And God said, Let there be a firmament in the midst of the waters, and let it divide the waters from the waters. And God made the firmament, and divided the waters which were under the firmament from the waters which were above the firmament: and it was so. And God called the firmament Heaven. And the evening and the morning were the second day. (Genesis 1:6-8) KJV
The firmament, third heaven, originally had a portion of the deep covering its outer surface. At the time of Noah’s flood the windows of heaven opened and the water poured through and flooded the Earth.
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And the LORD smelled a soothing aroma. Then the LORD said in His heart, “I will never again curse the ground for man’s sake, although the imagination of man’s heart is evil from his youth; nor will I again destroy every living thing as I have done.(Genesis 8:21) NKJV
God renewed the ground so that it would bear fruit again. The promise that God made to Noah. Noah’s flood washed away the salts and toxic compounds that had accumulated. Earth was baptized.
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For thus saith the LORD that created the heavens; God himself that formed the earth and made it; he hath established it, he created it not in vain, he formed it to be inhabited: I am the LORD; and there is none else. (Isaiah 45:18) KJV
The creation of gravity caused the majority of the darkness and corruption in the universe to accumulate at the center of creation. This became the body of the Earth. The majority of light and purity accumulated in heaven.
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Canst thou by searching find out God? canst thou find out the Almighty unto perfection? It is as high as heaven; what canst thou do? deeper than hell; what canst thou know?(Job 11:7-8) KJV
Hell is down, deep and below; heaven is up, high and above. There are many examples in scripture which are consistent with this orientation. Hell is never referred to as above, heaven is never referred to as below.
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Know therefore this day, and consider it in thine heart, that the LORD he is God in heaven above, and upon the earth beneath: there is none else.(Deuteronomy 4:39) KJV
A recurring theme in scripture is heaven above and Earth below. Orientation occurs for the first time on the second day. It’s an ordering of the universe which occurred in response to the creation of gravity.
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Spreads, Stretches, Stretched
God created the heavens and stretched them out;(Isaiah 42:5-6) Good News Translation
he fashioned the earth and all that lives there;
he gave life and breath to all its people.
And now the Lord God says to his servant,
“I, the Lord, have called you and given you power
to see that justice is done on earth.
Through you I will make a covenant with all peoples;
through you I will bring light to the nations.
You will open the eyes of the blind
and set free those who sit in dark prisons.
Earth is down and the sky is up. Hell is below, heaven is above. Whatever happened on the second day has to create the orientation necessary for the formation of heaven and hell.
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And God said, Let there be a firmament in the midst of the waters, and let it divide the waters from the waters. And God made the firmament, and divided the waters which were under the firmament from the waters which were above the firmament: and it was so. And God called the firmament Heaven. And the evening and the morning were the second day.
( Genesis 1:6-8 )
Dividing the waters above from the waters below requires at least two things to happen, as we will see. Above what? is a good question, since there was only a formless mass at this time. Whatever was to divide the waters has to be constructed in the process of dividing them because there was nothing there to do it before. God made a firmament in the midst of the waters, and there is something both under it and above it. The concept of under and above tells us that there is now an up and a down, so an ordering has already taken place, at the beginning of the process of dividing the waters.
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