WE THINK TO SMALL. WE MAKE A BIG DEAL OUT OF MAN MADE WORKS IN THIS WORLD THAT ARE NO MORE THAN A FADING SHADOW TO GOD’S GLORY THAT HE DESIRES TO MANIFEST OUT OF HIS PEOPLE TO GLORIFY HIM ON EARTH. John 12:32 – And I, if I be lifted up from the earth, will draw all men unto me.
Matt 3:11 – I indeed baptize you with water unto repentance: but he that cometh after me is mightier than I, whose shoes I am not worthy to bear: HE SHALL BAPTIZE YOU WITH THE HOLY GHOST, AND WITH FIRE: The Greek word for fire speaks of the holiness of God, which consumes all that is inconsistent therewith, and it is symbolic of that which tries the faith of saints, producing what will glorify the Lord. Matt 5:14-16 – “You are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hidden. 15) Nor do they light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a lampstand, and it “gives light” to all who are in the house. 16) Let your light “so shine” before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven. The Greek word for light is “phos” meaning “light bearer”. The English word for light is phosphorous which is a very common mineral found on the earth. Phosphorus is also the second most abundant mineral in the human body. We need it for such functions as tissue repair and energy production, and it also contributes to bone strength and muscle health. The Greek word for “gives light” and “so shine” means to beam, shine as a torch, and radiate brilliancy. What is interesting is that phosphorous is used in pyrotechnics and flares. Red phosphorous is what causes the brilliant flames of light that comes forth when ignited or coming in contact with air. Fireworks displays on the 4th of July and New Years eve put us in awe of their brilliance and beauty. We have all seen and participated close up to these displays and with oh’s, aw’s and wow’s, but the these can’t shine a light to the works of God that He desires to show the whole world through His church that He might be glorified and most of all that those oppressed of the devil might be set free.
Phosphorous in our bodies is much like the light within us that must shine out of us in our service to God and mankind. It is His light and life establishing a course life that causes His light and life to shine out of us initiating our transformation unto the image and likeness of Jesus Christ. 2 Cor 4:10-12 – always carrying about in the body the dying of the Lord Jesus, that the life of Jesus also may be manifested in our body. 11) For we who live are always delivered to death for Jesus’ sake, that the life of Jesus also may be manifested in our mortal flesh. 12) So then death is working in us, but life in you. The life of the Christian can only be regenerated to manifest in us the life of Christ when His light and works manifest out of us, bringing light and life to those in need around us. We live to die and die to live, manifesting His life more and more, therefore making us the light of the world.
Christianity is boring only to those whose lives are caught up in a world that is dying. Sadly many Christians are caught up in the same arena of death in a life of futility in vain entertainment that cannot keep us satisfied and neglects the call and the life that God meant to bring fulfillment and transformation in and at the same time glorifying God and defeating the devil and setting the captives free through the power of the Holy Spirit working through us as slaves of righteousness. This is what we were made for and it is the WOW factor created by God to bring fulfillment through the abundant life of Jesus Christ.