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(Gen 1:1-3) In the beginning God [God is Thought] created the heaven and the earth. And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness [1] was upon the face [(anthropomorphism)] of the deep [2]. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters. And God said, Let there be light: and there was light [3]. [Who was/is that light?]

1.    darkness = Heb: the dark: fig. misery, destruction, death, ignorance, sorrow, wickedness.

a.     anthropomorphism = Dict: 1. The attributing of human shape or characteristics to a god, animal, or inanimate thing.

2.    the deep = Heb: an abyss (a surging mass of water).

a.     Commentary: a surging mass of disobedient fallen angels, fallen spirits, fallen thoughts: picture an immensely thick dark swirling mass of winding twisting writhing snakes, myriad symbols of evil deceiving Satanic thoughts that cannot discern between good and evil.

3.    light = Heb: illumination [knowledge and understanding] (in every sense, including happiness).

a.     (Isa 45:7) I form the light, and create darkness: I make peace, and create evil: I the LORD do all these things.

b.    (John 8:12) Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am [the Bible: John 1:14] the light of the world [Gk: kosmos; “cosmos” orderly arrangement] [i]: he that followeth me [that follows the light] shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the [everlasting] light of life.

                                                             i.      cosmos = Dict: 1. The universe considered as a harmonious and orderly system.

                                                          ii.      Commentary: His Light is permanent, eternal; His Light is revelations (rhema).

1.    (Rom 11:29) For the gifts [i.e., revelations] and calling of God are without repentance [Gk: irrevocable: not to be repented of].

4.    (Psa 18:28) For thou wilt light my candle: the LORD my God will enlighten my darkness.

5.    (1 Pet 2:9) But ye are a chosen generation [a], a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness [“Let there be light:”] into his marvellous light [“and there was light.” Gen 1:3]:

a.     (Matt 1:17) So all the generations from Abraham to David are fourteen generations; and from David until the carrying away into Babylon are fourteen generations; and from the carrying away into Babylon unto Christ are fourteen generations.

                                                             i.      Commentary: Upon a careful count of this genealogical table (Matt 1:1-17), one will perceive that “Jesus” is the thirteenth generation, and that “Christ” is the fourteenth generation. The Christ generation is a spiritual generation, consisting exclusively of all saved born-again imputed for righteousness persons, that extends from the time of Jesus up to now, and yet into the future. We are part of that fourteenth “spirit generation.”

6.    (Eccl 12:7) Then shall the dust [“God formed man of the dust of the ground” Gen 2:7] return to the earth as it was: and the spirit [i.e., the “angels” Psa 104:4; Heb 1:7] shall return [one cannot “return” to a place where one has never been] unto God [in Heaven] who gave it.



(John 3:1-3) There was a man of the Pharisees, named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews: The same came to Jesus by night, and said unto him, Rabbi, we know that thou art a teacher come from God: for no man can do these miracles that thou doest, except God be with him. Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again [Gk: from above; (by analogy) from the first: from the beginning (very first) /// on the top], he cannot see [Gk: understand] the kingdom of God [interchangeable with: “the kingdom of Heaven” (Matt 19:23,24)].




(Rom 10:8-10) But what saith it? The word [Gk: rhema; revelation] is nigh thee, even in thy mouth, and in thy heart: that is, the word [Gk: rhema; revelation] of faith [Gk: belief], which we preach; That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.