The light is to be understood as figurative.
Genesis 1:3 KJV (3) And God said, Let there be light: and there was
The light (And God said, “let there be light…”) symbolizes the fullness of the knowledge of God as presented by the words of spirit and life by Jesus who comes to speak to our once darkened hearts (darkness was upon face of the deep).
We respond to the hearing of His words with light (and there was light).
“And there was light” = our responding to the dawning light within our hearts is to be with His righteousness… with light. We are to become children of light when we have that light within.
When we hear His living words, that light shines within in our very own once-darkened hearts as the light is commanded to shine out of darkness.
This light shining within our hearts (as the morning dawning of the sun in the darkness) is the personal witness of God within us that testifies to us that this is His Son speaking to our ears whom we are to hear.
We respond to that light (let there be light) with light (and there was light).
We show we know the Son (in the face of Jesus Christ = knowing Him) by doing His commandment to have brotherly love towards those who come speaking His living words. We glorify God by doing His commandments and are able to enter in to know His full knowledge. This light shines within our own earthen vessels and is our own personal witness of God’ s power.
2 Corinthians 4:6-7 KJV (6) 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. (7) But we
have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellency of the
power may be of God, and not of us.
He comes to open up our once darkened minds to the full knowledge of God and we respond to the light with light (His righteousness).
We are to believe in the light (that shines within our hearts) so that we may become children of the light (not continuing to walk in the “darkness” of envy, strife, hatred, wrath, etc). We are to be found walking in the light as children of light.
John 12:35-37 KJV (35) Then Jesus said unto them, Yet a little while
is the light with you. Walk while ye have the light, lest darkness
come upon you: for he that walketh in darkness knoweth not whither he
The sun goes down so-to-speak on those who will not believe in what they hear the Spirit saying and will not be found behaving with His righteousness…with light towards the light. God divides the light from the darkness....the believers from the unbelievers for what communion does light have with darkness. And so we must no longer sit together with them.
They will not respond to the light with light but rather with darkness….evil speaking in wrath. Don’t let the “sun go down” upon your wrath…as Jesus did depart and did hide Himself for those who did not believe on Him. Their light goes away and they do not rejoice in what they hear and cannot enter in to know the full knowledge of God. Even what they had (what little light they had within them) is taken away.
(36) While ye have light, believe in the light, that ye may be the
children of light. These things spake Jesus, and departed, and did
hide himself from them. (37) But though he had done so many miracles
before them, yet they believed not on him:
This morning light….the day dawning within our very own hearts at the hearing of His voice opening up the full knowledge of God…testifies that this is God’s Son speaking to us whom we are to hear.
We are to take heed unto a light shining in a dark place until the day dawns and the “day star” (the Morning Star) arises in our very own hearts.
Jesus opens up the Scriptures to our once-darkened minds and we are to take heed on how we hear until the full light of day arises in our hearts and there is no more darkness…no more lack of knowledge of God.
2 Peter 1:18-21 KJV (18) And this voice which came from heaven we
heard, when we were with him in the holy mount. (19) We have also a
more sure word of prophecy; whereunto ye do well that ye take heed, as
unto a light that shineth in a dark place, until the day dawn, and the
day star arise in your hearts: (20) Knowing this first, that no
prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation.
He opens up the Scriptures to our hearing ears via those sent by Him who are moved by the Spirit to speak (the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters). Men always have and continue to speak (the “waters” of people, words, languages) as they are moved by the Holy Spirit (the living waters).
(21) For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but
holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost.
This “morning star” within our very own hearts is the personal witness of God of His Son toward us and this is His Son whom we are to hear. We may receive the testimony of men sent by Jesus to speak His of life and spirit but the witness of God of His Son within our very own hearts is greater and we are then to take heed on how we hear.
Jesus is the Morning Star. The morning star is the sign within our very own hearts of the Son of man speaking to us from Heaven…and we are to hear Him.
The Son of man speaks to us from Heaven and those who are dwelling in those things above (love, peace, patience, etc) shall rejoice. The “morning stars” shall rejoice in what they hear.
But those who dwell on the earth (in earthly wisdom of envy, strife, wrath, hatred, etc) will mourn what they hear as the darkness comes upon them as their light goes away in their unbelief of what they hear.
Matthew 24:30 KJV (30) And then shall appear the sign of the Son of
man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and
they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with
power and great glory.
We are to be found of Him keeping His sacrifice and die to sin (not speaking evil) at the hearing of His living words. The Son of man must be lifted up…as the dawning sun arises in the sky until the darkness completely disappears.
The light that shines within our own hearts is the sign of the Son of man who is in Heaven speaking to us from there.
False prophets do not have this internal sign of the Son of man appearing (arising as the morning star/sun within our hearts) within us as they must "arise" by using outward signs and wonders to deceive us into believing their words.
Matthew 24:24-27 KJV (24) For there shall arise false Christs, and
false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that,
if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect. (25) Behold,
I have told you before.
They perform outward signs of supposed inward realities (behold, He is in the secret chambers…within the heart now).
(26) Wherefore if they shall say unto you, Behold, he is in the
desert; go not forth: behold, he is in the secret chambers; believe it
Yet, we are told that the sign of the PRESENCE (coming) of the Son of man is the light breaking within our very own hearts and is very apparent as compared to false prophets who do not have this effect upon our hearts.
The morning sun shines…flashes…in the darkness of the early morning from the east (rising of light) unto the west (in the darkness where the sun had gone down once). We readily know it is Him speaking then as that light is within us shines in the once-darkened place of our hearts.
(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.