Important Messages About Humanity/Civilizations from a High-Ranking Shaman | Credo Mutwa

Incredible information from a respected Spiritual Leader.

Searching for the truth is a difficult endeavor. Especially when deception and manipulation seems to run rampant in regards to our way of life, our history, even humanity’s very existence.

Why will I not accept simply living my life to the best of my ability, and largely only caring about my family, friends, my own work, monetary situations, hobbies, etc.?

Because I largely suspect that this is what got us into this apathetic situation to begin with. We have lost sight of what really matters. Yes, family and friends are important. But why should our care and compassion stop at them? Shouldn’t we be caring about THE WHOLE WORLD?

This whole excuse that you can only do so much and you only have one life to live so you might as well make the most of it by having as much fun and living it up as much as possible doesn’t sit right with me. It’s a smokescreen to get us to ignore important situations that occur all across the planet. And I am not okay with it. I think we need to go back to our roots, go back to looking within ourselves, and go back to our compassionate nature.

After digging around for information into our origin and how we used to live, I came across this very insightful interview with who was considered the most highest-ranking shaman in the world at the time: Credo Mutwa.

I am not saying that everything he is saying is true. But I am saying that what he’s recounting deserves reflection and an open mind into what may be possible. Our refusal to believe a particular narrative may have been our downfall all along. But what if we suspended our disbelief, and took this man’s words at heart, and really look at the theory presented to us?

What’s the worst that can happen? That it’s not true and we just made a fool of ourselves? Or that IT IS TRUE, and we need to do a complete 180 in our way of thinking, and come to terms with how we’ve been living our lives? And who we’ve been living our lives with?

I, for one, don’t care if I end up making a fool of myself. If it involves me bettering myself and my understanding of the world and why there’s so much strife and division, I am willing to take that chance. It is better than marching into this dystopian lifestyle that I see looming before us. If humanity can, as a collective whole, raise our consciousness and awareness into who we really are and our capabilities, and start resisting this demiurge that has been dictating and trying to control our emotions and state of being, then the world can be a beautiful, benevolent place.

Credo Mutwa, in an incredibly heartfelt interview, is pleading with the world to open their eyes, heart and mind into considering an alternative account; one that, unfortunately, many scorn and laugh at.

The following are some key points that I have highlighted from his interview. The whole interview is fascinating and definitely worth checking out in full, but wanted to focus on these particular mentions.

Credo Mutwa (Important Insights):

(All quotes are from Credo Mutwa, unless otherwise stated.)

Peaceful, spiritual life in the beginning

“The world was thickly covered with great forests, great jungles, and people lived in peace on Earth at that time. People were happy and it is said, at that time, we human beings did not have the power of speech. We only made funny sounds like happy monkeys and baboons, but we did not have speech as we now have it. And in those centuries, people spoke to each other through their mind.

A man could call his wife thinking about her, thinking about the shape of her face, the smell of her body, and the feel of hair as a woman. That a hunter would go out into the bush and call out for animals to come, and the animals would select one of their number which was old and tired, and this animal would offer itself to the hunter so that he may kill it quickly and take it as meat to his cave.

There was no violence against animals. There was no violence against Nature by human beings at that time. Man used to ask for food from Nature. He used to come to a tree and think about fruit, and the tree would allow some of its fruit to fall to the ground, and man would take it.”

Who is dictating our lives behind the scenes?

“This name is Chitauli [Chitauri]. Now, the word Chitauli means “the dictators, the ones who tell us the law”. In other words, “they who tell us, secretly, what we are to do”. Now, it is said that these Chitauli did a number of things to us when they came to this planet.”

“And the Chitauli told human beings, whom they gathered together by force with whips of lightning, that they were great gods from the sky and that from now on they would receive a number of great gifts from the god.”

“These creatures then took away the great powers that human beings had:

– the power of speaking through the mind only
– the power of moving objects with their mind only
– the power of seeing into the future and into their past
– the power to travel, spiritually, to different worlds

All of these great powers the Chitauli took away from human beings and they gave human beings a new power, now, the power of speech.

