Is the world around us a mistake or an accident? If God made the world and everything in it, did Adam and Eve somehow upset everything and cause God to revert to “Plan B”?
The kingdom of God on earth started in Eden with the days of creation in Genesis 1. God sets the universe in motion and provides a template of forming and filling used during the entire Bible story.
The first stage of the 7 day pattern relates to new life. It starts with God speaking and his Word gives life. The way we receive faith and start our spiritual life is through God’s Word. (Rom 10:17, 1 Pet 1:23)
The seven day creation consists of 3 days of forming parallel to 3 days of filling*. In the same way you would build shelves in your house. First you erect the frame and then you fill the shelves with your belongings. The belongings don’t replace the shelves, they fill them. The New Testament did not replace the Old Testament, it filled it. (Matt 5:17-19, Heb 3:1-6)
The final day of Creation is a day of Rest, it anticipates our future and the rest that God desires to give us. (Matt 11:28-30, Heb 4:9-11)
Forming (by dividing)
Day 1 – Light & Dark
Day 2 – Firmament – Divided Waters (Sky & Sea)
Day 3 – Land & Sea, Grain & Fruit plants
Filling (with multitudes)
Day 4 – Sun, Moon & Stars
Day 5 – Swarms of Birds & Fish
Day 6 – Land Animals & Man
Day 7 – Stop, Rest, Hallow & Enjoy
(*Bull, Bible Matrix, pp.46-47)