I have read the book of Genesis so many times, but I was pleasantly surprised (as usual when reading the Bible) to come across a passage that made me curious on my journey to knowledge and revelation for the word of God. Genesis 1:2 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. 1:3 And God said, Let there be light: and there was light. 1:4 And God saw the light, that it was good: and God divided the light from the darkness. 1:5 And God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And the evening and the morning were the first day.
I was drawn to Genesis 1:2 “darkness was upon the face of the deep” I immediately thought ocean. “And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.” Once again, in my mind I thought ocean waters. I thought back to many times in my life, trips to the beach, swimming and surfing in the oceans, snorkeling beautiful coastlines and one thought is consistent with all of these trips, peace and tranquility. I can remember fondly, floating on my boogie board, waiting for the perfect wave but feeling so at ease with the world, not a care in the world. Is our earthly ocean connected to heaven somehow? Genesis 1:6 And God said, Let there be a firmament in the midst of the waters, and let it divide the waters from the waters. This was the verse I was speaking about at the beginning of this writing. I had to read this over and over. My vision from Genesis 1:2 was a large body of water in darkness that God brought light to. Than God divided the light and the darkness. He called the light Day, and the darkness he called light. But what exactly is a firmament?
The image below depicts an interpretation of the Firmament or Raqia( Hebrew Word). A Firmament or Raqia is a solid dome like structure which separates the water into two parts, so that there is water above and water below it. The dome being solid is what drew me to write this article. The dome in fact separates the water so as earth was created it was not immediately underwater, hence the purpose of the Firmament. What is also interesting is the heavens sit above the Firmament with the Sun, Moon, Stars, and earth sitting below the Firmament. Meaning the universe as we know it must also sit below the Firmament.
Genesis 1:7 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. 1:8 And God called the firmament Heaven. And the evening and the morning were the second day. 1:9 And God said, Let the waters under the heaven be gathered together into one place, and let the dry land appear: and it was so. 1:10 And God called the dry land Earth; and the gathering together of the waters called he Seas: and God saw that it was good.
This topic will need a lot more exploring, but it is clear that above the firmament resides a great body of water, which as we know, was used during the great flood of 40 days and 40 nights. We also know that the controlling of this water sprinkled on earth is even above the clouds, although the water is dispersed through the clouds. It is also clear that heaven resides above the firmament and that God and Jesus Christ and many many other children of God reside by God’s side in heaven.
Revelation 21:1 And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea.
The book of Revelation reveals that there will be a new heaven and a new earth and there will be no sea. Does this imply that there will be no need for a firmament after the return of Jesus Christ? I believe it does but will need more exploring on our next writing. It is a great time to be with God, Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit. The world is evolving and humanity is undergoing a great awakening. My Prayers go out to everyone on their Journey to find Our God through his Son Jesus Christ. Remember to Pray and Meditate on the word of God and be renewed in the spirit of the mind.