1 In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.[a] 2 The earth was formless and empty, and darkness covered the deep waters. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the surface of the waters.
3 Then God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light. 4 And God saw that the light was good. Then he separated the light from the darkness. Genesis 1
Verily, verily, I say unto you, The hour is coming, and now is, when the dead shall hear the voice of the Son of God: and they that hear shall live. John 5-25
God through Christ speaks into the darkness of this world, those who hear the voice of the speaking of God through Christ, are brought into the light.
When one hears the spoken word of the Lord, then life comes into the darkness, the darkness has no choice but to leave.
In the beginning God spoke the heavens and the earth into existence, through his spoken word, who is the Christ before creation.
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 He was in the beginning with God; 3 all things were made through him, and without him was not anything made that was made. 4 In him was life,[a] and the life was the light of men. 5 The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it. John 1
7 to open eyes that are blind,
to free captives from prison
and to release from the dungeon those who sit in darkness. Isaiah 42
The act of the event of the spoken word of the Lord, is the event which separates us from the darkness, which is in this world.
Darkness is realm of the prison house of the God of this present age. Darkness is the event of sin, which operates in the realm of death.
Biblical death does not mean what we think it means, biblical death means a state of being, existence.
Death is a realm, a rein, a prison house caused by the power of sin.
Death is the condition of this present world, which is outside of the realm of the life of God.
God lives in the light, its the sphere of Gods self existence. Darkness is also a sphere of existence, which is outside of God, but also very real.
Death in biblical language does not mean what the world thinks it means. Biblical death is a state, a condition of existence, a real place and sphere, environment.
Going from death to life, is as easy as hearing the spoken word of the Lord.
God speaks his word of light into the darkness of our prison, which then separates us from the sphere and prison of darkness.
When we fall into the darkness through sin or rebellion, God rescues us out of the darkness by the event of his speaking word.
When the Lord speaks his word, it then separates us out of the prison of darkness, and back into the light and life of his freedom.
Bondage comes with the darkness, freedom comes with the light. Two dimensions of reality, which are present in this world.
Blindness comes with the darkness, but sight comes with the light.
God speaks out of the light and into the darkness, it is Gods way of rescuing us from out of the darkness.
I believe that everything God has done through Christ is only revealed in the revelation of the Cross of Calvary. When one sees the truth of Christ and him crucified, then one sees true reality.