YAHSHUA, The Light of Mankind

Many years before Yahshua came, Isaiah prophesized of Him saying, The people who walked in darkness have seen a great Light; those who dwelt in the land of intense darkness and the shadow of death, upon them has the Light shined (Isaiah 9:2). When Yahshua came, Israel was the subject of Rome, a country whose god among many was the Emperor. Those people had seen the Light, yes, the Light that came from the Author of life, and life giver. The Light of YAHSHUA, when penetrates our soul, is like the light of dawn that shines brighter and brighter as the sun completes its rotation around the earth completing the day. No longer will we walk in darkness, but  we will walk in the Light of His understanding; no longer blind, but seeing; no longer dead but alive in Him. YASHUA is the radiance of Whom God is. He radiates all that God represents: Love, peace, longsuffering, mercy, faithfulness, loving kindness, forgiveness, holiness, patience, and more. He radiated love and forgiveness through His death on the cross; when He radiated love, He radiated God, for God is Love, as John said in one of his letters. Love in us, compels us to actions that counts to eternity. Actions without Love are useless and empty of reward, as Paul describes in details in the first letter to the Corinthians chapter thirteenth. YAHSHUA is the essence of life where Love dwells. We are the recipient of this Love and guided by Him, we radiate Him by loving one another in any way that is fit to accomplish the calling He gave us, love one another.

YAHSHUA is also the Word – the Word of God, the lamp to our feet to guide every step taken and He is the Light that illuminates our way (Psalm 119:105); His Word is the source of the Light that illuminates the understanding of the simple (Psalm 199:130).  When Yahshua partook Light to us, He became alive in us. He said, I am the light of the world, He who follows Me will not be walking in the dark, but will have the Light which is life. Paul confirmed these words to the Thessalonians, For you are sons of light and sons of the day; we do not belong either to the night or to darkness (1 Thessalonians 5:5a). Indeed, His light shines in our spirit, which in turn shines on the soul, reaching the emotion, will and the intellect or the mind. When our inmost being is lightened by this Light, our cry should be the same as the Prophet Isaiah, who when seeing the Lord in His holiness, saw his spiritual condition and cried, Woe is me! For I am undone and ruined, because I am a man of unclean lips, and I dwell in the midst of a people of unclean lips, for my eyes have seen the King, the Lord of hosts! (Isaiah 6:5) Cleansing came to Isaiah, and cleansing will come to all who repent of their sins.

Out of His fullness we have Light in ever growing splendor, ever so bright, as we allow His Holy Spirit to continue shinning the Light into the darkness of our soul, where strongholds and sins of iniquity find a place to stay. Darkness cannot overpower the Light, unless we reject the Light and choose to continue in darkness. The Jewish nation rejected the Light- their Messiah and remained in the darkness, veiled by their unbelief. John, the Baptist, said of YAHSHUA, Out of His fullness we have received one grace after another. What is the meaning of grace? It is the unmerited love and favor of God toward man; divine influence acting in man to make him pure and morally strong (Webster dictionary). Out of His fullness we have received spiritual blessing upon spiritual blessing, as we read in the letter of Paul to the Ephesians chapter one which reads, May blessings be to the God and Father of our Lord YAHSHUA Messiah Who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing in the heaven realm: (1) He chose us before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and blameless in His sight (2) He destined us to be adopted as His own children (3) In Him we have redemption and the forgiveness of sins (4) He has made known to us the mystery of His will (5) In Him we obtained an inheritance (6) in Him we  were stamped with the seal of the Holy Spirit, guaranteeing of our inheritance, our full redemption (7) He raised us together with Christ and made us sit down together in the heavenly sphere (Ephesians 1; 2:6). Out of His fullness we also received favor upon favor and gift upon gift. Favor, according to Webster’s dictionary means friendly, kind regard; approval and liking. YAHSHUA gave us life and light; No longer are we condemned neither do we walk in darkness, for we have now the Light which is Life in Him.

Think About it!

Author: Jacinta da Cruz Rodgers

I have been committed to teaching the truth of the Word of God beginning with Trans World Radio on Bonaire, N.A and Swaziland, Africa (1969-1980), then through churches in the United States in both English and Portuguese and then through ministry in Israel (2005-2006). This ministry continues through local Bible studies and outreach to the world via the internet. I have written a book about my life from that of an orphan in Brazil to missionary in 5 countries. You can find out more on the "Book" page of our blog site.

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