Sunday, December 18, 2016

Does God rest?

The answer is yes!
The six days of creation were days of labor to God(Genesis1), and I believe it was an actual challenge. Imagine how much work and taught he had to put in? all the intricate biological systems that work flowlessly with each other to the microscopic level, everything is synced to perfection, that takes a lot of taught and planning! we could speculate why it took God six days to create the earth and the heavens but I like to think that it actually took him some time and lots of taught of how to design everything, just like an industrial designer starts with sketches then moves on to a more finalized line work and then to the final rendered blueprints same thing when God created the earth, of course creating the earth is an infinitely more complex projects then designing an airplane for example but I like to believe that there was an actual design and taught process in stages involved and not everything just came into existence at once which explains why it took 6 days.

There is time in heaven! from the book of revelation chapter 8:1 we know..."And when he had opened the seventh seal, there was silence in heaven about the space of half an hour..."So time is something that eternally existed, the opposite of what secular teachers such as Einstein teach that time had a beginning.

But back to our topic! in exodus 31:17 it reads... "for in six days the LORD made heaven and earth, and on the seventh day he rested, and was refreshed."
Interesting to note that there are two words here, one is "Shabat" In Hebrew it means seize, God seized from his handy work and the other word is "Yinpash" which is a root word of Hofesh which means a vacation or rest a way to refresh yourself, God needs to be refreshed? yes! our God needs to rest and refresh his thoughts just like we do.Now all of this does not change the fact that God is infinitely powerful and infinitely all knowing, it just sheds a bit more light about understanding Yawheh the father. interesting to note that the devil probably saw this and other humble features of the almighty as weaknesses which would explain why would any one in his right mind rebel against the Father, the devil never saw God's wrath side and neither has anyone else throughout eternity have ever seen God the punishing, so the fallen angels could not perceive or did not believe such a side exists in God,they actually thought that they can "get away with it" and just kick the father out of heaven! but boy were they wrong... and unfortunately for us God's creation we have to pay the price. but not for very long, his kingdom is very soon to come!