Elul 5779 – Teshuvah Day 25 (9/25/19)

Posted: September 25, 2019 in Teshuvah 40 Day Devotional
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Today we are taking a day away from the devotional of the Song of Songs. Today in history is the FIRST DAY OF CREATION. While other religions ‘start’ their calendar from the founding of the religion, the Jewish calendar begins with Creation, but the year does not change until the ‘creation of mankind’. (Rosh HaShanah) Everything in Creation was in place before man was created.

Genesis 1:1, In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. (2) The earth was without form, and void; and darkness was on the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters. (3) Then God said, “Let there be light”; and there was light. (4) And God saw the light, that it was good; and God divided the light from the darkness. (5) God called the light Day, and the darkness He called Night. So the evening and the morning were the first day.

I truly believe that between verses 1 & 2 there are billions of years. I believe the Bible tells us about 3 periods of Heaven and Earth:

  1. The world that then was (2 Peter 3:6; Gen 1:1-2) dateless past. This is why scientists do not believe the Bible, because they have proven things millions of years old and our Bible covers the past 4000+ years. (2000 from Creation to Abraham, 2000 years from Abraham to Jesus)
  2. The heavens and the earth which are now (2 Peter 3:7; Gen 1:3-2:25) Time began on the 4th day
  3. The new heavens and the new earth (2 Peter 3:13; Isa 65:17; 66:22-24; Rev 21-22

Earth WAS (Hebrew Hayah)- this means fall out, come to pass, become, be, happen, occur, come to pass. God made the earth perfect (Deut 32:4; Ps 111:3, Is 45:18), but by verse 2 there was chaos and confusion. (Isaiah 48:18)

Without Form and Void – “Tohu Va Bohu” (see below)

  • Isaiah 48:18, (NLT) For the LORD is God, and he created the heavens and earth and put everything in place. He made the world to be lived in, not to be a place of empty chaos. “I am the LORD,” he says, “and there is no other.
  • Empty chaos is “tohu va’ bohu’.
    • Tohu means formless confusion, unreality, emptiness, chaos, waste
    • Va – and
    • Bohu – emptiness

Let is a powerful word!! Let there be light. Anytime ‘let’ is used in Creation, it is to turn back on, renew.

Finis Dakes Reference Bible, pg 52 expounds on ‘let”: “Let is used 13 times in this Chapter (1), 1464 times elsewhere, and in no case is an original creative act-implied. The sense is made to appear or made visible, expressing permission and purpose in connection with already existing things. The light, firmament, waters, earth, darkness and all other things mentioned here were already in existence, but had been thrown into chaos and the laws which previously govern annulled because of sin. Now the restoration to perfection and original usefulness, God merely commands and the sun gives light on this planet, as it had done all through Lucifer’s kingdom. (Jer 4:23-26; 2 Peter 3:5-8) Thus the light of days 1, 2, 3 came from the sun as has been the case every day since. Cp. let in Gen 13:8; 18:4; 24:14-18; Mt 7:4; 13:30; 27:22; John 14:1; Phil 2:5; for the true sense.”

On the First Day of Creation the light was not created, it was divided.

This is why the Jewish day begins at sundown. After every day it ends, “So the evening and the morning were the first day”. Evening comes before morning each day. 


  1. Mona Tilton says:

    Your blog today confirmed what I believe too and put it in an organized fashion that is so easy to understand. It brings the scriptures together to present the whole picture. Thank you so much!! I am so blessed by your blogs.

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