This week’s “Be Armed!” Bible study is entitled: Regarding creation (both seen and unseen). The study is divided into two parts: God’s creation of the world and mankind, and God’s creation of the unseen world, angels, demons, and the like.
Pre-reading for this lesson is Genesis 1 and 2, Psalm 65 and Chapter 15 (part b) of “Systematic Theology” by Wayne Grudem: “Creation is Distinct from God Yet Always Dependent on God”. Also pre-reading is Psalm 103:19-22, Matthew 4:1-12, Revelation 15 and “Jesus: Infinitely Superior to Angels” by John Piper.
The Bible begins with these words:
“In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.” Genesis 1:1
God must have existed prior to His creation to be its Creator. The Psalms have much to say about God’s creative power bringing everything into existence. The heavens and the earth testify that God is Sovereign and has all power and authority over His creation.
God not only created the visible world, but many things that are unseen. God is the sovereign ruler of both the seen and the unseen worlds.
19 The LORD has established his throne in heaven, and his kingdom rules over all. 20 Praise the LORD, you his angels, you mighty ones who do his bidding, who obey his word. 21 Praise the LORD, all his heavenly hosts, you his servants who do his will. 22 Praise the LORD, all his works everywhere in his dominion. Praise the LORD, O my soul.” Psalm 103:19-22
One important part of the unseen creation is the created beings called angels. We often may try to help someone or we may feel helpless in certain life situations. Have we forgotten that angels are everywhere? Do we realize God’s angels serve and minister to believers?
“Are not all angels ministering spirits sent to serve those who will inherit salvation?” Hebrews 1:14