Our Awesome God! – 3


Part Three:

Okay, moving on from Part Two and our discussion about time and its relation to the Lord God.

With all that we taught on still fresh in mind, that time is nothing to God outside of His creation’s need for it, and the fact that He is the creator of knowledge (science) and if knowledge (science) would be on the increase in the last days, then it stands to reason that the Laws that man have come to understand that govern the basic principles of existence, all point to a supreme intelligence based in wisdom. This is where faith and men of science, not science itself strays from. Science, the laws that govern the workings of the universe and everything within it have only increased my faith in God’s sovereignty and His ability to be in control and also to demonstrate to all men His nature and character!

So, here is some more speculation; if the Lord were to tarry and postpone His coming for just a little while longer, Nasa is planning a larger space telescope, one that is supposed to see farther into the universe and thereby farther back in time. Here is why it would be back in time and it deals with another Law of science: light waves travel at a certain speed. Scientists are able to determine that speed and so by looking at the waves of light they are seeing from a certain distance they can tell when the light they are seeing first started appearing. Now there is some theories right now, again theories, that the speed of light is changing ever so slightly, but whether that is the case or not, remember, God is a God of order.

With all that we taught on still fresh in mind, that time is nothing to God outside of His creation’s need for it, and the fact that He is the creator of knowledge (science) and if knowledge (science) would be on the increase in the last days, then it stands to reason that the Laws that man have come to understand that govern the basic principles of existence, all point to a supreme intelligence based in wisdom. This is where faith and men of science, not science itself strays from. Science, the laws that govern the workings of the universe and everything within it have only increased my faith in God’s sovereignty and His ability to be in control and also to demonstrate to all men His nature and character!

So, here is some more speculation; if the Lord were to tarry and postpone His coming for just a little while longer, Nasa is planning a larger space telescope, one that is supposed to see farther into the universe and thereby farther back in time. Here is why it would be back in time and it deals with another Law of science: light waves travel at a certain speed. Scientists are able to determine that speed and so by looking at the waves of light they are seeing from a certain distance they can tell when the light they are seeing first started appearing. Now there is some theories right now, again theories, that the speed of light is changing ever so slightly, but whether that is the case or not, remember, God is a God of order.

Here’s the point as I’m not a scientist; if man could ever look back far enough to the beginning, Scientists believe they could “see” the birth of the universe. What many scientists call the big bang, again a theory. Again notice, it is a theory. Now, here is where speculation applied to truthful science increases my faith: I believe that what scientist would see at the moment they call the big bang, would be the spoken Word of God taking form! Here me out: remember Genesis 1:1? In the beginning – was only God. Beside God, there wasn’t even a universe. In the beginning, the only beginning that matters to mankind, was God – in His Heaven, which is a spiritual domain, which man can’t see with physical and natural eyes. So what would man see if he could see the very beginning? Remember, the Word states that there was no form and it was void, in the very beginning, at least in relation to creation.

I believe it would be the beginning of Creation. God spoke everything into existence. There was nothing there, and then He spoke and all the Laws that govern the universe came into being in an orderly fashion, chasing away what the Bible says was chaos, which causes the created particles of space dust to form suns and stars that in turn form planets that form constellations and galaxies that cause gravity and every other Law that governs how and why things work in the natural (not the spiritual) realm and they would be seen at that point of creation and guess what? Man without faith could only describe it as the big bang. The thing that man without faith can never explain is how could something from nothing start a big bang and that with all the (natural) Laws governing the workings of a universe at the same time! You see, scientists believe, because of all the true, natural Laws that God created, that the universe is expanding. It is actually getting larger. The laws that God started are still working and they will continue to work until God says no more, with a Word!

Now, are you beginning to see why I can say we serve an AWESOME and ALMIGHTY God?! I got all of that from thinking on the Word, “in the beginning God created!” I believe in the Laws of science. If I didn’t, I could just think myself off the ground. Gravity couldn’t trick me into believing it was real. But it is real, because my Heavenly Father created it so that all the worlds in all the galaxies in all the universe would follow an order and I wouldn’t fall off! You see, God has always been a God of order. Where there was nothing, He brought order and He still is today, even on the level of relationships!

Can you see why in this day and age I can embrace factual science (as compared to theoretical) and really praise God in all His AWESOME GLORY? You see, God is STILL in my mind, a miracle working God and here is why: He created what man calls the natural Laws; you know, the Laws of science that I have been talking about. Since He created them, why couldn’t He, their Creator know how to circumvent them? He does it often to demonstrate His power, His authority and yes even His mercy! He did it for Joshua by holding the sun from setting. He circumvented for that time a natural Law that He Himself created and instituted. Think of this as something awesome; to do that, how many other things did our God have to put on hold just so our sun would not set? Well for one thing, we know that it had to have stopped the rotation of the earth, for the sun doesn’t really set, it just appears that way because it is the earth that is moving.

