by Pastor Jim Jester
July 30, 2023
SCRIPTURE READING: Matthew 5:14-16
Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid.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.16 Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.
Instead of calling our people “White,” we should start calling our race the “people of Light,” a Biblical term. We know the Left hates White folk because they are presently demonizing the word “white” in every way possible. “White Supremacy,” the ultimate evil? “Light Supremacy?” Never heard of it. But light supremacy is God’s supremacy. Who can find fault with that?
So, why not change our byname from White to Light. After all, the “W” word is not quite accurate anyway, for we aren’t literally White in shade of color but are a light flesh tone. And by changing our appellation, we take away a part of the liberal’s warped concept of how “evil” (sic) White people have been “throughout history,” according to their theory. Of course, we should not forget to use our proper racial name — Aryan; and the name we were labeled with after our Israelite migration — Caucasian. Race and religion are inextricably entwined. Why is that? Because God Almighty made a covenant with a particular family line.
So, what does the Bible say about Lightness and Darkness?
The word “Light” appears 95 times in the N.T. (KJV)
The word “Darkness” appears 51 times in the N.T. (KJV)
Of course, light and darkness do not always refer to color (or lack thereof); but many times in Scripture refer to qualities or the character of the person being spoken of. And most of the statements we have on lightness and darkness come from the words of Jesus himself.
LIGHT DISPELS DARKNESS
As in our Scripture reading above, Jesus also had this to say:
33 No one after lighting a lamp puts it in a cellar or under a bushel, but on a stand, that those who enter may see the light. 34 Your eye is the lamp of your body; when your eye is sound, your whole body is full of light; but when it is not sound, your body is full of darkness. 35 Therefore be careful lest the light in you be darkness. 36 If then your whole body is full of light, having no part dark, it will be wholly bright, as when a lamp with its rays gives you light. (Lk. 11:33-36, RSV)
The connection of this passage with what precedes it is somewhat obscure. Jesus had been assailed by His enemies, both with the charge of performing mighty works by the aid of evil powers, and of the clamor for a sign from heaven to prove the divine source of His mission; and of the miraculous powers which seemed to prove it. Part of what preceded this passage of Scripture is this:
29 When the crowds were increasing, he [Jesus]began to say, “This generation is an evil generation; it seeks a sign, but no sign shall be given to it except the sign of Jonah. 30 For as Jonah became a sign to the men of Nineveh, so will the Son of man [Jesus] be to this generation. 32 The men of Nineveh will arise at the judgment with this generation and condemn it; for they repented at the preaching of Jonah, and behold, something greater than Jonah is here [Jesus].” (Lk. 11:29, 30, 32, RSV)
Jesus in effect was saying this, “The sign for which you ask will be given. Jonah was a sign to the Ninevites, and so shall the Son of man be a sign to this generation. The sign shall be open, public, and capable of being read by all men. This is part of the very nature of a sign. No man, when he has lit a candle, conceals it. How can it be a sign if you cannot see it? But in order that a sign may convince someone, the minds of those to whom it is given must be healthy and open. The light which is given can only profit those whose vision is healthy and natural; and so, only those who are free from prejudice can appreciate the spiritual light.”
They wished a sign, and a greater sign than Jonah was given them; but to perceive it they must not cover the light with a “bushel,” that is, eyes that are shut to their understanding. What was this sign Jesus spoke of? It was the mighty sign of His resurrection.
In Luke 11:34, “Your eye is the lamp of the body” —the “eye” here means the conscience. And when it is “sound,” or as the KJV says “single,” or focused, and in its natural healthy state, it means not distorted by prejudice. This reminds me that those who reject the truth of Christian Identity, do so because of their universalist prejudices. They do not have that single goal in mind and desire — the kingdom of God.
Proverbs says, “The spirit of man is the lamp [or light] of the LORD, searching all his innermost parts.” (Pro. 20:27, RSV) I think this “spirit of man” is a reference to the God-given conscience built into Adamkind; and it acts as a light to search his/her heart and desires. Jude tells us there are some who do not have the spirit; “It is these who set up divisions, worldly people, devoid of the spirit.” (Jude 1:19, RSV)
If the “whole body is full of light” (Lk. 11:36) — only when the body is wholly illuminated, even without an obscure part left dark, it will become so bright and clear as if the full brilliancy of a bright lamp illumined the person — in other words, you will be placed in a normal condition of light. A gradual growth in purity and holiness is depicted here, in this language, which results in the removal of everything that hinders the reception of divine truth; and every part of the person will be in subjection to that truth.
On the other hand, if one resists Godly truth the soul becomes darkened. The heavenly light fails in its purpose: 1) when it is set under a bushel (shut eyes); 2) when it falls on blind or diseased eyes.
