Blessed (happy, fortunate, to be envied) are the people who know the joyful sound [who understand and appreciate the spiritual blessings symbolized by the feasts]; they walk, O Lord, in the light and favour of Your countenance! [Psalm 89:15 AMPC]
O house of Jacob, come and let us walk In the light of the Lord. [!saiah 2:5 NKJV]
But if we [really] are living and walking in the Light, as He [Himself] is in the Light, we have [true, unbroken] fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanses (removes) us from all sin and guilt [keeps us cleansed from sin in all its forms and manifestations]. [1 John 1:7 AMPC]
The light of The Lord, or The Light of The World is probably the best recognised pattern in The Bible today. We readily understand that light is the opposite of darkness from a very early age. How wise of our Heavenly Father in always speaking directly to the fundamental parts of us, but then, as our Creator, He knows more about us than we do ourselves.
Interestingly, light has three primary properties - speed, reflection and colour; and seven basic properties - reflection, refraction, diffraction, interference, polarization, dispersion and scattering; and how amazing that we should discover in the science of light, the numbers that signify God's handiwork - three and seven.
In our first Bible quote this morning, 'who understand and appreciate the spiritual blessings symbolized by the feasts', although an amplification of the original writing, reveals an underlying sense of relationship between the feasts mentioned in The Bible and The Light of The Lord. The Great Feasts of Israel were three in number - Passover, Pentecost (Feast of Weeks), and Tabernacles. Passover is actually three feasts together, as is Tabernacles, while Pentecost stands alone, making seven in all.
The purpose of the celebration of these feasts in spiritual terms is to lead us out of sin and darkness and bring us into the fullness of the light. Hallelujah!
'Here I Am To Worship (Light of The World You stepped down into darkness)' - Heart of Worship
OSWALD CHAMBERS - 'RUN TODAY'S RACE
Monday 4th May 2020
"If we walk in the light as He is in the light."
Walking in the light means walking according to His standard,
which is now ours.
GEORGE and GILL STEWART