Monday, March 21, 2011
Jesus - The Light of the World from Genesis to Revelation
The very beginning of Genesis says, "In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters. And God said, 'Let there be light', and there was light." (Genesis 1:1-3)
So, God created the world through the Spoken Word. John 1:1 - 5 says, "In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning. Through Him all things were made; without Him nothing was made that has been made. In Him was life, and that life was the light of men. The light shines in the darkness, but the darkness has not understood it." Thus, God existed, and with Him was the Messiah - Jesus - the Word - the Light of the World. God spoke the Word and created everything that was created. And the Holy Spirit hovered over the surface of the deep throughout this creation. And, what was the first thing created? Light.
" When Jesus spake again to the people, he said, 'I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.' " (John 8:12)
And, finally, "I did not see a temple in the city, because the Lord God Almighty and the Lamb are its temple. The city does not need the sun or the moon to shine on it, for the glory of God gives it light, and the Lamb is its lamp." (Revelation 21:22,23)