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Q44: 51. . "The Light of Life"

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(1) I am the Light

Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth Me shall notwalk in darkness, but shall have the light of life."When He spoke these words, Jesus was in the court of the temple specially connected with the servicesof the Feast of Tabernacles. In the center of this court rose two lofty standards, supporting lampstandsof great size. After the evening sacrifice, all the lamps were kindled, shedding their light overJerusalem. This ceremony was in commemoration of the pillar of light that guided Israel in the desert,and was also regarded as pointing to the coming of the Messiah.

As the radiant lamps of the templelighted up all about them, so Christ, the source of spiritual light, illumines the darkness of the world.Yet the symbol was imperfect. That great light which His own hand had set in the heavens was a truerrepresentation of the glory of His mission.

It was morning; the sun had just risen above the Mount of Olives, and its rays fell with dazzlingbrightness on the marble palaces, and

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lighted up the gold of the temple walls, when Jesus, pointing to it, said, "I am the light of the world."

How does the SOP know so well the scene from Scripture, she must have had a vision being actually there in person.

Pr 6:23 For the commandment is a lamp; and the law(torah) "teachings" is light; and reproofs of instruction are the way of life:

Notice the Father is a figure of the source or lamp, Jesus is a functional messenger or light ray for the Father's love

Pr 1:8 My son, hear the instruction of thy father, and forsake not the law of thy mother:

Here is the Father's instruction again more clearly contrasting with the "strong flow" in the family home, Jesus who functions as a "mother" because Jesus wants to make the Father's instructions more clear with Jesus teachings which magnify the broad applications of love.

Zec 7:12 Yea, they made their hearts as an adamant stone, lest they should hear the law (torah) "teachings" , and the words which the LORD of hosts hath sent in his spirit by the former prophets: therefore came a great wrath from the LORD of hosts.

While Jesus functions as a "mother", another member of the Godhead, who also functions as a "mother" is the Holy Spirit, by whom the torah teachings are sent to us.

For more:-

Holy Spirit feminine

(2) I am the DayStar

By one who listened to these words, they were long afterward re-echoed in that sublime passage, "InHim was life; and the life was the light of men. And the light shineth in the darkness; and the darknessapprehended it not." "That was the true light, which lighteth every man that cometh into the world."John 1:4, 5, R. V., 9. And long after Jesus had ascended to heaven, Peter also, writing under theillumination of the divine Spirit, recalled the symbol Christ had used: "We have also a more sure wordof prophecy; whereunto ye do well that ye take heed, as unto a light that shineth in a dark place, untilthe day dawn, and the daystar arise in your hearts." 2 Peter 1:19.

The Spirit of Prophecy says Jesus is a simile of sun.

God is light; and in the words, "I am the light of the world," Christ declared His oneness with God, andHis relation to the whole human family. It was He who at the beginning had caused "the light to shineout of darkness." 2 Cor. 4:6. He is the light of sun and moon and star. He was the spiritual light that insymbol and type and prophecy had shone upon Israel. But not to the Jewish nation alone was the lightgiven. As the sunbeams penetrate to the remotest corners of the earth, so does the light of the Sun ofRighteousness shine upon every soul.

Re 22:16 I Jesus have sent mine angel to testify unto you these things in the churches. I am the root and the offspring of David, and the bright and morning star.

Jesus is a simile of the Sun as shown here.

Mal 4:2 But unto you that fear my name shall the Sun of righteousness arise with healing in his wings; and ye shall go forth, and grow up as calves of the stall.(KJV)

Jesus is a simile of the Sun as shown here, with the Hebrew term "YHWH of hosts".

See Psalm 19, which talks of Jesus, the Sun watching over us.

(3) I am Salvation

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Among His hearers many were drawn to Him in faith, and to them He said, "if ye continue in My word,then are ye My disciples indeed; and ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free."These words offended the Pharisees. The nation's long subjection to a foreign yoke, they disregarded,and angrily exclaimed, "We be Abraham's seed, and were never in bondage to any man: how sayestThou, Ye shall be made free?" Jesus looked upon these men, the slaves of malice, whose thoughts werebent upon revenge, and sadly answered, "Verily, verily, I say unto you, Whosoever committeth sin isthe servant of sin." They were in the worst kind of bondage,--ruled by the spirit of evil.In the work of redemption there is no compulsion. No external force is employed. Under the influenceof the Spirit of God, man is left free to choose whom he will serve. In the change that takes place whenthe soul surrenders to Christ, there is the highest sense of freedom.

Notice according to the SOP, surrender is a power from Jesus when we choose to serve Him,such a power is a gift from the Holy Spirit of our heavenly Father, when we allow Jesus' power to subdue us and trample over our propensities so that we become freed land.Freed of weeds, freed of evil spirits and freed of Satanic rulers. When Jesus comes within us to grow in our humble soil, the relationship of living happens, a relationshipthat empowers our thoughts with a renewed way of walking, talking and doing.

