Greater Light, Lesser Light


In Creation:  The Clearly Seen Invisible, we discussed light and darkness during the first day of creation.  After the first day of creation, the subject of light and darkness does not comes up again until the fourth day, in Genesis 1:14:

14 And God said, Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days, and years:
15 And let them be for lights in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth: and it was so.
16 And God made two great lights; the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night: he made the stars also.
17 And God set them in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth,
18 And to rule over the day and over the night, and to divide the light from the darkness: and God saw that it was good.
19 And the evening and the morning were the fourth day.

These lights of the heaven would give light upon the earth—AND IT WAS SO (but not good).  Then God made two great lights, a greater light to rule the
day, and the lesser light to rule night and he made the stars also.  This time after the two great lights were made to rule over the day and over the night and to divide light, from darkness—God saw that IT WAS GOOD.

Given that the “invisible things” of God are revealed by creation, this lets us know that Genesis 1 is not just a portrait of how everything came to be, but also contains truths on how everything is and will be.  One of those great truths is there is a ruler of the day, who is GREATER than the ruler of the night; both gives light upon the earth, but what God sees as “good” rests upon this division of light and darkness.  So who are these rulers?  The book of John provides insight:

John 1

1 In the beginning was the Word, and theWord was with God, and the Word was God.
2 The same was in the beginning with God.
3 All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made.
4 In him was life; and the life was the light of men.
5 And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not.
6 There was a man sent from God, whose name was John.
7 The same came for a witness, to bear witness of the Light, that all men through him might believe.
8 He was not that Light, but was sent to bear witness of that Light.
9 That was the true Light, which lighteth every man that cometh into the world.
10 He was in the world, and the world was made by him, and the world knew him not.

The “true Light” was in the world and made by him. This “true Light” that John speaks of is the one who existed before His birth, the Son of God–Jesus Christ:

Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life. – John 8:12

Jesus later tells the Pharisees in John 8:58:

…Verily, verily, I say unto you, Before Abraham was, I am.”

Because of His words, the Pharisees wanted to stone Jesus because they recognized that not only was Jesus indicating that He existed before Abraham’s time, but Jesus was also referring Himself to the “I AM” who spoke to Moses at the burning bush [Exodus 3:14].

In Revelation 22, Jesus reveals how creation itself reveals Him as the light of the world:

16 I Jesus have sent mine angel to testify unto you these things in the churches. I am the root and the offspring of David, and the bright and morning star.

Jesus, the true and GREATER Light, is represented by the “the bright and morning star,” or the sun.  We also find out what the stars represent in

Revelation 1:


20a The mystery of the seven stars which thou sawest in my right hand.. The seven stars are the angels of the seven churches…”

The stars or the angels, which are numerous, give light upon this earth, but this is not a good thing because of the fallen angels.  In Revelation 12:4, Satan, also referred to as the dragon, “…drew the third part of the stars of heaven…,”  describing the one-third of angels who joined Satan in the rebellion against God during the war in heaven.

Therefore, John uses the term “true Light,” because there are many light-bearers that give light upon earth.  However, there is one light bearer who is ruler of the Night and the false and lesser light. This ruler is none other than Christ’s adversary, Satan—also known as Lucifer the light bearer.   In the next part, “The Son & Moon,” we will look at what the sun and other light sources reveal about Christ and His adversary.

Love & Light,


*Recommended readings: “Light Before the Sun…Possible?” by Delight in Truth

~Question: How were all things made by Christ, when Christ wasn’t even born yet?~

—Answer: Preincarnate Christ.

7 thoughts on “Greater Light, Lesser Light

    • Thanks! As you can see, I was quite excited when I stumbled across your “Light Before the Sun…” article. It helped answer a question that I had for awhile. 🙂

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  3. The moon reflects residual light of the sun which is why intellectuals not lead by the Holy Spirit can take elements of truth and distort it. Satan is not a creator but an Imitator, which is why Jesus said many will come in his name but are not of him and cautioned us to test every spirit. Thank you for putting words to what God has been sending me little by little this month.

    • Amen, FortifiedinChrist! Your words are a testimony of how all wisdom comes from Him. I feel blessed whenever my sister or brother in Christ shares with me the same revelation that I received. You have already captured the direction I want to go with part 2 of The Son & Moon. A reminder that the Holy Spirit guides us into all truth…Thank you!

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