Around the Word in 365 Days, by Linda Sommer

Jesus Is the Light

John 1:1-28 John begins his letter with the words "In the beginning was the Word." The Word was Jesus. He is the living Word. The Father is a Spirit. The Holy Spirit is the breath of God and Jesus is the Word of God. The Word of God took the form of flesh and came to live here on earth. I like to say God decided to put on an earth suit so He could come live with us. Jesus was with the Father from the foundation of the earth. When God said, "Let there be light," the light of Jesus began to shine on this earth. Jesus is the true Light that lights every man who comes into the world.

Science is always proving the Bible to be correct. With the recent development of test tube babies, an interesting occurrence happens at the time sperm meets with egg. Observers noticed that the moment sperm meets egg, a flash of light occurs. That light is the Light that lights every man who comes into the world. Jesus is present at every conception because He is life. At the moment of conception Light has shown into darkness. The sad part is that many have chosen to walk in darkness.

Jesus is still bringing the light of His countenance to us daily. In my witnessing to people I have noticed that those who receive Christ suddenly glow like a light bulb. Jesus has shone out of darkness into their hearts to give them light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ. When I had a vision of Jesus' face, I asked Him why I could not take a picture of His face to the whole world because I knew when they saw the love in His eyes they would instantly repent. He spoke this to my heart: "I have not chosen to reveal Myself in this way to the world. I have chosen to reveal Myself through My body on earth (the church). You are the one to show My face through your face to the world."

David writes that the Lord is the light of His countenance. When our son Ron was in China teaching, several of his students would come up and ask him, "What makes your face shine?" Ron was shining the light of Jesus to China, a very dark land. "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" (2 Cor. 4:6-7, KJV).

Lord, let the light of Your countenance always be upon me. Today I want to allow Your light to shine out of my heart and face to others.

READ: Judges 11:1-12:15; John 1:1-28; Psalm 101:1-8; Proverbs 14:13-14

Your Turn

Comment Guidelines
View/Add Comments
  • Hillary Clinton

    What if Hillary Clinton Wins the White House?

    Polls have Mrs. Clinton leading by 11 points. The church must be prepared.

  • Holy Spirit prophetic

    7 Ways to Cultivate Sensitivity to the Holy Spirit

    Too many of God's people are led by fear, doubt, man-pleasing, presumption, assumption, idols ...

  • Jezebel puppets

    10 Ways to Spot Jezebel's Spiritually Slick Undercover Con Artists

    It's time to stop tolerating Jezebel in all its many manifestations.

  • Highway exit signs

    Prophetic Word: Watch for the Exit Signs to Light Up This Season

    Don't be afraid to get your hands dirty in the harvest fields. The "barnyard anointing" ...

  • Lance Wallnau

    Lance Wallnau Is on Fire and on Target With His Insights on the Culture and This Election

    I'm sickened by the self-righteous, weak-kneed "evangelicals" who want to be liked by ...

  • In October, many things will be realigned in your life, including your vision.

    5 Prophetic Revelations About God's October Surprise

    "The winds of apostolic change are blowing across the land and realigning you."

  • Step into the rhythm of the Holy Spirit to find abundant life.

    Why Many Christians Never Taste the Abundant Life Jesus Promised

    Joyce lost 90 lbs. without dieting after the Holy Spirit revealed this strategy for wholeness.

  • London landing

    Urgent Prophecy: London Is the Landing Page

    The Lord continued to give me downloads about the deeper meaning and even strategy for the ...

  • Continue Your Journey with the Holy Spirit

    Continue Your Journey with the Holy Spirit

    Follow God on the most fulfilling journey of your life with Encounter the Holy Spirit! Break away from past hurts and press into the One who wants a personal encounter with you.

  • Dream the Unimaginable In His Presence

    Dream the Unimaginable In His Presence

    Reach your full potential and be led by His Spirit. In His Presence takes you to a deeper understanding of who God is and how he communicates with us.

  • Set Your Spirit on Fire

    Set Your Spirit on Fire

    Receive the power and gifts that come through the Holy Spirit Baptism. Don’t go empty-handed; accept all that He has for you! His power is available to those who ask.

  • Put on the Full Armor of God

    Put on the Full Armor of God

    Break every stronghold with the power of the Holy Spirit. Use the power of your tongue to declare and decree the Word of God. Witness heaven move on your behalf.

Use Desktop Layout
Charisma Magazine — Empowering believers for life in the Spirit