Imagine for a moment, seeing a man who shines above the brightness of the sun. As he walks around, everything and every person he touches lights up, as his light spreads to whatever he has touched. Wouldn’t that be a glorious sight to behold?
This concept is not too hard to visualize. For, there are examples of it in our every day lives. For example, what happens if you take a lighted candle and touch the wick of another non-lighted candle with it?
Exactly! The flame from the initial candle, extends to the second candle, so that it lights up with the light that came from the initial candle. Similarly, what happens when an object that is alight with fire, touches another object? You guessed it: The fire extends from the initial source to the second object and that too becomes alight.
Now, the Bible is often referred to as ‘the Word’, meaning the Word of God. It is the Word of God because within it is contained God’s message or communication to us as human beings. Within it, God tells us where we came from, why we are here, what he expects of us, what happened in the past and what will happen in the future.
Jesus, who is God the Son and part of the Godhead which consists of three functions is also referred to in the Bible as ‘the Word’. This means therefore, that the Bible, which is not just a book but the inspired message of God to man about historical, present and future affairs is Jesus in written form. This book, unlike any other book is therefore alive and powerful because Jesus, who existed from the very beginning and before the world was even created is alive and powerful. This is why Hebrews 4:12 states:
- “The Word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any two edged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.”
We learn from the Bible, that Jesus is the one that created the whole world and all that is contained in it, including us human beings. He is also the one that sustains it or keeps it going. This is quite clear in the following scriptures which speak of Him:
- “Who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature: For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him: And he is before all things, and by him all things consist.” (1 Colossians 1:16-17)
- “All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made.” (John 1:3)
- “For in him we live, and move, and have our being; as certain also of your own poets have said, For we are also his offspring.” (Acts 17:28)
Jesus is called THE LIGHT in the Bible. Being the Creator and the one that sustains everything that exists, he is is the ultimate light, brighter than the sun, brighter than a flame of fire and brighter than even the light that is generated from electricity.
In fact, John 1:1-9 states of Jesus, who is the Word and also God the Son:
- “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God. All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made. In him was life; And the life was THE LIGHT of men. And THE LIGHT shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not.
- There was a man sent from God, whose name was John. The same came for a witness, to bear witness of THE LIGHT, that all men through him might believe. He was not that LIGHT, but was sent to bear witness of THAT LIGHT. That was THE TRUE LIGHT, which LIGHTETH every man that cometh into the world.“
JESUS: THE LIGHT OF CREATION
1 John 1-9 tells me that Jesus, as the ultimate light, lights every human being coming into the world. This is why we live, physically move and have our being. There is therefore a LIGHT OF EXISTENCE or a LIGHT OF CREATION which Jesus gives, hence the reason a baby comes forth, conscious, able to move, see, hear and cry. Two people may have come together in the flesh which resulted in conception but it is the Lord Jesus who gave light to the fused sperm and egg, allowed the growth and development of the foetus in the womb and allowed a bouncing, kicking, living baby to be brought forth. This is the light of creation.
Verses 4 and 9 confirm this. For, of Jesus, THE LIGHT, they read: “In him was life; and the life was THE LIGHT of men…That was the true Light, which LIGHTETH every man that cometh into the world.”
A WORLD IN DARKNESS
Unfortunately, when a child comes forth into the world and by the light of Jesus, he enters a world that has been plunged into darkness due to the sin of Adam, the first man that God created from the dust of the earth.
Although God made the world very good (Genesis 1:31), since Adam and his wife Eve’s transgression in the garden of Eden, darkness enveloped the world and the souls of mankind, all of whom carry the DNA of Adam and Eve, their ancestors. For, God who is a spirit is pure and hates sin and so, when sin entered the world through Adam’s disobedience, human beings became estranged or distant from God who is light.
As a result, the whole human race from that point to date, has been plunged into darkness. This darkness made human beings so spiritually blind, that they have been running hell-bent and hell-destined down a path of destruction and further away from God ever since, without even realizing that they were operating in dysfunction, which would ultimately lead to their soul’s destruction.
