Midrash on Genesis Chapters 1-3 Part 7

Study 7. The Seven Days of Creation.

Day 5

 “Each according to its kind”

“And God said, “Let the waters team with living creatures, and let birds fly above the earth across the expanse of the sky.” So God created the great creatures of the sea and every living and moving thing with which the water teems, according to their kinds, and every winged bird according to its kind. And God saw that it was good. God blessed them and said, “Be fruitful and increase in number and fill the water in the seas, and let the birds increase on the earth.” And there was evening, and there was morning-the fifth day. And God said let the land produce living creatures according to their kinds: livestock, creatures that move along the ground, and wild animals, each according to its kind.” And it was so. God made the wild animals according to their kinds, the livestock according to their kinds, and the creatures that move along the ground according to their kinds. And God saw that it was good” (Genesis 1: 20-25)

Leviathan, “King over all who are proud”

Again we read, “And God said” and at His command the blessed Holy Spirit created the birds that fly or “the flying ones” and the marine life in the sea. These included the great sea creatures. The most powerful sea creature that God created was called “Leviathan” that great fire-breathing sea monster with thick scales all over its body. This was the great creature of the deep and master of the seas. (Job 41) We are told that there was nothing on earth to equal him, a creature without fear who looks down on all those who are haughty. He is king over all that is proud.

The Dragon

This great sea-going fire-breathing monster symbolises Satan and we find this creature appearing as an allegory for Satan called “the Dragon.” Leviathan was a literal sea-going monster that actually breathed fire and according to all records of such creatures they were called “Dragons.” While Dragons are consigned to myths and legends the fact remains that there were sea going, fire-breathing creatures that dominated the seas at one time. Leviathan appears in Genesis and then re-appears in Revelation symbolised as a Dragon. Both creatures are associated with Pride and rebellion. Clearly the Dragon in Revelation is a reference to Satan and describes his character. He is a Red Dragon we are told, one associated with bloodshed and violence. His kingdom is seen coming out of the tossing sea of humanity in Revelation chapter thirteen.

“Peoples, multitudes, nations and languages”

Also in the book of Revelation we are told that the waters or the seas are symbolic of “peoples, multitudes, nations and languages. “(Revelation 17:15)  Just as Leviathan ruled over all the creatures in the sea so in this fallen world Satan rules over the thoughts, ambitions, desires and actions of fallen man and rules over all who are rebellious and proud and who have no fear of God before their eyes. Like Leviathan Satan “makes the depths churn like a boiling cauldron and stirs up the sea like a pot of ointment. Behind him he leaves a glistening wake, one would think the deep had white hair. Nothing on earth is his equal-a creature without fear. He looks down on all that are haughty; he is king over all that is proud” (Job 4131-24).

Satan controls the thoughts, the values and the ambitions of fallen men and women in this present world, however, the earth itself and the fullness of it still belongs to God. As it is written, “ The earth is the Lord’s and everything in it, the world and all who live in it; for He founded it upon the seas and established it upon the waters” (Psalm 24:1-2). While God has given men the right to choose life or death He still rules over all things and this includes Satan. Leviathan was a sea going monster that by its very nature dominated all other sea creatures. The Bible uses this creature to describe the pride and rebellion of Satan himself. We are also told in the Bible that it was God who, “crushed the heads of Leviathan and gave him as food to the creatures of the desert.” (Psalm 74 14) At the cross Jesus “crushed” the head of Satan giving him the death blow from which he would never recover and assigning him to the lake of fire prepared for him and his angels. (Genesis 3:15) (Matthew 25:41)

Unrestrained and unleashed

While Satan wreaks havoc on this earth he is still restrained by the power of God. However, there will come a day when Satan will be unleashed and through his man the Antichrist and his empire will rule over the kingdoms of this world for the last three and a half years of this present age. At the end of that time Jesus will come back to destroy the Antichrist, overthrow his empire and bind Satan for a thousand years. Ultimately Satan himself will be consigned to the lake of fire forever. (Revelation 20:10) Indeed it is written in the psalms, “In that day the Lord will punish with the sword, His fierce, great and powerful sword. Leviathan the gliding serpent, Leviathan the coiling serpent, He will slay the monster of the sea” (Isaiah 27:1). Leviathan is connected to “the serpent,” another title of Satan. (Genesis 3:1) (2 Corinthians 11:3) (Revelation 12:9, 14, 15) (Revelation 20:2)

