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Then There Was Light — A New Start

 

Then there was light...

Genesis 1:1 In the beginning God created the heaves and the earth.

What a magnificent act that must have been! The angels were already created as they watched in total awe.

Job 38:4-7  “Where were you when I laid the earth’s foundation?

Tell me, if you understand.

Who marked off its dimensions? Surely you know!

Who stretched a measuring line across it?

On what were its footings set,

or who laid its cornerstone—

while the morning stars sang together

and all the angels shouted for joy?

It must have been exciting! A brand new creation out of ‘things that are not seen.’

Hebrews 11:3 By faith we understand that the universe was created by the word of God, so that what is seen was not made out of things that are visible.

What I want to discuss today is light. Not physical light, but spiritual lights. Scientists have recently discovered particles smaller than an atom that they believe make up the foundation for all matter. This new field of science is called Quantum Mechanics that delves into these things and that is far too complicated for me to understand without spending the time to learn. But what holds all these things together? Light energy. Light is carried by photons, but now I’m starting to get too technical.

“Light energy” upholds physical matter. In verse 2 of Genesis we read a remarkable statement that the creation ‘became’ chaotic and unable to sustain life. Now in just about every translation of the Bible out there, the word “became” is translated “was” making the verse say God created the earth that way, but this is not the case.

Genesis 1:2  And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.

Isaiah 45:18  For thus has the LORD said that creates the heavens; God himself that forms the earth, he who made it and established it. He did not create it in vain; he created it to be inhabited; I am the LORD; and there is no one else.

The same Hebrew word for “without form” is used in Isaiah 45:18 where the word “in vain.” God did not create the earth “in vain” or “without form” but created it to be inhabited.

So how did the earth become “without form and void?” (Note that the phrase literally means “chaotic and lifeless.”) Those who have studied this ‘gap theory’ in Genesis conclude that the devil, before his fall, was guilty of corrupting the original creation and turning away from God. They call this the fall of the devil and his angels. There was a tremendous cataclysm and the earth ‘became’ uninhabitable. To put earth back together again for mankind, the first thing God said was, “Let there be light.”

Genesis 1:3  And God said, “Let there be light.” And there was light.

God did not create light in Genesis 1:3; He had already created it in Genesis 1:1. To put the earth back together again so it could sustain life, God simply said, “Let there be light.” Notice it’s not until the fourth day that God makes the sun, the moon and the stars “for signs and seasons and to give light upon the earth.” (Genesis 1:14-19)

There are several other verses to consider, but I only wanted to introduce this concept, not fully elaborate upon it. You can find plenty of research on it online, both supporting it and disproving it, but I think the evidence is in favor of it myself. You decide for yourself. The purpose of bringing it up in this post is to show that the entire physical creation is upheld by light energy.

What about the spiritual creation?

John 4:24  God is spirit…

Yes, that is what God “is.” (By the way, god is not a name, it’s a title. The Creator’s name is YHWH (Hebrew has no vowels).

I John 1:5  This then is the message which we have heard of him, and declare unto you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all.

What is spirit? I can’t say. I live in the physical realm. Spirit lives in the spiritual realm. Physical things are visible. Spiritual things are invisible and eternal. My finite mind cannot truly, fully comprehend the invisible things and neither can yours.

I Corinthians 2:14  But the natural man receives not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned.

If you want to receive spiritual things, you have to have the spirit God gives. That is what ‘the new birth’ is all about. You must, absolutely, be born again to receive, be part of, see the kingdom of God.

John 3:6  That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.

Spiritual light upholds physical light which upholds the physical universe. God is that spiritual light and so is His son, Jesus.

Colossians 1:17  And he [Christ] is before all things, and by him all things are held together.

By Christ, who is ‘the light’ all things are held together, all things cohere.

Let God Light Up Your World

So where am I going with this? I just want to encourage you to let God light up your world. We’re talking spiritual light here. You want to see where you’re going spiritually, right? If you walk down a dark street in the night, you better know where you’re going because you may not be able to see the street signs in the darkness. When you walk though life without spiritual light, you can’t see through the darkness to what is true.

So how do you get this spiritual light by which you can know and understand spiritual things?

Romans 10:9,10  If you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you shall be saved. For with the heart man believes unto righteousness and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.

Come join us in the spiritual realm! Confess Jesus is Lord, believe God raised him from the dead and let God light up your world!

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