In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things came into being through Him, and apart from Him nothing came into being that has come into being. In Him was life, and the life was the Light of men. John 1:1-4.
Behold, God does all these oftentimes with men, to bring back his soul from the pit, that he may be enlightened with the light of life. Job 33:29-30.
Then Jesus again 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.” John 8:12.
Today your LORD (יהוה) God says:
What is life? Jesus came to bring you life in abundance. But what is life? This question has baffled scientists and philosophers. Somehow it is a force, a spark, that people just cannot pinpoint or reproduce by itself. Do you know why and what it is?
Life is an extension of Me into you. I am life. Life is a gift of Myself shared with you. I live. I am the living God. And you live because of Me. You are alive drawing on My life. And My Word Jesus is the Way, the Truth, and the LIFE. All life is in Me. In Me you live and move and have your being. And I fill all in all. Ephesians 1:23. My servant Paul prayed that the eyes of your heart would be enlightened so that you will know what is the hope of My calling, what are the riches of the glory of My inheritance in the saints, and what is the surpassing greatness of My power toward you who believe, in accordance with the working of the strength of My might which I brought about in Christ, when I raised Him from the dead and seated Him at My right hand in the heavenly places, far above all rule and authority and power and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this age but also in the one to come. And I put all things in subjection under His feet, and gave Him as head over all things to the church, which is His body, the fullness of Him who fills all in all. Ephesians 1:18-23. Resurrection power. Eternal life is in My Son, who is My Word sent to heal you and deliver you from your destructions.
Life is the candle (lamp) of your spirit lit by My Light. I am Light. In Jesus is eternal life. He is the Light of the world, no follower of His will ever walk in darkness but will have the Light of life. John 8:12. Life for the Light of men. John 1:4. You are enlightened with the Light of Life. The servant lamp on the center shaft of the golden lampstand (menorah) lit the other six oil lamps. Christ in you, your hope of glory, lights you with abundant life. And My breath, the Holy Spirit, fans that spark into flame. And it is My Word that is God-breathed, it is My Spirit that puts My deep thoughts into words you understand. The revealer of mysteries.
My Word is the resurrection and the life. You are born again not of seed that is perishable but imperishable through My living and enduring Word. For, all flesh is like grass, and all its glory like the flower of grass. The grass withers, and the flower falls off, but My Word endures forever. And this is the Word which was preached as good news to you. 1 Peter 1:23-25. There is a difference in life and the life that is life eternal.
My Word enlightens you. It enlightens you with life. It lights your heart. The revelation of My Word gives light. Remember the disciples on the way to Emmaus the day I raised My Son from the dead? Their hearts were sad, like dying embers, but the revelation of the Word about Jesus set their hearts aflame with new life. So much so that they exclaimed, “Were not our hearts burning within us while He was speaking to us on the road, while He was explaining (opening) the Scriptures to us?” Luke 24:32. My Spirit-breathed Words set their dying embers aflame!
My Words contain My breath. Life for the light of men. In My light you see light. I have the Words of everlasting life. And your spirit is My lamp that I light to search all your inward parts. David sang the I alone lit his lamp; I enlightened the darkness around him.
You are drawing life out of My Word like a branch on the vine. I am My Word and I am Light and I am Love. My Word is eternal and endures forever. Once you have tasted of the goodness and power of My Word you want more and more. You long for the purity of My Word, the life in My Word, that you may grow in respect to salvation. You will no longer have a taste for words contrary to Mine, putting aside all malice and all deceit and hypocrisy and envy and all slander, like newborn babies, long for the pure milk of the word, so that by it you may grow in respect to salvation, if you have tasted My lovingkindness, My goodness.
There are two kinds of fire. Profane and divine. When Aaron’s sons tried to put profane fire on My altar they died. Profane fire kills, it consumes to destroy. Divine fire refines and purifies, it makes new. Divine fire on the altar consumes sin as in the burnt offering. My fire does not consume to destroy but to kindle into a new and radiant existance. Remember the burning bush? It amazed Moses, for the bush burned but was not consumed.
Life is in you and close to you. People ask, “Where are you LORD?” or “Where is the LORD?” Thinking I left them alone in the chaos of their lives. I did not leave you orphans. My answer to the question of where I am is simple. I am HERE. I am with you. I never leave you or forsake you. I am here with you, right where you are. I am your life. When you call, I answer you. When you seek Me with all your heart, you will find I am right there with you. Remember Jacob at Luz? He fell asleep there and, in his sleep, had the vision of the heavenly ladder and I spoke to him. When he awakened, he exclaimed, “God is in this place and I did not know it!” He was not aware but I was always there. He then named it Beth-el. House of God and gate of Heaven.
I am here. With you. Do not go wildly running about looking for Me everywhere but HERE.
And what is “here?” Mt. Zion—the Kingdom within you accessed by the one Spirit who dwells in all believers and is the gatekeeper with Christ as the gate. No one can say, “Jesus is Lord,” except in the Holy Spirit because He opens the gate of Jesus to you. He testifies to Jesus. He regenerates you.
Now you worship Me in spirit and in truth within the inner man of your heart no matter where you may be. John 4:21-24. I am here within you. And the life you live is My life in you. You no longer can only worship in Jerusalem to come before Me with your offerings. Right where you are is the place I have put My Name, right where you are is My house and the gate of Heaven. Do you not know that you are My temple and the Spirit dwells in you? 1 Corinthians 3:16. Here. You are here. Mt. Zion and myriads of angels in festal gathering. Hebrews 12:22.
I love you. I made you out of Me, in My own image and likeness. I formed the plants from the dirt and the fish were brought forth from the sea but you came out of Me. When I first said “Light be” in that Light My Life was released, for I am Light, and from and in that Light all life came to be, every living thing, but when I made you it was not just the power I had released that made all else that exists but a direct emanation from the very core of My being and then I breathed My breath into you.