Simon Brown.

Proverbs 8:34-36 Blessed is the man who hears me, watching daily at my gates, waiting at my door posts. For whoever finds me finds life, and will obtain favor from Yahweh. But he who sins against me wrongs his own soul. All those who hate me love death.” Psalm 84: 11 For Yahweh God is a sun and a shield. Yahweh will give grace and glory. He withholds no good thing from those who walk blamelessly. 12 Yahweh of Armies, blessed is the man who trusts in you. 1 John 5:5 Now who is the one overcoming the world, except the one believing that Jesus is the Son of God?

Tuesday 24 March 2015

John 8:12. What did Jesus mean, I am the light of the world?

John 8:12. What did Jesus mean? I am the light of the world.

King James Bible

Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life. John 8:12.

What did Jesus mean by this statement?

When we sunbathe in the sunshine we soak up the UVB rays on our skin which provide us with a good source of about 90 to 95 per cent of vitamin D which in return reduces cholesterol and heart disease which makes us cheerful and happy because it boosts levels of serotonin, the body's natural, happy hormone.

When we accept, trust and follow Jesus we live in a new hope. We have left the dark side to walk in new light just as we do when we switch on a torch in the dark and follow its bright ray to its destination.

When we follow Jesus he guides, us he has the power to change us and renew us, he fills our hearts with the great joy of a new life and peace to come. 

As Jesus said to the blind man when he healed him and gave him sight. 'While I am in the world, I am the light of the world. John 9:5

This will be the same for all followers of Jesus when we leave this dark world we will live in a new world where there is no sun for Jesus will be our light for he is the power and glory which will shine in us and through us filling us with love peace and joy for ever.

If we are unbelievers we cannot see this light or understand its power just like we cannot see in the dark unless the sun shines. However by believing in Jesus we follow his teachings and live in a new, bright light, a light that will one day illuminates our lives for ever - a light that shines for ever cannot ever be extinguished.

Even as the sunbeams which shine down from heaven on the seeds planted in the ground, which grow by the rays and the grass, the shrubs and the flowers which spring up from the ground.

Even as the trees that bear their fruits and the birds that sing and whistle to Gods delight when the sun rises from the night then so will it be for those who trust in Jesus Christ.

For Jesus shall be our light and an everlasting delight.

The New Jerusalem.

And I saw no temple therein: for the Lord God Almighty and the Lamb are the temple of it. And the city had no need of the sun, neither of the moon, to shine in it: for the glory of God did lighten it, and the Lamb is the light thereof. And the nations of them which are saved shall walk in the light of it: and the kings of the earth do bring their glory and honour into it. And the gates of it shall not be shut at all by day: for there shall be no night there. And they shall bring the glory and honour of the nations into it. And there shall in no wise enter into it any thing that defileth, neither whatsoever worketh abomination, or maketh a lie: but they which are written in the Lamb's book of life. Revelation 21:22 - 26.

That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. Romans 10:9 King James Version

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