But God said “let there be light” and light came out of the darkness. The Apostle John said “the darkness comphrended it not.” That means that the whole of the darkness was not able to prevent the light which God made to shine. He made the light to shine without the moon. He made the light to shine without the sun. He made the light to shine without the stars and so before they were made God said “Let there be light.” And there was light the scripture said and God saw the light and said it was good. And we can say this morning that the light is good isn’t it? We couldn’t see out a window if there was no light. We make light now by these lights that burn these lanterns burn and these candles burn and it makes light but it’s not the same which God gives. God gives the most perfect light which there is. Jesus said when he was in the world “I am the light of the world” and he was the light of the world. And of all the darkness that was in the world it did not prevent or comprehend the light of the Lord Jesus Christ. In it shined out into the world. In Matthew Chapter 5 Jesus said of the church “ye are the light of the world and set it upon a hill so that it cannot be hid.” Our lights burn here this morning but the greater light is shown by the membership of this church out into the world. It is a reflection of the greater light which is the light of the Lord Jesus Christ. We’re letting it shine yet again and Jesus said “let your light so shine before men so that they may see your good works and glorify your Father which is in heaven. For in each of us we have a little light and the children used to sing “this little light of mine let it shine let it shine.” You see as we are saved and grow our light will get brighter and we should keep our globes clean and our lights trimmed and burning. So people may see who we are and may be convinced that there is something in what we say we are. The bible said God said “let there be a firmament.” You see I said it was all together and there was no separation and God said “let there be a firmament and separate the dry ground the earth from the sky the clouds. And he made a firmament and the dry land he called earth. And up here the heavens he called heavens and so God said “therefore let the earth bring forth grass and herb yielding seed and fruit trees and so on” and at the breath of God the grass began to grow. And at the breath of God the trees began to grow. At the breath of God everything began to grow. Now I’m going to say something to you that I thinks important and He said “everything after His kind.” And that means that as time went on grass produced more grass. The trees produced more trees. The birds produced more birds. And so we’ll leave that and go on. On the fourth day God said “let there be lights.” Now there was already light be He said “let there be lights.” The greater light to rule the day and the lesser light to rule the night and it said he made the stars also. And so God made the moon and the sun and the stars. We are told by the scientists that the moon does not have any light of its own. So it reflects the sunlight to get its light. And that’s an example of Christian people. We don’t have a light of our own. But we are like a mirror when you look into a mirror you see a reflection of yourself and so a moon reflects the sunlight and Christians reflect the light of Jesus Christ when out into the world. So that people may be able to see something in us. God made the fowls of the air and he made the fish in the sea. He made all the creeping things. I need to say to you also and this is kind of distasteful but God made the devil also. And you may say why did he do that? Well sometimes the mind of God and his ways are past our finding out but he made the devil an angel of God. And that angel rose up and was rebellious and there was war in heaven. And the devil and his angels were cast out of heaven down to the earth. In the days of Job the bible says the sons of God came to worship and the devil came with them. In chapter 3 of Genesis you’ll find his first appearance here in this world.  We do not know what he looked like when he first appeared. I assume he looked like an angel of light when he appeared to Mother Eve. But the bible said after the temptation that God put a curse upon him and he was made to crawl on the ground like the old snake. But the old snake is not the devil but just a reminder here in this world. And then the bible said God said “let us” that’s the first time it appears in the scripture. “Let us” and that means more than one it’s plural. So the question comes who is us? The bible tells us there are three that bear record in heaven “The Father” “The Son” and “The Holy Spirit”. Of these three while there are very distinct and different persons they have different work yet they are in unison as one and work together without any conflict. When he said “let us” that means God His Son and His Holy Spirit “let us make man in our image and in our likeness”. And so the bible said that God made man. The truth is that God made man out of the dust of the ground. Now I want to make mention here there are some people that tend to get a little high and mighty. I don’t know if you’ve ever made contact with any of them but it’s a part of the infirmity of human kind just to grow a little too big. And just when you get to be a little too big remind yourself God made us from the dust of the earth and to dust we are going to return and that’s surely going to happen. And