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Jesus is Light - God is LOVE

The Importance of Light

Jesus tells us in the Gospel of Thomas, an un-canonized holy book, the following:
"Jesus said, If your leaders say to you, Look, the (Father's) kingdom is in the sky, then the birds of the sky will precede you. If they say to you, It is in the sea, then the fish will precede you. Rather, the kingdom is within you."
see: http://users.misericordia.edu//davies/thomas/Trans.htm

Within Us
It is like being born out of our mothers from death to this very life and our current progression from that darkness to light. We all have God within us; part of us; we just need to amplify that 'light.' Thus our lives are sacred. Time is light.

The word "light" appears about 270 times in the Bible.
The first time the term light is used, is of course in Genesis, very early on:

Genesis 1:3
And God said, "Let there be light," and there was light.
http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Genesis+1:3&version=NIV

Genesis 1:4
God saw that the light was good, and He separated the light from the darkness.
http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Genesis+1:4&version=NIV

So, light is God, darkness is Satan or evil. But, light can reach you in the night, of course, we can see that and God informs us:

Genesis 1:16
God made two great lights—the greater light to govern the day and the lesser light to govern the night. He also made the stars.
http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Genesis+1:16&version=NIV

Acts 26:18
to open their eyes and turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan to God, so that they may receive forgiveness of sins and a place among those who are sanctified by faith in me.'
http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Acts+26:18&version=NIV

John 1:4
In him was life, and that life was the light of men.
http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=John+1:4&version=NIV

John 1:7
He came as a witness to testify concerning that light, so that through him all men might believe.
http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=John+1:7&version=NIV

KEY ONE HERE:

John 1: 8
He himself was not the light; he came only as a witness to the light.
&version=NIV>http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=John+1&version=NIV

John 1:9
The true light that gives light to every man was coming into the world.
http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=John+1:9&version=NIV

John 3:20
Everyone who does evil hates the light, and will not come into the light for fear that his deeds will be exposed.
http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=John+3:20&version=NIV

John 3:21
But whoever lives by the truth comes into the light, so that it may be seen plainly that what he has done has been done through God."
http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=John+3:21&version=NIV

John 8:12

[ The Validity of Jesus' Testimony ] When Jesus spoke 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."
http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=John+8:12&version=NIV

1 John 1:5
[ Walking in the light ] This is the message we have heard from him and declare to you: God is light; in him there is no darkness at all.
http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=1%20John+1:5&version=NIV

1 John 1:7
But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus, his Son, purifies us from all sin.
http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=1%20John+1:7&version=NIV


Revelation 21:23
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.
http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Revelation+21:23&version=NIV

Revelation 22:5
There will be no more night. They will not need the light of a lamp or the light of the sun, for the Lord God will give them light. And they will reign for ever and ever.
http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Revelation+22:4-6&version=NIV

Jesus is light; God is LOVE.


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