Are There Waters Above the Sky?

Are There Waters Above the Sky?  Genesis 7:11 says that in the time of the flood, “… the floodgates of the heavens were opened.”

Genesis 7:11 is easily explained in that the “heavens” there refer to the “first heaven,” the atmosphere including clouds and weather patterns from which we receive our rains.

2 Corinthians 12:2 speaks of the “third heaven.” This implies that there are three heavens, and these appear to be:

  1. The first heaven – the atmosphere of the earth, including the air immediately above our heads;
  2. Beyond that, the second heaven – outer space;
  3. Beyond that, the third heaven – where God abides.

Psalm 148:4 refers to the “waters” above the skies. Psalm 104:2-3 says that God “stretches out the heavens like a tent and lays the beams of His upper chambers on their waters.”

I cannot explain this, other than to say that perhaps there are indeed waters above the sky, perhaps even in the third heaven. Certainly, science has not disproved this.

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