Phil 2:15 “For you will appear among them as shining lights in the universe offering them the words of eternal life.”

In the beginning the Bible talks about darkness over the earth and God said, “Let there be light” and there was light. Where there was darkness and void now there was light! And the light came before He created the sun and stars. His light broke through the darkness just by His word.

So, if God Himself spoke light into being, there is nothing that can take away that light. Jesus came to earth over 2,000 years ago to bring us into a New Covenant. He taught about the Kingdom everywhere He went and healed all who were sick. This is from a time when He taught about the light that His disciples carry.

Matthew 5:14 “Your lives light up the world.
Let others see your light from a distance,
for how can you hide a city that stands on a hilltop?
And who would light a lamp and then
hide it in an obscure place? Instead, it’s placed
where everyone in the house can
benefit from its light.
So don’t hide your light!
Let it shine brightly before others,
so that the commendable things you do
will shine as light upon them,
and then they will give their praise to
your Father in Heaven.”

He was the light of men and brought that light to all who believe in Him.

John 1:4 “Life came into being because of Him,
for His life is light for all humanity.
And this Living expression is the
Light that bursts through gloom –
the Light that darkness could not diminish!”

After He rose from the dead, He sent the Holy Spirit on the Day of Pentecost. The Holy Spirit filled each one and a tongue of fire was seen on their heads.

The light that began through the word that God spoke in the beginning is now multiplied and resides in every one who believes in Jesus and receives the Holy Spirit. The increase of the light is His plan.

Col 1:12 “Your hearts can soar with joyful gratitude when you think of how God made you worthy to receive the glorious inheritance freely given to us by living in the light. He has rescued us completely from the tyrannical rule of darkness and has translated us into the
kingdom of His beloved Son.

Eph 1: 18 “I pray that the light of God will illuminate the
eyes of your imagination, flooding you with light,
until you experience the full revelation of the hope of
His calling – that is the wealth of God’s
glorious inheritances that he finds in us,
his holy ones!”

As the children’s song says, This little light of mine, I’m gonna let it shine!!!
Hide it under a bushel, NO!, I’m gonna let it shine!

Let’s be the light of the world. Let’s bring His light into every area of the world. Let’s believe that the increase of His government will have no end. Let’s pray, “Your Kingdom come, Your will be done, on earth as it is in Heaven.” Let’s believe for the light of the glorious gospel of good news to spread and take over the darkness. Let’s shift this earth to look more like Heaven. (Bible references taken from The Passion Translation)

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