Glorious Light

God is light. Wherever He is, there is light.

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. 1Jo 1:5

Light is unique as it displays the dual nature of the Father and Son. Light can be either a particle (Jesus), something seen by man, or something that cannot be seen by man in the form of a wave (God).

It is interesting to note that in Genesis 1:2, the earth, darkness and water already existed before the first day of creation was given in verse 3.

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. Gen 1:2

Now in verse 3, the six day creation begins and God says let there be light. In other words, let the existing light appear that was covered by darkness. Nothing was created on this first day of the six day creation.

And God said, Let there be light: and there was light. Gen 1:3

And God saw the light, that it was good: and God divided the light from the darkness. Gen 1:4

And God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And the evening and the morning were the first day. Gen 1:5

14th century Jewish drawing of creation. The Jewish people read from right to left and the first panel shows chaos! The second panel, a division of light from darkness!

If God is light and God is eternal, then light came before darkness as darkness is the absence of light. So how did the darkness in Genesis 1:2 get there. We know that God created darkness, but there is no mention of Him creating it here in the beginning.

I form the light, and create darkness: I make peace, and create evil: I the LORD do all these things. Isa 45:7

Why would God, who is light, choose to start His creation in darkness on an earth that was already without form and void? Darkness never represents good. Darkness and light are two sides of the coin. The darkness (absence of light) must have been the result of God withdrawing His own light or the light from angelic creatures being removed due to sin. Did you know that the glory of an angel is enough to light up the earth?

And after these things I saw another angel come down from heaven, having great power; and the earth was lightened with his glory. Rev 18:1

Lucifer was the most powerful angelic being created by God, and yet Jesus said He saw him cast down from his glory to profane.

And he said unto them, I beheld Satan as lightning fall from heaven. Luk 10:18

How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! how art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations! Isa 14:12

Thou wast perfect in thy ways from the day that thou wast created, till iniquity was found in thee. By the multitude of thy merchandise they have filled the midst of thee with violence, and thou hast sinned: therefore I will cast thee as profane out of the mountain of God: and I will destroy thee, O covering cherub, from the midst of the Stones of Fire. Thine heart was lifted up because of thy beauty, thou hast corrupted thy wisdom by reason of thy brightness: I will cast thee to the ground, I will lay thee before kings, that they may behold thee.

The Word is Jesus and He is creator of all things. His Word will not return to Him void, yet the earth was without form and void….

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. Jhn 1:1

For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him: Col 1:16

So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it. Isa 55:11

As for God, his way is perfect: the word of the LORD is tried: he is a buckler to all those that trust in him. Psa 18:30

Do you realize when God creates the new heaven and new earth after the millennial reign, that night and darkness will no longer exist? Because sin and death will be no more and God Himself will be the light of the world. So, if there was no sin and death yet beginning in Genesis 1:3, why did God have to use the sun and moon as light and divide the light into night and day for Adam and Eve….

And the city had no need of the sun, neither of the moon, to shine in it: for the glory of God did lighten it, and the Lamb is the light thereof. Rev 21:23

And there shall be no night there; and they need no candle, neither light of the sun; for the Lord God giveth them light: and they shall reign for ever and ever. Rev 22:5