You are the light of the world. A city seated on a mountain cannot be hid.
When Christ came into the world, he was always specific and he never beat about the bush. One thing he communicated to his listeners is they being the light of the world. Some Christians don’t know who they are so they look down on themselves and they even go to the extent of saying they are a speck in the dust. That’s unacceptable in our kingdom where we are coming from. Jesus said you are the light of the world and light you are, nothing else.
He’s not talking about physical light but our spiritual nature in him. It’s a state of being holy and pure. It’s a realm of no evil and blameless, spotless Infinity, the image of God in us. Light overcomes always. John 1:5 The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.
What then is light?
Light is that which illuminate. It makes manifest the things that are invisible or hidden. Paul said in Ep1:18 “The eyes of your understanding being enlightened”. Light brings enlightenment. Also, the presence of light scares darkness. Light also is an emblem of purity. That means that Jesus is saying we should be an emblem of purity first to him and onto the world stages.
Those Christians who are afraid to make known their stand are only saying they don’t have the light and they are not ready to be an emblem of purity to the world. They are not ready to spread and live out the Christ life and character to the world.
“Here’s another way to put it: You’re here to be light, bringing out the God-colors in the world. God is not a secret to be kept. We’re going public with this, as public as a city on a hill. How loud can this be? It’s staring in your eyes. Stop living in darkness if truly you know the salvation you have obtained.
I love what the bible said in Colossians, we have been brought into the kingdom of light from the NIV bible. Colossians 1:12 “and giving joyful thanks to the Father, who has qualified you to share in the inheritance of his holy people in the kingdom of light”. We are in the kingdom of light. We are not a group of people trying to find our way out but rather we are already qualified in the kingdom of light. So my prayer life must change. I’m no longer limited by what to say but rather I will open my mouth boldly and say I’m the light of the world. A City seated on the highest peak, watching and controlling the world by my world. Hallelujah!!
NB: Light is stronger than darkness, no matter how thick the darkness is. Having the very nature of God as Christians meas we overcome in this dark world, proclaiming through a life of holiness that we have the light of Christ
Heavenly father, I’m more than grateful to be brought into your kingdom of light. I reign from this kingdom knowing that all authority has been given to me in Christ Jesus. I’m amazed by your wonders. Therefore,I boldly display your wonders because I’m your emblem of purity and authority. I reign in Jesus name Amen.