This is a great perhaps, but in the current realm of humankind’s relationship with the Creator, the gray areas do still remain as He hasn’t revealed to us the complete picture of things yet. However, in my current level of growth, this perspective or revelation I received on the first chapter of Genesis does seem to make sense. After recently reading it, I have to ask myself and everyone else this question: are we currently in the sixth day?
Are we looking at the first chapter of the Bible in the wrong manner? Could it be the events of it are still taking place, and we have mistakenly identified it as strictly happenings of the past? Is it possible, this piece is a beautiful summary illustration of what has taken place, what currently is going on, and what will happen on down the road? Could it be that we still are in the beginning? I look at the verses covering the sixth day of creating, which was the day God made mankind, and at the end of it, He calls it good. However, in our current age, humans are still sinners and we are still being worked on; good isn’t really a fitting adjective for us yet.
The sixth day begins with creatures being developed on the ground. During the fifth day prior was when sea life appeared and birds begun flying in the skies, and if I understand right, a lot of theories have those life forms originating before the ones on land. So, again, life on the surface appears in the sixth day, or what I might cautiously refer to as the current era. Eventually, it seems after the creatures and critters have been roaming on the turf for awhile, God decides to make man in His own image to rule over all the other life. To reiterate what I said earlier, I don’t believe this process is complete yet. It seems God is still working hard to make man perfect, and He is doing it in the ultimate loving manner by giving us free will, but also providing us a Savior to completely simplify the process of getting us into a relationship with Him.
While the first chapter seems to portray God starting to work with mankind in the middle of the sixth day and continuing to the end of it, perhaps we can receive the more in-depth look at this particular effort beginning in Genesis 2 and going to the end of Revelations. Of course, the goal is to finish the day and move on to the seventh day, which is relaxation, or as the NIV footnote says, to cease work.
To me, the notion of God resting seems to make the theory of this article more solid, because when have we really seen God take a rest throughout Biblical and modern history? He seems to have had His hands full ever since He made humankind. Of course, He also seems to be busy working on perfecting Earth, which is to be the eventual home of Heaven according to Revelations. This goes right along with what Jesus said about how He was preparing a place for us. We can witness the work happening, as the waters of the Colorado are still carving the Grand Canyon for some reason, the falls at Niagara and elsewhere are still pushing the cliffs back, earthquakes are still doing structural work, and temperatures have cycled throughout history causing water to do additional cosmetic designing on the planet. These are just a few of the examples of the physical labor still taking place on what seems to be an unfinished Creation. However, there does appear to be a time when God will be able to settle down and rest, and that is at the end of Revelations, when it does seem He can call mankind good and the work complete. Then He will move into the 7th day, or the new eternity of good times with His created beings, an era of complete perfection that is impossible for us to comprehend here in the current age, or sixth day.