ASV notes on Genesis 1:1-5

ASV notes on Genesis 1:1-5

There is only one God, And His name is YHWH, and at the time of Moses the only vowel that existed in the Hebrew alphabet was an a, so the name of God is YAHAWAH, and He is the only God and He always works together with His son, and His spirit.

Moses wrote the first five books of the Bible, and here in the first verse Moses uses the word Elohim for God, it is plural suggesting that the creation was done by all three, the Father, the Son and The Holy Spirit. Elohim is not necessarily the only God, but in this case it is, spelling Elohim with the capital letter E. But generally elohim expresses what governs, if money governs our life, money is our elohim.

God created from nothing the heavens and the earth, first it was just a hunk of raw material, deep water and the darkness was cowering over it all, nothing was to be seen, but God and the Word was ready, and the Spirit was hovering over the waters. Then God started it all by creating the light, so all could be seen by Him and by all His armies of angles. The light made it all to be watched and witnessed what was going on.

God used the Word, Jesus, to create everything (John 1:3, Hebrews 1:2, and 11:3), that’s why God said “Let there be light”, now God could see and examine the light, what it did, it lit up the creation to be seen, and God saw that it did what it was supposed to do, and God concluded that it was good.

Before the light came, the darkness ruled, but when the light came God made it rule the day and the night. And then there was evening and morning the first day. The darkness was there, the light was created, the evening and the morning became reality and we had the first day. God created the light, the night and the day, but at that point in creation there were no sun, no moon and no stars. The light, the day and night do not depend on the sun going down and coming up. 
Our feeling of time is linked to the sun going up and down, in fact the sun is not going up and down, it is standing still, not moving at all. 

It is the earth that is spinning around itself in one day and going around the sun in one year. This spinning and moving of the earth are giving us the timing of days, weeks, months, springtime, summer, autumn and winter. All this timing God created without the sun, God does not need anything physical to create things. It is the other way around, all the physical need the none-physical to be created. What we cannot see makes what we can see (Hebrew 11:3).

Notes on Genesis 1:29-31

ASV notes on Genesis 1:29-31

God made everything and gave it to man by the words He said, it became a heavenly law. At that time there were no physical evidence of the trees and plants, animals and man, all were in the spiritual and perfect. And in the spiritual realm God saw it and validated it. God gave plants and fruit for food, there were no need to kill, the life was forever and the earth was rich and big enough as the earth still is today.

ASV notes on Genesis 1:26-28

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On the last part of day six, God created man (a human) containing both man and woman. At that time of creation there existed no physical beings, all were spiritual and perfect. God created man and gave them complete authority over the earth; He said: “let them have complete authority”.

It is as if you are asking somebody for something, and the person says let him have it, then by the witnesses it is yours; it does not belong to that person anymore. God by what He said here transferred the authority over the entire earth from Himself and over to the man, He said “let them have complete authority”

In Psalm 115:16 this is said: “The heavens are the heavens of the LORD,
But the earth He has given to the children of men.”
God has given the earth to men for them to cultivate and administrate it; the intention was peace and growth and satisfied people. But men were created with free will and could do what they pleased.

God said; “Be fruitful, multiply, and fill the earth” The earth is big and rich enough, we can multiply and fill the earth, it is food enough for everyone being born on the planet earth that God made, it is plenty. But today there is much for few, but little or nothing for many. The earth is suffering from war and starvation. The earth is ruled with hate, selfishness, and lack of knowledge.

ASV notes on Genesis 1:24-25

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Then once again God started the day by speaking, “God said”, He is using words to create, the words of God is heavenly magic, they are wonders from the mouth of God, He did it all by words. We should pay reverence to the words God spoke, and to the word He speaks.

God said “Let the earth bring forth” He is willing the earth to bring forth, God is communicating with His creation through words, everything is pivoting around words. We should be careful not to misunderstand when God is talking. God is spirit and we are humans, we have to learn to think like God, to see the truth in every word God spoke.

God gave the earth the responsibility to bring forth living creature according to their kind, so the earth is looking after and feeding the living creatures and makes they stay to their kind. What does “to their kind” mean? In verses 24 and 25 God is mentioning to their kind three times, it must be very important. God is explaining to us that a cow is a cow, a goat is a goat and a sheep is a sheep, don’t mess with it.

God also told the earth to bring forth “livestock, crawling things, and wild animals” God made the livestock to be livestock (cows, sheep, goats dogs, cats and so on). If you have a pet it should be among the livestock. And God made crawling things to be crawling things, not livestock and not pets.

God also made wild animals; they are not just animals, but also wild. You don’t put wild animals in cages, they are wild and belong to the “wild” their beauty are in the free, among trees, on mountains or in rivers and they are definitely not pets. God is now halfway through on day six of the creation, all the animals are created, now He is going to create someone to be His friend, to have fellowship with, the man (Humans).

