12/19/6994*  4th day of the week [02/19/14]
The light in Bereshiyth/Genesis 1:3 can only be differentiated from verse 16 through belief in the Ben of YaHVeH and witness that was given about Him through the chosen emissaries (Yahn: 20:29); Yahvchanan/Yahn/Yohn/John provides that unknown (Rom. 16:25) information in his writings from the book with his name. In Yahn chapter 1 verses 1-5:
Yahvchanan/Yahn: 1:1: In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with Elohiym, and the Word was Elohiym.
Yahn: 1:2: The same was in the beginning with Elohiym.
Yahn: 1:3: All things were made by Him; and without Him was not any thing made that was made.
Yahn: 1:4: In Him was life; and the life was the light of men.
Yahn: 1:5: And the Light shines in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not.
Did you catch the 5th verse? Yahn explains very clearly who and or where that light source for life came from at the very beginning when the earth was only a lifeless rock, and dark as the darkest black you can imagine:
Bereshiyth/Genesis: 1:2: And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Ruach of Elohiym moved upon the face of the waters.
Bereshiyth 1:3: And Elohiym said, Let there be light: and there was light.
Bereshiyth 1:4: and Elohiym saw the light, that it was well: and Elohiym divided the light from the darkness.
Bereshiyth 1:5 And Elohiym called the light Day/Yom and the darkness he called Night/Layil. And the evening and the morning were the first day.
This is another issue many have a hard time comprehending; at this particular point of creation, I don't believe it to be a normal twenty four hour period of time. Why; because time has no restraint on someone who is eternal. So the 24 hour period of time was made for flesh and blood man/Adam. Some will argue that the Hebrew/Iybriy word used to describe the evening and the morning is only used for a twenty four hour period of time, but if you look the word up in your Strong's Concordance you'll see that the Iybriy words used for day, night, evening and morning do not give a numerical value of twenty four hours:
Bereshiyth: 1:5: And Elohiym H430 called H7121 the light H216 Day, H3117 and the darkness H2822 he called H7121 Night H3915. And the evening H6153 and the morning H1242 were H1961 the first H259 day H3117:
So, with this explanation in mine, this is how I believe YaHVeH's Ruach has taught me (Yahn: 6:45; 14:26) to understand this point in creation; Remember the Word/Dabar of YaHVeH was there in the beginning and it was through Him that all things were made (Yahn: 1:10); so the light the earth was receiving before the sun, moon and stars were created came from Yahshua the Messiyah Himself before He came in the flesh. In Matith`Yah chapter 17 the emissary records the witness of what Kepha, Ya'akob and Yahn his brother saw when Yahshua was transformed:
Mattithyah: 17:1: And after six days Yahshua takes Kepha, Ya'akob and Yahn his brother, and brought them up into a high mountain apart,
Mattithyah: 17:2: And was transfigured before them: and His face did shine as the sun, and His raiment was white as the light.
Do you see? Now the chosen emissaries were not the only ones to see The Word of YaHVeH in His brilliance, the nabiy/foreteller Yechizki'Yah/Ezekiel also saw a vision of Him before He came in the flesh:
Yechizki'Yah:1:26: And above the firmament that was over their heads was the likeness of a throne, as the appearance of a sapphire stone: and upon the likeness of the throne was the likeness as the appearance (of a) Man/Adam above upon it.
Yechizki'Yah: 1:27: And I saw as the color of amber, as the appearance of fire round about within it, from the appearance of His loins even upward, and from the appearance of His loins even downward, I saw as it were the appearance of fire, and it had brightness round about.
Yechizki'Yah: 1:28: As the appearance of the bow that is in the cloud in the day of rain, so was the appearance of the brightness round about. This was the appearance of the likeness of the splendor/kabod of YaHVeH. And when I saw it, I fell on my face, and I heard a voice of One that spoke.
Are you beginning to see?
Bereshiyth: 1:3: Elohiym H430 said, H559 be H1961 light: H216 was H1961 light. H216
I've removed the words "let there" and "and there" from the verse because that's how the translators of the KJV phrased the verse, those words do not need to be there, you can look above to see how it was originally worded. Anyway the point is that YaHVeH the FATHER/AB told HIS Spokesman/Word to be Light, so that is what He is, literally and figuratively. He's the literal Light because when He revealed Himself to the darkness at creation He was the only literal light the earth had at that time. So, the darkness was before the light and that's why YaHVeH begins the day at sundown; when YaHVeH's Word/Light removed Himself from the surface of the earth that ended the day. Now this time during that period was not a literal 24 hour time frame, this time might have lasted a thousand years, a million years or even a billion years, I really don't know; but the Light of YaHVeH did this up until the sixth day, but on the fourth day the Word/Light of YaHVeH created the sun, moon and stars. The question here is how much time in flesh and blood terms went by in creating the sun, moon and stars, possibly the same amount of time as I have mentioned before. It's not until the fifth or might not be until the sixth day that a normal 24 hour period of time comes into play. I lean more toward the sixth day being a normal 24 hour period time more so because that is when man/adam was created. The animals don't need to keep track of time, only Adam/mankind needs to know what time it is.
Yahshua the Messiyah is the figurative Light because He reveals Truth (Yahn: 8:12; 14:6); truth that really deals with our existence (Mishley/Proverbs 2), the purpose of us being on this planet and how to have the most joy and shalom in our daily lives. He has done this by giving us the key to the foundation of YaHVeH's creation, which is by revealing YaHVeH's Torah/Law to us (Shemoth/Exodus 20), especially the Torah that was placed INSIDE the Ark (1 Melekiym/1 Kings 8:9) at Mount Sinai. Those Ten Commandments deal with Ruach/unseen things (T’hiyliym/Psalm 119). You see whether you know that Law or not it still has its consequences on you. It was designed into YaHVeH's creation. It's similar to the laws of physics when an engineer is building something, if an engineer doesn't adhere to certain principles of physics an engineer’s invention will fail. It's the same with people, if we don't adhere to those Laws of creation we will eventually fail, but our failure can have eternal consequences for us. Read articles 6 and 10 on the website: