"In that day (the day that Jesus Christ was born) shall the LORD of hosts be for a crown of glory, and for a diadem of beauty, unto the residue of his people" (Isaiah 28:5).
The crowning glory of a woman, the church is to produce a child. A woman releases a trumpet sound just before the crown of the head of the baby in her womb is seen entering the world which announces that the fullness of the baby is coming out NOW.
Today, we the bride of Jesus Christ, married to the Lamp of God, are pregnant with HIS WORD, His identity, ready to give birth to the body of Christ as one releasing the sound of praise to the Lord, for the light of the world is here. God placed the fullness of time strategically throughout Scriptures in the Menorah as the Lamp of God. Day one of creation is connected with the first Feast of the Lord, Passover; the Spirit of the Lord; and the body of Christ illustrated by John in the seven churches of Revelation.
Genesis 1:3, "God said, "Let there be light: and there was light."
1 John 1:5 "This then is the message which we have heard of him, and declare unto you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all."
In Genesis 1:3, God is declaring to the earth, "Let there be I AM/ME, and there was I AM/ME." This "I AM" is John 8:12, "Once more Jesus addressed the crowd. He said, I am the Light of the world. He who follows Me will not be walking in the dark, but will have the Light which is Life."
This word "following" is not the concept of "following the leader, yet keeping your individuality. Following Jesus is to be "in Christ," married to the beloved as one Spirit, Soul, and Body.
Jesus tells us in Matt. 5:14-16, "You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden. Nor do men light a lamp and put it under a peck measure, but on a lampstand (Christ), and it gives light to all in the house. Let your light so shine before men that they may see your moral excellence and your praiseworthy, noble, and good deeds and recognize and honor and praise and glorify your Father Who is in heaven."
1 Thessalonians 5:4-5 "you, brethren, are not in darkness, so that this Day should overtake you as a thief. You are all sons of light and sons of the day. We are not of the night nor of darkness."
Genesis 1:4-5, "And God saw the light, that it was good: and God divided the light from the darkness. And God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And the evening and the morning were the first day."
Exodus 11:5-7, "And all the firstborn in the land [the pride, hope, and joy] of Egypt (darkness, fear) shall die, from the firstborn of Pharaoh (rulers and authority in this world), who sits on his throne, even to the firstborn of the maidservant who is behind the hand mill, and all the firstborn of beasts (wicked spirit of carnality in man). There shall be a great cry in all the land of Egypt (darkness), such as has never been nor ever shall be again (the cry was literal in OT, the cry is a spiritual cry of the corporate body of Christ praising the Lord together around the world filling the atmosphere with His glory.)But against any of the Israelites (children of the Light) shall not so much as a dog move his tongue (word's of condemnation) against man or beast (there is NOW no condemnation in Christ Jesus), that you may know that the Lord makes a distinction between the Egyptians (children of religion and carnality) and Israel (children of LIGHT)."
For eight days, we have the ability to learn that we are the "miracle of Lights" as celebrated with Hanukkah. Then we have a six day span to do our part as the body of Christ to bring the Gospel of Creation, Christ in you, the Hope of Glory as presented in the Scriptures (Col. 1:27) doing the Father's business as the sons of God (1 John 4:17). On the seventh day, God and man rested together from all his work which God created.
Genesis 2:1-4, "Thus the heavens and the earth were finished, and all the host of them. And on the seventh day God ended his work which he had made; and he rested on the seventh day from all his work which he had made. And God blessed the seventh day, and sanctified it: because that in it he had rested from all his work which God created and made. These are the generations of the heavens and of the earth when they were created, in the day that the LORD God made the earth and the heavens."
Day One: "Let there BE Light"
Passover: The day that death passed over the people of God because they were in the house eating all of the Lamb. (What we eat, you become.)
Isaiah 11:1 "AND THERE shall come forth a Shoot out of the stock of Jesse [David's father], and a Branch out of his roots shall grow and bear fruit." What is this fruit? The fruit of the Holy Spirit (Gal. 5:22) being manifested in the children of the Light (the Menorah, Lamp of God): Christ in You (Col 1:27).
Matthew 2:23, "He went and dwelt in a town called Nazareth, so that what was spoken through the prophets might be fulfilled: He shall be called a Nazarene [Branch, Separated One]."
Revelations 5:5, "Then one of the elders [of the heavenly Sanhedrin] said to me, Stop weeping! See, the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the Root (Source) of David, has won (has overcome and conquered)! He can open the scroll and break its seven seals!"
What is the first branch on the Menorah? The Spirit of Wisdom (Isaiah 11:2).
The Spirit of Wisdom is not intellectual wisdom as man defines, but the basic building block that God defines as the heart. It is an energy of self-awareness as we first relate to God as our creator and Father, and Jesus Christ as our Lord, Savior, and Beloved Groom. It is the first love responding to the First Light (Gen. 1 and 2).