“After its own kind”

Notice again we are told that the creatures in the earth were also to produce, “creatures according to their kinds” or “after its kind.” Now God never intended his creatures to mate with other creatures not of their species. This decree of course applied to men and women.  One of the degenerate practices of the Canaanites in the time of Joshua was having sex with animals. This kind of thing fell swiftly under the judgment of God. In the same way God never intended men to have sex with other men or women to have sex with other woman. This also is a perversion. Sodomites were also a conspicuous feature of the Canaanite culture. It was because of this kind of practice that God rained down fire upon Sodom and Gomorrah. This kind of perversion always falls under the judgment of God. (Leviticus 18:22-23) (Leviticus 20:13, 15-16) (Deuteronomy 27:21) (Romans 1:26-27) (1 Corinthians 6:9) (Jude 7)

Satanic infiltration of the human race

In the book of Genesis we are also told that; “the sons of God went to the daughters of men and had children by them” (Genesis 6:4). The “sons” were actually angelic beings. (Job 1:6 2:1) The results were the “Nephilim” or “the fallen ones.” Apparently these were giants and were in reality “demonoids.” This kind of thing runs through Greek Mythology where the gods come down to have sex with women to produce offspring in the earth. Even though Greek mythology itself is not true there must have been an original source for this kind of thing to be written in the literature of the Greeks. God judged the angelic beings that became involved in this kind of thing. As it is written of them, “And the angels who did not keep their position of authority but abandoned their own home-these he has kept in darkness bound with everlasting chains for judgment on the great Day. In a similar way Sodom and Gomorrah and the surrounding towns gave themselves up to sexual immorality and perversion. They serve as an example of those who suffer the punishment of eternal fire” (Jude 7). In its context the angels are associated with sexual perversion because they are mentioned in connection with Sodom and Gomorrah.

Obesession with the Supernatural

These things happened just before the flood. The flood was a judgment of God. We are also told that as it was in the days of Noah back then so shall it be in the days before Jesus comes back. (Matthew 25:37-39) Today in our society we see a resurgence of the supernatural where demonic supernatural beings are associating with human beings. In the latest movie called “Avatar” they are cross breeding humans with alien creatures. There have already been movies produced about demons having sex with human women and producing offspring. In the practice of Black Necromancy the initiates are required to have sex with demons as part of their initiation into that sect. Many have claimed that aliens have actually abducted them and the aliens have in some way molested them sexually. Also there have been many sightings of UFO’s over the years. The days of Noah are once again upon us. Hollywood is spewing out movies about vampires and the supernatural. How many millions of young people were affected by the Harry Potter movies that clearly depicted witchcraft and man’s contact with supernatural powers. Of course this kind of preoccupation with the occult has always characterized all of the ancient civilizations going all the way back to Nimrod and the Tower of Babel.

Masters of Heaven?

So then every living thing whether plants, sea life or animals were all created after their own kind and God never intended cross breeding between them. It takes man to meddle with genetics as they are doing today trying to create life artificially in a test tube. Already they have cloned animals and are looking at ways to clone human beings. Of course this is nothing new when you consider the inhuman practices that the Nazis used in their medical experiments to produce a master race. Today man has the technology to clone human beings and it is only a matter of time. Who knows the results? Demonoids? Nephalim? This will get to a point where God will need to intervene as He did in the situation at the Tower of Babel. The people in Nimrod’s time wanted to reach to the heavens and build a name for themselves making themselves the masters of heaven and earth but God stopped them in their tracks did He not!

Choices

God originally intended his creatures to reproduce after their own kind and not to interbreed with other creatures of a different kind. Everything He did was perfect and creation itself, until the fall, was untouched and unpolluted by sin, rebellion and unrighteousness. God never intended creation to become subject to futility because of man’s sin. Even though He knew that man would fall He still gave man the freedom of choice as this is the nature of God. As we see in Genesis chapter three God outwitted the devil and even from the garden where the fall occurred God’s plan of Salvation was clearly revealed.

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