Day two of the creation reveals the third great separation of creation.
(Genesis 1:6-8) It is here that God takes a part of himself for his creation.
(Remember how he calls one of his personalities "the face of the waters" in Genesis 1:2.
) It is here that Jesus, who is the "face of the waters," (Revelation 1:15), takes part of himself for the creation.
(Romans 11:36) Creation is not a series of things building up.
It a series of separations.
God taking from himself and creating all things.
This separation is made possible by the creation of a firmament in the midst of the waters called Heaven.
(Genesis 1:6-8) The Bible states that God uses Heaven to separate the waters which are above from the waters beneath.
Why is this necessary? This division separates the spiritual waters from the physical waters.
Heaven, or the universe as we know it, is a great barrier between man and God.
This barrier isn't to keep man away from God; it is meant to protect man from God's all consuming glory.
(Deuteronomy 4:24, Hebrews 12:29, I Timothy 6:14-16) Separation and Protection The principle of separation and protection is repeated billions of times per day on earth.
The principle of separation is demonstrated in cell division.
The growth of living organisms is directly related to cell division.
Cell division is necessary for organisms to continue the life cycle.
The principle of separation and protection is evident in creation.
Just as Heaven separates the waters above from the waters beneath, and protects us from God's all consuming glory, so also cell membranes separate and protect the cell from the outside environment.
The earth's atmosphere separates the earth from outer space and protects the earth from harmful elements.
A person's skin separates the internal organs from the environment, and protects that person from harmful substances.
Time and again separation and protection is evident in God's creation.
It is also interesting to note that scientists in the past several years have discovered that outer space, (or the heavens as we know them), contains water vapor.
This certainly lends credibility to the creation account as described in the Bible.
Ultimate Act of Separation and Protection Finally, God displays the ultimate act of separation and protection by sending his Son, Jesus Christ, to die for our sins.
God separates us from our sins and protects us from soul death through the precious blood of Jesus Christ, our Lord, and grants eternal life to all who accept Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior.
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