4: The Light of the Word
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.
The heavens are telling of the glory of God…
Psalm 19:1 NASB
David pondered the wonders of the heavens and saw the lights as symbols of God-Light. And he moved to ponder the greater Light, the commandments of God, the Greatest Light he knew. From his musings on the heavens, he turned to praise the scriptures as filled with light in which his soul basked as in the sun.
The light of the sun for the earth – for healing, for purification, for life. The light of the scriptures for mankind – for healing, for purification, for life.
The law of the Lord is perfect, restoring the soul;
The testimony of the Lord is sure, making wise the simple.
The precepts of the Lord are right, rejoicing the heart…
Psalm 19:7-8 NASB
Light to the soul of humanity is given by the Holy Spirit as He unveils the glowing power in God’s precious writings. The heavens filled David with wonder, but the scriptures filled his soul with God.
The commands of the Lord are radiant, giving light to the eyes.
Ps. 19:8 NIV
David grasped more than most, that the Light of the word was the Living Word. A living God rose from David’s musings. Not a knowledge of truths but a Vital God glowing into David’s reading, shining on his thoughts, until the words became bright with wonder and transparent in meaning. And his response always was…worship!
The word of God is Light. The eloquence of God is Jesus. The beginning Word, the final Word, the constant pouring of the mind of God through the presence of His Son.
The Son is the voice of God, the capturing of uncontainable Majesty, exposing Him to His creation within the press of words, the Spirit beaming upon the commands to expand their unspeakable wonder. The Light of God in the words of God, conveys the Life of God to the gazer. More than knowledge, more than understanding poured onto the listener: a life-infusing power of energy, purity and clarity.
One who reads will not find light. One who reads listening will be illumined in the light of the Author, and the ordinary words imbued with Light, the very radiance of God.
So we have the prophetic word made more sure, to which you do well to pay attention as to a lamp shining in a dark place, until the day dawns and the morning star arises in your hearts.
2 Pet. 1:19 NASB
Oh, our God of the Heavens, come and beam on our pondering of Your message!
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