If John the Baptist was the greatest prophet of all time, yet Jesus told us he is the least in the kingdom of God, we still do not realize the ENORMITY of the Gift we have been given from God. When John the B was born, his Father was unable to speak after having not believed the angel, but on the eighth day when he wrote “His name is John” He was miraculously healed and was able to speak again. The first thing he did was bless God and prophesied, filled with the Holy Spirit, that his child John “would be called the prophet of the Most High to prepare the way for Christ Jesus, to give KNOWLEDGE of salvation, forgiveness of sins, through the tender mercy of our God, when the day shall DAWN UPON US FROM ON HIGH to GIVE LIGHT to those who sit in darkness and in the shadow of death, to guide our feet into the way of peace” Luke 1:76-79
John baptized in water for the repentance of sins and gave knowledge of salvation to PREPARE humankind for the ACTUAL SALVATION to make it POSSIBLE to have the LIGHT and LIFE of Christ in us! John prepared the way for Jesus (name means salvation) the Christ (means “anointed one” or Messiah). Jesus tells us, “I am the light of the world” and “You are the light of the world” and “God is light and in him there is no darkness at all!”
The “Word made flesh” is Jesus made flesh. The Word is a LAMP to our feet and a LIGHT to our path (Psalm 119:105). “The unfolding of thy words gives LIGHT; it imparts understanding to the simple…Turn to me and be gracious to me…Make thy face SHINE upon me and teach me…I rise BEFORE DAWN and cry for help. I hope in thy words. My eyes are AWAKE before the watches of the night that I may meditate upon thy promise” (Psalm 119:13, 135, 145-148). AFTER THE DAWN breaks within us, the morning star rises in our heart and the sun of righteousness rises in us with healing in his wings, our help and answers are found within us! (Malachi 4:1-3; 2 Peter 1:19).
“And we have the PROPHETIC WORD made sure. You will do well to PAY ATTENTION to this as a LAMP SHINING in a dark place, until the day dawns and the morning star rises in your heart” 2 Peter 1:19
Mary pondered the angel’s words in her heart. Zechariah didn’t believe the angel’s words and he could no longer talk. Jesus sends us his angel to us with his testimony (Rev 22:16), and we OVERCOME by his testimony IN US, his blood and his word in us (Rev 12:11). His Word ALREADY made us clean (John 15:3) and his BLOOD speaks an even better word! The three witnesses IN US: Jesus’ blood, water and Spirit means He is powerfully with us and in us and can work THROUGH us when we know and let Him! His LIFE within us can give LIFE and LIGHT to the dead and asleep around us if we yield and let Him!
“For I will be to her a wall of FIRE round about, says the LORD, and I will be the GLORY within her” Zechariah 2:5
“In Him [the Word made flesh] was life, and the life was the LIGHT of men. The LIGHT shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it…The TRUE LIGHT that enlightens every man came into the world…The Word became flesh and dwelt among us, full of grace and truth; we have beheld his glory” John 1:4-14
“And we all, with unveiled face, BEHOLDING THE GLORY of the Lord are being changed into his likeness from one degree of glory to another; for this comes from the Lord who is the Spirit” 2 Cor 3:18
“Arise, shine; for your LIGHT has come, and the GLORY of the LORD has risen upon you, For behold, darkness covers the earth, and thick darkness the peoples; but the LORD will rise upon you, and his GLORY will be seen upon you…Lift your eyes round about and SEE…then you will SEE and BE RADIANT, your heart shall thrill and rejoice; because the abundance of the SEA shall be turned to you” Isaiah 60:1-5
“No one after lighting a lamp puts it in a cellar or under a bushel, but on a stand, that those that enter may SEE THE LIGHT. Your EYE is the LAMP of your body; when your eye is sound, your whole body is LIGHT; but when it is not sound, your body is full of darkness. Therefore be careful lest the light in you be darkness. If then your WHOLE BODY IS FULL OF LIGHT, having no part dark, it will be WHOLLY BRIGHT, as when a lamp with its rays gives you LIGHT” Luke 11:33-36
“You are the LIGHT of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hid…Let your LIGHT shine to see your good works and GIVE GLORY TO YOUR FATHER who is in heaven” Matthew 5:14
Christ in you is God’s LIGHT and GLORY of eternal life In you! You are the new city of God with no temple in the city because your BODY is the new temple, the New Jerusalem, a NEW spiritual city beyond time and space! “And I saw no temple in the city…the GLORY of God is its LIGHT, and its LAMP is the Lamb” Revelation 21:22-23
The new Bride, the wife of the Lamb, is you eternally betrothed to the Bridegroom, KNOWING you are one with his Father and himself! “In that day you will know that I am in my Father, and you in me, and I in you” “The glory you have given me I have given to them, that they may be one even as we are one”
Those who CONQUER and let NO ONE seize their crown, are in the ONE PILLAR of Christ LIGHT connecting heaven and earth in the body temple of God. He writes all the new names ON YOU (Rev 3:11-13)! The bride has a new married name, “My Delight is in her!” (Isaiah 62:1-5) and she is dressed in the white garment of Christ LIGHT, her soul is refined gold (impurities removed) and her EYES are anointed! She is RADIANT as she comes down out of heaven from God; she is caught up and transfigured, then returns to the world to re-PRESENT heaven and Christ her Beloved, as a truly intimate beloved, as an ambassador FROM heaven to the earth until the whole earth is covered with his GLORY! We go from the knowledge of glory to glory to glory! Amazing Awestruck Wonder!!!!!!!
“The former things are passed away…’Behold, I make all things new…It is done! I am the Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and the end…those who CONQUER have THIS HERITAGE” Revelation 21:1-27
Receive the LIGHT of Life! Divine Glory returns to the body temple, the NEW spiritual Jerusalem within in the Spiritual Kingdom within with Christ in you, the hope of glory!!!!!!!
“The LORD will be your everlasting LIGHT, and your God will be your GLORY!” Isaiah 60:19