“By the seventh day God had finished the work he had been doing; so on the seventh day he rested from all his work. And God blessed the seventh day and made it holy, because he rested from all the work of creating that he had done.” (Genesis 2:2-3)
In the above verses we learn that God finished all the work of creation associated with the earth. The Creator set everything in perpetual motion that was needed for life to develop and thrive. Although God ceased from works of creation, he did not cease from performing miracles, the greatest of which was the resurrection of his Son. By his miracles God has often overruled nature, but he has never changed its settled course or added to it.
Jesus said, “My father is always at his work to this very day, and I, too, am working.” (John 5:17) Throughout the six thousand years of the seventh day God has been resting from creative work, but not from the work of establishing a people from whom his Son Jesus would be born and from whom the entire human race would be delivered. The coming of Jesus in the flesh we believe was the dividing line between the two works referred to by Jesus in John 5:17. The closing work of the Jewish age was the turning point between the work of the Father and the work of the Son. The work of Jesus and his Church will not be complete until the close of the Millennial age, which is future.
Has God been doing work during the seventh day? Yes, we believe he has, even though the work on earth has not been of a creative nature.