Many Christians see "surrender" as some higher "step to Jesus", but surrender is the human way of describing the Hebrew word for "subdue" when seen in God's way, is the power of GOD to walk over your land, and free it of all bondage.Notice this action is done by "Elohiym" and "Elohiym" consists of many Strong Authorities helping us when we choose these gifts of powerful process.

Ex 23:20 � Behold, I send an Angel (malak) "Messenger" before thee, to keep thee in the way, and to bring thee into the place which I have prepared.

  • 21 Beware of him, and obey his voice, provoke him not; for he will not pardon your transgressions: for my name is in him.

    Notice the poor translation of "malak", which means "messenger" not angel. "Cherub" means "angel". Who is this "messenger" who forgives sin, and has the Father's Name in Him? Only one possible answer to this OT verse. When we look into the NT verses this same messenger who comes down from heaven to earth, saying the same things:-

  • My Father and I are one
  • Your sins are forgiven
  • I am the light of the world

    Jesus who is eternal and with His Father is this messenger here. Thus "elohiym" is a "family" term of Divine Beings.

    Joh 10:30 I and my Father are one

    Mr 2:5 When Jesus saw their faith, he said unto the sick of the palsy, Son, thy sins be forgiven thee.

    Joh 8:12 � Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world:

    Notice how Jesus, the Messenger, promises to save those He rescued from Egypt.

    Ex 23:25 And ye shall serve the LORD "YHWH" your God "Elohiym", and he shall bless thy bread, and thy water; and I will take sickness away from the midst of thee.

    Whom is speaking here? The Messenger or the Father ? Why Jews do not consider this question, I don't know.

    Context tells you the reference is to the "messenger" but the term "elohiym" suggests "both" are referenced.This suggests that the term "YHWH" is referencing "two divine heavenly beings" in the masculine singular term "he exists".In English we assume the grammar "they exist" but that would imply "Two gods" but this is Not what the Hebrew is saying.

    The Sacred NAME

    Hebrew people would not write or pronounce the sacred NAME for GOD. It is often spelt as Yahwah. The word means in the Ancient Hebrew script ... "Behold ! I AM secure. Behold ! I AM active." What is interesting in the Sacred NAME is the presence of two persons who exist .

    This confusion is easy to answer, but baffling. Are you ready to read ?

    When your parents love you with maleness love and femaleness love, how many personal loves are there ?You might say "two" but you would be wrong, there is only "one".If you say "two" you are implying the Father can show maleness love on his own, is actually an impossibility.

    If we say: "The Father loves"

    Such a sentence is a "noun""verb", but the verb requires an action upon another noun. Love is a verb, not a noun.Wait a minute you say: what about this idea ?

    If we say: "The Father loves with His love".

    Here the noun "Father" has the verb "loves" and the objective noun is "with his love" in this case we have two words of love, one being a verb, the other being a noun.But Hebrew does NOT consider these two words of love as two words with different meaning, unlike English.In Hebrew a verb is a incomplete action, and a noun, a completed action. Thus really all words in Hebrew are really "verbs of action" including the nouns. Both forms of words in Hebrew ("love verb" and "love noun") have the same meaning, only differences in action.

    What this is saying is "one cannot love on their own" ... "self love" is a form of selfishness, not a concept of love.

    So the idea a "Father's love with maleness love" on their own is not a complete concept of love.Love only is complete when maleness love and femaleness love react together as a unit.

    So when two parents in a family love their children, we have a single source of love, and in Hebrew this is referenced as "he"not "they".

    Therefore we do not have "two gods" here, but "one source of power" that is generated by a family of individual heavenly members.

    This is how "elohiym" functions in heaven.

    Some Jews might say an "angel" is referenced here. Since when does Scripture say "Angels forgive sins?" and "Angels are called by the Name Elohiym or YHWH" as does this "messenger"?

    Notice the verse again:

    Ex 23:25 And ye shall serve the LORD "YHWH" your God "Elohiym", and he shall bless thy bread, and thy water; and I will take sickness away from the midst of thee.

    Whom is speaking here? The Messenger or the Father ? It must be both. An angel would not be equal with YHWH, as "he" and "I", so it makes more sense this is the messenger Jesus here with His Father.

    Ex 23:29 I will not drive them out from before thee in one year; lest the land become desolate, and the beast of the field multiply against thee.

    When we allow Jesus to subdue our weeds , our enemies of Satan, and our propensities that make captive to sinning, He does so gradually, lest our "land" is disturbed too much, and so Jesus changes our character into His character gradually.

    Ex 23:30 By little and little I will drive them out from before thee, until thou be increased, and inherit the land.

    That is why in the NT Jesus says we are a renewed creature daily in Him, not a brand new creature from conversion.

    2Co 5:17 Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.

