~~ Genesis One, Day Three ~~
On Day One we see the full life of Jesus Christ. I have already explained Day One in a message, and Days Two and Four in another message. In order to understand Day Three, you will need to study those first two messages, first. But for a bit of background so as to get the full meaning of Day Three, I will give a brief review.
We found that the earth is speaking about the humanity or body of Jesus Christ. It is called void and without form, in Isa 53. The absence of being glorified, as was Adam, to begin with, and his humiliation at the crucifixion, is how his ‘earth’ was without form and void. It is NOT speaking about God making a natural planet, without any form and void. He did no such thing!
Jesus is the beginning and the ending. So this ‘beginning’ is speaking about Jesus. Inside Jesus was both heaven, (spirit-life) and earth, (natural life). It also refers to Grace, as heaven, and law, as earth. Everything in Scripture is based upon these two covenants of God, Law and Grace. Law is bondage, or death, darkness, night. Grace is light, life, glory, heaven. You will need to learn these things to ever understand the truth about Genesis one and two, or any of the Word of God.
Jesus was a natural, earthly man. But on the inside, this man had the power of the eternal God. It was not part of the person, but something which God had given to him. Jesus was an earthly man, who became very tired and weary. But by faith, this man could work the mighty works of God. And he did. You must remember this, in order to get the truth of Days Two and Three.
Inside Jesus was both heaven and earth., spiritual and fleshly, law and grace, day and night, life and death, light and darkness. Darkness, or law, was upon the ‘deep’, or the mysteries of God, which were made known to Jesus. He had to separate this or divide the day from the night. He had to separate, or divide, the two messages, Law and Grace.
But these two could not endure together forever. They had to be SEPARATED or DIVIDED. When God brought Jesus forth from the grave, He divided that darkness from the Light, inside Jesus. Now Jesus is completely free of humanity, death, and earthly life. He is now a New Creation, the first born from the dead, the very first Man to be made into the likeness and glory of the eternal God. This completed Day One, or the first day.
The firmament in the midst of the waters is the people of God, who have the Holy Ghost power of God in their lives. Dan 12:3 And they that be wise shall shine as the brightness of the firmament; and they that turn many to righteousness as the stars for ever and ever.
Eze 1:25 And there was a voice from the firmament that was over their heads, when they stood, and had let down their wings.
Ps 19:1 To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David. The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament showeth his handiwork. Ps 19:2 Day unto day uttereth speech, and night unto night showeth knowledge. Ps 19:3 There is no speech nor language, where their voice is not heard. Ps 19:4 Their line is gone out through all the earth, and their words to the end of the world. In them hath he set a tabernacle for the sun, Ps 19:5 Which is as a bridegroom coming out of his chamber, and rejoiceth as a strong man to run a race.
Those and other verses, show us clearly that this firmament has to be the people of God, who showed the bridegroom to the people and they are this strong man, running the race, to take the gospel to the world. It is their voice uttering this glory of God. It is that early Apostolic Church. They are this firmament which God brought forth on the second day. Second has a meaning of doubling a thing or showing it twice. We know that Jesus told his disciples, the works that I do shall you do and more, because I go to my Father. They turned the world upside-down; their voice went into all the world. This is that firmament, at work.
Re 1:15 And his feet like unto fine brass, as if they burned in a furnace; and his voice as the sound of many waters (See, many waters, or people, are HIS VOICE. We are speaking his voice or words.)
Re 14:2 And I heard a voice from heaven, (See, this is that heaven in Day one and two. We are the Heaven. This voice came from that heaven. It is the voice of these waters.) as the voice of many waters, and as the voice of a great thunder: and I heard the voice of harpers harping with their harps: Re 14:3 And they sung as it were a new song before the throne, and before the four beasts, and the elders: and no man could learn that song but the hundred and forty and four thousand, which were redeemed from the earth. (These were redeemed from law or the natural mind. They now are spiritual, heavenly.)
Re 19:6 And I heard as it were the voice of a great multitude, and as the voice of many waters, and as the voice of mighty thunderings, saying, Alleluia: for the Lord God omnipotent reigneth. Re 19:7 Let us be glad and rejoice, and give honour to him: for the marriage of the Lamb is come, and his wife hath made herself ready. Re 19:8 And to her was granted that she should be arrayed in fine linen, clean and white: for the fine linen is the righteousness of saints.
