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Sunday, October 19 2014
Job 9: The Spirit Of The Mountains
"He is wise in heart, and mighty in strength ... Which shaketh the Earth out of her place, and the pillars thereof tremble"
The Holy Spirit of God is the Power by which all things were created. The Holy Spirit produced the physical Creation by means of converting pure energy into physical matter. Albert Einstein's famous E=mc2 mass-energy statement describes how energy and matter are actually forms of the same thing - just like, for example, the value of money can exist as an abstract, but very real, number in a bank account, or as a physical house or an area of land.
"1:12 Giving thanks unto the Father, which hath made us meet to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light: 1:13 Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son: 1:14 In whom we have redemption through his blood, even the forgiveness of sins: 1:15 Who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature: 1:16 For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him." (Colossians 1:12-16 KJV)
The Holy Spirit not only created human and animal life - and makes possible the resurrections (see Quickened By The Spirit). The Holy Spirit also provided the energy for all physical processes - from the nuclear reactions that make the stars (and the Sun, which is a star) shine, to the original geologic forces within the Earth that created mountains by means of uplifting of the Earth's crust - and keeps them going to this very day. Without the Holy Spirit ("if He gather unto Himself His Spirit"), everything would stop (see also How Did The Flood Happen?).
"2:4 These are the generations of the heavens and of the earth when they were created, in the day that the LORD God made the earth and the heavens, 2:5 And every plant of the field before it was in the earth, and every herb of the field before it grew: for the LORD God had not caused it to rain upon the earth, and there was not a man to till the ground.
Job had a clear awareness of how the Holy Spirit created and empowers everything in His Creation (see also By Him Were All Things Created).
"9:1 Then Job answered and said,
This Day In History, October 19
526 BC: Ahmose II, general, king of Egypt, member of the 26th dynasty, died. He seized the throne during a revolt against King Apries.
202 BC: The Battle of Zama during the Second Punic War; Roman legions (see also Legions Of Men And Angels) under the command of Scipio Africanus defeated Hannibal Barca, leader Carthaginian army.
439: The Vandals, led by King Gaiseric, took Carthage in north Africa.
1216: King John of England died at age 50. After being interdicted by Pope Innocent III, he surrendered England to the pope so that the national excommunication would be repealed. Innocent then gave England back to John in 1213 as a fief of the Roman Catholic Church. King John became the subject of one of William Shakespeare's plays. He was succeeded by his 9 year old son Henry.
1466: The Peace of Torun ended the war between the Teutonic Knights and their own disaffected subjects in Prussia (not to be confused with Russia; Prussia is in Germany).
1469: Ferdinand II of Aragon married Isabella I of Castile. The Spanish monarchs are best-known to history as the sponsors of Christopher Columbus (see also Thanksgiving In History and Prophecy).
1739: England declared war on Spain over a borderline dispute in Florida. The war became known as the War of Jenkin's Ear because Spanish coast guards cut off the ear of British seaman Robert Jenkins.
1812: Napoleon began his retreat from Moscow.
1818: In the years following the War of 1812-12 (declared by U.S. President James Madison with the stated purpose to annex Canada), a treaty was signed by Canada and the U.S. to set the international border, west of the Great Lakes, at "the 49th parallel" (i.e. the latitude of 49 degrees north). That treaty, along with the already-established-by-war border east of the Great Lakes created the present-day boundary that has not been militarily-violated by either nation in nearly 200 years.
1827: During the Greek War of Independence, the Turkish and Egyptian fleets were destroyed by the British, French and Russians at the Battle of Navarino.
1935: The League of Nations imposed sanctions against Italy following its invasion of Ethiopia.
1949: The communist People's Republic of China was formally proclaimed.
1950: The North Korean capital of Pyongyang was captured by U.N. troops.
1954: Britain and Egypt agreed to transfer control of the Suez Canal after more than 70 years of British control (see A History Of Jerusalem: The British Mandate).
1970: British Petroleum made the first major oil find in the British sector of the North Sea.
1973: U.S. President Richard Nixon rejected an Appeals Court demand to turn over the Watergate criminal investigation tapes.
1993: South African President F.W. de Klerk and Nelson Mandela were awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.
2005: Amidst the over 200,000 Iraqi civilians killed and a million wounded (some independent estimates state that the civilian carnage was much higher) by the non-existent "weapons of mass destruction" invasion ordered by George W. Bush, Saddam Hussein went on trial in the destroyed city of Baghdad for "crimes against humanity." Saddam Hussein was found guilty and hung for his war crimes.
2005: Hurricane Wilma becomes the most intense Atlantic hurricane on record.