The Sixth Day
Bro. Michael Jacob
On the sixth day man was created. He was
created according to Gods image. Let us notice that man was created
(Gen. 1:27) by God. He was not evolved from the lower animals. Evolution?
(Gen.1:12) Herbs can not become trees, nor trees change to be herbs. (Gen. 1:21,25) Each
and every species of created beings is after its kind. God has clearly ordained the
boundary of each kind. Not only is it impossible for a plant to become an animal, it is
also impossible for one species of plant to become another or one species of animal to be
come another species of animal.
We thank God for the simplicity of His word.
(Gen.1:26). The word US reveals the plurality of the God head while the word
make shows the Unity of Gods will. In the first chapter of Genesis
the phrase God Said is used 31 times. What God says is His Word
Now before God created man, there was a
pause. There was a council among the God head, and the decision was Gen. 1:26. In
pondering upon this Divine Council we can understood how carefully God worked. Due
to the failure of Satan and the pre-Adamic race, the earth became waste and void. Then God
restored the earth and its heaven to be habitable. All the living creature were made now
ready. But then a pause. And then a conversation among the God head.
Yet what is the purpose in creating men?
Let them have dominion Satan has failed. He no longer can rule the world. It
is now to be a new order, God appointed man outside the power of Satan - to rule over the
newly recovered the earth and all in it. If man could preserve the sovereignty which he
received from God then Satan would merely hold to an empty title. For God intended to
destroy Satan through man.
On the sixth day man was created in
Gods image and after His likeness, Unfortunately through sinning he lost the image
and likeness of God. For when God created man, He created him to represent His own glory.
Gen 1:29,30 - in the world before sin
entered in, meat was not eaten. Even in the future. Only in the sinful world has meat
became a necessity. In this world of ours which is full of evil, to abstain from
meats (Gen. 4:3) is to deny that the world is under a curse.
Gen. 1:31 - God never made anything bad.
The work on the sixth day is like that of
the third day, for it too is divided into two parts. The making of the living creatures on
earth is the workdone during the a first part of the sixth day. This indicates that the
outward expression of life is progressive. Here there is no water in view, and hence is
the development of virtues in the new man. Fish, birds, cattle, creeping things and beasts
serve as types of man(Math. 4:19, Acts 10:12,28)
Gen. 1:26,27 - This brings us to the second
coming of Christ. Regeneration, co-crucifixion, co-resurrection, ascension and
manifestation of life is the goal of spiritual life.
Gen. 1:26,28 - dominion - millennial kingdom
- Luke 19:17 - To be saved merely requires a person to believe in the Lord Jesus
Christ. But to reign with Christ demands faithfulness, suffering and Victory.
Gen 1:29 - A plant which yields seed is
symbolic of life. It has the power of life within. Only that which has life in it is
worthy to be our food. Rev. 2:7,17. The matter of food continues after Resurrection. Today
we are to foretaste what we shall have in the future.. Math. 4:4, John 4:34 , 6:35,54.
Today if we wish to be strong we must feed upon Gods word and upon the Lord Jesus
On the sixth day Eve was built to be
Adams wife Gen 1:27;2:21,22. Eve was meant to be a type of the Church. Together
they shall rule the world. All powers were given to them. God did not rule the world
directly. He delegated His authority to Adam. At the return of Christ to earth, He shall
set up a millennial kingdom to rule the world. The first part of the sixth days work
pertains to the Lords Second coming (that of creating Adam) and the second part of
the sixth days work (that of appointing Adam to rule the world) pertain to the Lord
being a King. Phil. 2:9
Adam shared his authority with Eve. Although
it was Adam who directly ruled the world, Eve helped him in ruling.