If you are looking for a string of ‘days’ in a row, as in our earthly days, one comes and finishes before another one sets in and that one is no more forever, you will never find the truth of Genesis one that way. It is not that way! These days overlap with each other, as it is not man’s time. It is certain ‘seasons’ of God. One is not stopped just because another one is also in ‘motion’. The lights of Christ, or his true ministers, did not just be here one day and then gone. No. They are still here, dividing the light from the darkness, and the waters from the waters. It will continue until the end when Satan is destroyed forever. Then death will be no more. Life or light will be all that is left. Then the darkness will finally be totally separated from the LIGHT. So, we have not reached day seven yet!
What a glorious DAY that will be. No night there. God and the Lamb are the Light in the Holy City of God.
Dan 12:1 And at that time shall Michael stand up, the great prince which standeth for the children of thy people: and there shall be a time of trouble, such as never was since there was a nation even to that same time: and at that time thy people shall be delivered, every one that shall be found written in the book.
Dan 12:2 And many of them that sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake, some to everlasting life, and some to shame and everlasting contempt.
Dan 12:3 And they that be wise shall shine as the brightness of the firmament; and they that turn many to righteousness as the stars for ever and ever.
Verse one is the crucifixion of Jesus. I know everyone says this is a seven year tribulation, down at our time or the end of time. But that is man’s carnal thoughts. It does not fit any Scripture. No such thing is taught in Scripture. Man made this up, to cover up the fact that they did not know the truth and to fit their false doctrines.
At the time of his crucifixion, is when our deliverance was done. It was also the greatest time of trouble ever to be. That is when we were delivered. Now verse two is not to be taken as if it took place exactly when verse one took place. This is how most people miss the truth of the Word. They do not know how to divide Scripture. They just read it as if it is all one big story, all taking place in direct sequence. God does not speak that way.
Surely you all know that there is a long period of time between that first resurrection and the second? Notice that BOTH resurrections are spoken of in verse two, and in the same sentence, as if they took place right there together. But we know from Revelation, that this is not the case. So if that much time passes between those two resurrections, spoken of in one sentence, surely you know that much time could have passed between verse one and verse two?
But notice verse three. This reveals to us what the firmament and the stars of the firmament is. What? Who? They that be wise and turn many to righteousness. This is the true ministers of the New Testament. It speaks definitely about the Apostles. They are this firmament and they are these stars. Those twelve stars on the woman’s head are these apostles, not those twelve tribes of Israel.
Old Israel is NOT the way into this new heaven and new earth. Those Apostles, their doctrine, is. What did their teaching do? It separated those in darkness, or law, from those who came into Grace, or light. It separated those under the firmament from those above the firmament. It separated Satan’s waters, or peoples, from God’s peoples or waters.
It is still doing that job. It is still separating God’s people from Satan’s people. It is not complete yet. So the second day is not complete yet. It is still in progress. Where is this firmament?… in the midst of the waters, or peoples of this world? Believe it or not, I know that what I am teaching now, is part of this firmament which is dividing the waters from the waters. I know that I am teaching the very same thing which the Apostles taught. I know that it is in the same power to separate waters from waters, light from darkness. God called this firmament Heaven. Paul said we sit together in heavenly places. We sit in Heaven. The whore sits on the waters, the beast, the seven mountains. Theirs is the darkness or night. Ours is the Day or the light. Jesus told his disciples, You are the LIGHT of the world. You are a City set on a hill to give light to all who come in. We are the lights in this firmament. We are the stars in this firmament. Who? The true Christians who minister this truth. On Day four, God speaks again of this firmament.
Gen 1:14 And God said, Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days, and years:
Gen 1:15 And let them be for lights in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth: and it was so.
Let these lights in the firmament be for signs, and for seasons, and for days, and years. Here is a bit of prophecy about these signs and wonders: Joel 2:28 And it shall come to pass afterward, that I will pour out my spirit upon all flesh; and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, your young men shall see visions:
Joe 2:29 And also upon the servants and upon the handmaids in those days will I pour out my spirit.
Joe 2:30 And I will show wonders in the heavens and in the earth, blood, and fire, and pillars of smoke.
Joe 2:31 The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the great and the terrible day of the LORD come.
Mark 16:17 And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues;
Mr 16:18 They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover.
Mr 16:20 And they went forth, and preached every where, the Lord working with them, and confirming the word with signs following. Amen
Ac 2:18 And on my servants and on my handmaidens I will pour out in those days of my Spirit; and they shall prophesy:
Ac 2:19 And I will show wonders in heaven above, and signs in the earth beneath; blood, and fire, and vapour of smoke:
Ac 2:20 The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before that great and notable day of the Lord come:
Ac 2:21 And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the name of the Lord shall be saved.
Ac 2:22 Ye men of Israel, hear these words; Jesus of Nazareth, a man approved of God among you by miracles and wonders and signs, which God did by him in the midst of you, as ye yourselves also know:
Ac 2:42 And they continued stedfastly in the apostles' doctrine and fellowship, and in breaking of bread, and in prayers.
Ac 2:43 And fear came upon every soul: and many wonders and signs were done by the apostles.
Ac 5:12 And by the hands of the apostles were many signs and wonders wrought among the people; (and they were all with one accord in Solomon's porch
Ac 8:13 Then Simon himself believed also: and when he was baptized, he continued with Philip, and wondered, beholding the miracles and signs which were done.
Ac 14:3 Long time therefore abode they speaking boldly in the Lord, which gave testimony unto the word of his grace, and granted SIGNS and wonders to be done by their hands.
