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JESUS CHRIST - The Light of The World

Updated on April 27, 2011

Jesus Christ – The Light of the World.

When Jesus spoke to again to the people, He said,

“I am the Light of the World. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.” John 8:12

The Holiday that is being celebrated by the Jews during December is not Christmas but the one known as “Hannukah” or “Festival of Lights.”

“Hannukah or “Festival of Lights” is celebrated for eight days commencing on the 25th day of the month of Kislev (November to December) to commemorate the victory of the Jews over the Hellenist Syrians in 165 B.C.

It was during this particular occasion that Jesus Christ pronounced Himself as the “Light of the World.”

What is the meaning of being the Light of the World?

The whole world is in darkness. Why? The whole world is in darkness because evil ruled it and it is separated from God. As it is written in I John 5:19. “That the world is under the control of the evil one.”

The world is ruled by evil powers. Satan is the prince of this world. Since the day when Adam succumbed to Satan, darkness has ruled the world and man was separated from God.

With the fall, Satan brought to the earth the order which he himself had conceived, and with that began the world system of which we are speaking. Satan took advantage of man’s sin and the door threw open to him to introduce into the earth the organization which he had set himself to establish which includes politics, education, literature, science, arts, law, commerce, music –such are the things that constitute the world


Everything in the world is under Satan’s dominion. Satan is the ruler of the entire world system. Touching of any of these things is also touching the evil. You may say what about education? What is wrong with studying and gaining a degree. But it has been a source of “pride of life” and has become roots of man’s selfish ambitions. What about business? It has been a source of greed and covetousness. What about arts and entertainment? It has been a source of man’s desire for self-glory. Science has always been used in finding proofs for disproving God.

When Christ came into the world, the world was given the light. The light that leads to eternal life. The world which is under the Satan’s dominion is also under God’s judgment, it is bound for doom. The world is in darkness because it is Spiritually blind and detached from the life of God. The world cannot comprehend the things of God. Christ is the light because he brings illumination to man’s darkened minds. Christ is the light because he bring revelation about God and His Kingdom. Christ is the light because he is the one who reveals to men God’s way of righteousness and salvation.

Prophet Isaiah testified about the light of Jesus Christ as it is written in Isaiah 9:1-2:

“The people walking in darkness have seen a great light. On those living on the shadow pf death a light has dawned.”

Man is separated from God. Jesus is the One who breaks the very great wall of sin between Man and God. Jesus words are life that brings light to men.

“Nevertheless the time of darkness, and despair will not get forever. The land of Zebulun and Naphtali will soon be humbled, but there will be a time in the future when Galilee of the Gentiles which lies along the road that runs between Jordan and the Sea will be filled with glory.”


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      rev philip maiyo 2 years ago


      Greetings in Jesus name, how are you hope fine the same applies to me.

      First I am Reverend Philip Maiyo from Kenya and I have ministry called Peace community, I have 400 pastors and 100 evangelists and my churches are widely spread in 12 counties of Kenya. This ministry of mine consist of mainly the people from the minority group of people called the Ogieksengwer

      The main request to you is that we need to partnership together so that our vision of spreading the word of God to the whole world will be fulfilled, also in joining together we will be able to sustain and help this community to be self-dependent even in terms of businesses since we have orphans and widows with us,

      Also my community still live in very low standards of living and if we shall partnership together things like building schools and churches and bible school,also we shall build one hospital so that all the people from this community we benefit,we are also requsting banks to join hand together with us so that we can proceed together.

      Also we are proposing for we make a schedule in which we shall be visiting one another from to time also we shall join our churches and your to be one thing.

      Rev Philiph Maiyo





      NB: please have this letter and read trough it while being guided by the holy spirit and please reply to me when you have read it.

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      Hello first and foremost we are greeting you in Jesus name, we hope you are fine same applies to us .

      we are from Kenya a community called the Ogiek, this community of ours are very marginalized and minority group of people, our homeland is the forest but we are now found on the road side since we were moved out of the forest in 1995 upto now we are left hanging on the road side, our Government does not even look upon us so were really undergoing several problems like lack of food, education landless and all our property was destroyed.

      Inspite of all this problems we thank the lord for rescuing us and now we have manage to have changed the souls and lives of several people to know God. We have several churches almost every place where this community is based even though we do not prayer houses we worship under a tree.

      We now praise and say thanks to God for helping us find you in the website.we fill and pray that you will be our rescuer .if you will help us even the few you can and we fill that the lord will bless you abundantly. The following are the problems we are undergoing and please kindly help us the few or many you can, We welcome you to make a visit to see us and be assured of this.

      • prayer

      • Education/ plot for school building

      • Food

      • land

      • Clothing

      • Church building

      • Church instruments

      • Bible (English and Kiswahili)

      • Bible study guides,magazine and tracts

      We hope the lord is going to bless you so much, please send this request to someone else who is responsible and ready to help.

