Names of Jesus – Day 14 – Light of the World


What a beautiful choice of words were used to describe Jesus Christ. I especially love this one because I remember how the Lord shed His light upon my heart the day I was born again! I can honestly say that I once was blind but now I see!

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 8:12

Christ came not only unto His own, the Jews, but it was prophesied that He would be a light to the Gentiles as well! Praise the Lord that the Old Testament was not only written for the Jews but the Gentile can find blessed assurance in its pages as well.

~Isaiah 42:6-7 I the LORD have called thee in righteousness, and will hold thine hand, and will keep thee, and give thee for a covenant of the people, for a light of the Gentiles; (6) To open the blind eyes, to bring out the prisoners from the prison, and them that sit in darkness out of the prison house. (7)

In the pages of the New Testament, we find how prophecy of the Jews’ Messiah was fulfilled in Christ Jesus. We find the wonderful light given to the Jews is also given to us! Praise the Lord that we can be included in such salvation as this!

As long as I am in the world, I am the light of the world. ~John 9:5

Surely Jesus’ precious light continued after He arose! John 9:5 says that the light would be with us as long as He was in the world. But what happened to the light after Jesus arose into Heaven? Surely the light did not cease to exist!

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

The Word is clear as to what light would dwell amongst us. It is the blessed Word of God and the Gospel of Jesus Christ that shines into our hearts and illuminates us. It awakens us and quickens us – shining a blessed light that takes us from darkness to light.

For the commandment is a lamp; and the law is light; and reproofs of instruction are the way of life: ~Proverbs 6:23

The light of the righteous rejoiceth: but the lamp of the wicked shall be put out. ~Proverbs 13:9

O house of Jacob, come ye, and let us walk in the light of the LORD. ~Isaiah 2:5

Where can one find the Gospel? One finds all one needs to know about God in His Holy Word, the Bible. Why then does man not read the Bible as he should?

In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them. ~2 Corinthians 4:4

The devil would love nothing more than to cause mankind to doubt that we even have God’s Holy Word in our possession. Can the Creator of the Universe also keep His Word from being corrupted through the ages? Of course He can! However, the devil thinks he has won this battle. He has managed to convince the various religions of this world that they have the Bible. He has managed to convince the world that there are many versions. However, God is not the author of confusion (1 Corinthians 14:33) and is quite able to leave us with His Word in print which has not been corrupted by man.

So why would Satan work so hard to convince the world that there are many versions of the Bible?

For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek. ~Romans 1:16

And that from a child thou hast known the holy scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus. ~2 Timothy 3:15

Satan works hard at this very thing because he knows that the Word of God has the power of salvation! Ole slew foot does not want people getting saved – period!

So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God. ~Romans 10:17

It is the Word of God that will build your faith. The more we are in the Bible, the more we are molded into the image of Christ. If Satan can succeed in keeping you away from the Bible, then he has won the battle. You will lead a defeated life. If you are a born again Christian reading this today and you are not reading your Bible, then you are a weak Christian. If you are a catholic who believes that the magisterium and church tradition are equal to the Word of God, then the devil has already won in your life. He has managed to cause you to doubt the authority of the Scriptures. You will not be able to see the Light of the blessed Gospel because you are already blinded by the religious system you serve.

There is nothing above the Word of God to guide us. The Word does not say that a priest, a rabbi or religious leader will be the lamp unto your feet or the light unto your path. The Word says that only God’s Word fulfills this.

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

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About Maranatha

Desire to be a testimony for the Lord Jesus Christ and to lead others to Him!
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