Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Amazingly Miraculous Mysteries Of God's Creation

We think we understand and can explain creation's mountains, valleys, deserts and ocean seas which are so plentiful and visible on earth's outer crust. They are so common, we use them, abuse them and take them for granted... seldom bothering to see the miraculous power and love of the creator God who spoke them into being. But there are many other facets of the Creators work which are seen less clearly and seem to border on the magically. Such things as the universe, light, life, wind, water, fire time and spiritual perception.

Universe is a word combining two Latin words, "unus" (one) plus "versum" (to turn) meaning "To turn into one"... the cosmos, a single, orderly, harmonious system. Though a single thing, it is an endless expanse of infinite space full of stars, planets, meteors, black holes, and innumerable unknowns as well as the presence of its Creator, God. "The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth his handywork. Day unto day uttereth speech, and night unto night sheweth knowledge.There is no speech nor language, where their voice is not heard." Psm.19:1-3.

Composed of illumination, heat, healing, cleansing vitamin D and all the colors of the rainbow. A universal traveler at immeasurable speed, light is something. Darkness is nothing except the absence of light. A million lifetimes could be spent in studying this one element of God's creation. "And "God said, Let there be light: and there was light. And God saw the light, that it was good: and God divided the light from the darkness." Gen.1:3-4.

An unseen gift extension of the essence of God, created by His infinite power and knowledge, it is in angels, humanity, seed, water and soil. Like the wind, we see its effect but not its cause. "And the Lord God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul. And the Lord God planted a garden eastward in Eden; and there he put the man whom he had formed. And out of the ground made the Lord God to grow every tree that is pleasant to the sight, and good for food; the tree of life also in the midst of the garden, and the tree of knowledge of good and evil. And a river went out of Eden to water the garden...." Gen.2:7-10. Everything on earth grows or is taken from the ground. Even oxygen is produced by vegetation which takes its nourishment from the ground. "And the Lord God formed man of the dust of the ground...."

Wind (air) is an invisible essential of all life. Nothing lives or grows without it. It exists and moves across the earth unseen. Its cause and effect are seen, but its presence is the mystery. It was in the breath of God which gave us "the breath of life and man became a living soul". This mysterious creation of God, though invisible, has the power to bless and the power to destroy. "The wind bloweth where it (will), and thou hearest the sound thereof, but canst not tell whence it cometh, and whither it goeth: so is every one that is born of the Spirit." John 3::8. Winds of air, from a baby's breath to a cool, evening, desert breeze to a west Texas tornado, to a Florida hurricane, the wind of air "bloweth where it listeth". 

Water is a transparent, yet visible substance also essential to all life. It seeks its own level perfectly. It appears as liquid in moderate temperatures, as ice below freezing, and as steam at 100 degrees Centigrade at standard temperature and pressure. Nearly 1000 times, water, as quenching thirst, washing or seen related to miracles, is mentioned in scripture, more than any other substance."And whosoever shall give to drink unto one of these little ones a cup of cold water .... he shall in no wise lose his reward." Matt.10:42

A miraculous reverse order of God's power in creating all substance, fire reveals and releases that creation power back into space as light and heat. The scripture reveals fire as both a blessing and as a curse, a benefit and a liability. It expands itself rapidly from a spark to an inferno to a conflagration of destruction. Even fire requires the breath of air to burn. It is the most used and misused of physical powers. Like a sword it cuts both ways ... for good and for evil. It is no respecter of persons but can turn in an instant from a blessing to a curse, to burn the user and all his possessions and other people as well.
"...Behold, how great a matter a little fire kindleth!" James 3:5

This mystery exists without clocks, calendars. days, months or years. It extends from eternity past, through the ever present, into the eternal future. Infinite time exists in the infinite universe whether there are other sunrises, sunsets, seasons ... or not. Infinite time and space are part of the nature of the infinite Creator. They are His domain. Time on earth shall cease, but  eternity continues on forever. "And in process of time it came to pass...." Gen.4:3.  Where will you be when the inevitable end of time on earth arrives and eternity continues on? "There is a time for everything..... a time to be born and a time to die ...." Ecc.3 Time never stops, but moves eternally into the future, yet is locked always in the present.

Human Senses
We all know the 5 senses, sight, hearing, smell, taste, and touch. Volumes have been written on these invisible sensations which are mysteries all. But, I will add two more mysteries to the five; thought and spiritual perception. These too, are also invisible senses. Thought incorporates and interacts with memory and mental vision. How is it possible for centenarians to remember and mentally see things which happened to them nearly a century ago? Thought can carry us to distant places, calculate, meditate, create, imagine, and solve problems. It has few restraints and boundless possibilities. Only God could devise and design such miraculous, invisible capabilities. "Therefore speak I to them in parables: because they seeing see not; and hearing they hear not, neither do they understand. And in them is fulfilled the prophecy of Esaias, which saith, By hearing ye shall hear, and shall not understand; and seeing ye shall see, and shall not perceive." Matt.13:13-14

Spiritual Perception
This is a mystery reserved for true believers, in whom dwells the Holy Spirit of God, the Spirit of Christ. Spiritual perception is not thought or intelligence or related to the physical, human mind or flesh. It is available to all Christians, but all Christians do not have it. To spiritually perceive is to see through a matter with Spiritual vision. "Jesus perceived in His Spirit" what the Pharisees were plotting. Mk.2:8. 
"Peter said, of a truth I perceive that God is no respecter of persons." Acts 10:34.
Paul said, "I perceive that this voyage will be with hurt and much damage." Acts 27:10. Paul "perceived" what the Captain and crew could not comprehend by their nautical expertise and years of experience. He was right because of his spiritual perception, sensitivity to the Spirit of God.