The alternative is also true. If we call forth darkness by speaking evil, destructive words, we may bring into existence the very thing that we hate or fear.
“For the thing which I fear comes on me; That which I am afraid of comes to me.” (Job 3:25)
Let There Be Light
“And God said, ‘Let there be light,’ and there was light.” (Genesis 1:3)
We must begin to understand the power that God has given us in our mouths and take measures to align our speech with God’s word in order to bring light into our lives and those around us.
To speak evil, either towards ourselves or others is to curse. Only Yeshua can break these curses and generational sins to set someone free.
“So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.” (John 8:36)
When we confess our sinful, faithless talk and ask Yeshua to set our minds free from negative, critical thinking, and redeem our mouths from unclean speech or idle words, He will help us as we cooperate with the Ruach HaKodesh (Holy Spirit) at work in us.
This portion of Scripture, Beresheet, describes the beauty and perfection with which God created the world in the Garden of Eden. He called everything He had created good (tov). He called the creation of mankind very good (tov me’od).
The Parasha, however, goes on to describe how sin marred that magnificence. Because of the sin of Adam and Eve, their children became slaves to sin, and sin and violence grew and took hold to such an extent that Cain killed Abel.
Israel’s mission has always been to rescue the world through knowledge of the Torah, God’s word, from its moral degeneracy. Also, through the Jews came Yeshua the Messiah, the light of the world. He alone has the power to transform us from within.
Yeshua (Jesus) came to set us free from the bondage to the sin nature that we have inherited from Adam and Chava (Eve).
He rescues us from the Kingdom of darkness and transfers us into the kingdom of Light. He is a Light and a Covenant, not only for Jewish people, but for all nations.
“I, the Lord, have called you in righteousness; I will take hold of your hand. I will keep you and will make you to be a covenant for the people and a light for the Gentiles, to open the eyes that are blind, to free captives from prison and to release from the dungeon those who sit in darkness.” (Isaiah 42:6–7)
Yeshua accepted this as His mission and proclaimed Himself Messiah when He read this from the Prophets in the synagogue on the Shabbat, as was His custom (Luke 4:16–19).
The Light of the World
“But I saw no temple in it, for the Lord God Almighty and the Lamb are its temple. The city had no need of the sun or of the moon to shine in it, for the glory of God illuminated it. The Lamb is its light. And the nations of those who are saved shall walk in its light….” (Revelation 21:22–24)
In the creation account, we see something that seems to contradict the laws of nature: on the first day of creation, there is light even though God had not yet created the sun or moon or stars. How could there be light without the sun?
To begin to understand this, we first of all must admit that, even when it comes to science, there is so much we don’t understand about the world we live in, let alone the universe.
What we do know from the Book of Revelation is that in the New Jerusalem, there will again be no need of sun, moon or stars for illumination; Yeshua will be its Light.
“The city does not need the sun or the moon to shine on it, for the glory of God gives it light, and the Lamb is its lamp.” (Revelation 21:33; see also Revelation 22:5; Hebrews 1:3; Isaiah 60:19)
At the very beginning, Yeshua (Jesus) was with God, a light and a master craftsman at His side.
“Before the mountains were settled… when He marked out the foundations of the earth, then I was beside Him as a master craftsman, and I was daily His delight, rejoicing always before Him, rejoicing in His inhabited world, and my delight was with the sons of men.” (Proverbs 8:22–31)
Today, Yeshua truly is the Light of the World, transforming the lives of all who come to Him. In the future, He will be the Light of Jerusalem, transforming the entire nation of Israel (Ezekiel 48:35).
Through the covenant sealed with the blood of Messiah Yeshua, we can be restored to a right relationship with God, bringing us back into Gan Eden (Garden of Eden), a place of eternal life and peace.
We know that Jew and Gentile will walk together in the Light of the Lamb in the New Jerusalem. At the end of time, Israel’s high vocation as God’s witnesses will be fulfilled in even greater measure (Revelation 7:4).
“‘But you are My witnesses, O Israel!’ says the Lord. ‘You are My servant. You have been chosen to know Me, believe in Me, and understand that I alone am God. There is no other God—there never has been, and there never will be.’” (Isaiah 43:10)