07-11-21 This message may be viewed live streaming video at and today Sunday at 11:00 am, and repeated 24/7 thereafter. The video, audio, and study notes are archived.


(Eph 1:4) According as he [God] hath chosen [Gk: selected] us [i.e., you and me] in him [into the body of Jesus Christ] before [Gk: prior to] the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame [Gk: unblemished: faultless] [i.e., innocent] before [Gk: directly in front of: in the sight of] him in love



(Gen 1:1-5) In the beginning God [“God is a Spirit.” John 4:24; “God is love.” 1 John 4:8,16] [1] created the [eternal] heaven [2] and then God created] the [temporary, transient] earth. And the earth was without form [3], and void [4]; and darkness [5] was upon the face [(anthropomorphism)] [6] of the deep [7]. And the [Holy] Spirit of God moved [movement is life] upon the face of the waters [a biblical symbol of humanity].  And God said, Let there be light [Heb: illumination; happiness]: and there was light [Heb: illumination; happiness] [the precious archetype of our being born-again] [8]. And God saw the light, that it was good: and God divided [Heb: separated] the light from the darkness [i.e., separated the saved from the unsaved]. And God called the light Day [Heb: to be hot (as the warm hours)], and the darkness he called Night [Heb: a twist (away of the light)] [i.e., understanding]. And the evening and the morning were the first day[9]

1.    Commentary: God loves all His angels, good or evil. Each angel was originally created Holy (innocent) as a part of His (composite) Holy Spirit, but a third of the angels sinned (Rev 12:4), became criminals in the (composite) spirit of Satan and consequently lost their Holiness, and God “drove [them] out” (Gen 3:24) of the Holy Spirit/Heaven/the Garden of Eden. 

a.     (John 3:16) For God so loved the world [Gk: kosmos; “cosmos” (universe)], that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life[i.e., those that shall perish are unwilling to understand]

2.    Commentary: “the heaven” = the eternal heaven is a spiritual abode inclusive of eternal angels who are “spirits” (Psa 104:4; Heb:1:7), and who are altogether the complete composition of the Holy Spirit of God.

3.    without form” = Heb: a waste, a desolation; fig. a worthless thing: confusion, wilderness.

4.    void” = Heb: an undistinguishable ruin.

5.    darkness” = Heb: fig. misery, destruction, death, ignorance, sorrow, wickedness.

6.    Dictionary: anthropomorphism = the attributing of human shape or characteristics to a god, animal, or inanimate thing.

7.    the deep” = Heb: an abyss (as a surging mass of water). [water, the sea, is a biblical symbol of humanity, also a biblical symbol of the Holy Spirit]

8.    (Prov 4:7)  Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom: and with all thy getting get understanding.

9.    Commentary: Question: Why did our eternal God create the perfect eternal “world,” i.e.,  Heaven wherein dwelt Lucifer (Heb: morning star), a good angel, and then (afterwards) “create evil” (Isa 45 :7) in Heaven, typified by the serpent in the Garden of Eden, and then create an imperfect temporary world,” i.e., earth, wherein God imprisoned Lucifer-Satan (good-evil) and his like-thinking fallen angels? Answer: The earth was created for a purpose!

a.     (Isa 45:7)  I form the light, and create darkness: I make peace, and create evil: I the LORD do all these things. 


(Heb 13:1,2) Let brotherly love continue. Be not forgetful to entertain strangers [Gk: hospitableness]: for thereby some [of the billions of people] have entertained [Gk: hosted] [good, innocent] angels unawares [i.e., “without knowing it.” NIV]