    The word "new" here is a poor translation, the Hebrew word would have been "chadesh" and like a "new moon" the full moon is not brand new every month with brand new surfaces of moon rock,but renewed each month. Just like our bodies when we eat food, are renewed and rebuilt every 3 months, molecule by molecule...always less than 3 months old... so why do I look old? Well it's not caused by time.Time that ages does not exist. We look old because our DNA gets mistakes and cannot rebuilt things as it did when we had more perfect copies of our own DNA. So much for evolution. The more mutations our DNA gets, the more worse our cells function until we die from malfunction.

    For more:-

  • Father cannot love alone
  • Salvation steps in brief
  • Creation verses Evolution
  • Evolution is a dead theory

    (4) I am Elohiym

    They thought themselves passing judgment on Christ; but in rejecting Him they were pronouncingsentence upon themselves. "He that is of God," said Jesus, "heareth God's words: ye therefore hearthem not, because ye are not of God."

    Joh 8:47 He that is of God heareth God's words: ye therefore hear them not, because ye are not of God.(KJV)

    The lesson is true for all time. Many a man who delights to quibble, to criticize, seeking for somethingto question in the word of God, thinks that he is thereby giving evidence of independence of thought,and mental acuteness. He supposes that he is sitting in judgment on the Bible, when in truth he isjudging himself. He makes it manifest that he is incapable of appreciating truths that originate inheaven, and that compass eternity. In presence of the great mountain of God's righteousness, his spiritis not awed. He busies himself with hunting for sticks and straws, and in this betrays a narrow andearthly nature, a heart that is fast losing its capacity to appreciate God.

    As a flower turns to the sun, that the bright rays may touch it with tints ofbeauty, so will the soul turn to the Sun of Righteousness, that heaven's light may beautify the characterwith the graces of the character of Christ

    So sad many of us nit pick over the holy writings seeking to condemn them.Knowledge is useless unless it causes a deeper relationship.

    Notice the Hebrew word "chen" meaning "beauty" is often pictured as "grace", as the SOP links both pictures so well together here.How inspired are the writings of the SOP, which translate the Hebrew into English for us. Shalom

    (5) I am the self-existent One

    "Thou art not yet fifty years old, and hast Thou seen Abraham?"

    With solemn dignity Jesus answered, "Verily, verily, I say unto you, Before Abraham was, I Am."

    Silence fell upon the vast assembly. The name of God, given to Moses to express the idea of the eternalpresence, had been claimed as

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    His own by this Galilean Rabbi. He had announced Himself to be the self-existent One, He who hadbeen promised to Israel, "whose goings forth have been from of old, from the days of eternity." Micah5:2, margin.

    Micah 5:2...whose goings forth (mowtsa'ah) have been from of old (qedem), from everlasting (yowm)(`owlam) (KJV)

    KJV is a good translation of this Hebrew:-

  • mowtsa'ah: A flowing excrement or one's history of origin.
  • qedem: ...before thy face as a verb, before as a noun, this word cannot refer to one coming in thought, but actually personally,the verb use of this word tells us the person is meeting you face to face, the noun form tells you this meeting face to face is complete.

    Here are examples of the verb form:

    Ps 89:14 Justice and judgment are the habitation of thy throne: mercy and truth shall go before thy face.

    Ps 95:2 Let us come before his presence...

    So the noun form refers to the face to face coming being completed:

    Ps 74:12 � For God is my King of old, working salvation (yeshua) (personal face of Jesus divine) in the midst of the earth.

    Writngs like this tell us that Jesus was working on the earth as a divine face, and later in the NT time Jesus would work on the earth with a human face.

    This the Jews could not understand.

    (6) I am to be worshipped

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    To the Saviour's question, "Dost thou believe on the Son of God?" the blind man replied by asking,"Who is He, Lord, that I might believe on Him?" And Jesus said, "Thou hast both seen Him, and it isHe that talketh with thee." The man cast himself at the Saviour's feet in worship. Not only had hisnatural sight been restored, but the eyes of his understanding had been opened. Christ had beenrevealed to his soul, and he received Him as the Sent of God.

    Joh 9:38 And he said, Lord, I believe. And he worshipped him.

  • 39 � And Jesus said, For judgment I am come into this world, that they which see not might see; and that they which see might be made blind.

    You believe yourselves able to see, and reject the means through which alone you couldreceive sight. To all who realized their need, Christ came with infinite help. But the Pharisees wouldconfess no need; they refused to come to Christ, and hence they were left in blindness,--a blindness forwhich they were themselves guilty. Jesus said, "Your sin remaineth."

    When the man said "Lord" who was He referring to ?

  • master
  • adonay
  • adown
  • YHWH

    Sadly all of these Hebrew words are tra nslated into Greek as a single word "kurios". Thus we lose the details of Hebrew in the NT.For the man to see Jesus who healed him coming from Father YHWH, the man saw Jesus as Jesus YHWH or Jesus Adonay.

    For more:

    Jesus is Adonay YHWH

    The next chapter of Desire of Ages..we look at "The Divine Shepherd"

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