Thinking back to my last article on what YHWH deemed was good about His creation, I want to look further at the following part of Creation:
6 Then God said, “Let there be a firmament in the midst of the waters, and let it divide the waters from the waters.” 7 Thus 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. 8 And God called the firmament Heaven. So the evening and the morning were the second day.
Again, as with the darkness in verses 3-5 of Genesis Chapter One, we read that YHWH has no comment of approval on His setting of the firmament which divides waters from waters. So why might that be? When YHWH placed the firmament to divide the two sets of waters, the waters above the firmament were below YHWH’s throne and heavenly realm and, together with the firmament, created a barrier between the Holy Third Heaven and the First Heaven home to humankind.
From the Bible, Genesis and Geology Ministry₁ we read: “The Third Heaven is above this upper “Sea,” and this higher sea is below the Throne of God:
“And before the throne there was a sea of glass like unto crystal: and in the midst of the throne, and round about the throne, were four beasts full of eyes before and behind.” (Revelation 4:6 KJV)
Therefore, this particular “Sea” above the firmament is above the known physical universe. Since the sun, moon and stars are “in” the firmament this Sea MUST be above them. This is difficult for the science of man to fathom, but it is a Scriptural fact on cosmology. It represents a firm and impassable barrier between the world of man (below) and the abode of God (above).”
YHWH had a reason to place the firmament between His realm and ours – it meant that we could never reach His domain but neither could the fallen angels led by satan, which we read about in Genesis Chapter Six (see references for further reading on this). So “the sea of separation placed between the world above and the world below was not good, but necessary. It would not be until the work of the Lord Jesus Christ on the cross that a way would be made for crossing that barrier (the sea, or waters, above the firmament).”₁
In John Chapter 10 we are shown the Yeshua has the answer to crossing the barrier between YHWH and humankind when He says, “ ₉I am the door. If anyone enters by Me, he will be saved, and will go in and out and find pasture.”
The painting used to illustrate this piece is called “and let them be for lights in the firmament of heaven to give light upon the earth” (Custodian – Sally)
Further information on the Firmament and the Three Heavens can be found here:
The Genesis 6 Conspiracy by Gary Wayne
Genesis and the synchronised, biblically-Endorsed, Extra-Biblical Texts by Rob Skiba