Key events in 2011

As I recently reflected on the meaning of 2012, I pondered on the New Beginnings that took place in 2011. The year 2011 matched Creation Day 1 in several ways:

  • it marked the end of a 10 year reign of terror under the leadership of Osama Bin Laden in keeping with Jesus’ request. Nations can now breathe a sigh of relief to some extent. That reign of terror occurred in another Number 1- 2001. Early in the New Millennium, the world was shocked by the beginning of an outpouring of terror that I called World War 111 (at least in this era).

 

  • 2011 also marked the enlightenment of Arab nations regarding their political freedom as people rose in protest against dictatorships, notably ending in the demise of another teerrorist leader – Muammur Ghaddafi.

The Year 2012  matches God’s original creation pattern since it begins on Sunday 1 st January

We need to pay attention to the fact that the year 2012 matches God’s creation pattern since it begins on Sunday. Read more about this in the post about  God’s creation pattern.  I challenge you in 2012 t0 begin to number the days and events of earth in keeping with the exhortation “teach us to number our days” so that we can live more consciously (Psalm 90: 12)

What is the meaning of 2012? – In Light of  Creation Day 2

I am going to attempt to interpret the meaning of  2012 in light of  Creation Day 2 in which God created the sky or heaven:

In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth

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.

And God said, Let there be light: and there was light.

And God saw the light, that [it was] good: and God divided the light from the darkness.

And God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And the evening and the morning were the first day.

And God said, Let there be a firmament in the midst of the waters, and let it divide the waters from the waters.

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.

And God called the firmament Heaven. And the evening and the morning were the second day (Genesis 1: 1 -8).

The sky was created to relieve the pressure of water covering  the earth and reduce the intense darkness

We see God beginning the creation with Light, which in 2o11 referred to the political enlightenment of  Islamic nations such as Egypt, Bahrain, Libya, Tunesia, Syria and others.  This is a  new beginning and I am praying for the people of these nations to be enlightened by the truth of Jesus.

God continued His work on Day 2 by spreading out the sky above the waters  that was everywhere.  Psalm 104: 2 says that God stretched out the heaven like a tent and this is revealed in raqa`,  the root word for firmament.

We did not know it just yet, but dry land was hidden under those waters in much the same way that a fetus is protected in its amniotic fluid. The psalmists poetically made this comparison in the Psalms:

You covered it with the deep as with a garment; the waters stood above the mountains  (Psalm 104: 6).

For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb.

I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.

My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place. When I was woven together in the depths of the earth  (Psalm 139: 13 – 15)

We need to look further to the purpose of the Creation of the heaven or sky.  It was created to divide the waters from the waters.   The picture is that there was heavy and intense water pressure over the earth. This water was referred to the deep in Genesis 1: 2.

This deep referred to a storehouse for a dark and unmeasurable volume of water – called “great water”  (Ezekiel 26: 19);  “floods” (Ezekiel 31: 15).  Moreover, the Hebrew word used in Genesis 1: 2 for darkness indicated that the darkness was:

  • thick
  • like night
  • painful
  • silent and eerie
  • associated with death and the shadow of death
  • a place where people grope and stagger in order to move around
  • shortening the duration of light
  • a place where evil can prevail

The symbolism of the sky for 2012

As our eyes focused on the Islamic nations of  the Middle East, we see that these nations are in a spiritual state comparable to the darkness covering the earth before God brought change. The intense darkness of spiritual oppression has caused them to grope in the shadow of death for over 1400 years. Their help will come from the heavens where God dwells. We need to pray for their release from the darkness and the oppression under which they dwell.

I believe that 2012 will be a Year in which God will cause the people of the Middle East to look to Him for deliverance from the powers of darkness. Let us pray for God to miraculously release angels and His Light to the people who sit in darkness and in the shadow of death.

Blessing for you in 2012:

“The LORD bless you and keep you;

The LORD make his face shine upon you and be gracious to you;

the LORD turn his face toward you and give you peace.”  (Numbers 6: 24 – 26)

Sincerely

Mercedes His servant

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