if(MSFPhover) { MSFPnav5n=MSFPpreload("../third-day/_derived/summary3.htm_cmp_nature-geo010_vbtn.gif"); MSFPnav5h=MSFPpreload("../third-day/_derived/summary3.htm_cmp_nature-geo010_vbtn_a.gif"); } Indeed, the narrator did not use the concluding statement for each day of creation “it was good” for the second day. And when one begins to act from love as well as from faith, he becomes a spiritual man, who is called an image of God, and is given dominion over all things. Sample activity from Creation: reflection of God, Level C, ages 11-14.Sunday School Lesson | Ages 11 - 14, Creation Sequencing CardsChildren can color and cut out these cards, then practice putting them in order from day 1-7.Activity | Ages 4 - 10, Creation Story (circle book project)Sunday School Lesson | Ages 9 - 12, Creation | The First Day - Level AComplete lesson with activity choices: light and darkness game and song, separate light and darkness collage, scripted story discussion, coloring page, and a memory verse. internal man, and the memory-knowledges that belong to the external man. Get up, call on your god. 7 "Practicing Peace" Day Two: That divine love is... saidAs with many common verbs, the meaning of “to say” in the Bible is highly dependent on context. knowledge that I have. There is a peculiarity in the Creation story. 27 The men were amazed, and said, “What kind of a man is this, that even the winds and the sea obey Him?”, "It's hard to understand, why not make it simpler? But on the third day, the Creator completed the work in forming the oceans and seas and then He said about the second day, “it was good”, And Elohim said, “Let the waters under the heavens be gathered together into one place, and let the dry land appear.” And it came to be so. This is the second day: 25 And they came to Him and woke Him, saying, “Save us, Lord; we are perishing!” 26 He said to them, “Why are you afraid, you men of little faith?” Then He got up and rebuked the winds and the sea, and it became perfectly calm. These are symbols of the affections. Genesis 1:6-8. But has it? All truth and good are from the Lord who alone is truth and goodness, and only when we come to acknowledge this can we have true love from him, true faith in Him, and true knowledge of spiritual things. The Creation story begins with the creation of the first day, in which Elohim formed the light, and about which it was in Gen 1:4 that the day was good. function MSFPpreload(img) They are the thoughts that look at life from the heights of spiritual perception, ideas about the Lord, heaven, and spiritual things. Therefore, in Gen 1:6-8 we do not see “it was good” concerning the second day, because the work of creation was not finished. Everyone who hears these words of Mine and does not act on them, will be like a foolish man who built his house on the sand. Thus all things natural and spiritual come to be a delight to him and serviceable to him. What did God do on the seventh day of creation. The creation of living animals on the earth and of man in the image and likeness of God marks the completion of the six days of creation—the six stages in regeneration. But, about the second day, in which Elohim formed the expanse in the heaven to separate the waters above from the waters below it, we do not find the concluding formula: “it was good”. It is the office of the understanding to hear the Word and of the will to do it. Includes suggestions for extending the experience such as going for a nature walk.Religion Lesson | Ages 3 - 15, God Said What? It was said, "Let the earth bring forth" the grass, herb, and fruit trees. Thus, the Creation week was completed and because of its completeness, He called it, Lear more about the Creator’s reckoning of time in the article “, Thus, all days of creation were declared good and, Some misconceptions on the Infallible Name, How Old Was David When He Killed Goliath?-2, Chesed: Mercy and lovingkindness vs shame. And the seventh day, when the Creator completed His work of creation, He blessed and set it apart as a special day of the Creation and He rested on that day. That’s something that salt naturally does. And the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and slammed against that house; and yet it did not fall, for it had been founded on the rock. Again we should note a change of language. Spiritually there are whales trying to swallow prophets today, evil principles that try to use Divine truths to attain their ends. After all, if the Bible is God’s Word and it reveals Truth, then the closer we get to the Truth in our presuppositions, the faster we will discover the Truth in the details. Scripture taken from the NEW AMERICAN STANDARD BIBLE®, © Copyright 1960, 1962, 1963, 1968, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1975, 1977, 1995 by The Lockman Foundation. Curiously, the description of the new heaven and new earth in Revelation 21 says that there will be no sea. Without salt and with too much of it, we dehydrate and die –with the right amount, we live. We do need to be able to get along in this world; that's This idea is expounded in Job 26, that the Creator has appointed a fixed limit to the waters with the conception that the earth is surrounded by the ocean, and the boundary line of light and darkness on the other side of which the region of darkness begins. The sky forms a barrier between water upon the surface and the moisture in the air. if(MSFPhover) { MSFPnav9n=MSFPpreload("../seventh-day/_derived/summary7.htm_cmp_nature-geo010_vbtn.gif"); MSFPnav9h=MSFPpreload("../seventh-day/_derived/summary7.htm_cmp_nature-geo010_vbtn_a.gif"); } While Genesis describes the creation of natural light, John describes a second creation into spiritual light.Sunday School Lesson | Ages 11 - 17, Two Great LightsColoring Page | Ages 7 - 14, Using the Lord’s CreationWorship Talk | Ages over 18, Where Did Everything Come From?Grandpa explains to Annika and Peter where everything came from.Story | Ages 4 - 6, Why Are We Here?Lesson and activities to explore why we were created - what God intends for us.Religion Lesson | Ages over 15, By Rev. And Elohim saw that it was good. As we explained in the book The Reckoning of Time, the Creator’s clock is based on the six days of creation, with each day corresponding to 1,000 years. The fishes, living in water, represent our affections for natural truths. if(MSFPhover) { MSFPnav15n=MSFPpreload("_derived/King2.htm_cmp_nature-geo010_vbtn.gif"); MSFPnav15h=MSFPpreload("_derived/King2.htm_cmp_nature-geo010_vbtn_a.gif"); } The Second Day of Creation Lesson outline provides teaching ideas with questions for discussion, projects, and activities. But when he is enlightened by genuine love and faith, his knowledges become the basis for the development of spiritual life and God can create in him the living creatures that have life. The Bible says that on this day He made an ‘expanse’ around the earth, and that this ‘separated the water under the expanse from the water above it’. "And there was evening, and there was morning, the second The great whales, the largest of living creatures, are affections for the great general principles that control the mind. Light and dark were separated from one another and given names: "day" and "night." This statement refers to the work in forming the waters that commenced on the second day and completed on the third day. Let us fly over time and space and read from the Book of Job. if(MSFPhover) { MSFPnav16n=MSFPpreload("_derived/Pitcairn2.htm_cmp_nature-geo010_vbtn.gif"); MSFPnav16h=MSFPpreload("_derived/Pitcairn2.htm_cmp_nature-geo010_vbtn_a.gif"); } distinguishing the waters above the expanse--the spiritual truths--from the This creative work occurs in one day. God sends down eternal life –and those of us who receive it, go up to Him when His purpose for us here is finished. And the eveningevening and the morningmorning were the second dayday. // -->