In the beginning Elohim created the heavens and the earth. The earth was tohu (worthless, chaos, confusion), bohu (complete emptiness & waste) and choshek (darkness, obscurity) was on the face of the deep and the RUACH ELOHIM (Spirit of God) hovered over the surface of the water. (Does this describe your life right now?) (Then) spoke Elohim ‘YEHI-OR!’(Become Light!) and...vayhi-or (existed Light). Elohim saw that the Light was good, and Elohim divided the LIGHT from the darkness.
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning. All things came to be through Him, and without Him nothing that was made had being. In Him was life, and the life was the light of mankind. The LIGHT shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not suppressed it.
The GOSPEL (GOOD NEWS) is presented first in Genesis 1! Yeshua (Jesus), the Living Word, is HE Who created all things (confirmed in John 1).
Yeshua, THE LIVING WORD, speaks where the Spirit of God hovers.
Everyone of us born into this world struggles at one point or another with those dark inner feelings of ‘worthlessness, chaos, confusion, emptiness & waste’. BUT when Yeshua, THE LIVING WORD SPEAKS where the Ruach Elohim (Spirit of God) hovers, two Kingdoms collide - the Kingdom of Light and the kingdoms of darkness.
And the LIGHT overpowers the darkness. Yeshua, THE LIVING WORD, separates the light from the darkness - in you and in me - (REPENTANCE - when we see by the LIGHT, we are able to repent) and when HE has done this, WORTH, PURPOSE AND ORDER ARE REVEALED...EVERYTHING EMPTY IS FILLED.
Psalm 84:11 says ‘HE withholds no good things from those who walk uprightly’
It’s ones MANNER OF LIFE that reveals KINGDOM LIGHT...not one’s words. That’s a tough Truth for us wordy folk. It’ll trip up us often because we think we are Light merely because of what our lips are saying..we’re confused. And because we are confused, so are others looking to us.
Yeshua - Who is That Light Who separates us from our darkness (repentance) John 1:9/8:12 - says HE draws all men to Himself when HE is lifted up (as in crucified!).
In 1 Peter 3 (and many other passages), we see that an unbelieving husband is WON by the CONDUCT of his wife...without her SAYING ONE WORD. Words do matter, but they are no substitute for LIGHT. It was through Yeshua’s being lifted up (John 12:32) upon the execution-stake to take upon the sins of this world that HE draws all men to Himself. And in the same manner, Yeshua-Who-is-The-LIGHT, SHINES when you and I crucify ourselves. That's the ONLY way HIS LIGHT SHINES IN THE DARKNESS.
Yeshua reminds us
“So take care that the light in you is not darkness!” (Luke 11:35)
I would ask you to consider the following. Often our lips communicate the Spoken Word, while our lives YELL! a very different message - one that repels instead of attracts, a dark message. One of condemnation, pride, arrogance, untruth, white-washed tombish. A message of chaos, unreality, worthlessness, confusion, emptiness and waste simply because there remains choshek and we’ve not allowed The Living Word Yeshua’s Light to separate out the darkness we stubbornly cling to. That’s NOT Good News, Mereas. That does not DRAW one soul. A bound person has NOTHING GOOD to offer this world...
In order for our ‘light to shine before men’, there must BE LIGHT. And LIGHT came to this earth and still comes through crucifixion. This time, however, it’s mine and yours.
The Believer is in need of REPENTANCE so that THE TRUE LIGHT may shine, thus DRAWING ALL MEN TO HIMSELF! That’s Good News for all of us.
What does your ‘eye’ speak of? Light or darkness? Have you taken an account of your soul? What does your countenance say about what’s happening deep within? What may YOU be unknowingly saying to a dark, lost, hopeless, seeking world? Are you Approachable? Accessible? Authentic? Accountable?
I hear the Ruach HaKodesh saying “Be quiet. And just BE (Light).”
YEHI OR! Vayhi or.
1For the leader. A psalm of David: I waited patiently for ADONAI, till he turned toward me and heard my cry.2He brought me up from the roaring pit, up from the muddy ooze, and set my feet on a rock, making my footing firm. 3He put a new song in my mouth, a song of praise to our God. Many will look on in awe and put their trust in ADONAI. 4How blessed the man who trusts in ADONAI and does not look to the arrogant or to those who rely on things that are false. 5How much you have done, ADONAI my God! Your wonders and your thoughts toward us -none can compare with you! I would proclaim them, I would speak about them; but there's too much to tell!