Summary: What was the light that was present at Creation?-Jesus Christ
Light of The World(NIV)
GE 1:1 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 waters.
GE 1:3 And God said, "Let there be light," and there was light. 4 God saw that the light was good, and he separated the light from the darkness.
Today we are going to talk about light. The Bible tells us that God created light, but where did this light come from?
Light is a form of traveling energy. UV light to help plants grow and heat for human beings and the Earth.
The speed of light is 3 million meters per second. If you close your eyes and open them, the light you see at that instant took about 6 minutes to get here from the sun.
In Genesis 1, verse 2 tells us that “the Spirit of God” was present at the creation of the world. The Holy Spirit was there at the beginning.
Something else was there at the beginning also.
JN 1:1 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.
JN 1:3 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 men. 5 The light shines in the darkness, but the darkness has not understood it.
Jesus was there at creation also. Jesus was the source of light at the beginning.
JN 8:12 When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, "I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life."
John1:5- “The darkness cant understand the light”
Think about how you were before you knew Jesus. Did you want anything to do with reading the Bible?, going to Church?, or listening to Christian music? Probably not.
JOB 24:13 "There are those who rebel against the light, who do not know its ways or stay in its paths.JOB 24:16 In the dark, men break into houses, but by day they shut themselves in; they want nothing to do with the light.
20 Everyone who does evil hates the light, and will not come into the light for fear that his deeds will be exposed.
ILLUS-From darkness into light/doorway
4 The god of this age has blinded the minds of unbelievers, so that they cannot see the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God.
21 But whoever lives by the truth comes into the light, so that it may be seen plainly that what he has done has been done through God."
After getting saved, people can see a change. Some choose to ignore it and only remember the “old you” they knew.
EPH 5:8 For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Live as children of light
Are you living as you should be living or are you holding onto part of your old life?
Scientists look at and study the light from a star or object to determine what it is made of.
“Moonlight Night” The moon itself has no light. Moonlight is actually a reflection of sunlight.
Does the light coming from you reflect the source of light in you?
PR 13:9 The light of the righteous shines brightly, but the lamp of the wicked is snuffed out.
16 In the same way, let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven.
35 See to it, then, that the light within you is not darkness. 36 Therefore, if your whole body is full of light, and no part of it dark, it will be completely lighted, as when the light of a lamp shines on you."
“This little light of mine, I’m gonna let it shine”
Can people see the light of Jesus Christ, Son of the living God shinning from you?
In the medical world S.A.D or seasonal associated depression comes from getting a lack of sunlight during the winter months.
2SA 22:29 You are my lamp, O LORD; the LORD turns my darkness into light.
Think about how your life was before you knew Jesus. Think of how it is now if you don’t know him.
PS 27:1 The LORD is my light and my salvation--whom shall I fear?
The LORD is the stronghold of my life--of whom shall I be afraid?