“And Elohiym said, ‘Let there be Light; and there was Light’. And Elohiym saw the Light, that it was Good, and Elohiym divided the Light from the Darkness” (Genesis 1:3-4).
Divided (Heb): Badal: To separate, distinguish, differ, select, sever
There are in our world mutually exclusive concepts and realities. Light and Darkness are one of those realities. This has been so from the beginning of time, and it was established by Elohiym in His act of creation by His mighty power.
Light and Darkness are not just benign influences in our world. Light and Darkness are realms, authorities, and spheres of reign. The Apostle expresses it this way in his Epistle to the Colossians:
“Giving thanks unto the Father, who has made us meet to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in Light. Who has delivered us from the power (exousia) of Darkness and has translated us into the Kingdom of His dear Son” (Colossians 1:12-13).
The Power of Darkness. The Apostle expresses in his Epistle the concept of the Power of Darkness. He uses the Greek word, exousia, which means force, mastery, control and authority. From this we can see that before our translation into the Kingdom of the Son, we were under and subject to the powerful force, mastery, control and authority of Darkness. Of course, this was all a product of the Fall of Man when sin entered into the world (cosmos) by the rebellion of Adam.
In our world today there are these two forces aligned against the other for the control of Man and the entire universe. Conspiracy theories aside, this is the reality in which we all exist in the land of the living. Awakening to this reality is of utmost importance for every soul of man alive today.
Awakening is the first step, but we must realize it took a mighty and sovereign act of the Father to accomplish the translation from the mastery, control and authority of Darkness that held us all in captivity. The translation (Gr. Methistemi) was accomplished through the Cross of Christ, where, by the shedding of His Blood, He redeemed us from the Power of Darkness and transferred, carried away, and forever removed us from the authority of Darkness into the Kingdom of the Son to whom we now belong.
Walk in the Light. The Apostle John in his First Epistle wrote to us: “If we walk in the Light as He is in the Light, we have fellowship one with another, and the Blood of Jesus Christ, His Son, cleanses us from all sin” (I John 1:7).
Jesus said to His Disciples: “Yet a little while is the Light with you. Walk while you have the Light lest the Darkness come upon you; for he that walks in Darkness knows not where he is going” (John 12:35).
Our translation from the Power of Darkness to the Kingdom of Light is not only a great deliverance, but is a great establishment in a new standing, a new abiding, in a new Kingdom where we can be under a new government of righteousness, truth, goodness and love. This is the purpose of the grand divide from the beginning in the mind of Elohiym. He saw the end from the beginning and separated the Light from the Darkness for the eternal purpose of our inheritance and benefit as saints in the Kingdom of His Dear Son, our Savior and Lord Jesus Christ.
All glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit, now and forever. Amen.