But, human beings found, to their horror, that the power of speech divided human beings, instead of uniting them, because the Chitauli cunningly created different languages, and they caused a great quarrel between people.

Also, the Chitauli did something which has never been done before: they gave human beings people to rule over them, and they said, “These are your kings, these are your chiefs. They have our blood in them. They are our children, and you must listen to these people because they will speak on our behalf. If you don’t, we are going punish you very terribly.”

Before the coming of the Chitauli, before the coming of the Imbulu creatures, human beings were spiritually one.

But when the Chitauli came, human beings became divided, both spiritually as well as by language.

– And then, human beings were given strange new feelings by the Chitauli. Human beings started to feel unsafe…
– Human beings became ambitious and greedy and they wanted to acquire wealth…
– And, another thing the Chitauli forced human beings to do, they forced human beings to mine into the Earth.”

Several tribes describe similar creatures:

“Throughout South Africa, amongst many tribes, you’ll find stories of these amazing creatures who are capable of changing from reptile to human being, and from reptile to any other animal of their choice. And these creatures, sir, do really exist. No matter where you go throughout Southern, Eastern, Western, and Central Africa, you’ll find that the description of these creatures is the same.

Even amongst tribes which never, throughout their long history, had contact with each other at all.

So, there ARE such creatures. Where they come from, I will never claim to know, sir. But they are associated with certain stars in the sky, and one of these stars is a large group of stars which is part of the Milky Way, which our people call Ingiyab, which means “The Great Serpent”. And there is a red star, a reddish star, near the tip of this huge rim of stars which our people call IsoneNkanyamba.

Now, this star called IsoneNkanyamba, I managed to find its English name. It is the star called Alpha Centauri, in English. Now, this, sir, is something that is worth investigating. Why is it that well over 500 tribes in parts of Africa which I’ve visited in the last 40 or 50 years or so, all of them describe similar creatures?”

What do the creatures feed on?:

“They hide in deep cavities underground, because they are always feeling cold. In these cavities, we are told, there are huge fires which are kept going by slaves, human, zombie-like slaves. And, it is further said that these Zuswazi, these Imbulu, or whatever you choose to call them, are not capable of eating solid food.

They either eat human blood, or they eat that power, the energy that is generated when human beings, on the surface of the Earth, are fighting and killing each other in large numbers.

I met people who have fled from the early Masaki in Rwanda, from years ago, and these people were horrified by what was happening in their country. They said that the slaughter of the Hutus by the Watusi, and the Watusi by the Hutus, is actually feeding the Imanujela, monsters.

Because the Imanujela like to inhale the energy that is generated by masses of people being terrified or being killed by other people.”

Terrible ritualistic sacrifice to “cure” a sick Chitauli:

“- one of the things that the Chitauli like to do in their underground caves, where many fires are always kept ablaze, we are told, is that when a Chitauli gets sick and starts to lose a large area of skin on his body, it is said that there is a disease that the Chitauli suffer from which causes them to lose large areas of their skin, leaving only raw flesh.

When the Chitauli gets sick this way, a young girl, a virgin, is usually kidnapped by the servant of the Chitauli and is brought to the underground place. There the girl is bound, hand and foot, and wrapped in a golden blanket, and is forced to lie next to the Chitauli, the sick Chitauli, week after week, being well fed and well cared for, but kept bound hand and foot, and only released at certain times to relieve herself.

It is said that after the sick Chitauli shows signs of getting better, then the human girl is manipulated into trying to escape. She is given a chance to escape, a chance which is really not a chance.

Then, when the girl escapes, she runs, but she is pursued over a long distance underground by flying creatures which are made of metal, and she is recaptured when she reaches the height of fear and exhaustion.

Then she is laid on an altar, usually a rough rock, flat on top. Then, she is cruelly sacrificed, sir, and her blood is drunk by the sick Chitauli, which then recovers. But, the girl must not be sacrificed until she is very, very, very frightened, because if she is not frightened, it is said that her blood will not save the sick Chitauli. It must be the blood of a very frightened human being, indeed.”

