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In today’s class, We will be discussing The Sovereignty of God. We hope you enjoy the class!
Meaning of God’s sovereignty
The Oxford dictionary defines sovereignty as supreme power and right over all things. The sovereignty of God as seen in the Bible is the creative and limitless Power of God and control over the universe. God has dominion over the universe as the alpha and Omega who created all things and was not created by anyone. His position as the most supreme remains unchanged, unchallengeable and unquestionable. God used the word of His mouth, ‘let there be’ to form his creation works in the first stage of creation. This confirms the supreme authority of God over the whole universe.
THE FIRST STAGE OF CREATION
The account of the first stage of creation showed that God created the heaven and the earth before creating other things and resting from his creation works on the 7th day. Before creation, the Bible states the earth was void without form. Darkness was upon the face of the deep and the spirit of the Lord moved upon the face of the water.
DAY BY DAY ACCOUNT
Day one: God created light and separated the Light from Darkness. The light he called day and darkness he called Night.
Day 2: God created the firmament that is, the sky. He separated the waters under the firmament from those that were over it.
Day three: God created the land and the sea he got the dry land into one place and called it land and waters into one place and called it seas then God said let the earth bring forth trees, plants and animals
Day four: God created the sun, moon and the stars to give light to the Earth.
Day five: God created the living creatures, like fish, birds etc. And it was good to him so he commanded them to be fruitful and multiply.
Day 6: God created all the animals and man he said let us make man in our own image. God created man in his own image and gave him dominion over other creatures.
Day seven: God rested from his works of creation and blessed the seventh-day to mark the end of works of creation.
THE SECOND STAGE OF CREATION
After the first stage of creation, there was no rain upon the face of the Earth, except the dew that watered the Earth. At this stage, God created the beautiful garden of Eden. It was filled with all kinds of trees and flowers. God caused a river to flow into the garden; it watered the plants that were in the garden. The river was divided into four namely, Pishon, Gihon, Tigris and Euphrates. God told man to walk in the garden and eat from the fruits of the trees but must not eat from the tree of knowledge of good and evil.
CREATION OF WOMAN
God saw that it was not good for man to be alone. He decided to make a helper for him after God brought all the beasts and birds, he created to Adam so that he can give them names as it pleased him. He made him fall into a deep sleep. While asleep, God took a rib out of him and used it to form a woman. God brought the woman to Adam and he was pleased with her. Adam said this is now the bone of my bone, the flesh of my flesh; she shall be called woman because she was taken out of Man.
IMPORTANT FACTS ABOUT CREATION
- God created man to have control over all other creation
- Man will answer God for all his actions on Earth.
- Almost all the creation work of God was done with a spoken word “let there be”
- God completed the work of creation in six days and rested on the 7th day which is the Sabbath day therefore no work should be done on the Sabbath day.
GENERAL SELF EVALUATION
- What do you understand by the term, “Sovereignty?”
- How many accounts of creation do we have according to this study?
- Describe briefly the day by day account of creation.
Explain what led to the creation of the woman.
We have come to the end of this class. We do hope you enjoyed the class?
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In our next class, we will be talking about “God, The Controller of the Universe”. We are very much eager to meet you there.