By: Theophilus Izobofolo
The date of creation is unknown and as a result has raised a big contention between the Evolutionist and the Evangelical; the CHRISTIANS are claiming that the earth is only 6000 thousand years plus, while the Evolutionist argue with the knowledge of geology that the earth is a few million years old. Also there is a misunderstanding between the times of Genesis 1:1-2, and Genesis 1:3. According to Alban Douglas, the figure 6000 years is quite accurate as the length of man’s existence on earth, while Genesis 1:1-2, refers to the date much earlier, maybe millions of years earlier (not clear), but actually no man knows the time of the original creation of the world, because verse 2 does not refer to the original perfect creation but only described the desolation of the earth before the original creation.
Genesis 1:1-3; “1In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. 2 And he earth was without form, and void; and darkness was on the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters. 3 And God said, “Let there be light”; and there was light” (KJV).
In Genesis 1:2, the condition of the word infers that: something terrible has happened, a great calamity, without form and void, terrible punishment, divine judgment and dark awful conditions. The Evangelicals believe that the event (revelation) of Ezekiel 28: 12-15 and Isaiah 14:9- 14 was referring or describing the ‘’fall of Satan’’ which took place before the story of Genesis 1-17. The story and mystery of Genesis 1:1-2 is untold, but the Spirit of God through revelation has led us into all truth.
Jeremiah 4:23-26 described Genesis 1:2 in a greater detail: “23 I beheld the earth, and indeed it was without form, and void; and the heavens, they had no light. 24 I beheld the mountains, and indeed they trembled, and all the hills moved back and forth 25 I beheld, and indeed there was no man, and all the birds of the heavens had fled. 26 I beheld, and indeed the fruitful land was a wilderness, and all its cities were broken down at the presence of the Lord, By His fierce anger’’ (KJV).
Jeremiah’s revelation reveals the concealed mystery about the world before creation; it reveals the state of the world and the curse of the desolation.
According to the book of Genesis 1:3-5, the Genesis of time started when God said; ‘’Let there be light’’ and the resultant light and darkness became the source of day and night that started timing which became the first of God’s creation.
Timing wasn’t in existence when darkness was still on the face of the deep, but when light came time was created and on the fourth day life was created. This means that without time, life (humans) can’t exist on earth. Spiritually it symbolizes that; light is TIME, time is LIFE, life is GOD and God is LIGHT.
He is the beginning and the end; He is the time and life we live, He knew that for His creation success to be achieved, He must first prepare a timetable. Hence, “I employ you to TABLE your TIME to STABLE your LIFE.” time rewards with a boom or doom.
If Light is Time and Time is Life and Life is God and God is Light, and you are created in the image and likeness of God – then you must let your light shine in your works, thoughts and actions. It also mean you are created a god to create your world on earth. It is never too late to be right, it is only too late to be wrong…you are the time, your works will reward you with boom or doom.