Sixth Day or Eighth Day Creation?
Many suppose that Adam and Eve were created on the sixth day of God’s creation. This Biblical observation is a study of the creation of man, male and female, and the creation of the first Adam and his wife Eve, and noting the differences between the first and second chapters of the book of Genesis.
We will see that the first chapter is the creation of man, male and female to populate the entire world made up of all races of people. All men, male and female, were created at the same time and in an outward way, meaning they are able to be seen and recognized by others
Gen 1:26, “And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth”. Vs. 27, “So God created man in His image, in the image of God He created He him; male and female crated He them”. Verse 31 says that God saw everything that He had made and behold, it was very good.
Genesis 2:1, Thus the heavens and the earth were finished, and all the host of them.
The Hebrew word host in Genesis 2 is number 6635 and its prime root is from 6633 and means, a mass, (a army of servants) to assemble, fight, perform, wait upon, war. This is a massive army of souls, (persons) who are in spirit bodies, as we read in the Book of Job 38:7, who belong to God as a right of creation.
Ezekiel 18:4, beginning of verse 4 “Behold, all souls are mine”.
Any person, male or female, can’t give his soul to God because He own’s them because of His right of creation.
The Apostle Peter says that eight souls, (persons) were saved alive by water, 1st Peter 3:20. These army of souls were waiting to enter this 2nd earth age by being placed into a flesh body. Because of Adam’s disobedience, the last Adam Jesus Christ,1st Corinthians 15:45 would do the job the 1st Adam didn’t do.
Isaiah 64:8, ” But now O Lord, thou art our Father; we are the clay, and thou our potter; and we are all the work of Thy hand.
All of God’s children were created on the sixth day and rested with God on the seventh day. This was man’s first day of existence but God’s seventh day.That was the time of innocence for the children because sin in the Garden had not occurred yet.
Genesis 2:3, “And God blessed the seventh day, and sanctified it: because that in it He had rested from all his work which God had created and made.”
The second chapter of Genesis shows us of the Lord God continuing His work after resting on the seventh day and the beginning of a new week. This would be a new first day of a second week or an eighth day counting from the day after the initial rest on the seventh day. This second week or eight day is the time that God formed the man Adam and breathed into his nostrils the breadth of life, and Adam became a living soul.
Genesis 2:7, “And the Lord God formed man of the dust of the ground and breadth into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul”.
This is the man Adam who was placed before the Tree of Life, God’s life, in the Garden of Eden along with his wife Eve and commanded to take of it inwardly. God will never accept anyone without being tested first. Adam disobeyed God and Eve was deceived in their testing. They were then put out of the Garden and the Tree of Life was closed to all men until someone would be tried, tested, and accepted by God to fill those created on the sixth day with God’s life inwardly.
Little but Very Big Words– eth–Ha
We have in Chapter one, Man created male and female and we have in chapter two the creation of the man Adam and his wife Eve. The Companion Bible has an excellent teaching on the use of both the Hebrew and the Greek language to help us understand God’s work in these chapters. In chapter one the article eth is used and denotes the name man for all of mankind. That’s the reason we see the word female used in that chapter. In chapter two we find the article eth and the particle ha used for the name man, now called Adam, by the Lord God, Genesis 2:19. The article and the particle give special attention to a man, Adam. This is the Man Adam who was put into a deep sleep, God then removed a rib, (the helix curve) from his side and formed his wife Eve. They were both placed before the Tree of Life in the Garden of Eden for testing. Because of Adam’s failure, the Tree of Life was closed and Adam and His wife Eve were put out of the Garden. God’s intention at that time was to fill his children, beginning with Adam and his wife Eve, with His life. Since that time, not one person ever received the Tree of Life. God’s Life is to fill men inwardly with the righteous character of God. Those created on the sixth day are all God’s children and are waiting to be filled inwardly with the Tree of life, God’s life, by someone qualified to have success where Adam failed. This is the job the Last Adam, Jesus Christ is doing today, 1st Corinthians 15:45.
1st Corinthians 15:34, Awake to righteousness, and sin not; for some have no knowledge of God: I speak this to your shame.
Just as there was a deep sleep placed upon Adam before placing Him in the Garden, all men are in a slumber or sleep until they are arisen from their sleep to be filled inwardly with the life of God, through His Son Jesus Christ.
Job Description Of Those Created On The Sixth Day And Adam Who Was Created On the Eight Day
Genesis 1:28, And God blessed them said unto them, “Be fruitful and multiply and replenish the earth, and subdue it and have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the fowl of the air, and every living thing which moveth upon the face of the earth.”
Adam’s job description was to elevate men and women to a higher position than those of the sixth day creation of Genesis 1. We notice that Adam needed a help meet for him to do his job properly:
Genesis 2:18, “and the Lord God said, “It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him a help meet for him.” 19, And out of the ground the Lord God formed every beast of the field , and every fowl of the air; and brought them unto Adam; to see what he would call them; And whatsoever name Adam called every living creature, that was the name thereof. 20, And Adam gave names to all cattle, and to the fowl of the air, and to every beast of the field; but for Adam there was not a help meet for him.
This 2nd grouping of animals was different from those created in Genesis 1. These beasts of the field were domesticated animals to help Adam to farm and till the ground.
Verse 21, And the Lord caused a deep sleep to fall upon Adam, and he slept; and He took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh instead thereof; 23, And Adam said, “This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh: she shall be called woman, because she was taken out of Man.”
The females in Genesis one were created and not taken out of man as the woman, whom Adam eventually named Eve, Genesis 3:20. The females in Genesis one could multiply and replenish the earth with physical children, but now, God had a man with a spiritual womb, a womb man, to bring about a born again experience to fill the earth with His Spirit filled children as Jesus told Nicodemus, that he must be born again, John 3:3. In Biblical numeric’s, the number six is used for the natural man and the number eight is used for the resurrection of the natural man and raised from the dead as Jesus was raised by His Father from being in a deadened position.
Where did the races come from? Were the races created from the Adam and Eve we find in the 2nd chapter of Genesis or were the races created by another means? It’s important to understand at this point that God does what He does naturally. We can look to the heavens or to mother nature and see that there is a natural order of the things that exist. There are no shortcuts or pie in the sky happenings, everything is in it’s natural order. Chapter 1:27 says that God made man male and female. Man was created male and female from the dust of the ground, Genesis 3:19. All mankind, which were made up of all races of males and females, were created on the sixth day.
The Differences Between Created and Formed
Adam was created of the dust of the ground also but this eth-ha Adam was now formed, Genesis 2:7. This is the man Adam who God had breathed into the man and Adam became a living soul. It is important to understand the word difference between created and formed.
Isaiah 43:1, But now thus saith the Lord that created thee, O Jacob, and He that formed thee O Israel.
The same man Jacob is called by two different names, first Jacob, as a natural man, then Israel as a spiritual man, Genesis 32:28.
Isaiah 64:8, “But now, O Lord, thou art our Father; we are the clay and thou our potter; and we are all the work of thy hands.”
We have first the creation of clay, then the forming of the clay into any object. The word created has to do with the natural seed Jacob, and the forming has to do with the molding and shaping of the natural seed Jacob into the Israel of God, Galatians 6:16. Parents do this the same way. First there is the child created in the image of the father and mother. Then would come the forming of the child with its character and education. The Apostle Paul elaborates on this.
1st Corinthians 15:46, “Howbeit that was not first which was spiritual, but that which is natural; and afterward that which is spiritual.”