Yeshua spoke to them again: “I am the light of the world; whoever follows me will never walk in darkness but will have the light which gives life.” John 8:12
Yeshua proclaims his deity during the Feast of Dedication, also referred to as Hanukkah. (see John 10:22-23) The Feast of Dedication is the eight-day feast that commemorates the rededication in the second century B.C. of the Second Temple in Jerusalem, where a small band of Jewish men were victorious over their Greek Syrian oppressors. Israel had overcome the assimilation of Hellenistic culture that created national darkness. Hanukkah reminds us of the restoration of holy worship. It points to the miracle of oil and the power of light.
Light established creation. At the beginning of creating, ADONAI spoke: "Let there be light." This light had form and function. It is from this spoken word that light is not seen per se but that light makes seeing possible. Light is all-pervasive and all-encompassing. Both light and its Creator refine us as well as elevate us. I am not speaking of physical light but the experience of life that awakens us to a spiritual existence that builds a bridge into our physical existence.
Bless the Lord, O my soul! O Lord my God, You are very great; You are clothed with splendor and majesty, Covering Yourself with light as with a cloak, Stretching out heaven like a tent curtain. Psalm 104:1-2
Bless the Lord O, my soul… You have donned majesty, sets in place the revealing of God’s will throughout creation. The very nature of light serves as the way God makes known all spiritual and physical realities. Light is the garment of reflective holiness and truth. Looking at the science of light, light is powerful in nature. Light is central to physical laws. The speed of light’s role in (E=MC2) is significant because the velocity of light is constant. The speed of light is fixed and unchanging. While the speed of light is constant and is unaffected by the velocity of other matter in relation to it. It is impossible for matter to move faster than the speed of light. As the speed of light is approached time slows down and in theory, completely stops. The term at this point is “eternal present.” Time stands still, WOW! This is amazing.
Therefore, do not be partakers with them; for you were formerly darkness, but now you are Light in the Lord; walk as children of Light” Ephesians 5:7-9
If we say that we have fellowship with Him and yet walk in the darkness, we lie and do not practice the truth; but if we walk in the Light as He Himself is in the Light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Yeshua His Son cleanses us from all sin. 1 John 1:6-7
God is above and beyond all levels of time; our science does not define Him. However, there is a spiritual insight into God’s desire for mankind that parallels the science of light. Yeshua is the light of the world. He tells us as his disciples to be light in and to the world. In the power of salvation, we are not to be moved by any “matter” as we move closer to the light of God in and through Yeshua. The immutable permanence of light exists only in the revealing of Yeshua. As believers, we are sons of light. In sonship, God’s light, power, and life is a way of living and having our being. Yeshua is the life source behind all that we are. The closer we move towards the light of who he is, time “past, present and future,” cease to matter. The eternal present moves us at the speed of God revealing Himself in the earth through us. The story of Hanukkah and the miracle of the oil express the life and purpose of salvation in Yeshua. It is by the Anointed One and His anointing that we carry the miracle of light in the world.
Selah…more to come