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Another view of the world

Genesis 1:2-3

        “The earth was without form and void, and darkness was on the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters. Then God said, “let there be light, and there was light.”

    Of course this is the story of the formation of the earth into a humanly inhabitable planet. However, the Spirit of God showed me that it can also be applied metaphorically to the Lord’s interaction with each individual human as well as mankind as a whole. 

To understand we have to unpack words and root words.

The earth {also means soil, and field- aka hearts of men}. 

Was without form {vain, chaotic} 

Void {empty, wasteland};

Darkness {misery, destruction, death, ignorance, sorrow, wickedness} 

On the face {countenance, person, from a root that means prepared, to turn away, to look back, put out of the way} 

Of the deep {commotion, from a root that means to put into motion, disturb, noise, murmur, roar, to be moved, to make a noise}

And the Spirit of God {Ruach Elohim} 

Was hovering over {brooding, affected} 

The face {countenance, person, from a root that means prepared, to turn away, to look back, put out of the way} 

The waters {water, from a root that means danger, violence, washing}- According to www.usgs.gov<science<water

Up to 60% of total human physical composition is water. Incidentally, 73% of the brain and heart and 83% of the lungs are water!

Taking into account all of these definitions, we can apply the metaphoric value in the verse where it relates to the hearts of men thusly;

    “The hearts of men were vain, chaotic, empty wastelands. Misery, destruction ignorance, sorrow and wickedness was on the countenance of man that prepared him by noise and murmurings to turn away from God. But the Ruach Elohim was affected by this, just waiting for the word that had been prepared by God to turn mankind back away from danger and violence. Then God said, “Let there be light, and there was light.” And in God was life, and the life was the light of mankind {John 1:4}.

This is amazing and helps me to understand first about how the Lord feels about the hearts of every human and second what is meant by 2 Chronicles 7:14. 2 Chronicles 7:14 states that if God’s people will humble themselves and pray and seek His face… which I now understand to mean that if they humble themselves, pray and seek the way that is prepared for them by the Lord and put out of the way their own natural vain and chaotic hearts then He will hear, forgive, and heal their land. One definition of “Their land” here is “soil” and, if we are speaking metaphorically as Jesus did, then we can replace “land/ soil” with the hearts of men {As defined by Jesus in Mark 4}. Then, it is evident that 2 Chronicles 7:14 can be applied globally, nationally, locally, and individually in terms of both actual terra firma and metaphorically in the lives of those who are called by His name!!

In conclusion, taking a metaphoric stance with Genesis 1:2-3 allows us to see what the Lord sees when He looks at an unregenerate heart in a man in a unique way. It further assists us in understanding that if we humble ourselves and accept what the Spirit of the Lord wishes to do, then our hearts are healed and turned soft, reactive to the Word of God.

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