Our planet becoming a wasteland:

“Now, sir, another thing that the Chitauli told our people, it is said, is that we human beings are here on Earth to change the Earth and to make it suitable for “God” to come down one day and dwell in it. And it is said that they who work to change this Earth and make it safe for the serpent god, the Chitauli, to come and dwell in it, will be rewarded with great power and with great wealth.

Sir, as I have watched over many years of study, over many years of initiation of the mysteries of African shamanism, wisdom, and knowledge, I have found myself wondering why we human beings are actually destroying the Earth on which we live.”

“We are doing something which is only done by one other species of animal, namely, the African elephant, which utterly destroys every tree in the place in which it dwells.

We human beings are doing exactly this. And wherever you go in Africa, where once there were great ancient civilizations, you find desert.

For example, there is the Kalahari desert in South Africa, and under the sands of that desert, I have found the ruins of ancient cities, which means that human beings turned this stretch of land, which was once green and fertile, into a desert.

And, in days when I was with explorers and safari people in the Sahara regions of Africa, I also found evidence of unbelievably ancient human habitation in places where there is nothing now but angry rock and whispering sand.

In other words, the Sahara Desert was once a fertile country and was turned into a desert by human beings. Why? I must ask myself, again and again, why are human beings being driven by insecurity, greed, and lust of power to turn the Earth into a desert in which, ultimately, no human being would ever be able to live? Why?

Although we are all aware of the terrible dangers that this will bring about, why are we cutting huge areas of jungle in Africa? Why are we on Earth carrying out the instructions which the Chitauli programmed into us?”

Being programmed to march into our own destruction:

“One other thing that our people say is that the Chitauli prey upon us like vultures. They raise some of us, they fill some of us with great anger and great ambition, and they make these people they’ve raised into great warriors who make terrible war. But, in the end, the Chitauli do not allow these great leaders, these great war chiefs and kings, to die peacefully.

The warrior chief is used to make as much war as possible, to kill as many of his people, and those he calls enemies, as possible, and then, in the end, the warrior chief dies a terrible death – “

“- there is a certain power that is guiding we human beings toward the dark river of self-destruction.

And the sooner many of us become aware of this, the better, perhaps, we might be able to deal with it.”

“There ARE such creatures, and the sooner skeptics amongst us face up to this fact, the better it shall be. Why is human-kind not progressing? Why are we running around in a great circle of self-destruction and mutual-destruction?”

Depopulation / extermination of Africa:

“But, why is Africa drowning in war, in disease, and in hunger? Why?

Many times, sir, I sit in my hut and I cry when I see diseases like AIDS destroying us; when I see senseless wars destroying those countries in Africa which had thrived for thousands of years.

Say, Ethiopia is a country that has been free for thousands of years. Ethiopia was once the school of all of Africa. Nigeria was once a great country with a long tradition of self-government – long, long before the White man came to Africa. But today, all of these countries and many others are being destroyed.

Today, sir, there are parts of Africa which have been totally depopulated by war and by the disease called AIDS, a disease which shows every sign of being a man-made disease. I ask myself, “Who or what is destroying Africa, and why?”

Because there are tribes in those villages I lived in, who assisted my search for knowledge, before the Second World War and after. But today these tribes no longer exist anymore. They are gone, dispersed, totally exterminated in senseless wars that gain the Black people nothing.

I am in South Africa now. Here I was born, and here I was to die. But I see my country falling apart like a rotting mango. South Africa was once a powerful country. She had a powerful army. She had huge industries, which were producing everything from locomotives to little radios. But today my country has become a drug-sodden, crime-ridden piece of rubbish. Why? A country doesn’t get destroyed almost overnight, unless there are definite forces which are determined to obliterate it.”

