Wednesday, October 28, 2009

God's Day Begins at Night

Then God said, “Let there be light”; and there was light. And God saw the light, that it was good; and God divided the light from the darkness. God called the light Day, and the darkness He called Night. So the evening and the morning were the first day. – Genesis 1:3-5

God’s day, as referenced above, has little to do with the physical daylight that you experience with your senses. As you read in the above passage, the evening and then the morning were the first day. Note that neither the sun nor the moon was yet created. That occurred on the fourth day of creation. The light that you read about on the first day is not the physical light of those celestial bodies, but rather it is translated “illumination (understanding), glory, prosperity and joy.” Darkness on the other hand is translated “obscurity, confusion, blindness, vagueness, perplexity”.

When God declares light into your circumstances there may be a period of “evening” before the “morning” breaks through, but be assured that a new day has begun!

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