Two Great Lights Gen. 1:16 CLICK TITLE FOR AUDIO
We have been studying the darkness in the universe for the last two broadcasts. We have seen that this darkness was created by God [Is 45:7] and fills the entire universe. This darkness is separated from the light God created in Gen 1:3-5 so that you cannot see the light. The only light from God that this world has ever know is the light of Jesus Christ, the light of his words and the light of his children. Aside from that, we have to two great lights and the stars that God put in the heavens.
So, today we are going to explore the typology of the sun and the moon. The sun pictures Jesus Christ, the bridegroom, and the moon pictures the moon, the bride of Christ.
The sun is a type of the Lord Jesus Christ.
- Jesus is called the “Sun of Righteousness” in Mal. 4:2.
- The sun is like a “bridegroom” in Ps. 19:4-5. Compare Jn. 3:29.
- Jesus Christ’s countenance looks like the sun shining, Rev. 1:16.
- Jesus Christ is the light of the world, Jn. 9:5.
- The sun sets red, picturing Calvary, where Christ shed his blood.
- The sun rises red, picturing the blood that soaks the Lord’s garments at the Second Advent, Rev. 19:13; Is. 63:2-3; Rev. 14:20.
- The Second Advent is called “day” (Mal. 4:1). The sun rules the day, like Christ will rule in the “day” when he returns (Rev. 19:15-16). The church age is “night” in the Bible (1 Thes. 5:2) so the Lord’s return is like sunrise.
The moon is a type of the church.
- The moon is like a bride (Song 6:4, 10), typifying the church, the bride of Christ (2 Cor. 11:1-4; Rev. 21:2; 22:17).
- The moon reflects the light of the sun (Matt. 5:14) and is incapable of producing its own light (Job 25:5; Jn. 15:5).
- The moon rules the night (1 Thes. 5:1-5).
- The moon follows the path of the sun (Jn. 21:22).
- The moon was defiled by the world when a man stepped on it in 1969 (pictures the Laodicean church of today, Rev. 3:17).
- The moon wanes and goes dark at the new moon. The church went through the dark ages and came out gloriously bright after the reformation, until it was full.
- An eclipse will darken the moon’s light so that it will not shine. An eclipse occurs when the earth gets between the moon and the sun. The church’s light dims when the world gets between us and our Saviour.
The sun and the moon divide light from darkness and they and the world are moving in opposite directions (1 Jn. 2:15; Jas. 4:4).
A preacher once said that a Christian who is not separated from darkness and who isn’t shedding light on that darkness is not a Christian by the Bible definition (Eph. 5:7-13; Col. 1:13; 1 Pet. 2:9). So, let your light shine!!