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Monday, October 30 2017
The Face Of The Earth
"Thou sendest forth Thy Spirit, they are created: and thou renewest the face of the Earth"
The English-language word "face" originated from a Latin word, facio, that meant to make. The original meaning referred to facial expressions, or the revealing of countenance (see the Fact Finder question below), rather than just different appearances that distinguish individuals.
"Face" is used to translate the Hebrew word, pronounced paw-neem, which also means more than just superficial appearance. In living creatures, it refers to countenance. In referring to the Earth (see also What Does Earth Mean? and What Did Jesus Christ Prophesy About Earth?; also The Great Jerusalem Earthquake When The Messiah Returns), it means the surface features, not just the planet's outermost boundary as a whole.
The Earth began without land features - which couldn't be seen anyway because there was yet only darkness. "Let there be light" unveiled (see also Revelation, Revelations or Apocalypse?) the face of the Earth.
"1:1 In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.
Earth was "paradise" at first because the physical Creation was a manifestation of the pure and perfect Holy Spirit of God (see The Holy Spirit In History and Prophecy: The Creation Of Matter And Man). That is also how Paradise is going to return in due time (see The Feast Of Tabernacles: The Return Of Paradise Prophecy).
"104:30 Thou sendest forth thy spirit, they are created: and thou renewest the face of the earth." (Psalm 104:30 KJV)
Water was the element of Creation ("3:5 ... by the Word of God the heavens were of old, and the Earth standing out of the water and in the water" 2 Peter 3:5 KJV). It was facilitated when "He that calleth for the waters of the sea, and poureth them out upon the face of the Earth: The LORD is His Name" (see The LORD God Our Saviour).
"9:6 It is he that buildeth his stories in the heaven, and hath founded his troop in the earth; he that calleth for the waters of the sea, and poureth them out upon the face of the earth: The LORD is his name." (Amos 9:6 KJV)
It was by that same means that the Flood of the face of the Earth was made to happen (see also Biblical Eras: The Flood In The Time Of Noah).
"7:4 For yet seven days, and I will cause it to rain upon the earth forty days and forty nights; and every living substance that I have made will I destroy from off the face of the earth." (Genesis 7:4 KJV)
The LORD set in motion the geology of the Earth which produced the continents and the surface features upon them (see also Mountains In History And Prophecy), including the land that sustained man - from which they came, and to which they return (see The Thinker From The Soil).
"1:29 And God said, Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed, which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, in the which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed; to you it shall be for meat." (Genesis 1:29 KJV)
Humans were scattered over the face of the Earth because they became pride-filled, self-righteous rebels - losers.
"11:9 Therefore is the name of it called Babel; because the LORD did there confound the language of all the earth: and from thence did the LORD scatter them abroad upon the face of all the earth." (Genesis 11:9 KJV)
But even then, the scattering was not disorderly or haphazard.
"17:26 And hath made of one blood all nations of men for to dwell on all the face of the earth, and hath determined the times before appointed, and the bounds of their habitation;" (Acts 17:26 KJV)
Fact Finder: What does "countenance" mean?
This Day In History, October 30
539 BCD: Cyrus the Great of Persia (Persia is known today as Iran) entered Babylon and brought the Babylonian empire to an end - exactly as prophesied (see The Prophecies Of Cyrus of Persia, Israel In History and Prophecy: Babylon and Persia and The Prophet Daniel: The Hand Writing On The Wall).
130: The Roman emperor Hadrian (see A History Of Jerusalem: Hadrian and Simon bar Kokhba and A History Of Jerusalem: Pompey And The Caesars) founded Antinoopolis, Egypt. He named it after his homosexual lover Antinous who had drowned (or committed suicide) in the Nile River near the site earlier in the year.
1226: Tran Thu Do, patriarch of the Tran clan of Vietnam, forced Ly Hue Tong, the last emperor of the Ly dynasty, to commit suicide.
Vietnam is an ancient nation that was divided into "North" and "South" by meddling, imperialistic foreigners from the 1940s (when it became "French Indochina") to the 1970s. It was then restored to a single, independent nation as it had been for centuries (see also Why Was Korea Divided Into North And South?).
1270: The Seventh Crusade ended with the Treaty of Barbary (see Constantine's Crusades In History And Prophecy).
1340: During the Spanish-Muslim Wars, an army under Alfonso IV of Portugal defeated the Moors under Abu Hamed at the Battle of Salado.
1470: Henry VI of England returned to the throne after Earl of Warwick defeated the Yorkists.
1485: Henry VII of England was crowned.
1536: Denmark adopted Lutheranism as the official state religion.
1697: The Treaty of Ryswick ended the war between France and "the Grand Alliance."
1864: The Peace of Vienna was signed; Denmark ceded Schleswig, Holstein and Lauenburg to Prussia.
1905: Czar Nicholas II issued the "October Manifesto" offering extended suffrage, an elected parliament (Duma) with legislative powers, and guaranteed civil liberties. Nicholas and his entire family were executed in Russia's communist revolution a decade later.
1918: At the end of the First World War (1914-1918), Turkish acceptance of an armistice marked the end of the Ottoman empire (see A History Of Jerusalem: The British Mandate).
1918: The Slovaks agreed to a union with the Czechs under the national name Czechoslovakia (see also The Assassination That Triggered Two World Wars).
1938: Orson Welles' radio broadcast of The War of the Worlds caused panic among thousands in the U.S. who misunderstood it be an actual invasion from Mars.
1939: At the start of the Second World War (1939-1945), Hitler's Germany (see Presidential Quotes On War, Terrorism, Religion) and the Soviet Union agreed on partitioning Poland between them.
1961: The Soviet Union detonated its 50 megaton Tsar Bomba ("Caesar's bomb") hydrogen bomb - the largest explosive device ever detonated (see Who Would Throw A Nuclear Boomerang?).
1970: A monsoon struck Vietnam, causing widespread floods, 300 deaths, 200,000 homeless and a temporary halt to the Vietnam War (see also The Origin Of Hurricanes, Cyclones and Typhoons).
1990: Engineers digging the Channel Tunnel from both directions connected Britain with the European continent for the first time since the Ice Age when they linked up under the seabed of the English Channel.