Children of the King

Sunday morning, as our tiny group continued our discussion about prayer, I had the privilege of seeing a very vivid, but brief, picture in my spirit.
There I was, standing to the side of an elegantly lavish throne room. The walls were awash with pure, radiant light. There was pure gold skillfully crafted to every surface. Brilliantly colored gemstones glistened as the radiant light glinted off their facets. A plush, deep red carpet was laid out under the raised floor where the throne sat, while the rest of the room was laid with a beautiful stone floor.
I saw the LORD sitting on His throne, though I could not make out any details except that His robes were gorgeous with heavy velvet trains; and that He was very comfortable in the space and in His role.
The throne room was filled with people of all shapes, sizes, ages, stations in life, nationalities and creeds. But the single thing the LORD insisted I pay attention to was that there were hundreds of people on the stone floor, before the throne. All these people were exceedingly quiet, careful to maintain protocol, uncomfortable and uneasy as they stood or were prompted to approach the King. But on that plush red carpet, there was light-hearted laughter and giggles — oh! the happy, smiling, expectant faces who were playing around the Throne! So many people of all ages (yet, strangely, they all appeared as children) were sitting near, around, even under the throne. They were skipping back and forth. Some would lean close to the King’s ear and whisper something that made them both smile broadly. They were thoroughly enjoying themselves and they were comfortable in the presence of the King! Obviously, they were His children, and He was thoroughly enjoying His own!
I noticed that the carpeted area around the throne was filled with people, too, but there were so many more on the stone floor. Suddenly, everything went silent, though all the activities were still going on. The focus had shifted to me and I heard this question: “Which one are you?”
I am the one who hangs back and observes, looking for the opportunity to serve. The one who is dusted by the fringes, longing to be enveloped, yet has great difficulty believing that I should even be there.
All the people on the stone floor long to be the King’s children. They are envious, even jealous, of their relationship with Him. But something prevents them from approaching the King. I saw myself with them while longing to be on that lush carpet with the King’s children.

Bridges2Life

My husband and I have operated Bridges2Life Ministries since it’s conception. It began with E-mail and is now a FaceBook Page. Today, I am really pondering about the name “Bridges2Life”. Many people will misinterpret the name to mean that there are many paths to Heaven. But, friend, the Bible clearly states that this is not true.

However, we all come from different walks of life, don’t we? And traveling all those roads through our lives looks very much like a Metroplex Mix Master. We are all making our way to Eternity. Yet, the roads we travel to get there are different for each of us.

If we aren’t vigilant, we will get so caught up in the activity on someone else’s road that we merge into the wrong lane and end up on a road that we weren’t meant to take. Sometimes it takes
a long time to get back on the road we are suppose to be traveling on. We all know that going the wrong way on a one way street will cause accidents. But taking a road not meant for you will cause accidents, too. You will wreck your life and can wreck the lives of those around you.

Just like we need these road signs to keep us safe and traveling on the right road to reach our destination, so we must have the LORD’s written Word to guide us through our lives. We need strong Christian believers to help us navigate the roadways. We need our places of gathering to
strengthen each other, to learn from each other, to worship and to praise with each other. But don’t try to drive in another Believer’s lane or covet the road Father has set them on.

Stay your course.

Consider your Bible as your Mapsco. I promise you will never have to buy another one, because the Word of God will never become obsolete, regardless of how many new roads the world chooses to construct.

We Have Not Done What the LORD Commanded from the Beginning

“Then God said, “Let us make humankind in our image, in the likeness of ourselves; and let them rule over the fish in the sea, the birds in the air, the animals, and over all the earth, and over every crawling creature that crawls on the earth.” So God created humankind in his own image; in the image of God he created him: male and female he created them. God blessed them: God said to them, “Be fruitful, multiply, fill the earth and subdue it. Rule over the fish in the sea, the birds in the air and every living creature that crawls on the earth.” Then God said, “Here! Throughout the whole earth I am giving you as food every seed-bearing plant and every tree with seed-bearing fruit. And to every wild animal, bird in the air and creature crawling on the earth, in which there is a living soul, I am giving as food every kind of green plant.” And that is how it was. God saw everything that he had made, and indeed it was very good. So there was evening, and there was morning, a sixth day.”

