The Whole Earth Is Full of His Knowledge
All "knowledge of good" is God's thoughts given to man, Twentieth century wisdom is an accumulation of God's understanding throughout time. "I Wisdom dwell with prudence, and find out knowledge of witty inventions," Proverbs 8:12. Every technological advance is evidence of someone's thoughts from Wisdom, or his "crown". "Counsel is mine, and sound wisdom: I AM UNDERSTANDING; I have strength," Proverbs 8:14. Knowledge of evil does not apply to our discussion. "But the prudent are crowned with knowledge," Proverbs 14:18 and folly makes it possible to lose a crown whether it is a latent and undeveloped "skill" or the power of memory.
"And one (Seraphim) cried unto another and said, Holy, holy holy is the Lord of Hosts: THE WHOLE EARTH IS FULL OF HIS GLORY," Isaiah 6:3. "For the earth shall be FULL OF KNOWLEDGE OF THE LORD, as the waters cover the sea," Isaiah 11:9.
Without a question everything that is created is a part of God's glory from the least atom to the vast expanse of space, the universe. Doubtless, the first text is truth from heaven's praises. The second text is not some future phenomenon as some might I think, nor is it limited to and inclusive of knowledge only of God's personal existence or religious doctrine. As the Archangel, Gabriel informed Daniel "knowledge shall be increased," Daniel 12:4.
Earlier we showed that the twelve tribes of MANKIND, the glory of which Israel was chosen to enact, IS THE GLORY OF GOD, (a) Deuteronomy 32:8 and Isaiah 43:7, 46:13, (b) III Hermas IX:162,163(LBB), Ephesians 3:14-15; Hebrews 2:6-7. The "knowledge" of this portion of God's total glory does not fill the earth at this time. Every human being receives a CROWN OF GLORY which is ANGELS OF HEAVEN, whose mark and work we call INTELLIGENCE. God is everyone's crown as it is written, Isaiah 28:5. But those "raised to the right hand" are angels (transformed saints) who work as a "crown of stars," Proverbs 8:12-14, 9:9. Earth is the place of "darkness" and the moon and stars do rule at night time, our early sojourn, Isaiah 8:22. By contrast Heaven is the place of the Everlasting Day, who is the Father Himself! Daniel 7:9. God described the role of the angels as forming man's intelligence in Secrets of Enoch XXX:10 (LBB), "On the sixth day I commanded my Wisdom to create man from seven consistencies: one, his flesh from the earth; two, his blood from the dew; three, his eyes from the sun (spiritual insight from angels); four, his bones from stone (structural strength from angelic pillars and Christ, Proverbs 9:1; Acts 4:10-11); five, his intelligence from the swiftness of angels and from cloud (or "watching" angels, Hebrews 12:1); six, his veins and his "hair" from the grass of the earth (vanity and "earthly praise" from our possessed fellow men through peer group conformity, Ecclesiastes 1:13-14; Isaiah 40:6; I Corinthians 11:15); seven, his soul from my breath and from wind (Mother Wisdom and God's voice, John 3:8; Wisdom 7:24-26). Every man is "crowned with glory" from birth and given a certain amount of Wisdom for his role in this life, Sirach 1:9-10. So every man gets some kind of crown, I Corinthians 15:40-41.
As stated earlier the '"intelligence" that God gives is not limited to knowledge of God's existence or doctrine of truth. All intelligence to make or do anything of value comes from God, John 15:5. He alone has power to explain His creations and teach men what to do with them, Proverbs 16:1,9. Read Wisdom of Solomon 7:16-21. He has increased knowledge quite dramatically in every aspect of life within the past 100 years just as Gabriel told Daniel. Thus, cars, planes, trains, sewing machines, electric generators, light bulbs, radio and TV, refrigerators, space exploration, nuclear power, atomic submarines for research, advanced agricultural techniques including hybridization, surgical and immunological advances, biological knowledge, and you name it, have all fulfilled Daniel 12:4 in our "time of the end." Finally, the pure, highly refined understanding of "the mystery of God and of godliness" is being revealed to the Spiritual Levites "chosen by God" who are quite scattered among men, Isaiah 43:19-21.
Some today believe that knowledge of the glory of God will occur in this earth for everyone in the way it is being fulfilled only for the "few chosen" Levites among men. But only the "new world" is so blessed, even as such is the case as fast as men are raised up to its height where Shepherds feed them, Song of Solomon 1:7,8, Isaiah 49:9-11; Hebrews 12:22-24. Like the Seraphims said, "the whole earth (is the glory) is full of His glory". BUT KNOWLEDGE OF THE GLORY OF GOD includes industrial knowledge, scientific knowledge, medical knowledge, all academic knowledge and mathematics, and plain mother wit. Every human being is thus crowned with glory, or given some degree of God's intelligence whether great or small. With his crown of glory, he is able to study and increase his knowledge of the glory of God's natural creations through education. The primitive man uses his primitive knowledge of God's creations just to be able to exist. Every man is the glory of God because he is God's image, and all these various forms and degrees of the glory of God is knowledge which is present in "peoples, and multitudes, and nations, and tongues," Revelation 17:15, "The waters of the sea." Thus "The EARTH IS FULL OF THE "INTELLIGENCE" OF THE LORD, as waters cover the sea," Isaiah 11:9. "THERE IS NO NEW THING UNDER THE SUN. The thing that hath been, it is that which shall be; and that which is done is that which shall be done," Ecclesiastes 1:9. Incorporating that wisdom as a part of your thinking, can you see how the prophecy of Isaiah 11:9 is a continuing occurrence throughout every generation of man? What generation or what people failed to have some degree of God-given intelligence in some area? Is not wisdom concerning His creations as well as the creations themselves knowledge of God's glory? "Heaven and earth is full of God's glory!" If you cannot see how knowledge of the glory of God, by God, and from God is given to everyone to some degree, go back, reread, and digest what you have just read.