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July 10, 2014, 12:00 PM

Powerful Insights into Genesis:The Spirit that worked in darkness!

Genesis 1:2-3
And the earth was without form and empty and darkness was on the face of the deep. And the spirit of God was moving on the face of the waters.
And God said, "Let there be light," and there was light.

The Spirit of God showed the prophet Jeremiah the state of the earth and he saw the agony in the creation. (Jeremiah 4:23-25). Satan who rebelled against God fell to earth. We can imagine what Satan did when he landed on the earth. He was bitter, angry and this probably prompted him to go wild, tearing down the earth.  It’s sad to see what men do in the dark. Seldom does anybody walk in the dark and achieve great results. When  in the dark people trip over things, hit something and hurt their legs while walking in the dark. But there is a truth we all can learn here. Where Satan exists there’s bound to be damage and destruction.

  1. All beauty and form slowly diminishes until it is all gone: Giving Satan a foothold in our lives will result in a total loss. People sometimes never notice it in a day, but then slowly the sheen wears out and the latter form of our lives is not worth mentioning. And in such a situation if there is a makeover it must come from God alone and not from any other sources. For true restoration originates from God.
  2. Life embraces an emptiness of lost hope and despair: Jesus said, “The thief comes to steal and to destroy” (John 10:10). Satan steals every thing meant to make our life beautiful until we become empty, stripped of all the joy that God intends for our lives.
  3. A gross darkness begins to rule life: It’s remarkable to see how darkness destroys people’s lives. As Jeremiah points out, “I beheld the earth, and, lo, it was without form, and void; and the heavens, and they had no light. I beheld the mountains, and, lo, they trembled, and all the hills moved lightly. I beheld, and, lo, there was no man, and all the birds of the heavens were fled” (Jeremiah 4:23-25). Where Satan’s presence abounds all relationships decay and life flees as death enters to take its place.

But there is a lesson to learn here. Even in gross darkness, God’s spirit prompted by His love moved over the face of the waters. There is a beautiful incident that Matthew narrates in the gospel. It was a dark night. Just like the lonely mountains of Genesis 1:2, out on a mountain Jesus being alone began to pray. While He prayed the helpless disciples who were  in the midst of the sea were troubled by Satan. They never knew that the Spirit of God which moved on the face of the waters was once again about to do something amazing in their lives. Suddenly, in the midst of that lifeless chaos there was light. And the Light of all men came walking toward them. He said, “Be of good cheer; It is I; do not be afraid” (Matthew 14:27). The poor disciples had received a new lease on life. God’s spirit continues to move, waiting for us to progress into a newness of life that is able to usher in the light of God. May that constant move of the Holy Spirit never be in vain in your life.



07-10-2014 at 2:16 PM
Kelly Daugherty
So true! Very good explanation.
07-10-2014 at 1:52 PM
Cecil holcomb
Great explanation
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