DAY TWO: SEPARATION OF WATERS–In the previous post of the Six-Day Creation, we have seen about the first day creation. It showed us about how God created light and separated light from darkness. Today, let us see the second day creation: the separation of waters. Just like the first day, the second day creation work is also done by a separation of two types of people. On the first day, God separated Adam and Eve, and their descendants from other mankind around them by revealing the light of the glory of God to Adam and Eve. From that moment, for the first time in human history, people came to have knowledge about the existence of God.
[The Second Day Creation] Day Two: Separation of Waters
DAY TWO: SEPARATION OF WATERS–Then what is the meaning of the second day creation? Let us take a look at the second day of creation?
Genesis 1:6 And God said, “Let there be a vault between the waters to separate water from water.” 7 So God made the vault and separated the water under the vault from the water above it. And it was so. 8 God called the vault “sky.” And there was evening, and there was morning—the second day.
The main creation work of God on the second day was the separation of waters by putting a vault or expanse between them. And God separated water above the sky and water below. Does this mean God created the water above and below for the first time? And was there no cloud in the sky before this moment? As we have seen many times before, the words of God has hidden meaning behind it. It means it must be read as parable written in a figurative language.
Water Below and Water Above
DAY TWO: SEPARATION OF WATERS–To understand the figurative meaning, first we have to understand the literal meaning. Then what are the two waters? Water below the expanse means waters we can find on the surface of the earth such as rivers, seas, lakes, swamps, etc. Then what is the water above the expanse? That must be the clouds in the sky. In the literal sense, God separated some water from the water below and formed the water above or clouds in the sky.
Meaning Of Water Below
DAY TWO: SEPARATION OF WATERS–Then what is the meaning hidden in this creation work? To understand this we have to know the spiritual meaning of the water below. Then what do the waters on the surface of the earth represent? In the Book of Revelation, we can see an image of woman sitting on waters. And God let us know the figurative meaning of the waters.
Revelation 17:1, 15 One of the seven angels who had the seven bowls came and said to me, “Come, I will show you the punishment of the great prostitute, who sits by many waters….15 Then the angel said to me, “The waters you saw, where the prostitute sits, are peoples, multitudes, nations and languages.
In this prophecy we can see that the waters represents “peoples, multitudes, nations and languages” or simply we can say that the waters means “human society”. We can confirm this through another imagery in the book.
Revelation 13:1 The dragon stood on the shore of the sea. And I saw a beast (a kingdom) coming out of the sea (the human society).
In this prophecy, God showed John a beast coming out of the sea. And if you have already studied the prophecies of Daniel and Revelation, you would already know that this means a nation arising from a human society or the water. In this sense, we can know that the waters represent the whole human society.
The Water Above
DAY TWO: SEPARATION OF WATERS–Then what is the water above which was taken out from the human society? They must be a group of people who God would separate from the rest of the people of the human society. Then who are these people? To understand the meaning behind this symbol, we have to first understand the formation of the clouds.
The water above the sky means clouds in the sky. Scientifically, how are the clouds formed? When bodies of water on the surface of the earth are heated by sunlight, some of the water evaporates and condenses into clouds up in the sky. (To understand about this, please follow the link and read a related article.) In this sense, we can say that the clouds are a purified body of water which was separated from the original bodies of water below.
Figurative Meaning Of Formation Of Clouds
DAY TWO: SEPARATION OF WATERS–Then what is the spiritual meaning behind this? The waters are the human society. The next thing we have to know is the sunlight which makes the evaporation take place. What is the sun light? Spiritually, the sun represents God himself. In the time of Jesus, Zechariah the father of John the Baptist, moved by the Holy Spirit, prophesied about the Coming of Christ or Messiah.
Luke 1:76 And you, my child, will be called a prophet of the Most High; for you will go on before the Lord to prepare the way for him, 77 to give his people the knowledge of salvation through the forgiveness of their sins, 78 because of the tender mercy of our God, by which the rising sun (Jesus) will come to us from heaven 79 to shine on those living in darkness and in the shadow of death, to guide our feet into the path of peace.
Apostle John’s Testimony of Light
Apostle John also testifies that Jesus is the true light or the light of the sun.
John 1:6 There was a man sent from God whose name was John. 7 He came as a witness to testify concerning that light, so that through him all might believe. 8 He himself was not the light; he came only as a witness to the light. 9 The true light (Jesus) that gives light to everyone was coming into the world. 10 He was in the world, and though the world was made through him, the world did not recognize him.
1John 1:5 This is the message we have heard from him and declare to you: God is light; in him there is no darkness at all.
Again and again the bible teaches that God is the true light or the sun that gives light the human society or the waters.
Water Above: People Spiritually Born Again
DAY TWO: SEPARATION OF WATERS–Through this we can understand the meaning of the clouds above. The clouds represent a body of water which was separated from the original bodies of water because of the heat from the sun. In the same way, spiritually the clouds mean the people of God who God separates from the rest of people. When the sunlight (God) shines the light of life, some people of the human society receive the light of life. And finally, they separate themselves from the rest of the human society by purifying themselves with the light of life from God (or the sun).
The Fulfillment Of The Second Day Creation
DAY TWO: SEPARATION OF WATERS–The first day creation was 1656 years from the time of Adam to the time of Noah. In the time of Adam God shone the light of life to the human society for the first time by revealing his existence to Adam and Eve, the first people who came to have the knowledge of God. Even though God revealed the light of life to the people, people refused to accept the light of life from God. So God destroyed all the mankind except for Noah and his family.
After this, in the time of Noah as we have seen above, God separated people who were to be saved (water above) from those who were not (Waters below). This period of the second day creation is 352 years from Noah to Abraham. First, Noah’s descendants had one language and lived together. After the tower of Babel, however, God confused their language and scattered them throughout the earth. They formed various nations and tribes living around the world. This is the second day creation of God.