Division created within each other:

“There are wars which take place in Africa, where after an African country has gained its independence from the colonial power, then a force of rebels pick up weapons against that country’s government, but instead of the rebels fighting the government to the bitter end, what happens again and again is that the rebel forces split into various groups which end up fighting not only the government in power, but also each other.

And the result is that, in several African countries, the country is so destroyed that, no matter which party wins, the people lose.

The United Nations are caused to be called in, in order to create some semblance of peace. In other words, Africans have now started fighting wars which bring about not victory, but the destruction of themselves, as well as their people.”

Rick Martin: “Now, it’s been said – I’ve heard that these beings are very controlling and they thrive on “divide and conquer”.

Credo Mutwa: “Yes, they do, sir. They set human being against human being. I could give you many amusing examples, using some African language, how the Chitauli are said to have divided human beings.

They like – do you know who they like, sir? They like religious fanatics.”

Credo Sutwa’s heart-wrenching plea to America:

“Because, sir, genocide, worse than anything that Hitler ever committed upon the Jewish people, is taking place in Africa NOW, and the people of America don’t seem to care a damn. Why? We are the best friends that the United States has got. We are the best people. We buy American products.

Our children want to look like American children. Our kids wear jeans, sir, and they even speak with American accents, because you American people are our role model. Why are you allowing us to be slaughtered? Why? Why?”

“I am asking the people of the United States of America, I am asking my Black brothers and my Black sisters over there, why are you allowing the country which is your mother to be exterminated?”

Who humanity is at the core:

“People are basically good; I believe this. People don’t want to start wars. People don’t want to destroy the world in which they stay, but there are creatures, or there is power that is driving we human beings toward self-annihilation. And the sooner we recognize this, the better.”

“Look, please, sir. Anyone who studies humanity with love, with understanding, and with care, recognizes the fact that there is a shining God which is struggling to be born within each and every one of us. We are trying to fight back, although many of us are not yet aware of this. We are developing an attitude of wanting to protect our planet, no matter who or what we are.

There are chiefs in Africa who fine you very heavily if they see you destroying a tree unnecessarily. This thing was common in the past, but it disappeared with the coming of the White people; but now it has come back again.

Man is becoming, is struggling to become a more advanced, more caring being, and the aliens are not going to take this lying down. They are going to cause us to kill each other, again. And I am worried about what is going to happen.”

“Today a big-game hunter is no longer looked upon as a hero, but rather as a murderer. Today there are men and women, Black and White, who are prepared to risk their lives to save trees, to save animals, and to stop the insanity of testing nuclear weapons.

Sir, what does this tell you? It tells you that, after many thousands of years of being dominated by alien creatures, human beings are starting to fight back. Human beings are starting to care about the world in which they live and in which they find themselves.”

Calls for investigations into these different beings:

“One day I hope to share more of this information with your readers, but my appeal, again, is this: Please investigate! Please, let us investigate! Let us stop being too skeptical. Excessive skepticism is just as dangerous and as evil as gullibility.”

“We must investigate, sir, because there is every sign that the alien creatures sharing this planet with us are getting desperate. Why? Because, you see, there is a great fight shaping up, and anyone who thinks deeply about such things can see this fight coming.”

Reference to Jabulon [Jahbulon] and freemasons:

“Jabulon, sir, is a very strange god. He is supposed to be the leader of the Chitauli. He is a god, to my great surprise, which I find certain groups of White people, especially, worshipping.

We have known about Jabulon for many, many centuries, we Black people. But I am surprised that there are White people who worship this god, and these people, amongst them are people whom many have blamed for all the things that have happened on this Earth, namely, the Freemason people.

We believe that Jabulon is the leader of the Chitauli. He is the Old One.”

Rick Martin: “It would seem that this Jabulon would be the equivalent of what, in the West, we call Satan. Would you say that?”

Credo Mutwa: “I think so, yes, sir. He is the chief of the Chitauli. And, like Satan, he lives in a house underground where great fires are always lighted, to keep him warm.

Because, we are told, that after the great war they fought with God, they became cold in their blood and they cannot stand freezing weather, which is why they require human blood, and also they require fire always to be kept working where they are.”

