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Once I read….  “to understand the book of Revelation you need to study Genesis”. Not much of an explanation was given but I have been thinking about this for a long time. Studying  New Age Enlightenment piqued my interest in looking at verses about “light”.  New Age techniques that involve meditation can take a person into an altered consciousness that may result in seeing an explosion of light.  They often describe a feeling of euphoria or a oneness with the universe along with this experience and believe it to be godly.  Let’s take a look…..

Q. SO WHAT IS THE LIGHT?

A. It is the Word of God.

Psa 119:105 . Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.

A. It is Jesus Christ.

Jhn 8:12 Then spake Jesus again into them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.

Jhn 12:46 I am come as a light into the world, that whosoever believeth on me should not abide in darkness.

Q. WHAT DOES THE LIGHT DO?  

A. It exposes evil. 

Jhn 3:19  And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil

 Jhn 3:20 For every one that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the ligh, lest his deeds should be reproved.

 Jhn 3:21  But he that doeth truth cometh to the light, that his deeds may be made manifest, that they are wrought in God.  

Q. WHAT IS THE PURPOSE OF THE LIGHT?

2Cr 4:4 In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them. 2Cr 4:6 For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, hath sinned in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.

A. The light gives knowledge of Jesus Christ.

Q. WHOSE LIGHT ARE YOU SEEING?

Luke 11:33-34 The light of the body is the eye: therefore when thine eye is single, thy whole body also is full of light; but when [thine eye] is evil, thy body also [is] full of darkness. Take heed therefore that the light which is in thee be not darkness.


 A. 2Cr 11:14      And no marvel for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light…….

 We were discussing Luke 11:33-36 at Bible Study and talked about ways Christians could be light unto the world and how light is used and what does it do? Light shows the way and it exposes what is in the darkness. It exposes sin. Think of a speck of dust in a sunbeam. Suddenly dust and dirt show up in greater detail than we like to admit. What once was a speck is a now a whole lot of dirt when it is under the scrutiny of the Lords eyes. Light is a beacon opening up a pathway to the truth. This light on the pathway also warns of any bumps on the road.We are to expose our light to others, helping them find the way to the Lord Jesus Christ. We are to share the gospel with others and our love of Christ.  

 This prompts me to ask:

Does the light of new age meditation expose sin?

Does the light of new age meditation cause repentance and hunger for the word of God?

Conclusion: If the answers are no, then the New Age enlightenment is not “the light of the world”,  it is the light of  Satan’s counterfeit spirituality.

Now back to Genesis…. 

Genesis 1:3-4 And God said, Let there be light: and there was light. And God saw the light, that it was good: and God divided the light from the darkness.

Genesis 1:14-19And God said, Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to divide the day from the night; and let them by for signs, and for seasons, and for days and years: And let them be for lights in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth: and it was so. And God made two great lights; the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night: he made the stars also. And God set them in the firmament of heaven to give light upon the earth, And to rule over the day and over the night, and to divide the light from the darkness: and God saw that it was good. And the evening and the morning were the fourth day.

This is what amazes me.  God said “let there be light” on the first day. But He did not create the sun and the moon till the fourth day. God’s own light, reached the formless earth and empty darkness. 

Revelation 21:23-24 says: The city does not need the sun or moon to shine on it, for the glory of God gives it light, and the Lamb is its lamp. The nations will walk by its light…

The Lord says He is coming soon! He is the Alpha and the Omega. The Beginning and the End. We can see by studying God’s word, that His light shone on the earth in the beginning and and we who live for Him will walk in the glory of His light at the end of time.  The light is Jesus Christ who is bodily coming again to set up his kingdom here on earth and He will rule.

 Is your present life dark and empty? Have you been seeking light from the wrong sources? Read God’s word and pray that its meaning will be illuminated in your heart and mind.  Jesus is the only true light in this world. Will you seek him today?

kim

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