B’resheet (Gen) 1:26-31 CJB

I began a new reading plan this morning. I am starting at the Beginning. The question that was dropped into my spirit as I was reading was how do we have dominion over and subdue creatures an earth that we do not truly understand; that don’t understand the nature and spirit of? We weren’t told to conquer (go in like gangbusters and kill and destroy whatever stands in our way). We were told to rule over. I maybe way off base, but I think the key (secret) to ruling the LORD’s Creation is found in the following verses:

2 Chronicles 1:10 CJB So now, give me wisdom and knowledge; so that I will be able to lead this people. For who is equal to judging this great people of yours?”

1 Kings 3:9 CJB Therefore, give your servant an understanding heart able to administer justice to your people, so that I can discern between good and bad – for who is equal to judging this great people of yours?”

Matthew 7:12 CJB “Always treat others as you would like them to treat you; that sums up the teaching of the Torah and the Prophets.

rule noun

\ ˈrül

Definition of rule (Entry 1 of 2)

1— a: a prescribed guide for conduct or action

b: the laws or regulations prescribed by the founder of a religious order for observance by its members

c: an accepted procedure, custom, or habit

d (1): a usually written order or direction made by a court regulating court practice or the action of parties

(2): a legal precept or doctrine

e: a regulation or bylaw governing procedure or controlling conduct

2— a (1): a usually valid generalization

(2): a generally prevailing quality, state, or mode

fair weather was the rule yesterday

— The New York Times

b: a standard of judgment : CRITERION

c: a regulating principle

d: a determinate method for performing a mathematical operation and obtaining a certain result

3— a: the exercise of authority or control : DOMINION

b: a period during which a specified ruler or government exercises control

rule verb

ruled; ruling

Definition of rule (Entry 2 of 2)

1—a: to exert control, direction, or influence on

the passions that rule our minds

b: to exercise control over especially by curbing or restraining

rule a fractious horse

ruled his appetites firmly

2—a: to exercise authority or power over often harshly or arbitrarily

the speaker ruled the legislature with an iron hand

b: to be preeminent in : DOMINATE

3 to determine and declare authoritatively

especially to command or determine judicially

4—a (1): to mark with lines drawn along or as if along the straight edge of a ruler

(2): to mark (a line) on a paper with a ruler

b: to arrange in a line

intransitive verb

1—a: to exercise supreme authority

b: to be first in importance or prominence : PREDOMINATE

the physical did not rule in her nature

— Sherwood Anderson

2: to exist in a specified state or condition

3: to lay down a legal rule

predominate verb

1: to hold advantage in numbers or quantity

2: to exert controlling power or influence : PREVAIL

transitive verb

: to exert control over : DOMINATE

dominate verb

1: RULE, CONTROL

an empire that dominated the world

2: to exert the supreme determining or guiding influence on

the ambition that has dominated his life

3: to overlook from a superior elevation or command because of superior height or position

a hill that dominates the town

4—a: to be predominant in

sugar maples dominate the forest

b: to have a commanding or preeminent place or position in

name brands dominate the market

intransitive verb

1: to have or exert mastery, control, or preeminence

his desire to dominate

a dominating factor in industrial growth

2: to occupy a more elevated or superior position

criterion

1: a standard on which a judgment or decision may be based

the university’s criteria for admission

2: a characterizing mark or trait

Adoption

I woke yesterday morning in the middle of a teaching/learning time. It went something like this:
Every family has their own customs and traditions.
I was being shown an adoptive family. The child who had been adopted is an older child—one who is accustomed to life with one family, then is adopted by a family whose way of life is completely different from the first.
The child learns something new everyday about the way the new family lives and conducts themselves. The child may not forget how things were done before he was adopted. But as he is being grafted in, he slowly takes on the ways of his new family.

And so it is when we—regardless of background, race, nationality, tribe, color and creed—are adopted into the Family of God. We are born again into His family, and we become heirs and joint heirs of every promise the Father has spoken over Israel.

The Bible clearly speaks of Fall Festivals and Spring Festivals—Appointed Times that the Lord God Himself established for His Family to observe. These Feast Days and High Holy Days taught about and pointed to Jesus, who, in turn, observed and affirmed these Appointed Times, as did all of the first Followers. Yet, somehow, we have allowed and participated in times and feasts that are counterfeit, not biblical, are not appointed and are not holy. What’s worse, we fight and argue to keep the counterfeit feasts while refusing to acknowledge what our Father established for His Family.

