The watchman was led to read Genesis Chapter One. He was prompted before the last year ended. He was again prompted today. He obeyed this time. Indeed, the direction to “READ” and the promise of “OPEN” materialized. He was blessed. He believed the message is urgent and relevant for many who seek to know God now, TODAY.Here is how he read the message from above today. He recorded what he has received in brackets.
Genesis 1 (NLT)
The Account of Creation (of this world we know)1 In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.[a] 2The earth was formless and empty, and darkness covered the deep waters. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the surface of the waters.
(In the beginning, God created. Note the Presence of the Spirit of God. God spoke His Word to create as shown in the rest of this chapter. In John 6:63, Jesus said, “It is the Spirit who gives life. The words that I speak to you are spirit, and they are life“).3 Then God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light. 4 And God saw that the light was good. Then he separated the light from the darkness. 5 God called the light “day” and the darkness “night.”
(The word “SEPARATE” is the dominant theme of God’s creation. First creation was LIGHT. God SEPARATED Light from Darkness above the earth. “For once you were full of darkness, but now you have light from the Lord. So live as people of Light! For this light within you produces only what is good and right and true.” Ephesians 5:8-9).And evening passed and morning came, marking the first day.
6 Then God said, “Let there be a space between the waters, to separate the waters of the heavens from the waters of the earth.” 7 And that is what happened. God made this space to separate the waters of the earth from the waters of the heavens. 8 God called the space “sky.”
(Second creation was SPACE-called SKY. God SEPARATED things of Heavens from things of Earth. )
And evening passed and morning came, marking the second day.
9 Then God said, “Let the waters beneath the sky flow together into one place, so dry ground may appear.” And that is what happened. 10 God called the dry ground “land” and the waters “seas.” And God saw that it was good. 11 Then God said, “Let the land sprout with vegetation—every sort of seed-bearing plant, and trees that grow seed-bearing fruit. These seeds will then produce the kinds of plants and trees from which they came.” And that is what happened. 12 The land produced vegetation—all sorts of seed-bearing plants, and trees with seed-bearing fruit. Their seeds produced plants and trees of the same kind. And God saw that it was good.
(Third creation was SEED. Seed produces seeds which in turn produce seeds. This is how life continues on earth. The Word is Seed. The words of God are seeds. Jesus said in Mark4:14 “The sower sows the word.” God SEPARATED seed/Word bearing and non-seed/Word bearing. Jesus said in John 15:7 “If you abide in Me and My words abide in you ask what you desire, and it shall be done for you”. )
13 And evening passed and morning came, marking the third day.
14 Then God said, “Let lights appear in the sky to separate the day from the night. Let them mark off the seasons, days, and years. 15 Let these lights in the sky shine down on the earth.” And that is what happened. 16 God made two great lights—the larger one to govern the day, and the smaller one to govern the night. He also made the stars. 17 God set these lights in the sky to light the earth, 18 to govern the day and night, and to separate the light from the darkness. And God saw that it was good.
(Fourth creation was TIME. Signs to mark off time. God separated Day from Night, Light from Darkness on earth. )
19 And evening passed and morning came, marking the fourth day.
20 Then God said, “Let the waters swarm with fish and other life. Let the skies be filled with birds of every kind.” 21 So God created great sea creatures and every living thing that scurries and swarms in the water, and every sort of bird—each producing offspring of the same kind. And God saw that it was good. 22 Then God blessed them, saying, “Be fruitful and multiply. Let the fish fill the seas, and let the birds multiply on the earth.”
(Fifth creation was: LIVING THINGS in waters and skies, fish and birds. His direction: “Multiply and Fill up“. They too have seeds to procreate offspring of the same kind. God SEPARATED each kind).
23 And evening passed and morning came, marking the fifth day.
24 Then God said, “Let the earth produce every sort of animal, each producing offspring of the same kind—livestock, small animals that scurry along the ground, and wild animals.” And that is what happened. 25 God made all sorts of wild animals, livestock, and small animals, each able to produce offspring of the same kind. And God saw that it was good.
(Sixth creation: Living things on earth. He separated each kind. They too have seeds to procreate offspring of the same kind. God SEPARATED each kind).26 Then God said, “Let us make human beings[b] in our image, to be like us. They will reign over the fish in the sea, the birds in the sky, the livestock, all the wild animals on the earth, and the small animals that scurry along the ground.”
27 So God created human beings[c] in his own image.
In the image of God he created them;
male and female he created them.
(Seventh creation: “MADE IN THE IMAGE OF GOD“. God SEPARATED those of His image and those not of His image: the God-like and the UN-God-like. The Rulers and those being ruled. )28 Then God blessed them and said, “Be fruitful and multiply. Fill the earth and govern it. Reign over the fish in the sea, the birds in the sky, and all the animals that scurry along the ground.”
(God’s direction to Human beings: FILL and REIGN. Note their reigning was over the living things on earth and in the sky. They had no authority over other beings, like the evil spirits or the spiritual beings in heavens. But this has changed since the fall of man through Adam. Man lost the reigning authority. However, when the Son of God-Jesus was crucified on the cross He redeemed us from the fall. Revelation 5:10 (KJV) “10And hast made us unto our God kings and priests: and we shall reign on the earth.” GOD SEPARATED THOSE WHO REIGN AND THOSE WHO DO NOT!)29 Then God said, “Look! I have given you every seed-bearing plant throughout the earth and all the fruit trees for your food.30 And I have given every green plant as food for all the wild animals, the birds in the sky, and the small animals that scurry along the ground—everything that has life.” And that is what happened.
31 Then God looked over all he had made, and he saw that it was very good!
And evening passed and morning came, marking the sixth day.
(Overall summary: “BE SEPARATE”!)