Job pt. 9 / Supreme Creator pt 2(Sermon notes and Audio)

Posted on May 25, 2013

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This is the ninth in a series of messages on the book of Job. This message was delivered at Hillcrest Baptist Church on the evening of May 19, 2013. This message deals with the importance of recognizing God as the Creator, and the amazing insights which prove that the Bible can be nothing else but the Word of God. This post contains an audio recording of the sermon, plus my sermon notes. Please note that the notes are not a full transcript. To get the entire message, you’ll need to listen to the Audio.

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SERMON NOTES:

Job pt. 9/ Supreme Creator pt.2

Job 38

v.19:
Light has motion, another recent discovery. Man wouldn’t have been able to conceive any such idea.

v.21:
God was around at the beginning, He is an eyewitness.

We should take His word on these issues.

v.24:
Light affects the global wind patterns. When did we figure this out?

vv.25-30:
God alone is in control of the weather.

Though man has made many attempts to control it, we have always failed.

vv.29-30:
This probably refers to the ice age (immediately following the flood).

God gives the picture of a sheet of ice slowly coming forth, as if emerging from a womb.

v.31:
God talks about the constellations.

Our modern telescopes tell us that the cluster of stars in the Pleiades constellation are bound together by gravitation.

The stars of Orion are not. (bind, loose)

Have you ever stopped to consider how much faster our knowledge would have increased (and still would), if the bible were our basis for study?

That is, if we assumed the Bible to be true, and began our study from that foundation. Notice a couple of foundational truths from the book of Proverbs.

Proverbs 9:10

“The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom: and the knowledge of the Holy is understanding.”

Proverbs 2:6

“For the Lord giveth wisdom: out of His mouth cometh knowledge and understanding.”

The Bible makes it clear that we will never be able to truly understand the things of this world if we don’t first understand God. The Lord is the basis of knowledge, wisdom and understanding. In fact, the Bible revealed many scientific truths, long before man ever figured them out on his own. Here are a few:

*There is life in the blood. (I’m aware that this refers to the blood that Jesus would shed, but there is a literal truth here as well.)

Leviticus 17:11 (NKJV)

11 For the life of the flesh is in the blood, and I have given it to you upon the altar to make atonement for your souls; for it is the blood that makes atonement for the soul.’

It was a recently as a couple hundred years ago that doctors would bleed patients (sometimes to death) to try to cure diseases. Yet. . . God revealed this in the time of Moses!

*The earth is round, and the universe is expanding.

Isaiah 40:22 (NKJV)

22 It is He who sits above the circle of the earth, And its inhabitants are like grasshoppers, Who stretches out the heavens like a curtain, And spreads them out like a tent to dwell in.

Job 26:7 (NKJV)

7 He stretches out the north over empty space; He hangs the earth on nothing.

Over 3000 years ago God made these revelations to use, when did man finally figure them out?

*There are springs in the ocean.

Job 38:16 (NKJV)

16 “Have you entered the springs of the sea? Or have you walked in search of the depths?

In the 1960’s, man discovered springs in the ocean, yet God informed us of them over 3000 years ago!

*The hydrologic cycle.

Job 36:27–28 (NKJV)

27 For He draws up drops of water, Which distill as rain from the mist,

28 Which the clouds drop down And pour abundantly on man.

Over 3000 years ago, God described the hydrologic cycle. . . long before man knew anything of it.

These are just a few of the things that were revealed by God, long before we had the ability to discover them on our own.

The knowledge and wisdom of God should be the basis of our education system. Instead we have a system that is filled with lies, because it is based on man’s wisdom (which is foolishness to God).

In any field of study, the presumption of atheism or any other religion, always leads to false conclusions that will eventually be disproved.

The Bible tells us to beware of false science (1 Timothy 6:20-21). If you want understanding, start with the presumption that the Bible is true, and then build on that. You should use the Word of God as your foundation.

vv.33-35:
God is the creator of and in control of the laws of nature.

vv.36-38:
Wisdom comes only from God

vv.39-41 Only God can adequately provide for the vast needs of the animal kingdom.

God is the creator and the sustainer.

He can adequately and abundantly provide the needs of the entire universe. Why should we worry?

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