A child is therefore born into the world and exists by THE LIGHT of Jesus who created him but because of the sin in his DNA and in the world, he is born in darkness and is a part of the world’s darkness. This is evident in the fact that nobody has to teach him how to sin. Soon after birth, he begins to manifest the sin that is in his DNA, which has been passed down to all men throughout the generations.
The darkness that is in the world due to sin is a darkness that blinds human beings spiritually, causing them to stumble and to lose their way. While they may see physically therefore, they are unable in their own strength to understand the truth of their existence and purpose and therefore, operate in a state of dysfunction, without even realizing it.
Ephesians 4:18-19 states of them that they have:
- “…the understanding darkened, being alienated from the life of God through the ignorance that is in them, because of the blindness of their heart: Who being past feeling have given themselves over unto lasciviousness, to work all uncleanness with greediness.”
Psalm 82:5 says of some such people: “They know not, neither will they understand; they walk on in darkness: all the foundations of the earth are out of course.”
JESUS: THE LIGHT OF REDEMPTION
Jesus, THE LIGHT, the one who created the world and gave the light of existence to human beings, by heaven’s plan, came down to earth in the form of a human being and through a virgin woman. He lived on earth like a normal man and referred to himself as the Son of man but he was absolutely without sin because he was God and therefore what was conceived of the woman was of the Holy Ghost (Matthew 1:18, 20).
Given that Jesus was God and THE LIGHT, sin could not be in him because wherever he is darkness flees. 1 John 1:5 puts it perfectly when it says: “…God is LIGHT and in him is no darkness at all.”
Jesus, THE LIGHT, came to earth to give spiritual light to human beings, so that they could come out of the spiritual darkness they were in because of sin and see things clearly. This is the LIGHT OF REDEMPTION or the LIGHT OF SALVATION.
Unlike the light of creation or the light of existence which brought us physically into this world, this further light of redemption which Jesus gives, floods the soul of man, bringing him spiritually alive through Jesus Christ or regenerated. It is not like the physical birth when Jesus gave the light of existence but a spiritual rebirth, whereby the sin problem in mankind is extinguished by Jesus’ light.
So powerful is this light, that when Jesus gives it to any man, that man becomes like a switch that was turned off but is now turned on. It floods the whole area with light and the same happens to the soul of a man that Jesus gives this light to.
Isaiah 60:1-3 states of the great spiritual darkness upon earth and how the Lord Jesus, THE LIGHT is able to give mankind spiritual light:
- “Arise, shine, for thy LIGHT has come, and the glory of the Lord is risen upon thee. For behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, and gross darkness the people: but the Lord shall arise upon thee, and his glory shall be seen upon thee. And the Gentiles shall come to thy LIGHT, and kings to the brightness of thy rising.”
How Jesus Gives The Light Of Redemption
Jesus, the Creator of the earth and of all human beings, came to earth, paid the price in love for the sins of the world, which was death, by dying for us. Because he is God, when he allowed himself to be captured and killed by evil men, he did not stay dead but rose up again from the grave on the third day, just like he said he would.
Now, he has promised to give the light of redemption (salvation) to any human being that believes that he rose from the dead and who confesses with his mouth, that he Jesus is truly Lord over all. (Romans 10:9-10)
This light of redemption (salvation) is important, as nobody gets to go to heaven when they they die or leave this earth, without first being reconciled with God. To be reconciled with God, God has to first declare them righteous or justified and to be righteous or justified, they cannot have darkness in them any longer. God will not accept it.
To remove us out of the domain of darkness therefore and into the kingdom of his glorious light, Jesus paid the price of death for sin, condemned it in his flesh and now, anyone who believes on him, he gives the light of redemption or the power to become a child of God.
This regeneration is a birth that is spiritual in nature, where a person who was born into this world spiritually dead and in darkness is forgiven of his sins, made spiritually alive and moved from darkness (which Satan reigns over) to the realm of light (where Jesus is Lord).
