He is despised and rejected of men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief: and we hid as it were our faces from him; he was despised, and we esteemed him not. Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted. But he was wounded for our transgressions; he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed. All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned everyone to his own way; and the Lord hath laid on him the iniquity of us all. He was oppressed, and he was afflicted, yet he opened not his mouth: he is brought as a lamb to the slaughter, and as a sheep before her shearers is dumb, so he openeth not his mouth. – Isaiah 53:3-7

LIGHT FOR NOW: God’s first utterance in the bible is salvation.

In our journey in this subject, we are still investigating Moses’ words in verse 3 of Genesis 1 which will unveil the previous verses in the course of this subject. We are looking at this in the eyes of the New Testament because the New Testament is the explanation of the Old Testament. That is why, if you read the Old Testament carefully, you will observe that the Old Testament conceals the New Testament while the New Testament reveals the Old Testament. So the concealed scriptures (the Old Testament) cannot be revealed if you are looking at the conceal scriptures on their own, it will take the revealed scriptures (the New Testament) to unveil the concealed scriptures (the Old Testament). So, right there in the Old Testament, we have the New Testament concealed and right here in the New Testament, we have the Old Testament revealed. That said; recall we are still examining verse 3 of Genesis 1, so that verses 1 and 2 can come to the spotlight. Let’s observe verse 3 of Genesis 1 again, it reads “And God said, let there be light: and there was light”. Let’s look at 1John 1:5 which reads “This then is the message which we have heard of him and declare unto you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all”. Notice in Genesis 1:3, God said let there be light; in 1John 1:5, it is clear that God is light. In other words, in Genesis 1:3, God spoke of Himself; that is why in the Hebrew rendering, Genesis 1:3 reads as “God said light be…” In other words, God said “I (the light) be”; meaning, if we have men in Genesis 1:3 as we’ve seen in the course of this studies, then what God spoke in Genesis 1:3 was his existence or reality in the hearts of men. In other words, “light be in the hearts of men” and that is an utterance of salvation. So, God’s utterance of light in Genesis 1:3 was an utterance of salvation. Therefore, what is the first utterance in the bible? The first utterance in the bible was salvation. So, before man sinned in Genesis 3, salvation was already made available from Genesis 1. So, salvation preceded man’s sin or the fall of man; therefore, salvation will not be a reaction but a pro-action. Hallelujah! 

INSTRUCTION: Place premium on accuraste knowledge.

PRAYER: The eyes of my understanding are enlightened, in Jesus Name. Amen.

QUOTE: In salvation, God never reacted, rather, God pro-acted.


Published by lightfromtheworddevotional

Light from the word is a scripture based daily devotional by Prophet (Dr.) John Linus, Senior Pastor Word of Faith Covenant Assembly Uyo, Akwa Ibom State.

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