The Sign of the Son of Man in the Clouds of Heaven

Chapter 5

The Galactic Center's Cosmic Dust and the Flood of Noah

by Steve Santini

April 2015

 

David wrote about Christ’s exalted position beyond the clouds of heaven in his one hundred and fourth psalm. Then when he continued with, “thou hast set a bound that they may not pass over; that they turn not again to cover the earth,” he was writing about the waters above the mountains that once had been unleashed in the days of Noah.

Bless the LORD, O my soul. O LORD my God, thou art very great; thou art clothed with honour and majesty.  2 Who coverest thyself with light as with a garment: who stretchest out the heavens like a curtain:  3 Who layeth the beams of his chambers in the waters: who maketh the clouds his chariot: who walketh upon the wings of the wind:  4 Who maketh his angels spirits; his ministers a flaming fire:  5 Who laid the foundations of the earth, that it should not be removed for ever.  6 Thou coveredst it with the deep as with a garment: the waters stood above the mountains.  7 At thy rebuke they fled; at the voice of thy thunder they hasted away.  8 They go up by the mountains; they go down by the valleys unto the place which thou hast founded for them.  9 Thou hast set a bound that they may not pass over; that they turn not again to cover the earth. Psalm 104:1-9

About a thousand years later, Peter, in his own words, also wrote that the waters of heaven had been bound.

Whereby the world that then was, being overflowed with water, perished:  But the heavens and the earth, which are now, by the same word are kept in store, reserved…2 Peter 3:6-7  

The Greek word translated reserved is tereo.  Strong’s concordance defines this word as to keep, one in the state in which he is.[1]  The Liddell, Scott Jones’ Greek English lexicon defines the word as to be constantly guarded.[2]

From where did this now bound water come to cover the earth for the deluge in Noah’s time? And how did enough water once break through to inundate the entire earth to a depth that covered the mountains as the records in Genesis state?

In the opening creation account of Genesis, scripture speaks of the waters being separated from the waters and the firmament between being called heaven.

And God said, Let there be a firmament in the midst of the waters, and let it divide the waters from the waters.  7 And God made the firmament, and divided the waters which were under the firmament from the waters which were above the firmament: and it was so.  8 And God called the firmament Heaven. Genesis 1:6-8  

Over the last several decades during which a variety of satellite based observatories have been launched, new ground based radio telescopes have been installed and older ones improved, and supercomputing data analysis has been applied, astrophysicists have made some astounding discoveries in the fields of cosmic energy and cosmic dust. The fact that cosmic dust, like that shrouding our galactic center, contains voluminous amounts of water is one of those discoveries.[3] The same water bearing cosmic dust has been found in solar systems’ formative stages.

Observations of the formation of one solar system from a soupy protoplanetary disk of cosmic gas and dust led to these statements:

ESA’s Herschel space observatory has discovered enough water vapor to fill Earth’s oceans more than 2000 times over, in a gas and dust cloud that is on the verge of collapsing into a new Sun-like star.

Thanks to Herschel, we can now follow the water trail” from a molecular cloud in the interstellar medium, through the star formation process, to a planet like Earth where water is a crucial ingredient for life,” ESA´s Herschel project scientist, Goran Pilbratt, said in the press release.[4]

From the Old Testament prophets and Peter, the first century Christians knew that the earth had been formed out of this interstellar dust bearing water.

Praise him, ye heavens of heavens, and ye waters that be above the heavens. Psalm 148:4

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:  Whereby the world that then was, being overflowed with water, perished: 2 Peter 3:5-6   

In the ancient Greek employed for the earliest scriptural texts the word for standing out in the phrase the earth standing out of the water is sunistao. According to Strong’s concordance it primarily means to place together, to set in the same place, to bring or band together. It also means to be composed of and to consist of. The word translated in of the phrase in the water is the Greek preposition dia. Dia means through or by means of.

The New Revised Standard Version of the bible has a better translation of this verse.

