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Priesthood, book by H. H. Pope Shenouda III

92- Christ is The Light

 

[15] His Designation as The Light Is Shared By All.

(John 8:12) Then Jesus spoke to them again, saying, "I am the light of the world. He who follows Me shall not walk in darkness, but have the light of life."

(John 9:5) "As long as I am in the world, I am the light of the world."

(John 12:35) Then Jesus said to them, "A little while longer the light is with you. Walk while you have the light, lest darkness overtake you; he who walks in darkness does not know where he is going.

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But He described us as the Light of The World.

(Mat 5:14-16) "You are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hidden. {15} "Nor do they light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a lampstand, and it gives light to all who are in the house. {16} "Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven.

It is inconceivable to imagine that the Lord has abdicated his Glory to grant it to His people.

[16] He Is The True Light, And We Are Witnesses To His Light

He is the Light of every one.

(John 1:9) That was the true Light which gives light to every man coming into the world.

His is My Light and My Salvation

(Psa 27:1) The LORD is my light and my salvation; Whom shall I fear? The LORD is the strength of my life; Of whom shall I be afraid?

He is The Unapproachable Light

(1 Tim 6:16) who alone has immortality, dwelling in unapproachable light, whom no man has seen or can see, to whom be honor and everlasting power. Amen.

He is The Marvelous Light

(1 Pet 2:9) But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, His own special people, that you may proclaim the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light;

Our light, compared to His, is like that between the moon and the sun, as we have discussed this issue before here on st-takla.org in other sections. The sun has the true source of light, while the moon is only a recipient and a mirror of this light.

 

The Lords Light

Our Reflected Light

He is the Source of Light His Light is darkness-free.

Our light is a reflection of His Many times we could be enveloped in darkness due to sin

 

(1 John 1:5) This is the message which we have heard from Him and declare to you, that God is light and in Him is no darkness at all.

While John the Baptist was great before God, he was not the light, but a witness to it.

(Luke 1:15) "For he will be great in the sight of the Lord, and shall drink neither wine nor strong drink. He will also be filled with the Holy Spirit, even from his mother's womb.

(John 1:7-8) This man came for a witness, to bear witness of the Light, that all through him might believe. {8} He was not that Light, but was sent to bear witness of that Light.


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