John 8:12 "I am the light of the world."

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

I Am The Light of The World (Scripture)

John Ch. 8 Verse 12 ( Jesus speaks to the Pharisees and crowd )

Dear one's, Jesus was claiming that He is the exclusive source
No other source of spiritual truth is available
to mankind.

Matthew Ch 5 Verses 13-14 (Jesus speaks to His Disciples)
"You are the salt of the earth. But what if
salt goes flat? How can you restore it's flavor?
Then it is good for nothing but to be thrown
out and trampled underfoot.
"You are the light of the world. A city
set on a hill cannot be hidden.
Men do not light a lamp and then
put it under a bushel basket. They
set it on a stand where it gives light
to all in the house.  In the
same way, your light must shine
before men so that they may see
goodness in your acts and give
praise to your heavenly Father.

Dear one's, We must be the bearer of light
to allow people to see the truth of God
We must show kindness, patience, and 
respect to others.
Pray for those who persecute
and hate you. May they see Christ light
within you.( One can't light a lamp without
oil ) May we help place that oil into people's
hearts, and allow their lamp to light !!
May Our Lord Bless You and your loved one's Always !


Matthew Ch 2 Verses 1-23
After Jesus birth in Bethlehem of Judea during
the reign of King Herod,
astrologers from the east arrived one day
in Jerusalem inquiring , "Where is the newborn 
King of the Jews? We observed his star
at its rising and have come to pay him homage."
At this news King Herod became greatly
disturbed, and with him all
Jerusalem.  Summoning all of the chief
priests and scribes of the people, he inquired
of them where the Messiah was to be born.
"in Bethlehem of Judea," they informed him.
"Here is what the prophet has written;
And you, Bethlehem , land of Judah,
are by on means least among the princes
of Judah,
since from you shall come a ruler
who is to shepherd my people Israel."
King Herod called the astrologers
aside and found out from them
the exact time of the star's appearance.
Then he sent them to Bethlehem,
after having instructed them;
"Go and get detailed information about
the child. When you have found him, report
it to me so that I may go and offer him
homage too."
After their audience with the king, they
set out. The star which they had observed
at its rising went ahead of them until it
came to a standstill over the place where
the child was. They were overjoyed
at seeing the star, and on entering the
house, found the child with Mary his mother.
They prostrated themselves and did him
homage. Then they opened their
coffers ( treasure box) and presented
him with  gifts of gold, frankincense,
and myrrh.
They received a message in a dream not
to return to Herod, so they went
back to their own country by
another route.
The flight into Egypt:
After the wise men left, the angel
of the Lord suddenly appeared in a dream
to Joseph with the command;
Get up, take the child and his mother
and flee to Egypt. Stay there until I tell you
otherwise. Herod is searching for the child
to destory him." Joseph got up
and took the child and his mother and
left that night for Egypt.  He stayed there until
the death of Herod, to fulfill what the Lord
had said through the prophet:
"Out of Egypt I have called my son."

The Innocents: Once Herod realized
that he had been deceived by the astrologers,
he became furious. He ordered the massacre
of all the boys two years old and under in
Bethlehem and its environs, making
his calculations on the basis of the date
he had learned from the astrologers.
What was said through Jeremiah the prophet
was then fulfilled:
"A cry was heard at Ramah,
sobbing and loud lamentation:
Rachel bewailing her children;
no comfort for her, since they are no
The Return to Nazareth: But after Herod's death,
the angel of the Lord appeared in a dream to Joseph
in Egypt with the command: Get up, take the child
and his mother, and set out for the land of Israel.
Those who had designs on the life of the child
are dead."  He got up, took the child
and his mother, and returned to the land of Israel.
He heard, however, that Archelaus had succeeded
his father Herod as King of Judea,
and he was afraid to go back there.
Instead, because of a warning received in a dream.
Joseph went to the region of Galilee.
There he settled in a town called Nazareth.
In this way what was said through the prophets
was fulfilled:
"He shall be called a Nazorean."


Luke Ch. 2 Verses 8-20 
There were shepherds in that region,
living in the fields and keeping
night watch by turns over their flocks
The angel of the Lord appeared to them
as the glory of the Lord shone around them,
and they were very much afraid. The Angel
said to them: "You have nothing to fear!
I come to proclaim good new to you--
tidings of great joy to be shared by the
whole people. This day in David's city a
savior has been born to you, the Messiah 
and Lord.  Let this be a sign to you;
in a manger you will find an infant wrapped
in swaddling clothes." Suddenly , there was with
the angel a multitude of the heavenly  host,
praising God and saying:
"Glory to God in high heaven,
peace on earth to those on whom
his favor rests."
When the angels had returned to heaven,
the shepherds said to one anther;
"Let us go over to Bethlehem and
see this event which the Lord has made
known to us." They went in haste and
found Mary and Joseph, and the baby
lying in the manger; once they saw, they
understood what had been told
them concerning the child.
All who heard of it were astonished
at the report given them by the
Mary treasured all these things and
reflected on them in her heart. 
The shepherds returned, glorifying and praising
God for all they had heard and seen,
in accord with what had been told them.


Light of the World (song) 4-2017