Evidence of the Creator

In the beginning, God created the heavens…

The Sky

The facts are:

Atmosphere: 21% oxygen, 78% nitrogen, water vapor (H2O)+ other gases.

However:

Too much oxygen produces a high degree of accelerated burning, destroying much of vegetative life on the planet. Too little oxygen suppresses burning which would be difficult if not impossible for fire to produces heat for cooking, etc. Furthermore, nitrogen fertilizes the soil by rain absorbing it and depositing it in the soil. Perfect amounts of these gases provide the ideal atmosphere for burning without inhibiting or accelerating burning. Both nitrogen and oxygen must be in the perfect balance, for life to exist.

Additionally, breathing of animals and burning produce carbon dioxide which plants need to grow and produce oxygen. So here, we have the interaction of inert elements combining with the flora to maintain the proper balance between the elements in the sky.

Air Currents

Air moves vertically and horizontally, which is necessary for life. High and Low Pressure systems move across the Earth—west to east in the northern temperate zone, east to west in the northern tropic zone and vice versa in the southern hemisphere. These systems bring precipitation and drying. Air rotates around systems, clockwise around high pressures systems and counterclockwise around low-pressure system. Air moves vertically within storms and from heating and cooling due to ambient conditions. All air moves horizontally toward the equatorial zones where it rises to the top of the troposphere, moves vertically until it reaches the artic zones where it descends.

Various gases descend into the earth because they are heavier than nitrogen or oxygen. The few gases that are lighter than the atmospheric gases rapidly combine with other elements and sink into the ground or water. Their weighty descent prevents their moving many thousand of miles and rising in the tropic zones.

Gen. 8:2 Also the fountains of the deep and the floodgates of the sky were closed, and the rain from the sky was restrained;

Air to Breathe

After all, the atmosphere called variously the heavens or sky in its proper proportions gives the right amount of oxygen to fauna and humans to breathe. Experiments show that changing the percentage of the elements of the atmosphere harms humans and the fauna. Oxygen inhaled and carbon dioxide exhales contributes to the growth of the flora while they give off, as said above, the necessary oxygen. Indeed, beyond the proper proportion of gases in the atmosphere, plants and animals interact to promote life and growth by fauna eating flora and then providing fertilizer to the flora. None of this could happen without the proper atmosphere.

Is. 42:5  ¶ Thus says God the LORD, Who created the heavens and stretched them out, Who spread out the earth and its offspring, Who gives breath to the people on it  And spirit to those who walk in it,

Job 33:4  “The Spirit of God has made me, And the breath of the Almighty gives me life.

The atmosphere in its proportion gives life as God intended. While the brain does not receive the most blood, the liver does, nonetheless that oxygen going to the brain, obviously, makes cogitation possible. While many animals communicate by the intrinsic language created within them, no animal language can do what human language does with its grammar and vocabulary.

Furthermore, the atmosphere provides the media upon which people communicate and share thoughts. The atmosphere has the perfect consistency to allow sounds to move properly between the mouth and ears. Both organs are built perfectly to encode and decode. Indeed, the brain, the organ that begins communication and deciphers it, uses the atmosphere, as said above, to keep the neurons happy and effective. The ability of the brain to communicate within the body and without and to think and reason is nonpareil. Humans live in the atmosphere even as the atmosphere exists within them.

The atmosphere provides, because of gravity, sufficient pressure or weight to keep life forms from exploding from the pressure within the flora and fauna. Additionally, too little gravity would prevent celestial bodies from forming solar systems because everything would accelerate to the ends of the universe. Too much gravity, would cause celestial bodies to crash into each and not form solar systems, for example

Even without science and all their formulae, we can see how interactions of complex discrete elements are needed for life.

Job 32:8  “But it is a spirit in man, And the breath of the Almighty gives them understanding.

Words used within an atmosphere have greater power than just vibrating the media, they can command, influence, create and communicate. Like God who gives us the potential power of words, humans have used words to do great things, but not as great as the Creator has.

Psa. 33:6 ¶  By the word of the LORD the heavens were made,  And by the breath of His mouth all their host.
Psa. 33:7  He gathers the waters of the sea together as a heap;  He lays up the deeps in storehouses.
Psa. 33:8  Let all the earth fear the LORD;  Let all the inhabitants of the world stand in awe of Him.
Psa. 33:9  For He spoke, and it was done;  He commanded, and it stood fast.

The Water Cycle

Gen. 1:6 ¶ Then God said, “Let there be an expanse in the midst of the waters, and let it separate the waters from the waters.”
Gen. 1:7 God made the expanse, and separated the waters which were below the expanse from the waters which were above the expanse; and it was so.