Colossians 1:13 states of what God the Father does for those who believe on Jesus, his Son, that he “… hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son.”
Accepting Or Rejecting The Light Of Redemption
Although this gift of regeneration (spiritual rebirth) is offered freely by God to every human being, not everybody believes on Jesus, although he created them and is THE LIGHT. John 1:5 states of Jesus: “And the LIGHT shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not.”
Even when he was here on earth many years ago, many people did not believe that he was who he said he was. In doubting therefore, they remained in darkness and once they died in that condition, they were destined for hell, not heaven. For, THE LIGHT came to earth and they did not believe that he was their Saviour.
John 1:13 states: “And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us…”. John 1:10-12 also states of Jesus, the light of redemption he offers and the spiritual rebirth or regeneration that results when we believe on him:
- “He was in the world, and the world was made by him, and the world knew him not. He came unto his own, and his own received him not. But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name: Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.”
This light of redemption or light of salvation which Jesus alone can give to human beings, gives those who have been moved from spiritual darkness to spiritual life, access to heaven.
On the other hand, those who reject THE LIGHT (which is Jesus) and the gift of eternal life that he is freely offering through faith in him, remain in darkness and when they die or Jesus returns, they will be met with God’s wrath and go to hell, a place of eternal torment. This is what the Bible says and the Bible is 100% true.
When a person accepts and receives the light of redemption though, he becomes a part of the Church belonging to Jesus Christ and so is referred to in the Bible as being a part of the body of Christ. That person is a believer in the truth of what Jesus is and what he has done and has put all of his confidence and trust in Him, for salvation, him not just being their Creator but their Redeemer.
He redeems man from the clutches of satan, sin and the darkness which has overtaken the world and his soul. He does this by flooding his light within, so that although such a person continues on living in a dark world, he no longer walks in darkness but in light. For in his heavenly Father is light and no darkness at all.
SAUL’S ENCOUNTER WITH JESUS, THE LIGHT
After Jesus had died, rose up from the dead, appeared to certain people and then went back to heaven glorified, Saul, a very religious man, who did not believe that Jesus was the Son of God and had risen from the dead, persecuted all those who believed on Jesus, even having some of them killed. He believed that these people, which belonged to the body of Christ and had been made spiritually alive by Jesus THE LIGHT and so could see truth clearly, were blaspheming the God of heaven.
However, he was wrong. He could not see clearly because although he had his physical sight, he was spiritually blind, born in darkness and deceived because of sin which was in his DNA.
In Acts 9 though, we learn that the glorified Jesus, THE LIGHT, had an encounter with him which completely transformed his life. The Bible speaks of a light that shone from heaven, as Saul was making his way to Damascus to continue persecuting the people who believed in Jesus. Saul (who was renamed Paul), states that this light he saw was brighter than the sun, so bright, that it blinded him physically.
Acts 9:1-9 reads:
- “And Saul, yet breathing out threatenings and slaughter against the disciples of the Lord, went unto the high priest, And desired of him letters to Damascus to the synagogues, that if he found any of this way, whether they were men or women, he might bring them bound unto Jerusalem.
- And as he journeyed, he came near Damascus: and suddenly there shined round about him a LIGHT from heaven: And he fell to the earth, and heard a voice saying unto him, Saul, Saul, why persecutest thou me? And he said, Who art thou, Lord? And the Lord said, I am Jesus whom thou persecutest: it is hard for thee to kick against the pricks.
- And he trembling and astonished said, Lord, what wilt thou have me to do? And the Lord said unto him, Arise, and go into the city, and it shall be told thee what thou must do. And the men which journeyed with him stood speechless, hearing a voice, but seeing no man. And Saul arose from the earth; and when his eyes were opened, he saw no man: but they led him by the hand, and brought him into Damascus. And he was three days without sight, and neither did eat nor drink.”
