Tuesday, August 20, 2013


"In the beginning God" (Gen. 1:1).  Because God is Light (Jn. 8:12; 1 Jn. 1:5), before anything else existed, only Light existed. 
"(He) created the heaven" (Gen. 1:1).   This heaven is what we call outer space or the Universe. Because God's Throne Room already existed, known as the "third heaven," (2 Cor. 12:2), this heaven had to be the "second heaven," which was filled with the Sun, Moon, and Stars on day four (Gen. 1:14-19).  What we call the "first heaven," our atmosphere, was not created until day two, and it was filled on day five (Gen. 1:8, 20). 
"And the earth." (Gen. 1:1).  Of all that is said about the Creation "week," only our planet was created to be molded into a different form later.       

"And the earth was without form, and void." (Gen. 1:2).  The Universe was empty with the exception of our planet, which had not yet been formed, and it was void of life.
"And darkness was upon the face of the deep." (Gen. 1:2).  I believe the darkness (a place void of God, for God is light), was dark because the only darkness that existed, Satan, was cast down from the "third heaven" to the "second heaven," from which he shall be cast down to the "first heaven" and the earth, all prior to him being cast into the Lake of Fire (Isa. 14:12-19; Ezek. 28:2-8; Dan. 8:10-11; Lk. 10:18; Jn. 12:31; 16:11; Rev. 9:1; 12:1-10; 13:2-4; 20:10; etc.).   
"And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters." (Gen. 1:2).  The word "Spirit" is from the Hebrew רוּחַ (ruwach), which is translated "Spirit" or "spirit" 232 times, "wind" 92 times, and "breath" 27 times in the Old Testament.  Because the next verse indicates that there was only darkness at that point in time, and since the Holy Spirit is God, and therefore also Light, the better translation is "wind," as רוּחַ is translated in the Tanakh, the Hebrew Bible.  "Breath" does not seem to fit, as it appears to be reserved for producing life (Gen. 2:7).

"And God said, Let there be light: and there was light" (Gen. 1:3).  Apart from God, who is the Light, the Sun, Moon, and Stars, are His creative lights; Israel would be called to be "a light unto the Gentiles" (Isa. 49:6; Mt. 5:14; Acts 13:47; etc.).  Because Israel failed to show forth God and His glory, by His mercy, He has chosen those of us who have confessed that Jesus Christ is our Lord and Savior; we have been chosen to be "a light unto the world" (Jn. 1:11-12; Rom. 11:1-36)!

If God lives in me, then His light ought to be visible to a world in darkness!      

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