Matthew 4:16 “The people living in darkness have seen a great light; on those living in the land of the shadow of death light has dawned.”
The Scene: On the left of this picture are closed tulips in the dark shadows. On the right are tulips in full bloom facing the brightness of the day.
Psalm 18:28 “You, O Lord, keep my lamp burning; my God turns my darkness into light.”
We, as God’s people, filled with His Spirit, respond to the light of the Lord. Notice when we have the light of the Son on us we can respond in the Spirit of God–raise our hands in praise; our faces may light up and the radiance of God is upon us. We can witness to people who are living in a dark world–we may be able to share God’s love with them.
John 8:12. “When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, ‘I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.’ “
Ephesians 5:8-10 “For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Live as children of light (for the fruit of the light consists in all goodness, righteousness and truth). And find out what pleases the Lord.”
The Scene: The sun is rising from behind the mountain top or could be setting behind the mountain top–either way the sun is shining on its crest.
The Holy Spirit gave revelation that Christians are to be like that mountain top in our spiritual walk with the Lord–when we walk with the Lord, we receive the first and last light of the day. We are to be illuminated by Father God for others to see, and by what we have (the light of Jesus Christ our Lord).
John 8:12 “When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, ‘I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.’ “
We are to daily seek Him, repent, desire Jesus’ Spirit in our hearts, changed every day, so that day by day we go higher and higher in the Holy Spirit and go higher on the mountain top (drawing closer to God).
1 Thessalonians 5:5 “You are all sons of the light and sons of the day. We do not belong to the night or to the darkness.”