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The Light Burden

The first coming of The Messiah (see also Why Two Comings Of The Christ?) fulfilled many prophesies, including one from Isaiah (see also The Prophets: Isaiah) that describes Jesus Christ as the coming of light. The time in which He fulfilled that prophecy was also when He began to preach i.e. "From that time Jesus began to preach."

"4:12 Now when Jesus had heard that John was cast into prison [see also How Long Was John's Ministry?], he departed into Galilee; 4:13 And leaving Nazareth, he came and dwelt in Capernaum, which is upon the sea coast, in the borders of Zabulon and Nephthalim: 4:14 That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Esaias the prophet, saying,

4:15 The land of Zabulon, and the land of Nephthalim, by the way of the sea, beyond Jordan, Galilee of the Gentiles; 4:16 The people which sat in darkness saw great light; and to them which sat in the region and shadow of death light is sprung up.

4:17 From that time Jesus began to preach, and to say, Repent: for the kingdom of heaven [see The Gospel of The Kingdom of God] is at hand." (Matthew 4:12-17 KJV)

"For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light"

The Light of the Messiah also became the Light of His people. True Christians are enlightened people. The "light" that shines forth from Christ's true people is living according to His Word.

The Holy Scriptures

"5:14 Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid. 5:15 Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are in the house. 5:16 Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.

5:17 Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil. 5:18 For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled. 5:19 Whosoever therefore shall break one of these least commandments, and shall teach men so, he shall be called the least in the kingdom of heaven: but whosoever shall do and teach them, the same shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven. 5:20 For I say unto you, That except your righteousness shall exceed the righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees, ye shall in no case enter into the kingdom of heaven." (Matthew 5:14-20 KJV)

The "light" burden of Christ was, and is, the Truth that liberates His people from the carnal darkness that weighs heavily upon their freedom and happiness (ironically, the world's idea of a "good time" very often involves bad things that are harmful to them and weighs heavily upon them during or soon afterward).

"11:28 Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. 11:29 Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. 11:30 For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light." (Matthew 11:28-30 KJV)

Carrying Christ's Light makes life easier because it enables His people to see and avoid Satan's deceptions that result in misery and death.

"8:12 Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life." (John 8:12 KJV)

The Light of Christ, the enlightened Word of God, is the basis of humanity's salvation, or condemnation - depending on whether it is accepted or rejected.

"12:46 I am come a light into the world, that whosoever believeth on me should not abide in darkness. 12:47 And if any man hear my words, and believe not, I judge him not: for I came not to judge the world, but to save the world. 12:48 He that rejecteth me, and receiveth not my words, hath one that judgeth him: the word that I have spoken, the same shall judge him in the last day." (John 12:46-48 KJV)

Fact Finder: Who actually was it, at the time of Creation, that said "let there be light"?
Christ The Creator


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