LIGHT IT UP!
The mandate and mission of God’s people has been to light the way for every nation, tribe and tongue to worship the one true God.
When Jesus left the earth he did not change the mission.
MATTHEW 28:19 HCSB
Go, therefore, and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,
MARK 16:20 GW
The disciples spread [the Good News] everywhere. The Lord worked with them. He confirmed his word by the miraculous signs that accompanied it.
What or who is light?
What is the meaning of light?
What is the power of light?
Psalm 43:3NLT Send out your light and your truth; let them guide me. Let them lead me to your holy mountain, to the place where you live.
John 8:12 APBE And Yeshua spoke again with them and he said: “I AM THE LIVING GOD, The Light of the world. Whoever follows me shall not walk in darkness but shall find the light of life.”
John 9:4-5 CJB4 As long as it is day, we must keep doing the work of the One who sent me; the night is coming, when no one can work. 5 While I am in the world, I am the light of the world.”
Jesus is the light of the world
Following Jesus results in not walking in darkness
When you become a disciple of Jesus you find the light of life.
The World(Kosmos) is lit by Messiah Jesus
There will be a time when it will be so dark no one can work
John 1:1-10TLV In the beginning was the Word. The Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 He was with God in the beginning. 3 All things were made through Him, and apart from Him nothing was made that has come into being. 4 In Him was life, and the life was the light of men.5 The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overpowered it. 6 There came a man sent from God, whose name was John. 7 He came as a witness to testify about the light, so that through him everyone might believe. 8 He was not the light, but he came to bear witness concerning the light. 9 The true light, coming into the world, gives light to every man. 10 He was in the world, and the world was made through Him; but the world did not know Him.
IN JESUS IS LIFE AND THE LIFE OF JESUS IS THE LIGHT OF MEN
DARKNESS CANNOT OVERPOWER LIGHT
JESUS THE TRUE LIGHT GIVES LIGHT TO EVERY MAN
WITHOUT JESUS EVERY MAN IS IN DARKNESS
WHILE JESUS WAS ON THE EARTH HE HAD JOHN TO TESTIFY AND CONFIRM THE LIGHT.
BUT WHO CONFIRMS THE LIGHT NOW THAT JESUS IS NO LONGER ON THE EARTH.
Mark 4:18-21 KJV
18 And these are they which are sown among thorns; such as hear the word, 19 And the cares of this world, and the deceitfulness of riches, and the lusts of other things entering in, choke the word, and it becometh unfruitful. 20 And these are they which are sown on good ground; such as hear the word, and receive it, and bring forth fruit, some thirtyfold, some sixty, and some an hundred. 21 And he said unto them, Is a candle brought to be put under a bushel(Ephah), or under a bed? and not to be set on a candlestick?
Jesus after talking about the Word sown among the thorns and the good ground he immediately talks about the candle? Why because the Word is the light that Satan and the Culture and God of this world wants to choke out!
Psalm 119:105 GW Your word is a lamp for my feet and a light for my path.
Jesus said don’t put the light or candle under a bushel
BUSHEL: An Ephah is a little over a bushel in dry weight but that is not what he was talking about.
Since Bushel = Ephah
Ephah was a grandson of Abraham. His father was named Midian(strife) through his concubine Keturah. His name means “gloomy”
Gloomy:partially or totally dark; especially :dismally and depressingly dark. lacking in promise or hopefulness :pessimistic, frightening(Webster)
The root of his name Ephah means “darkness” or ”obscurity” as if from covering. That is why Jesus said don’t hide your light under darkness. This changes the meaning and understanding of what Jesus said greatly.
Jesus was saying don’t put His word under a (Ephah) A covering of darkness or obscurity. God’s word is a light that should shine brightly and never should be gloomy.
13 “You are the salt of the earth; but if the salt should lose its flavor, how shall it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled under foot by men. 14 “You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden. 15 Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a basket (Ephah). Instead, they put it on a lampstand so it gives light to all in the house. 16 In the same way, let your light shine before men so they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven.” 17 “Do not think that I came to abolish the Torah or the Prophets! I did not come to abolish, but to fulfill. 18 Amen, I tell you, until heaven and earth pass away, not the smallest letter or serif shall ever pass away from the Torah until all things come to pass. 19 Therefore, whoever breaks one of the least of these commandments, and teaches others the same, shall be called least in the kingdom of heaven. But whoever keeps and teaches them, this one shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven.
John 3:21NLT But those who do what is right come to the light so others can see that they are doing what God wants."
ISAIAH 55:1-5 TLV Arise, shine, for your light has come!
The glory of Adonai has risen on you. 2 For behold, darkness covers the earth, and deep darkness the peoples.
But Adonai will arise upon you, and His glory will appear over you. 3 Nations will come to your light, kings to the brilliance of your rising. 4 Lift up your eyes and look all around: they all gather—they come to you—your sons will come from far away, your daughters carried on the hip.5 Then you will see and be radiant, and your heart will throb and swell with joy. For the abundance of the sea will be turned over to you. The wealth of nations will come to you.
The Holy Spirit is the flame that burns in every believer in Yeshua.
The Holy Spirit wants to testify through you that Jesus is the light of life.
We have to let people know that God is a good God and He loves them and wants to give them His life and an abundant life that comes from living in His truth.
The spirit of man is the candle of the LORD, searching all the inward parts of the belly.
For thou wilt light my candle: the LORD my God will enlighten my darkness.
JESUS WANTS TO LIGHT EVERY PERSONS CANDLE (SPIRIT) WITH HIS FLAME
JESUS WANTS TO LIGHT IT UP!
This gospel is not gloom and doom, its; light, love & living