The Meaning of Six-Day Creation

2020-12-23 10:51
The bible begins with the creation of the world. God created everything for six days and on the seventh day he finished his creation work and took a rest. What is the meaning of this six-day creation?

The verses of the bible should not be interpreted literally in many cases. When you do, you will find many things that does not make sense. As a matter of fact, Jesus said that everything written in the bible can be a parable and thus it has some hidden meaning behind it. Therefore, there is a room that everything in the bible has a figurative meaning under the surface.

It is the same with the time. When you interpret the time, a day can be interpreted as a year. When people rebelled against God, after listening to the bad report about the Promised Land, God punished them by making them wander for 40 years in the desert equivalent to the days they explored the land. In this case, one day can be counted as one year. Likewise, the number itself can be interpreted figuratively. (Num 14:34, Eze 4:6)

Then what about the Six-Day Creation? Does it literally mean six days? Or can it be calculated into another number equivalent to it? Let us take a look at the seventh day in the creation, the day of rest. According to the bible, the 7th day or the day of the rest after the creation work represents something else. Paul interprets the day of rest as a representation for something else that will happen in the future. In other words the day of rest was given as prophecies for another rest which be given to God’s people as a period of rest.

Hebrews 4:4 or somewhere he has spoken about the seventh day in these words: “On the seventh day God rested from all his works.” 5 And again in the passage above he says, “They shall never enter my rest.” Therefore since it still remains for some to enter that rest, and since those who formerly had the good news proclaimed to them did not go in because of their disobedience, 7 God again set a certain day, calling it “Today.” This he did when a long time later he spoke through David, as in the passage already quoted: “Today, if you hear his voice, do not harden your hearts.” 8 For if Joshua had given them rest, God would not have spoken later about another day. 9 There remains, then, a Sabbath-rest for the people of God; 10 for anyone who enters God’s rest also rests from their works, just as God did from his. 11 Let us, therefore, make every effort to enter that rest, so that no one will perish by following their example of disobedience.

According to this interpretation, the seventh-day rest was partly fulfilled in the time of Joshua by giving the rest to the Israel people in the land of Canaan. (Joshua 21:44, 22:4) However, Paul says that there is another rest prepared for God’s people, which has not been fulfilled yet. And that rest is prepared for us and we should make every effort to enter the rest.

Then what is the rest which still remains for the people of God? It must be the rest God will give to this people in the spiritual Canaan, that is, heaven. This is the eternal rest in the Kingdom of Heaven. Apostle John describes the rest like this:

Revelation 20:6 Blessed and holy are those who share in the first resurrection. The second death has no power over them, but they will be priests of God and of Christ and will reign with him for a thousand years. (cf. Revelation 22:5)

Apostle John describes the rest as reigning in heaven as kings and queens. But then why for one thousand years, not eternal rest? It is because this one thousand year rest is the fulfillment of the seventh day rest in Genesis. Since God created everything for six days and took rest on the seventh day, that is, just one day. This one day rest was actually a prophecy for one thousand year rest after six-thousand-year work of salvation is over. Apostle Peter says one day is equivalent to one thousand years in the bible. (2 Peter 3:8)

However, unlike other six days in creation, at the end of the seventh day, there is no mention of another day coming after it: “And there was evening, and there was morning-the first day.” This means the seventh day is not just one day, but it last forever. Therefore, the seventh day represents both “one thousand year rest” and “eternal rest”.
If the seventh day rest in the creation work is one thousand year rest in heaven. What does the Six-Day Creation represent? It represent 6000 years of God’s salvation work starting from the time of Adam. God chose Adam and Eve, the first man and woman. And starting from them, he began his salvation work.

God planned his salvation work even from the beginning and laid out his plan through the six-day creation in the Book of Genesis. And now we are called by God at the end of the six-thousand-year salvation work. And now God is teaching us that there remains a time of rest for His people and we have to make effort to enter the rest.
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  • 2020-12-23 11:04

    The Bible was written by God, whom Christians believe in as the Savior of their souls.
    It consists of many things and some of them are so difficult to understand. Nevertheless, they also have something to do with our salvation. We cannot realize God's will before we come to know its true meaning.
    There'll be eternal rest in heaven's kingdom when we stand firm to the end with heavenly hope.
    How amazing that God has promised us, heavenly sinners, eternal rest reigning forever in heaven's kingdom!

  • 2020-12-23 12:34

    Six-day creation is a parable. It means that God is creating us for 6000 years.

  • 2020-12-23 13:14

    Now, we are watching the thousand years which comes after six thousand years! We hope to live in the thousand years which means 'forever'. How much we are happy if we live forever in Heaven!!

  • 2020-12-23 13:18

    The meaning of Six-Day Creation is really important. So it is a prophecy that we must know.
    As long as we know this prophecy, We cannot forget the hope of heaven.

  • 2020-12-23 13:22

    How profound is God's work of redemtion !
    Most of all, thanks to God Elohim for appointing us prophetical hero in this age!
    I will do my best as a gospel worker for Heavenly Father n Mother.

  • 2020-12-23 13:25

    Only WMSCOG can interpret the Six-Day Creation correctly.
    No other church has correctly interpreted the Six-Day Creation.

  • 2020-12-23 14:06

    God promised that only those who obey the will of God can be allowed to enter the kingdom of heaven which the ones who saved on the earth will reign forever and ever with God. So many things relating with the way to salvation in the Bible we can't understand the true meanings of the words of God by ourselves but only God can reveal all things hidden in the Bible. In this age, Christ Ahnsahnghong and Heavenly Mother have taught us that the true meaning of the six day creation for us.

  • 2020-12-23 14:12

    Amen! We must not add or subtract anything from the words of God. We should keep the Sabbath day which is the day God has chosen so that we can receive abundant blessings of God 🙂

  • 2020-12-23 14:28

    The six-day creation is not easy to understand, if someone is normal Christian who are restricted by their own traditions. But, if someone has real mind to receive God theBible prophesied, he will enjoy 7th day rest forever and ever.. therefore, let's go to the WMSCOG to study Bible exactly!!

  • 2020-12-23 15:15

    Wow, I want to enter the one thousand year rest and eternal rest in heaven!
    Let's go to the rest together!

  • 2020-12-24 03:05

    Amen!! We were called by God Elohim at the end of the six-thousand-year salvation work. It means that we are so blessed!! Let us prepare for the eternal rest in heaven.!!

  • 2020-12-25 16:13

    Let'a keep the Sabbath day so that we will enter the eternal rest, the Kingdom of Heaven!

  • 2020-12-26 08:33

    First, we should realize and believe in God the creator who gives us eternal blessings and make effort to enter the kingdom of heaven by keeping the Sabbath

  • 2020-12-28 03:54

    How profound the truth of God is! We can know the correct meaning of six-day creation because God has taught us this through the bible. Thanks to God the Father and God the Mother.

  • 2021-01-01 03:44

    God Elohim created heaven and earth for six days and They rested from Their work on the seventh day. As God's children, we're working for six days but on the seventh day, Saturday, we have to rested from our works and worship Them in spirit and truth on the every Sabbaths. It is our duty and responsibilities.

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