MF Blume
October 7, 2001 am

Genesis 1:1-5  In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. 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. And God said, Let there be light: and there was light. And God saw the light, that it was good: and God divided the light from the darkness.  And God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And the evening and the morning were the first day.

2 Corinthians 4:6  For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, hath shined in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.

2 Corinthians 4:16  For which cause we faint not; but though our outward man perish, yet the inward man is renewed day by day.

The Earth represents man.

The 4th chapter of 2 Cor. holds words that refer back to Genesis' first day making the world, and speaks of the light. And then another thought from Genesis is given in the idea of DAY AFTER DAY in verse 16. The daystar will arise in your heart.

Jesus wants to see you complete.

This is to occur until the DAYSTAR rises and shines away all the darkness in each particular area of your life that needs light. Jesus is the daystar. Light needs to shine in our hearts until the day dawns.

We're in darkness about several things the Lord wants to shed light upon.

The first word God spoke in Genesis 1 caused the first day to be brought about. Light suddenly came.

One day all anybody knew was the darkness of sin.

God separated the darkness that was in me from me, and by the time the day was over there was a period of evening and then morning that turned into day. As a preacher, I cannot directly give you revelation. The first word God speaks is always something that divides darkness in your life from God's light. It was the first New Testament preacher's words, being JOHN THE BAPTIST. That WORD is like a SEED. WASTED lives are lives who've been exposed to these eternal words of God, but lives that did not bother to BELIEVE in those words until these seeds germinated and brought forth JESUS CHRIST HIMSELF IN THEM.

But we don't have to waste God's time and our own.

The way darkness is separated from light on this first day revelation, is wonderful!

When the spirit leaves the body, the body is dead. So note that a spirit leaves a body and renders the body dead. With that in mind, read Paul's words.
Ephesians 2:1-2  And you hath he quickened, who were dead in trespasses and sins; Wherein in time past ye walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience:
We were dead in sins. And when we hear the first word from God to save us, it will be that Christ's death on the cross was a death we can share. Why would we want to share that death? Notice the phrase, "that the body of sin might be destroyed."

My body was a body of sin because sin was in me ever since I was born.

Are you getting this revelation? Its not a matter of making yourself decide to live a moral life and become religious. One man said that he read in the Bible where we died with Jesus, if we can only believe it. Think of it -- the first time you contacted God!

And then the darkness became an evening.

We'll continue in some other days later.