Message of Hope | Spiritual awakening:

Rick Martin: “Well, it is said, and I believe this to be true, that there is a – for lack of a better way of putting it – there is a war between Light and Dark, Good and Evil, on this planet.”

Credo Mutwa: “Yes. Yes, sir. Yes, sir. Yes.”

Rick Martin: “And there certainly is a God in His Universe, a God of Light and Justness.”

Credo Mutwa: “Yes, sir.”

” – there IS hope! Look, first of all, there IS a God above us. And this God is more real than most of us believe.

God is not a figment of someone’s imagination. God is not something dreamt-up by old men and old women in prehistoric times. God exists, sir. But standing between us and God are creatures who claim to be gods.”

“Sir, I have lived a long and very strange life, and I can tell you that there is a God, and He is intervening. However, we see God’s intervening as slow, but wait: Who would have thought that less than 30 years ago, not one person cared about the environment. Who put this sudden Godliness within all of us?

Today, sir, people everywhere in the world are standing up and fighting for the rights of women and for the rights of children. Who has put these ideas into our minds? Not the Chitauli, not any demonic entity, it is God acting in the shadow and making us strong -“

“And it is God, sir, who, for the first time in our existence, is making us aware of these things, making us aware that on this world we are not alone, and that we must be soul-ly and solely responsible for our actions, and we must neutralize these alien beings who for years have led us around in circles.”

“There is hope, and the hope is very bright. A Christ-child is being born in all of us, but like all deaths, the death of the Light-child (the death of the old-self prior to transformation into “Christness”) is going to be attended by great danger, as the enemy is going to be driven into desperation. The enemy will make mistakes and we will conquer him in God’s sacred name.

That is what I believe, sir, and that is what I’m going to hold-on believing until my last breath.”

Stop the censorship / stop the ridicule | Seek The Truth:

Credo Mutwa: “We will overcome, we will overcome, but skeptics must stop laughing, and fools must stop calling these aliens, god. There is only ONE God, and He or She or It is the One who created us, and not some impostor who came from somewhere else to hide behind us and to drink our children’s blood. Amen, sir.”

Rick Martin: “Yes, absolutely right. Credo, please know that I deeply appreciate what you have done and the courage of just speaking frankly. It’s past time to hold onto these things, and it’s time to just speak The Truth. And for those who don’t believe or even consider possibilities, well, it’s just too bad.”

Credo Martin: “Exactly, and also to confront people with the fact that there is no reason to fear anything.

If we go from a perspective of making information available that should be available to every single person on this blooming planet, why the hell are they trying to threaten you to keep quiet? If it’s so ridiculous, let it be. Stop assassinating and ridiculing and destroying people by churning-up fear.

This is the perspective I come from, and I’m sure David, as well, and obviously you, as well, do too. I don’t have fear anymore.

It’s time that we speak out and that we acquire a consciousness – a global, common consciousness – and get this thing to the front. Thank you, so much, I really appreciate it.”

To read the whole interview with Rick Martin, please visit: bibliotecapleyades.net | Credo Mutwa

There is also this lengthy, but equally as captivating interview between Credo Mutwa and David Icke. Although it covers many of the same subjects, it is fascinating as well and gives additional context to the interview with Mr. Martin.

Source: odysee | Kinninigan | The Reptilian Agenda With Shaman Credo Mutwa

Sadly, Credo Mutwa passed away last year on March 25th, 2020. I am very glad we were given the opportunity to hear this incredible account of his background and history, and the beliefs of the African people. While all of it may sound too incredulous to take in, I think it is high time to let go of any preconceived notions, realize that this world is full of mystery, and that there is still universal wisdom to be found in order to uncover the true nature of our reality.

Bless Credo Mutwa, and Mr. Martin and Mr. Icke, for helping this man’s voice be heard. May he rest in peace.

