I started reading the book of Genesis three days ago. I am still at verse 2. It has captured my heart. Picture this with me. Verse 1 says that God created the heaven and the earth. Verse 2 says “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.” The Amplified says, “…moving (hovering, brooding)…”
There was total darkness, but when God said, ‘Let there be light’ there was light. The Holy Spirit hovered over the darkness, so that the light could be conceived at God’s word. He prepared it to change. We get a fuller picture by adding in Luke 1:35. The virgin was barren. Verse 35 says, “…The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Highest will overshadow you…”
Jump ahead to our salvation. 2 Corinthians 4:6 says, “For it is the God who commanded light to shine out of darkness, who has shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.” Through believing what Jesus’ death on the cross accomplished, we enter into a personal relationship with a Living Savior. The Holy Spirit comes to dwell within us.
Now I would like you to picture this. As you read your Bible, the Holy Spirit is hovering over you. He highlights a word, or a phrase. He illumines the nuggets of truth He wants to expand on. He causes your heart’s thoughts to prepare for revelation. He conceives an insight in your heart that will enlighten your eyes, and give you understanding that will bring change.
It is in the context of intimate communion with the Lord that He gives revelation. He reveals Himself in a new way. Our relationship is present. It is a living expression of who He is in totality, yet as we gaze at Him, it is somewhat like a kaleidoscope. The slightest turning changes everything. 2 Corinthians 3:18 says that as we gaze at Him we are transformed. We also get a picture of this through Revelation 4:8. The four living creatures are gazing at the Lord. They have eyes all around. It is like they get a fresh look at Him and say, “…Holy, holy, holy, Lord God Almighty, who was and is and is to come!”
Tomorrow we will deep dive.