Physical Separation

And they that be wise shall shine as the brightness of the firmament; and they that turn many to righteousness as the stars for ever and ever. (Daniel 12:3)

In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.

(Genesis 1:1) KJV

God intends to bring about a permanent physical separation of light from darkness. Light weight and light bearing are synonyms, like dark and heavy are. In general heavier, denser materials are darker.

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Spiritual Separation

Therefore “Come out from among them And be separate, says the Lord. Do not touch what is unclean, And I will receive you.”

(2 Corinthians 6:17) NKJV

Separation is a scriptural doctrine which is generally thought of in terms of Christians holding themselves apart from the rest of the world and avoiding worldly distraction which can lead us into sin. There’s more to it than that.

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A space between: בֵּ֥ין – bayin

And God said, Let there be a firmament in the midst of the waters, and let it divide the waters from the waters.

(Genesis 1:6) KJV

And God saw the light, that it was good: and God divided the light from the darkness.

(Genesis 1:4) KJV

Dividing the water above the firmament from the water below below it required physical space. Likewise, dividing the light from the darkness isn’t the alternation of day and night, it’s also the their separation by a physical space.

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