by J. Gerald Harris

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Creation By Divine Decree (1 of 9)
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J. Gerald Harris
Psalm 33:5-9

"The Uncreated Spirit smiled and then He laughed out loud. He laughed with shining, moist eyes. His laughter rose like a waterfall of joy. The Uncreated Creator opened His mouth. He parted his lips. He unleashed the mighty primal shout. His words poured out from within. They advanced into the waiting silence like a mighty consuming fire. This was the ancient command that shook into existence the universe." 1 - Paul Richardson

The words "breathe" and "speak" are often used synonymously. For example, someone might well say, "This matter is confidential! Don't breathe a word of it!" In this case the word "breathe" is used for the word "speak."

Moses, in giving his Genesis account of creation, indicates that God spoke the universe into existence. For example, on the second day of creation the record states, "And God said. Let there be firmament...and God called the firmament heaven..." (Genesis 1:6,8). The Psalmist gives his inspired account of creation by writing, "By the word of the Lord were the heavens made; and all the host of them by the breath of his mouth" (Psalm 33:6).

The design and creation of the universe, as expansive and magnificent as it is, presented no problem for our omnipotent and omniscient God. The heavens with the galaxies, the stars, the moons, and the planets; the earth with its rivers and rills, its mountains and hills, are all a product of His divine decree. He breathed all of it into existence.

I remember my first conscious effort to bring something into existence. I was a fourth grader in Vacation Bible School. All the boys were given six pre-cut pieces of wood and perfectly clear instructions on how to build a "shoe shine" box. These Vacation Bible School creations were to be given to our dads on Father's Day. Every shoebox looked as if it had come off an assembly line except for mine. My dad thought his shoebox was a feeder for the chicke ...

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