The process in which I collaborate with God to creatively brainstorm cosmetic products and correlate them with scripture is one full of surprises. Often I receive a verse from God that perfectly aligns with a product and comes together for the perfect revelation. Other times it requires a lot more prayer and patience-- one of those moments occurred as I was praying and studying the new product ‘Let There Be Light”. The Lord told me to emphasize on Elohim and why He chose that name for the product. In my study this was the first time I had heard the word and it has since changed my life.
The definition of Elohim, singular Eloah, (Hebrew: God), means the God of Israel in the Old Testament. Elohim has other usages in the Old Testament referring to “human rulers or judges (see Psalm 82:6 and John 10:34)—the idea is that such people are to act as God’s representatives on earth, exercising authority wisely and ensuring justice. Elsewhere, elohim is used to refer to false gods (e.g., Deuteronomy 4:28). “They have forsaken me and worshiped Ashtoreth the [elohe] of the Sidonians, Chemosh the [elohe] of the Moabites, and Molek the [elohe] of the Ammonites” (1 Kings 11:33).” (Reference). But for the purposes of this theme we will be focusing on how God uses Elohim to highlight his character and our purpose and why He directed me to write this blog. In Genesis 1:3, “ God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light. And God saw that the light was good.” What is being said is that God IS light, “ He is light” He is not “becoming” light but is unchanging light.
“God's will concerning the existence of light: He wants it to be true that "there is light," and so declares the existence of light to be true: the declaration itself is what brings about the reality.” (Biblical Hermeneutics)
All throughout the New Testament we see references to light:
“As long as I am in the world, I am the light of the world.” John 9:5 ESV
“The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.” John 1:5 ESV
“Again Jesus spoke to them, saying, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.” John 8:12 ESV
We are called to be the light of the world, we walk with God's light within us. This is a testament to the truth that we indeed live with the spirit of God within us. The same spirit that created the heavens and earth, the same spirit that spoke ‘Let There Be Light’ is present. That light within you is not something to be taken lightly. No, it must be declared every morning and second of every living day. During Jesus’ ministry He emphasized ‘the light shines in the darkness and the darkness has not overcome it’ when we commit our lives to Christ, when we make the decision to leave darkness and walk into his light that same light changes us! We are called to walk boldly and confidently in Elohim. These truths can often dangerously become redundant and we underestimate the life it brings to our lives. Make it a declaration today, that we will walk in the light and in fellowship with Him.
“This is the message we have heard from him and proclaim to you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all. 6 If we say we have fellowship with him while we walk in darkness, we lie and do not practice the truth. 7 But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus his Son cleanses us from all sin.” 1 John 1:5-7 ESV
WORKS CITEDhttps://www.gotquestions.org/meaning-of-Elohim.html. Retrieved 13 May 2021.