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).

ASV notes on Genesis 2:1-3 and questions

God rested

Empty

God completed The heavens and the earth with everything in them, but there were no trees, no plants, no man or woman, no fish, no birds, no animals. Even though the earth and heavens were empty, God rested in the assurance that all the creation was perfect and worked according to His intention. Moses wrote that God rested, God was not tired, He didn’t need to recover from hard work, God doesn’t get tired.

Seventh-day

After completing it all, He was so content that He made the seventh day for His creation to rest in; it was a kind of celebration for the “man” to be grateful to God for what He had done for them. Before the sin man didn’t get tired either, they could stroll around in the garden, look after the animals, birds and all other life on earth, eat from the trees, and drink from the brooks. The rest day was of vital importance for “man” not to forget God and His holiness.

Jesus

Today we need to consider the importance of God, without Him everything is darkness, to respect God for what He has done, we need His own words, not just to read it, but we need the spirit in the words to be able to fight our own nature, our greed, selfishness, anger, to stop feeling sorry for yourself. It is a daily fight, and to win it, you need the strength and love of God. In plain spiritual language, “you need Jesus” see John 6:63

Questions

  1. Why did God rest on the seventh day?
  2. Why do we need to rest one day of the week?
  3. What do we actually need?
  4. Who or what is our enemy?

ASV notes on Genesis 1:29-31 and questions

Glory of God

The gift

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

Blessing

In that progress of creation, God made man to live forever, multiply and have children, no death. Imagine how many inhabitants would be living on earth today if Adam and Eve had listened to God and not eaten of the fruit. Today the earth is under the curse, and does not function, as it would have without the sin. In spite of the vast number of people on earth, it would have been enough for all by the blessing of God. 

Questions

1.        Do we need birth control?
2.        Does God live in the spiritual realm?
3.        How old did God create man to be?

ASV notes on Genesis 1:26-28 CREATION DAY 6

Authority

On the last part of day six, God created man (a human) containing both man and woman. God created them like Himself, a spirit. At that time of creation, there were 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”.

Given

It is like if you are asking someone 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 “man”, He said, “let them have complete authority

Free will

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. However, God created man with free will and they could do what they pleased.

Enough

God said; Be fruitful, multiply, and fill the earthThe 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. However, today there is much for few, but little or nothing for many. The earth is suffering in war and starvation. Humans rule the earth with hate, selfishness, and lack of knowledge.

Questions

  1. Who has authority over the earth?
  2. Is the earth big and rich enough?

ASV notes on Genesis 1:24-25 and questions

שלום חברי

Speaking

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 Words, He speaks.

Willing

God said, “Let the earth bring forth” He is willing the earth to bring forth, God is communicating with His creation by words, everything is pivoting around words. We should be very attentive 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 speaks.

To their kind

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.

Respect

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. In addition, God made crawling things to be crawling things, not livestock and not pets.

Man

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 with like a friend, to have fellowship with, the man (Humans).

Questions

  1. How important are words?
  2. What did bring forth living creatures?
  3. What does to their kind means?

ASV notes on Genesis 1:20-23 and questions

שלום חברי

Law

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.

Feel better

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, but 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.

Depend

What the world is lacking, is not cleaning the seas, it is Jesus cleaning your heart and mind, leading you to do well. “Not throwing plastic in nature.” However, God, our good and understanding God foresaw the polluted waters we have today, and that is why He willed the waters to “swarm and abundantly produce living creature”. 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.

The truth

Does the love of God take you to heaven or save 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, “[a]I am the[only] Way [to God] and the [real] Truth and the [real] 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)

The way

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

Vegetation

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

Questions

  1. How does God create life in the waters?
  2. How can man stop all the pollution in this world?
  3. What takes you to heaven?
  4. What are the Words of Jesus?

God creates the sun, the moon and the stars. From Genesis 1:14-19 commented by ASV and questions

שלום חברי

Light-bearers

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. God gave us the light-bearers and the rest of the creation to benefit from. For instance, in the springtime when the vegetation starts to produce and the birds build their 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 might enjoy Christmas.

Where?

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

Spiritual

God created the light bearers to separate light from darkness. In the Physical, it is quite simple; where there is light, we can see. God gave us the light to rule both day and night. However, the truth is not in the Physical, it is in the spiritual room, in the world, we cannot see. The sin polluted the Physical and the world needed the spiritual light to regain the vision.

Fooled

The sin made the darkness takes over the ruling on earth and people lost their sight and vision, they thought they saw however the devil fooled them by presenting his own truth which is a lie. Therefore, God sent the true light to earth for people to regain their vision, John 8: 12.

John 8:12, AMP

12 Once more Jesus addressed the crowd. He said, “[a]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 notes 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

  1. Where does the light come from?
  2. Why did God create the stars?
  3. Do you see?
  4. What is the true light?
  5. What is life?

ASV notes on Genesis 1:1-5 and questions

The beginning and day one, the light and God’s name

שלום חברי

 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 

  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?