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GOD’S WORD FOR FEBRUARY 18 ~ ~ 2 Peter 2:4-5~ ~ “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 the eighth [person], a preacher of righteousness, bringing in the flood upon the world of the ungodly…”

Many of the features of the Earth’s surface have been formed by the cutting and eroding action of moving water. When you think about how hard rock is compared to water, it’s easy to believe that it must have taken hundreds of thousands or even millions of years for water to shape the land. This ignorance about how rapidly water cuts rock has cost people their lives.

In April 1987 a 300 foot section of the 540 foot long New York Thruway Bridge collapsed into the Choharie Creek. The moving waters of the creek had created turbulence around the bridge’s pilings. Within a few years, this turbulence cut away the rock in which the pilings were anchored, and with nothing to hold it up, the bridge collapsed.

In June 1987 a section of the 2,800 foot long Clearwater Pass Bridge in Florida dropped 10 inches. Divers sent down to inspect the bridge pilings found that more than 10 feet of rock had been scoured away from the bridge’s pilings. Similar instances of moving water cutting away solid rock in a short period of time can be found by dams.

When many of these structures were built, it was assumed that it took tens of thousands of years for water to erode solid rock. But experience has now shown us that water is able to do in a few years or even a few hours what scientists once thought took thousands or millions of years. Another lesson to be learned is that we don’t need tens of thousands of years to form the water carved features of our Earth, as the propaganda of evolution tells us and our children.

They were done in a very short time—in minutes to days, at the most one year—during the worldwide flood.

The power of water is depicted in the Bible, and the fact that God is in control of everything in nature, and everything in our lives. Sometimes He manipulates the forces of nature, (which obey His laws given from the days of Creation) to cause the effects He desires for our betterment, and for His glory.

It isn’t difficult to imagine the changes made in the surface of the earth during the flood. The mountains were covered by a lot of space, and the waves caused by the entire earth being under that much water, did unbelievable erosion and dumping of dirt in various places. Mountains crumbled, ocean bottoms were filled in, and huge crevices were made all over the earth. The power of huge amounts of water is difficult for us to understand.

Even if we don’t agree, or understand, still…….it is He who does it, and it is true that ……

Romans 8:28

“And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.”

Psalm 42:7

“Deep calls to deep at the sound of Your waterfalls; All Your breakers and Your waves have passed over me.”

Genesis 6:17

“And, behold, I, even I, do bring a flood of waters upon the earth, to destroy all flesh, wherein is the breath of life, from under heaven; and every thing that is in the earth shall die.”

Genesis 7:19

“And the waters prevailed exceedingly upon the earth; and all the high hills, that were under the whole heaven, were covered.”

Genesis 7:24

“And the waters prevailed upon the earth an hundred and fifty days.”

Job 14:19 “The waters wear the stones …”

Job 37:10

“By the breath of God frost is given: and the breadth of the waters is straitened”.

Job 38:25

“Who hath divided a watercourse for the overflowing of waters, or a way for the lightning of thunder;”

Job 14:18

“And surely the mountains falling come to nothing, and the rock is removed out of his place.”

Job 28:9

“He puts forth his hand upon the rock; he overturns the mountains by the roots.”

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