In recounting his encounter with Jesus, THE LIGHT, Paul (formerly known as Saul), said in Acts 26:9-20:
- “I verily thought with myself, that I ought to do many things contrary to the name of Jesus of Nazareth. Which thing I also did in Jerusalem: and many of the saints did I shut up in prison, having received authority from the chief priests; and when they were put to death, I gave my voice against them. And I punished them oft in every synagogue, and compelled them to blaspheme; and being exceedingly mad against them, I persecuted them even unto strange cities. Whereupon as I went to Damascus with authority and commission from the chief priests, At midday, O king, I saw in the way a LIGHT from heaven, above the brightness of the sun, shining round about me and them which journeyed with me.
- And when we were all fallen to the earth, I heard a voice speaking unto me, and saying in the Hebrew tongue, Saul, Saul, why persecutest thou me? it is hard for thee to kick against the pricks. And I said, Who art thou, Lord? And he said, I am Jesus whom thou persecutest. But rise, and stand upon thy feet: for I have appeared unto thee for this purpose, to make thee a minister and a witness both of these things which thou hast seen, and of those things in the which I will appear unto thee; Delivering thee from the people, and from the Gentiles, unto whom now I send thee, To open their eyes, and to turn them from darkness to LIGHT, and from the power of Satan unto God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins, and inheritance among them which are sanctified by FAITH that is in me.
- Whereupon, O king Agrippa, I was not disobedient unto the heavenly vision: But shewed first unto them of Damascus, and at Jerusalem, and throughout all the coasts of Judaea, and then to the Gentiles, that they should repent and turn to God, and do works meet for repentance…Having therefore obtained help of God, I continue unto this day, witnessing both to small and great, saying none other things than those which the prophets and Moses did say should come: That Christ should suffer, and that he should be the first that should rise from the dead, and should shew LIGHT unto the people, and to the Gentiles.”
The experience that Peter, James and John had of Jesus’ transfiguration when he was still alive on earth and took them up into a high mountain was consistent with Paul’s encounter with the glorified Jesus Christ, after he had died, rose from the dead and went back to heaven.
Matthew 17:1-2 states:
- “And after six days Jesus taketh Peter, James, and John his brother, and bringeth them up into an high mountain apart, And was transfigured before them: and his face did shine as the sun, and his raiment was white as the LIGHT.
- And, behold, there appeared unto them Moses and Elias talking with him. Then answered Peter, and said unto Jesus, Lord, it is good for us to be here: if thou wilt, let us make here three tabernacles; one for thee, and one for Moses, and one for Elias. While he yet spake, behold, a bright cloud overshadowed them: and behold a voice out of the cloud, which said, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased; hear ye him.
- And when the disciples heard it, they fell on their face, and were sore afraid. And Jesus came and touched them, and said, Arise, and be not afraid. And when they had lifted up their eyes, they saw no man, save Jesus only. And as they came down from the mountain, Jesus charged them, saying, Tell the vision to no man, until the Son of man be risen again from the dead.”
In 2 Peter 1:16-19, in recounting what they witnessed after Jesus had died, rose from the dead and gone back to heaven, Peter stated:
- “For we have not followed cunningly devised fables, when we made known unto you the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but were eyewitnesses of his majesty. For he received from God the Father honour and glory, when there came such a voice to him from the excellent glory, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased. And this voice which came from heaven we heard, when we were with him in the holy mount. We have also a more sure word of prophecy; whereunto ye do well that ye take heed, as unto a LIGHT that shineth in a dark place, until the day dawn, and the day star arise in your hearts”.
THE LIGHT OF THE WORLD IS JESUS
In Luke 1:78-79, Zacharias stated of Jesus and the light he was offering the world:
- “…whereby the dayspring from on high hath visited us, to give LIGHT to them that sit in darkness and in the shadow of death, to guide our feet into the way of peace.”