Now that is more than enough Scripture to prove that these Waters are God’s people, as they bring the Voice, or preach the gospel to the world. See that these great people are the ones who are called to the marriage of the Lamb and is clothed with the fine linen of righteousness of saints.
They are this firmament speaking out with this VOICE of the Lord. Only if you can hear the message which this group of Waters bring, will you have eternal life. (See how Scripture clearly reveals these Scriptures in Gen. One?) There is no Scripture proving the carnal interpretation which the earth church has always spoken.
So then, that early, power-filled Church is this firmament, which did again the works of Jesus on this earth. Their job was to divide the WATERS from the waters. They were here, in the midst of these waters. So, what is the waters?
Re 17:1 And there came one of the seven angels which had the seven vials, and talked with me, saying unto me, Come hither; I will show unto thee the judgment of the great whore that sitteth upon many waters Re 17:15 And he saith unto me, The waters which thou sawest, where the whore sitteth, are peoples, and multitudes, and nations, and tongues.
So this shows us that the waters are all the peoples of the world. So the work of the firmament, or that early powerful Church, was to divide these peoples. The HEAVENS is this group of ‘heavenly’ people, or the firmament, or the Holy Ghost filled disciples. Their message divided the law people from the Grace people. It is still dividing the law people from the Grace people. We are still dividing these waters.
Everyone has to be under one or the other. Everyone has to be in either light or darkness, day or night, law or grace, life of death, serving one master or the other. The Apostolic message divides these waters from the waters. The waters above are the ones who come into Grace. The waters below the firmament is the ones who cling to law, represented by the Moon. The moon is under their feet. Remember this.
So now, for Day Three: 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.
‘Under the heaven’ shows being under their feet. Look it up in Strong’s and you will see this meaning. In Rev. 12, the Woman, who was clothed with the Sun, being Jesus and his Bride, had the Moon, (law) under her feet. She was ruling over the waters under the firmament. So the message of the firmament, or the true Apostolic Church, which is doing again the works of Jesus, or a repeat of Day One, brought waters under the firmament, or those who hold to law, unto one place. This means they are all together in their place in God, which is the bondage of law. All who reject the Apostolic Message of Grace, are gathered into this place of bondage. They are under the feet of that powerful Church of God. When they are gathered together, holding to law, after Grace was offered to them, then the ‘dry land’ appears. It shows they are without the true salvation or the water of life. They refused to be water baptized in the name of Jesus Christ, for the remission of their sins, holding to the works of the law instead. Therefore, they are ‘dry earth’, or purely earthly, carnal bond children. Thus, they are the symbol, EARTH. They are the EARTH group of people.
This is why in Jesus was earth, because he was made under the law. So he was actually part of this dry land group, before his resurrection. He was also part of the Heaven, as he also had Grace and taught Grace to the world. Thus inside Jesus or the beginning, was both heaven and earth.
The gathering together of all these peoples is, as told in Rev. 17, the waters. They are the EARTH group. They are the ‘dry land’ group. They do not dwell in heavenly places, for they reject the Baptism of the Holy Ghost. The Apostolic Message is still dividing these peoples or waters, which are above the firmament from the waters which are below them.
Gen 1:11 And God said, Let the earth bring forth grass, the herb yielding seed, and the fruit tree yielding fruit after his kind, whose seed is in itself, upon the earth: and it was so. Gen 1:12 And the earth brought forth grass, and herb yielding seed after his kind, and the tree yielding fruit, whose seed was in itself, after his kind: and God saw that it was good.
In verses 11 and 12, God is giving Jesus instructions. Remember, the man, or human flesh, is the earth. So God is telling the man, human beings, to bring forth grass. What is grass?
