“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 plan was already in place before man was even created.
It is clear from the body of scriptures in the New Testament where Genesis 1:1-3 is explained, that salvation was what Moses was communicating. From John’s words in John 1:1-5 and Paul’s words in 2Corinthians 4:6 that the light is a person and this person is the light of man, which is the salvation of men. Furthermore, life is in the light and this light shines in the heart of men. And thus, the statement “And the earth was without form and void and darkness was upon the face of the deep” was a spiritual truth of man’s state without the life of God or the light of God. Hence, the next statement “And the spirit of God moved upon the face of waters”. And when God said “light be” God made available the cure of man’s state of emptiness or darkness. So when Moses uses the word “earth” in verse 2 of Genesis, it was figurative for man. Hence, when he used “earth” and “heaven” (heaven and earth) in verse 1, there will thus be figurative since the flow of thoughts began in verse 1 even though verse 1 was summative of God’s plan. When Moses said “heaven and earth” in verse 1, heaven was figurative for God while earth as we saw earlier in verse 2 is figurative for man. In other words, Moses was figuratively communicating God’s union with man by using the terms heaven and earth. That obviously points to the new creation because the new creation is the amalgamation of heaven (God) and earth (man). God’s union with man which equals the new creation is what Moses called heaven and earth in verse 1. Now, from verses 6 to 10 is where Moses documents the creation of the literal heaven (atmospheric heaven) and earth (the dry land and the seas). But in verse 1, Moses uses heaven and earth which appears to be creation to explain God’s plan of the new creation and by saying the new creation, we’ve just said salvation because it is in salvation that we have the new creation. So, having shown us God’s plan in verse 1, in verse 2 and verse 3, Moses now goes on to show us how God accommodated man’s excesses/disobedience in Genesis 3 in His plan in Genesis 1 so that solution will not be a reaction but a pro-action. Hallelujah!
INSTRUCTION: You have been united with God in Christ. Acknowledge this.
PRAYER: Thank you Lord for the union I have with you in your son, in Jesus Name, Amen.
QUOTE: The amalgamation of deity and humanity is found in the resurrection and that amalgamation in the resurrection produces the new creation.
DAILY BIBLE READING: MORNING: 2CORINTHIANS CHAPTER 5; EVENING: 2CORINTHIANS CHAPTER 15