3: The Light Has Come
Posted: Wednesday, November 19th, 2014Print
About Heaven's Rule Series
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.
What David saw symbolized in the heavens, and glimpsed in scripture: a Light only in hint and occasional glimpsing, came blazing to earth, contained in the form of a Person.
At John the Baptist’s birth, Zacharias prophesied “…the Sunrise from on high will visit us, to shine upon those who sit in darkness and the shadow of death, to guide our feet into the way of peace” (Luke 1:78-79 NASB). The True Brilliant Sun came to visit and shine on His own creation, to cast the fire of His pure and flaming life onto cold humanity!
John began his story of Jesus with the Word.
In the beginning was the Word and the Word was God.
And he moved to describe an indescribable Jesus by the term, “Light.”
In Him was life, and the life was the Light of men. The Light shines in the darkness… There was the true Light which, coming into the world, enlightens every man.
John 1:4-5, 9 NASB
Tell me that God came to live as a man and I can confine him. I know humanity. But tell me this One is Light and I am cast into the realm of enigma, for Light as Life is an utter mystery, even as light also is. How do you understand Light as God? How do you explain Light walking as a man?
This Sun is Himself as mysterious as light. In being Light, He gives life. How?
And the Light shone, moving in splendor on common roads with dusty humanity. The Light met a difficult situation: a woman caught in adultery and men whose hidden lust, lusted to stone her. Before her accusers, to the sinner, Jesus said, “….go and sin no more.”
And to all this same crowd standing at the scene of divine compassion over human judgmentalism, Jesus said a strange and wonderful thing:
Then Jesus again spoke to them, “I am the Light of the world. He who follows Me will not walk in the darkness but will have the Light of life.”
John 8:12 NASB
He is Light for the world! The entire world of human darkness. He is Light for the sinner’s dark bondage. He is Light for the unrepentant’s blind pride. All in that human tragedy saw and felt and beheld…the Light. And each one was internally X-rayed by the penetration of Pure Light.
The Light of God’s mercy shining on all, in and through Christ Jesus! The offer made to both sinner and accuser: “Follow me and you will have Light in your kind of darkness.”
Copyright © 2003 Martha Kilpatrick, Heaven’s Rule