â€œLight be!â€� (Heb. Literal) These are the first words spoken by our God in the beginning, according to the record in Genesis 1:3. They are words of life, words of prophecy, words of comfort, words of hope and words of revelation.
They are words of life; for we know in the natural, there can be no life, if there is no light. We must have light, and in fact, the light of the sun, for all to be sustained. So the initial words of God are about light. Jesus is our light in the spirit realm. â€œAgain Jesus spoke to them, saying â€˜I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.â€™â€� (John 8:12) The very first words from our Heavenly Father were in fact, a manifestation of Himself through the person of Jesus Christ. â€œHe was in the beginning with God. All things were made through him, and without him was not any thing made that was made. In Him was life, and the life was the light of men.â€�(John 1:2-4)
So we see that every word of God is prophetic in its very nature. Whatever He says is and will be. It is always a continuum, forever rolling throughout the ages in truth and revelation about Him.
These are words of comfort and words of hope for they are first spoken against a background of darkness and formlessness. The Word, Jesus Christ our Lord, is the hope and comfort of all whose lives are full of emptiness and darkness. He is always the one who will come, fill and bring light to dark places, redeem the hopeless and fill with direction the chaos that constantly and consistently surrounds us.
They are words of revelation for without light there can be no â€œseeingâ€� and no understanding. All through the Scriptures, our God is constantly opening hearts and minds to perceive Him. He sheds light, first on a formless dark physical world, then into each and every heart that will allow that light to come. His Word is a veiled book. Only with the illumination of His light can we ever begin to know what He is talking about, and how the various â€œpiecesâ€� in Scripture fit together. Even in the Tabernacle of the Old Testament, the lampstand in the Holy Place was to serve as light unto God, to show the glory of the various pieces of furniture in the room (called the Golden Room), and then to provide light for the priest to minister unto God. This was symbolic of the role the Holy Spirit plays in our lives to bring the light of God into our walk before Him.
So as we continue our journey of life in His heart, may we constantly lean into His light within our hearts through the Scriptures, to empower us to see the footsteps before us, and the holding of His hand.
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