Now carry it further – if the earth didn’t rotate, what about the moon? Did it still rotate and if so then why weren’t tides and such causing havoc all over the earth? Why weren’t we thrown from the earth? It takes the rotation to help create the gravity the way we experience it. What about the boundaries of the seas and oceans, lakes and streams, and what about the earth’s tectonic plates, the ones that are floating above the molten core of the earth?

Remember, this didn’t just happen once; it happened for Hezekiah also, although with Hezekiah the earth didn’t just stop. Think about it, the angle of the sun went back approximately 15 degrees. Think about what that means with the scientific knowledge we have today. It means the earth had to rotate backwards that number of degrees just to give the King a sign of the Lord’s mercy in his life! The earth didn’t just stop, it went backwards! Now with all the scientific Laws governing the universe, what Laws that He Himself ordained did He, our Heavenly Father circumvent to make that possible? Are you beginning to understand how our understanding of scientific principles and Laws is actually in our favor concerning how we perceive and walk in our faith? Faith is NOT always believing in what we can see and what we can know, but in what we know God Almighty to be!

What about Lazarus, one of Jesus’ dearest friends? Jesus could have went to him immediately to heal him of the sickness that afflicted Lazarus to death. Jesus hesitated and tarried and then told those around him to not fear but have faith. He told the disciples and all who would listen that He and the Father were ONE. Now He was going to prove it by circumventing the natural Law of death! How many scientific Laws did the Creator go around to accomplish that feat?

Think about it, even the disciples and Lazarus’ sisters told the Lord that the body would stink because it had been in the earth supposedly decaying already! Jesus PROVED beyond doubt that He was the Giver of life! Not just raising Lazarus from the dead but giving the breath of life back to him!

They thought it was awesome back then, but with our scientific knowledge of biology and physiology that we have today, not to mention the things we know about how the mind works (not talking about psychiatry, but psychology), I tell you, I read these things in the Bible and I don’t just take them as stories I heard as a child with awe; rather I am at times amazed and dumbstruck with the Power and Majesty of a God who loves us enough to call us His children!

No my brothers and sisters, I love science, true knowledge, for the science that I love is another creation of my Heavenly Father. It truly is a gift to mankind to demonstrate TO mankind Who He is, His nature and character. Yet with the truth in front of them, they try and deny it. Yet, you can’t deny the truth, you can only reject it or dismiss it. It is the Laws, the Order that governs how this universe runs and continues to run and no matter what scientists think they learn that is new, it all points to the ONE that is Omniscience, Omnipotent and the One who calls me His child!

Sure, God could have created the whole universe in six thousand years and made it look like it was billions to fool man, but why would He need to do that, when He could create it billions of years ago and then allow us on this day to get a glimpse of His creation that no man before us has ever seen except in visions and dreams?! Now that is what I find awesome. I find awesome the fact that my God has been around for so long, there is no word that can really describe how long eternity is. My mind can’t grasp it and when I realize that this creation could be billions and billions of years old and the Creator is my Father, now that is to me beyond awesome! That blows my mind and it most certainly doesn’t decrease my faith but rather increases my faith, tremendously!

Do you serve a God who is this awesome, whom time has no meaning and time itself was created for us for a measurement? Start looking at how much man has advanced in knowledge and you will realize it is nothing, absolutely nothing compared to our Father and His love for each and everyone of us! The Bible is forthright in telling us that our minds cannot even comprehend what awaits us in eternity! We are only just getting glimpses of God’s magnificence in the natural world. Think about this fact; someday God is going to create a NEW heaven and a NEW earth! That is going to be for us who believe and are in awe of Him today! Now is that awesome or what! Speculate on that and see if your faith doesn’t grow!

In closing, I don’t believe that science was created for man to just become smart in his own eyes. I believe it was created for His children that we could awe at His Glory and Majesty! I think that the Father, in His infinite wisdom designed this all for our benefit, that we might share in the Glory of His creation! It is our faith that makes His creation that much more real to us and not because some men who are trying to study what they can’t fathom say it is so! This is why, whenever there is a real break-through I get excited because to me, real science is an attribute of my Omniscient and Omnipotent Father that causes me to want to truly KNOW Him that much more!

These are the things that I speculate and meditate about, the things that I ask my Father about in the times that I spend in contemplation with Him. This was just an example of the first sentence in the Bible, imagine what there is in sixty-six complete books!!

So, one last query; how deep does YOUR faith go and just how BIG is your God?!

About Roland Ledoux

Pastor of Oasis Bible Ministry, an outreach ministry of intercessory prayer, encouragement and exhortation of the Word of God and author of the ministry blog, For The Love of God. I live in Delta, Colorado with my beautiful wife of 49+ years and a beautiful yellow lab whom we affectionately call Bella.
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