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Saturday, March 4 2017

The Holy Spirit In History and Prophecy: The Spirit Of All Life

"The Spirit of God hath made me, and the breath of the Almighty hath given me life ... If He gather unto Himself His Spirit and His Breath; All flesh shall perish together, and man shall turn again unto dust ... For that which befalleth the sons of men befalleth beasts; even one thing befalleth them: as the one dieth, so dieth the other; yea, they have all one breath"

The Creation was accomplished in 2 stages. First, the lifeless physical Creation. Earth and everywhere else in the physical cosmos began lifeless. Earth was chosen to be the planet where physical life would be created first. Otherwise, Earth would today exist, but be as lifeless as the innumerable other planets that are now known to orbit other stars. The dead surface of Mars is shown below.

Mars

Physical life began on Earth (see The Holy Spirit In History and Prophecy: The Creation Of Matter And Man). First, plants (see also Seed-Bearing Plants: For Food Or For Folly?). Then birds and water creatures, followed by land animals (see also What Makes Creatures Clean or Unclean?). Then man (see The Holy Spirit In History and Prophecy: The Creation Of Matter And Man).

"1:9 And God said, Let the waters under the heaven be gathered together unto one place, and let the dry land appear: and it was so. 1:10 And God called the dry land Earth; and the gathering together of the waters called he Seas: and God saw that it was good. 1:11 And God said, Let the earth bring forth grass, the herb yielding seed, and the fruit tree yielding fruit after his kind, whose seed is in itself, upon the earth: and it was so. 1:12 And the earth brought forth grass, and herb yielding seed after his kind, and the tree yielding fruit, whose seed was in itself, after his kind: and God saw that it was good. 1:13 And the evening and the morning were the third day." (Genesis 1:9-13 KJV)

"1:20 And God said, Let the waters bring forth abundantly the moving creature that hath life, and fowl that may fly above the earth in the open firmament of heaven. 1:21 And God created great whales, and every living creature that moveth, which the waters brought forth abundantly, after their kind, and every winged fowl after his kind: and God saw that it was good. 1:22 And God blessed them, saying, Be fruitful, and multiply, and fill the waters in the seas, and let fowl multiply in the earth. 1:23 And the evening and the morning were the fifth day." (Genesis 1:20=23 KJV)

"1:24 And God said, Let the earth bring forth the living creature after his kind, cattle, and creeping thing, and beast of the earth after his kind: and it was so. 1:25 And God made the beast of the earth after his kind, and cattle after their kind, and every thing that creepeth upon the earth after his kind: and God saw that it was good." (Genesis 1:24-25 KJV)

"1:26 And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth. 1:27 So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them." (Genesis 1:26-27 KJV)

Life

All living creatures were created by the Power of God - the Holy Spirit of God. It was the spiritual "breath" of physical life.

"33:4 The Spirit of God hath made me, and the breath of the Almighty hath given me life." (Job 33:4 KJV)

If the LORD were to withdraw the Holy Spirit, all physical life would die at once.

"34:14 If he set his heart upon man, if he gather unto himself his spirit and his breath; 34:15 All flesh shall perish together, and man shall turn again unto dust." (Job 34:14-15 KJV)

"3:19 For that which befalleth the sons of men befalleth beasts; even one thing befalleth them: as the one dieth, so dieth the other; yea, they have all one breath; so that a man hath no preeminence above a beast: for all is vanity. 3:20 All go unto one place; all are of the dust, and all turn to dust again. 3:21 Who knoweth the spirit of man that goeth upward, and the spirit of the beast that goeth downward to the earth?" (Ecclesiastes 3:19-21 KJV)

Fact Finder: (a) Humans were created from "dust." When humans die, they return to "dust." Then what? (b) How is the Name of Jesus Christ in the scientific word "biology"?
(a) See Life From The Dust - Past And Future
(b) See The Biology Of The Resurrection


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This Day In History, March 4

51: Nero (who later became Emperor Nero) was given the title Princeps Iuventutis (see Nero's Torches and A History Of Jerusalem: Pompey And The Caesars).

