Christ: The Light Revealed

“As I went to Damascus. . .at midday, O king, I saw in the way a Light from Heaven, above the brightness of the sun, shining round about me and them who journeyed with me. When we were all fallen to the earth, I heard a voice speaking to me, saying ‘Saul, Saul, why are you persecuting Me’?. . .I said, ‘Who are you, Lord’? He said, ‘I am Jesus Whom you are persecuting'” (Acts 26:12-15; 9:1-8; 22:1-10).

The revelation of Christ in His resurrected and glorified Being is one of Brilliance of Light above the brightness of the sun. The testimony of the Apostles is witness to this truth as they were “eye witnesses of His Majesty” (cf. II Peter 1:16).

The Gospel of Matthew records the pre-resurrection glory of Christ that occurred on the Mount of Transfiguration. “Jesus took Peter, James and John, and brought them into a high mountain apart; and was transfigured before them. His face did shine as the sun, and His raiment was white as the light. There also appeared to them Moses and Elijah talking with Jesus. . .Then a voice came out of the cloud saying, ‘This is My Beloved Son in Whom I am well pleased; hear Him'” (Matthew 17:1-3,5b).

The Light Revealed was a foundation stone of faith as the Apostles Paul, Peter, John and Matthew attest. In three passages from Acts Paul gives testimony to the road to Damascus experience of seeing the Brilliant Light of Jesus. Matthew records the events on the Mount of Transfiguration, along with Luke; and Peter declares the Messianic prophecies given by the Prophets are confirmed with the transparent eye witness testimony of the Apostles (cf. II Peter 1:19).

The revelation of Christ, the Light, was further witnessed by the Apostle John while on the Isle of Patmos when “in the Spirit on the Lord’s day heard a great voice as a trumpet. . .then turning to see the voice, one like the Son of Man clothed with a garment down to the foot, and girded about the paps with a golden girdle; His head and His hair were white like wool, as white as snow; His eyes were as a flame of fire. . .and His countenance was as the sun shining in his strength” (cf. Revelation 1:10-14,16b).

The visions of John concluded with beholding the New Jerusalem describing his vision thusly: “I saw the Holy City, the New Jerusalem coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a Bride adorned for Her Husband. . .I saw no temple therein, for the Lord God Almighty and the Lamb are the temple of it. The City had no need of the sun, neither of the moon, to shine in it; for the glory of God did give it light, and the Lamb is the Light thereof” (Revelation 21:2,22-23).

“The Lamb is the Light.” Yes, Christ, the Light is revealed for all to see, even as it was from the beginning. “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. . .In Him was Life, and the Life is the Light of men” (John 1:1,4).

The very testimony of Jesus declared, “I am the Light of the world, he who follows Me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the Light of Life” (John 8:12).

Therefore, let us “walk in the Light as Christ is in the Light” (1 John 1:7a), for as we do, therein will be our fellowship. In the Light of the Lamb we will commune one with another through the Living Word of God, in the Lamb of God and in His Glory; and the blood of Christ will cleanse us continually from all sin.

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About AntiochCMI

Antioch Christian Ministries Inc is an Apostolic, Prophetic, Evangelistic and Teaching ministry providing support for the edification of the Body of Christ worldwide. We provide Pastoral prayer, counsel and comfort to those seeking the Lord and coming to Him in their need. We rely on the Holy Spirit for wisdom and guidance in all our words and deeds done in His mighty Name.
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