Is. 55:10             “For as the rain and the snow come down from heaven,
            And do not return there without watering the earth
            And making it bear and sprout,
            And furnishing seed to the sower and bread to the eater;

Water enters the atmosphere from evaporation due to the heat of the sun, which is the perfect size and at the perfect distance to provide the perfect amount of heat to warm the planet perfectly and to produce that life-giving evaporation. When the sky becomes saturated with moisture, it rains (or snows or sleets). We need the perfect amount of water on the planet, about three quarters, to produce enough evaporation. Too much or little would destroy the balance.

Additionally, water vapor in the atmosphere provides the water, rain, to moisten plants to produce oxygen from carbon dioxide. Now we have three independent and interdependent elements and life forms to maintain life. Without all three there would be no life. Animals need oxygen to breath and breath out carbon dioxide. Plants need carbon dioxide to grow and produce oxygen using the light of the sun in the heavens. Now we have four elements of life. The gases in the proper ratio, fertilizing of nitrogen, oxygen for breathing, carbon dioxide for plants growth, sun light to change carbon dioxide to oxygen, not to mention light and heat.

Gen. 1:20 Then God said, “Let the waters teem with swarms of living creatures.

Layers or Expanse

Expanse’s Hebrew, raqia, has a varied and complicated meaning from wide-open spaces to layers like metal screens.

7549. AoyIq∂r raqia [956a]; from 7554; an extended surface, expanse:
7549. AoyIq∂r raqiya{, raw-kee´-ah; from 7554; properly, an expanse, i.e. the firmament or (apparently) visible arch of the sky:

7554. oåq∂r raqa [955d]; a prim. root; to beat, stamp, beat out, spread out:

7554. oAq∂r raqa{, raw-kah´; a primitive root; to pound the earth (as a sign of passion); by analogy to expand (by hammering); by implication, to overlay (with thin sheets of metal):

7543. jåq∂r raqach [955b]; a prim. root; to mix or compound oil or ointment:
7534. qår raq [956b]; from an unused word; thin, only, altogether, surely:

The layers of the atmosphere are: the troposphere, stratosphere, mesosphere and ionosphere.

Each layer is discrete from its upper or lower neighbor under normal circumstances. Nothing in the troposphere enters the stratosphere, except for huge thunderstorms, whose tops may enter the troposphere. No other gases rise above the troposphere. However, volcanic action will shoot gases and material, at times, into the higher layers of atmosphere. Several of these gases reach the ionosphere, a layer protecting life from extreme radiation, and cause problems with holes letting in certain of the sun’s rays. Aside from these actions, each layer is discrete with its own characteristics necessary for life.

The layers of the atmosphere, as well as its depth, prevent harmful radiation from effecting life on the ground while allowing visible rays, ultraviolet rays, and infrared rays to reach the surface to proved light, heat and disinfection from ultraviolet rays.

Other layers outside the atmosphere exist, as well. Each planet has its own layer or orbit, with some having moons in a layer around the planet. Each solar system has its own layer with a giant layer like the Milky Way.

The expanse above the earth where the sun exists provides light for us to see by. The same sun provides the right amount of heat necessary for life. The heat causes the evaporation for the water cycle. See above. Certain plants turn toward the sun, heliotropic types.

If the amount energy causing radiation were different from what they are even by a little bit the sun would not give off light or heat to be effective or destroy everything by its intense power. Additionally, Earth’s orbit has to be what it is for life to exist.

Gen. 1:6 ¶ Then God said, “Let there be an expanse in the midst of the waters, and let it separate the waters from the waters.”
Gen. 1:7 God made the expanse, and separated the waters which were below the expanse from the waters which were above the expanse; and it was so.
Gen. 1:8 God called the expanse heaven. And there was evening and there was morning, a second day.
Gen. 1:9 ¶ Then God said, “Let the waters below the heavens be gathered into one place, and let the dry land appear”; and it was so.

Gen. 1:6  Then God said, “Let there be a space between the waters, to separate the waters of the heavens from the waters of the earth.”
Gen. 1:7 And that is what happened. God made this space to separate the waters of the earth from the waters of the heavens.
Gen. 1:8 God called the space “sky.” And evening passed and morning came, marking the second day.
Gen. 1:9  Then God said, “Let the waters beneath the sky flow together into one place, so dry ground may appear.” And that is what happened.

Heaven Defined:

We abide and are able to abide in the atmosphere, the solar system and the galaxy because its exact energy, forces and compositions are perfect for life. We dwell on earth and in the atmosphere, heavens and various space systems.

