Genesis 2:1 The Stated End of God’s Creative Work

Genesis 2:1  Thus the heavens and the earth were finished, and all the hosts of them.

 The first verse of Genesis 2 with a statement that basically says God has completed his work upon the heavens and the earth.  It is interesting to note that this verse says “finished”.  Meaning that everything else in this chapter after this statement has to be a recap or explanation of something that has already occurred.  If you didn’t know, everything in the Bible is not sequential, or in time sequence.  In other words from this point forward in the Bible, God is done working and won’t be doing anything else to create anything.  That of course does not mean God doesn’t do anything to maintain, deliver, or work in the lives of his people.  It just means creation of the world system is complete.

 It is very interesting to note that this verse ends with “and all the hosts of them”.  If you look up the Hebrew word for hosts, it refers to a military term for a group of people organized for war.  Isn’t that interesting?  We can see major prophetic implications here concerning the church.  The book of Genesis was not divided into chapters until much later, so what we see at the beginning of Chapter 2 is really the ending of Chapter 1 and could still be talking about day 6.  There are many places in the New Testament where Christians are instructed to put on armor, which includes shields, breastplates, even swords.  But then we are told that our enemy is not with flesh and blood but with the spiritual forces of darkness.  There are huge implications all over this verse if you can see it.

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Posted on November 3, 2009, in Bible Study, Chapter 2, Genesis and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

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