1Peter 1:24 For all flesh is as grass, and all the glory of man as the flower of grass. The grass withereth, and the flower thereof falleth away: Isa 51:12 I, even I, am he that comforteth you: who art thou, that thou shouldest be afraid of a man that shall die, and of the son of man which shall be made as grass
Isa 40:5 And the glory of the LORD shall be revealed, and all flesh shall see it together: for the mouth of the LORD hath spoken it. Isa 40:6 The voice said, Cry. And he said, What shall I cry? All flesh is grass, and all the goodliness thereof is as the flower of the field: Isa 40:7 The grass withereth, the flower fadeth: because the spirit of the LORD bloweth upon it: surely the people is grass.
So there is full proof that this ‘grass’ is speaking about people. Jesus was made as grass, or flesh. The people are grass. So the ‘earth’ or natural people, brought forth these people. Then God told Jesus to bring forth the herb yielding seed. This is also people who have the seed of life in them. This is speaking about the Word as the Seed. These people of Jesus brought forth, or yielded seed. Jesus gave them that seed or the Word of God. They accepted it and brought forth more seed, for the seed was inside them. And He was told to bring forth the fruit tree, yielding fruit after his kind. Their seed is in themselves, upon the earth. Jesus said, I am the vine, ye are the branches. Every branch in me, which bears fruit, he purges it that it brings forth more fruit. Every branch in me that does not bear fruit, he cuts it off and casts it into the fire and it is destroyed. So we are likened to trees. We must bear fruit after HIS kind. We must be like Jesus or bring forth the same kind of works which He did. This is why Jesus told his disciples, the works that I do, shall you do and more, because I go to my Father. He said these same signs shall follow those who truly believe, that He himself did. We must bear fruit of HIS KIND. That seed must be in ourselves. Jesus put that seed there, with his message, or preaching of the Word of God. This was accomplished on Day Three.. Gen 1:13 And the evening and the morning were the third day.
The ‘evening’ comes first, because that is not first, which is spiritual, but that which is natural. Our earthly, or natural life comes first. We are natural, carnal, first, or in the evening of our lives. But then, the Spirit comes to us, and we now bear the light, or fruit. So this is the morning. Also, it shows the resurrection as the morning. We first go through this ‘evening’ of life, or our earthly journey here. Then we have the morning, or the resurrection into New life. Jesus also went through this ‘evening’ first, then the Morning. That is not first which is Spiritual, but that which is natural, afterward that which is spiritual. Adam was first formed, then Eve. He is law, she is grace. He brought forth death. She is a restorer of life.
On Day Four, we see more lights being added to the firmament. This is why Jesus told us, ye are the light of the world. As long as I am in the world, I am the light of the world, But then after he went to Heaven, his disciples are the lights in this firmament to give light upon the earth. In these lights, is the fulfillment of Joel Two. They are filled with the Holy Ghost and the signs follow them. We divide the day from the night, again, as Jesus die when He was here. We again, preach the same message, or spiritual flesh, that Jesus ate or preached. This again divides the day, or grace, from the night, or law.
Grace is that greater light, ruling over the Day. We are children of the Day and not of the night. Paul said, ye are of the Day so that that day does not overtake you as a thief. We are not as thieves. The law people are. They try to get eternal life, by climbing up some other way than what Jesus said. They refuse the Apostolic message and cling to law. So they are the thieves, trying to climb up some other way. They are of the night.
They are ruled by the lesser light, the law. This rules the night or darkness. So if you cling to law, you are of the lesser light, the Moon. It is under the feet of the Woman clothed with the Sun. This is the bride of Christ, with Jesus as her head. It is the kingdom of Christ. It is the tree of life. Those of the night, or law, are of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, law, or darkness.
God made stars, ministers, and set them in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth. These ministers teach the Grace message and give out the light to the night people. These lights rule over the day and over the night, and they divide the light from the darkness. We who are of these ministers, or stars, separate the Grace message from the Law message. Both messages are in the Word of God. Only these true ministers, whom God set in this firmament, can divide these messages and show you which part or the Word is grace and which part is law. If you refuse and reject this message, of the firmament light, then you will walk in darkness and end up destroyed in hell fire. Gen 1:19 And the evening and the morning were the fourth day. Next time I will teach on Day Five and Six. Perhaps I may place Day Seven in with this one also. I am not sure right now. But I hope this message will greatly bless anyone who reads it. May your eyes be opened to this great LIGHT or TRUTH.
By: Jo Smith ~~ Oct. 25, 2008