      Thanks in advance

      Yours faithfully ,

      EQUITY BANK account number 0920199529092

      p.o box 148 ,

      lessos. Kenya


      Philiph maiyo,

      p.o box 148 ,

      lessos. Kenya

      EQUITY BANK account number 0920199529092



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      Mildred Williamson 5 years ago

      I am so thankful Jesus die on the cross for our sins and he is the light of the world. One day I was lost and he came into my heart and saved me from my sins. He is my healer and my advocated and my savior. I am so glad that I know him.

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      meddy ranks 5 years ago

      so true in what you saying, may the good lord bless you

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      rev david autade 6 years ago

      The LORD is my Shepherd.HE leades me in HIS good paths all the times. Thank you Jesus for your Love in my Life.

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      Patience Prence Author SCARS: An End-Times Novel 6 years ago

      One night I prayed to Jesus to speak to me, just anything. He used to speak to the prophets so why couldn't he speak to me.

      I was still awake when I heard His voice. This is what I remember he said,

      "There is darkness

      and there is light.

      The light shall overcome the darkness.

      The light shines in you because you testify my name in public places."

      He said more but I can't remember... I got goosebumps when he said, the light shines in you because you testify my name in public places. I knew it was Jesus!

      Patience Prence

      Author SCARS: An End Times Novel

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      San Francisco 6 years ago

      May I myself be the Candle that dispels the darkness wherever I go - glory to the Father.

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      DARRYL WILLIAM CRAWFORD 7 years ago from Philadelphia PA to Tucson AZ.



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      simon 7 years ago

      glory beto GOD

      Tnx christin for sharing

      "No one has greater love than this, to lay down one’s life for one’s friends". john 15

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      sam 7 years ago

      great insight!! recently i have been feeling my life is in ruins. under the pretext of busy life and other problems i moved astray from the word of God. my prayer time got lesser and lesser now almost died out. helplessy i browsed on the net and here i found encouraging words! God bless you all!

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      Allan Saverio 7 years ago

      Yes indeed,holiness and total surrender to His Lordship!

      How can we tell that the light of Christ is shining in us ?

      When we walk,talk and act according to the prompting and directions of the light/annointing that is within us than shall we know we are children of the light.Jesus listened and obeyed the voice of his father.Not his will but the will of the father...all the way to calvary..death..silent like a lamb to the slaughter!!So you and I,we must also obey the voice of the lord that is within us until the day he and the father reveal themselves to you in perfection - born again...dead to the world but alive in christ.The tribulations suffered by the apostles were internal/within and not without.That's why they encouraged each other continuosly.Mankind today are looking for the coming tribulation without.But my friends the tribulations are and God alone "within".Yes,sister!!that's the true hidden Gospel Jesus taught and the diciples taught...the same gospel that was lost,revived in the 1700hrs...lost again.Jesus has already returned 2000yrs ago!!!Remember Jesus said to his diciples ...some of you standing here will not taste death until you see the kingdom coming in glory!!! Again...this same gospel is now emerging again to reveal all truth.Jesus said the kingdom is within.Why do mankind today worship "without" looking for signs out in space or for physical means to satisfy their ego.The kingdom is spiritual and you go within to find it. Some preachers/teachings today say that as long as we are in the flesh we cannot be holy.The Lord said be holy for your father is holy....Yes we can be made holy only by the Lords guiding hand where we are subjected to personal trials and tribulations just as the apostles were.Remember John in relevation said..I am your brother in tribulation...This teaching may be new to you all but I think it sounds better...don't it.Yes it is the truth.If you listen and follow men...and if they are blind???But if you sit in silence and in reverence and wait for his majesty to talk to you and teach you...yes he will.Like I said earlier this light is given to all men.This light is the voice within you that reasons with you everyday.Why does deep meditators appear to be so full of wisdom and peaceful....aha! Christ the light of all men!But they did not understand who the light was because even their fellow christian brothers do not know themselves..Amen.Peace to you.

      I have for the past years searched up and down for the truth for I was hungry and men cannot satisfy the thirst of God in me.Many days of fasting without food and water drying in my spiritual desert the lord answered my prayers.My sister be very careful for the bible interpretations today are corrupt at least 1000+ errors from original script.My answer to you.. is go to the one who wrote the bible i.e the Lord...the light and annointing in you.Just as 1John 2:27 says..My peace to you.Allan

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      Maria Cristina Aquino Santander 7 years ago from Manila

      Hi Allan Mitchell, it is great to hear from you. Thank you for dropping by. Thank you for the additional insights you have posted here. They are much appreciated. Truly the light of Christ must shine in everyone professing to be His follower. How can we tell that the light of Christ is shining in us ? By living a life of holiness and a life completely surrendered to the Lordship of JesusChrist.Blessings to you.

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      Allan Mitchell 7 years ago

      John 1:9 That was the true Light, which lighteth every man that cometh into the world.

