The Testimony of God
In the beginning YAHVEH, not the Big Bang, created the heavens and the earth. 2 And the earth was without form, and empty. (It was underwater and had no sky). Darkness was on the face of the deep, deep heavenly waters above and the Spirit of God was hovering over the heavenly waters above.
6 Then God said, “Let there be a firmament in the midst (or MIDDLE) of the waters, and let it divide the waters from the waters.” 7 Thus God made the firmament, and divided the waters (or the seas) under the firmament from the (heavenly) waters above the firmament and it was so (There are bodies of water above the firmament or sky, not space and not galaxies). 8 And God called the firmament Heaven. So the (end of the) evening and the morning were the second day.
14 Then God said, “Let there be lights IN THE FIRMAMENT OF THE HEAVENS TO DIVIDE THE DAY FROM THE NIGHE; AND LET THEM BE FOR SIGNS AND SEASONS, AND FOR DAYS AND FOR YEARS; 15 and to give light on the earth”; and so it was. 19 And the evening and the morning passed and they were the fourth day.
26 Then God, not Evolution, said, “Let Us make man in Our image (just like Us – The Father and The Son. And let them rule over the earth).
Gen. 2 And on the seventh day God had finished His work He had been doing and He rested on the seventh day from all His work, which He had done. 3 Then God blessed the seventh day and had set it apart for holy use, because on it He rested from all His work which God had done.
This 7-day creation period is a precept, typecast, foreshadow and pattern of how God works and is a prophecy of the future. The Apostle Peter reminds us that in the last days scoffers will come, mocking the truth and following their own desires. (2 Peter 3:4) They will say, “What happened to the promise that Jesus is coming back? From before the times of our ancestors, everything has remained the same.”
8 But you must not forget this, says Peter in verse 8: A day to God is like a thousand years, and a thousand years to God is like a day. Man has ruled the world for 6,000 years without God and there has been national conflicts and wars ever since. Even today ISIS threatens the peace of the world and the military budget is expected to increase.
Before King Jesus comes back there will be 7 years of tribulation outlined in Rev. 6 with the 4 horsemen of the Apocalypse (the antiChrist, wars, famine, and death). Then the Saints and elect will be martyred and their souls will cry out to King Jesus: Sovereign Lord, how long before You avenge our blood? And King Jesus will say, wait until the rest of your brothers and sisters are martyred like you have been. Then the elements will melt away and King Jesus will return to rule on flat Earth for 1,000 years which will be the 7th or the Sabbath Millennium.
9 The King Jesus isn’t really being slow about his promise to return, but He is being patient for the sake of the unsaved. He does not want anyone to be destroyed, but wants everyone to repent and be saved.
11 Since everything around us is going to be destroyed, what holy and godly lives we should live, 12 looking forward to the day of God and hurrying it along. On that day, heaven and earth will pass away. 13 But we are looking forward to the new heavens and new earth he has promised, a world filled with God’s righteousness.
14 And so, while you are waiting for these things to happen, make every effort to be found living peaceful lives that are pure and blameless in his sight.