Preaching, Teaching, and Notes

Light

Genesis 1:3 “And God said, Let there be light: and there was light.”

The first thing God said to His re-creation, was: Let there be light.
God did not need it. But it was to be in opposition to the darkness prevailing, at that point.

When He created the Sun, the moon, and the stars; He did it so that their light (even the reflected light of the moon) would “rule” the day and the night.

Genesis 1:16 “And God made two great lights; the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night: he made the stars also.”

When light comes, darkness has to flee. They can not exist together. One rules the other. Even in the dusk of day, when shadows come on, it is still light enough to see.
The night comes, and God still has a witness in the moon and stars; but then the dawn breaks. It is grey at first, but light comes, and darkness goes.

Darkness is a terrible curse. When the last judgement has sounded; God will cast all those who have refused His Blessed Son into great torment, and darkness.

(Jude 12-13 “These are spots in your feasts of charity, when they feast with you, feeding themselves without fear: clouds they are without water, carried about of winds; trees whose fruit withereth, without fruit, twice dead, plucked up by the roots;
Raging waves of the sea foaming out their own shame; wandering stars, to whom is reserved the blackness of darkness forever.”

Most think of the Lake of Fire as light. No, the fire of torment will burn forever, but the darkness will be thicker and blacker than being down in a cave with out light. You can not even see the person standing next to you.)

1 John 1:5 “This then is the message which we have heard of him, and declare unto you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all.”

God is light. He is the author of it and the maintainer of it.
He came as Light, to a world darkened with sin, to save all who come to Him, that He might give us light.

John 8:12 “Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.”

John 12:46 “I am come a light into the world, that whosoever believeth on me should not abide in darkness.”

Psalm 36:9 “For with thee is the fountain of life: in thy light shall we see light.”

He shines the light into our hearts (Notice, it is our hearts, not our heads. We are to love Him, not just know about Him.):
2 Corinthians 4:6 “For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, hath shined in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.”
Jesus was the perfect example of God: His Will and His Goodness. God’s Will was that Christ manifest God to the world. (Which shows how far the thoughts of God were from Reality, at that time, and now.)

1 Peter 2:9 “But ye are chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should show forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvelous light:”
But He does not just call us; He enables us, for all He has for us.

Colossians 1:12 “Giving thanks unto the Father, which hath made us meet to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light:”

 

And then He calls us to walk in the Light, so we will not stumble and fall; either by the wiles of the devil or the influence of others:
1 John 1:7 “But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin.”

2 Corinthians 6:14 “Be ye not unequally yoked with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? And what communion hath light with darkness?”

To do this we need to protect ourselves with the armor of light:
Romans 13:12 “The night is far spent, the day is at hand: let us therefore cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armor of light.”

Christ is that light, and His Word gives us light:
Psalm 119:105, 130 “Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.
The entrance of they words giveth light; it giveth understanding unto the simple.”
When we are obedient to the light we get by the Holy Spirit, we receive more light.
His light enables as well as reveals.

As we are covered with His Light as armor, we become lights in this world:
Matthew 5:14,16 “Ye are the light of the world. A city that is city that is set on a hill can not be hide.
Let your lights so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.”

Micah 7:8 “Rejoice not against me, O my enemy: when I fall, I shall arise; when I sit in darkness, the Lord shall be a light unto me.”

God is Light, He enlightens us by His Holy Spirit when we are born again, and He enables, guides, reveals, and encourages us by the light.
As we walk in His light, we become lights ourselves; as the moon is light, by reflecting the sun.

And when His light comes, darkness flees.

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