There is a spiritual story told by the symbols of Genesis 1. We later come to understand the symbols and see the mystery that has been long hidden. No one could possibly have seen it before Jesus full-filled all things. Wow, was I ever excited when I saw it. Then I felt kind of surprised that I had never heard it before because it was so obvious. See what it’s does for your spirit. The Scriptures I give here are to point to Jesus more than to justify the interpretation of the symbols and this is by no means exhaustive.
Before you read I need to warn you of something. Many others have perverted this initial chapter making the symbols say pretty much whatever they wanted. They would use it to undermine the first premise of the chapter as a description of God’s creation of the earth and the heavens. It would also undermine the literal significance of Adam and pretty much feed poison into the entire Genesis book. You cannot sit exclusively in this model. You should pick one of the other models for a historical perspective of creation before Adam. But this model reveals the historical perspective of the last 6,000 years foretold in Genesis 1. It is a mystery revealed.
I have not researched any other prophetic interpretations. This was a total surprise to me. I never heard anyone tell the following story. And after I saw this story, I then saw the six millennia since Adam mapped to the symbols which became the chapters on “God’s timetable for mankind” in Page-1-God.
...I wonder now if this story was only a stepping stone to the amazing discoveries I made as God’s Timetable unveiled itself.
Light represents good and dark is evil. God created light – He did not create darkness. By separating the light from the darkness He is saying that he distinguishes between the two, that is, those who do good and those who do evil and there is no grey. Good is doing what God says since God is the definition of goodness. It is our choice not to do good. God has declared the fundamental principle of heaven and earth and the separation is His judgement. God has personified the true light in His son.
We see the Holy Spirit as wind, and “up there” was traditionally “heaven”. This is God creating the heavenly or spiritual realm. This may not be heaven itself, that is, the abode of God, but more likely the realm where angels and demons contest. For example, the principalities in Romans 8:38 and the heavenly places in Ephesians 6:12.
The ground is this mortal realm or universe. Plants exclusively seek the light and God is declaring that in this mortal realm righteousness is all about seeking Jesus, the light and life eternal.
Stars are angels and God populates heaven with the angels. In revelations God the father is Himself the source of light. The sun is God the Father and the moon is Jesus who reflects God’s light into a dark world.
The phrase “fishers of men” is a key. In the book of Revelation you get the feeling that the sea or seas are humanity or people groups. So the fish is mankind. Birds of the air are Satan and His demons that were cast out of heaven and prey on mankind. (Luke 10:18, Revelation 12:9)
Man is deceived by Satan and rebels against God. But God sends His son, the image of Himself to redeem man.
Isn’t Genesis 1:28 the same commission that Jesus gave his disciples in Matthew 28:18-19?
Genesis 1:28 God blessed them; and God said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the earth, and subdue it; and rule over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the sky and over every living thing that moves on the earth.”
Matthew 28:18-20 And Jesus came up and spoke to them, saying, “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.”
In Genesis 1:29 we note that seed and fruit is given to man and not to animals, which just get the green plants. This is an obvious contradiction to known cases where animals eat seed and fruit. Rather than insisting on a literal interpretation it is begging someone to ask what mystery has God hidden here. So go look for the significance of “seed” and “fruit” in Scripture.
The seed is the Word of God in Matthew 13:18 and Luke 8:11. We see other things like faith in Matthew 17:20, but for the moment I will just consider the Word of God. Fruit speaks of the spirit, “fruit of the spirit”. This is given to man and not to animals because man has a spirit and not animals. The fruit is given explicitly states “fruit with seed in it”, so you cannot have the spirit without truth.
What did Adam lose when he sinned? He lost access to the fruit of the tree of life. He lost close intimate walks with God in the garden. Jesus said that God is Truth and Spirit and that true worshippers must worship in truth and spirit. Can you see how truth is associated with the Word and Spirit is associated with this close intimate relationship. Jesus’ sacrifice on the Cross enabled God to again pour out His Holy Spirit on believers, thus restoring the close intimate relationship of worship in the spirit. Truth was not lost. Adam still had access to seed after he sinned. That is Adam and his descendants could still hear the God speaking to them.
Jesus returns and there is the millennium reign of Christ (Revelation 20:4).
Just as Adam and God had close fellowship, then after the millennium reign, God and man are fully restored. Can you see the parallels with Jesus and Adam?
Have I made it clear enough? Can anyone see how beautifully God has woven images fulfilled by Jesus into these opening chapters. In the end, if this is too much hand waving for you; if you think I have gone too far; that’s OK with me. If you give glory to God through Jesus Christ then may He enrich your life with revelation of His majesty that is seen in all His creation.