Day 2 – Foretold Earth’s 1,000 – 2,000 Years
“And God made the firmament, and divided the waters which were under the firmament from the waters which were above the firmament …” (Genesis 1:7).
This foretold of the great worldwide flood of Noah’s day, which occurred during mankind’s 1,656th year (see Genesis chapter 5 and 7:11). Before the flood, it had never rained on the Earth — Earth was watered by a mist springing up from the ground (Gen 2:6). But after the flood, most of the water that was under the Earth’s crust was now on top of it forming oceans, and Earth was now watered by rain falling from clouds in the heavens.
But the real reason God wanted to prophesy of this significant event from the beginning of Creation was because the story of Noah and the global deluge was to be a prophetic picture (or parable) of what would occur during Jesus Christ’s 2nd Coming! God even went so far as to secretly reveal through the details in the story that Christ’s 2nd Coming will absolutely, positively take place during mankind’s 6,000th year!!! (See chapter 4, Noah.)