Let Light Be

and God says, “Let light be”; and light is.

(Genesis 1:3) LSV

When God said, let light be, the lamb of God was slain from the foundation of the world. That’s why it went dark at the end of the first day, the second occurrence of darkness that we have to account for, called night.

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Darkness: לַחֹ֗שֶׁךְ – choshek

He setteth an end to darkness, and searcheth out all perfection: the stones of darkness, and the shadow of death.

(Job 28:3) KJV

Darkness: לַחֹ֗שֶׁךְ – choshek

  • fut. – to be or become obscure, dark.
  • Hiph.
    1. to darken, make dark, obscure.
    2. to cause darkness, Ps. 139:12; Je. 13:16.
  • adj. masc., pl. obscure, mean, Pr. 22:29
  • masc. dec. 6c. –
    1. darkness
    2. calamity, misery.
    3. ignorance, Job 37:19.

During the formation of planet Earth, the action of the particles moving to form the core of the Earth is pictured in the sense of sinking into darkness and obscurity.

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Why Hast Thou Forsaken Me?

And about the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice, saying, Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani? that is to say, My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me? ( Matthew 27:46 )

Jesus’ sacrificial death on the cross was the symbolic fulfillment of the sacrifice that was made on the first day when God said, Let there be light, and caused formerly pure water to become corrupted with the general messiness that is necessary for life to form.

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