Restoration & Reincarnation
It was the other day this thought came to me and had a strong urge in heart to share it and so would like to share here.
Genesis 1:1 & 2 says -In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters. (Genesis 1:1, 2 NIV)
The first verse starts saying in the beginning and nobody in the world knows what exactly the time frame is. Science suggests billions of years before or may be more. But it says in the beginning the God created heavens and earth. Now when we see the creation pattern of God he never creates anything without purpose. He always creates with certain plans. Therefore the earth God created was not without any form void and filled with darkness as we see in verse 2.
If we look at the book of Ezekiel 28 it says- ““Son of man, take up a lament concerning the king of Tyre and say to him: ‘This is what the Sovereign Lord says: “ ‘You were the seal of perfection, full of wisdom and perfect in beauty. You were in Eden, the garden of God; every precious stone adorned you: carnelian, chrysolite and emerald, topaz, onyx and jasper, lapis lazuli, turquoise and beryl. Your settings and mountings were made of gold; on the day you were created they were prepared. You were anointed as a guardian cherub, for so I ordained you. You were on the holy mount of God; you walked among the fiery stones. You were blameless in your ways from the day you were created till wickedness was found in you. Through your widespread trade you were filled with violence, and you sinned. So I drove you in disgrace from the mount of God, and I expelled you, guardian cherub, from among the fiery stones. Your heart became proud on account of your beauty, and you corrupted your wisdom because of your splendor. So I threw you to the earth; I made a spectacle of you before kings. By your many sins and dishonest trade you have desecrated your sanctuaries. So I made a fire come out from you, and it consumed you, and I reduced you to ashes on the ground in the sight of all who were watching. All the nations who knew you are appalled at you; you have come to a horrible end and will be no more.’ ” (Ezekiel 28:12-19 NIV)”
and Isaiah 14 says- “How you have fallen from heaven, morning star, son of the dawn! You have been cast down to the earth, you who once laid low the nations! You said in your heart, “I will ascend to the heavens; I will raise my throne above the stars of God; I will sit enthroned on the mount of assembly, on the utmost heights of Mount Zaphon. I will ascend above the tops of the clouds; I will make myself like the Most High.” But you are brought down to the realm of the dead, to the depths of the pit. (Isaiah 14:12-15 NIV).”
Now in Ezekiel we saw about an angel of God who was Lucifer as what it says in Isaiah. It was Lucifer who once was the angel of God who ruled this earth with his angels. Lucifer was made of diamonds as it says in Ezekiel and he was next or second after God. And he with his angels lived in this earth. The earth he lived was not barren but It had God’s garden the beautiful garden of Eden in it. But when Lucifer sinned in his heart thinking of setting throne above God’s throne God punished him and cut him down and kicked him out of earth and in order not to let him come back in earth God destroyed the earth and that’s how the earth became formless, void and filled with darkness as see in Genesis 1:2.
Now again nobody knows how long the earth laid in that way. The modern science suggest around 14.5 billion years before earth was a barren land without any form of life.
What it struck my mind was the last portion of verse 2 the spirit of God was hovering over the waters. What was the spirit of God doing above the waters for such a long time? A simple suggestion is from studying on water. The basic characteristics of water are water have no shape of its own. It simply assumes the shape of any container it’s poured into. If water is poured into a cup it assumes the shape of a cup if in a flask in its shape and so on. The case of spirit of God is also the same. The spirit of God can transform to any sort of form like water is assumes a square or cylindrical forms when poured in square or cylinder so does the spirit of God. It doesn’t matter if you have a soft heart or you have a hard heart rich or poor, sick or healthy whatever form you are the spirit of God is able to take the right form to each individual. The other feature of water is life depends on water likewise without God there is no life. Like when water comes into a dessert the plants can grow and change the dessert into a garden so does the spirit of God. when the spirit of God enter a persons life it transforms all the dead matters are transformed into life. The spirit of God can even use non living objects and bring it to life the typical examples are -the way how God appeared to Mosses in the desert of Horeb in a fiery bush, again transforming his stick to a snake and back to stick and also eating other magicians snakes.
