When God said, let there be light, what was the light?


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So Arnold is asking when god said let there be light what was that light i love it that’s a great question Arnold yeah i love that question too jay do you do you mind if i say a few verses first is that okay oh please please all right so um you know obviously you’re quoting i believe genesis chapter one or in the beginning it says and god said let there be light and there was light and you know verse three and then you know it goes on to say verses four and five and god saw the light that it was good and god divided the light from the darkness and god called the light day and the darkness he called night and the evening and the morning were the first day so on the first day of creation god’s first act of creation was to bring in light now i believe that this is talking about physical light like the physical you know physics or whatever um that we’re talking about we’re talking about you know natural science i believe that god literally made light and we’re not 100 still sure what light is light is kind of a wave and it’s kind of it has matter to it it’s very interesting so um anyways i believe that this first you know the physical light came in the world on day one but i think john chapter one also gives us the spiritual aspect of what this light truly is um and if you read john john chapter one verses one through five and verse nine it reads you know in the beginning was the word and the word was with god and the word was god and we know this is jesus the same was in the beginning with god all things were made by him and without him was not anything made that was made in him jesus was life and the life was the light of men so then it says and the light shines in darkness and the darkness comprehends it not and jesus being that light that in verse 9 it says that was the true light which lights every man that comes into the world so basically jesus that and his life is light um and his life is truth everything revolves around jesus in essence in creation because nothing was made that wasn’t made by jesus christ and so god or jesus is god and he’s not only our creator but he’s our redeemer and i believe that you know physical light has come into the world um to teach us about a spiritual concept which is truth of of jesus christ that he is the life that um he he gives to us and everything we have in this world consists and has its being in jesus christ so if you’re saying you know what is that light you know as far as genesis chapter one i think it’s physical light but i believe there’s a spiritual aspect to it that we kind of see deeper here in john chapter one which is the light of jesus christ which is his truth and we know that jesus is the way the truth and the life um and we have access to the father through him and um and so that’s kind of what i would say is is the light is the truth of jesus christ that he is the life giver and everything in this world um was made and consist by by his power um jr when do you give me their thoughts on that yeah i mean it’s uh that those first couple of verses of genesis to me are so profound and i just was blown away when i was studying the hebrew and coming in coming up with my own translation even the past couple months and it’s really interesting that the world starts off basically in darkness and confusion that’s sort of the imagery we’re given there and i said you know it’s literal i believe it’s literal but even with this literal um history we’re given there as you’re suggesting to me that there’s a lesson behind it and yeah it’s darkness confusion disorder chaos that’s what god is starting off with and then he is now adding light to the darkness and in the water that’s this confusion this discombobulation god’s separating the waters he’s pulling land out of these waters he’s bringing order and then you know he’s structuring time you know he’s making days he’s making weeks so it’s just order order out of chaos is what god is doing out of creation and this is such a symbol i think for also sort of that story of redemption right that we’re going through where this world now is in disorder it’s in chaos in fact revelation talks about how um in prophecy waters is representing the world worldly people who are in chaos disorder that came about after babylon in a sense this is terminology that now is always used pretty much the same words representing the disorder in in time of creations representing people today and god is now separating his people out of them like he separated the land from the water and just as the world is in darkness now god has given us light and a couple verses like this um john 1 5 uh first john 1 5. this thing is a message which we have heard of him and to declare unto you that god is light and in him is no darkness at all first john 1 7 but if we walk in the light he is the light we have fellowship one with another and the blood of jesus christ his son cleanses us from all sin um and we could just go on and on light light light light john especially like using that as an example um but i you know even if there wasn’t a separate light source as in the sun moon and stars i think what the bible’s telling us is that light source was god himself just as he’s the light source in our life god is source of love he’s a source of life he’s also the source of light and anything that is the opposite of confusion he’s the source of order and i think to me that’s the lesson to be pulled out of genesis 1 besides the fact that god is the creator amen and i think to just you know when we’re talking like our last question saying you know proving that there is a god i mean it’s just intelligent design like kind of what you’re saying like like there’s so much intelligence of god bringing order into this world like if you came into a room and everything was perfectly organized in bins and you know had labels like you would know somebody had been there to organize it if it was just like this gigantic mess like it’s that’s one thing but when you see order you know that there had to be a being that came and brought that you know brought about that order and we see that so clearly in the world um you know as far as you know god creating the sun and the stars and the moon and you know for and bringing in the orders of time and orders of all these things you know it just points to an intelligent creator who knows how to you know create things perfectly and and put things in the in the right way and you know when we see that we have a creator who’s so intelligent and so you know magnificent you know it it helps us to be able to put our trust in him i think and to know that you know his way because jesus is the way the truth and the life that his way is the right way and you know that we can we can trust that light that he’s giving to us and i think it’s just awesome that how jesus says ye are the light of the world and it’s not that we have light within ourselves but rather we’re just reflectors of that light just kind of like how the moon reflects the sun and jesus is the son of righteousness and so um we’re we’re just called to reflect that light to a dark world around us and i just pray by god’s grace we can we can do that um amen only with him because we have no light in ourselves that i’m grateful to just be a little twinkle exactly if god will just let me be that amen i love that song this little light of mine i’m gonna let it shine



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