“Arise, shine; for your light has come, and the glory of the Lord has risen upon you…thick darkness covers the peoples…Lift up your eyes and SEE” Isaiah 60:1-4
Jesus came to earth as the ” true light that enlightens” John 1:9. The light of life is the resurrection light, born again of God, of Spirit, shining in the darkness that darkness cannot overcome (1: 4-5). “I am the light of the world; you who follow me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life” Jesus in John 8:12
Resurrection life, ascension glory, presence of light, love, and Spirit, pouring down like a River of water of life, becoming new wine in new wineskins, when you give your old life in exchange for Christ’s gold refined by fire, white garment of pure, holy Light, and eyes to see. “No one after lighting a lamp puts it in a cellar or under a bushel, but on a stand, that those who enter may see the light. Your eye is the lamp of your body; when your eye is sound and full of light, your whole body is full of 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
Be careful that it is the light of Christ in you, deposited by following Jesus to the Cross, crucified with Jesus, the Last Adam, removing the power of the law of sin, death and the devil; and made alive together with Christ, born again of God, of Water and Spirit of Life, under the law of the Spirit of Life IN Christ Jesus, dead to your old nature, being renewed in the spirit of your minds, and putting on the new nature, created after the likeness of God in true righteousness and holiness (Ephesians 4:17-24). Hear, learn Christ, taught IN Christ, as the truth is in Jesus (4:20).
Ask God our Father for His Wisdom from Above, and great discernment as one of the spiritual gifts (1 Corinthians 12:4-31), to be able to see wolves dressed in sheep clothing, servants of satan disguising themselves as servants of righteousness; disguising themselves as apostles of Christ, as even satan disguises himself as an angel of light (2 Corinthians 11:12-15); able to discern false religion, counterfeit spirituality, false apostles, deceitful workmen, calling themselves shepherds of Christ but speaking of a “cosmic Christ” universalism; a social gospel instead of the full gospel; social justice instead of God’s Justice; not of the pure, full, powerful Gospel of God, Who sent the Christ to die, resurrect, ascend, sit at the right hand of God, and send the Holy Spirit to comfort, counsel, teach, guide, advocate, empower, give wonderful counsel, wisdom, understanding, might, strength, knowledge of God and His glory, reverential awe and wonder, knowing the Father and the Son, (the FEAR of the Lord is for those who do not yet KNOW the Father and Jesus, the spirit of the fear of the Lord is the BEGINNING of wisdom).
Sin causes separation from God; a holy, righteous, just God cannot have fellowship with sin, therefore the Father sent JESUS to save us from sin, rescuing us from the penalty of sin: death. BUT GOD! Come out of this world system under the god of this world, under the spirit of this world, under the power of the law of sin, death, the devil and the works of the devil. COME TO JESUS! come to the pure, full gospel. Come to our Lord Jesus Christ, the Son of God, the Messiah, the Lord and Savior, Healer, Deliverer Who can set you FREE not keep you in bondage to a person, institution, church, religious government outside of the freedom and God-given rights that come from being UNDER the governing of our humble, gentle, POWERFUL Christ Jesus UNDER God our Father, the Creator of heaven and earth and seas and under the earth: the Creator of ALL life.
“No longer live as those who don’t know God and His Christ, in the futility of their minds; they are darkened in their understanding, alienated from the life of God because of the ignorance that is in them, due to their hardness of heart; they have become callous (heart has not yet been circumcised) and have given themselves up to licentiousness, greedy to practice every kind of uncleanness. You did not so learn Christ! — assuming that you have heard about the REAL JESUS and are TAUGHT IN CHRIST, as the TRUTH IS IN JESUS…Put away FALSEHOOD” Ephesians 4:17-25
“Let no one DECEIVE you with empty words, for it is because of these things that the wrath of God comes upon the sons of disobedience. Therefore do not associate with them, for once you were in darkness, but now in Christ and Christ in you you are IN THE LORD; walk as children of light (for the fruit of light is found in all that is good and right and true), and learn what is pleasing to the Lord. Take no part in the unfruitful work of darkness, but instead expose them. For it is a shame to even speak of the things that they do IN SECRET; but when anything is exposed by the light it becomes visible, for anything that becomes visible is light. Therefore it is said, ‘Awake, O sleeper, and arise from the dead, and Christ shall give you light.’ LOOK CAREFULLY then how you walk, not as unwise but wise…Do not be foolish, but understand what the Will of the Lord is. And do not be drunk with wine, for that is debauchery; but BE FILLED WITH THE SPIRIT, addressing one another with psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody to the Lord with ALL YOUR HEART, always and for everything giving thanks in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ to God the Father” Ephesians 5:6-20
Jesus taught, “God is light, and IN him is no darkness at all” 1 John 1:5
“It is the God who said, ‘Let light shine out of darkness,’ who has shone in our hearts to give the LIGHT of the knowledge of the glory of God in the presence (face) of Christ. We have this treasure in earthen vessels (our body), to show that the transcendent power belongs to God…the life of Jesus manifested in our bodies…the life of Jesus manifested in our mortal flesh” 2 Corinthians 4:6-12
Practicing the form of religion without the POWER is not of Christ; talk without the Power of God is not the kingdom of God and HIS righteousness and peace and joy IN THE HOLY SPIRIT, the Wisdom and Power of Christ of God of Spirit, led by the Spirit of God, praying at all times in the Holy Spirit, walking in the Spirit, no longer of the flesh. “The body without the spirit is dead; faith without works is dead” James 2:26. Hear the Word, not the words of the world; receive the Word, take it to heart; DO the Word, manifesting the Word through you. No longer conform to this world, but be TRANSFORMED by the renewal of Christ in your mind (Romans 12:2); be renewed in the SPIRIT of your mind (Ephesians 4:23); conform to Christ (Romans 8:29), put on the new nature created NOW after the likeness of God in true righteousness and holiness (Ephesians 4:24).
“Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places” Ephesians 1:3
“I pray that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give you a spirit of wisdom and of revelation in the knowledge of him, having the eyes of your heart enlightened, that you may KNOW the living hope, and the riches of his glorious inheritance, and the immeasurable greatness of his power IN US who believe (conquered unbelief), according to the WORKING of HIS GREAT MIGHT which God accomplished IN CHRIST when he raised him from the dead and made him sit at his right hand in heavenly places, FAR ABOVE all rule, authority, power, and dominion, and ABOVE ALL names IN THIS AGE and that which is to come; and he has put ALL THINGS under Jesus’ feet and made Christ HEAD over ALL THINGS for the REAL TRUE CHURCH: HIS BODY, the fullness of him who fills all in all. And YOU he made alive, when you were dead (apart from Christ) through the trespasses and sins in which you USED TO walk, following the ways of this world, following the spirit of the air (in bondage to the elemental spirits of the universe), the spirit now at work in the sons of disobedience. Among these we ONCE all lived under passions of the flesh, following the desires of BODY AND MIND, and so we were BY NATURE children of wrath (fathered by the devil: the father of lies), like the rest of mankind. BUT GOD!!! rich in mercy, out of the GREAT LOVE with which he loves us, even when we WERE DEAD through trespasses, MADE US ALIVE TOGETHER WITH CHRIST (by grace you are saved), and RAISES US UP WITH JESUS, and made us sit WITH THE FATHER in the heavenly places IN CHRIST JESUS” Ephesians 1:17-2:6
Empty, powerless words are of this WORLD; a mixture of truth with lies, mixture of light with darkness, mixture of good things with evil: the fruit of satan’s tree of the knowledge of good and evil. But the complete, perfect (lacking nothing), pure, holy, righteous, powerful Words of Jesus are of God our Father; full of true light, fiery love, pure resurrection life and Spirit of Christ! Let there be LIGHT!
“Take delight in the Lord and he will give you the desires of your heart. Commit your way to the Lord; trust in him, and he will act. He will bring forth your vindication as the light, and your RIGHT as the LIGHT” Psalm 37:4-6
“The Lord will be your everlasting LIGHT, and your God will be your glory…be righteous and POSSESS [a new heaven and new earth where righteousness dwells] the land for ever, the shoot of my planting, the work of my hands that I might be glorified” Isaiah 60:19b-21
“You shall be called Sought Out, and a city not forsaken” Isaiah 62:12
Jesus says, “You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hid…light…on a stand, giving light to the whole house. Let your light shine” Matthew 5:14-16
The new cities of God, where the light and glory of Christ reside, in your spirit and soul and body when you abide in Christ and Christ in you. Could it be the plans and purposes of the enemy of our souls, the thief that only comes to steal, kill and destroy, is to keep those who carry Christ and his kingdom and righteousness within, hidden in their houses, which would be the ONLY way evil can go from the shadows to blatant and unhindered? The only thing keeping evil at bay is the Holy Spirit with and in true believers; when the Holy Spirit leaves this world, people will want to die but will not be able to. Is this a test run? Is this the root cause of this plague? It is not The End, so it must be a ruse of the father of lies, the deceiver, to try and pull the wool over many eyes and get a foothold where it is impossible when people know God our Father and his Christ, eternal life, now and is to come, shining the light and glory of Christ to a hungry and thirsty world. Is the accuser of the brethren attempting to hide the light that Jesus taught us to shine?
“Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness for they shall be satisfied” (Matthew 5:6) pandemic or not!