In fact the whole creation we see in genesis 1 chapter is as a result of work of Holy Spirit or the spirit of God. God the father commanded and the commandment was put in action by the work of Holy Spirit.
That’s why it’s specifically said on day 6 God himself came down and God framed man in His own image so other than man everything was the action of Holy Spirit on commandment from God and man was a result of God the father, Jesus the son and Holy Spirit.
Well summarizing everything once beautifully created earth was destroyed because of satan’s sin the beautiful earth was laid barren for many billions of years but the spirit of God which was above the water when it came to God’s time worked and made that formless void earth to this beautiful earth as what we see today. I would like to bring forth an example from bible and conclude this thought
Coming to the next book in bible Exodus, in the first chapter we see Israelites were growing in a faster rate than the Egyptians and they feared Israelites might overcome them and they made them slaves. Coming to second chapter we see the birth of Mosses. The birth of Mosses was in a terrible time because the Pharaoh had ordered to throw all the new born Jewish boys in the river of Nile. In spite of this command his parents seeing him as very goodly child they hid him for three months but after three months it was hard to keep him and so they decided to obey the kings command and they made a boat and put the baby in it and put it on river Nile. His sister was watching him from the shore as he was sailing on the river and as we read down the baby reached the princess and she decided to adopt him as her own son and called him Mosses. Surely his family was very happy about this as they got there son back alive and he’s become a prince as well as the princess supported his family for taking care of him. Surely he’s the first ever one to have child benefits from a government!
Well as he grew up his parents would have definitely told him as one day when he became the king, help his brethren to set free and they would be all hoping on him and he would have thought the same but when one day when he was an adult prince and went to watch the work of Israelites he saw an Egyptian punishing an Israelite and he became angry and in one hit he killed the Egyptian and he buried him there and nobody other than the Israelites saw it. He thought he accomplished some favor in his people sight but things changed as the next day when he went to see the work two Israelites were fighting and Mosses asked aren’t they brethren and why fighting among themselves but they asked who set you as a judge to us? Are you going to kill us as how you did to the Egyptian yesterday? Now Mosses was in deep trouble as he thought what he did would stay as a secret but now he been betrayed by his own people and the Egyptians heard the same and they were coming to catch him and Mosses had no other way other than to run away from Egypt. When this took place he was 40 years old.
Oh what a tragedy happened to him! He tried to help his brethren but they betrayed him. Now instead of he saving the Israelites he is running for his own life. He who was a prince yesterday is now wandering in desert as a beggar. He hasn’t got any assets at all and he’s wandering in the dessert. Anyone who knew him would think what a stupid thing happened to him now he made lost of all hopes of freedom of his brethren and he’s running for his life. Mosses would have gone through such disappointment and shame. But still kept going. Now once the prince has become a shepherd taking care of a priests goats and wandering in dessert.
He would have definitely thought all his hopes are gone and now he will die as a shepherd in the dessert. But that’s where God works. When it was God’s time when Mosses was 80 years old the spirit of God appeared to Mosses as a fire on the bush and spoke to him now is the time God wants to use him to set the people of Israel free!
And we know the rest Mosses who is now 80 years old went back to Egypt and as how God spoke to him he obeyed and he was able to free the people of Israel. And even today there has been no great leader as Mosses in the history of the world.
See Mosses he was a prince but he got thrown away from his place but again when the spirit of God worked on him, he became the greatest leader ever lived. Similarly in our lives when things go completely wrong and out of hands don’t worry give us into God’s hand as how clay is given to potters hands. He will work on you and bring out as a beautiful vessel than you can ever imagine of. When things goes out of hands remember it’s not an end, God is shaping you to for a better outcome as a potter does to the clay. You might go through a lot of bitterness but the outcome in the end will always be sweet! May God Bless You!