So we were at Day 3:
Then God said: “Let the waters under the heavens be collected together into one place, and let the dry land appear.” And it was so. 10 God called
the dry land Earth, but the collecting of the waters, he called Seas. And God saw that it was good. 11 Then God said: “Let the earth cause grass to
sprout, seed-bearing plants and fruit trees according to their kinds, yielding fruit along with seed on the earth.” And it was so. 12 And the earth
began to produce grass, seed-bearing plants and trees yielding fruit along with seed, according to their kinds. Then God saw that it was good. 13 And
there was evening and there was morning, a third day."
If you notice the earth's atmosphere is still too thick for the sun to be seen. But the waters have now been gathered together so that there is a
clear distinction between the waters above the sky and the Ocean. And also dry land has been placed. On the dry land grass is created, and
seed-bearing plants and fruit trees according to their kind.
So while the sun was still not visible directly on earth's surface, photosynthesis no doubt was already taking place, meaning enough light from the
sun was penetrating to the earth's surface.
Also notice that it is God who names the dry land earth. In Hebrew this is ʼeʹrets.
Now on this day God has his angelic hosts, with Jesus no doubt giving the commands given from God, cleared the expanse up even more. So at this point
the sun became visible on the earth's surface. Now this is where many can become confused when they look at it the wrong way. They look at it as if
God just created the sun on this day. That is not what this is referring to. Simply it is giving the writer from the vantage point of the earth the
idea of what took place.
The sun and the moon and the stars became visible on the earth's surface during day four. And God made a division between day and night:
"Then God said: “Let there be luminaries in the expanse of the heavens to make a division between the day and the night, and they will serve as
signs for seasons and for days and years. They will serve as luminaries in the expanse of the heavens to shine upon the earth.” And it was so.
And God went on to make the two great luminaries, the greater luminary for dominating the day and the lesser luminary for dominating the night, and
also the stars. Thus God put them in the expanse of the heavens to shine upon the earth and to dominate by day and by night and to make a
division between the light and the darkness. Then God saw that it was good. And there was evening and there was morning, a fourth day."
So we have gone so far from day 1 while earth was already existing with the rest of the universe, as a planet of all water and a thick atmosphere, to
a division of water in the sky and the Ocean, and then the appearance of dry land, and grass and trees. And finally an atmosphere clear enough that
the Sun, moon, and stars are visible to an observer standing on the earth and looking skyward. They will serve as time pieces for humankind, and will
serve as day and night as the earth revolves on its axsis (which is a 23.4 degree tilt which has great significance, as this makes seasons
Now on this day God says that the Oceans should be filled with living creatures, and that the sky should be filled with flying creatures. Pretty
"Then God said: “Let the waters swarm with living creatures, and let flying creatures fly above the earth across the expanse of the heavens.”
And God created the great sea creatures and all living creatures that move and swarm in the waters according to their kinds and every winged flying
creature according to its kind. And God saw that it was good. With that God blessed them, saying: “Be fruitful and become many and fill the
waters of the sea, and let the flying creatures become many in the earth.” And there was evening and there was morning, a fifth day."
The last of the creative days. God has land animals created. Both wild and domestic. It is during this period that dinosaurs appeared on the world
scene and eventually disappeared.
"Then God said: “Let the earth bring forth living creatures according to their kinds, domestic animals and creeping animals and wild animals of the
earth according to their kinds.” And it was so. And God went on to make the wild animals of the earth according to their kinds and the domestic
animals according to their kinds and all the creeping animals of the ground according to their kinds. And God saw that it was good."
-Genesis 1:24, 25.
Also during this day God finally had a paradise created, no doubt put into place by Jesus and the angels, maybe even the angel who later became the
wicked angel Satan was involved with this, he had a paradise placed somewhere in the middle-east, and there he told Jesus, and perhaps the other
angelic creatures ": “Let us make man in our image, according to our likeness."
' Then God said: “Let us make man in our image, according to our likeness, and let them have in subjection the fish of the sea and the flying
creatures of the heavens and the domestic animals and all the earth and every creeping animal that is moving on the earth.” And God went on to
create the man in his image, in God’s image he created him; male and female he created them. Further, God blessed them, and God said to them:
“Be fruitful and become many, fill the earth and subdue it, and have in subjection the fish of the sea and the flying creatures of the heavens and
every living creature that is moving on the earth.”
Looking at the fossil record the events in the Genesis account are accurate. There are also not gradual changes, but rather giant leaps, as these
kinds of creatures suddenly appear in the fossil record exactly as God had it recorded in the Bible for us in the Genesis account. And at least the
first human couple, Adam and Eve were created. They were blessed and were given dominion over the earth and over the animals to take care of it, and
them, and were told to be fruitful and to fill the earth with the paradise and with humans.
The Bible indicates that we are still in the 7th day of God's resting from his creative works on earth. So obviously the other days were a lot longer
than 24 hours!
"So there remains a sabbath-rest for the people of God. For the man who has entered into God’s rest has also rested from his own works, just as
God did from his own."-Hebrews 4:9, 10.
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