Creation week in Genesis – the way God recreates us?
God’s word says that, “If we are in Christ, we are a new creation” (2 Corinthians 5:17). Is it possible that the way God recreates us and transforms into His image is revealed in the way He created this earth? Let's study through the creation week.
In the beginning, the Bible says the earth was “earth was without form and void, and darkness was over the face of the deep” (Genesis 1:2). Do you realize that this was our condition at one time? We were without form and void, living in darkness.
But then God’s word says, the Spirit of God moved over the face of the “waters”. And God said, Let there be light; and there was light! Marvelous! Did you know that the “waters” represent “people” in Bible prophesy according to Revelation 17:15? Guess what happens when the Spirit of God moves among the hearts of “people”? God says, “Let there be light”!
When we are born of the Spirit, our hearts will be lighted by His presence. We will no longer be without form and void. We will no longer live in darkness: we will have meaning and purpose to life as we have that light shining in our hearts; and that light is Jesus! Jesus said, "I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life” (John 8:12). So, "God saw the light", (Christ in us), "that it was good" (Genesis 1:4).
On day two of creation, God separated the “waters from the waters” (Genesis 1:4). Waters represent people (Revelation 17:15). When we are called “out of darkness and into his marvelous light”, (1 Peter 2:9), we will no longer be a “friend of this world” (James 4:4). Just like God separated “waters from waters”, we will be separated from dark attachments of this world. We will not separate from our friends because we desire to see them saved but our friends will separate from us because “what fellowship can light have with darkness?” (2 Corinthians 6:14).
On day three of creation, God created dry land and “fruit” (Genesis 1:11) began to spring forth. When we are in Christ, we will no longer bear that kind of fruit that lead to death, but now we will bear “fruit” that leads to righteousness (Philippians 1:11).
On day four of creation, the Bible says God created the sun, moon and the stars (Genesis 1:14-16). When we become a new creation in Christ, we now have the new guiding light in our life. The sun is the greater light and the moon is the lesser light; God has given us the Bible and the Spirit of Prophesy! Not only we have the greater light and the lesser light, we also have the stars. We have the stars of God, which represent the angels of God (Job 38:7) who have been sent to protect us (Psalm 91:11 ) and minister (Hebrews 1:14) to us. We also have the stars of God, “those who lead many people to righteousness will shine like the stars” (Daniel 12:3), which is, we become part of the new family of God.
On day five of creation, the Bible says that God created the “sea creatures” (Genesis 1:20). When Jesus went by the sea side and saw His disciples to be, He said to them, “follow me and I will make you fishes of men” (Matthew 4:19). When we begin to follow Christ fully, we will be so excited about the gospel that we will be compelled to go fishing (2 Corinthians 5:14). God also created “birds” that fly ” (Genesis 1:20) on the same day. God says, “they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles” (Isaiah 40:31). When temptations and challenges try us, God will provide a "way of escape" (1 Corinthians 10:13) as He will give us those supernatural wings to "fly" above those circumstances.
On day six of creation, God created the beasts of the earth and said to man, “You shall have dominion over” the beasts of the earth (Genesis 1:26). God says He will give us power over our beastly nature, which is a promise from God because the Bible says when we are under grace, “sin will have no dominion” over us (Romans 6:14).
On the Seventh day, the Bible says God “rested” from His work because He was satisfied with his creative work (Exodus 31:17). When we are in Christ in the truest sense, we can completely “rest” in Him (Matthew 11:28), because by "one offering He has perfected for all time those who are sanctified", (Hebrews 10:14), and "he who began a good [creative] work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ" (Philippians 1:6).
Which day[s] of creation week are you experiencing right now?