When Was The Spirit World Created?

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Hi M____,
Thank you for your question. You ask:

It is Christ who tells us in the sum of His word that the spirit world is figured by “the fowls of the air,” both the spiritual wickedness that defiles our heavens and the spirit of God which appear as a dove to show us who is the Son of God.

Mat 13:4 And when he sowed, some seeds fell by the way side, and the fowls came and devoured them up:
Joh 1:32 And John bare record, saying, I saw the Spirit descending from heaven like a dove, and it abode upon him.

“The fowls came and devoured the seeds that fell by the wayside.” Who are these “fowls?” That was what the disciples wanted to know, so they asked Jesus to explain His own parable and this is Christ’s own words:

Mat 13:19 When any one heareth the word of the kingdom, and understandeth [ it] not, then cometh the wicked one, and catcheth away that which was sown in his heart. This is he which received seed by the way side.

As with every word of Christ’s word, the word ‘fowl’ has both a positive and a negative meaning just as ‘the cloud’ that led Israel through the wilderness had both a bright and a dark side to it.

Exo 14:19 And the angel of God, which went before the camp of Israel, removed and went behind them; and the pillar of the cloud went from before their face, and stood behind them:
Exo 14:20 And it came between the camp of the Egyptians and the camp of Israel; and it was a cloud and darkness to them, but it gave light by night [ to these]: so that the one came not near the other all the night.

This is how God’s Word works to this very day. It is an open heaven of bright light to those with whom God is dealing positively, and it is total darkness to the world. To the one it is the revelation of Jesus Christ, and to the other it is a veil over their eyes to this day.

2Co 3:14 But their minds were blinded: for until this day remaineth the same vail untaken away in the reading of the old testament; which [ vail] is done away in Christ.
2Co 3:15 But even unto this day, when Moses is read, the vail is upon their heart.

Getting back to your question, if the fowls represent the spirit world, as Christ tells us, then we would expect to see them represent the holy spirit as a dove, as well as the wicked one who “catches away that which is sown in our hearts.” We would also expect to see them somewhere in Genesis, before mankind is created. And so we do.
This all being so, let’s see when the scriptures reveal the spirit world to be created:

Gen 1:20 And God said, Let the waters bring forth abundantly the moving creature that hath life, and fowl [ that] may fly above the earth in the open firmament of heaven.
Gen 1:21 And God created great whales, and every living creature that moveth, which the waters brought forth abundantly, after their kind, and every winged fowl after his kind: and God saw that it was good.
Gen 1:22 And God blessed them, saying, Be fruitful, and multiply, and fill the waters in the seas, and let fowl multiply in the earth.
Gen 1:23 And the evening and the morning were the fifth day.

It would appear that the spirit world was created on the fifth day. It is interesting to note that the scriptures speak of winged serpents, so that the spirit world is typified by the fowl, “every creature that moves which the waters bring forth,” and by the serpent.

Isa 6:2 Above it stood the seraphims: each one had six wings; with twain he covered his face, and with twain he covered his feet, and with twain he did fly.

Seraphims are serpents according to Num 9.

Num 21:8 And the LORD said unto Moses, make thee a fiery serpent, and set it upon a pole: and it shall come to pass, that every one that is bitten, when he looketh upon it, shall live.
Num 21:9 And Moses made a serpent of brass, and put it upon a pole, and it came to pass, that if a serpent had bitten any man, when he beheld the serpent of brass, he lived.

The word for “fiery serpent” in verse 8 is seraph, Strong’s # H8314, and the word serpent of brass in verse 9 is nachash, Strong’s # H5175.
Both mean serpent, and in chapter nine these seraphs, or seraphims, have wings.
So the scriptures indicate that Christ created the spirit world on the day before he created man, so that He could ask Job…

Job 38:4 Where wast thou when I laid the foundations of the earth? declare, if thou hast understanding.
Job 38:7 When the morning stars sang together, and all the sons of God shouted for joy?

I hope this is edifying for you.
Your brother in Christ,

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