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Being a Light in a Dark World

“The entrance of Your words gives light; it gives understanding to the simple” (Ps. 119:130)

“The Lord is my light and my salvation, whom shall I fear?” (Ps. 27:1)

In the first few verses of Genesis, one of the very first things God (the Word, Jesus Christ) does in creating the earth is to bring physical light.

“The earth was without form and void; and darkness was on the face of the deep. And the spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters. Then God said, ‘Let there be light’ and there was light. And God saw the light, that it was good; and God divided the light from the darkness” (Gen. 1:2-4).

Then, in the last few verses of the bible, John explains that after God has set up His kingdom and recreated a spiritual heaven and earth, that “they need no lamp nor light of the sun, for the Lord God gives them light” (Rev. 22:5). The physical celestial lights that God created for man in the current cosmos—sun, moon, and stars—are no longer necessary because we will have the Light with us and God’s glory will be all that is needed to see.

During His ministry, Jesus told His disciples (and us, by extension), “You are the light of the world…let your light shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven” (Matt. 5:14, 16). Typically, what I’ve heard said about that verse is that it’s about how we’re meant to live righteous lives and be examples of God’s way. And that’s true.

But what does that really mean and require of us? There are a few insights about light that help to see even deeper meaning to that verse in Matthew . . . reminders that should enhance our understanding of the type of light we are meant to be.

Light illuminates . . . maybe another way of putting it is that it reveals.

The Hebrew word that’s used in that very first Genesis verse referenced above (ore, H216) means illumination, bright, or clear. In Jesus’s command in Matthew 5, the Greek word used (phos, G5457) also means to shine or make manifest (a.k.a. clear, plain, apparent). Both imply an enlightening or uncovering of something that was there but hadn’t previously been seen or understood.

Jesus used this type of verbiage during His ministry, particularly when speaking of His role in revealing the Father to His disciples and declaring the gospel (Matt. 11:25-27, John 14:6-10). Interestingly, the word translated “reveal” in these verses is apokalupto, also translated “revelation” (as in the book of Revelation).

God consistently uses the theme of light and darkness as an analogy for His calling and the need to separate ourselves from this present world. Peter tells us, “But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, His own special people, that you may proclaim the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light” (I Pet. 2:9).

John states this even more clearly: “God is light and in Him there is no darkness at all” (I John 1:5). Darkness is not a thing in and of itself—it is the absence of light, and even a tiny light helps negate absolute darkness. Darkness symbolizes the absence of God, which is why the very first thing that God did during Genesis is to bring light. It symbolically combated the darkness, where Satan works, and began to illuminate God’s creation. A similar thing happens to us when God begins to work in our minds.

“But even if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled to those who are perishing, whose minds the god of this age has blinded, who do not believe, lest the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine on them…For it is the God who commanded light to shine out of darkness, who has shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ” (II Cor. 4:3-6).

Are we reflecting the illumination of our Creator, bringing a tiny light to the darkness of this world? Whether through honesty, graciousness, patience, positivity, or myriad other qualities, it’s a question worth asking ourselves. I don’t mean things like overt evangelizing, but rather considering whether our co-workers or peers would think of us in this manner regardless of what they think about our beliefs.

Why does that even matter? Well, because the light we reflect is God’s, not ours.

Like the moon, the light we reflect comes 100% from another source . . . it’s not actually about us or our light, because we can’t do anything on our own.

It’s meaningful that, of all the dozens of different descriptors and names assigned to God and the Son throughout the bible, it’s that Greek word phos that’s used to describe the Son from before man’s beginning.

“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God….All things were made through Him…In Him was life, and the life was the light of [or brought life to] men. And the light [phos again] shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not comprehend it” (John 1:1, 3-5).

Jesus literally says, “I am the Light of the world” (John 8:12), and this role of His is prophesied in Isaiah 10:17 as well. Jesus was the Light pointing the way to God and illuminating the path to get there (Matt. 4:16, John 8:12, John 12:35-37).

John gives an unambiguous litmus test we can apply to ourselves, saying “God is light and in Him is no darkness at all. If we say that we have fellowship with Him and walk in darkness, we lie and do not practice the truth” (I John 1:5-7).

This imagery was made clear from the early stages of God’s interaction with His chosen people. He (the Word) led the Israelites as a pillar of fire by night, giving them light in the darkness and illuminating the path out of Egypt (Ex. 13:21, Neh. 9:12). In the tabernacle and then the temple, a lamp burned oil continually, the flame symbolic of God’s presence (Ex. 27:20-21).

So what does it mean for us to reflect God’s light? At its heart it means that when people see us and interact with us, it should be like an interaction with our Father—they should “get” what He’s like.

“And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind” (Rom. 12:2)
“Be we all, with unveiled face, beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, just as by the spirit of the Lord” (II Cor. 3:18)
“If indeed you have heard Him and have been taught by Him…put off…the old man which grows corrupt…and be renewed in the spirit of your mind, and that you put on the new man which was created according to God, in true righteousness and holiness” (Eph. 4:21-24)
“…You have put off the old man with his deeds, and have put on the new man who is renewed in knowledge according to the image of Him who created him” (Col. 3:9-10)
“Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven” (Matt. 5:16)

These verses and many more make it clear that we are supposed to be being remade in His image from a spiritual and mental standpoint. If we are, then that is what people should see; if it’s not, then God may not recognize us when the time comes.

