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GOD THE FATHER

LESSON 12

CHRIST JESUS THE LIGHT OF THE WORLD

Is 60:19-20      "The sun shall be no more  thy light by day;…” “…for the Lord shall be thine everlasting light!..."  (Prophecy concerning Jesus.)

 

DIFFERENT LIGHT ‑ THE TRUE LIGHT

Is 24:23           "Then the moon shall be confounded, and the sun ashamed, when the Lord of Hosts (us) shall reign in Mount Zion…" (Spiritual Mountain)

 

LET US EXAMINE THE WORD EAST IN RELATION TO THE SUN

Gen 3:24         Cherubims, with flaming swords are placed at the east of the Garden of Eden, keeping the Way of the Tree of Life.

John 14:6        "I am the Way (back), the Truth, and the Life…"

 

WE MUST PAY SPECIAL ATTENTION TO THE EAST

Gen 41:6         Joseph ‑ An East wind brought the famine to Egypt.

Ex 10:13          Moses ‑ An East wind brought locusts to Pharaoh in Egypt.

Ex 14:21          Children of Israel ‑ God opens the Red Sea by a strong East wind.

Ex 27:13‑14     The Tabernacle door of the outer court faced East.

Jonah 4:8        God prepared a Vehement East wind to rock the ship.

Numb 2:3        Order of the Tribes of Israel ‑ The standard of the Camp of Judah, to be set on the East side, toward the rising of the sun!

 

WHY SPECIAL ATTENTION TO THE EAST?

Matt 24:27       "For as the lightning cometh out of the East, and shineth even unto the West; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be!"

Comment        Jesus is coming from the East.  The sign is everyday, as the sun rises in the East!

 

A gate in the walls of Jerusalem called the East Gate

Neh 3:29 Jer 19:2

                        The East Gate is sealed up unto this day!

 

                        When Jesus was on earth, He rode on a colt of an ass to the East Gate.

 

                        Jesus will come again from the East, the rising of the sun, where the sign is shown to us each day! (Compare Zech 14:4)

REMEMBER

Matt 2:2           The Wise Men saw His star in the East when He was born. 

 

Summary        Read Isaiah 43:1-6, in the light of the day of Pentecost – We are the Temple of the Lord today. (1 Cor. 3:16)

Ps 24:7-10      Lift up your heads O ye Gates…and the King of Glory shall come in.