We ended part one with the earth in the created state with the land mass not as we see it today with 7 different continents, but created as but with one big supercontinent called Pangea, We noted that our Omnipotent, Omniscience, and Omnipresent God was dwelling in his spiritual Kingdom known as The Kingdom Of God, in dwelt with Seraphim, Cherubim, and Angels. When he had the idea of creating another Literal, Visible, and Psychical Kingdom. The Kingdom of Heaven, unlike the one he was dwelling in, The Kingdom God, a spiritual one. We know this from John, “John 4:24, God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.“
We know from Genesis 1 & 2 by the terms that are used, Earth is the Kingd,om of Heaven. I first must make the point clear that the two kingdoms are not the same although many bible scholars think thy are, in the Book of Matthew there are a group of passages where the two kingdoms are compared. The Book of Matthew is the only book of the bible of the canon that uses the term “Kingdom of Heaven” (KOH), and uses it 60 times alone. Yet throughout, the gospels the term “Kingdom of God” (KOG) is used 102 times, used also in the Book of Matthew included in that number. This is why it has been confusing to the scholars to use KOH & KOG interchangeably when they are two different Kingdoms. Jesus does it himself in Matthew. “Matthew 19:24-25, Then said Jesus unto his disciples, Verily I say unto you, That a rich man shall hardly enter into the kingdom of heaven. And again I say unto you, It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God.” The answer to this dilemma I believe to be found in the fact that Jesus was present and King of both like he said to the pharisees when they asked him why disciples didn’t fast, Matthew 9:14-15, ‘ Then came to him the disciples of John, saying, Why do we and the Pharisees fast oft, but thy disciples fast not? And Jesus said unto them, Can the children of the bridechamber mourn, as long as the bridegroom is with them? but the days will come, when the bridegroom shall be taken from them, and then shall they fast.“(Emphasis Mine)
Now let us turn to Genesis 1 & 2 and take a look at this one big supercontinent. In Genesis 1:3-8, “And God said, Let there be light: and there was light. And God saw the light, that it was good: and God divided the light from the darkness. And God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And the evening and the morning were the first day.
And God said, Let there be a firmament in the midst of the waters, and let it divide the waters from the waters. And 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. And the evening and the morning were the second day.
These first two days light and darkness were sorted out. I’m not sure what that means for the sun, moon, stars were not created yet. The Lord God is putting the firmament together. This dividing of the waters above and below the firmament seems to me outer space seems be like an inverted fish bowl with the water is on the outside. There are 3 heavens. The atmosphere above the earth, outer space, where the sun, moon, and stars are at, and a third one where God, the Almighty hangs out. 2 Cor. 12:2, “I knew a man in Christ above fourteen years ago, (whether in the body, I cannot tell; or whether out of the body, I cannot tell: God knoweth;) such an one caught up to the third heaven.“
Genesis 1 : 9 – 17. And God said, Let the waters under the heaven be gathered together unto one place, and let the dry land appear: and it was so. And God called the dry land Earth; and the gathering together of the waters called he Seas: and God saw that it was good. And God said, Let the earth bring forth grass, the herb yielding seed, and the fruit tree yielding fruit after his kind, whose seed is in itself, upon the earth: and it was so. And the earth brought forth grass, and herb yielding seed after his kind, and the tree yielding fruit, whose seed was in itself, after his kind: and God saw that it was good. And the evening and the morning were the third day.
And God said, Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days, and years: And let them be for lights in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth: and it was so. And God made two great lights; the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night: he made the stars also. And God set them in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth,
The rest of the chapter one is about the Almighty Lord God filling the rest of Earth with all the Beautiful things of nature, along with the beauty of all wild and domestic wild life, from the grandness of the Lion, down the lowliness of the donkey. Not forgetting the beautiful nature of the fowls of the sky, Nor the greatness of marine life from the smallest to the greatest and all in between! Now the Kingdom of Heaven is finished! But not quite, it is in need of subjects and a King! And thus we read as the Triune God Finishes the beginning of his plan! Gen. 1: 26-31, “And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth. So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them. And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth. And God said, Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed, which is upon thface of all the earth, and every tree, in the which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed; to you it shall be for meat. And to every beast of the earth, and to every fowl of the air, and to every thing that creepeth upon the earth, wherein there is life, I have given every green herb for meat: and it was so. And God saw every thing that he had made, and, behold, it was very good. And the evening and the morning were the sixth day.”
Therefore, The Great Omnipotent, Omniscience, and Omnipresent Triune God has put into motion in six days, six 24 hour periods of time, the new Kingdom of Heaven, with King and Queen. All this happened while the subjects of the KOG watched and sang and praised the Triune God for his accomplishments , Job 38:7, “When the morning stars sang together, and all the sons of God shouted for joy?
We are informed by the the Lord Jesus, the Word, John 1:1-3, “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.” That Adam, meaning mankind, was to use the Sun, and the Moon to establish time keeping, the observance of days and seasons. Gen. 1:14, ” And God said, Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days, and years: Thus the birth of the Calendar! Biblical Scholars take our beginning back to 4004 BC or BCE Based on adding all dates of genealogies in chapters 5, 10, in Genesis and comparing when things happened like when kings died or when the Lord Jesus was born. But since the calendars are all screwed up the only one reliable is the farmers almanac!
The Real Deal: How the Mayan Calendar Works. By Stephanie Pappas December 19, 2012
With chatter about the Mayan apocalypse intensifying as Dec. 21 approaches, you may have seen that while the ancient Mayan calendar “ends” on that day, the Maya themselves would not have seen that as the end of the world. But how does the Mayan calendar work, anyway? It’s not as confusing as it might seem. The ancient Maya kept time in a very different way than we do today, and their hieroglyph-heavy calendar can seem daunting at first glance. But the basic principle is simply that the Maya were counting the days. “That’s somewhat different from our own calendar, which is really tied to the length of the solar year,” said Walter Witschey, an archaeologist and Maya expert at Longwood University in Virginia.
This was written in 2012, this is perhaps where A.O.C. Ocasio-Cortez: “The World Is Going To End In 12 Years If We Don’t Address Climate Change”. Of course, if the Mayan calendar is correct then AOC will not be able to run for president in November 2024 and could be the president of 2025. Should the Lord Jesus tarry his coming past May 31, 2020 the next opportunity for the Rapture of the Church will be Pentecost June 5, 2022, the middle President Trump second term, should he win the coming election. See the various blogs which speak of the rapture, resurrection, and end times!
Well. enough of that now. Back to Genesis, While not pronounced as King, Adam is told that he had dominion over everything and he and Eve were to be fruitful and replenish the Earth, (as it had been filled before? Another Blog topic). Living in the beautiful Garden of Eden, they were told not too eat of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, which of course they did!