Genesis 1:14-19 Day 4 Part 3

Earth1smI knew this day would take a lot to explain and even more effort on your part to understand.  But I’ll do the best that I can in a limited space to teach you as much as I can.  In the last lesson we concluded with the revelation of the identity of Sun as being Jesus Christ.  Before we move on to the moon, let’s back up and address the purpose of Day 4 from God’s perspective.  We saw that Day 4 was an emphasis of a division occurring.  I believe the divisions already existed back from at least Day 1 when God said let there be light.  The implication of Day 1 was light did not reach the surface of the planet and therefore darkness prevailed upon the face of the earth.  When God said let there be light He allowed the light to penetrate into the darkness.  This is probably a mixture of my personal opinion and the implied references found in the word of God.  Unless I find some scripture to back that statement I really don’t expect you to believe it.

Back to the subject of Day 4.  We can see in the scripture the reference to the existence of two distinct realms or dimensions.  One is called “Day” and the other is called “Night”.  I think it would be good to look at the symbolism of these two divisions.  Let’s start with the obvious, the day is the time where we experience the presence and warmth of the sun and it’s light.  The night is the period of time when normal people sleep and the sun is not present.  One division has the sun light and the other does not.  From what we have seen Jesus Christ represents the Sun.  Scripture also tells us that God is light.  We can already begin to see a spiritual reality being stated.  The day is for those who are in the light of the Sun of God, the night is for those who are without God.  Do you understand this?  This is the division that took place when Jesus died on the cross and after He arose.

In 1 Thessalonians 5:5 God writes to the church and says to them “You are all children of the light and children of the Day…”.  I already mentioned this next verse in the last lesson, but I’ll show it to you again in 2nd Peter 1:19, God writes that “The Day will dawn out of the darkness and the Day Star will shine in our hearts.”  I know I paraphrased that verse a little bit but I didn’t change the meaning.  God is saying that Christ will dawn in our dark hearts and light them up with His light and cause us to be the children of the light.  Let me give you one final scripture from Romans 13:12 God tells the church “the night is far spent and the day is at hand, let us therefore cast off the works of darkness and put on the armour of light”.  All of the key elements are mentioned, day, night, darkness and light.  Where do you stand today?  The Day and Light symbolism goes through out the New Testament.  You are welcome to study it and find out how the physical characteristics of the night and day are  symbolic of the spiritual conditions of men’s hearts.

So we have established the identity of the symbolic night and day as being the spiritual condition of men’s heart.   In our next lesson we will continue to expand the identities of the other symbolic elements that we have found in these verses.

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Using the Bible to understand the Bible! Advanced Bible study for mature Chrisitians who want to grow.

Posted on October 22, 2009, in Bible Study, Chapter 1, Genesis and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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