The Heavens And The Waters

The Heavens And The Waters

Genesis 1:7-8 KJV “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. [8] And God called the firmament Heaven. And the evening and the morning were the second day.”

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God created waters on earth and waters above the earth, above heaven. This is not a subject often discussed (waters above heaven). I remember learning this as a child. I was also told that God emptied all the waters above heaven during the flood in Noah’s day hence there aren’t anymore waters above heaven. But is that what the Bible says?🤔 No. Listen to what David wrote under inspiration of the Holy Spirit many years after the flood in Noah’s day: 

Psalm 148:4 KJV “Praise him, ye heavens of heavens, and ye waters that be above the heavens.”

The Bible says there were still waters above the heavens after the flood in Noah’s day. What’s also interesting is in this passage the word heaven is plural. That means there is more than one heaven and there are waters above them.🤔 Listen to what Wisdom says about the waters above the heavens:

Proverbs 8:27-28 KJV “When he prepared the heavens, I was there: when he set a compass upon the face of the depth: [28] When he established the clouds above: when he strengthened the fountains of the deep.”

According to God’s word the waters above the heavens are deep. But how many heavens are there that we know of? From reading the scriptures I’ve learned there are at least 3 heavens. Listen to what the Holy Spirit inspired Apostle Paul to write:

2 Corinthians 12:2-4 NKJV “I know a man in Christ who fourteen years ago—whether in the body I do not know, or whether out of the body I do not know, God knows—such a one was caught up to the THIRD HEAVEN. And I know such a man—whether in the body or out of the body I do not know, God knows—how he was caught up into PARADISE and heard inexpressible words, which it is not lawful for a man to utter.”

Wow! Paul speaks about being caught up to the THIRD HEAVEN and called it, “PARADISE.”😊This is why I said there are at least 3 heavens. Whether the waters above the heavens are above the first and second heavens separating them from paradise (the third heaven) I cannot say. But I do know that there are waters above the heavens and they are deep waters as the Bible says. 

THE FIRMAMENT IS THE FIRST HEAVEN

Genesis 1:7-8 KJV “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. [8] And GOD CALLED THE FIRMAMENT HEAVEN. And the evening and the morning were the second day.”

God called the firmament heaven (singular), not heavens (plural). As we’ve seen there is a third heaven which is paradise, which means there is a first and a second heaven. Want to know what is inside of the firmament (the first or lower heaven)? 

Genesis 1:14-17 KJV “And God said, Let there be LIGHTS IN THE FIRMAMENT of the heaven to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days, and years: [15] And let them be for LIGHTS IN THE FIRMAMENT OF THE HEAVEN to give light upon the earth: and it was so. [16] And God made two great lights; the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night: he made the stars also. [17] And GOD SET THEM IN THE FIRMAMENT OF THE HEAVEN to give light upon the earth.”

Yes, God created the sun, “the greater light to rule the day,” and the moon, “the lesser light to rule the night: he made the stars also. And GOD SET THEM IN THE FIRMAMENT OF THE HEAVEN,” not above heaven in outer space. The sun, moon, and stars are in the lower heaven, the first heaven (the firmament). We were taught the sun, moon, and stars are in outer space above heaven. But that’s not what the Bible says. They’re in the firmament the first lower heaven enclosed below the waters which are above the heavens. That explains why some days you see clouds in front of and behind the sun. Clouds are in our atmosphere, in heaven. If the sun was 93 million miles away in outer space like we were taught there would be no clouds behind the sun.🤔 God’s great lights (sun moon and stars) are right above us inside the firmament of the heaven as God’s word says.😊

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