This is a study of the subject of “Light.” Included is the origin of “spiritual” light in the creation. Also included is the origin of physical light three days later in the creation. The nature of light that is viewed as infinite in the reference that is in the New Testament that says, “Dwelling in the light which no man hath seen nor can see.” Light is seen in the manifestation of the pure radiance flowing through Jesus of Nazareth. Included is the study of the revelation by this glow of the concept of what is “not real” and what is “real.” Example: By faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that things that are seen are not made of things that do appear. The things that we see are made out of a substance that we cannot see. That substance is the “real” thing. We see the actual application of the benefits of the shining of God’s infinite fire into the life of the Christian. This reveals the message of the gospel unmixed with leaven, and the ability for us to see, hear, and retain these wondrous truths.
The Psalmist David said in the 119th Psalm and 18th verse: “Open thou mine eyes, that I may behold wondrous things out of thy law.” Now David did not pray for the Lord to put a thing new in his law. He knew it was all contained in the “word.” But he knew that for some reason he was oblivious to it. So he prayed that God would open his “eyes” (the spiritual visual sense) to the wonderful things that are contained therein. The word, the incarnate Christ, the image of the shimmering light, contains all that pertains to life and godliness.
The first insight we have into “real” spiritual comprehension is found in the opening verses of the Bible. “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.”
Our interest is peaked when we understand that the Lord is talking about “spiritual” dawning. We know this because it is three days later on the fourth day of the creation account in the book of Genesis that He is engaged in the making of the great lights in the firmament. The greater light to rule the day and the lesser light to rule the night.