“I will also give thee for a light to the Gentiles, that thou mayest be my salvation unto the end of the earth” – (Is.49:6).
“I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life” – (Jn.8:12).
“As long as I am in the world, I am the light of the world” – (Jn.9:5).
While studying my KJ Bible today, my globe in my kitchen light exploded covering the floor with a thousand pieces of glass. I began to meditate on the scriptures and searching the scriptures concerning ‘light’ and the Holy Spirit searchlight enlightened me. Jesus Christ is the light of the world – of the whole globe – He is global Sonlight.
John the Baptist came to bear witness of that great spiritual light – “In him was life; and the life was the light of men. And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not. There was a man sent from God, whose name was John. The same came for a witness, to bear witness of the Light, that all men through him might believe. He was not that Light, but was sent to bear witness of that Light. That was the true Light, which lighteth every man that cometh into the world” – (John 1:4-9). And all true born again Christians are to bear witness of God’s global Sonlight also. Jesus said of us – “Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid. Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are in the house. Let your light so shine before men…” – (Mt.6:14-16). We are ‘saints in light’ and we shine for Jesus by witnessing of Christ to the world by our talk and our walk, even if we become martyrs like John the Baptist.
The two witnesses during the great tribulation will be global Sonlight also, as they witness for Christ to the whole world. God calls them – “my two witnesses” and “The two olive trees” and “the two candlesticks.” They have a world-wide witness for Christ during the time of Antichrist and preach the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth as faithful and true witnesses of Christ. God sends two witnesses preparing the way of Christ’s second coming – two John the Baptists – amen. They are two candlesticks giving Sonlight to the whole globe, to bear witness of the true Light.
God’s Word says in (Is.49:6) “…I
will also give thee for a light to the Gentiles, that thou mayest be my salvation unto the end of the earth.” Not only
would Christ be a light to the Jews, but to the Gentiles also, to the whole
world – to all the nations of the world – both Jew and Gentile. That’s what the
church is all about. The light is salvation to all offered to man on the cross
When God created this world and the heavens it is written – “And God made two great lights; the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night: he made the stars also” – (Gen.1:16). What a dark world this would be without the sun and moon and stars. Great lights, but the greatest light of all is His beloved Son who gives light in the night of our souls. And like the sun, moon and stars He gives light to the whole world lost in their sins. “For the Son of man is come to seek and to save that which is lost” – (Luke ).
The one word that best describes an unsaved sinner is ‘lost.’ People are lost because they are spiritually blind. Christ is the cure for blindness and when sinners reject the light of Christ, they remain in darkness. They are like a blind man that is lost in his darkness and can’t find his way. When the gospel light of Christ breaks through a blinded mind and touches a hardened heart and by faith in Christ he’s saved, God puts him on the straight and narrow way to eternal life. Yes, the greatest light on this earth is the global Sonlight of Christ which saves the lost sinner from hell and gives him life everlasting. Just as there can be no physical life on earth without God’s sun, so there can be no spiritual life without God’s Son. It’s not happenstance that the greatest physical light is called the sun – it’s because it’s a type of the Son – amen. And because the sun rules over earth’s day and the moon rules over earth’s night, so the Son will rule over the whole earth as King of Kings and Lord of Lords forever and ever. O, the darkness in the soul of man that has them follow a false Christ like the Rev. Sun Moon who cannot save anyone out of the darkness of eternal hell. There is no light in Rev. Sun Moon.
When Christ was born on this earth in the womb of a virgin, God in human flesh, God incarnate, God showed him to be the royal star of the universe bringing light to sinful man lost in the darkness of their sins – “Now when Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of Herod the King, behold, there came wise men from the east to Jerusalem, Saying, Where is he that is born King of the Jews? For we have seen his star in the east, and are come to worship him” – (Mt.2:1,2). Light rules and so we have Christ the royal star who will reign, not only over the Jews at His second coming, but the whole world of Gentiles also. “God is light, and in him is no darkness at all” – (I Jn.1:5). And God’s Son is the light of this world and he will rule forever. The light of God will rule over this world of darkness and sin just as the sun and moon and stars rule over the darkness now. O, the darkness of men’s souls that make them worship and idolize the satanic stars of this world instead of God’s royal star, the Lord Jesus. Hollywood stars, sports stars, singing stars, political stars, etc, etc. all are idolized in the U.S. and will one day soon produce the Antichrist who will be the greatest worldly star and idol of all. He will lead many to hell, into outer darkness.
When Christ comes back again He will shine like the sun as God the Father shows proof to this world that his Son is the light of this world – “And his countenance was as the sun shineth in his strength. And when I saw him, I fell at his feet as dead” – (Rev.1:16,17). Who can stand in the blaze of the glory of the Son of God? An awesome picture of Christ is given in (Rev.20:11) at the white throne judgment – “And I saw a great white throne, and him that sat on it, from whose face the earth and the heaven fled away; and there was found no place for them.” The blasphemy and boasting of unsaved man will be silenced in that day. No man can stand in the presence of the greatest light of all, the Lord Jesus Christ. Out here in AZ we cannot dare to look upon the sun shining in it’s strength 93 million miles away, much less could we approach it. You cannot stand in the presence of that power, even more so with Christ at His second coming. Powerful lightning shows His powerful light.
It is written of His powerful second coming in power and great glory – “For as the lightning, that lighteneth out of the one part under heaven, shineth unto the other part of heaven; so shall also the Son of man be in his day” – (Luke 17:24). The whole heaven and earth is lightened with His glorious appearing. “His lightings enlightened the world: the earth saw, and trembled” – (Ps.97:4). O, the awesome global Sonlight of God’s Son, the greatest light in the universe. So it is no surprise that Christ will be the light of New Jerusalem when it comes down to earth – “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” – (Rev.21:23). O, most certainly Christ is the light of the world.
At His first coming Christ was the light of the world spiritually in salvation, as He saves us from the darkness of our sins and puts the light of God in our soul. And at His second coming, you’ll see Him as the physical light of this world, lightening up the world with the splendor of His face that shines as the sun. And He comes as the powerful light of lightning.
But only those that believe on Christ by faith in this hour of grace and are truly saved and born again and have received the light of Christ, will ever walk in the light of New Jerusalem. If you won’t receive the light of Christ and walk in the light now, you’ll be cast into outer darkness of hell – the place where all go who have rejected God’s Sonlight. You have a chance now - there is no chance after death.
Are you saved? Are you a born again new creature in Christ? Receive God’s love gift of His beloved Son. Repent of your sins and believe on Christ for forgiveness and remission of sins and receive eternal life. God’s Sonlight will give you everlasting life. In Christ alone is life. “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life” – (Jn.3:16).
Pastor Mike Storti
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