“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)
Light is For Illumination and leadership “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)
A short clip from the New Year’s Message is available on the Pastor Chris Digital Library and on KingsChat. Take a few minutes to watch the video excerpt.
The first function of light, as explained by the man of God, Pastor Chris is that light is for illumination. This means that light produces:
1. Clarity (synonyms: accuracy, brightness, certainty, directness, lucidity, precision, purity, simplicity) a. the quality of coherence and intelligibility;
b. the quality of being easy to see or hear;
c. the quality of being certain or definite;
2. Refinement (synonyms: clarification, cleaning, distillation, processing, and purification)
a. the process of removing impurities or unwanted elements from a substance;
b. cultured elegance in behavior or manner;
3. Innovation (synonyms: creativity, originality, change, modernization, novelty, newness, revolution, transformation, metamorphosis)
a. a new method, idea, product, device, etc.;
4. Sound Judgment (synonyms: flawless discernment, robust common sense, dependable perception, authoritative wisdom, well-grounded logic)
a. competent or reliable ability to make considered decisions or come to sensible conclusions;
The second function of light is that light gives leadership. The word ‘shine’ (Hebrew ‘zahar’) in Daniel 12:3 helps us further understand what leadership means here:
1. To admonish (synonyms: warn, reprove, scold, reprimand, chastise, advise, rebuke, chide, exhort) a. to warn or reprimand someone firmly;
b. to advise or urge (someone) earnestly;
2. To teach (synonyms: instruct, enlighten, illuminate, coach, train, discipline, indoctrinate)
a. to cause (someone) to learn or understand something by example or experience.
b. to encourage someone to accept (something) as a fact or principle;
c. to impart the knowledge of a subject matter.
3. To inspire (synonyms: motivate, energize, galvanize, excite, encourage, influence, ignite, rouse, embolden)
a. to fill (someone) with the urge or ability to do something, especially to do something creative;
b. to influence, move or guide divinely or supernaturally
4. To give guidance (synonyms: leadership, counsel, direction, supervision)
a. to give advice or information aimed at resolving a problem or difficulty, especially as given by someone in authority;
b. to direct or have an influence on the course of action of (someone or something).
The man of God emphasized concerning light:
• Light leads and guides. (Matthew 2:1-2)
• ‘To teach all nations’ is to shine to all nations, admonish, inspire. (Matthew 28:19)
MEDITATE AND MEMORIZE
And God said, Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days, and years:” (Genesis 1:14 KJV)
“There it was—the true Light [was then] coming into the world [the genuine, perfect, steadfast Light] that illumines every person.” (John 1:9 AMPC)
“And the teachers and those who are wise shall shine like the brightness of the firmament, and those who turn many to righteousness (to uprightness and right standing with God) [shall give forth light] like the stars forever and ever.” (Daniel 12:3 AMPC)
“Jesus once again addressed them: “I am the world’s Light. No one who follows me stumbles around in the darkness. I provide plenty of light to live in.” (John 8:12 MSG)
“Go out and train everyone you meet, far and near, in this way of life, marking them by baptism in the threefold name: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Then instruct them in the practice of all I have commanded you. I’ll be with you as you do this, day after day after day, right up to the end of the age.” (Matthew 28:19 MSG)
I am the light of the world. Everywhere I go, I give illumination; I introduce clarity, refinement, innovation and sound judgment.
I have eyes that see, ears that hear and a heart that understands the will and purposes of God. My communication of the Gospel is effective through clear insight into every good thing that is in me by Christ Jesus.
I am an expression of the excellences and perfections of my Heavenly Father. Therefore, I exhibit cultured elegance in behavior and manner.
I am full of divine innovations. I am creative, full of new ideas, strategies, methods, products and services that keep me light-years ahead of my contemporaries.
I function with sound judgment, flawless discernment and authoritative wisdom. I make excellent decisions and come to accurate conclusions through spiritual perception. Wisdom is heard in my mouth and seen in my actions.
I am a strong and courageous leader. I admonish, teach, inspire and give guidance in accordance with the wisdom of God.
I have the capacity to fill people with urge, a desire, to know God and to walk in His perfect will for their lives. My passion for Christ and the Gospel is contagious.
I shine brightly, turning many to righteousness and giving them a purpose for living. I am the world’s light; no one who follows me stumbles around in darkness. I give plenty of light to live in.
Many come to sit and learn of me, because my words communicate the ever-shining light of God’s Word. I am bold and unapologetic with the LoveWorld message, making it known throughout the world with my partnership and my soul-winning activities.
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