Gen2:1 ‘And God blessed the seventh day and made it holy, because on it he rested.’
Does Time apply to God as we apply it to separate events?
How we make sense of time with regards to our wakeful state is different from what our dream state would tell us. The light from the sun takes 8 minutes to reach us. Yet it is as though it is immediate. Stars die violently and the light scattered from these reaches us even so many light years have lapsed. We may think the stars are still active yet they are not. Our experience ought to remind us that there is much more to the concept of time than we can really grasp.
Time and Space do not apply to God. God is eternal and time is of no consequence to restrict his immortality. God is omnipresent so as to make any point in Space affect his Will from accomplishing it. In short his Will makes Time and Space subordinate to him.
He rested or ceased from his labors. By labor it is meant that his Will implied in Thought was externalized in a series of events: the heavens and the earth were created after their order in a period of six days.
What do we understand from seventh day?
‘One day is with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day(2 Pe.3:8). So a day is not what we may grasp given our understanding of time is inadequate to apply in matters of God’s calender.
Has everything implied in divine Will come to pass? No, it has not.
The earth he has given to the children of men(Ps115:16). If we consider the Lord’s prayer we shall know that His Will is perfected in one part of his creation. ‘Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done as it is in heaven (Mt.6:10).’We must keep in mind the building up the church is the office of God the Son with the aid of Holy Spirit. God has entered into his rest.
Yet the office of the Son and Holy Spirit ineluctably marches on to fulfil what God the Father has purposed .
We have the assurance that the ministry of Jesus was for perfecting the will of his Father. (Heb 10:5-12) Jesus Christ has with one sacrifice for sins fulfilled his earthly mission. He rose again on the third day and forever sat down on the right hand of God. The founding of the church on the day of Pentecost heralded another step towards fulfilling his Will. What remains of it is to be fulfilled in his Time.