“In the beginning, God created the heaven and the earth. And the earth was without form and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters. And God said let there be light and there was light. 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” Genesis 1:1-5
LIGHT FOR NOW: Moses’ words in our opening text have to be explained.
In the course of our study in previous days, it is an already established fact that the bible in our hands is God’s word written in human language. Furthermore, it is also established in the course of this studies that the message of the scriptures (Genesis to Malachi) is the message of a person; that is the person of Christ in whom salvation is found. Thus, we can safely deduce that a careful examination of our opening text (Genesis 1:1-5) will unveil to us Christ in whom salvation is found and the new creation in Him (the man born of God; the man indwelt by the spirit; the man in union with Christ). This obviously as will be unfolded shortly in subsequent days is the message of Genesis (although we will be restricted only to the opening text which is Genesis 1:1-5 in our interpretation). Now, though our explanation will be vested only our key text, it is important to take note that the writer of Genesis is Moses. Furthermore, the first five books of the bible were written by Moses. It is important to recall or take note of the fact that Moses (just like other prophets) spoke concerning Christ; “And beginning at Moses and all the prophets, he expounded unto them in all the scriptures the things concerning himself”. So, Jesus began at Moses, that is, He began at Genesis and what He explained were concerning Himself. No wonder in John 5:39, Jesus makes it clear by saying “Search the scriptures, for in them ye think ye have eternal life: and they are they which testify of me”. He explained further in the post text of the same chapter, it reads “Do not think that I will accuse you to the Father. There is one that accuseth you even Moses, in whom you trust. For had ye believed Moses, ye would have believed me: for he wrote of me. But if ye believe not his writings, how shall ye believe my words?” (John 5:45-47). From Jesus’ words in John 5, it is very clear that Moses wrote of Him. Meaning the message of Genesis documented by Moses is the message of Christ and we will soon see this from a careful examination of our key text (Genesis 1:1-5). Hallelujah!!!
INSTRUCTION: The Old Testament must be explained; accept this fact.
PRAYER: Father I declare that my mind is conditioned to understand the revelation knowledge of your word in Jesus Name, Amen.
QUOTE: If you take away Jesus from the bible, then the bible becomes an ordinary human book.
DAILY BIBLE READING: MORNING: COLOSSIANS CHAPTER 1; EVENING: JOHN CHAPTER 5