Summary: Did you know that God put himself in you? God wants to use you to fulfill His purposes on the earth.
Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hid. Neither do men 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. (Tab 1)
We will concentrate tonight on verse 15 – A city that is set on a hill cannot be hid. Neither do men put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are in the house.
We talked last night about “Ye are the light of the world” or God’s need you – your body to be a light unto this world that is in darkness.
1. Soul – the dimension of man which deals with the mental realm. Man’s intellect. The sensibilities and will. The part that reasons and thinks.
2. Spirit – the dimension of man which deals with the spiritual realm. The part of man that knows God.
3. Body – the dimension of man which deals with the physical realm. The house in which you live.
Christ has light these candles they shall not be put under a bushel. The gospel is so strong a light, and carries with it so much of its own evidence, that, like a city on a hill, it cannot be hid, it has to be of God. It will give light to all that are in the house, to all who draw near it and come where it is.
II Cor. 4:6-7 (Tab 2)
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.
But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellency of the power may be of God, and not of us.
Let’s talk tonight more about the light in you. Did you know that God but himself in you?
If you read the New Testament – primarily the Epistles, you will find 140 references to in Christ, in Him, in Whom, through Whom.
For in Him we live, and move and have our being…Acts 17:28
Christ in you, the hope of glory. Col. 1:27
The revelation of God in you is necessary for us to enter into the type of relationship with God that He intended for His children to enjoy.
Reveal means – to unveil or make known through divine inspiration.
The divine life of God must be revealed, or unveiled to our souls – our minds, wills and emotions in order for us to enjoy intimate relationship with God.
If we get a revelation of who we are in God:
1. Motivates you as a believer.
Without revelation, you are not motivated by the love of Christ. Romans 6-7
2. Reveals the Living Word.
The apostle John knew Christ as the Living Word of God. John 1:1
As the Living Word, Christ lives in us and wants to unveil Himself to our minds, transforming our darkened thinking through His light. He does not just bring us information concerning the truth. That would only condemn us. Through revelation, Christ becomes truth to our hearts, manifesting Himself in our lives in that reality.
3. Revelation Activates God’s Eternal Purpose
Revelation is also necessary in order for us to walk in God’s eternal purposes. The apostle Paul prayed for all the faithful in Christ Jesus, “That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give unto you the spirit of wisdom, and revelation in the knowledge of him. (Eph. 1:17).