Word for Today:
Shine Light for Others to See.
Ministry Of the Word (MOW): True Spirituality (TS).
“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).
Happy Easter Monday.
In the gospel according to John, Jesus introduced himself as the LIGHT of the world as per our memory verse. Again, in the same gospel, for emphasis, Jesus re-affirmed His essence as the LIGHT of the world, saying: “As long as I am in the world, I am the light of the world”(John 9:5).
Jesus came as the light of the world, because he is the Word of God (John 1:1). The scripture says: In him was life; and the life was the light of men (John 1:4). While on earth, Jesus was on FIRE for the kingdom of God. Hence, true believers should be on fire for the kingdom of God. This is very important, because, just as you cannot have light without fire in the physical realm, there is no light without fire in the spirit realm. That fire is in the word of God. Hence, prophet Jeremiah states: Is not my word like as a fire? saith the LORD; and like a hammer that breaketh the rock in pieces? (Jer 23:29). If you are lukewarm, God says: “I will spue thee out of my mouth” (Rev 3:16).
On account of love, Jesus extended His empowerment to those who would totally believe in him, and diligently obey him (Acts 1:8); those who would diligently do the will of his Father through him. These are the people he called his friends: “Ye are my friends, if ye do whatsoever I command you”(John 15:14). These are the people Jesus referred to as the light of the world, according to our memory verse. Jesus then went further to counsel: “Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven” (Matt 5:16).
The big question is: What does it mean for friends of Jesus to be the light of the world? Is the world in darkness? What about the presence of constant electricity in some developed countries, that has made the night time almost as bright as day? The truth is, spiritually speaking, the entire world is in darkness. This not a physical or mental darkness.
In line with human understanding, in broad terms, there are three types of light: physical light(eg electricity); mental light(we know from human science that the eye centre for vision is located in the part of the brain called occipital lobe, at the back of the brain and that damage to this centre or the visual pathway, would result in blindness); and the spiritual light (this is the light that emanates from the entrance of the word of God). Hence, the Psalmist says: The entrance of thy words giveth light; it giveth understanding unto the simple (Ps 119:130).
It is very important to have the understanding that true believers are the spiritual light of the world ( Matthew 5:14). Not physical light , not mere mental light, though there is an overlap between these three. Without the word of God dwelling in a believer’s heart, soul, and spirit such believer has no light in his spirit, hence can never be the light of the world, despite his calling Jesus Lord and Saviour. The words of God are spirit and life (John 6:63). When the king of Syria sent a detachment of well armed military to arrest Elisha, and Elisha’s servant saw and was afraid, Elisha quickly sent prayer to heaven and God opened his servant’s spiritual eye (gave him spiritual light) and he was relaxed as he saw that they were secured: “he saw behold, the mountain was full of horses and chariots of fire round about Elisha” (2Kings 6:17).
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 (1John 1:5).
Be knowledgeable. Be wise. Be enlightened. Stay connected to the Word .
Keep your thoughts & mind positive.
Be sensitive to the Holy Spirit.
Be compassionate, merciful and kind to one another.
Dear Father, we pray for everyone sincerely connected to your Word, that he or she receives the grace to be truth light in this world of darkness in Jesus precious name. Amen.
Blood of Jesus. Blood of Jesus.
Thank you Jesus for making me a light of the world.
Yours in the Vineyard of Christ.
Bro Ben Bassey & the beloved MOW family.
Dr Ben Bassey is a licensed psychiatrist and a spiritual health counselor:
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