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Light – The Best Reason God Created It First

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This article delves into the initial words spoken by God during creation. At the beginning, He said, “Let there be light,” and light appeared (Genesis 1:3). The text also examines the origin of light and its significance as the primary element created.

Light: The Essential Element of Life

In the beginning, light was the initial creation by God. Subsequently, all other creations depended entirely on light for their existence. Humans, in particular, relied not only on light for survival, but also on everything that God had brought into existence during the first five days. Without light, the birds in the sky, sea creatures, land animals, and humankind would not be able to survive. Thus, light serves as the fundamental basis and life source for all beings.

Jesus as the Light Of The World

In the Gospel of John, Jesus is portrayed as the true light that brings life to all. The concept of light symbolizes Jesus Christ, emphasizing our reliance on Him for life. According to John 8:12, Jesus declared, “I am the light of the world. He who follows Me shall not walk in darkness, but have the light of life.”

Understanding the importance of Jesus as the light is crucial, as he is not merely an option but a necessity for our existence. Without him, we are spiritually in darkness, lacking the presence of God within us.

Man As The Light Of The World

Jesus also refers of us to be the light of the world in Matthew 5:14, “You are the light of the world, a city on a hilltop that cannot be hidden”. As believers in Christ, we have received the Holy Spirit of God and whichever paths we traverse in life we bring with us the light of God through Christ Jesus. 

Where there is sickness, we bring healing, where there is confusion we bring harmony, where the is lack we bring abundance – all through the power of the Holy Spirit that has been made available to us by the finished works of Christ. The light bestowed upon us is to bring glory to God as written in Matthew 5:16.

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Creation of Light through Speech

God brought forth the heavens and earth by speaking them into existence. The first chapter of the book illustrates His spoken words manifesting into reality. Subsequently, He crafted humans in His own image and likeness. If we are reflections of Him, then we have the power to materialize the words we speak. Proverbs 18:21 supports this notion by stating, “Death and life are in the power of the tongue.” This verse emphasizes that our spoken words possess the ability to create or destroy.

Using the Power of Words Effectively

In Mark 5:21-42, we learn about Jairus, a father who sought Jesus to heal his daughter. Initially, he expressed, “My little daughter is dying…” Later, when people informed him, “your daughter is dead,” his words became reality. Despite the mourning, Jesus contradicted this by stating, “…the child is not dead but asleep.” He then revived the girl by saying, “…get up!” resulting in her immediate restoration.

Just as Jesus utilized the power of speech for change and harmony, we too can bring about transformations in our lives. Our perceptions shape the reality of people, events, or things around us. To emulate Jesus’s actions, we must align with God’s perfect order and envision things as intended by Him. For instance, Joel 3:10 encourages us to declare, “Let the weak say I am strong,” emphasizing speaking desires rather than weaknesses. It is vital to treat situations in line with our aspirations. Jesus demonstrated this by treating the girl as asleep, while her father treated her as deceased, leading to mourning.

Final Remarks:

  • Light is the first element that was created in the beginning through the voice of God. Likewise God gave us the power to use the name of Jesus to create and bring change using this word. This was first demonstrated by Peter and John when the healed the crippled beggar in the name of Jesus Christ (Acts 3:1-6).
  • Jesus is the true light that all man is dependent upon for their life and eternal existence, just as the sun is the light of the earth in which all plants, animals and man depend on for food and life.
  • Light is white, signifying the purity of Christ as the Light of the world. He was seen, by Peter, James and John, transfigured where his clothes became white as light and face shone like the sun (Matthew 17:1-2).

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