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1 IN THE BEGINNING… Natural & Spiritual Creation 3

2 HEAVEN WATERS EARTH Light in Heaven Water raised up Food on Earth Heaven populated Sea/ Sky populated Earth populated Natural Creation: The Physical Universe 7 Rest Science arguments can be distracting

3 The New Creation The Spiritual Universe Now we know that if the earthly tent we live in is destroyed, we have a building from God, an eternal house in heaven, not built by human hands. Meanwhile we groan, longing to be clothed with our heavenly dwelling, because when we are clothed, we will not be found naked… Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come! 2 Cor 5:1-2,17 Cure to nakedness/cunning, the mind that resists God (the serpent’s condition), is in New Creation

4 Do not lie to each other, since you have taken off your old self with its practices and have put on the new self, which is being renewed in knowledge in the image of its Creator. Here there is no Greek or Jew, circumcised or uncircumcised, barbarian, Scythian, slave or free, but Christ is all, and is in all. Col 3:9-11 You were taught, with regard to your former way of life, to put off your old self, which is being corrupted by its deceitful desires; to be made new in the attitude of your minds; and to put on the new self, created to be like God in true righteousness and holiness. Eph 4:22-24 New Creation is in Image of the Creator (difference to Old Creation is success, not intent) Anticipate “brand” of the Creator in New Creation The New Creation The Spiritual Universe

5 To exist eternally, one must be ‘created’ LIGHT WATER TREES/ FOOD God’s Signature Philosophical Consequence => Purpose to the six sections of creation: a guide to the disciple’s development

6 Creation begins… “Let there be light”

7 Natural Creation Spiritual Creation And God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light. God saw that the light was good, and he separated the light from the darkness. 1:3-4 For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Live as children of light Eph 5:8 also Jn 17:1-3 DAY 1: ILLUMINATION The true light that gives light to every man was coming into the world. Jn 1:9 Input Output

8 Natural Creation Spiritual Creation And God said, “Let there be an expanse between the waters to separate water from water.” So God made the expanse and separated the water under the expanse from the water above it. 1:6-7 We were therefore buried with him through baptism into death in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, we too may live a new life. Rom 6:4 DAY 2: DRAWN ABOVE WITH WATER Fresh above / Salt below Can both fresh water and salt water flow from the same spring? Jam 3:11 Input Output

9 Natural Creation Spiritual Creation Then God said, “Let the land produce vegetation: seed-bearing plants and trees on the land that bear fruit with seed in it, according to their various kinds.” And it was so. 1:11 “Man does not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.” Mt 4:4 DAY 3: NOURISHMENT Jesus took bread, gave thanks and broke it, and gave it to his disciples, saying, “Take and eat; this is my body.” Mt 26:26 Appetite 1 Sam 3; Is 55 Fruitfulness! Input Output

10 Illumination Baptism Communion Bible Reading HEAVEN WATERS EARTH Spiritual Creation: The Disciple’s Universe ? Illumination from Heaven Mt 16:17

11 Natural Creation Then 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. 1:16 DAY 4: LIGHTS TO RULE

12 Spiritual Creation LIGHTS TO RULE The sun and moon will be darkened, and the stars no longer shine. Joel 3:15 The stars of heaven and their constellations will not show their light. The rising sun will be darkened and the moon will not give its light. Isa 13:10 “When I snuff you out, I will cover the heavens and darken their stars; I will cover the sun with a cloud, and the moon will not give its light. All the shining lights in the heavens I will darken over you…” Ez 32:7 Babylon Egypt All Nations

13 Natural Creation Spiritual Creation Then 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. 1:16 DAY 4: LIGHTS TO RULE “Stop judging by mere appearances, and make a right judgment.” Jn 7:24 Responsibility / Accountability But whoever lives by the truth comes into the light, so that it may be seen plainly that what he has done has been done through God. Jn 3:21 also 1 Cor 4 Input Output

14 Natural Creation God created the great creatures of the sea and every living and moving thing with which the water teems, according to their kinds, and every winged bird according to its kind. 1:21 DAY 5: BENEATH THE WATERS ABOVE

15 Spiritual Creation God created the great creatures of the sea 1:21 PRESENCE OF LEVIATHAN In that day, the LORD will punish with his sword, his fierce, great and powerful sword, Leviathan the gliding serpent, Leviathan the coiling serpent; he will slay the monster of the sea. Is 27:1 Now the serpent was more crafty than any of the wild animals the LORD God had made. 3:1

16 Spiritual Creation WHAT IS LEVIATHAN? HUMAN PRIDE Opportunity for greatness - Choose life in a sinless, Godly life “This day I call heaven and earth as witnesses against you that I have set before you life and death, blessings and curses. Now choose life, so that you and your children may live and that you may love the LORD your God, listen to his voice, and hold fast to him.” Deut 30:19-20 He would not even look up to heaven, but beat his breast and said, “God, have mercy on me, a sinner.” Lk 18:13 & therefore our greatest failure. Humility therefore demanded

17 Natural Creation Spiritual Creation God created the great creatures of the sea 1:21 DAY 5: BENEATH THE WATERS ABOVE “O wretched man that I am! Who will deliver me from this body of death?” Rom 7:24 Awareness of Leviathan => Humility “it is no longer I myself who do it, but it is sin living in me.” “I know that nothing good lives in me, that is, in my sinful nature.” Leviathan!

18 Natural Creation Spiritual Creation God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him… God blessed them and said to them, “… fill the earth and subdue it. Rule over the fish of the sea and the birds of the air and over every living creature…” 1:28-29 DAY 6: THE RULING MAN “they will be priests of God and of Christ and will reign with him for a thousand years.” Rev 20:4 Authority …after Day 5 I said, “You are ‘gods’; you are all sons of the Most High.” Ps 82:5

19 The “Creator” of the New Creation He was in the world, and though the world was made through him, the world did not recognize him. Jn 1:10 …there is but one God, the Father, from whom all things came and for whom we live; and there is but one Lord, Jesus Christ, through whom all things came and through whom we live. 1 Cor 8:6

20 LIGHT WATER TREES/ FOOD In the past God spoke to our forefathers through the prophets at many times and in various ways, but in these last days he has spoken to us by his Son, whom he appointed heir of all things, and through whom he made the universe. Heb 1:1-2 “I tell you the truth, the Son can do nothing by himself; he can do only what he sees his Father doing, because whatever the Father does the Son also does. For the Father loves the Son and shows him all he does. Yes, to your amazement he will show him even greater things than these.” Jn 5:19-20 The “Creator” of the New Creation

21 Illumination Baptism HEAVEN WATERS EARTH Participation Responsibility (Leviathan) Humility Authority Spiritual Creation: The Disciple’s Universe 7 Rest Communion Bible Reading


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