We are so adverse to observing these Appointed Times because “they are Old Testament”, because “they are traditions”, and because “they are Jewish”. Well, let me explain that the New Testament fulfills the Old Testament; it does not do away with it. It is true that these Feasts may be traditions; but they are not the traditions of men, but of God. And yes, they are Jewish. The Appointed Times and all the promises that have been given to the Family which you have been adopted into — grafted into — are now yours if you have truly been born again.

John 3 CJB
1 There was a man among the P’rushim, named Nakdimon, who was a ruler of the Judeans. 2 This man came to Yeshua by night and said to him, “Rabbi, we know it is from God that you have come as a teacher; for no one can do these miracles you perform unless God is with him.” 3 “Yes, indeed,” Yeshua answered him, “I tell you that unless a person is born again from above, he cannot see the Kingdom of God.” 4 Nakdimon said to him, “How can a grown man be `born’? Can he go back into his mother’s womb and be born a second time?” 5 Yeshua answered, “Yes, indeed, I tell you that unless a person is born from water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the Kingdom of God. 6 What is born from the flesh is flesh, and what is born from the Spirit is spirit. Stop being amazed at my telling you that you must be born again 7 from above! 8 The wind blows where it wants to, and you hear its sound, but you don’t know where it comes from or where it’s going. That’s how it is with everyone who has been born from the Spirit.” 9 Nakdimon replied, “How can this happen?” 10 Yeshua answered him, “You hold the office of teacher in Isra’el, and you don’t know this? 11 Yes, indeed! I tell you that what we speak about, we know; and what we give evidence of, we have seen; but you people don’t accept our evidence! 12 If you people don’t believe me when I tell you about the things of the world, how will you believe me when I tell you about the things of heaven? 13 No one has gone up into heaven; there is only the one who has come down from heaven, the Son of Man. 14 Just as Moshe lifted up the serpent in the desert, so must the Son of Man be lifted up; 15 so that everyone who trusts in him may have eternal life. 16 “For God so loved the world that he gave his only and unique Son, so that everyone who trusts in him may have eternal life, instead of being utterly destroyed. 17 For God did not send the Son into the world to judge the world, but rather so that through him, the world might be saved. 18 Those who trust in him are not judged; those who do not trust have been judged already, in that they have not trusted in the one who is God’s only and unique Son. 19 “Now this is the judgment: the light has come into the world, but people loved the darkness rather than the light. Why? Because their actions were wicked. 20 For everyone who does evil things hates the light and avoids it, so that his actions won’t be exposed. 21 But everyone who does what is true comes to the light, so that all may see that his actions are accomplished through God.”

Psalm 25:4-5 CJB
4 Make me know your ways, ADONAI, teach me your paths. 5 Guide me in your truth, and teach me; for you are the God who saves me, my hope is in you all day long.

Ephesians 3:5-6 CJB
5 In past generations it was not made known to mankind, as the Spirit is now revealing it to his emissaries and prophets, 6 that in union with the Messiah and through the Good News the Gentiles were to be joint heirs, a joint body and joint sharers with the Jews in what God has promised.

