Bible Study For May 1994
GENESIS 1; Let us take a closer look at Genesis 1, remembering what we have learned from the Swift Ministry and other sources, and with the help of the Companion Bible.
Verse 1, “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.”
Turn to II Peter 3:5-7.
“For they are willingly ignorant of (this fact) that by the word of God the heavens were of old and the earth standing out of the water, and in the w after, whereby the World that then was, being overflowed with water perished. But the heavens and the earth which are now, by the same WORD are kept in store, reserved unto Fire (Shekinah Light) against the day of judgment and perdition of ungodly men.”
Now; Moses tells us as did the Apostle Peter that there was a world before this that perished in the great flood which the next verse tells us.
Vs. 2; “And the earth was without form and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.”
Now; the earth was without form, there was nothing visible, and even the waters were showing no life, then what happened? Here according to the Companion Bible, and with which I agree, we now see that YAHWEH and ELOHIM were connected here with this recreation or restoration, thus when you see the Word GOD here then consider all the definition in this title. For this is inserted in the whole introduction of your story this fact that we are now dealing with YAHWEH and His Household as this is thus a new creation or a restoration of the earth for a definite purpose.