The Great Deep

Genesis 1:2,6-8 ... And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters. And God said, Let there be a firmament (expansion) in the midst of the waters, and let it divide the waters from the waters. And God made the firmament (expansion) and divided the waters which were under the firmament (expansion) from the waters which were above the firmament (expansion): and it was so. And God called the firmament (expansion) Heaven.

God made an expanse of space in the midst of the great deep of waters. In this space which he called heaven God placed the sun, moon, stars and the earth. Beyond the expanse of space the Word of God declares there to be water: The Great Deep.

The Flood of Noah's Time

Genesis 7:11 In the six hundredth year of Noah's life, in the second month, the seventeenth day of the month, the same day were all the fountains of the great deep broken up, and the windows of heaven were opened.

2 Peter 2:4 For if God spared not the angels that sinned, but cast them down to hell, and delivered them into chains of darkness, to be reserved unto judgment; and spared not the old world, but saved Noah ...

In the days of Noah, certain powerful angel spirit beings (devil spirits) attempted to destroy the earth and stop the promised Christ from coming by breaking up the great deep beyond space and making windows in the heavens to bring water to flood the earth.

Jude 6 And the angels which kept not their first estate, but left their own habitation, he hath reserved in everlasting chains under darkness unto the judgment of the great day.

Genesis 8:2 The fountains also of the deep and the windows of heaven were stopped, and the rain from heaven was restrained;

God closed the "windows of heaven" and stopped the fountains of the deep. The spirits that had caused the problem were outside of the expanse of heaven in the great deep when God stopped up the holes. The Word of God declares that they are in chains under darkness and that they are kept there until the day of judgement.

When Jesus Christ was ministering to a man possessed of many devils, the devils " besought him that he would not command them to go out into the deep. Luke 8:31."

1 Peter 3:19-20 By which [his resurrected body] he [Christ] went and preached unto the spirits in prison; Which sometime were disobedient, when once the longsuffering of God waited in the days of Noah, while the ark was a preparing ...

On the night that Jesus Christ was raised from the dead and had received his spiritual body he went beyond the expanse of space and witnessed to these imprisoned spirits. He let them see that their attempt to destroy the earth and keep the promised Christ from redeeming mankind had failed and that all God had promised had come to pass.

A Body Like His Glorious Body
As cold waters to a thirsty soul, so is good news from a far country. Proverbs 25:25

January 1997
Michael Cortright