Romans 11 CJB
11 “In that case, I say, isn’t it that God has repudiated his people?” Heaven forbid! For I myself am a son of Isra’el, from the seed of Avraham,[a] of the tribe of Binyamin. 2 God has not repudiated his people,[b] whom he chose in advance. Or don’t you know what the Tanakh says about Eliyahu? He pleads with God against Isra’el, 3 “Adonai, they have killed your prophets and torn down your altars, and I’m the only one left, and now they want to kill me too!”[c] 4 But what is God’s answer to him? “I have kept for myself seven thousand men who have not knelt down to Ba‘al.”[d] 5 It’s the same way in the present age: there is a remnant, chosen by grace. 6 (Now if it is by grace, it is accordingly not based on legalistic works; if it were otherwise, grace would no longer be grace.) 7 What follows is that Isra’el has not attained the goal for which she is striving. The ones chosen have obtained it, but the rest have been made stonelike, 8 just as the Tanakh says, “God has given them a spirit of dullness — eyes that do not see and ears that do not hear, right down to the present day.”[e]
9 And David says, “Let their dining table become for them a snare and a trap, a pitfall and a punishment.
10 Let their eyes be darkened, so that they can’t see, with their backs bent continually.”[f]
11 “In that case, I say, isn’t it that they have stumbled with the result that they have permanently fallen away?” Heaven forbid! Quite the contrary, it is by means of their stumbling that the deliverance has come to the Gentiles, in order to provoke them to jealousy.[g] 12 Moreover, if their stumbling is bringing riches to the world — that is, if Isra’el’s being placed temporarily in a condition less favored than that of the Gentiles is bringing riches to the latter — how much greater riches will Isra’el in its fullness bring them!
13 However, to those of you who are Gentiles I say this: since I myself am an emissary sent to the Gentiles, I make known the importance of my work 14 in the hope that somehow I may provoke some of my own people to jealousy and save some of them! 15 For if their casting Yeshua aside means reconciliation for the world, what will their accepting him mean? It will be life from the dead!
16 Now if the hallah offered as firstfruits is holy, so is the whole loaf. And if the root is holy, so are the branches. 17 But if some of the branches were broken off, and you — a wild olive — were grafted in among them and have become equal sharers in the rich root of the olive tree, 18 then don’t boast as if you were better than the branches! However, if you do boast, remember that you are not supporting the root, the root is supporting you. 19 So you will say, “Branches were broken off so that I might be grafted in.” 20 True, but so what? They were broken off because of their lack of trust. However, you keep your place only because of your trust. So don’t be arrogant; on the contrary, be terrified! 21 For if God did not spare the natural branches, he certainly won’t spare you! 22 So take a good look at God’s kindness and his severity: on the one hand, severity toward those who fell off; but, on the other hand, God’s kindness toward you — provided you maintain yourself in that kindness! Otherwise, you too will be cut off! 23 Moreover, the others, if they do not persist in their lack of trust, will be grafted in; because God is able to graft them back in. 24 For if you were cut out of what is by nature a wild olive tree and grafted, contrary to nature, into a cultivated olive tree, how much more will these natural branches be grafted back into their own olive tree!
25 For, brothers, I want you to understand this truth which God formerly concealed but has now revealed, so that you won’t imagine you know more than you actually do. It is that stoniness, to a degree, has come upon Isra’el, until the Gentile world enters in its fullness; 26 and that it is in this way that all Isra’el will be saved. As the Tanakh says, “Out of Tziyon will come the Redeemer;
he will turn away ungodliness from Ya‘akov
27 and this will be my covenant with them, . . .
when I take away their sins.”[h]
28 With respect to the Good News they are hated for your sake. But with respect to being chosen they are loved for the Patriarchs’ sake, 29 for God’s free gifts and his calling are irrevocable. 30 Just as you yourselves were disobedient to God before but have received mercy now because of Isra’el’s disobedience; 31 so also Isra’el has been disobedient now, so that by your showing them the same mercy that God has shown you, they too may now receive God’s mercy. 32 For God has shut up all mankind together in disobedience, in order that he might show mercy to all.
33 O the depth of the riches
and the wisdom and knowledge of God!
How inscrutable are his judgments!
How unsearchable are his ways!
34 For, ‘Who has known the mind of the Lord?
Who has been his counselor?’[i]
35 Or, ‘Who has given him anything
and made him pay it back?’[j]
36 For from him and through him
and to him are all things.
To him be the glory forever!
Amen.

Praying for Ourselves and for Our Nation

It is not lost upon me, nor should it be lost upon you, that National Prayer is being held in our Capital ON THIS DAY.
We ask for forgiveness. We seek guidance, justNESS, reconciliation to both our fellowman and to Almighty God, Creator and King of the universe. We seek for wisdom, hope, mercy and grace. We ask for redemption—for ourselves and for our country. Oh Father, blot out our sins, cover our ignorance and arrogance with Your wisdom and humility. Seal us in Your Book of Life and preserve our country so that we can actively right our wrongs as You lead, guide and direct us. Heal us that You May in turn heal our land. For it is in Your Son’s most precious Name, Yeshua/Jesus, we ask. amen.

