Saturday(yesterday) is World Snake Day, and National Geographic is celebrating by showing off some of Joel Sartore’s artful portraits of these slithery creatures.
Serpent enthusiasts throughout the world are sharing their appreciation for snakes. Roughly 3,000 of these creatures inhabit the globe, from the icy climate of northern Canada to steamy rain forests and a majority of the world’s oceans. Ranging in size from a few inches to more than 30 feet (nine meters) long, about 375 snake species are venomous, but only a small portion are dangerous to human beings. Read the full story or see more photos here news.nationalgeographic.com
Let us get some facts from the Bible,
Gen 1:1 In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.
Gen 1:31 And God saw every thing that he had made, and, behold, it was very good. And the evening and the morning were the sixth day.
The Genesis account takes us through the creation of the world and at the end of the 6th day, God sees that everything created was good. It met His design standards. So, what did God do after creation?
Gen 2:1 Thus the heavens and the earth were finished, and all the host of them.
Gen 2:2 And on the seventh day God ended his work which he had made; and he rested on the seventh day from all his work which he had made.
Gen 2:3 And God blessed the seventh day, and sanctified it: because that in it he had rested from all his work which God created and made.
After creation, God decided to celebrate by resting. God then blessed the 7th day and sanctified it. In other words, God set the day apart as a special memorial to creation. This day, has a very important significance to God.
Exo 20:8 Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy.
Exo 20:9 Six days shalt thou labour, and do all thy work:
Exo 20:10 But the seventh day is the sabbath of the LORD thy God: in it thou shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, thy manservant, nor thy maidservant, nor thy cattle, nor thy stranger that is within thy gates:
Exo 20:11 For in six days the LORD made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day: wherefore the LORD blessed the sabbath day, and hallowed it.
The Sabbath day is a day that reminds “the heavens and the earth, and all the host of them” Gen 2:2 the role of God in the universe. That HE is GOD. The Sabbath is the seal of authority of God over the heavens and the earth. Why? Because “in six days the LORD made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day: wherefore the LORD blessed the sabbath day, and hallowed it.” Exodus 20:11
And the Bible tells us that God has no plan of changing the importance of this day.
Isa_66:23 And it shall come to pass, that from one new moon to another, and from one sabbath to another, shall all flesh come to worship before me, saith the LORD.
So, who ruined the party?
Gen 3:1 Now the serpent was more subtil than any beast of the field which the LORD God had made. And he said unto the woman, Yea, hath God said, Ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden?
So the Serpent approached the woman to challenge the authority of God. Now you tell me, how better can Satan today challenge the authority of God?
The Devil has not only over successive years managed to convince people to break God’s Sabbath commandment, in 2016 the Serpent day actually fell on the Sabbath. In other words, for 24 hours, people around the world celebrated the Serpent on God’s MOST Holy day.
Do you need more proof that the world is ending?