It is the duty of Christian men to be lights in the world. This metaphor frequently occurs in Scripture. The general teaching of such references is that Christian men are set for the illumination of the Adamic world. After all, what are we Christians for anyway? To be forgiven? To go to heaven? Certainly. But is that the only end and purpose? By no means! God gave his Son that we may give the gospel of the kingdom to our brethren; therefore, we must become ministers of His grace, and manifesters of His light.
EVILDOERS HATE LIGHT
Our next passage that speaks of light and darkness comes from John:
And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil.20 For every one that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved.21 But he that doeth truth cometh to the light, that his deeds may be made manifest, that they are wrought in God.(Jn. 3:19-21)
Light reveals wickedness and all kinds of wrong-doing; therefore evildoers hate light because they do not want to be exposed. And in fact, most of the time they will accuse the righteous of the crimes they, the wicked, are already guilty of. This concept is very apparent today in the political turmoil we have within government. The Apostle Paul tells us,
Have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them.12 For it is a shame even to speak of those things which are done of them in secret.13 But all things that are reproved are made manifest by the light: for whatsoever doth make manifest is light. (Eph. 5:11-13)
Light makes things known; and indeed we should pray that more light is shed on the evil workings of government in this age. It is the nature of light to reveal andreprove evil, just as a lit candle expels darkness when it enters a dark room. Jesus said, “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 [the Jews].” (Jn. 12:36) Our Lord said this, speaking of himself as the “Light,” near the end of his ministry, just before the Feast of the Passover and his death.
LIGHT BRINGS WARFARE
As children of the “Light” (Jesus the Christ), we are sure to face persecution, opposition and various forms of warfare; for so did He face the same. “The night is far spent, the day is at hand: let us therefore cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armor of light.” (Rom. 13:12)
For Christians, it soon becomes obvious that we are in the battle between lightness and darkness in more ways than just the “spiritual.” Not to discount the spiritual part of it, as Paul has stated, “For we wrestle not against flesh and blood[only], but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places” (Eph. 6:12); but that it manifests itself in various physical ways.
The term “high places” sometimes refer to higher places of authority in government, not just geographic high places such as hilltops or mountains. The words: principalities, powers, and rulers (all plural) imply physical beings of authority, such as kings, presidents or governors. If these people of authority oppose God’s people, then they obviously get their inspiration and instructions from spiritual forces that are evil. Some translations of this verse make this apparent, such as the Literal Standard Version: “…because our wrestling is not with flesh and blood, but with the principalities, with the authorities, with the world-rulers of the darkness of this age, with[along with or beside] the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly [or authoritative] places.”(Eph. 6:12, LSV) And yes, even the prince of this world, Satan himself, being the chief “ruler” (from kosmokratōr — world ruler) of the darkness of this age behind all of these governmental and bureaucratic authorities.
Continuing with the words of the Apostle in Ephesians chapter six:
13 Wherefore take unto you the whole armor of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. 14 Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness; 15 And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace; 16 Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked. 17 And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God: 18 Praying always [we could stop right there — that is all we need]with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints. (Eph. 6:13-18)
Yes, if we have all of God’s armor, along with continuous prayer, we cannot lose the war. Therefore, “Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness, and what communion hath light with darkness?” (II Cor. 6:14) There is no fellowship between the people of “light” (the Adamic) and those of “darkness” (the “people of color”).
BENEFITS OF LIGHT
We are chosen:
I Peter 2:9, But ye area chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvelous light.
I Thessalonians 5:5,Ye are all the children of light, and the children of the day: we are not of the night, nor of darkness.
We have life:
John 8:12, I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.
We have cleansing:
I John 1:7-9, But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin. 8 If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. 9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
Please note, that in verse 8, “If we say we have no sin…” is not an excuse for practicing sin. It is in context with cleansing. So here it is saying, “If we say we have no sin to be cleansed from, we deceive ourselves.” Both verses, before and after this verse, cover the topic of cleansing. Forgiveness is one thing, but cleansing is quite another, as clearly shown in verse 9.
We have rulership:
Revelation 22:5, And there shall be no night there; and they need no candle, neither light of the sun; for the Lord God giveth them light: and they shall reign for ever and ever.
Now, who is the “we,” the “ye,” and other pronouns in all of these verses? It is God’s covenant race, the family of Israel, the people of Light.
They say a picture is worth a thousand words. Here we see what Disney company and all the people of darkness, including Jews, want for the world.
Can you imagine a world without light? A world of darkness would be a dead world. Can you imagine the world without the people of light? A world without Christians would make a spiritually dead planet. We are on a course toward a new “Dark Age.” The whole reason there was a dark age is because it lacked the light of God’s Word; and it lacked the authority of Jesus Christ, the Light. Is it any wonder that Democrat -run cities are having a crime wave? This is the present trend in America today; and as the Muslims would say, “America is the great Satan.” Christianity cannot exist without the people of light, and neither can a sane and orderly civilization exist without the Lord of Light.