Sunday, August 16, 2015



This appendix, Christ the Light, is based on George Fox’s letter Christ is the Light of The World, which was written in 1654 and can be found at the end of Canby Jones’ edition of the pastoral letters – after letter 420. Dr. Jones writes: In my judgment this is one of Fox’s most beautiful and inspiring letters and ranks with the best of those which were printed in the 1698 edition of Fox’s Epistles. The most moving paragraphs in it are those which deal with the multiple ways in which we can experience the presence of God and Christ within.

Christ is the Light of the world and lighteth every person who comes into the world.

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; 1; 4, 9:5, Is 9:2


Christ the Light shines in darkness, but the darkness doesn’t understand Him.

5 And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not.

6 There was a man sent from God, whose name was John .

7 The same came for a witness, to bear witness to the light, that all men through him might believe.

He was not that light but came to bear witness of that light.

9 That was the true light, which lighteth every man who cometh into the world. John 1: 5-9 Isa 49:6


Enlightens (Ephesians 1:18, Hebrews 6:4, John 8:12.


Christ the Light is present with us in all places and in all companies; He is in our midst.
Lord God Almighty and His Son may walk in the midst of us, and delights to do us good. We may feel Christ reign among us.

Christ in you, the hope of glory. Col. 1:27

Not I, but Christ lives in me. Gal 2:20

Abide in Christ.

Abide in me and I in you. Jn 15:4

Abide with us for the evening and the day is far spent. LK 24:29

Lord God Almighty and His Son Christ Jesus may walk in the midst of you, and may delight to do you good. Several Psalms

Christ in you, the hope of glory. Col. 1:27

Not I, but Christ lives in me. Gal 2:20

Abide in Christ

Behold the tabernacle of God is with men, and he will dwell with them, and they shall be His people. Rev 21:3

Abide with me

See and feel God near.

It is not you who speaks but the spirit of your Father that speaketh in you. Math 10:19

Christ is the first and the last, the beginning and the ending. Rev 1:8

Glory of God in th face of Jesus Christ. 2 Cor 4:6.



Christ the Light enlightens us; He is our Teacher.

Enlighten can be translated from the Greek as teaches, hence our Teacher.

Christ the Light is the Way, Truth, Light, and Life.

He is the way to the Father, perfect Truth, the Light as opposed to darkness.

He quickens us, gives us life, quickens our spirit.


If we love Christ the Light and if we wait, stand still in Him, we will receive Him; if we love Christ the Light and obey Him, He will lead us out of darkness and out of our sinful ways into a life of power and truth. He will teach us to worship God in spirit and in truth.

Obey Him. Heb 5:9. Isa 26:3. 40:31.

Wait in the Christ the Light who discovers sin and evil in us. He sets a watch over all our thoughts. He gives us the power to deliver from temptation.

Heed –pay attention to Him – and He will show us all righteous and unrighteousness. We will Know the Way of Salvation and have true power, joy, and comfort.

He is in our conscience, shows us our sins and gives us power so that we can give them up. He will show us how we have spent our time and how we have acted.


We delight in those things that are perishing and fading instead of delighting in the Lord above. (Psalm 37:4)


He opens the scripture to us.


The Light Christ is within. The Light of the Glory of God in the face of Christ the Light is within, the Heavenly treasure is within. 2 Cor. 4:6-7

Truth and Life are within. John 14, 17:26


Faith is a gift of God which comes from hearing the Word preached. The Word works faith in the heart within. (Romans 10 6-7, Peter 3: 18-19)

If we believe, Christ the Light will clothe us.


Day dawning, Day Star arises within . . . I Peter 1:19; Revelation 22:16

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