“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” Genesis 1:1-3.

LIGHT FOR NOW: God’s new creation project is God’s goodness and love revealed to humanity.

With the analysis done so far, it’s clear that the above text is the promise of God’s new creation project or God’s salvation project. Remember, death is in the darkness (Genesis 1:2) and life is in the light (Genesis 1:3). Already, the analysis done so far unveils to you that the bible opens up with the revelation of God’s love for humanity. And this love is seen in salvation; this love is seen in His new creation project. And remember that salvation, eternal life or the new creation is not a reaction but a pro-action. In essence, the love of God is not a reaction but a pro-action. The goodness of God is not reactionary but pro-actionary. Also remember that the darkness is not from God but the darkness is the absence of the light of God. The death is not from God but the death is the absence of the life of God. Why these details?

Man (Adam) is formed in chapter 2 verse 7 of Genesis and now hear this in verses 16 and 17 “And the Lord God commanded the man saying, of every tree of the garden thou mayest freely eat. But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die…” Now, it is important to be observant here. Having understood that Genesis 1:1-3 is God’s plan of eternal life/salvation/the new creation, it will not be difficult to now ascertain that this plan of God in Genesis 1:1-3 is now offered to man in Genesis 2:16-17 as the tree of life. Remember, life is in the light and this is in reference to the person of Jesus; the light in whom life (eternal life) is found in or the saviour in whom is salvation. This therefore, will not be difficult to settle that the tree of life was figurative of the person of Jesus who is the life (John 14:6), why? This is because there is no such tree called the tree of life, that is, a tree that you will eat of and have life. Therefore, the tree of life was metaphoric for Christ. In other words, God’s plan of Genesis 1:1, 1:2b into verse 3 is now offered to man as the tree of life for man to make a choice of either accepting God’s plan or rejecting it. That accepting (faith in Christ) or rejecting (unbelief) is now the reason for the next figure of speech “eat of” or “eat not of”. In other words, eating of the tree of life was a figure of speech for faith in Christ, and Adam not eating of it is unbelief to God’s plan and offer. Hallelujah! 

INSTRUCTION: Pay keen attention.

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

QUOTE: God’s plan of salvation was not a second thought of God but the thought of God.


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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