Bible Study About Light(edited and logically formatted by Bill Stevenson)
Note:Recently, I received the following in an e-mail from a wise Bible teacher:
On Thu, Aug 13, 2009 at 7:35 PM, Harold wrote:
Bill wrote, “I want to live Philippians 2:1-5 a lot more, but I know of no people who want to dolikewise.”
You cannot make this statement anymore for you have now met one who is like-minded.The Apostle John said that Jesus Christ is the Light. And, preceding everything John wrote andsaw (including the book of Revelation), in the first chapter of the book of John is written, His Lifeis the Light of men, v 4 and, again in John 8:12. His Life is the benchmark by which we measureeverything - including other Scripture. See Revelation 19:10b.As we lift up His Light in our lives by the embrace of His Life we, too, will see His Power ondisplay - not to change the evil in the world, but, as He did by the example of His Life lived before us, to heal the hearts of men. Our focus has been distorted by what we have been taughtfrom the tradition of men and the values they cling to, thereby nullifying and making void the truePower of Elohim in our lives.”“We don't understand the Power that resides within us.
is a force. Concentrated into alaser, it will burn through any substance.
abide in the same space atthe same time - it is a physical impossibility. The forces of evil in the world are going to beregardless of what we do. That is the reason Yeshua is returning - to redeem and reclaim theworld.Yeshua said He did not pray for the world because He knows it will fail (
).The forces of darkness within a heart can be overcome when
is introduced. When you flipon a switch in a darkened room, is there a struggle for that
to be pre-eminent? No.Darkness does not flee - it dissipates. The definition of darkness is the absence of
that place of darkness to become
. We don't fully yet comprehend thePower that resides within us.”
(And there is a nice poem titled “The Light of Jesus Never Grows Dim” at the end of this study.) Note: The following definitions are from Webster’s 1828 Dictionary with formatting improvements--
, n. lite. [L. lux,
and luceo, to shine. Eng. luck, both in elements and radical sense.]
That ethereal agent or matter which makes objects perceptible to the sense of seeing, but the particles of which are separately invisible. It is now generally believed that
is a fluid, or realmatter, existing independent of other substances, with properties peculiar to itself. Its velocity isastonishing, as it passes through a space of nearly twelve millions of miles in a minute.
, whendecomposed, is found to consist of rays differently colored; as red, orange, yellow, green, blue,indigo, and violet. The sun is the principal source of
in the solar system; but
is alsoemitted from bodies ignited, or in combustion, and is reflected from en
ened bodies, as themoon.
is also emitted from certain putrefying substances. It is usually united with heat, but itexists also independent of it.
That flood of luminous rays which flows from the sun and constitutes day. God called the
day, and the darkness he called night. (Genesis 1)7.Illumination of mind; instruction; knowledge. “I opened Ariosto in Italian, and the very first twolines gave me
to all I could desire.”
, understanding and wisdom - was found in him.(Daniel 5)8.Means of knowing. “By using such
as we have, we may arrive at probability, if not atcertainty.”9.Open view; a visible state; a state of being seen by the eye, or perceived, understood or known.“Further researches will doubtless bring to
many isles yet undiscovered; further experimentswill bring to
properties of matter yet unknown.”11.Explanation; illustration; means of understanding. “One part of Scripture throws