In “The Son & The Moon pt. 1” we discussed how the sun, representing Jesus Christ, and the moon, representing Lucifer, sheds light on the spiritual battle between the children of light (righteousness) and the children of darkness (unrighteousness). In this part, we will look at fundamental differences between the sun and moon to see what creation reveals about our Savior and our adversary. For the sake of simplicity, I have included an excerpt from a non-technical article “The Difference between Sun and Moon.” We will begin with the first portion of this article:
Sun and Moon form part of our solar system. There are some differences between them although they belong to the solar system. The Sun is a star and it gives out heat and light of its own. The Sun is in the center of the solar system with nine planets moving round it. The light given by the Sun is responsible for life in this earth. It is believed that one half of the earth is always facing the sun. The lighted half of the earth experiences day while the other half is in the earth’s shadow and it experiences night. The planets and the Moon do not give out light of their own. They can be seen because they reflect the light from the sun.”
One of the most profound revelations of creation is that the sun is the center of our solar system while the earth moves around the sun. This speaks to the relationship that Earth or mankind should have with the sun or the bright and morning star, Jesus Christ. The Earth rotates around the sun, letting us know that our lives should revolve around Christ, as He is central to our lives. Second, the sun is the true source of light, while the moon only appears to give off light. It is evident that the light from the sun is responsible for all life on earth. Jesus said, “I am the way, the truth, and the life;” therefore, without the true Light of Christ, there is no life. Jesus also said, “I am the light of the world,” letting us know that He is the true source of righteousness or the “greater light” spoken of in Genesis 1:16.
On the other hand, the moon is a “lesser light” because it merely reflects light, which shows how Lucifer gives men partial light or partial truth. The moon is also a “lesser light” because it only shines bright in darkness, or in absence of the “greater light,” the Son of God. Therefore the children of darkness—or those who haven’t accepted Christ—rely on their own sense of truth inspired by the prince of this world, Lucifer or Satan, our adversary. These lesser lights of the world include philosophy (man’s knowledge of our existence), psychology (man’s knowledge of the origin and cure for man’s problems), science (man’s knowledge of life and the physical world), astrology (man’s knowledge of the positions of stars and planets to predict world and life events), and many other sources of world wisdom.
What does God say about the world’s wisdom?
19 For it is written, I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and will bring to nothing the understanding of the prudent.
20 Where is the wise? where is the scribe?where is the disputer of this world? hath not God made foolish the wisdom of this world?
21 For after that in the wisdom of God the world by wisdom knew not God, it pleased God by the foolishness of preaching to save them that believe.
How do we determine knowledge inspired by Satan and not by God?
Before we go any further, we must return to the Garden of Eden to understand how Satan deceives the world today:
1 Now the serpent was more subtle than any beast of the field which the LORD God had made. And he said unto the woman, Yea, hath God said, Ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden?
2 And the woman said unto the serpent, We may eat of the fruit of the trees of the garden:
3 But of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, God hath said, Ye shall not eat of it, neither shall ye touch it, lest ye die.
4 And the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall not surely die:
5 For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil.
6 And when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree to be desired to make one wise, she took of the fruit thereof, and did eat, and gave also unto her husband with her; and he did eat.
At the center of this deception was the tree of knowledge of good and evil. Notice the terms: good and evil—we mistakenly focus on the evil. But Eve perceived this tree to be “good for food,” “pleasant to the eyes,” and one “desired to make one wise.” Like the tree of knowledge of good and evil, these worldly sources of knowledge may seem “good” or right in our eyes, but anything that denies God or does not line up with His commands is unrighteous and foolish. Also, God said that man’s “eyes shall be opened” and they became “as gods, knowing good and evil.” Therefore, whenever men judge what is right independently of God, they become their own gods—which breaks the first commandment: Thou shalt not have any other gods before me [Exodus 20:3].
