The Bible begins with a dark water covered earth (Gen 1:2) but ends with a earth with no sea and no night (Rev 21:1; 23-25). In the Bible the sea is a negative symbol (Isa 27:20) and is associated with the bottomless pit/the abyss (Rev 11:7; 13:1). God began forming the formless earth through separation and the setting of boundaries (Prov 8:29; Jer 5:22). In the Bible darkness is also a negative symbol (John 1:5; 1 John 1:5). God separated the darkness from the light and placed the evening and morning as boundaries for the darkness (Gen 1:3-5). This is reinforced by Mark’s account of the first day of Jesus’ ministry. In Mark 1:32 in the evening after the sun had set, Jesus healed all who were sick and then the next morning while it was still dark, Jesus went out to pray (Mark 1:35). On the first day of the kingdom of God, Jesus began to roll back the boundaries of the kingdom of darkness.
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