Apparently, this vast universe we live in had been here for billions of years, but something happened to the earth and to a great deal of the creation. As a result, God moved in, the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the deep, and there was brought cosmos out of chaos.
Genesis 2:4-6 KJV
 These are the generations of the heavens and of the earth when they were created, in the day that the LORD God made the earth and the heavens,
 And every plant of the field before it was in the earth, and every herb of the field before it grew: for the LORD God had not caused it to rain upon the earth, and there was not a man to till the ground.
 But there went up a mist from the earth, and watered the whole face of the ground.
These are the generations of the heavens and of the earth when they were created, in the day that the LORD God made the earth and the heavens.
“generations” here refer to “Divine divisions;” it refers to the manner in which all were created, as outlined in Chapter 1.
This presents the new name of God as “Jehovah Elohim”; this Chapter reveals Christ as Jehovah Elohim, man’s Redeemer; the First Chapter reveals Him as Elohim, man’s Creator.
We come to what many characterize as a second account of the creation of man.
This section, however, is better thought of as a more detailed account of what Genesis 1 described in the format of panorama.
The phrase these are the generations is a formulaic section-header.
This introductory statement carries the sense of “This is what happened concerning . . .”
A feature of the Bible, first occurring in the verse before us, is the use of the divine name Yahweh; this is traditionally rendered, in small capitals, as LORD in our English Bibles.
Previously, God has been called only by the Hebrew name Elohim, a title conveying His transcendence and power.
The name Yahweh, on the other hand, emphasizes His eternal existence and covenantal presence with His people.
The combined name— seen three times in Genesis 2: 4– 7 and dozens of times elsewhere as “LORD God”— is thus particularly powerful.
This scripture refers to the history or account of the generations of the heavens and of the earth.
Where did Moses obtain this account so different from the puerile and absurd fictions of the heathen?
Not from any human source, for man was not in existence to witness it; not from the light of nature or reason, for though they proclaim the eternal power and Godhead by the things which are made, they cannot tell how they were made.
None but the Creator Himself could give this information, and therefore it is through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God (Hebrews 11:3).
And every plant of the field before it was in the earth, and every herb of the field before it grew: for the LORD God had not caused it to rain upon the earth, and there was not a man to till the ground.
The second day of creation is addressed here, which obviously preceded day three, when plant life was developed.
It seems that rain came to the Earth on day three, which caused the Earth to “bring forth grass, the herb yielding seed, and the fruit tree yielding fruit after his kind.
All of this was before man was created, showing that he had nothing to do with the creation, that being altogether of God.
The language here suggests that the writer is not looking back to the creation of vegetation in Genesis 1, but rather is previewing the cultivation that will occur in the Garden of Eden and after the fall.
Two features lend support for this view.
First, the phrase herb of the field appears again in Genesis 3: 18 to designate what humanity will eat after the fall.
Second, whereas the rain anticipated in verse 5 will be a blessing, it is an instrument of judgment in Noah’s day (7: 4).
These verses thus may set the stage for the more detailed account of man’s creation that follows, which complements the general description in 1: 26, 27.
But there went up a mist from the earth, and watered the whole face of the ground.
This pertains to day two of Creation; at that time, day two, there went up a mist from the Earth, which prepared the Earth for the seed which God evidently planted on the beginning of day three, and which rain on day three then brought forth.
The exact nature of the mist that rises from the earth is unclear.
The underlying Hebrew word occurs in the Old Testament only here and in Job 36: 27, there translated “vapour.”
Taken together, the idea may be that of evaporated water that condenses to a liquid state to water the whole face of the ground.
Perhaps the water mixed with dust provides clay the Lord God uses to create man.
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6 thoughts on “Summary Of The First Five Days Of Restoration”
One of the questions often asked about creation is how long this earth has been in existence.
Interestingly, Bible scholars and theologians, including Christian scientists disagree as to when God created the earth. Some say it’s been here for billions of years, the same view you hold.
If you ask me, I am not really sure who and what to believe. All I know is that God created the heavens and the earth as Genesis 1:1 says.
Most Bible readers know that Moses wrote the first 5 books of the Old Testament called the Torah or Pentateuch. However, we are still bombarded with the question of how Moses knew all these things when he wasn’t even born yet.
Your explanation is acceptable and I do believe it was through revelation from God Himself. However, Jews are known for putting importance on oral traditions and they make sure they pass them on to the next generation and the next.
Hence, it is believed that Moses got all the information about the creation story from their ancestors and wrote them down. Of course, this was prompted by the Holy Spirit. After all, we read that no prophet or author of the Bible wrote what they wrote all on their own. Rather, they were led by the Holy Spirit.
Thank you for sharing a summary of the first five days of restoration.
Thank you for participating in this discussion about the Summary Of The First Five Days Of Restoration.
You have really made my day on how detailed and accurate your comment is. This is by far one of the greatest comments on these topics of content I have received in a very long time.
Although, Bible scholars and theologians, including Christian scientists disagree as to when God created the earth, I seem to really think the relevancy there is not where our focus should stand.
As you have said, “promptness by the Holy Spirit” is where I think our focus should be, keeping our eyes and mind stayed on GOD.
I am very pleased to have read your comment, and thank you again for stopping by.
Many Blessings Unto You,
This is such a rich, powerful and thought-provoking topic.
Our interpretation of God’s Word unfortunately is flawed, but non-the-less we are able, spirit willing to prayerfully consider the essence of God’s creation in this passage.
I tend to hold the view that the earth, in some capacity has existed for millions of years and, as you mentioned at some point God then intervened and added life to this blank canvas.
The wrestle with our understanding is intriguing, but we must keep focused on the essentials. That Christ bore our sins on the cross so that those who believe in Him can have eternal life through Him.
Thank you for your spiritual insights.
Thank you so much for your insight on this subject, as well as taking the time to read through the information.
You are welcome for the spiritual insights,
This is a very thought provoking article.
When I look at the Genesis 1 and the creation account, it appears that days 1, 2 & 3 are about dominions and days 4, 5 & 6 are the rulers over each.
Day one is night and day.
Day 4 is the sun, moon and stars.
Day two is sea and sky with day 5 fish and birds.
Day 3 is land with Day 6 animals and man.
Genesis is fascinating. You have provided another interesting look.
Thanks for commenting.
According to the Holy Bible, which I have incorporated into this website:
(a) First Day—Light, 1:3–5
(b) Second Day—Air Spaces (Firmament), 1:6–8
(c) Third Day— Dry Land Appears and Plant Life, 1:9–13
(d) Fourth Day—Sun, Moon, Stars Appear, 1:14–19
(e) Fifth Day—Animal Life (Biology), 1:20–23
(f) Sixth Day— Fertility of Creation and Creation of Man, 1:24–31
(g) Seventh Day—Sabbath, 2:1–3
This is how it appears, broken down by chapter and verses in the Holy Bible.
Thanks again for commenting Jim,
Please Have A Blessed One.