Before light and dark?
IS THERE such a thing as pre-existence? If yes, then what existed?
4 simple letters:
W O R D
DIVINELY EXPRESSED, by John, disciple of Jesus: “In the beginning was the Word.” (John 1) John’s time spent with the Messiah transformed his spiritual understanding of the facts in the Old Testament he had already memorized :
“In the beginning, God created…” Genesis 1
SUBTLE MAGNIFICENCE. Ponder how each verse of creation matter-of-factly begins with, “God said…”
Every word spoken in the above proclamations required BREATH.
If something BREATHS, that Something is LIVING
Jesus WAS the Word. Still IS the word. Always WILL BE the Word. The Living Word from the beginning will also have the final word in the end (Matt 5:18).
In Him was Life, and the Life was the Light of men. John 1:4
TO MAKE IT TANGIBLE, PICTURE: living neon words not created by human hands. No batteries necessary. Not run on electricity. No human hands can control a light that shines eternally and with inherent life:
THE BREATHING Word acts as a Light (Psalm 119):
Take that living Light away
Take that living Word away
…and you experience death
IN THE BEGINNING THE WORD ALREADY EXISTED.
The Word (Jesus) was with God,
and the Word (Jesus) was God.
He (Jesus) existed in the beginning with God.
God created everything through him (Jesus),
and nothing was created except through him (Jesus).
The Word (Jesus) gave life to everything that was created,
and his (Jesus) life brought light to everyone.
The light shines in the darkness,
and the darkness can never extinguish it (Jesus, Light & Word).