“And the earth was without form and void, and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters,”Genesis 1:2.
I watched a movie this morning at a high school science class and was inspired to consider what an awesome design the Almighty composed in creation. At the moment of creation, the incredible force of energy exploded, and everything inherent in that force brought forth what see now.
We are told that everything we see is made up of matter. In the beginning there was pure energy and this was transferred into particles of matter, in just minute fractions of one second.
We refer to this moment as the Big Bang, and yet, before this great, cosmic event, there was nothing that had taken place. Because of this spontaneous, magnificent event, everything else that followed began to form the universe and everything in it.
At that first inception, we understand that gravity was the first element, or force to be created. At this first occurrence, the universe as we know it was formed, and it was in essence, one millionth of a billionth of the size of a centimeter. In one second after this, the universe becomes the size of our earth.
We can evaluate time in terms of seconds, minutes, and hours, but there is a measurement called ‘plank time’ which can measure these minute fractions of time, and it is determined that one plank time equals 5.39 × 10–44 seconds.
As each fraction of a second kept happening, the universe evolved, and enlarged in size, expanding to form into what we now see. There were no atoms at first, but only sub atomic particles. Energy and matter were being transferred back and forth in a great, intense, hot soup. If one could have examined this scene that took place, they now would be seeing a milky soup that eventually became more transparent, as atoms received their electrons, forming, and expanding outwardly.
At first this universe as we know it now, was compressed into such a small, microscopic size and force, that its heat was a trillion times hotter than our sun. And as the process continued, this great, intense heat finally began to cool down. One can draw a parallel with people who are rushing to and fro at a train station.
Just like this activity of people moving and crisscrossing in a station, these particles in space were moving around very rapidly. Finally, then these people begin to slow down to reach their destination. The particles also slowed down, and finally cooled in their process.
One can’t imagine something like this happening unless they realize that there is an intelligent design behind it. The great hand of God caused this event, the big bang, to occur. And astoundingly, just at that moment when this incredible event took place, everything began to fall into place.
“He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation. For by Him all things were created, both in the heavens and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities — all things have been created through Him and for Him. He is before all things, and in Him all things hold together,”Colossians 1:15-17.
And here we see that “in him all things hold together.” How else would a tiny atom be held together in such a miraculous way with protons and neutrons seated at the center, with microscopic electrons revolving around its center? It is an awesome design, and yet even at this miniscule level, the universe itself is made up of these same building blocks, as actually, this is where it all originated from.
We know that eventually there will be new heavens and a new earth, and that this present piece of dirt and sea that we live on, will be done away with. And yet, physicists and theorists continue to wonder how this great universe of ours will ever end.
Some consider that it is ever-expanding, and that in time, it could expand to fade into nothing, becoming a frozen nothingness in the end. Still others, think that it could fall back upon itself like a balloon. Either way, I believe that new heavens and new earth will come, and the old will be done away with.
To examine or ponder the end of the universe, and what if anything lies beyond it, can only become an exercise in philosophical frustration.
Time as we know it, was created, and God exists beyond time, and was always here before anything.
Time is actually a created entity. The first verse of the Bible reads: “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth,” (Genesis 1:1, emphasis added).
“For behold, I create new heavens and a new earth; and the former things will not be remembered or come to mind. But be glad and rejoice forever in what I create; for behold, I create Jerusalem for rejoicing, And her people for gladness,” Isaiah 65:17-18.
[A New Heaven and Earth] “But the day of the LORD will come like a thief, in which the heavens will pass away with a roar and the elements will be destroyed with intense heat, and the earth and its works will be burned up,”2 Peter 3:10.
~ Stephen Hanson
Stephen Hanson ofIn His Truth Ministriescame to the LORD is a special way in 1975 and has prophesied regularly since. In these end-time birthing pangs we are reminded that judgment must first begin with the household of God. Will we be prepared and ready?