Written by Larry Ollison
Genesis 1:1 tells us “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.” John 1:1 says, “In the beginning was the Word and the Word was with God and the Word was God.” Then we are told that everything that was made in the heavens and on the earth was made only by the Word of God.
Jesus was in the beginning and Jesus was the Word that God spoke that created all that exists.
In Genesis 1:3 it tells us that light was brought into the universe because God spoke it into existence. He said, “Let there be light” and there was light. This is not referring to the light from the sun or the reflected light from the moon because the sun and the moon were not created until the fourth day. Before creation could take place, God prepared creation with His glory.
I have an aunt that lived on a farm in a small country town for several years. When the family would get together and somebody would tell a fascinating story, she would lean back and laugh and say, “Well, glory be!”
In Genesis 1:3 when God said, “Let there be light,” a more correct translation of the Hebrew would be, “Then God said, ‘Light be.’” Since God was not referring to the sun or the moon, what light did He move into the earth? Genesis 1:2 says, “The earth was without form, and void; and darkness was on the face of the deep.” But when God said, “Light be,” the earth took form and confusion left. That’s what the glory of God did and that’s what the glory of God can do in your life.
When your life is full of confusion and it seems as though darkness surrounds you, the only way to have peace and shalom is to be in the presence of the glory. Psalm 16:11 says, “In the presence of the Lord is fullness of joy” and the glory of the Lord is the manifestation of His presence. So, glory be!Scriptural References
In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. The earth was without form, and void; and darkness was on the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters. Then God said, "Let there be light"; and there was light. (Gen. 1:1-3)
Then God said, "Let there be lights in the firmament of the heavens to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs and seasons, and for days and years. (Gen. 1:14)
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things were made through Him, and without Him nothing was made that was made. In Him was life, and the life was the light of men. (John 1:1-4)
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