God's Work Week
Have you ever seen that one guy on the street corner, with long shaggy hair and looks like he time warped straight out of the 70's? You know the guy...he's holding that long pole with a giant sign screaming in red letters "The end is near!" Well, I'm not that guy, but for a while, I probably could have been. I was an end times fanatic for about a year because I learned of the "Revelation 12 sign" that was supposed to appear in September 2017 (and did appear). Then, I made probably one of the most important realizations of my life - the key to understanding the end, is understanding the beginning. It's so simple and yet it shows just how awesome and complex God really is. What's even more amazing about this realization is that God has even told this to us in his word. He says, "I make known the end from the beginning, from ancient times, what is to come. I say, 'My purpose will stand, and I will do all that I please" (Isaiah 46:10). So what did he mean that he has made known the end from the beginning? Let's take a look back at the very beginning and see what we can discover. The beginning starts with the account of creation week given to us in the book of Genesis. Not to get too side tracked, but when was the last time you read this book? Do you remember how God created the heavens and the earth and everything in them? Remember how he did all of this in 6 days and then he rested on the 7th? That's right, he did everything in 6 days, not 7 because on the 7th day he did not work, but instead, He rested, blessed the 7th day and called it holy.
So what did he create and what was the order? Let's review:
Day 1 - He created the heavens and the earth, created light, then he separated the light from the darkness. The light he called "day" and the darkness he called "night." God called the light "good."
Day 2 - He created a vault between the waters to separate the water under it from the water above it. He called the vault "sky."