Of those who refuse to believe that Jesus is THE LIGHT, their Creator, Redeemer and Saviour and therefore refuse to confess that he is Lord, John 3:19-21 states of their hopeless and miserable state:
- “And this is the condemnation, that LIGHT is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than LIGHT, because their deeds were evil. For every one that doeth evil hateth the LIGHT, neither cometh to the LIGHT, lest his deeds should be reproved. But he that doeth truth cometh to the LIGHT, that his deeds may be made manifest, that they are wrought in God.”
Of such people, 2 Corinthians 4:4 explains that: “…the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest THE LIGHT of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them.”
To those that believe the truth, that Jesus is THE LIGHT and has the power to give the light of redemption to every human being that believes on him, those persons receive eternal life and upon death or when Jesus returns, they go to be with God in heaven. John 3:13-18 states of Jesus (who the Bible refers to as “the Son of man” because he took on human flesh):
- “And no man hath ascended up to heaven, but he that came down from heaven, even the Son of man which is in heaven. And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of man be lifted up: That whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life. For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
- For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved. He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.”
1 John 14 states of Jesus: “And the Word was made flesh and dwelt among us (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.”
While here on earth, Jesus himself declared in John 8:12 of who he was and the light of eternal life which he came to offer mankind. He stated: “…I am THE LIGHT of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.”
For those who come to Jesus, THE LIGHT and believe on his resurrection, surrendering their whole life to his Lordship and receiving forgiveness for their sins, they are now referred to in the Bible, as children of light because they have now been given power by Jesus, through regeneration, to become sons and daughters of God.
Such persons can declare, even as 2 Corinthians 4:6 reads: “For God, who commanded THE LIGHT to shine out of darkness, hath shined in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.”
For as long as such persons remain on earth, they still live in a world engulfed in darkness because of sin but they shine as light because they have been given light from Jesus above and so are to walk, no longer in darkness but in light.
Of such people and how they are to live, the Bible states:
- “Ye are all the children of LIGHT, and the children of the day: we are not of the night, nor of darkness.” (1 Thessalonians 5:5)
- “For ye were sometimes darkness, but now are ye LIGHT in the Lord: walk as children of light: (For the fruit of the Spirit is in all goodness and righteousness and truth;) Proving what is acceptable unto the Lord. And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them. Wherefore he saith, Awake thou that sleepest, and arise from the dead, and Christ shall give thee LIGHT.” (Ephesians 5:8-14)
- “Giving thanks unto the Father, which hath made us meet to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in LIGHT. Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son. In whom we have redemption through his blood, even the forgiveness of sins.” (Colossians 1:12-14)
- “Ye are the LIGHT of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid. Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are in the house. Let your LIGHT so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.” (Matthew 5:14-16)
- “Again, a new commandment I write unto you, which thing is true in him and in you: because the darkness is past, and the true LIGHT now shineth.” (1 John 2:8-11)
- “Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath LIGHT with darkness?” (2 Corinthians 6:14)
- “But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous LIGHT.” (1 Peter 2:9)
- “For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.” (Ephesians 6:12)
Isaiah 9:2 prophesies perfectly of what transpires when a person, born in darkness, receives through FAITH in Jesus Christ, the light of salvation. It declares: “The people that walked in darkness have seen a GREAT LIGHT: they that dwell in the land of the shadow of death, upon them hath THE LIGHT shined.“
This light which comes from Jesus, floods the soul of man and transforms the life. Time spent in God’s presence also causes such persons to at times look radiant, as was the case with Moses in the Old Testament.