ASV notes on Genesis 1:20-23 and questions to consider

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Here on the day, five God wills His law to the waters and to the life in the air. God said: “Let the waters swarm and abundantly produce living creatures, and let birds soar above the earth All the life in the waters came from it, the life was there by the Word of God, the Word also filled the sky with flying creatures.

Today man (humans) are polluting the waters, especially with plastic, this material is filling the seas from the bottom and up, it looks terrible and fish and animals in the waters are suffering and dying. It is bad and the world wants to clean the seas, but they are fighting against themselves, against the low moral standards we have today, it is not bettered, it is getting worse. Should we stop using plastic bags when shopping, and similar things, the answer is yes? If anything, it helps on your conscious, makes you feel better.

What the world is lacking is not cleaning the seas, it is Jesus who can clean your heart and mind leading you to do well, “not throwing plastic in nature.” But God, our good and understanding God foresaw the polluted waters we have today and that’s why He willed the waters to “swarm and abundantly produce living creatures” and that’s what the waters are continuing to do in spite of plastic and all the other polluting stuff, Why?, because He loves you, His love does not depend on your moral standard.

Does the love of God takes you to heaven or saves you? No. God’s love is not the way to Him or to heaven or to a better life here on earth, Jesus told you the truth when He said; “I am the Way and the Truth and the Life; no one comes to the Father but through me.” Jesus is the answer to all our troubles.

John 14:5-6, AMP

Thomas said to Him, “Lord, we do not know where You are going; so how can we know the way?” Jesus said to him, “I am the Way and the  Truth and the Life; no one comes to the Father but through Me.

ASV short notes on John 14:6

Jesus said that He was going somewhere to prepare rooms for His disciples and Thomas thought in the natural that it was a road or something that he could find to follow Jesus. Thomas was in the natural, in the physical with his thinking, but Jesus was all the time in the spiritual, His words were and are spirit and life (John 6:63)

Thomas thought of a road to heaven, but Jesus told him that the way was Him, the way to everything good is Jesus and it leads you to heaven where God is as well.

Back to Genesis, then day five ended, the seas and the air were filled with life, but on earth, on land were only vegetation, trees, and plants.

Questions to consider from these notes, publish your opinion by commenting

  1. What happened on day five
  2. How did God create all living creature in the sea and in the sky?
  3. What the world is lacking is what?
  4. Does the love of God take you to heaven?
  5. What are the words of Jesus?

Notes on Genesis 1:14-19 and considering questions

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Then God created the sun, the moon, and the stars, these didn’t produce light, they were light-bearers, to provide the light that was already created on day one. These were given us and the rest of the creation to benefit from, the springtime when the vegetation starts to produce and the birds build its nests and care for their young ones. The summer, our vacation time, the autumn with all its colors, and the winter when nature can rest and we can enjoy skiing and Christmas.

Also, the stars were given to help us, for instance, to navigate by, it was not given to explore, to travel to in space to find life, there is no life there, the life is here on earth.

The light bearers were also created to separate the light from darkness. In the Physical, it is quite simple, where there is light we can see and the light was given us to rule both the day and night. But the truth is not in the Physical it is in the spiritual, in the room, the world we cannot see. The sin polluted the Physical and the world needed the spiritual to be able to see.

The sin made the darkness takes over the ruling on earth and people lost their sight and vision, they thought they saw but they were fooled by the devil. So God sent the true light to earth for people to regain their vision, John 8: 12.

John 8:12, AMP

P12 Once more Jesus addressed the crowd. He said, “I am the Light of the world. He who follows Me will not walk in the darkness, but will have the Light of life.”

ASV short note on John 8:12

The darkness ruled the world, the prince of this world had blinded the eyes of people, they couldn’t see, so Jesus came and said to them that He had come for them to regain their sight, He said: “I am the Light of the world. He who follows Me will not walk in the darkness, but will have the Light of life.” Jesus was the light and is the light, only by Him can we see and enjoy life on earth, He called it “the light of life”

Questions to consider from these notes, publish your opinion by commenting

  1. What did the sun, the moon, and the stars do?
  2. What happened to our ability to see, our vision?
  3. Where is the truth located?
  4. Who and what is ruling the world at the moment?
  5. How can we obtain sight and vision?
  6. What can Jesus give us concerning our vision?

Notes on Genesis 1:6-13 and consider questions

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Not many scholars have commented verses 6 and 8, might be because they are not easy to be fully comprehended. Maybe we don’t have all the information we need in the Bible.