This takes us to connecting Day One with the first church in Revelation Two. John was in the spirit on the Lord's Day. He was in Christ, a unity of oneness as Christ, when this message was to be written to the body of Christ:
Rev. 2:3-4, "I know you are enduring patiently and are bearing up for My name's sake, and you have not fainted or become exhausted or grown weary. But I have this [one charge to make] against you: that you have left (abandoned) the love that you had at first [you have deserted Me, your first love]."
Rev. 2:5, "Remember then from what heights you have fallen (eating from the tree of Knowledge). Repent (change the inner man to meet God's will, rest in HIM) and do the works (That they all may be one, [just] as You, Father, are in Me and I in You, that they also may be one in Us, (John 17:21) you did previously [when first you knew, the Lord, as a husband knows his wife], or else I will visit you and remove your lampstand from its place, unless you change your mind and repent.
Matthew 5:13, "You are the salt of the earth, but if salt has lost its taste (its strength, its quality), how can its saltiness be restored? It is not good for anything any longer but to be thrown out and trodden underfoot by men.
Day One: Separation of Light and Darkness (Genesis 1).
First Feast of the Lord: Passover; dying to self, and being alive today as a new creation in Christ (2 Cor. 5:17).
The Spirit of the Lord, the Holy Spirit, will cause us to walk in the way of Christ who is the central branch on the menorah which feeds and supports the other six branches or spirits.(Isaiah 11).
The first of the six branches is: The Spirit of Wisdom
The first Star, or church in Revelation addressed is Ephesus.
Ezekiel 36: 24-36:
"For I will take you from among the nations and gather you out of all countries and bring you into your own land.
25Then will I sprinkle clean water upon you, and you shall be clean from all your uncleanness; and from all your idols will I cleanse you.
26A new heart will I give you and a new spirit will I put within you, and I will take away the stony heart out of your flesh and give you a heart of flesh.
27And I will put my Spirit within you and cause you to walk in My statutes, and you shall heed My ordinances and do them.
28And you shall dwell in the land that I gave to your fathers; and you shall be My people, and I will be your God.
29I will also save you from all your uncleannesses, and I will call forth the grain and make it abundant and lay no famine on you.
30And I will multiply the fruit of the tree and the increase of the field, that you may no more suffer the reproach and disgrace of famine among the nations.
31Then you shall [earnestly] remember your own evil ways and your doings that were not good, and shall loathe yourselves in your own sight for your iniquities and for your abominable deeds.
32Not for your sake do I do this, says the Lord God; let that be known to you. Be ashamed and confounded for your [own] wicked ways, O house of Israel!
33Thus says the Lord God: In the day that I cleanse you from all your iniquities I will [also] cause [Israel's] cities to be inhabited, and the waste places shall be rebuilt.
34And the desolate land shall be tilled, that which had lain desolate in the sight of all who passed by.
35And they shall say, This land that was desolate has become like the garden of Eden, and the waste and desolate and ruined cities are fortified and inhabited.
36Then the nations that are left round about you shall know that I the Lord have rebuilt the ruined places and replanted that which was desolate. I the Lord have spoken it, and I will do it.
As Children of the Day, alive and breathing, our first responsibility is to:
"Let everything that has breathe praise the LORD. Praise you the LORD (Psalm 150:6). "Seeking first the kingdom of God and His righteousness" (Matthew 6:33).
This equips us to change our world and atmosphere with the Spirit of Faith and remove the atmosphere of fear. This gives us the power and authority to change the darkness of fear in other people's lives by speaking HIS WORDS of blessings and favor into their world.
Today, take the limits off of what God can do by being His ambassador and priest in the earth, and by being the Light of Christ in the environment where you are planted. A blessing from a higher authority cannot be taken back (Gen. 27:33).
As a pastor, apostle, and teacher in our Father's Kingdom I declare the WORD in you to come forth!
You will be healthy and whole
You will see every member in your family come into the Kingdom of God!
You will live in happiness and faith
You will live in peace
You will be free from bondage, sin, and sorrow
You will be successful with your time, talents, and God given gifts
You will prosper to lend and not borrow
You will know the fullness of LOVE, as your Heavenly Father loves you.
You are victorious and blessed everywhere you go
You are free from all condemnation
You will think pure, noble, lovely, excellent, praiseworthy thoughts because you are loved, and an ambassador of love
You are the salt of the earth; a light of the world created in the image as a child of the King, the Great I AM
Receive your blessings today, then turn around and bless someone that our Heavenly Father brings in your life! The Trumpet Sound of the Jubilee Year is being blown all around the world. Rejoice for we are redeemed by the blood of the Lamb and our life is hid in HIM.