Part 2 - The Sanctifying Work of Christ
Overview: Consecration and Provision
The theme through the first four days of the creation week is separation. This now changes to a theme of consecration as God puts life and purpose into His creation. Four aspects of consecration are modeled in days five and six that bring purpose to the four aspects of separation that are modeled in days one through four. A symmetry exists in the creation account that balances the points of separation with corresponding points of consecration. Together, they model the sanctifying work of Christ and form a basis for resting in Christ. The creatures placed in the sea, the firmament, and the land in the creation week are used by the scriptures to illustrate a new life in the Spirit which is the work of Christ.