This expanse or firmament as I understand it is the universe and it also includes the earth, and above it there is water.  But the water “under” the firmament that God is talking about must be on earth, and the water above the firmament could be above the universe or outside the universe, (see Genesis 7:11)

In verse 9, God gives His will to the waters below the heaven or the waters on the earth. God’s will is making laws that the creation has to stick to. In this case, He gives His will (law) to the waters to be gathered in one place so the dry land could appear. God is making the shores to limit where the waters could go.

But there will be a time when these laws which God willed into being will be shaken when for instance the waters would pass its limits, we can see this in Matthew 24:29

Matthew 24:29, AMP

29 “Immediately after the tribulation of those days the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not provide its light, and the stars will fall from the sky, and the powers of the heavens will be shaken.

ASV short note on Matthew 24:29

Jesus is talking about a time in the future when the physical creation will dissolve and the laws of God will be shaken, this is a result of the sin causing the curse. Jesus way of saying it is: “The powers of the heavens will be shaken.”

Back to Genesis 1:9-13. We are now into the third day of the creation and God is talking the vegetation into being, He is dividing it in two, the plants yielding seed and the trees bearing fruit also yielding seed, all according to its kind.

God made the vegetation produce seed to replant itself according to their kind. In fruit you will find seed; on plants, you will find seed. God said according to their kind twice for us to understand that this is vital for the plants and trees.

Today “smart people” are trying to improve God’s creation, to “improve” the plants and the trees. I have been living a while and I remember how the oranges tasted, they were sweet, today they taste like lemons. The same with strawberries they used to be sweet too. Also, plants and flowers were different, nowadays they have more colors, they look beautiful, but they don’t continue to grow like they used to, and they don’t last as long as they used to.

It is easy to misunderstand what I am marking here; we should, of Course, look after our plants and trees, but shouldn’t mess with God’s creation.

Questions to consider from these notes, publish your opinion by commenting

  1. What is the expanse, the firmament?
  2. Do the waters listen to the words of God?
  3. What are the shores?
  4. Can the laws of God be changed?
  5. What does according to its kind mean?

ASV notes on Genesis 1:1-5 and questions to consider

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 The name of God

There is only one God, And His name is YHWH, and some scholars state that at the time of Moses the only vowel that existed in the Hebrew alphabet was an a. The name of God would then be YaHaWaH, and He is the only God and He always works together with His son, and His spirit. Because vowels are not printed in the Hebrew alphabet, and we have no sounds of course from the time of Moses, The correct pronunciation of the name of God with certainty is not possible. However, in contrast to the LORD, I am going to use the Hebrew name YaHaWaH as the name of God instead of the LORD which is not a name but a title.

Elohim

Moses wrote the first five books of the Bible, and here in the first verse, Moses uses the word Elohim for God, it is plural suggesting that all three, the Father, the Son, and The Holy Spirit, did the creation. Elohim is not necessarily the only God, but in this case, it is, spelling Elohim with the capital letter E. However, generally elohim expresses what governs, if money governs our life, money is our elohim.

The beginning

God created from nothing the heavens and the earth, first it was just a hunk of raw material, deep water, and the darkness was a veil cowering it all, nothing could be seen, but God and the Word were there, and the Spirit was hovering over the waters. Then God started it all by creating the light, so all His armies of angles could witness the creation. The light lit it all up and they witnessed what was going on.

The Word

God used His Words, which is Jesus, to create everything (John 1:3, Hebrews 1:2, and 11:3), that’s why God said: “Let there be light”. now God could see and examine the light, and God saw that it did what it was supposed to do, and concluded that it was good.

The light, no moon, no sun, and no stars

Before the light came, the darkness ruled, but when the light came God made it rule both the day and the night. Then there was evening and morning the first day. The darkness was there, the light was created, the evening and the morning became reality and we had the first day. God created the light, the night and the day, but at that point, in creation, there were no sun, no moon, and no stars. The light, the day and night do not depend on the sun going down and coming up. 
Our feeling of time is linked to the sun going up and down, in fact, the sun is not going up and down, it is standing still, not moving at all. 

What we cannot see makes what we can see

The earth is spinning around itself in one day and circling around the sun in one year. 
This spinning and moving of the earth are giving us the timing of days, weeks, months, springtime, summer, autumn and winter. All timing God created without the sun, God does not need anything physical to create things. It is the other way around, all the physical need the none-physical to be created. What we cannot see makes what we can see (Hebrews 11:3).

Questions to consider from these notes, publish your opinion by commenting

  1. Why is the name of God YHWH?
  2. Why is Moses using Elohim for God?
  3. What does it mean to be God?
  4. How did God create the light?
  5. What made the first day?
  6. What makes the day and the night appear as they do?
  7. What makes summer, autumn, winter, and spring come as they do?
  8. What are physical things and what are none-physical things?