“He is despised and rejected of men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief: and we hid as it were our faces from him; he was despised, and we esteemed him not. Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted. But he was wounded for our transgressions; he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed. All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned everyone to his own way; and the Lord hath laid on him the iniquity of us all. He was oppressed, and he was afflicted, yet he opened not his mouth: he is brought as a lamb to the slaughter, and as a sheep before her shearers is dumb, so he openeth not his mouth.” – Isaiah 53:3-7
LIGHT FOR NOW: The person of Jesus is the light of men.
As we proceeded in this subject of study, we began investigating into how the bible opens up. This is because an understanding of how the bible opens up will be a revelation of what Jesus did for us. So, in other words, to know what Jesus did for us all, it is important to know how the bible opens up because having an understanding of this carries with it the fact of what Jesus did for us. Recall that the understanding of the “light” in Genesis 1:3 as documented by Moses will be the conduit through which the previous verses will open up; hence, why we have to carefully look through the New Testament in order to settle in our minds what Moses was referring to when he said, “And God said let there be light”. Now, in 2Corinthians 4:6 where Paul unveils Genesis 1, Paul lets us know that the light God commanded to shine out of darkness has shined in our hearts and his words further lets us know that the light is a person, Jesus Christ. So if the light is shining in the hearts of men, then this will be a spiritual truth and an understanding of these facts will bring the statement of Moses in verse 2 which says “and darkness was upon the face of the deep” to the spotlight. If the light shining in the heart of men is Christ in the heart of men which automatically equals salvation, then the statement “And the earth was without form and void, and darkness was upon the face of the deep…” will be a spiritual truth which will open up in subsequent studies. But before then, let’s get more overwhelming evidences from the scriptures laying credence to the fact that Jesus is the light.
In John 8:12, Jesus spoke of Himself and this is what He said, it reads “Then spake Jesus again unto them saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not work in darkness, but shall have the light of life”. So here, Jesus calls Himself light and He further says He that follows Him will have the light of life. Notice in Paul’s words in 2Corinthians 4:6, the light will shine in the hearts of men, and from Jesus’ words here, those (men) who will follow Him will have the light of life. So in these two accounts, men are being implied which means that in Genesis 1:1-3, you will have men in two categories and this opens up in subsequent studies.
INSTRUCTION: Ignorance is not an excuse, go for knowledge.
PRAYER: Father I declare that my eyes are opened to the revelation of your word, in Jesus Name. Amen.
QUOTE: Christ in the heart of men is light in the heart of men and that is salvation.
DAILY BIBLE READING: MORNING: JOHN CHAPTER 8 EVENING: JOHN CHAPTER 9