In the study “Appreciating The Light,” we’ve learned that Elohim created both darkness and light (reference Isaiah 45:7). As you may already know, the study discussed both the literal and spiritual meaning of this light as well as how we can exercise Messiah’s instruction: “Make sure that the light you think you have is not actually darkness” (Luke 11:35). After laying out the foundation as to how we can appreciate the light, this study will now what Messiah Yeshua had to say about the origins of that light along with its meaning.
Yeshua once said, “35 Make sure that the light you think you have is not actually darkness. 36 If you are filled with light, with no dark corners, then your whole life will be radiant, as though a floodlight were filling you with light” (Luke 11:35-6). As disciples of Messiah Yeshua’s teachings, it is each and every one of our responsibility to make sure that we’re in possession of the light.
But, what exactly is light? How can we distinguish the difference between the light and the darkness? How can we make sure? What can we possibly do to let our lives be entirely radiant? This study discusses the surety that we assert in Messiah Yeshua, the manner by which we can exert it and allow ourselves to be radiantly distinguishable.
Previously, we expressed what we believe: the Kingdom of Elohim is here in the now and not some future event as some suspect. In order to understand this concept, consider King David’s words of worship. He too believed that the Kingdom of Elohim was in the here and the now in his days.
“Hashem, Elohim of our ancestor Israel, may you be praised forever and ever! 11Yours, Adonai, is the greatness, the power, the glory, the victory, and the majesty. Everything in the heavens and on earth is yours, Hashem, and THIS IS YOUR KINGDOM. We adore you as the one who is over all things. 12Wealth and honor come from you alone, for you rule over everything. Power and might are in your hand, and at your discretion people are made great and given strength” (1 Chronicles 29:11-3).
From King David’s statement, we can observe several things. Firstly, Israel’s King was recognizing that Hashem alone was in rulership of the entire universe; thus, he sanctified his Most Holy Name. Then, King David recognized that the Israeli people who were being Torah Observant consisted of the identity we now come to recognize as the Heavenly Father’s possession, the Kingdom of Elohim. In other words, we see that the Kingdom of Elohim comprised of two essential components, the Children of Israel and Torah without which the Kingdom of Elohim is nonexistent.
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