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These were the order of events in the day God created the heaven and the earth
First day, Light (Day)
God divided it from darkness (Night).
Second day, Firmament or heavens, and the seas,
Third day, Dry land (earth)
Fourth day, Lights – sun, moon and stars.
Fifth day, marine biology or sea living creatures
Sixth Day, ecosystem or earth living creatures, and man
“Thus the heavens and the earth were finished, and all the host of them.” Genesis 2:1
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.
Summary of the events
Here is a summary of the events in the creation of the heavens and earth when the Lord God made them.
“In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.” Genesis 1:1-2
When God first created the heaven and the earth it was chaotic, and man still is the only creature that has remained in this state of confusion – others have since evolved, each taking it’s rightful place, whether it’s light, heaven, fish or animals. They each know their place and how they’ve to live.
Anyway to start with there was water everywhere and the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.
On the first day God said, Let there be light, and there was light, and God divided the light from the darkness. God called light, Day and darkness called it Night.
Here is how it happened, on Day 2 God said, Let there be a firmament (heaven) in the midst of the waters, and let it divide the waters from the waters. God divided the waters which were under the firmament from the waters which were above the firmament
On day 4 in the firmament or above it, God said, Let there be lights in the firmament of the heavens to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs and for appointed times and for days and years, and let them be for lights in the firmament of the heavens to give light upon the earth; (1 vs 14 -15). In the spiritual realm the situation is still the same; light and darkness are “for signs and for appointed times…” and there is a thin line between them yet they determine the course of events in your life.
God made two great lights: the sun, to rule the Day and the moon, to rule the Night. He made the stars also.
Beneath the firmament on Day 3 God said, Let the waters under the heavens (firmament) be gathered together unto one place (seas), and let the dry land (earth) appear; and it was so, (1 vs 9). Let’s talk about the earth.
On Day 3 God said, Let the waters under the heavens (firmament) be gathered together unto one place, and let the dry land appear; and it was so, (vs 9). God called the dry land Earth, and he made it so that it should “bring forth green grass, herb yielding seed, and the fruit tree yielding fruit after its nature, whose seed is in itself upon the earth,” (1 vs 11).
But there were no plants or grain sprouting up across the earth at first, for the Lord God hadn’t sent any rain; nor was there anyone to farm the soil. “But there went up a mist from the earth, and watered the whole face of the ground.” (Genesis 2:6).
After the mist Man was first formed, of the dust of the ground, (Genesis 2:7) and then God planted a garden (Eden) with every tree that is pleasant to the sight, and good for food, and He placed man in there, to dress it and to keep it, and then there was the vegetation, and Eve, followed by every beast of the field, and every fowl of the air. God formed them, “and brought them unto Adam to see what he would call them: and whatsoever Adam called every living creature, that was the name thereof.” (2:19).
Notice something, “And God said, “Let the earth bring forth every kind of animal – cattle and reptiles and wildlife of every kind.” And so it was.”
What is it, that was?
- The earth started to bring forth every kind of animal only after the Lord God had “formed from the soil every kind of animal and bird, and brought them to the man to see what he would call them…” (Genesis 2:19-20).
- The earth began to bring forth it’s habitant, all the grass and plants only after the Lord God had “sent rain, ” (ref. Genesis 2:5) and when Adam was formed, to farm the soil. After God had made all animals they started reproducing themselves as “God blessed them and told them, “Multiply and fill the earth!”
Even concerning man, God made man, “And God blessed them and told them, “Multiply and fill the earth and subdue it; you are masters of the fish and birds and all the animals.” (Genesis 1:28). God didn’t say, wait to hear from me again. When God created man, they were made to be proactive and creative – he was made to be a master of all life upon the earth. “And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth.” (Genesis 1:28).
“And God blessed them...” One thing about blessing is you got to know how to pursue for it – you got to ‘be’ in an action mode rather than be responding after things have happened. You go to always be a doer – train your hands to war – to be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over.
When God created the earth He said, “Let the earth bring forth the living creature after his kind, cattle, and creeping thing, and beast of the earth after his kind: and it was so.” (Genesis 1:24). The earth does not wait for another blessing, but after it has rained it reacts accordingly – it just brings forth – so should you! Multiply and fill the earth and subdue it; you are masters of the fish and birds and all the animals – find your place!
To be continued….