Creators of the Material Universe:


I.   God the Father

A.     "Elohim" - the creator God, not "Yahweh" - The faithful, merciful one (Jehovah)

B.     God was speaking to someone. (Himself - the trinity shown here)

C.     The Hebrew "Elohim" is here used in the plural, showing vaguely the trinity, which doctrine is more clearly expounded later in the Bible.


II.   Word

A.     Spoken word

1.      Heb. 11:3 - worlds were framed by the word of God.  God is not speaking to inanimate objects, but is speaking to those things that are not that they might come into existence.

2.      Gen. 1:3 - by God speaking.  (Also in other places in Gen. 1)

B.     Jesus the Word

1.      John 1:3 - all things are made by God. Verse 14 - Word (God) made flesh and dwelt among us.

2.      Col. 1:16 - All things created by Christ

3.      I Cor. 8:6 - God the Father and Jesus Christ - all things are by Him.


III.   Holy Spirit - The third person of the Godhead.  Here laying the foundation of His future work in the creation.  Although there is no life, the Holy Spirit is placing the potential that will be revealed when there is life.

A.     Job 26:13 - By His Spirit, He hath garnished (splendor) the heavens.

B.     Job 27:3 - The Spirit of God is in my nostrils

C.     Ps. 33:6 - Made host of heaven by breath of Mouth

D.     Ps. 104:30 - Thou sendest forth thy Spirit, they are created.

E.      Is. 34:16 - Spirit of God causes prophecies to come to pass.

F.      Is. 61:1 - Spirit of Lord caused Isaiah to do God's will so will of God would be accomplished in other people.

G.     Is. 63:11 - The Holy Spirit led Israel to follow Moses.  (Satan's Unholy Spirit caused them not to follow Moses.)




I.   Verse 1 - In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.

A.     Beginning - Beginning of created things, not the beginning of God.

B.     Created - made out of nothing.

C.     Heaven and Earth - why not "universe"?  The Hebrew has no word for "universe" other than the word "the all".  This teaches us there is actually two parts in the creation.  (1) the heavens and (2) the earth.

1.      Heavens - the upper regions

2.      Earth - that which is lower


II.   Verse 2 - 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.

A.     The discussion now centers on God's creation upon earth.  What God does with the remainder (the heavens) is His own business.  If He had wanted us to know about these things, I'm sure He would have told us.  Let us not be worried, or in the least concerned about life on other planets, or UFO's or "E. T."!!!!  Our job is to reach the lost on this earth, (Matt. 28:19, 20), not those on another planet.

B.     Note the use of the word "and":

1.      Four times in verse 2

2.      At the beginning of every verse except verse 27.  This shows continuity in the creation.