The End from the Beginning

Several years ago I was doing some in-depth study on my own and learned about the Jewish calendar and what year we are in — how many years from the creation of man we are.
By the way, we just celebrated a new year — 5781.
That got me really thinking and digging, because there is a certain Scripture that says He knows the end from the beginning. And another Scripture that says with the Lord a day is like a thousand years, and a thousand years are like a day.
I know that when God created the world and everything in it in 6 days and rested on the 7th, that He was showing us the timing for how the rest of His plan would unfold. Somehow, I understood that the millennial reign of Messiah, spoken of in The Revelation, was akin to the 7th day (Sabbath) rest in Genesis 1. I was also aware of the hundreds of years laid out in the Old Testament until the appearing of Jesus our Lord. And we are all aware of about how many years have passed since Jesus’ appearing.
I remember excitedly telling Steve that I felt like the Holy Spirit was revealing something very special to me about His return.
Now, do not twist what I am saying. NO ONE, aside from the Father, when He will say to His Son, “go and get Your Bride.”
BUT THE TIME IS SHORT. The fields are white with Harvest. The Appointed Times of Fall are upon us—and they have major significance.
Do you know Him? Is your name written in the Lamb’s Book of Life?
If you need to know more, I will be happy to talk with you. If I don’t have answers, I surround myself with people who can help you.

The Text of Al Chet

(The “Al Chet” confession of sins is said ten times in the course of the Yom Kippur
services: Following the Amidah of the afternoon prayers of the day before Yom Kippur; just before sunset on Yom Kippur Eve; and twice during each of the following services–the evening service of yom Kippur eve, and the morning service, the Musaf service and the afternoon service of Yom Kippur day–once at the end of the Silent Amidah, and once during the cantor’s repitition of the Amidah.)

For the sin which we have committed before You under duress or willingly.
And for the sin which we have committed before You by hard-heartedness.
For the sin which we have committed before You inadvertently.
And for the sin which we have committed before You with an utterance of the lips.
For the sin which we have committed before You with immorality.
And for the sin which we have committed before You openly or secretly.
For the sin which we have committed before You with knowledge and with deceit.
And for the sin which we have committed before You through speech.
For the sin which we have committed before You by deceiving a fellowman.
And for the sin which we have committed before You by improper thoughts.
For the sin which we have committed before You by a gathering of lewdness.
And for the sin which we have committed before You by verbal [insincere] confession.
For the sin which we have committed before You by disrespect for parents and teachers.
And for the sin which we have committed before You intentionally or unintentionally.
For the sin which we have committed before You by using coercion.
And for the sin which we have committed before You by desecrating the Divine Name.
For the sin which we have committed before You by impurity of speech.
And for the sin which we have committed before You by foolish talk.
For the sin which we have committed before You with the evil inclination.
And for the sin which we have committed before You knowingly or unknowingly.

For all these, God of pardon, pardon us, forgive us, atone for us. [T says, “Thank You, Father, for Your atonement through Your Most Holy and Precious Son, Y’shua”]

For the sin which we have committed before You by false denial and lying.
And for the sin which we have committed before You by a bribe-taking or a bribe-giving hand.
For the sin which we have committed before You by scoffing.
And for the sin which we have committed before You by evil talk [about another].
For the sin which we have committed before You in business dealings.
And for the sin which we have committed before You by eating and drinking.
For the sin which we have committed before You by [taking or giving] interest and by usury.
And for the sin which we have committed before You by a haughty demeanor.
For the sin which we have committed before You by the prattle of our lips.
And for the sin which we have committed before You by a glance of the eye.
For the sin which we have committed before You with proud looks.
And for the sin which we have committed before You with impudence.

For all these, God of pardon, pardon us, forgive us, atone for us. [T says, “Thank You, Father, for Your atonement through Your Most Holy and Precious Son, Y’shau”]

For the sin which we have committed before You by casting off the yoke [of Heaven].
And for the sin which we have committed before You in passing judgment.
For the sin which we have committed before You by scheming against a fellowman.
And for the sin which we have committed before You by a begrudging eye.
For the sin which we have committed before You by frivolity.
And for the sin which we have committed before You by obduracy.
For the sin which we have committed before You by running to do evil.
And for the sin which we have committed before You by tale-bearing.
For the sin which we have committed before You by swearing in vain.
And for the sin which we have committed before You by causeless hatred.
For the sin which we have committed before You by embezzlement.
And for the sin which we have committed before You by a confused heart.

For all these, God of pardon, pardon us, forgive us, atone for us. [T says, “Thank You, Father, for Your atonement through Your Most Holy and Precious Son, Y’shau”]

And for the sins for which we are obligated to bring a burnt-offering.
And for the sins for which we are obligated to bring a sin-offering.
And for the sins for which we are obligated to bring a varying offering [according to one’s means].
And for the sins for which we are obligated to bring a guilt-offering for a certain or doubtful trespass.
And for the sins for which we incur the penalty of lashing for rebelliousness.
And for the sins for which we incur the penalty of forty lashes.
And for the sins for which we incur the penalty of death by the hand of Heaven.
And for the sins for which we incur the penalty of excision and childlessness.

