EVENING THEN MORNING
For this topic, I am going to focus on some biblical scriptures that have some deep allegorical, metaphorical, and symbolic meaning beyond just paper and ink. Let’s start at the beginning, Genesis.
Genesis 1:5 (KJV)
"And God called the light Day, and the darkness He called Night. And the evening and the morning were the first day."
The words which we find in the contemporary English Language Bible that translators interpret as "morning" and "evening" in Genesis 1, do not actually equate with our English words for those occurrences. In Hebrew, they actually mean "chaos/disorder" and "order" respectively.
When the sun goes down, vision becomes blurry and disordered, and with the break of day it clears. After all, what can be seen in darkness? The light pushes darkness out of the way and brings clarity into our lives in so many ways. This is true physically, and metaphysically.
In the creation account of Genesis, the light existed BEFORE the sun and the stars were ever set in place. Wait ... BEFORE the sun and stars were created? Yes, and this was the light … of consciousness. We were brought out of the darkness, and into the light. Now lets move forward towards several other books contained in the Bible.
Revelation 22:16 (KJV)
"I Jesus, have sent mine angel to testify unto you these things in the churches. I am the root and the offspring of David, [and] the bright and MORNING STAR."
John 9:5 (KJV)
"As long as I am in the world, I am the light of the world."
2 Corinthians 4:6 (KJV)
"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 ..."
Revelation 22:5 (KJV)
"And there shall be no night there; and they need no candle, neither light of the sun; for the Lord God giveth them light: and they shall reign for ever and ever."
Now consider this - it is the same as when ours eyes are closed - we are in darkness. We are in chaos. This is the only time we can truly see inside ourselves. Without the light of the world, we will stay in chaos, with our eyes figuratively and symbolically closed through Life. Our consciousness IS our light. It is our Mind that perceives everything, and remember that our brain is always in total darkness … our entire Life. Its encased in the darkness of our skull.
When we open our eyes, we see the light not from the outside in, but from the inside out, and we see the order of all of God's creation. The Morning Star, represented mythically as Jesus Christ, pushes the darkness and chaos out of our sight ... if we set our sights on the Divine Spark of Christ Consciousness within us. In the same manner, the Morning Star (Phosphorus in Greek, Lucifer in Latin - the Planet Venus) arrives each day to usher in the Morning Sun (Sun of God). See the connection? By the way, “Lucifer” is not the Devil/Satan. Only the King James Bible uses this term. But thats for another writing.
We will experience restoration and order in our lives ... just as the morning Sun brings ORDER from CHAOS.
Also remember the ancient Hebrews began the new "day" at sunset ... nightfall. With the dawn bringing forth the light. Sunset marked the start of the 12 night hours, whereas sunrise marked the start of the 12 day hours. We return back to Genesis 1:5 to see: "There was evening and there was morning, one day." When envisioned as the start of a new day, night loses its dread. It becomes a time of preparation, renewal and anticipation, a period of incubation before a new birth. This was their natural order. From the darkness, comes the light.
Awaken and open your eyes to see all that life has to offer. Too much time in darkness with your eyes closed, and you'll stay asleep rather than be awake, and aware.
Just a thought ...
Justin Taylor, ORDM.