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Genesis 1: The Beginning

Earnest Examination

To start, I’ve realized that I have never read the Bible front to back, and so would like to remedy that. On some of my posts, I quote from the Bible, which I feel is a little insincere if I’m not going to study the whole Bible. So this is my chance to get closer to the Word and really understand the book that I occasionally quote from.
 
Originally, I was going to start with the New Testament as a friend has advised me to do, since when I started on the Old Testament I kept getting hung up on what I saw at the time were contradictions, and baseless wickedness and corruption. It repelled me from the Bible. She mentioned that that is exactly why Jesus Christ came. To do away with the “old” ways and bring about a new, better way of living. Which is to love and care about one another. The reason the Old Testament is so important is so that we know the conditions of how the world used to be, before Jesus Christ arrived to show us a more peaceful and loving way to be.
 
Now that I feel I may have a better understanding of this, I am compelled to start from “The Beginning“, both literally and figuratively. After having attempted Matthew 3, I realize that I am constantly having the urge to go back through the Bible to check references and names, etc. Since my desire is to take this one step at a time and build upon the knowledge based upon the timeline laid out before us in the Bible, I have decided to revisit the time I tried to read the Bible front to back, and see if my old views still stand.
 
Make no mistake, I will still have questions and ponderings about why God decided to do the things He’s done (and of course more questions on top of that), but I have learned not to condemn or judge such actions since I do feel some things are beyond our understandings and it is not my place to judge. I will try my best to look at it from an unbiased and simply curious, thoughtful mind.
 

To lay it out in a way that I can manage, I have highlighted the texts of verses that I either don’t understand or have a comment or question about in yellow. And the comments I’ve left beneath it will be of a smaller font and using brown text.

I would love it if you’d join me in this journey and if you have any insights and/or knowledge of these chapters/verses etc., please feel free to share with me and the other readers. Any chance to get a clearer understanding of the Bible and Jesus Christ would be welcomed with open arms.

All verses used are from biblestudytools.com (NIV) Genesis 1

The Beginning

1 In the beginning God created the heavens (I noticed this is plural – upon investigating realized that the Bible describes 3 different heavens, but on this particular verse, it seems to imply that it is used to describe “sky”, not “The Heaven” in which the angels/God/Heavenly hosts reside in. Which begs the questions, did God create The Heavens as well, or is it a construct that we as physical beings can’t quite comprehend?) and the earth.
2 Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters.
3 And God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light.

In my mind, this is obviously alluding to the sun. However, when reading a few more verses beneath this one, verse 16, it clearly seems to depict the makings of the sun and the moon (the greater light to govern the day, and the lesser light to govern the night) on the fourth day, so my obvious conclusion is incorrect. So what was this “light”?
4 God saw that the light was good, and he separated the light from the darkness.
Now here we can see the deliberate separation of the light from the darkness. It reminds me of the allegory of the candle that I read somewhere. I can’t remember where, but if I come across it I will give credit to where it’s due. But it mentions that you can put light into a dark room, such as using a candle, lamp, light bulb, etc., but you can’t put darkness into a room that’s already lit. It was meant to signify the spiritual side of things. I might have heard this allegory from a near death experience, where I believe someone mentioned that when they were initially heading towards hell or the darkness, they could see a pinpoint of light that was coming towards him and it radiated through the darkness and reached him. Then he mentioned that it was impossible for the darkness to be allowed into the light because the light would just completely engulf it. Darkness simply can’t exist in the light. So if one’s heart or soul is completely dark and cold, there’s no way it could get to Heaven. But as long as there’s light within, you can shine even in the darkness and go to Heaven.
I liked this rendition and it has stuck with me ever since I read it.
Now with this verse, it doesn’t seem to have spiritual connotations, but it makes sense physically and scientifically when thinking about the candle story. If there was light, there wouldn’t be darkness. So God made the means to separate the two.

5 God called the light “day,” and the darkness he called “night.” And there was evening, and there was morning—the first day.
So since God has not made the sun yet, I can only surmise that this light was, as of yet, an un-contained amount of energy that simply obeyed God’s will.
6 And God said, “Let there be a vault between the waters to separate water from water.”
7 So God made the vault and separated the water under the vault from the water above it. And it was so.

