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LIGHT & DARKNESS,    “WORTH CONSIDERING” 7/14/20     Ken<><    (This one will kick up some dust.)
Today’s Scripture   ( In my mail this morning from Texas.)
“…And God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light. God saw that the light was good…”
(Genesis 1:3–4, NIV)

Find the Good
When God created the heavens and the earth on the first day, He said, “Let there be light,” and light came. There were no skies, no animals, and the earth was formless and empty, but God said it was “good.” An observer would have said, “God, it’s not good; it’s a mess. Nothing is in order.” And He would have responded, “Don’t worry. You’re only seeing day one. Wait till you see what it looks like when it’s ‘very good’ at the end of day six.”

Sometimes we’re so focused on our flaws, weaknesses, shortcomings, and how we should be further along that it holds us back. You need to focus on what you’re doing right. Find the good along the way; thank Him for the partial. If you don’t celebrate the good in day one, in the season that you’re in, you won’t see day two. If you’ll be grateful for the good, God will get you to very good.

A Prayer for Today
Father, thank You that You created the heavens and earth, and You made me as well. Thank You that You’re not finished working in my life, and I celebrate the good. I believe that as I give thanks for the good that You will get me to very good. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Ken’s thoughts,
Generally light is seen to be God through the scriptures.  His light would be impossible to experience in these temporary frail bodies that we live in as we explore this temporary dimension of free will in time.  Think about the sun x 10 in brightness, you have an idea of our Creator.

God Is Light:   “1 John 1:5-10
5 “This is the message [of God’s promised revelation] which we have heard from Him and now announce to you, that God is Light [He is holy, His message is truthful, He is perfect in righteousness], and in Him there is no darkness at all [no sin, no wickedness, no imperfection]. 6 If we say that we have fellowship with Him and yet walk in the darkness [of sin], we lie and do not practice the truth; 7 but if we [really] walk in the Light [that is, live each and every day in conformity with the precepts of God], as He Himself is in the Light, we have [true, unbroken] fellowship with one another [He with us, and we with Him], and the blood of Jesus His Son cleanses us from all sin [by erasing the stain of sin, keeping us cleansed from sin in all its forms and manifestations]. 8 If we say we have no sin [refusing to admit that we are sinners], we delude ourselves and the truth is not in us. [His word does not live in our hearts.] 9 If we [freely] admit that we have sinned and confess our sins, He is faithful and just [true to His own nature and promises], and will forgive our sins and cleanse us continually from all unrighteousness [our wrongdoing, everything not in conformity with His will and purpose]. 10 If we say that we have not sinned [refusing to admit acts of sin], we make Him [out to be] a liar [by contradicting Him] and His word is not in us.

So in this life only we have the opportunity to use our free will to seek out God’s Truth in Light and walk it out.  However most of us live in a mansion with many rooms and we rationalize and are very good at hypocrisy (acting).  We are different when with different people due to our fear of rejection or fear of missing out.  So Christ Jesus has sent the Holy Spirit to help us clean house if we want HIS grace and much needed help.   When we make Christ Jesus our LORD HE saves us but then there is the process of getting us ready to live in the light of God and to clean out all the rooms so that we can walk in the integrity of who we are meant to become in Christ Jesus regardless of circumstances or even death,  John 12:24-26.    Being really born again spiritually from above begins the process of dumping all the junk that we have inherited from Adam or have gathered up to ourselves in this world of lust and deceit.   Replacing the foreign parts with originals will take commitment. “He that endures to the end shall be saved.”  Matt. 24:12-14.
So now to upset some of you Bible Thumpers.  Personally I feel that the details in Genesis by Moses may have some translation issues.  The plants were on the 3rd day the sun, moon and stars were on the 4th day.  This is not logical except with restoration.  Why did God tell Adam to replenish and subdue the world (K.J.) if he was the only human.  It is my feeling that Adam and Eve were different than any before them and the FIRST of God’s NEW Creation to be in HIS image and likeness as a living eternal soul.  In Isa.28:14 we find that lucifer was the anointed cherub that covered (had responsibility of our earth) and in 18 he was found to defile his sanctuaries (dwelling places).  In Isa. 14:17 we find that lucifer’s defection made the world as a wilderness and destroyed the cities.  As God is a God of light did HE create the world in darkness in Gen.1:2 after He had created the heavens and earth in Gen.1:1 in light?  And in pre-flood the Sons of God (of Adam) Gen.6:4 found the women left from lucifer’s covering that were still alive outside of the Garden,  some in the land of Nod.   It is very obvious that the world of homosapians  has been around a long time before Adam.  But Adam was the new beginning of our Creator’s children and their redemption.  With the advent of Jesus 4,000 years later we see this clearly.  And Jesus became the 1st born of woman and replaces Adam in the restoration of all things and now is in the very image of God.  So God is still on track with HIS original vision to make man in HIS IMAGE and LIKENESS, Gen.1:26   He has not given up.   His offer is still good.  “16 “I, Jesus, have sent My angel to testify to you and to give you assurance of these things for the churches. I am the Root (the Source, the Life) and the Offspring of David, the radiant and bright Morning Star.”  17 The [Holy] Spirit and the bride (the church, believers) say, “Come.” And let the one who hears say, “Come.” And let the one who is thirsty come; let the one who wishes take and drink the water of life without cost. Rev.22

Now before you get out the hot tar kettle and pluck the old hen for feathers, give this some cogitation time.  Don’t come at me with yesterdays traditions, think it through.  Vain traditions have made the Word of God, ineffective.   You wonder why there is no power in the LORD’s Church,  He is outside knocking to get in.   I was an earth science major, this works for me.   Plants use the moon as a clock.  The old civilizations of Australia go back much further than 6,000 years.  Even Egypt easily dates back to 6,500 BC or before.  And I do know that science is sometimes fictional.  Darwin, at the end of his life, wrote that evolution was unproven and unprovable.  I believe our timeless Creator with absolute foreknowledge has enjoyed bringing HIS dream to this point in our time.  And we are all invited to become part of it if we want to.  And we have all been given a totally free will to decide it for ourselves just as Adam did.

Yours in HIS great love and wonderful grace and mercy, Ken<><

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