Preaching, Teaching, and Notes

God is Light

From the first few verses of the Bible to the last chapter, the Bible shows that God is Light.  (Genesis 1:3,  Revelation 22:5)

Spiritual Light is the manifestation of God.  Whether it comes to a person, a people, or a church;  when Light comes, God is shown in His grace and power.  When light comes, darkness flees.

Genesis l:2-3 “And the earth was without form, and void;  and darkness was upon the face of the deep.  And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.

                         And God said,  Let there be light: and there was light.”

When all was darkness and chaos;  the Spirit of God moved, or brooded on the waters which covered the earth.

Then God said,  Let there be light.   That was all that was needed.  He spoke, and it was done.  

Light came, darkness departed.

Later He made a great light, the sun to rule over the day; and He made a lesser light, the moon, to rule over the night. (Genesis 1:16).  

We would always have a manifestation of His Way by the lights.

When man was created,  God breathed into him the breath of life,  which is the Holy Spirit, and man became a living soul,  with the Light of the Holy Spirit within.   Man was spirit, soul, and body.

At the fall,  the Holy Spirit left them because of sin;  but the consciousness of God, or the “light that lighteth every man”,  remained.  (John 1:9)

Man was still spirit, soul, and body;  only without the Holy Spirit within him, giving him Spiritual Life.  He was spiritually dead. (Ephesians 2:1-3)

He gave the pillar of cloud by day and the pillar of light by night, to lead the children of Israel all the way to the Land of Promise.  

Exodus 13:21 “And the Lord went before them by day in a pillar of a cloud,  to lead them the way;  by night in a pillar of fire,  to give them light;  to go by day and night.”

That light separated them from the forces of Pharaoh’s armies at the Red Sea Exodus 14:19-20 “And the angel of God,  which went before the camp of Israel,  removed and went behind them;  and the pillar of the cloud went before their face,  and stood behind them:

                                And it came between the camp of the Egyptians and the camp of Israel;  and it was a cloud and darkness to them,  but it gave light by night to these: so that the one came not near the other all night.”

The call to Israel was to obey, and “walk in the light”.

Isaiah 2:5 “O house of Jacob, come ye, and let us walk in the light of the Lord.”

David’s psalms are full of the love of God’s light to him. 

Psalm 27:1 “The Lord is my light and my salvation;  whom shall I fear?  The Lord is the strength of my life;  of whom shall I be afraid?”

Psalm 37:5-6 “Commit thy way unto the Lord;  trust also in him;  and he shall bring it to pass.

                          And he shall bring forth thy righteousness as the light,  and thy judgement as the noonday.”

God gives light to anyone,  the moment they hear and turn to Him. 

Psalm 119:105 “Thy word is a lamp unto my feet,  and a light unto my path.”

God shows it to be as the dawning light,  which keeps rising, till it is at high noon.  

Proverbs 4:18 “But the path of the just is as the shining light,  that shineth more and more unto the perfect day.”

There are often shadows, and things that we let get in the way of the light, but as we follow and obey the Lord, we will come to high noon. (there is nothing between us and the Lord)

Jesus Christ was the 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.”

And calls us to be lights, by His life in us, in this world.

Matthew 5:16 “Let your lights so shine before men,  that they may see your good works,  and glorify your Father which is in heaven.”

Spiritual Light is the manifestation of God.  And think of it,  He gives it to us!

When Light is shown, we are given knowledge of God, and what He would have us to do, or how to do.  And with the light,  power to do is given.

We are called to come to the light; and as Christians we are able to walk in the light. 

Ephesians 5:8 “For ye were sometimes darkness,  but now are ye light in the Lord:  walk as children of light;”

1 John 1:7 “For 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.”

What a great privilege it is to have God’s Light shining in us and for us.  To know His will, and do it. (For with the Light, comes ability to do)

Terrible will be the day when those who have rejected the Light, will be judged.

Jude 13 “Raging waves of the sea,  foaming out their own shame;  wandering stars,  to whom is reserved the blackness of darkness forever.”

There will be no light in the lake of fire;  only darkness, and torment.

But it is not God’s Will.  He would have all come to the Light of Himself, and live in the sunlight of His love. 

Enjoying  His fellowship and growing in the knowledge of Him, day by day, till we reach heaven.

1 Peter 2:9 “But ye are a 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:”

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