They deliberately ignore this fact, that by the word of God heavens existed long ago and an earth was formed out of water and by means of water. 2 Peter 3:5

Later in Genesis Moses gives an account of the manner in which the deluge of Noah occurred:

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. Genesis 7:11  

The Hebrew word for broken up is baqa’. It means to split, cleave, break open, divide, break through, rip up, break up, and to tear.[5] The Hebrew word for windows in the phrase windows of heaven is arubbah. It means a lattice work or network.[6]

The closed windows of heaven would then have been those forces that hold the cosmic dust shrouding the galactic center at bay. The great deep of the verse is the galactic center. In his one hundred and fourth psalm when David, after the deluge, was writing about the Lord’s work in creating the heavens he wrote that the Lord had covered the deep in the heavens as a garment where the waters stood above the mountains.

Who coverest thyself with light as with a garment: who stretchest out the heavens like a curtain: Psalm 104:2

Thou coveredst it with the deep as with a garment: the waters stood above the mountains Psalm 104:6

When the Lord answered the boasting, self righteous Job, he placed the bounded deep within the immediate context the of heavenly signs, clouds, water and dust cleaving together like the cosmic dust that cleaves together in the soupy protoplanetary mixture to eventually form planets and a sun.

The waters are hid as with a stone, and the face of the deep is frozen.  31 Canst thou bind the sweet influences of Pleiades, or loose the bands of Orion?  32 Canst thou bring forth Mazzaroth in his season? or canst thou guide Arcturus with his sons?  33 Knowest thou the ordinances of heaven? canst thou set the dominion thereof in the earth?  34 Canst thou lift up thy voice to the clouds, that abundance of waters may cover thee?  35 Canst thou send lightnings, that they may go, and say unto thee, Here we are?  36 Who hath put wisdom in the inward parts? or who hath given understanding to the heart?  37 Who can number the clouds in wisdom? or who can stay the bottles of heaven,  38 When the dust groweth into hardness, and the clods cleave fast together? Job 38:30-38  

In Hebrew the deep means sea or deep waters. Its particular identity is determined by the context in which it appears. In the last verse the word translated groweth in the phrase dust groweth into hardness is the Hebrew word yatsaq. It means to pour out like mortar as in casting.[7]

These scriptural records and the confirmations of current science point towards disruptions at the galactic center that drove its proximate water bearing cosmic dust clouds into the solar system to inundate the earth for the flood of Noah.

The flood ended when “God made a wind to pass over the earth, and the waters asswaged.” (Genesis 8:1)  Recent scientific observations have shown that space is a dynamic interactive medium where cosmic winds move energetic cosmic dust and gas clouds.[8]

 

Another recent study proposes the existence of an interstellar cosmic web with energy conduits capable of carrying cosmic matter.[9]

 

These pathways and clouds of cosmic dust are excited by the most powerful X-rays known as gamma ray bursts and at times by long duration energy waves from the galactic center.[10]  The first faint, yet highly energetic, effects of these ray bursts are scientifically noticed on earth in a matter of hours.

“We checked to see what happened after Chandra witnessed the biggest outburst ever detected from Sagittarius A*, the Milky Way’s supermassive black hole,”(i.e. Galactic Center) said co-author Andrea Peterson, also of the University of Wisconsin. “And less than three hours later, there was a neutrino detection at IceCube.”[11]

The effects of these ray burst have been shown to last at times for months. On the other hand, energy waves, in relation to the current energy levels from the galactic center, can last for thousands of years.

Based on these findings, it appears as if energy waves carrying cosmic dust were the forces that formed the earth and then separated the “waters from the waters” creating the firmament between the solar system and the galactic center. In a similar way gamma ray bursts drove water bearing cosmic dust from the galactic center down pathways into the solar system to the earth for the flood of Noah and then receded, ending the flood.

The multifaceted dynamics of cosmic energy and cosmic matter interactions are highlighted when quantum fields are excited by the forces from the galactic center. Timothy Ferris wrote of this in his article entitled Dark Matter in the January 2015 issue of National Geographic Magazine.