God formed man from the dust of the ground and the form stood before him and as the form stood before him he breathed into his nostrils the breath of life and man became a living soul. Two things about man I want you to quickly notice with me that’s different than anything else that God made. The first thing is human kind was created in the image of God no other cattle or beast or fowls was created in the image of God. We ought to thank our selves this morning that God honored human kind by creating us in His own image and secondly of everything He made He breathed in human kind the breathe of life and man became a living soul. I need to remind you this morning that somewhere along the line a theory was set forth in this world the theory of evolution you’ve heard it and studied it and will continue to do so. I want to say to you that it is theory only theory only. There is no basis for the truth of evolution that man came from a one cell animal or even from a monkey as some people would teach. But God by the breath of his mouth formed man from the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breathe of life. Now I need to skip over here just a little bit and say the scriptures say God made them male and female. I want to say to you particularly this morning that in these days it has become a common thing for some people to say that God made us like this. People have turned the natural side of their bodies into unseeingly ways that are not right. Women have taken the place of men and men have taken the place of women and the Lord said through the Apostle Paul that he gave them over to a reprobate mind. And they were going into the paths of destruction as fast as they could. I want to remind you this morning that Darwin who put forth the Theory of Evolution said he never meant for it to be anymore than theory only. He never meant for it to be taught as a fact and I am trying to teach you this morning that it is not a fact. I’ll go one step further with you and say he was in the bedroom of his home on the evening before he passed and they were having service in the spring house. He called the preacher and asked him if you have service on tomorrow evening raise the window and I’ll raise my window so I can hear the service and the story goes that in the last evening of his life he professed faith in the Lord Jesus Christ and he himself denied the theory that he had set forth to human kind. I’m glad that I believe the Lord made man from the dust of the ground. He planted a garden in the east of Eden and he put the man in there with everything that he needed. But in the midst of the garden he planted two trees. The Tree of Life and the Tree of Good and Evil and he said of that day that ye eat of the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil ye shall surely die. That was the only stipulation the only law given to man. The Lord saw that it was not good for man to be alone. This was the word of God and there was Adam there by himself and God said it was not good for him to be alone and He called Adam and caused a deep sleep to come over him. He took a rib from his side and made a woman and then he took this woman unto the man and he gave her to him. And then he said “you shall be no more two but now shall be one and as one.” And that was the first marriage and the first wedding there was ever in this world. Adam and Eve formed the first home that was in this world and it was all the making of God Almighty. And he meant for it to proceed as long as the world stands. A man leaves his mother and father and a woman leaves her mother and father and they are joined together as one to help each other. You might ask why did He take a bone from his head or a bone from his foot and what if He’d taken a bone from his head or if He’d taken a bone from his foot well I don’t know the answer to that. But I think I know the answer of why He took a rib from his side. Because they can walk side by side as one together and without one looking down or overpowering the other it’s a partnership in life and the Lord meant it to be that way. Let me just say this God first made the man and then he made the woman and he made the woman for the man and brought her unto him. In the conclusion of my message this morning the Psalmist used these words and he said “By the word of the Lord the heavens were made and all the host of them.” By the word of his mouth he spake and it was so as it is this morning. Jesus Christ the second person from the Godhead was with the father from the beginning. But in the fullness of time God sent him into this world he was made of a woman born under the law to redeem them that was under the law. We’re coming into Christmas time which I purpose to speak to you about on next Sunday and God sent His son to be the propitiation of our sins. It was not we it was not evolution that brought Jesus here it was in the mind of God before the foundation of the world and in the fullness of time God Almighty brought to pass that which he had purposed from before the foundation of the world. It has worked perfectly and it’s the only plan I know of that is perfect and it satisfies He satisfies our needs he forgives us of our sins and he saves our soul and he prepares us for heaven and he prepares heaven for us when we have passed this world from sin and sorrows. This is my message to you this morning and I believe in the bible account of creation and I hope you do too.

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