B’reisheet—Day 1 | Gen. 1:1-2:3
In the beginning, Elohim/God created. From Himself, Elohim made the heavens, the earth, light, land, sea, vegetation, the sun and moon, the stars, day and night, sea creatures, land creatures, and man. In the beginning, Elohim created everything by His spoken Word. In the beginning, there was darkness, not light. To that point of what Elohim existed for man’s abode, there was only darkness and Elohim dwelt there as His Ruach/Spirit hovered over the surface of the deep. In the beginning, only that which Elohim desired to disclose of Himself had been revealed. It was darkness and then light. Elohim only was revealed as the Creator and not His name YHVH/I Am That I Am. That was sufficient.
Elohim disclosing Himself as Light would be the only luminary that was needed as it was enough to dispel darkness as Elohim pleased and shone on His creation. Darkness could not comprehend the Light so it was dispelled causing the distinction between evening and morning, day and night. Elohim was the only Light that day or night, the heavens or earth would need for their definition and reality. It was Elohim’s disclosure of Himself that allowed Light to be seen. That Light was Life and would serve as the sole source of life on earth. Yet, the Creator knew of His plan for man and his inability to remain in Light and to abide in Life. Out of compassion, Elohim fashioned the other luminaries, the sun, moon, and stars, as witnesses to His Great Light and Life. The earth did not need these lesser lights. This is clear from the fact that the lesser lights did not exist until the fourth day. However, it was the third day that the earth was commanded to sprout vegetation, plants, and trees all bearing seed after their own kind.
Human nature only understands the need for light as a vehicle that causes growth. In plants this is photosynthesis. This is because man does not comprehend the Light, but searches for the natural knowledge that was dispelled because of the Light and Life revealed by Elohim on the first day. Without the personal revelation of the Light and Life, man suffers in despondent darkness, not even realizing how much he needs Light and the Life for his eternal future and hope. This principle is demonstrated equally well in that Elohim did not reveal Himself at the beginning as Messiah or, even, YHVH, but only as Elohim and Light. It would be Moshe that would first realize just Who Elohim is as YHVH. It is by that Name that man must call and believe and trust. It is the Name of YHVH that is above all names and it is through that Name that Yeshua/Jesus is revealed. Yeshua is the Light of the world and Way, Truth, and Life through Whom all men must enter if they want to receive the Light and Life of YHVH.
In the beginning, the end has been revealed. What we would understand as darkness is the lesser amounts of what Elohim created for our dawning of understanding of Who He is. In the end, the presence of Elohim will be the only illuminance needed over the face of the earth. He will illumine man and there will be no night, nor will we have need for a lamp or the sun. Instead, we will have the Son and the Light of the world that will sustain us, the vegetation of Paradise, and be the Life for all to live within. In that day, the revelation of His Light will reflect the fullness of His Name as we call upon YHVH through Yeshua. In the beginning, we have seen a great Light. The Elohim of peace has presented Himself as the One Who hovers over His creation and reveals Himself to us. Let us be separated from that which is in darkness and only dwell in His Life.
Dwell upon John 1:1-5, “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with Elohim, and the Word was Elohim. He was in the beginning with Elohim. All things came into being through Him, and apart from Him, nothing came into being that has come into being. In Him was life, and the life was the Light of men. The Light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not comprehend it.