8 God called the vault “sky.” And there was evening, and there was morning—the second day.
Okay, I’m just going to say it. I am very confused. Here is another reason why I was so reluctant to read the Bible, because there are so many different versions, so many different translations, and even with the slightest change could end up with a completely different result or meaning.
Take these verses, for instance. I remember reading that it wasn’t a “vault”, but a “firmament”; which, okay, very slight difference and of no real significance. They mean the same thing, right? I am okay with that. However, in verse 8, I remember it specifically saying “heaven” and not “sky”. And yes, we’ve already covered that there are 3 different types of “heavens”, so that doesn’t quite phase me either. What does absolutely confuse me, though, is that when looking at the KJV, the verse is this: “And God called the firmament Heaven.”
This is a huge difference to me because not only is the word “Heaven” capitalized, but it is also singular. Then, when looking at the very first verse of the KJV, it states this, “In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.” In this sentence, “heaven” is not plural or capitalized. Then, to make matters even worse, when looking at a 1980’s NKJV book that was passed down from my family, the first verse is a lower case “heavens”, yet verse 8 writes “Heaven”. What am I to make with all these differences? To me, they aren’t just slight, insignificant differences. They are large ones that can give a completely new meaning depending on how one looks at it.
For that matter, how do we know which translation is the most correct? Other than actually learning Hebrew, Greek, and Aramaic and studying the very first original documentations of the Bible, not to mention the other languages that could benefit from these ancient writings?
(I will leave this particular rant here, because I am sure there’s more to come.)
Getting back to the separation of water from water, I have gathered that to mean the clouds/sky/”heaven”, from the waters of the Earth.

9 And God said, “Let the water under the sky be gathered to one place, and let dry ground appear.” And it was so.
10 God called the dry ground “land,” and the gathered waters he called “seas.” And God saw that it was good.
11 Then God said, “Let the land produce vegetation: seed-bearing plants and trees on the land that bear fruit with seed in it, according to their various kinds.” And it was so.
12 The land produced vegetation: plants bearing seed according to their kinds and trees bearing fruit with seed in it according to their kinds. And God saw that it was good.
13 And there was evening, and there was morning—the third day.

14 And God said, “Let there be lights in the vault of the sky to separate the day from the night, and let them serve as signs to mark sacred times, and days and years,
15 and let them be lights in the vault of the sky to give light on the earth.” And it was so.
16 God made two great lights—the greater light to govern the day and the lesser light to govern the night. He also made the stars.

So here we see the creations of the sun, moon and stars, perhaps the constellations as well, but does this include the other planets? The other galaxies? After all, the motion of the planets have helped people determine special days and times, along with solar and lunar cycles, so I would surmise that these were created as well. The Bible also alludes to some significance in regards to the planetary alignments and of course the “morning star”, which has been considered as Venus on numerous occasions.
17 God set them in the vault of the sky to give light on the earth,
18 to govern the day and the night, and to separate light from darkness. And God saw that it was good.
19 And there was evening, and there was morning—the fourth day.

20 And God said, “Let the water teem with living creatures, and let birds fly above the earth across the vault of the sky.”
21 So God created the great creatures of the sea and every living thing with which the water teems and that moves about in it, according to their kinds, and every winged bird according to its kind. And God saw that it was good.
22 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.”
23 And there was evening, and there was morning—the fifth day.
24 And God said, “Let the land produce living creatures according to their kinds: the livestock, the creatures that move along the ground, and the wild animals, each according to its kind.” And it was so.

