The Bible declares in Matthew 6:22&23, 22 “The eye is the lamp of the body. So, if your eye is healthy, your whole body will be full of light, 23 but if your eye is bad, your whole body will be full of darkness. If then the light in you is darkness, how great is the darkness!
In the spiritual realm, there is a powerful metaphor for the eye. It is “the lamp of the body.” And, the two verses above reveal a contrast of great dynamics.
- If your eye is healthy…your whole body will be full of light!
- However, if your eye is bad…your whole body will be full of darkness.
John 8:12 states, Again, Jesus spoke to them, saying, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness but will have the light of life.”
In John 12:46 Jesus further states, I have come into the world as light, so that whoever believes in me may not remain in darkness.
Look with me for a brief second at John 1:5 which exclaims,
The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.
So, by definition, Jesus is the light of the world. The deduction becomes quite simple, to the degree that you are full of Jesus determines the health of your spiritual eyes and how bright your light shines. The health of your spiritual eyes determines your walk.
Then, we see in John 1:5 above that light standing next to darkness always wins. Again, this becomes simple. If you are full of the light of Jesus, you overcome. If not, you will walk in weakness.
Here’s the problem. The god of this world is the devil is darkness. 2 Cor. 4:4 describes the condition in our world. The god of this world has blinded the minds of the unbelievers, to keep them from seeing the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God. Furthermore, let’s look at John 3:19 And this is the judgment: the light has come into the world, and people loved the darkness rather than the light because their works were evil.
If you are of this world, you can’t see! And, your flesh feels more comfortable living in darkness doing fleshly deeds.
Since, the beginning of man, there has been a battle for our hearts. The good news is that Christ decimated the god of this world at the cross. Colossians 2 14 by canceling the record of debt that stood against us with its legal demands. This he set aside, nailing it to the cross. 15 He disarmed the rulers and authorities and put them to open shame, by triumphing over them in him. John 16 33 I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world.”.
Luke 11:35 Therefore be careful lest the light in you be darkness! Never forget. Light standing next to darkness always wins!
Do you have healthy eyes?