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Genesis 1:2-4

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 2 And the earth was without form and void, and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters. [The waters spoken of here are not waters as we know them for the earth had not been formed yet; the waters here are not defined, other than to be building blocks of the creation. Darkness in this verse is spiritual darkness. This pool of building blocks was without the light of God, without order, without purpose, without direction. When Satan and his angels rebelled, they were banished to the darkness in the kingdom of hell. When a man is banished from heaven, he is sent to outer darkness. From the Word of the Lord within: "Nothing is known about the past because nothing is known in human terms." Our knowledge is limited by human vocabularies that stem from human experience in this world, and that is insufficient to really know anything.]

 3 And God said, "Let there be light;" and there was light. [This is not natural light of the sun or moon; it is the spiritual light. The sun and moon and stars had not yet been created, (which occurs in this chapter's verses 14-17 below), to yield natural light. Light is the dwelling place of Christ in the heavens, and the dwelling place of the saints.]

 4 And God saw the light, that it was good; and God divided the light from the darkness. [The darkness is not good; it is the waters without light. Since God is light, and there is no darkness within him, 1 John 1:5, then the darkness is absent of God's presence.]

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