25 God made the wild animals according to their kinds, the livestock according to their kinds, and all the creatures that move along the ground according to their kinds. And God saw that it was good.
I want to mention, these verses as well as verse 21 mentions “kind(s)” numerous times. Enough times to make it quite significant. Why would these verses be so specific in this regard? Perhaps it’s because these verses attempt to drive home the importance of not interbreeding these species and instead let natural reproduction occur. As we know in today’s time (and, to be honest, who knows how long it’s been going on for) the practice of interbreeding and hybridization has been on the increase and there are many attempts at cross-breeding and dna-altering, genetic manipulation, etc., etc. going on. Quite so that it’s actually pretty terrifying. I think these verses were specifically referring to let each kind be it’s kind, and to interfere with that could lead to unexpected consequences.
26 Then God said, “Let us make mankind in our image, in our likeness, so that they may rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky, over the livestock and all the wild animals, and over all the creatures that move along the ground.”
This is a very interesting verse to me.
For one, who was God speaking to?
“Let us”
(Who else? Who’s “us”?)
“in our image”
“in our likeness”
This would imply that there are others that are of God’s image as well. Not just God Himself, or humankind, apparently, but other beings. Are these the angels? Separate Heavenly host members? A kind of “counsel”, if you will? Surely He did not mean “other gods”, correct?
Secondly, who actually wrote Genesis? Many Bible scholars attribute Genesis to being written by Moses, perhaps under divine revelation. But this has not been confirmed. Only speculated and theorized upon. So no one really knows for sure.

27 So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them.
I won’t quite get into this verse just yet, since I know the particular issue I want to raise stems from Genesis 6, but wanted to point out the dichotomy between the male/female human being. Angels themselves, at least biblically, are more often than not considered to be of a masculine form.
28 God blessed them and said to them, “Be fruitful and increase in number; fill the earth and subdue it. Rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky and over every living creature that moves on the ground.”
This verse makes me sad because it sets up the world to be a blissful utopia in which humankind and animalkind can live side by side in peace and harmony, yet before even the first human child is to be born (Cain), that perfect world has been tainted. Even though at that time animals were still peaceful, the fact that from the very beginning, “we” lived in sin, makes my heart sad.
29 Then God said, “I give you every seed-bearing plant on the face of the whole earth and every tree that has fruit with seed in it. They will be yours for food.
30 And to all the beasts of the earth and all the birds in the sky and all the creatures that move along the ground—everything that has the breath of life in it—I give every green plant for food.” And it was so.

This verse and the one above it implies that at this time there were no carnivorous beings. Yes, humans had dominion over the animals, but there is nothing to implicate that they were given to us for food. But verse 29 specifically mentions that all plants and fruits are given to us for food. And then in verse 30, all green plants are given to animals to eat. There is no mention that animals or humans are to eat one another.
31 God saw all that he had made, and it was very good. And there was evening, and there was morning—the sixth day.
“God saw all that he had made, and it was very good.” – I have to repeat that line because as most of us know, the drama that enfolds on the following pages shows us the dark turn that the world gets thrusted in due to certain specific decisions of God’s creations. Now, while I love God’s creations, and it is due to the actions of a small handful of characters that pivots us into a world of chaos, I must still admit that my understanding of His sovereign plan is out of my reach. Thankfully, I have the faith and trust in the Lord to see me through, and I am, as always, searching for the Truth.

That concludes the first chapter of Genesis, and I am interested to see what my reaction will be when I finally get to the chapter that initially made me give up on the Old Testament. (I didn’t even finish Genesis originally…)

But now that I have a more patient outlook and understanding of what I’m reading, I feel more encouraged and determined to gain further insights and knowledge into the Holy Bible.

And again, if you have further revelations/knowledge about this chapter, please feel free to share. I enjoy bouncing off theories and theology off of each other. Thank you for reading and I look forward to hearing from you!

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Earnest Examination

Genesis 16: Hagar and Ishmael - Earnest Examination
Genesis 14: Abram Rescues Lot - Earnest Examination
Genesis 13: Abram Inherits Canaan - Earnest Examination
Genesis 12: The Call of Abram - Earnest Examination
Genesis 11: The Tower of Babel - Earnest Examination
Genesis 10: The Table of Nations - Earnest Examination
Genesis 8: Noah’s Deliverance - Earnest Examination
Genesis 7: The Flood Begins - Earnest Examination