Friday, December 25, 2009
"Let Your Light So Shine...."
One of my long time favorite Scriptures is Matthew 5:16. "Let your light so shine before men that they may see your moral excellence and praiseworthy, noble, and good deeds and recognize and honor and praise and glorify your Father Who is in heaven". This verse has followed me throughout my life and comes to mind every now and then.
Hanukkah is called the Festival of Lights and is believed to be the time of Yeshua's conception with His birth occurring at the time of Feast of Sukkoth (Tabernacles). Understanding the meaning of His feasts and festivals helps us to see YHWH's timetable for the world in its correct order. This picture captures for me a few of the most beautiful elements of the person of Yeshua. HE is the Light of the world (Luke 2:32), the true Bread of life (John 6:33) and the Tree of Life (Proverbs 3:18) (with the understanding here that the subject "she" refers to wisdom which is also known as Torah which is also known as the Living Torah which is Yeshua Messiah).
Those who truly know Him as their Saviour and Messiah are blessed indeed. For the promises that HE has made to us can only become more precious as time goes forward. We believe that we are moving into times of darkness that will far exceed all that has been before. Only His Light will be enough to overcome the things that we must face in these end times. May the Light of His countenance be a blessing to you!