The Two Greatest Weeks | The Institute for Creation Research
The Two Greatest Weeks

“Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion; shout, O daughter of Jerusalem: behold, thy King cometh unto thee: He is just, and having salvation; lowly, and riding upon an ass, and upon a colt the foal of an ass” (Zechariah 9:9).

The two greatest events in all history were the creation and the redemption of the world. Each of these events involved a great Divine Week of work and a Day of rest. Day by day throughout the coming week culminating on Easter Sunday, we will, in these pages, briefly compare the events of the seven days of Creation Week and Redemption Week.

The First Day of Creation Week involved the very creation of the universe itself (Genesis 1:1). An entire cosmos responded to the creative fiat of the Maker of heaven and earth. Initially, this space-mass-time (i.e., heaven, earth, beginning) continuum was created in the form of basic elements only, with no structure and no occupant (v.2)—a static suspension in a pervasive, watery matrix (II Peter 3:5). When God’s Spirit began to move, however, the gravitational and electromagnetic force systems for the cosmos were energized. The waters and their suspensions coalesced into a great spherical planet, and at His word, visible light was generated (v.3).

In a beautiful analogy, on the first day of Redemption Week, the Creator King of the universe entered His chosen capital city (Matthew 21:1–9) to begin His work of redemption as He had entered His universe to begin His work of creation. All the basic components of creation were there to acknowledge their Creator. The stones would have cried out to Him (Luke 19:39,40), the branches of the palm trees provided a carpet for Him (John 12:13; Mark 11:8), the ass’s colt became His chariot (see our text, Zechariah 9:9), and the common people sang His praises (Matthew 21:9). “Behold, thy King cometh unto thee!” HMM

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