Daily Devotions: by Christina Farris
The earth was created old. Is it the old saying which came first the chicken or the egg? In this case the earth was created old. When one reads Genesis one has to take in to consider God is speaking of planet earth in the first two to three sentence and that water covered the planet. Dry land itself was created. Dry land meaning the earth surface, which is a substance that can be walked upon. The earth when formed it was created for habitation. It was created for life. Yet something that is clear in scripture is earth is destroyed by fire and it a new heaven and earth comes to be. Yet the global earth is not destroyed. The concept planet earth and earth in the since of dry land must be understood. The word earth is used in several place and talked about as melting with a fervent heat of fire. It seems Bible believers are only looking for a time that destruction comes so that heaven and earth can become new again. Yet the concept of destruction and a promise that the believer will not be destroyed but raised up for such event seems monumental experience to hope for.
What can we do mean time to keep our planet protected from destruction from human error. One can fight pollution both environmentally and spiritually. Easiest way to fight pollution is to plant a tree, green shrub, plants, and flowers. It is not hard to take a pot and plant something. It is after all Godís natural filtering processes. If we use more natural fossil fuel with adding plant life back into our environment then the world has the ability to heal itself through natural means. More ways humans find natural ways to heal the earth the more our environment will heal. Yet spiritually humans cannot heal the world spiritually. Humans cannot create a salvation plan in regards to creating a way off the planet when Christ returns. One can only receive Godís redemption plan for man. As man continue to search for ways to build better space crafts to carry man out into space for preservation of life if man ever destroys itself completely. A better life is beyond the earth surface by manís creation. Does man hope to stand on the other side of Godís Son on the day of his turn to watch the reaping process of God from outerspace?
The earth was formed old and to be inhabited by man. After the flood Noah found vegetation growing by a dove sent out from the ark in search for dry land. A little Island called Mount Ararat existed which was really a huge mountaintop. Yet when earth was created at the time before Adam and Eve it never was any earth surface. How dirt is reproduced is seen with decaying process of plant and animal life. The changing of gas into solids and the changing of solids into liquid and gas can form dust of the earth. Yet the earth was created old. It was the chicken before the egg story. Destruction comes from the planet also life springs forth from the planet. Salvation came from the word of God and always has, from the time of creation. Our idea of salvation being in human form is God given. God gave away through belief in human form, knowing man would listen to man and evidence must come through man as well as the earth.
If man can accept Godís plan of salvation through belief and obedience to him, when Christ calls his church to come, they will enter the sky above, not by plane but the spiritual forces of God. The belief of destruction must be as real as the need for salvation in a believer or one will fall spiritual asleep. Yet one can live on thinking of being destroyed but having a new life through Christ Jesus by trusting in Godís word that salvation is for you and me. That eternity is for us to have and our spaceship is our human and spiritual body going upward toward God to physically meet Jesus on the Day of Judgment.
I like to say speaking about Earth day is all about life and fresh air but it is not scripturally, it is about preparing the human spirit for departure of the earth that will be destroyed with fervent heat. Yet our job has humans is to take care of our planet until God judgment comes. Let us take hold of taking caring of our spiritual needs first and then our planet. For healing of our planet comes with obeying Godís first command to man to subdue earth.
Dear Heavenly Father has each of person choose to believe first in your word and your salvation plan through belief in Christ Jesus, also renew the command to care for your world. In Jesus precious name, Amen.