Who did What and Why? Established Roles Reveal a Metaphor and Prophesy the Triune Role in our Redemption
The allocation of the creative processes in Genesis 1 reflects some of the biblically described attributes of God the Father, The Holy Spirit and Jesus Christ and prophesy future roles.
1 John 1:5: This then is the message which we have heard of him, and declare unto you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all.
God is described as light and in Genesis 1:3 declares light to come into being. I suggest that light floods in from the spiritual realm throughout the entire universe. Everything lights up. l(Kat Kerr).
Genesis 1:3: And God said, Let there be light: and there was light.
The Holy Spirit is described as imparting spiritual gifts including living water. The Holy Spirit moves upon the face of the water and Jesus separates it into water, sky, water, earth. l(Kat Kerr).
Genesis 1:2: And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the water.
John 1:3 (KJV):All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made.
John 1:14 (KJV):And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth
God speaks and the Word makes. l(Kat Kerr)
Jesus (The word) is described as making all things and being a physical realm manifestation of God. Jesus makes the physical realm. God speaking and the Word making seems to apply throughout Genesis 1 but not for everything.
And God created great whales, and every living creature that moveth, which the waters brought forth abundantly, after their kind, and every winged fowl after his kind: and God saw that it was good
I suggest that throughout Genesis 1 when the syntax ‘And God said, Let…. Followed by and ‘God created/made/the earth brought forth/etc’ then the second sentence is always acknowledging The Word’s (Jesus’) role in the process.
If that is correct, then please note: The Holy Spirit separated the waters but Jesus made the firmament ‘(raqiya)’ to keep them in place (a dual role in this process in the allocation of waters). God alone said ‘let there be light’ and God alone separated the land mass from the sea. The rest is down to God commanding and the Word using the command to make. So the Word-
Similitudes in conclusion,
God the Father lets light shine in Genesis 1 and in similitude shines light in our hearts.
God also places a light producing precious stone in our spirit/soul at salvation. l(kat kerr)
God the Father separates and provides the land for the canvas on which the remade earth is made and in similitude God provides our spirit from within Himself and this is the ‘canvas’ for our born again new creation. See the main essay on this site.
The Holy Spirit with Jesus separate the waters and hold them in place with a water vapour shield and in similitude the The Holy Spirit and Jesus give us spiritual gifts including living water and new born again indwellings. The Holy Spirit provides the water and Jesus makes an abode for it. Both on a reborn earth and a born again human.
Jesus makes the ‘born again’ life on Earth in Gap Theory(everything God made or created) and in similitude Jesus makes us ‘born again’ with an indwelling of a part of Himself
The similitude is also extendable to the whole of Genesis 1 and 2. See ‘The Big Metaphor’ (here) as God does for life (kosmos) on planet earth so he does for our spirit. The roles of God The Father, The Holy Spirit and Jesus in plain text define the key to the metaphor throughout Genesis 1 and 2.