IN THE HEART OF THE DAY - PART TWO - PSALM 104
Now I want to finish at this point with "THE LIGHT OF THE WORLD"
Ending with the two days
Very HappyAY 1 ; "God said let there be Light"
DAY : 2; "The Divide"
The Light and the day
And so at the beginning when God began creating the days in a day
Gen 2:4 These are the generations of the heavens and of the earth when they were
created, in the day that the LORD God made the earth and the heavens,
So the Light of the world came down into darkness
And so "There was evening and morning "
1 In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. 2 Now the earth was formless and
empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the
You see The Light of the World came down into darkness BUT the darkness has not comprehended
The light shines in the darkness, but the darkness has not understood it.
Here at the beginning of Time as God began to form and mould and shape the earth to be an
intrument of praise for His glory and the universe and all that lives and breathes and moves
and has its being
The Light Of the world brooded over the waters of the deep, hovered or floated..
Even at the beginning of time when Jesus began to create the new creation and to form and mould
the days that were to be for man
Jesus was the Light of the world that came down into darkness and brooded over the waters
This was to be "The Light of revelation to the gentiles"
You know the Light of the first day was not just for The first day ?
You know The Light of the World who came down into darkness was not just for that time ?
You know the Light of the new earth will not just be for the first day ?
You know Christmas is not just for one day ? Its for life "
You know Jesus is not just for one day but for Life !!
That same Light of the world came to the earth at the beginning of time that was made for man
He continued and continues to be The Light of the world throughout time
But He again showed Himself to us in the form of a man (the second Adam)
He then was the Light of the world
1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 He
was with God in the beginning. 3 Through him all things were made; without him nothing was
made that has been made. 4 In him was life, and that life was the light of all mankind. 5 The
light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome[a] it.
And once again He will be the Light of the new earth
There will be no more night. They will not need the light of a lamp or the light of the sun, for
the Lord God will give them light. And they will reign for ever and ever.
And so when darkness ended there was Light, when the evening ended there was the morning, as the Light of the world began to make new things known and the mysteries of Gods creation and of God began to unfold
"And there was evening and morning the first day"
You see, often especially Christians when debating the word "darkness"
Always seem to relate it to "evil"
But there are differing forms of darkness
1. (DAY 1)
Darkness can be ignorance (and the darkness comprehended it not)
What is ignorance except something we do not understnad "YET"
And so the Light of revelation iluminates that darkness and then we see and understand
2. (DAY 2)
Darkess can be simply what it states as neither do you call the nightime evil
"O its evil time again...I can't wait until tomorrow morn when good time comes"
Lets look at some more scripture
However many years a man may live, let him enjoy them all. But let him remember the days
of darkness, for they will be many. Everything to come is meaningless
this darkness can be said to be : poverty; despair; loneliness
or of course the opposite as in Light
: joy, peace,love
He reveals deep and hidden things; he knows what lies in darkness, and light dwells with him.
God is "Omnipotent, Omnipresent and Omniscient"
There is nothing hidden, and so too the was evening and morning
He was and is the Light of the world so that even the darkness (the evening) is not hidden
BUT may be hidden and would /could be hidden from us or me, for to us or me it is either in
darkness as in the evening or hidden being evil /bad or hidden away being shameful or hidden
away being good or a "good work"
(you see - Light exposed - , "this is why we may not tell our right hand what our left hand is doing"
Matthew 6:3 But when you give to the needy, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing,
for your deeds which are done in (secret) will be rewarded)
therefore whatever is buried , whatever is hidden can be seen and revealed or revealed at the
last day (as in time of man)
Hebrews 4:13 Nothing in all creation is hidden from God's sight. Everything is uncovered and
laid bare before the eyes of him to whom we must give account.
And so we give in our accounts (Christians) and the accountant bills us and Jesus the Light of
the world has payed our bill
And so we give in our accounts (Non Christians) and the accountant bills us and Jesus the Light of
the world has not payed our bill
1 John 1:5 This is the message we have heard from him and declare to you: God is light; in
him there is no darkness at all.
This is why God in Jesus can see all things even though they are in darkness for in Him there is
Job 12:22 He reveals the deep things of darkness and brings deep shadows into the light.
This is why the nearer we draw to God the more is revealed and comes to the Light
Psalm 139:12 even the darkness will not be dark to you; the night will shine like the day, for
darkness is as light to you.
This is why Gods Light of revelation shone on the first day and coninues to shine throughout
Isaiah 45:7 I form the light and create darkness, I bring prosperity and create disaster; I,
the LORD, do all these things.
LIGHT AND DARKNESS
Here we have the Light as in Knowledge and darkness : adversity:
The darkness here is natural darkness or ignorance
In other words eg: Nothing happens without Gods direct permission or authority
In creating man , God had created man with free will, thus mans actions after the fall and the sin
of man caused disaster, thus God had created disaster, but the Light of the world had come to
revrse this and take upon Himself the punishment
We must also not forget that this scripture in context and in direction is aimed at Cyrus the king
of Persia, but that is another topic
salm 19:2 Day after day they pour forth speech; night after night they display knowledge.
Job 34:22 There is no dark place, no deep shadow, where evildoers can hide.
Barnes' Notes on the Bible
So it is in natural darkness; so in moral darkness ness. It seems dark to us; it is not so to him.
Things appear dark to us - disappointment, bereavement, trouble, care, losses; but all is light to
God. The existence of sin and suffering on the earth seems dark to us; not to him, for he sees
the reasons and the end of all.
The darkness and the light are both alike to thee - Margin, as in Hebrew, "As is the darkness
so is the light." To thee there is no difference. All is light.
Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible
he darkness and the light are both alike to thee; as is the one, so is the other: the day gives him
no more light than the night, and the night no more darkness than the day; he sees as well, as
clearly and distinctly, in the one as in the other
And so we come to Christmas the day or week or two weeks of the year when we might celebrate
The Birth Of Jesus as the "Light of the world"
Although our calendars and Churches align this date to the 25th of December this is merely the date
set as a general guide , and this is the time that we celebrate the birth Of Jesus
amongst our Churches and peoples and families and neighbours
Although it can be said that "The census could have been held in the spring and that the shepherds
might have been wathcing their flocks in the spring as this is the time for new birth which lines up
with the birth of "The Lamb of God"
Sensibility tells us that the foremost time to watch the sheep is in the lambing season
However let this not distract from any facts about "what the bible teaches us of the virgin birth"
And the bible is the inspired Word of God
The bible does not give us a date for the birth of Jesus, hence the Church has adopted the 25th
Neither should this distract us from celebrating the birth of Jesus...after all its about the birth of
Jesus in our hearts and proclaiming the "good news"
And so we see that a "DAY" is more than a day
And the birth of Jesus (The Light of the World) is not just for Christmas
Let He who was at the beginning of time as "The Light" dwell in our hearts...forever
Pray with me
Say these words in your heart ....in your mind.....or out loud
Jesus can hear all of these and more
Lord Father God Light of the world, In Jesus name I ask you into the darkness of my heart and
ask you to show me a new day in my life
In Jesus Name Amen