The lesson taught on January 27, 2019 was part 1 of the "Genesis" study. We focused on Genesis 1:1 and the incredible testimony of the Hebrew letters and words used to describe the creation of the heavens and the Earth. We learned of Ivan Panin who discovered that when you assign numbers to Hebrew and Greek letters, it has revealed that there is a mathematical perfection of scripture. This study has been termed "Gematria" and it is well demonstrated in Genesis 1:1. "In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth." In Hebrew, this verse has seven words and 28 (7 × 4) letters. His conclusion was that if these patterns were implemented intentionally by man, the collaboration of all writers of the Bible—stretched over many disparate years—would be required, in addition to the condition that each of them be a mathematician of the highest order thus showing the divine inspiration of scripture. Wayne then showed us other scriptures of the condition of God's creation being perfect and inhabitable. The the Hebrew expresses that some form of judgement happened and this creation become null and void and darkness was upon the face of the deep. We learned that Lucifer was the source of the judgement that was given. Another interesting fact was that we were given more insight in the waters mentioned at the end of verse two. The scripture reading was in 2 Peter 3:1-10 KJV
"1 This second epistle, beloved, I now write unto you; in both which I stir up your pure minds by way of remembrance: 2 That ye may be mindful of the words which were spoken before by the holy prophets, and of the commandment of us the apostles of the Lord and Saviour: 3 Knowing this first, that there shall come in the last days scoffers, walking after their own lusts, 4 And saying, Where is the promise of his coming? for since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of the creation. 5 For this they willingly are ignorant of, that by the word of God the heavens were of old, and the earth standing out of the water and in the water: 6 Whereby the world that then was, being overflowed with water, perished: 7 But the heavens and the earth, which are now, by the same word are kept in store, reserved unto fire against the day of judgment and perdition of ungodly men. 8 But, beloved, be not ignorant of this one thing, that one day is with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day. 9 The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance. 10 But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up."