527: In Constantinople, a gravely ill Justin crowned his nephew Justinian as co-emperor.

1152: Frederick I Barbarossa was proclaimed King of the German tribes. Germany became "the Holy Roman Empire" (see The Holy Roman Empire Of The German Nation).

Europe in 560
1461: During England's Wars of the Roses, Lancastrian King Henry VI was deposed by his Yorkist cousin, who then became King Edward IV.

1493: Christopher Columbus returned (aboard the Nina) to Lisbon, Portugal from his voyage to "America" (actually only the islands of the Caribbean; see the map at Thanksgiving In History and Prophecy).

1507: Future Protestant "reformer" (although, like nearly all of the Christian-professing world, Luther's doctrines never actually changed; he merely rejected the Papacy's leadership) Martin Luther, at age 21, was ordained a priest in the Roman Catholic church.

1519: Hernan Cortes arrived in Mexico on a mission of conquest and plunder of the Aztec civilization.

1541: Ignatius of Loyola became the first superior-general of the Jesuits.

1581: England's Frances Drake and his crew completed the circumnavigation of the world.

Francis Drake

1628: The Massachusetts Bay Colony was granted a Royal charter for English pioneers to build a civilization in the wilderness later to be known as "New England."

1665: King Charles II of England declared war on the Netherlands, thereby beginning the Second Anglo-Dutch War.

1675: John Flamsteed was appointed the first Astronomer Royal of England.

1681: King Charles II granted a land charter to English developer William Penn to create a civilization out of the wilderness area that would later be named after Penn - Pennsylvania (after completing his assigned task, Penn returned home and is buried in England).

1687: James II ordered his Declaration of Indulgence read in church, allowing for full liberty of worship in England. It allowed peaceable meetings of nonconformists and forgave all penalties for ecclesiastical offenses.

1791: The British House of Commons introduced the Constitutional Act which defined Upper and Lower Canada - geographic terms based merely upon the flow of the Great Lakes and the St. Lawrence River to the Atlantic Ocean. "Upper" Canada was what is today southern Ontario and "Lower" Canada was what is today southern Quebec i.e. Upper Canada was upriver of Lower Canada.

Ontario

1812: The former French territory of Orleans became a U.S. state, with the name Louisiana (named after the French King Louis).

1905: An earthquake in Kangra India, killed 375,000 people.

1918: During the First World War (1914-1918), the Battle of the Somme ended.

1936: The first flight of the airship Hindenburg was made in Germany.

Hindenburg

1947: The Dunkirk Treaty of alliance was concluded between Britain and France. Its aim was to meet the danger of any new German aggression, while at the same time serving as a Western European grouping of nations to stand against further communist expansion. The formation of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) would follow.

1949: 12 nations - the U.S., Canada, Britain, France, Italy, Belgium, the Netherlands, Luxembourg, Denmark, Norway, Iceland and Portugal - founded the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO). West Germany, Greece, Turkey and Spain joined later.

1960: The French freighter La Coubre exploded in Havana, Cuba, killing 100 people.

1970: The French submarine Eurydice exploded underwater, the entire 57-man crew were lost.

1976: The Northern Ireland Constitutional Convention was formally dissolved. Direct rule of Northern Ireland by the British Parliament began.

1983 The first launch of the space shuttle Challenger. It was in service less than 3 years before exploding shortly after launch on January 28, 1986.

1986: The Soviet Vega 1 spacecraft began transmitting images of Halley's Comet, and the first images of its nucleus, back to Earth.

1991: Sheikh Saad Al-Abdallah Al-Salim Al-Sabah, the Prime Minister of Kuwait, returned to his country after Iraq's invasion.

2009: The International Criminal Court issued a warrant for the arrest of Sudan's President Omar Hassan al-Bashir on charges of war crimes and crimes against humanity.


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