1. At the End of Seven Generations
2. During the Tenth Generation
3. A New Beginning
Without Form and Void
Genesis and John
the book of beginnings, is rich beyond degree. And this richness is
found mainly through the means that God has used to reveal
Himself, His plans, and His purposes as they pertain to man and the
earth. Genesis is highly typical in structure; and within
this typical structure God has incorporated a numeric system,
with different numbers carrying spiritual significance and
of Genesis begins this way, throughout the opening
chapter and into the first three verses of the second chapter (the
first thirty-four verses of the book), revealing:
A ruin of the creation
A restoration of the ruined creation over six days time
A day of rest following the restoration
God’s work within this restoration, along with His taking time to
rest following the restoration, all occur within an established
not only Genesis but all of subsequent Scripture continues
this way, which is something dealt with centrally in the subject
matter of this book, Seven, Ten Generations.
“seven” and “ten” are numbers showing completeness. “Seven”
shows the completeness of that which is in view, and “ten”
shows numerical completeness.
Genesis chapter five, at a terminal point in the
seventh generation, God stepped into the affairs of man and
brought a certain event to pass. Then, at a terminal point in
the tenth generation, God once again stepped into the affairs of
man and brought certain events to pass.
entire matter forms a complete overall type within an established
numeric framework. The manner in which God acted at a terminal
point during the seventh generation foreshadows His future
dealings with the Church at a terminal point in time. And
the manner in which God subsequently acted at a terminal point
during the tenth generation foreshadows His future dealings with
Israel at a subsequent terminal point in time.
things will occur during and at the end of Man’s Day, foreshadowed
by events surrounding God working throughout the six days to restore
a ruined creation in Genesis chapter one. And they
occur with a view to a day of rest, foreshadowed by God resting on
the seventh day following six days of restorative work in the first
three verses of Genesis chapter two.
forms an opening skeletal framework in Scripture, providing a
septenary structure upon which all of subsequent Scripture rests.
All which follows is simply commentary, forming the sinews, flesh,
and skin to cover the skeletal framework set forth at the beginning.
the manner in which God has designed and structured His Word. And
if man would properly understand this revelation, he must study the
Word after the same manner God designed and structured this Word.
(For additional information on
Genesis 1:1-2:3, refer to Appendixes 1, 2 in this book.
For a more complete understanding
of the manner in which Scripture is structured, starting with the
skeletal framework in the opening thirty-four verses of Genesis,
refer to the first four chapters in the author’s book, The Study