In the nearer future, making sense of dark energy may require radical improvements in the way we conceive of space itself. The voids between the planets and stars were long thought to be sheer nothingness, although Isaac Newton admitted that he couldn’t imagine how gravity could keep the Earth spinning around the sun if the space between them was utterly vacuous. In the 20th century, quantum field theory came to the rescue by demonstrating that space is never really empty but instead is suffused with quantum fields, which are literally everywhere. The protons, electrons, and other particles often described as the building blocks of matter are themselves excitations of quantum fields. Space looks empty when the fields languish near their minimum energy levels. But when the fields are excited, space comes alive with visible matter and energy. The mathematician Luciano Boi compares space to the water in a quiet Alpine pond: invisible when calm but evident when a breeze ripples its surface. “Empty space is not empty,” the American physicist John Archibald Wheeler once said. “It is the seat of the most rich and surprising physics.”[12]

More so, space is the seat of essential spiritual realities. The depth of these realities is in the phos, biblically defined as Christ, the light of life, beyond the scientific mind of man. (John 1:9)(1 Corinthians 2:14) [13]

When Jesus Christ spoke of his second coming he compared that time to the days of Noah.

For as the lightning, that lighteneth out of the one part under heaven, shineth unto the other part under heaven; so shall also the Son of man be in his day.  25 But first must he suffer many things, and be rejected of this generation.  26 And as it was in the days of Noe, so shall it be also in the days of the Son of man.  27 They did eat, they drank, they married wives, they were given in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark, and the flood came, and destroyed them all. Luke 17:24-27  

Peter, when writing about the second coming of Jesus Christ in his final letter, likewise compared the time to the days of Noah.

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; 2 Peter 2:5

The Pauline book of Hebrews states that Noah and his family were saved from destruction by faith.

But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.  7 By faith Noah, being warned of God of things not seen as yet, moved with fear, prepared an ark to the saving of his house; by the which he condemned the world, and became heir of the righteousness which is by faith. Hebrews 11:6-7  

In this final letter, Peter similarly wrote of faith as the entryway into the next age’s kingdom of the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

Simon Peter, a servant and an apostle of Jesus Christ, to them that have obtained like precious faith with us through the righteousness of God and our Saviour Jesus Christ: 2 Peter 1:1  

Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust. 2 Peter 1:4  

For so an entrance shall be ministered unto you abundantly into the everlasting kingdom of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.  2 Peter 1:10

 

The Sign of the Son of Man in the Clouds of Heaven

Content Links

Chapter 1

The Place

Chapter 2

The Galactic Center and

The Kingdom of God Cometh With Observation

The Place, The Means and The Method

Chapter 4

Light in a Dark Place

Chapter 5

The Galactic Center's Cosmic Dust and the Flood of Noah

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[1] James Strong, The New Strong’s Expanded Exhaustive Concordance of the Bible, Thomas Nelson Publishers, Nashville, 2001, Gk. #5083

[2] Henry George Liddell, Robert Scott, A Greek-English Lexicon, revised and augmented throughout by Sir Henry Stuart Jones with the assistance of Roderick McKenzie, Oxford, Clarendon Press. 1940, #39725

[3] Galaxy IRAS F00183-7111, NASA, California Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, December 18, 2003, http://www.spitzer.caltech.edu/images/1098-ssc2003-06h-Galaxy-IRAS-F00183-7111

Rebecca Brodie, Where on Earth has our water come from?, Royal Society of Chemistry, October 22, 2010, http://www.rsc.org/Publishing/ChemScience/Volume/2010/11/Earth_water.asp    

[4] Large Water Reservoirs at Dawn of Stellar Birth, European Space Agency, Space Science, October 9, 2012 http://www.esa.int/Our_Activities/Space_Science/Large_water_reservoirs_at_the_dawn_of_stellar_birth 

Organics and Water Found in Planet-forming Region, Red Orbit, Your Universe Online, March 13, 2008, http://www.redorbit.com/news/space/1294859/organics_and_water_found_in_planetforming_region/

[5] James Strong, The New Strong’s Expanded Exhaustive Concordance of the Bible, Thomas Nelson Publishers, Nashville, 2001, Hb. #1234

