Message for June 24,2018 from Jerry

“The lamp of the body is the eye.  If therefore your eye is good, your whole body will be full of light.  But if your eye is bad, your whole body will be full of darkness. If therefore the light that is in you is darkness, how great is that darkness.” Matt. 6:22-23(NKJV)

            In this passage of Scripture Jesus teaches His disciples a lesson about what we do if the illumination we receive is not “good light” but something else.  It is the same as receiving real truth or something being passed off as truth. Any “truth” that can be traced to Satan is a lie, for he cannot speak the truth.

“I have come as a light into the world, that whoever believes in Me should not abide in darkness.” John 12:46 (NKJV)

            These are the words of Jesus to His followers.  The meaning of the Greek word used for darkness has this meaning. It means darkness, gloom, evil, sin, obscurity, night, ignorance, moral depravity.  The New Testament especially uses the word in a metaphorical sense of ignorance of divine truth, man’s sinful nature, the total absence of light, and a lack of spiritual perception.  Light equals happiness. Scotia (Greek word) equals unhappiness. Scotia as spiritual darkness basically describes everything earthly or demonic that is at enmity with God. (Spirit filled Bible-word wealth p. 1599)

            Jesus told His disciples that they were the light of the world.  The only way we can be true disciples is to shine like Jesus shined.  The only way we can shine like that is to keep our eyes only on Him. (Hebrews 12:2)  It is not our mission to create light but only to shine from the light He puts in us as we absorb His WORD.

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