And God said, “Let there be light,” and a divine and supernatural light was imparted to me, illuminating my senses with his glory to behold his glory. And God breathed his Spirit into me and gave me life.
God separated the light from the darkness and brought me into everlasting day.
And God said, “Let there be separation of your life from chaos and death,” and he placed my feet on the solid rock foundation of his promised-land kingdom.
And God said, “Come out from their midst and be separate.” And it was so. God made me holy. And God saw that I was now good by his own decree.
And God said, “Let your heart sprout vegetation, plants yielding seed, the Spiritual fruit of love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control.” And it was so.
And God said, “Let there be many more of these carriers of my light in the expanse of creation to proclaim the the good news of the Light into the night. And let them be for signs and for seasons, and for days and years, and let them be lights in the expanse of the heavens to give light upon the earth.” And it was so.
And God said, “Let the waters be full of fishers of men and let my Spirit descend like a dove to lead them into all truth.” And God blessed them, saying, “Be fruitful and multiply and fill the furthest reaches of the earth with worshipers of God.”
And God had remade us in the image of his Son. And he gave us dominion over demons and the kingdom of hell and promised us the inheritance of the new creation to come.
And God blessed us. And God said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply and fill the earth and subdue it.”
And God said to us, “It is not good for you to be alone.” So he made out of men the Church, the Body of Christ, that we might help her and she us. And for this reason a man will leave his independence and self-sovereignty and cleave to the Church.
And God saw that it was all good.
Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.
— 2 Corinthians 5:17
graphic: “The Creation of Man” by Gipsoteca Canoviana