And for the sins for which we incur the penalty of the four forms of capital punishment executed by the Court: stoning, burning, decapitation and strangulation.

For [transgressing] positive and prohibitory mitzvot, whether [the prohibitions] can be rectified by a specifically prescribed act or not, those of which we are aware and those of which we are not aware; those of which we are aware, we have already declared them before You and confessed them to You, and those of which we are not aware — before You they are revealed and known, as it is stated:The hidden things belong to the Lord our God, but the revealed things are for us and for our children forever, that we may carry out all the words of this Torah. For You are the Pardoner of Israel and the Forgiver of the tribes of Yeshurun in every generation, and aside from You we have no King who forgives and pardons.
[T says, “Thank You, Father, for Your forgiveness and for Your pardon, not because of anything I have done but because You gave the Spotless, unblemished, perfect, and holy Lamb of God — set aside from the foundation of the universe — to be the Ransom for me. Thank You for redeeming me. Blessed is Your Name forever”]

Footsteps

Walking in the footsteps of Jesus means that we will walk in the desert, lonely places, as well as, mountaintops that transfigure us. It means that we will stumble, fall, bruise and bloody our knees under the crosses we are asked to bear, just as He did. But we will get up and a burden-bearer will come along side. It means that we’ll sit at tables surrounded by sinners, scoffers, haters and unbelievers just as much as we will sit with friends, family, loved ones and believers. It means that we will be in the middle of prisons, poverty, disease, hunger and thirst, physical and emotional distress, with unclean spirits on every side. And it means that we will have compassion on all of them just as He did.
Walking in the footsteps of Jesus is not easy. It isn’t popular and it isn’t comfortable. We aren’t going to walk flawlessly, either. But the point is to continue to walk so closely to Him that we are covered with the dust from our Rabbi’s feet. To the world we will look filthy. But to the Master, we will be as clean as the driven snow. –TDuncan

Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur

How many of you know that we, the Redeemed of the LORD, are suppose to be anticipating His return which is heralded in by the blast of a trumpet (shofar). 1 Corinthians 15:52, 1 Thessalonians 4:16 and Revelation 11:15 all talk about it. What if, during this time of Feast of Trumpets (Lev. 23:23-25), which is also Rosh Hashanah (Jewish New Year–5781), that last shofar sounded in the heavens? Would you hear it? Would you be changed in the twinkling of an eye?
This appointed Feast time is for the Jews to reflect upon the past year, to cast their sins like bread upon flowing water, and to make themselves right before the LORD during the next 10 days before the Day of Atonement (Yom Kippur).
Dear friend, Jesus made atonement for you by His death upon a cross. He shed His Blood for you, ensuring a way for you to be reconciled to God the Father if you will put your faith and trust in His Name and what He has done for you.
“May you be inscribed and sealed for a good year, ” is the Jewish blessing. Luke 10:20 tells us to rejoice that our names are inscribed in heaven, and Revelation 21:27 says “only those whose names are written in the Lamb’s Book of Life” will be allowed to enter the Kingdom of God. Malachi 3:16 says, “Then those who feared the LORD spoke with one another. The LORD paid attention and heard them, and a book of remembrance was written before Him of those who feared the LORD and esteemed His Name.”
Today is the day of salvation (2 Corinthians 6:2).

The End From The Beginning

In the beginning, completely dark waters covered the whole earth. The waters didn’t have any form of their own and no boundaries. And those waters were empty. But God’s spirit, His Holy Spirit, hovered over those dark waters.
(Gen. 1:1-2)
Do you know that there is no darkness in Him? Not even a shadow!
(1 John 1:5)
He knew that if He removed Himself from hovering over the deep waters that it would be utterly and completely dark, again. And you what? He just was not willing to leave this place in the dark.
(2 Cor. 8:12 and 12:46)
So He spoke. And when He spoke, His Word came into being. “Let there be light!” Oh! and there was glorious light!
(John 1:1-5)
Immediately, God separated the light from the darkness. And you know what? He has been separating the light from the darkness ever since!
(Pro. 4:18, 2 Cor. 4:6 and 5:17, Eph. 5:8, Rev. 21:27 and 22:5)
He declares the end from the beginning!
(Isaiah 46:10)