The day in which beasts, cattle and things that creep were first brought forth “from the earth” (Genesis 2:19) is the same period that God formed man of “dust from the ground” (Genesis 2:7). But creatures were made “after their kind” the same day that God created man in the “image of God”, “male and female” a Sixth Day. These distinctions are telling us something important about the order of
“After their kind” and “after its kind” are descriptions God gave in Genesis to connote the creatures and the man and
woman of the 6th Creation Day (Genesis 1:24 - 2:1). This is a very important description because there is no command given for “kind” for the beasts formed “out of the ground” nor the man “formed of “dust from the ground” in Genesis 2. Not only that but all of the creatures that were to enter the ark with Noah who
was considered “perfect in his generations”, King James, Genesis 6:9, were all referred to as “after their kind” while the people and animals which perished in the flood were all considered “flesh in which is the breath of life” (Genesis 6:17). In other words all man and creatures that were not “after their kind” went extinct.
What an ingenious way of explaining what man would eventually learn about the
extinction of so many prehistoric animals as well as all man-like beings prior
to modern man. And not that long ago! The most recent ice age animal extinctions were about 10,000 years ago and the
last of the Neandertals was around 30,000 years ago.
Now, try as I might, there is nothing I can draw with 7 points unless it
involves an illustration showing both the 3rd and the 2nd dimensions together. I have researched the expression “seven faceted stone” and have found references to a Jewish idea that is drawn as shown here.
(Captions are mine).
No actual “stone”, which exists in 3 dimensions, can have seven “eyes” or points and so I believe that the Zechariah verse, shown with the Genesis 1
verse on the 6th Day (to the right), must refer to a man – a man who will “remove the iniquity of this land in One Day”.
Removing iniquity is the domain of the Messiah – who according to these verses read together is the “image of God”. In order for this Messiah to be in the image of God He must be descended of
Seth, who is in Adam’s “own likeness, according to his image” (created in the image of God – Genesis 5 and Genesis 1) and not descended of Cain.
The drawing of Zechariah’s “seven faceted stone”, above, illustrates the “shadow of Egypt”, which according to Isaiah 30: 2-3 is a reflection of the sin of the Jews in
not waiting upon a perfect plan from the LORD.
Joseph, having been sold into slavery in Egypt by his brothers, in turn offered
protection to his brothers and all of his family from the coming famine. Joseph indicated to them that what they had meant for evil – selling him into slavery in Egypt – God meant for good – bringing them to Joseph’s protection. Only after Joseph’s death all of the Jews fell into slavery, and they experienced the “shame” and “humiliation” spoken of in Isaiah 30:3 as a result of taking “refuge in the safety of Pharaoh” and seeking “shelter in the shadow of Egypt”.
God, by His foreknowledge, anticipated the Jews actions and though He did not
command them to go into Egypt where they would fall into slavery, He made a way
for the Jews to be saved. God had positioned Joseph for their benefit prior to slavery and Moses at the
end of their slavery in Egypt. But Moses was not Messiah or Saviour for all sin.
We all know that the great pyramid of Giza is not finished as it is missing its
capstone. So Giza can not create the image above until Messiah comes to the Jews and
provides the missing capstone. While Christians believe that Messiah has come to the Jews, most Jews still do