Genesis 1:3 And 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 And God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And the evening and the morning were the first day.
The First Day Of Creation
In God’s infinite wisdom, He designed a universe in which light would be a prerequisite to life. We know that life on earth depends upon light. Light provides energy, warmth, sight, growth and more. Einstein was able to show through his calculations that light is the primary constant in the universe, and that time itself is intimately related to the speed of light. No wonder that God created light on the first day. God works according to priorities. Will not this infinitely brilliant God also attend to your greatest needs first?
and God SAID ‘let there be light’ and there was light’
We learn from this the two keys of how God works a miracle.
First, He does it by His WORD (God said) and His SPIRIT (who brooded over the waters in the first three verses of Genesis). The Spirit performs the Word. God speaks His Word and the Spirit brings it to pass. He continued to work this way in the 6 Days and also in our lives today.
But we can miss another key which is just as crucial: the presence of a receptive VOID, into which God speaks.
So there are 3 KEYS for receiving God’s miraculous intervention in your life:
KEYS 1 and 2 GOD’S SPIRIT and HIS WORD
KEY 3 – A VOID – a vital condition for the miracle of the original creation and for any other a miracle of God.
A VOID (egg) must first be created in the recipient which the SPIRIT can brood over and fill by the Word (the seed from which God’s power works).
What is a VOID?
It is an EMPTY place in your heart or life that God created or has allowed to develop – which He wants to fill with Himself. It is a NEED or LACK. As he works in your life VOIDS are formed so that God can fill you with more of Himself. VOIDS are essential for miracles. A VOID is an awareness of a need, a desire for more of God’s life and power. Jesus said that those who hunger and thirst for Him shall be filled. When you know of your weakness and need for God’s help and wisdom there is a void. The void causes you to call out to God with all your heart for an answer. It is a deep humility. The opposite is self-sufficiency or complacency. It’s good to be needy before God and then receive from Him and then in turn be givers to others. People can hear the Word and not receive changes because they have no void. If you are stepping out in faith, obeying God, loving all people you will quickly develop voids (consciousness of your need for God’s help).
Your VOIDS determine how receptive you are to a miracle.
They are empty spaces in you waiting to be filled:
Those who wait on the Lord shall renew (exchange) their strength, they shall rise up…
Come before God presenting your VOID (lack of strength),
look to Him and He will will fill your VOID with His strength.
God’s Spirit hovers over your VOIDS. He wants to fill your VOIDS!
In our culture we often want to cover our voids, to look strong and not show weakness or need. Now before people it may or may not be right to expose our voids. But before God in prayer we should open up and present our need fully before Him believing Him to fill it. People feel the voids but tend to cover and try to fill the empty space with other things – by being busy, with distractions, eating, drinking, drugs, T.V etc.
But the answer is: come to God in prayer and expose your voids fully to God.
He wants us to live in dependence on Him.
Paul said he rejoiced in tribulations and situations that revealed his weakness because they created voids that he called on God to fill. As a result more power and glory of God flowed through his life (2 Cor 12: 9,10).
He saw weaknesses (voids) as opportunities to receive more from God.
If you are thinking: ‘”I’m comfortable. I’m OK. My life is going fine.I don’t need more of God or to press deeper into God”
– you are giving God nothing to work with, no voids for Him to fill..
How to grow a Void
1. Fasting (orself-denial) does not affect God but it helps creates a VOID for God to fill, increases your awareness of need for God and thus opens the door for God to work.
2. Moving out in FAITH. Whenever you believe God for something beyond your ability, you create a VOID for God to fill with His love and power!
Once the void is there and you know only God can fill it, then:
Psalm 42:7 Deep calleth unto deep at the noise of thy waterspouts: all thy waves and thy billows are gone over me.
Then God’s Word penetrates that void and God’s Spirit fills it (that’s how you receive SALVATION – when you know you can’t save yourself, and you absolutely need Jesus, you call out to Him to come into your heart and fill your void).
A Void (need) does not automatically cause a miracle.
You must present it before God in faith and trust (look to) Him to fill it.
In the Original Creation Miracle:
Firstly God created a VOID.
Then He breathed His Word and Spirit into the void and filled it.
Stage 1- there was an infusion of energy (LIGHT).
2 Corinthians 4:6 says something like this happened when you received Christ: ‘The God Who commanded light to shine out of darkness,
has shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.’
Has God spoken into your life: “Let there be light”? Has the Word of Christ penetrated the darkness of your heart and brought forth the light of Christ?
Has your dead dark spirit been reborn and filled with the light of Christ?
Even if so, there is still more work for God to do.
Your spirit is reborn but your life, your soul is still formless and void.
Stage 2: As God (1) STRUCTURED the world and (2) FILLED it with LIFE over the next 6 Days, so He starts to speak His Word progressively in your life bringing order, preparing you to be filled with His life. He wants to fill you with His abundant life but that needs soul-restructuring of thoughts, attitudes, motives, beliefs – by the Word. The purpose of the structuring of the earth was so it could contain an abundance of life. It is now clear to scientists that the universe generally and the earth specifically was built (finely tuned) for life. Likewise the Word is sent to us, so that aligning our lives with God’s will we might experience His life.
DAYS 2 and 3 (Genesis 1:6-8 and 9-13): FORMATION: He first gave the EARTH FORM. By a process of SEPARATION, He formed empty spaces that were designed for Him to FILL.
The Second Day Of Creation
God created a 50-mile-high environment to support all His planned creatures. This “firmament,” with water above and water below, is the magnificent atmosphere enveloping our globe. Without the nitrogen, oxygen, argon, hydrogen, helium, carbon dioxide, ozone and all the other elements in the earth’s sky, life as we know it could not exist. No other planet in the Universe has an environment as lavish and luxurious as ours. That’s not an accident. God wonderfully planned our support and survival.
Genesis 1:8 – “And God called the firmament Heaven.”
The Third Day Of Creation
God called land out of water. Water is one of the greatest secrets to life on this planet. This biosphere of land, water and air is miraculously regulated by perpetual photosynthesis, respiration, and bacterial regeneration. It supports the life-cycles of everything living. God scattered dry seed everywhere, then raised up a mist to water it and begin endless germination cycles. Great God!
Genesis 1:11 – “God said, Let the earth bring forth grass, the herb yielding seed, and the fruit tree yielding fruit after his kind, whose seed is in itself.”
If I give you one kernel of corn, can you plant every kernel that may ever grow from it? One kernel produces one plant, but one plant produces many ears of corn with thousands of kernels. Here is infinite exponential potential – a world full of corn! Likewise, your godly, obedient act of faith has infinite future potential. Commit a godly act today!
Genesis 1:12 – “And the earth brought forth grass, and herb yielding seed after his kind, and the tree yielding fruit, whose seed was in itself, after his kind: and God saw that it was good.