5: Life is Light
Posted: Wednesday, November 19th, 2014Print
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God set lights in the heavens for ruling, and Heaven does indeed rule. This series looks at the deeper meanings and roles of LIGHT and its affect on our world, our lives and our destinies.
Jesus is Life and Light.
As to His life, it’s not comparable to human life. All earthly beings die. The longest-lived thing will soon die. All things on earth…die. But the Life of Christ is “an indestructible life.” No known power can destroy it, no pressure diminish it. It is a life immune to all destruction.
Christ’s Life is permanent, a species of Life unknown to us, beyond our comprehension, unlike the life we know as fragile, hurtable, killable…temporary.
In Him was life, and the life was the Light of men.
John 1:4 NASB
Through his place of wide-open love, John knew Jesus in a dimension given (it seems) only to him. And he presented His essence in terms beyond normalcy. Christ did not have life. He “was Life.” The Only Living Life in the realm of all-dead men. All other life was living-dead, lingering only briefly, headed for a certain end.
Yet the word life, applicable to every person, was not immense enough to reveal this wondrous Jesus. His life had an vital element, a numinous quality to it, a brilliance about it that could only be called “Light.” John saw and understood the Lord’s life as Light.
There is natural light and apparently there is Spiritual Light, an invisible radiance that is God Himself, Who IS Light.
God is light, and in Him there is no darkness at all.
1 John 1:5 NASB
Christ is God-Light come down to us. Light in fullness of joy is present where He is Lord in residence. It emanates, radiates and is known by everyone on whom it shines. That same Life, indestructible and uncommon, dwells within every believer. The death of the body is merely a passage, not an end. LIFE possesses the regenerated servant of Jesus and will remain untouched when earth’s shell is gone. He is LIFE!
Light has come to every person.
There was the true light which, coming into the world, enlightens every man.
John 1:9 NASB
The Light of Jesus’ pure holiness rains on all events, burns into every heart. The Light of the world has come!
The Light is given to all…so all are accountable for the Light.
Every person has been invaded by seeing the divine, even if briefly. And every person that comes into the world has implanted in his soul, the knowledge (therefore the Light) of a Watching God.
We are never so blind as we pretend to be nor ever so deluded as we want to be. We live under the scrutiny of Light and refusing the blaze of Light is to become nakedly exposed by the very Light we refuse.
To skirt the Light is to be seen, but not to know that we are clearly seen.
Copyright © 2003 Martha Kilpatrick, Heaven’s Rule