Genesis 1:4 Day 1 of Creation
(Ver 1.1) We are of course in the beginning of the creation of our world system on Day 1. It is important to note what God does on each day of creation. It is important to note the order of events. Each day of creation is a prophetic view into the future. Each day of cretion reveals something that will occur at a specific time. Isaiah 46:10 says God “declares the end from the beginning…”. So the story of the beginning of our world also reveals the end of our world and it’s timetable. You might say I’m jumping to conclusions and making some radical assumptions, but nevertheless I will stand by that statement. I hope as we continue to go through this chapter you will begin to see it also.
So what did God do on the first day of creation? He looked at the earth and saw darkness and said “light be”. According to Genesis 1:4 it informs us that this first act of God was done to “divide” light from darkness. That is a amazing revelation if you understand it. We know from 1st John 1:5 that God is light and then it goes on to say that in him is no darkness. If you search the Bible using your Bible Search software you should look for words containing “light”, “darkness”, “day” or “night”. These words reveal a spiritual realization that we can see 1st in Genesis 1:3-5. If God is Light, what is darkness? Darkness would include anything not of God.
The implied meaning of this verse is that God has separated himself (God=Light) from darkness (???). Let’s look briefly at the word “divide” in the Hebrew. According to Strong’s the Hebrew word H914 means to “sever”, “separate”, “divide asunder”, “make a difference”. The word implies a cutting into pieces using a sharp knife. I could probably go into a lot more detail right here but that might just cloud the issue. What we should take away from the 1st day of creation is the separation of light from darkness. I will also mention this for the sake of argument later, if the world was introduced to light on day one the “sun” has to exist doesn’t it? It is an interesting puzzle, but one that we will address later.
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