The Night and Day
The sun shall be no more thy light by day; neither for brightness shall the moon give light unto thee: but the LORD shall be unto thee an everlasting light, and thy God thy glory. Thy sun shall no more go down; neither shall thy moon withdraw itself: for the LORD shall be thine everlasting light, and the days of thy mourning shall be ended.
When God created the world He saw there was darkness and He was not pleased. So He created light and was pleased. God called the light portion - Day and the dark portion - Night. Man normally refers to God's creation as Day and Night, but it is the other way around darkness already existed before the Day was made! All this is symbolic; firstly if God existed before creation He Himself is light so how did darkness exist? And still if God made light then the darkness should have totally departed, but still it existed? Like in my previous mail I pointed out darkness is obstruction of light. In science too it is measured in that fashion - lack of light, we take for granted that light does exist everywhere, like God does. Maximum darkness does not exist on earth but among the stars like the Black-holes (dying stars) or dark matters - like among the Angels.
We all know the earth is round and revolves around its axis and around the axis of the sun, and the moon revolves around the earth's axis. Due to this planetary activity we have day and night. The sun shines and the moon reflects the light of the sun.
In the Bible too the Night (Old Testament) is first, when the Sun (symbolizes Lord - Son of God) was not revealed to man. He is the source of light and every thing (the whole Bible too) revolves around Him. The moon light represented the mercy and grace of God (via the men of God) that showed light even when His people were in the dark. The word in Isaiah 60:20 for 'withdraw' is Hebrew 'acaph' Strong<0622> which means to 'gather' or 'assemble'. When you move from the physical realm into the spiritual realm (from the Old to the New) then you will not need any moon for the Sun (Lord) will be an everlasting light to you. Darkness will depart from you forever.
Come into the Day and let your Night depart to be a past forever, never to come back, for the Lord has been revealed in Jesus Christ; come know Him.
[ Prayer Starter ]
Lord, You came to us as man so that we could see your love with our naked human eyes. You are my light, let your light shine in me and remove every obstacle in me so that darkness does not exist at all in any area. I make this prayer in Jesus' Name, Amen.
[ Reference Scripture ]
1 In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.
2 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.
3 And God said, Let there be light: and there was light.
4 And God saw the light, that it was good: and God divided the light from the darkness.
5 And God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night.
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