Saturday, October 31, 2009
The scriptures many times use the following phrases: "Under Heaven", "Heaven Above", "Up To Heaven", "The Gate of Heaven", "ascended up to heaven". All of them indicate that we are separated or in some way inferior to heaven.
Thou, [even] thou, [art] LORD
alone; thou hast made heaven, the heaven of heavens, with all
their host, the earth, and all [things] that [are] therein, the
seas, and all that [is] therein, and thou preservest them all;
and the host of heaven worshippeth thee.
Moses mentions a heaven inside a heaven. Or a place that people that lived in heaven would call heaven:
Behold, the heaven and the heaven
of heavens [is] the LORD'S thy God, the earth [also], with all that
When Moses gave the final call for a decision to Israel, he noted that the word on which to base that decision was not out of reach, i.e. in heaven (Deuteronomy 30:12).
In this very high place, the stars dwell, the sun dwells, and God dwells. But as 1 Kings 8:27 and 2 Chronicles 2:6 state that not all the heavens(heaven and the heaven of heavens) are able to contain God.
God sent down bread, water, and fire from heaven. The birds, sun, and stars live in heaven. The plain persistent cry of men in the Bible is for God in heaven to hear their cry. There is some sort of structural building in heaven called a sanctuary Psalm 102:19.
stopped Isa. 13. To be continued.