The Miracle of Water

The Miracle of Water

 

In Genesis1:2, we read of GOD’s Spirit moving (or hovering) over the face of the water. On the beginning of the second day water covered the whole planet. GOD moved some of it to the space separated form the surface of the planet by what He called a firmament in Genesis 1:6-8. He then called the firmament “heaven” in the plural to apparently indicate there was more than one “heaven”.

It’s interesting to notice that the Hebrew word for waters is “MAYIM”. The first instance of the word “mayim” is in a compounded form with the word “SHAM”, meaning “there” or “in it”. It is thus found as the word “SHAMAYIM” and is translated as “heavens” in Genesis 1:1. It appears there is something about the expanse of “heavens” which inherently includes water.

Scientist are learning that there is water out in the emptiness of interstellar space. The Bible says in Psalm 148:4-6, Praise him, ye heavens of heavens, and ye waters that be above the heavens.
 Let them praise the name of the LORD: for he commanded, and they were created.
 He hath also stablished them forever and ever: he hath made a decree which shall not pass”.

Water is one of the most primary of the physical phenomena, yet it defies normal chemical theory. It is so unique it could not have originated by chance. With its many qualities for the support of life, it could only be the result of an incredibly complex design. The result of a strong chemical union of two gases (oxygen & hydrogen), water just happens to stay in liquid form at a narrow range of temperatures that are conducive for living creatures. When combined with carbon and certain other elements, water composes nearly all molecules of living creatures. Virtually a liquid mineral, it is a misfit to other compounds, expanding when it freezes, enabling it to float. Water is absolutely essential in liquid form for all the key systems of life. Even the oxygen you breathe requires water to dissolve it and carry it to every cell in your body. Without water, there is no life! Space probes have searched other planets for liquid water to see if life forms could be present. But Earth, the place where GOD specifically created all physical life forms, is the only planet where the miracle of liquid water is found, and in abundance! In John 6:63 GOD says, “It is the spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing: the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life.” GOD’s Spirit gives Life!  Remember the connection of the Bible’s reference to water in Genesis 1:2? It’s also the first place in the Bible where God’s Spirit is mentioned. As water is essential for physical life, so GOD’s Spirit is essential for our spiritual life.

 

Originally from here 

Posted on Shalom Adventure by: Brenda Miller

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