Genesis 101
Lesson Eleven


"Separate Water from Land”


Gen 1:9 And God said, Let the waters under the heaven be gathered together unto one place, and let the dry land appear: and it was so. 
Gen 1:10 And God called the dry land Earth; and the gathering together of the waters called he Seas: and God saw that it was good.


Now we enter into the third day of creation as we know it. God turns his attention to the Earth that He created and the water that is left upon it. Remember during day two God took some of the water that was on earth and placed it up into heaven, and thus created two different spaces of heaven. Now, He splits up the water that is still on earth and brings dry land forward. The dry land He calls "Earth", and the bodies of water He called "seas".


Notice how verse "9" starts out... "And God said". God spoke the words, and then notice what happens in the last part of verse "9".... "and it was so". God spoke, and it immediately happened. Over 1300 times in the Bible we read, "God said", and over 250 times we read in the Bible, "the Word of the Lord". God spoke many times, and many of these have been recorded in the Bible for us.

John 1:14 And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.


John chapter one tells us that Jesus is the very Word of God, that He is God, and that all things were made by Him. So, when we read in Genesis chapter one that "God said", we must remind ourselves that this is Jesus Himself speaking. And we must remind ourselves that when He speaks, creation listens and responds.


Psalm 33:6 By the word of the LORD were the heavens made; and all the host of them by the breath of his mouth.

But not only did He create all things, but...


Col 1:17 And he is before all things, and by him all things consist (stand together).


He also holds everything together by His Word as well.


Jesus Christ, our Creator, our Sustainer, our Lord, and our Saviour.

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