Ro 15:19 Through mighty SIGNS and wonders, by the power of the Spirit of God; so that from Jerusalem, and round about unto Illyricum, I have fully preached the gospel of Christ.
2co 12:12 Truly the SIGNS of an apostle were wrought among you in all patience, in SIGNS, and wonders, and mighty deeds.
2th 2:9 Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and SIGNS and lying wonders,
Heb 2:4 God also bearing them witness, both with SIGNS and wonders, and with divers miracles, and gifts of the Holy Ghost, according to his own will?
Now all of the above Scripture is MORE than enough to show anyone that this early Church of people who were endued with power from on high, were showing those signs and wonders which was spoken of in Gen. 1: 14. So the Holy Ghost filled Church is this firmament. They are the stars giving out this light to the world. It is truly spiritual and not carnal. This Firmament was spoken of in both Day Two and Day Four. Do you suppose that God did not finish it on day two? …and had to work some more on it in day four?
Let them give light upon the earth. Jesus said ye are the light of the world. Lu 8:16 No man, when he hath lighted a candle, covereth it with a vessel, or putteth it under a bed; but setteth it on a candlestick, that they which enter in may see the light.
See, we light that candle when we get revelation, or truth, which gives light to others. Mt 4:16 The people which sat in darkness saw great light; and to them which sat in the region and shadow of death light is sprung up. Mt 4:17 From that time Jesus began to preach, and to say, Repent: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.
See, the preaching of Jesus was this great light the people who were sitting in the darkness, or the shadow of death, saw. They saw this great light of truth and came into life, out of death.
Mt 6:22 The light of the body is the eye: if therefore thine eye be single, thy whole body shall be full of light. Mt 6:23 But if thine eye be evil, thy whole body shall be full of darkness. If therefore the light that is in thee be darkness, how great is that darkness! Mt 6:24 No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.
These verses show that the light here is speaking about the truth one has. The ‘eye’ is the understanding being enlightened. If the whole body is full of light, or truth, then no darkness is in it. So this proves that the ‘darkness’ it speaks of is a lack of truth, and not the atmospheric darkness of a literal earthly night.
Lu 1:76 And thou, child, shalt be called the prophet of the Highest: for thou shalt go before the face of the Lord to prepare his ways; Lu 1:77 To give knowledge of salvation unto his people by the remission of their sins, Lu 1:78 Through the tender mercy of our God; whereby the dayspring from on high hath visited us, Lu 1:79 To give light to them that sit in darkness and in the shadow of death, to guide our feet into the way of peace.
Again, the Word proves that the light and darkness, the shadow of death, are all spiritual and not natural. It has to do with salvation, not a 24 hour period of time!
Lu 11:34 The light of the body is the eye: therefore when thine eye is single, thy whole body also is full of light; but when thine eye is evil, thy body also is full of darkness. Lu 11:35 Take heed therefore that the light which is in thee be not darkness. Lu 11:36 If thy whole body therefore be full of light, having no part dark, the whole shall be full of light, as when the bright shining of a candle doth give thee light
The above proves that the light and darkness is inside a person, not out in the atmosphere. Again it proves that this light is likened to lighting a candle. So it has to be the getting of truth. No natural candle could be put inside a person to give them light! Here is another solid proof that this darkness is the evil of Satan, and not natural night-time: Lu 22:53 When I was daily with you in the temple, ye stretched forth no hands against me: but this is your hour, and the power of darkness.
See, Jesus said this is their HOUR, and the power of darkness. See, the natural night-time has no power to kill the Son of God.
Here is more proof that the light and darkness are spiritual and not natural: John 3:18 He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God. 3:19 And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil. 3:20 For every one that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved. 3:21 But he that doeth truth cometh to the light, that his deeds may be made manifest, that they are wrought in God.
See, the above proves that the light is truth and not natural sun-light. Just because a person is evil would not make them hate natural sun-light or love darkness. It has to be speaking of truth and error, or lies. Men who are evil, love the lies of Satan. They hate the truth of God’s word. Jesus said this is their condemnation, because He came and brought us the light, or truth. So now, God holds everyone accountable to receive the truth and be converted.
John 8:12 Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.
Surely you must know that we who follow Jesus can still go out and walk in the natural darkness of night? It has nothing to do with serving God.
John 12:35 Then Jesus said unto them, Yet a little while is the light with you. Walk while ye have the light, lest darkness come upon you: for he that walketh in darkness knoweth not whither he goeth. Joh 12:36 While ye have light, believe in the light, that ye may be the children of light. These things spake Jesus, and departed, and did hide himself from them.
So if the light were the natural light of the sun, why did Jesus say yet a little while is the light with you. Walk while ye have the light? The natural light of the sun does not go away. Now this is enough Scripture proof to prove to the very hardest and dumbest of folks, that the light and darkness in Genesis one is NOT speaking about atmospheric light and darkness, but rather the truth which Jesus gave us. If one rejects his truth, they will remain forever in the darkness, which is destruction from God.
Ps 27:1 A Psalm of David. The LORD is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? the LORD is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?
This solidly links light with salvation and the LORD. It is not the natural sun. So, all of the above Scriptures together, prove without a doubt that it is Jesus and his true ministers, teaching truth, which is this divider of waters from waters and light from darkness, or life from death, day from night. We who teach the truth of God’s word are right now still dividing those who can receive it from those who refuse the truth. They will end up in total darkness eternally, because they refuse the light of truth as it is given to them. Walk as you have light, lest darkness come upon you!
By: Jo Smith ** Dec. 21, 2007