LET'S HAVE A BUSHEL BURNING
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JESUS CHRIST said, "I am the light of the world..."
John the Baptist said of Him: He is "the true light, which
lighteth every man that cometh into the world." John 1:9.
Jesus Christ said of you: "Ye are the light of the world..."
The verb tense and sentence structure used in addressing this
statement to believers means "You and you alone are the light of
the world." That means you are rare, purposeful, important,
unique, distinct, and valuable. All are qualities that speak of
Christ had just finished speaking of character that results in
happiness. "Blessed" = MAKARIOS = to be deathless and happy
regardless of circumstances.
Jesus is THE light. We are lights. We are stars - He is the
Sun. A star's light is merely a reflection of the sun.
Christians shine by derived light. Our radiance is to be
gathered from the Son.
This is illustrated by a young, sullen nurse who attended a
revival meeting in Columbus, Ohio. On about the third night she
gave her life repentantly to Christ. On her way home she
stopped in a drug store where she was known. A friend said,
"You look like someone has just lighted a candle inside you."
"They have," she said. "What I mean," said the friend, "is
you look like you just fell in love." "I have," she said.
She had become what we all are to become according to Proverbs
20:27, "The candle of the Lord." As candles, we are dark until
ignited by Him in "whom there is no darkness at all."
"He was a burning and shining light." John 5:35
"...of the world." There are no bounds ...
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