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GOD OUR CREATOR

PREPARED

BY

MICHAEL WASHINGTON

Text Gen: 1: “In the beginning God created the Heaven and the earth”

Illustration:

  • The atheist say’s there is know God
  • The agnostic claims we can’t know God
  • The polytheist worship many gods
  • The pantheist says “all nature is God
  • The materialist claims that matter is eternal and not created
  • The fatalist teaches there is no divine plan behind creation and history

Yet in this verse we find to our comfort, the first article of our Creed, that God the Father Almighty is the Maker of heaven and earth

Yet as Christian we see God’s personality in this chapter:

                        God – speaks, sees names and blesses

                       

           

            Gods word was the potent force behind creation and it laid the foundation for authority of his future words.

           

            God speaks and it happens

            Whether he speaks judgment or salvation

Then we have those of science that believe  and claim that matter just came into  being  and that all complex life forms, “Gradually evolved” from lower forms.

As for Christians we cannot accept any of these – our belief is that the word of God is what it is and that it is true.

God has given us an account of His creative abilities in Gen. 1:1    But he has also led us to both the old and new testament that affirms Him as our Creator.

The bible first tells us that a supernatural being brought the universe into existence:

                       

It gives us the:

                                                When- “in the beginning

                                                Who? “…. GOD…”

                                                What? “….. Created the heavens and the earth.”

The bible does not give us the s a lot of details about God creative activity

As believers we accept God’s as our creator by “FAITH”

Hebrew 11:3 states “By faith we understand that the world was framed by the word of God, so that the things which are seen were not made of things which are visible.”

                        Isaiah 45:18 “ For thus say’s the Lord, who created the heavens) he is God), who formed the earth and made it(he established it; he did not create it a chaos, he formed it to be inhabited!): “I am the Lord and there is no other.

In the beginning- a period of remote and unknown antiquity, hid in the depths of eternal ages;

God- the name of the Supreme Being, signifying in Hebrew “Strong,” Mighty.”

                        GOD – ELOHIM

                        GOD WHO IS PERFECT IN POWER

                                                PERFECT IN WISDOM

                                                PERFECT IN GOODNESS

                        GOD WHO IS CREATOR AND RULER

            Make a note concerning this

Created- -- formed from nothing- formed from no pre-existing materials

            God in Gen: 1:1 exercises His Creative power and brings the universe into being.

           

            The message Bible- states “First This: God created the Heavens and Earth- all you see, all you don’t see..

           

            He focuses on planet Earth, carefully shapes it to support life, and living Creatures

            God demonstrated his power by creating

·         marvelous and unexpected thing

·         men and women

·         mountains

The heaven and the earth- the universe

            Nothing throughout the wide extent of nature existed from eternity

            Nothing originated by chance

            Nothing originated from the skill of any inferior agent

            BUT THE WHOLE UNIVERSE WAS PRODUCED BY THE CREATIVE POWER OF GOD.

ACTS: 17: 24 “God, who made the world and everything in it, since He is Lord of heaven and earth, does not dwell in temples made with hands.

The implication of God As our Creator means that everything that exists is under God’s CONTROL.

The creation must be in subjection to the CREATOR

·         Forces of nature

·         Enemies

·         Creatures and objects

As we give thought to all that has been said: we can’t help but think of his attributes

 First of all he is:

·         Is a Spirit – In john 4: 24 “God is Spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth.

·         He is declared to be:

a.                   Light. – the sun shall no longer be your light by day, Nor for brightness shall the moon give light to you; But the Lord will be to you an everlasting light, And your God your glory. Isa 60:19

b.                  Love- 1 John 4: 8 He who does not love does not know God, for God is love.

c.                   Invisible. Job 23:8 Look, I go forward, but He is not there, And backward, but I cannot perceive Him (Yet I know That He Is There.)

d.                  Unsearchable .Ps 145:3 Great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised; And His greatness is UNSEARCHABLE

e.                   Incorruptible. Ro. 1:23 and changed the glory of the incorruptible God into an image made like corruptible man- and birds and four-footed animals and creeping things.

f.                   Eternal.  Deut. 33:27 The eternal God is your refuge, And underneath are the everlasting arms; He will thrust out the enemy from before you And will say, Destroy!

(What a fellowship what a joy divine, leaning on the everlasting arms. what blessedness what peace complete leaning on the everlasting arms.

g.                  Immortal. - 1 Tim. 1:17 Now the King eternal, immortal, invisible, to God who alone is wise, be honor and glory forever and ever.

h.                  Omnipotent Gen. 17:1 When Abram was ninety-nine years old , the Lord appeared to Abram and said to him, ‘I am Almighty God; walk before Me and be blameless.

i.                    Omniscient. Ps 139O Lord, You have search me and known me. You know my sitting down and my rising up; you understand my thought afar off. You comprehend my path and my lying down, and are acquainted with all my ways. For there is not a word on my tongue, but behold, O lord, You know it altogether. You have hedged me behind and before, and laid Your hand upon me. Such Knowledge is too wonderful for me; it is high, I cannot attain it.

j.                    Omnipresent. Ps. 139 where can I go from Your Spirit? Or where can I flee from Your presence?

k.                  Merciful. Ps. For You, Lord, are good, and ready to forgive, and abundant in mercy to all those who call upon You.

l.                    None beside Him.  Duet. 4:35 To you it was shown, that you might know that the Lord Himself is God; there is none other besides Him.

m.                None before Him.  Isaiah 43:10 You are My witnesses, “says the Lord, And My servant whom I have chosen, That you may know and believe Me, And Understand that I am He. Before Me there was no God formed, Nor shall there be after Me.

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