[6] James Strong, The New Strong’s Expanded Exhaustive Concordance of the Bible, Thomas Nelson Publishers, Nashville, 2001, Hb. #0699

[7] James Strong, The New Strong’s Expanded Exhaustive Concordance of the Bible, Thomas Nelson Publishers, Nashville, 2001, Hb. #3332

[8] Interstellar Winds Buffeting Our Solar System Have Shifted Direction, UNH Institute for the Study of Earth, Oceans, and Space, Durham, N.H. September 5, 2013 http://www.unh.edu/news/releases/2013/sep/ds05ibex.cfm#ixzz3Vyag1KaE

[9] It’s filamentary: How galaxies evolve in the cosmic web, NASA, Astrobiology Magazine, Nov 22, 2014

http://www.astrobio.net/topic/deep-space/cosmic-evolution/filamentary-galaxies-evolve-cosmic-web/#sthash.sVxM5fLt.dpuf 

B. Darvish, D. Sobral, B. Mobasher, N. Z. Scoville, P. Best, L. V. Sales, and I. Smail,  Cosmic Web and Star Formation Activity in Galaxies at z ~ 1, The Astrophysical Journal  Volume 796  Number 1  , Nov 4, 2014,    http://iopscience.iop.org/0004-637X/796/1/51/article

[10] The Life Work of Dr. Paul La Violette, bibiotecapleyades.net, December 18, 2009 http://www.bibliotecapleyades.net/esp_galacticsuperwave04b.htm

NASA’s Chandra Detects Record-Breaking Outburst from Milky Way’s Black Hole, NASA Release 15-001, January 5, 2015, http://www.nasa.gov/press/2015/january/nasa-s-chandra-detects-record-breaking-outburst-from-milky-way-s-black-hole/#.VKxzZcm7aL2

[11] NASA X-ray Telescopes Find Black Hole May Be a Neutrino Factory, RELEASE 14-169, NASA, Marshall Spaceflight Center, November 13, 2014 http://www.nasa.gov/centers/marshall/news/news/releases/2014/14-169.html#.VLUJ1Mm7aL0

[12]Timothy Ferris, Dark Matter , National Graphic Magazine,  January 2015 http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2015/01/hidden-cosmos/ferris-text

[13] The traditional scientific name for cosmic matter and cosmic energy is dark matter and dark energy. Dark matter is estimated to constitute 84.5% of the total matter in the universe, while dark energy plus dark matter constitute 95.1% of the total mass–energy content of the universe. Scientists acknowledge their ignorance about the seemingly endless capabilities within the flowing dynamics of interacting cosmic matter and cosmic energy thus their nomenclature of dark matter and dark energy. On the other hand, from the finite to the infinite, the forces of creation and re-creation flow in the biblically known phos that orchestrates the variables of cosmic matter and energy.  Steve Santini, Light in a Dark Place, March 4, 2015 http://www.musterion8.com/sign/chptr3.html

Dark Matter may not be so ‘dark’ after all, Monthly Notices of the Royal astronomical Society,News and Press, London, April, 14, 2015 https://www.ras.org.uk/news-and-press/2614-first-potential-signs-of-interacting-dark-matter-suggest-it-is-not-completely-dark-after-all

Dark Matter may not be completely dark after all, University of Minnesota, College of Science and Engineering, News Release, St. Paul, MN, April, 15, 2015 http://cse.umn.edu/admin/comm/newsreleases/2015_4_15_dark_matter.php

George Johnson, Dark Matter’s Deep Reach, New York Times, NY, April 20, 2015 http://www.nytimes.com/2015/04/21/science/dark-matters-deep-reach.html?_r=0

 

 

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Whitcomb, J.C., & Morris, H.M., The Genesis Flood, The Biblical Record and Its Scientific Implications, Presbyterian and Reformed Publishing Co., NJ, 1961

Wyatt, Ron, Discovered: Noah’s Ark, World Bible Society, Costa Mesa, CA 1989

http://www.wyattmuseum.com/noahsark.htm 

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