A Case for “Threes” (Chapter )
“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
The same was in the beginning with God.
All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made.”
This is the popular verse referred to so many times when the subject of Creation is put upon the table. And in connection with this verse, it is put forth that “in the beginning” God spoke forth “Let there be . . .” and POOF! that which was nothing suddenly became something. Really? And there is some validity to a portion of that concept, except that there is no such thing as POOF!
Everything that exists and is in operation is there and performs because of creative and operational laws . . . not magic. And in line with those laws, God established physically what this author refers to as Basic Creation Elements.
Although not usually perceived and picked up on, by the senses of sight and sound, the Element of Air is real and tangible. We breathe Air and it is a necessary element for the sustaining of physical life. However, Scripture would also indicate that it is much more than just that, it is additionally a creative basis for bringing something forth.
“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 was good.” (Genesis 1:21)
Although often read over quickly and not really understood, this verse from the opening pages of Scripture reveals to us the operation of one of the Basic Creation Elements. Once again God has invested something Supernatural into the physical element of Water. And with a spoken word from Deity, living creatures emerge forth from the waters themselves into existence. Since the word created is used within the verse above, we can know that this is a never-happened-before event.
Clearly, God used the invested Basic Creation Element of Soil to bring forth viable living creatures on the dry land portion of this Earth: cattle, beasts of the field, creeping things, living creatures, some of the fowls, and even Man. The Terrestrial bodies of these creatures find their origin within the Soil, and their Life-giving essence coming from the God of grace. Man alone has the uniqueness of possessing a Divine Spark and is brought forth “in” the inner image and “after” the outer likeness of the Supreme Being Himself. (Genesis 1:26) All others are simply creation products of necessity and love.
Should we choose to delve further, we would find the Soil being able to produce magnificent flora and fauna. And even after the re-introduction of Sin to this planet (Romans 5:112), we find the Soil still producing weeds without any difficulty. The Soil is just one of the Basic Creation Elements that we find within the creative toolbox of Heaven.
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