8064. MˆyAmÎv shamayim, shaw-mah´-yim; dual of an unused singular hRmÎv shameh, shaw-meh´; from an unused root meaning to be lofty; the sky (as aloft; the dual perhaps alluding to the visible arch in which the clouds move, as well as to the higher ether where the celestial bodies revolve):

7579. bAaÎv sha}ab, sahw-ab´; a primitive root; to bale up water:

The heavens, including the sky and stellar area, shamayim is made of two roots: sham, which has the definition above; and mayim, which means water or meadow of water. How water relates to outer space, we may not understand but it surely relates to the troposphere in its totality. Shaab means water as well. The root ending of shaab is ab, father, Our Father the well (water) of life.

7931. NAkÎv shakan, shaw-kan´; a primitive root (apparently akin (by transmission) to 7901 through the idea of lodging; compare 5531,

The atmosphere and outer and inner space has a powerful meaning of abiding, indeed so safe that we can lie down in our habitat. Furthermore, God’s habitat with His Son and the attendant beings are His heavenly throne, His abode.

7901. bAkDv shakab [1011d]; a prim. root; to lie down

7925); to reside or permanently stay (literally or figuratively):—abide, continue, (cause to, make to) dwell(-er), have habitation, inhabit, lay, place, (cause to) remain, rest, set (up).
7932. NAk◊v shkan, shek-an´; (Aramaic) corresponding to 7931:—cause to dwell, have habitation.
7933. NRk‰v sheken, sheh´-ken; from 7931; a residence:—habitation.
7934. NEkÎv shaken, shaw-kane´; from 7931; a resident; by extension, a fellow-citizen:

Even as we try to define the heavens, the heavens define, to a certain extent, God because they extol and give glory to God. The extent and vast complexity of the expanse, raqia, proclaims God’s very existence.

Psa. 19:1 The heavens are telling of the glory of God;
            And their expanse is declaring the work of His hands.

Stretched Out the Heavens

The psalmist defines the heavens with powerful poetry.

Psa. 104:2  Covering Yourself with light as with a cloak,  Stretching out heaven like a tent curtain.
Psa. 104:3  He lays the beams of His upper chambers in the waters;  He makes the clouds His chariot;  He walks upon the wings of the wind;
Psa. 104:4  He makes the winds His messengers,  Flaming fire His ministers.
Psa. 104:6  You covered it with the deep as with a garment;  The waters were standing above the mountains.
 Psa. 104:10 ¶  He sends forth springs in the valleys;  They flow between the mountains;
Psa. 104:11  They give drink to every beast of the field;  The wild donkeys quench their thirst.
 Psa. 104:19  He made the moon for the seasons;  The sun knows the place of its setting.
 Psa. 104:27 ¶  They all wait for You  To give them their food in due season.
Psa. 104:28  You give to them, they gather it up;  You open Your hand, they are satisfied with good.
Psa. 104:29  You hide Your face, they are dismayed;  You take away their spirit, they expire  And return to their dust.
Psa. 104:30  You send forth Your Spirit, they are created;  And You renew the face of the ground.
Psa. 104:31 ¶  Let the glory of the LORD endure forever;  Let the LORD be glad in His works;
Psa. 104:32  He looks at the earth, and it trembles;  He touches the mountains, and they smoke.
Psa. 104:33  I will sing to the LORD as long as I live;  I will sing praise to my God while I have my being.
Psa. 104:34  Let my meditation be pleasing to Him;  As for me, I shall be glad in the LORD.
Psa. 104:35  Let sinners be consumed from the earth  And let the wicked be no more.  Bless the LORD, O my soul.  Praise the LORD!

The heavens declare the nature of God as our Creator, Life giver and Redeemer.

Is. 44:24  ¶ Thus says the LORD, your Redeemer, and the one who formed you from the womb,  “I, the LORD, am the maker of all things,  Stretching out the heavens by Myself  And spreading out the earth all alone,

Conclusion

Is. 45:12   I am the one who made the earth and created people to live on it.    With my hands I stretched out the heavens. All the stars are at my command.
Is. 45:12  “It is I who made the earth, and created man upon it.  I stretched out the heavens with My hands  And I ordained all their host.
Is. 45:18  ¶ For thus says the LORD, who created the heavens (He is the God who formed the earth and made it, He established it and did not create it a waste place, but formed it to be inhabited),  “I am the LORD, and there is none else.

Is. 48:13  “Surely My hand founded the earth,  And My right hand spread out the heavens;  When I call to them, they stand together.

Jer. 10:12 ¶  It is He who made the earth by His power,  Who established the world by His wisdom;  And by His understanding He has stretched out the heavens.

Amos 9:6  The One who builds His upper chambers in the heavens  And has founded His vaulted dome over the earth,  He who calls for the waters of the sea  And pours them out on the face of the earth,  The LORD is His name.

Amen.

Gil Kovacs,

Sabbath Christian Church