      Brothers and sisters understand that this light is the light that reasons with you everyday unto what is right and what is wrong....but man rejected the light and loved darkness.."the annointing that is in you will teach you all things and as it does,abide in him(the light) don't need any other teacher but the "christ".The word is near you and in your mouth!!!My friends,the light/the kingdom of God is "within" not "without" and that's where you have to go to find Him.Go within "Be still and know I am the Lord! and listen to his voice.Jesus said my sheep "HEAR" my voice and they follow me.You don't need any man to teach you but trust in God,the annointing in you as he is the one to teach you.He does not lie but men will and they do for their own gain.As you listen to the light in you;you slowly become a child of the light and thus come out of the world of darkness for darkness cannot contain your light.Those who follow the light become children of the light...sons of God.This is the True Gospel...Jesus said,If you "listen" to my teachings and "obey" my commandments (that which has been revealed by the light as you listen)the father will love you and I will love you and we will come and make our home in you!!!My friends we cannot perfect ourselves as we are weak.Jesus heard and did what the Father commanded,even the words he!must we to that light.That light is given to all men....chinese,indian,korean,english whatever race as you can see how clearly we on earth are being judged by the light. Meditators find great wisdom in a "light" that they speak about which brings enlightment and peace.My friends who call themselves christians I hope you know what "light" you are talking about for the Lord himself said....Not those who call out "lord,lord"...will enter the kingdom of heaven but those who obey(listen to the light)his commandments.Amen.

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      Vladimir Uhri 7 years ago from HubPages, FB

      Glory to God! Thanks Christina.

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      William Kovacic 7 years ago from Pleasant Gap, PA

      Thank you for letting His Light shine through you. Nice writing!

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      Kulandaisamy 7 years ago

      jesus is my saviour

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      Maria Cristina Aquino Santander 7 years ago from Manila

      Hi Michael Adams 1959 it is nice to hear from you. Thanks for dropping by. Regards.

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      Michael Adams1959 7 years ago from Wherever God leads us.

      I really enjoyed this writing thank you so much God Bless!

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      Maria Cristina Aquino Santander 7 years ago from Manila

      Hi Quill it is nice to hear from you. It is very encouraging to read your comment. Remain blessed always. Best regards.

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      "Quill" 7 years ago

      Great Hub and wonderful words of the love He has for have a new follower from Canada.


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      Maria Cristina Aquino Santander 7 years ago from Manila

      Hi gracefaith thanks for dropping by and kind comments. Remain blessed always.

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      gracefaith 7 years ago from United Kingdom

      Great Hub Christina!

      I like that you have captured how the world is under the rulership of the Devil and he is the master of the unsaved and the frustrator of Christian living.

      Believers however are children of the King, bought and paid for. Our Master is the creator and the sovereign authority of all things with the enemy being His footstool.

      Praise God that we have His light within us! :)

      Grace and peace to you sister. I will be following your hubs from now on.

      Fiona :)

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      Maria Cristina Aquino Santander 8 years ago from Manila

      Thanks Justcallmeleroy for gracing this hub. It is very encouraging to read your comment.

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      Justcallmeleroy 8 years ago

      cristina327 I Love to see the Lord Lifted up and Glorified. The Light that Jesus Brought into this Word will never Go Out. It Lives within his Children. Even as a Child that sings This Little Light of Mine I'm gonna let it Shine. It is Wonderful to think of him with Child LIKE thought's. Praise be his Holy Name! Amen

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      Maria Cristina Aquino Santander 8 years ago from Manila

      Hi DeBorrah nice to read your comment. Truly Christ is our everything. Regards.

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      DeBorrah K Ogans 8 years ago



      "The Lord is my Light and my Salvation; whom shall I fear?

      The Lord is the STRENGTH of my life; of whom shall I be afraid..."



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      Betty Bolden 8 years ago from Bucyrus Ohio

      thank you nice hub

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      Maria Cristina Aquino Santander 9 years ago from Manila

      Thanks allshookup for appreciating this hub. A joyous Christmas to you. Best regards and God bless you.

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      allshookup 9 years ago from The South, United States

      This hub is awesome! What would we do without Him!?!? Thank you for doing this hub. I hope everyone reads it! Great work!!

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      Maria Cristina Aquino Santander 9 years ago from Manila

      Thanks Sirdent, Patrick and Barbie for taking time to read this hub. A joyous Christmas to you. Best regards.

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      Barbie-Perkins 9 years ago from Cincinnati, OH

      Thank you Cristina for sharing Jesus, Our Light.

      Thank you Jesus for giving us the Light of Llife!

      May God Richly Bless You,  Barbie Perkins

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      Patrick Teng 9 years ago

      He's my Life he's my Light

      He fills me with delight

      Jesus Christ is my Saviour

      And I trust in His might

      He's my King everything

      All I have is His own

      And I know I 'll will never find another Him

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      SirDent 9 years ago

      Glory to God!!!!!!!

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      Maria Cristina Aquino Santander 9 years ago from Manila

      Thanks Eddie Perkins and Wbisbill for appreciating this hub. A joyous Christmas to both of you. Best regards.

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      Wbisbill 9 years ago from Tennessee USA

      Thanks for the hub. He is my light, my redeemer and my reason for this Christmas season!

      Grace and Peace!

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      Eddie Perkins 9 years ago


      Another great hub.

      Jesus Christ is truly the light of the world.

      We need to take that light to the ends of the world.

      You are doing a good job of carrying the light.

      Thank you. ~ eddie