Ge 1:4 And God saw the light, that it was good: and God divided <0914> the light from the darkness.
Ge 1:6 And God said, Let there be a firmament in the midst of the waters, and let it divide <0914> the waters from the waters.
Ge 1:7 And God made the firmament, and divided <0914> the waters which were under the firmament from the waters which were above the firmament: and it was so.
Ge 1:14 And God said, Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to divide <0914> the day from the night; and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days, and years:
Ge 1:18 And to rule over the day and over the night, and to divide <0914> the light from the darkness: and God saw that it was good.
In the creation account of Genesis One, we see God divide, which is the word badal, Strong’s # 914.
Look at the definitions at the end of this entry which come from the Dictionary of Biblical Languages with Semantic Domains.
This is what it says about badal.
In God’s mind, the issue of badal is to cause an absolute disassociation to occur from one thing with another, one state from another, and one culture from another so that creation can take place.
Where darkness mingles with the light, creation can never fully take place. Where an association between health and sickness take place creation to health cannot fully take place.
Part of the renewal of our mind is for God to make in its thoughts processes a complete separation from whom you were pre Christ, to what you are today, which is a totally new creation, outfitted to be a vessel which can receive the fullness of God’s glory.
Until every last thought in you of who you were is totally disassociated from the old, and you have emerged into the new, it is my theory, that you cannot be totally healed. The old cannot mingle with the new. Sickness and glory cannot mingle.
But when you have fully emerged into the new creation that you are, you are now living in a heavenly place and have the full glory and blessings of God accessible to you
“Badal: Separate oneself, leave, i.e., make linear motion away from a space. dismiss, i.e., cause another to leave an area, defect, abandon an association, i.e., leave a space, with a focus that the new place occupied brings with it the loyalty of the one who defected cause one to be disassociated (be selected, chosen, formally, separate, i.e., be chosen or set apart, abandon an association of a foreign culture, but with no focus that the association was proper in the first place. move an object or state from one to another, with a result that distinction can occur, and so place into parts .” Dictionary of Biblical Languages with Semantic Domains
Here is the next thing about creating like God creates.
Gen 1: 3 And God said, Let there be light: and there was light.
4 A And God saw the light, that it was good:
And God saw, is simply not seeing, but seeing to the point that perception, recognition, and evaluation of the seen object are enough to make wise judgments and decisions about it.
That it was good, is that what God created is suitable and functioning properly towards the goal to what He created it for.
This is what God always sees about His Word.
The fall of man has made things unsuitable and poorly functioning.
Yet, in the heavenly realm God has His suitably created objects in a perfectly functioning state hidden and this protected from the natural eyes and grasp of sinful man.
The fall of man has so deceived all of us that are eyes are only opened to what is marred, unsuitable broken, and ending in death. Our lives are trapped into seeing, recognizing, loving, following and making judgments about these things. Humanity can be identified like this.
Gen 1: 3 And our circumstances, politicians and media said, Let there be darkness: and there was darkness.
4 A And people saw the darkness, that it was bad.
And yet all of us all are locked into seeing and perceiving the darkness and making our evaluations and perceptions according to what the darkness dictates us. I am so guilty, locking my sight and my life into what the media and politicians tell me and what my shortcoming and bad habits tell me.
I can say that I have seen the light. Though true, my eyes and my life are primarily guided by what I recognize around me. And what is around me is primarily darkness.
So little of what I see, evaluate, and receive comes from the perfected objects which God has in the heavenly realm.
Yet God is wonderful. All that He has created is perfect and beautiful.
There is a different set of eyes, a different set of perception, and an ability to receive from the new and perfected, to those who want it and will pay the price of complete transformation in Christ.
Who will go then through the exhaustive process of transformation and metamorphosis in Christ where entering into, seeing, perceiving and living out of the new is the normal reality.
I am ready to be done with the old and the marred and the broken and see and receive the new, the perfect and the eternal.