Exodus 34:1-2;4-5;29-35 states of Moses, who spent forty (40) days in the presence of God without eating or drinking:
- “And the Lord said unto Moses, Hew thee two tables of stone like unto the first: and I will write upon these tables the words that were in the first tables, which thou brakest. And be ready in the morning, and come up in the morning unto mount Sinai, and present thyself there to me in the top of the mount…And Moses rose up early in the morning and went up into the mount Sinai, as the Lord had commanded him…and the Lord descended in the cloud, and stood with him there, and proclaimed the name of the Lord…And he was there with the Lord forty days and forty nights, he did neither eat bread, nor drink water…And it came to pass, when Moses came down from mount Sinai with the two tables of testimony in Moses’ hand, when he came down from the mount, that Moses wist not that the skin of his face shone while he talked with him. And when Aaron and all the children of Israel saw Moses, behold, the skin of his face shone; and they were afraid to come nigh him…And the children of Israel saw the face of Moses, that the skin of Moses’ face shone…”
The resurrected and glorified Lord Jesus Christ, THE LIGHT of this world and the Saviour of mankind is willing and available to give his light of redemption (salvation) to any person that believes on Him and confesses with his mouth that truly he is Lord.
Romans 10:9-13 rightly states:
- “That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. For the scripture saith, Whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed. For there is no difference between the Jew and the Greek: for the same Lord over all is rich unto all that call upon him. For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.”
To those who Jesus gives the light of redemption, their sins are forgiven, they are washed in the perfect blood he shed for them when he died on the cross and his Spirit comes and indwells them, resulting in their regeneration or spiritual rebirth. Such persons, although they may die before Jesus returns (as he has promised to do), will be raised back to life even as Jesus was raised back to life and will go to be with God in heaven.
Romans 8:10-11 therefore states:
- “And if Christ be in you, the body is dead because of sin; but the Spirit is life because of righteousness. But if the Spirit of him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in you, he that raised up Christ from the dead shall also quicken your mortal bodies by his Spirit that dwelleth in you.”
Revelations 21:22-24 and 22:5 also speaks of the light which emanates from Jesus (who is referred to as the Lamb) and how one day, in his presence, for those who received the light of redemption (salvation) while on earth, there will be no need for even the sun, the moon or any other kind of light.
These verses state:
- “And I saw no temple therein: for the Lord God Almighty and the Lamb are the temple of it. And the city had no need of the sun, neither of the moon, to shine in it: for the glory of God did lighten it, and the Lamb is THE LIGHT thereof. And the nations of them which are saved shall walk in the LIGHT of it: and the kings of the earth do bring their glory and honour into it. And the gates of it shall not be shut at all by day; for there shall be no night there…
- And he showed me a pure river of water of life, clear as crystal, proceeding out of the throne of God and of the Lamb. In the midst of the street of it, and on either side of the river, was there the tree of life, which bare twelve manner of fruits, and yielded her fruit every month: and the leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations. And there shall be no more curse: but the throne of God and of the Lamb shall be in it; and his servants shall serve him: And they shall see his face; and his name shall be in their foreheads. And there shall be no night there; and they need no candle, neither LIGHT of the sun; for the Lord giveth them LIGHT: and they shall reign for ever and ever.”
(Written on 25th June, 2020)
Just one day after I wrote this Note, I heard the song below for the very first time, playing on the Harbour Light Radio Station (accessible on YouTube). I therefore added it here. So timely! This is what Jesus is. He is THE LIGHT of this world and THE LIGHT for our souls. He alone can heal and transform us into what we need to be.
The lyrics of this beautiful song (which I think perfectly complements the content of the Note above) are as follows:
JESUS REVEALED IN ME by Frank Boggs
Christ the Transforming LIGHT
Touches this heart of mine,
Piercing the darkest night
Making HIS glory shine.
Oh to reflect HIS grace
Causing the world to see
Love that will glow, ‘til others shall KNOW…
Jesus revealed in me.
Here Lord I bring my heart
My love, my strength, my will
Cleanse me in every part
With all thy Spirit fill.
Oh to reflect HIS grace,
Causing the world to see
Love that will glow, ‘til others shall KNOW…
Jesus revealed in me.
Life is no longer mine
I yield it all to Thee
Fill me that I may shine
Until Thy face I see.
Oh to reflect HIS grace,
Causing the world to see
Love that will glow, ‘til others shall KNOW…
Jesus revealed in me.
Triumphant peace is mine
Now Jesus reigns within
He giveth joy divine
And victory over sin.