“And God saw the Light, that it was Good:and God DIVIDED the Light (Good) from the Darkness (Evil).”(Genesis 1:1-5)
In God’s Master Plan for planet Earth the most important event to occur during Earth’s first 1,000 year period (year 0 – 1,000) was the fall of mankind. This happened when Adam & Eve sinned (disobeyed God) by eating the forbidden fruit from the tree of the knowledge of Good and Evil in the Garden of Eden. Immediately afterward, mankind went into bondage to sin and its resulting death, and God proclaimed: “Behold, the man is become as one of us, to know Good and Evil” (Genesis 3:22).
So how did God foretell of this momentous event in the first day of Creation? It’s in these words: “And God divided the light from the darkness” (Genesis 1:4). In the Bible, God refers to light as good and darkness as evil. Therefore, God “dividing the light from the darkness” during day 1 of Creation foretold of Adam & Eve’s (mankind’s) fall during Earth’s 1st millennium, afterwhich good and evil became separately discernable (divided) in their hearts.
WHEN DID ADAM & EVE SIN?
Adam & Eve had to sin before having children, otherwise there would have been other perfect (sinless) human beings on Earth. This cannot be because the Bible confirms through Adam ALL mankind was born into sin and death. (Romans 5:12)
So how long do you think it took for Adam & Eve to conceive a child? Since their genetics were pure, and God commanded them to be fruitful and multiply (Genesis 1:28), I suspect it was the very first time Eve ovulated.
The Jews have a tradition where they believe the first day of Creation was on Rosh Hashanah (Feast of Trumpets) and 10 days later (3 days after God’s 7 Day Creation week was over) Adam & Eve sinned. The 10th day after Rosh Hashanah is Yom Kippur (Day of Atonement).
Consequently, it’s likely that God planned for EXACTLY 6,000 years to transpire between His “first day of Creation” and the “destruction of His Creation” at Christ’s return. And it’s likely that God planned for EXACTLY 6,000 years to transpire between the day Adam & Eve sinned and the day the righteous are officially atoned during the Day of Atonement.
Lastly, since Adam & Eve’s fall (sin) surely occured before Earth’s first year was past, this set up perfectly the beginning of God’s 4,000 year bondage period (mankind in bondage to sin & death) before Jesus would free them by dying on a cross during Earth’s 4,000 year, fulfilling the prophetic story of Moses.
1. In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.
2. And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.
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.(Genesis 1:1-5)
Then the serpent said to the woman, “You will not surely die. For God knows that in the day you eat of it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.” So when the woman saw that the tree was good for food … she took of its fruit and ate. She also gave to her husband with her, and he ate … Then the Lord God said, “Behold, the man has become like one of Us, to know Good (Light) and Evil (Darkness).(Genesis 3:4-6, 22)
And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil. For every one that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved. But he that doeth truth cometh to the light, that his deeds may be made manifest, that they are wrought in God. (John 3:19-21)
For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Live as children of light (for the fruit of the light consists in all goodness, righteousness and truth) and find out what pleases the Lord. Have nothing to do with the fruitless deeds of darkness, but rather expose them. (Ephesians 5:8-11)
Ye are all the children of light, and the children of the day: we are not of the night, nor of darkness. (I Thessalonians 5:5)