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The Light of the World
by Murrell Selden 01/10/16 (revision fro 1998)
“Behold, I come quickly. My reward is with me, to repay to each man according to his work. I am the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last, the Beginning and the End. Blessed are those who do his commandments, that they may have the right to the tree of life, and may enter in by the gates into the city. Outside are the dogs, the sorcerers, the sexually immoral, the murderers, the idolaters, and everyone who loves and practices falsehood. I, Jesus, have sent my angel to testify these things to you for the assemblies. I am the root and the offspring of David, the Bright and Morning Star.”
Note: Jesus notes that he is the “Bright and Morning Star” which I think
is a reference to the planet Venus as a symbol. This is in relation to signs
noted at Genesis 1:14-19 as follows:
God said, “Let there be lights in the expanse of the sky to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs to mark seasons, days, and years; and let them be for lights in the expanse of the sky to give light on the earth;” and it was so. God made the two great lights: the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night. He also made the stars. God set them in the expanse of the sky to give light to the earth, and to rule over the day and over the night, and to divide the light from the darkness. God saw that it was good. There was evening and there was morning, a fourth day.
Notice that the stars, planets, moon are noted to mark seasons, days,
and years. This is the scriptural basis for the “Star of Bethlehem” and use of the lunar phase calendar of the Hebrews (click here for sacred calendar example for example of Moses).
Psalm 89:37 shows the lunar phase calendar is a witness forever.
37 It will be established forever like the moon,
the faithful witness in the sky.”
Leaving Nazareth, he came and lived in Capernaum, which is by the sea, in the region of Zebulun and Naphtali, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken through Isaiah the prophet, saying,
“The land of Zebulun and the land of Naphtali,
toward the sea, beyond the Jordan,
Galilee of the Gentiles,
the people who sat in darkness saw a great light,
to those who sat in the region and shadow of death,
to them light has dawned.”
Note: Jesus (Yeshua) is fulfilling prophecy as the “light of the world” by opening up the kingdom of God (Jah) to Gentiles, as the kingdom was previously limited to the Jews.
Again, therefore, Jesus spoke to them, saying, “I am the light of the world. He who follows me will not walk in the darkness, but will have the light of life.”
Notice that Jesus says that his followers will not walk in darkness, because he is the “light of the world.”