Satan gladly gives men partial knowledge of the physical and spiritual realm as long as it steers you away from the Savior of this world. If one were to research the lives of the greatest philosophers and scientists of the world, he would find that many well-respected individuals (e.g., Isaac Newton, Robert Boyle, & Benjamin Franklin) consulted spirits or dabbled in black magic, such as hermeticism and alchemy (the root of chemistry), in order to obtain their knowledge of the physical world. A major lie taught in secular schools is that science disproves the Bible. When in reality, there were many scientific truths mentioned in the Bible long before the unbelieving men discovered them (also see DELIGHT IN TRUTH’s blog for medical truths found in Bible).
So why were Adam & Eve’s “eyes opened” when they took of the tree of knowledge of good and evil?
When Eve and Adam’s “eyes were opened,” their eyes were actually opened to darkness. We know this because of the shame of their nakedness and fear of their loving God that was displayed after they took of Satan’s tree. Other evidence for man’s eyes being opened to darkness is found in the New Testament. In John 9, Jesus healed a blind man in a very peculiar way–He put clay and spittle over the blind man’s eyes and told him to wash in the pool Siloam, meaning “Sent.”
Why did Jesus put clay over the blind man’s eyes and tell him to wash to receive his sight instead of simply laying hands over his eyes?
Now this was a great mystery to me for the longest, but this came to me while writing—praise God! This instance of Jesus healing the blind was one of the few—if not only one—that we learn the man was “blind from birth.” I submit to you that Jesus was showing us how we are all born blind and need to receive our spiritual sight again. Notice Jesus put clay and spittle (i.e., water from His mouth) over the man’s eyes. This strange formula sounds strikingly similar to what Adam was made from–dust or dirt from the ground and a mist [Genesis 2:6-7]. Therefore, this healing relates to being made or the conversion process. After Jesus re-made him, the man had to wash in the pool Siloam or Sent. This second step relates to the baptism, given that the Holy Spirit is Sent in order for believers to see or discern:
“But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you” [John 14:26].
Only after that process did the man receive his sight. Further evidence that this event relates to what happened in the Garden of Eden is what Jesus said after this man received his sight:
“…For judgment I am come into this world, that they which see not might see; and that they which see might be made blind”[John 9:39]
Now doesn’t it sound strange for Jesus to say He makes the seeing blind after making a blind man see? This is because Jesus reverses the process of our eyes being opened to darkness, to now being opened to His light. This was also demonstrated by Saul (Paul) being “made blind” at his conversion at Damascus when He saw the light of Jesus [Acts 9:3-9] and 3 days later sent to the prophet Annaias that Paul “mightest receive [his] sight, and be filled with the Holy Ghost” [Acts 9:17].
What clues are given by the sun and moon about our perception?
This revelation comes from the sun’s appearance on Earth—in other words, how Jesus is viewed by those on Earth. From our perspective, the sun can only be seen during the day. This means only the children of the light (day) see the (sun) Son of God or perceive the words He speaks. Jesus said the following about the children of darkness or those who do NOT know Him:
13 Therefore speak I to them in parables: because they seeing see not; and hearing they hear not, neither do they understand.
14 And in them is fulfilled the prophecy of Esaias, which saith, By hearing ye shall hear, and shall not understand; and seeing ye shall see, and shall not perceive:
15 For this people’s heart is waxed gross, and their ears are dull of hearing, and their eyes they have closed; lest at any time they should see with their eyes, and hear with their ears,and should understand with their heart, and should be converted, and I should heal them.
16 But blessed are your eyes, for they see: and your ears, for they hear.
Although many do not perceive nor understand God, the good news is that everyone who submits their life to Christ will be converted and their spiritual sight and hearing restored. Interestingly, while the sun can only be seen during the day, the moon can be seen both during the day and night. Meaning the children of darkness (night) only see the moon, while the children of light (day) see both the sun and moon. When you invite Christ into your life, the Greater light exposes the lesser light Satan, and you begin to “see” areas in your life where sin reigns (or Satan ruled); whereas before you accept Christ, you did not understand (nor care about) how much you sin against God when in darkness.
Lastly, God shows us through creation how light and darkness relates to life and death. All life on Earth depends on the sun (Son of God) in order to show that independence from Christ leads to death, while dependence on Christ leads to life eternal. I only pray that you SEE this…
Stay tuned for Part 3
Love & Light,