Commentary By: Gordon King
Have you ever really thought about the book of Genesis? I mean the creation of the world and all that it contains in six days, and on the seventh day God rested. I have, but I never really put it all together. The Lord has revealed something to me that I find quite fascinating.
God does things in very interesting and unique ways. He has many mysteries and parallels in His word. He is very methodical and principled.
The Lord showed me something, and I in no way completely understand the relevance of it all at this time.
God created the world in six days, and on the seventh day He rested. Ok, most of us already know this. But, have you ever thought about what has happened and will happen after that? I am talking about the next seven thousand-year period on earth.
There is a parallel between God’s creation period and the period of man. Remember, a day to the Lord is like a thousand years to us, keep that in mind. So God’s creation and rest period of seven days is like seven thousand years to us. This is similar to the seven thousand-year period of man from creation to the end of the millennial period spoken of in the book of Revelation.
For six thousand years until the coming of Christ back to earth, man has built, created, and procreated, just as God did. However, there is much more to it than this. There is a spiritual side which is often missed by many believers.
On the first day of creation God said “Let there be light”, and created heaven. During the time of man, Jesus was brought into the world, He is the Light, and the Father sits on His throne in heaven.
He created water on the earth, Jesus came to earth as a man, and is also referred to as the “Living Water”.
He created man, animals, and plants to procreate, each of their own kind. He said that the fruit trees shall bear fruit according to their own kind. Likewise, it is the spirit of God which produces fruit (the fruit of the Spirit), according to their own kind.
This six thousand-year period is a time for man to accept God. In the beginning God created man in His image. Why? For what purpose? It was so that God could commune with man, in fellowship, obedience, love and joy. So that man could love God and appreciate all that He is and what He has done. To glorify God, the creator of the universe and all that it contains.
Since the fall of Adam and Eve, the purpose of man is to be reconciled back to God. This is our purpose in life. To love God, to accept Him, to trust Him and to commune with Him. That’s it! It’s a time to make a choice, to choose who to follow. This six thousand-year period is coming to an end.
For six thousand years, man has created and procreated, but has gone astray. Things have gotten out of control. Why? Because God has given us a free will, and because we are now born with a sin nature. Man creates with an evil heart, destroys what is righteous and holy. God has come and built us a perfect world, yet man has destroyed it. He is coming again to clean things up and recreate a perfect world for us.
It is interesting to think that things have come full circle. That life started out perfect, became polluted, then will become perfect again!
After Christ comes back to put a stop to the wickedness, He shall rule and reign for one thousand years, the Millennial period. This parallels God’s seventh day of rest. The world shall rest from the sin, evil, and wickedness for one thousand years!
Think about this, God kicked Satan and his demons out of heaven to earth, sometime around the beginning of creation. At the end of the Millennial period, God will cast Satan and his demons into the “Lake of Fire and Brimstone”.
I don’t understand it all, nor do I claim to. I just find it fascinating the similarities and parallels between the time of creation and the time of man on earth. God is mysterious and His ways are not our ways, nor are His thoughts our thoughts.
God bless my friends! Until next time…..Maranatha!