The Light of the World/cosmos was Jesus as long as He was in the world! But, now He is no longer in the world and it is better that way because now He has sent the Light of Life to us that we would do even greater works because Jesus has gone to the Father!
It’s because Jesus went to the Father and we are in Christ (in the spirit joined to the Lord) we are equally yoked with Christ, as a brother and sister to the Lord of Lord’s and King of Kings that we are now the light of the world! We are the City of Light appointed on a hill to shine for all of the world to see the glory of God!
Wake up children of Light, Our Light has come! If we are asleep to the reality of who we are in Christ; already created in His likeness in all righteousness, holiness and truth (in the spirit) we cannot expect the fruit of the Light to manifest in us. Jesus has made the Tree good; it’s fruit are good. But, if we allow out thoughts to fellowship with lies (no lie is of the Truth) than we will manifest darkness.
“11Do not participate in the unfruitful deeds of darkness, but instead even expose them…”
All lies must be exposed by the Truth in ourselves first! Come to the Light that your deeds may be manifest in light! Jesus is the Truth that sets us free as we obey Him and abide in His Word. The Lord has set the born-again spirit free because where the Spirit of the Lord is there is freedom! The Spirit of the Lord is joined to our spirit; so that’s where we are completely free forever, hallelujah!
Now walk not in the flesh (soulish ways or carnal bodily lusts) but in the spirit which is life! The Kingdom of God is within…within our spirit because it’s righteousness, peace and joy in the Holy Spirit! We renew our minds in Jesus; the Truth. He said~
17“Sanctify them in the truth; Your word is truth.
It is the Spirit who testifies, because the Spirit is the truth. (1 John 5:6b)
John then wrote about 3 Witnesses for God. Father, Son and Holy Spirit are all in complete unity and agreement! I had tended to focus on the Witness of the Scriptures (which is informative knowledge about God) but, it is relational knowledge with God that the Spirit of God (who is also Truth) testifies concerning Jesus in the Scriptures! Knowledge is one of the Holy Spirit’s 7 anointing’s but so is relational knowledge! (See Col.1:10 and Isaiah 11:2)
The Blood testifies forgiven, justified, mercy granted! The Word testifies sanctified, renewed in Truth and the Spirit testifies Son/Daughter of God, abundant grace granted, righteousness of faith received; forever to reign with Jesus same power and authority in life!
How can a light that unwillingly participates in deception (ignorance of the glory within) shine bright in the darkness? It’s the deceitfulness of sin that has held us back in the past; not the intentional sins we have chosen over life in Christ.
Deceitfulness of sin that has called us unrighteous, unworthy and has denied the sonship of the Children of God in an attempt to make us feel like orphans! It’s not humility for a true child of God to call themselves unworthy or unrighteous; it’s deception! No lie is of the Truth! The Love of the truth protects us from deception and God is Truth; in Him their is no lie. He is light with no darkness, Love with no evil or fear.
Wake up sleeper, rise up for Christ has given you light!
Isaiah foresaw Christians (Already come to Mt.Zion) but not knowing who they are…Alive but still asleep!
Clothe yourself in your strength, O Zion;
Clothe yourself in your beautiful garments,
O Jerusalem, the holy city;
For the uncircumcised and the unclean
Will no longer come into you.
2Shake yourself from the dust, rise up,
O captive Jerusalem;
Loose yourself from the chains around your neck,
O captive daughter of Zion.
I only recently woke up. I had a dream about a wedding and I was supposed to walk down the aisle but didn’t have my clothes on! I had been seeking the Kingdom of God and His righteousness with all my being for over 2 years and was still “naked”. Yes, I had been born-again and filled with the Holy Spirit but, I had not understood “the righteousness of faith”.
Although, having already been created a new creature (in the spirit) and created in God’s likeness in righteousness, holiness and truth; I did not KNOW who I was in Christ. Although having been given the “Robe of Righteousness”, I had not put it on.
and put on the new self, which in the likeness of God has been created in righteousness and holiness of the truth. ~ Eph.4:24 which we do by renewing our minds (previous verse)
“how much more will those receiving the abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness reign in life through the one, Jesus Christ.” ~ Rom.5:17