THE TRUE LIGHT – Part II
Leslie M. John
“That was the true Light, which lighteth every man that cometh into the world. He was in the world, and the world was made by him, and the world knew him not. He came unto his own, and his own received him not. But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name: Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God. And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth” (John 1:9-14).
Apostle John explains that the true Light, which lights every man born into this world, was Lord Jesus Christ. He came into the world, which He made, and lived among men, but the world did not know Him, nor did the world perceive who He was. He came unto His own, and His own did not receive Him.
The Lord gave the privilege to become the sons of God to all those who believed Him, even to them that believed on His name, and were born of God; not of flesh and blood, or of the desires of the flesh. The Word became incarnate God and lived among us and He was Lord Jesus Christ.
Apostle John and other disciples saw His glory, the glory of the only Son of the Father, and He was full of grace and truth. The Lord was exact representation of the Father, and He and the Father were and are one.
God created Heaven first and then the earth; however the earth did not appear above the waters, which were covered with thick darkness and the Spirit of God moved upon its surface. It was then that God commanded that there should be light, and the light came into existence. The LORD divided Light from the darkness. He called the Light as DAY and the darkness as NIGHT. Evening and the morning was the FIRST DAY.
God placed heaven over the whole creation that He would create by which we know that it was God’s desire that heaven should stand by itself and be above all other creation. He placed a firmament, which was crystalline (a transparent formation) firmament around it in such a manner that it fits around the earth and gives moisture and rain. God was continuously at work for six days and He rested on the seventh day.
Let us think of a man who, while assembling a machine, would need a part from another source, before he completes the first part; in which case he would keep aside the first part and would gather the second part and puts it into the first part and completes the work one after another.
Similarly, God would have left earth under water for another day until he finished the work on heaven and the firmament, before He allowed earth to appear on the surface of the waters. In any case the earth was never under water beyond the third day.
God commanded the dry land to appear with seas around it. He commanded earth to bring forth grass, herb yielding seed, and fruit after its kind, whose seed in itself upon the earth, after its kind. And the evening and the morning were the third day.
The Sun was not the source of light but the two great lights were made to rule the DAY and the NIGHT respectively. When God commanded the Light to come into existence on the very first day of His creation, the Light came into existence, and when the light came into existence, Sun and Moon were not there. Sun and Moon came into existence on the fourth day of God’s creation.
God divided Light from the darkness. God made stars also. When God made two great lights he did not call them Sun and Moon; however, many chapters later in Genesis 15:12 and 17; 37:9 these terms were used. Sun was to rule the DAY and the Moon was to rule the NIGHT. God set the two great lights in the firmament.
God said let the lights be in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth and to divide the Day from the NIGHT, and “let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days, and years”. This is how the time started. The two great lights were made to distinguish between seasons, days and years. And the evening and the morning were the fourth day.