In Genesis chapter 1:1, it states that the Earth was without form and it was void. Void implies emptiness- there was no value, no real purpose, and unoccupied.
As we navigate through the first chapter, look closely at the specific steps God followed to produce beauty from emptiness.
The first three days, God made some divisions: light from dark, waters above from waters below, and land from sea.
In order for us to see the presence of God in our life, we need to make some adjustments. There needs to be some divisions – SEPARATE!
“Therefore “Come out from among them And be separate, says the Lord. Do not touch what is unclean, And I will receive you.” II Corinthians 6:17 NKJV
After God divides, He populated where division occurred: He adds vegetation to the land, He adds skylights, fills the sea with animals, the sky with birds, the land with animals and then finally the creation of man- who He created in His image.
Once we have repented and emptied ourselves of everything that distracts us from being in total submission to God, then we can experience spiritual population:
“Then Peter said to them, “Repent, and let every one of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins; and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. For the promise is to you and to your children, and to all who are afar off, as many as the Lord our God will call.” Acts 2:38-39 NKJV
The Holy Spirit desires to be with us and in us, so that we demonstrate His personality:
“But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,” Galatians 5:22 NKJV
Once man was created, God gave us control over everything else and then God takes a break- He rests.
Listen. The same thing applies to our life. Do you see the parallels? Once we totally surrender, we are given power to do the works of Jesus. He even said greater we can do because He goes back to His Father.
“Most assuredly, I say to you, he who believes in Me, the works that I do he will do also; and greater works than these he will do, because I go to My Father. And whatever you ask in My name, that I will do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. If you ask anything in My name, I will do it.” John 14:12-14 NKJV
So where is the disconnect? We have to take deliberate action to get the flesh under subjection. He is destroying everything connected to you, including you and you’re allowing it.
Wake up to his devices and tactics.
God came and brought life to a dark and empty place of which we have made our temporary home. Have you emptied yourself to receive what our Father truly has for us?
God creates something from nothing and then finds it good. Allow the Holy Spirit to take rest in us!
Let us not continue to walk around void of life.