That’s one of the reasons that Jesus warned His disciples, “Many will say to Me in that day, ‘Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Your name?…And then I will declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness!” (Matt. 7:22-23). If we are a reflection of His image and reflecting His light, that’s simply not possible—it would be like each of us looking in the mirror and not recognizing ourselves. And if it’s the case it means we’ve likely become disconnected from Him along the way.

All light needs a constant power source to keep working. No light in our physical world is self-sustaining, and neither is ours. No matter the type of light—lamp, flame, solar-powered, even the sun itself—if lights get disconnected from their power source, they eventually lose charge, weaken, fade, and die or burn out. Likewise, we have to continuously recharge our connection by replenishing the oil in our lamps: God’s Spirit.

We looked at a bit of II Cor. 4 earlier, but letting Paul finish his thought ties this theme of our power source together nicely.

“For it is the God who commanded light to shine out of the darkness, who has shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ. But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellence of the power may be of God and not of us” (2 Cor 4:6-7)

God gives His people a measure of His spirit to carry within us, which is the oil that should be feeding the light we reflect. But that little light is not yet infinite or eternal if we don’t tend to it—the five foolish virgins discovered this in Jesus’s parable when they ran out of oil (Matt. 25:1-13). This is another sobering example where Jesus says “I do not know you”, because the five foolish virgins had lost connection to their light’s power source and were no longer reflecting the Light.

Paul makes clear that not only are we to be reflecting God’s light, but it should be becoming part of us—it’s literally a portion of our inheritance. He writes the Colossians that they should give thanks to God our Father, “who has qualified us to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in the light…He has delivered us from the power of darkness and conveyed us into the kingdom” (Col. 1:12). Because He is light and we are His children, our inheritance is His light. We, like Esau, are at risk of losing out on our inheritance if we run out of oil.

But we need to be worried not only about becoming disconnected from our power source, but also because there’s another danger that can affect whether we’re reflecting God’s light.

Even when we have God’s Spirit and are reflecting His light, we have to watch out for the impact of our society’s norms, values, and distractions. It’s almost impossible to be completely unaffected by the world we live in, so we have constantly be alert.

Personally, I think that’s really what Paul was talking about when he told the Corinthians, “Do not be unequally yoked together with unbelievers. For what fellowship has righteousness with lawlessness? And what communion has light with darkness?” (II Cor. 6:14). He wasn’t telling them to remove themselves from society altogether and live out in the desert. And maybe he was speaking about marriages, as many people think.

But I also think this has to do with close relationships and how we choose to spend our time. There’s a reason we closely monitor the friends our kids have and who they’re spending time with—we know that the company we keep ends up becoming who we are. But sometimes we forget to put that into practice in our own lives.

This is a common theme for Paul, because after writing the Corinthians, he tells the Ephesians something similar. He starts by telling them to be imitators of God and then finishes:

“For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Walk as children of light…and have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather expose them…but all things that are exposed are made manifest by the light, for whatever makes manifest is light” (Eph. 5:8-13)

God gives a warning to those who “call evil good, and good evil; who put darkness for light, and light for darkness” (Is. 5:20). It’s easy to read this and think of other people, of those not called. But God wasn’t talking to pagans or Gentiles in this passage…He was talking to His people! And it doesn’t just mean literally substituting evil for God’s way—it can also include putting our own traditions above God’s laws or intents, or our own priorities over His desires.

Jesus addresses this idea of the lamp getting affected by its surroundings. He told His disciples, “The lamp of the body is the eye. If therefore your eye is good, your whole body will be full of light. But if your eye is bad, your whole body will be full of darkness…no one can serve two masters…you cannot serve God and mammon (money)” (Matt. 6:22-24).

Conclusion: What does it mean to “let your light shine”? Are we reflecting the Light?
God’s light is a metaphor for our physical life as well—without light, nothing living can survive. One of the last pieces of God’s wrath that this world will endure is complete darkness, which will prevent anything from growing and be a breeding ground for fear and hate, a representation of this world’s true state without God (Rev. 16:10-11).

Even then, they’ll reject God and turn to fight the returning Messiah. Jesus explained why this is to His disciples:

“And this is their condemnation, that the light has come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil. For everyone practicing evil hates the light and does not come to the light, lest his deeds be exposed. But he who does the truth comes to the light, that his deeds may be clearly seen, that they have been done in God” (John 3:19-21)

When Jesus struck Paul blind on the road to Damascus, He told him that he was being sent to both Jews and Gentiles “to open their eyes, to turn them from darkness to light…that they may receive forgiveness of sins and an inheritance among those who are sanctified by faith in Me” (Acts 26:18).

These are the stakes for us, and this is the light we’re meant to reflect as a “city on a hill”. Are we reflecting the Light, or has our light dimmed?

“The city had no need of the sun or of the moon to shine in it, for the glory of God illuminated it. The Lamb is its light. And the nations of those who are saved shall walk in its light” (Rev. 21:23-24)


On this day and every day –

God is in Control
. . . and His Grace is Sufficient, so . . .
Keep Looking Up

Hopefully, every Sunday, we can find something here that will build us up a little . . . give us a smile . . . and add some joy or peace, very much needed in all our lives.

“This day is holy to the Lord your God;
do not mourn nor weep.” . . .
“Go your way, eat the fat, drink the sweet,
and send portions to those for whom nothing is prepared;
for this day is holy to our Lord.
Do not sorrow,
for the joy of the Lord is your strength.”

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This may make sense to Wolf Moon. Looks like mRNA derived spikes may be a bigger problem.

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Wolf Moon

First of all, here is an archive of it.

Now – here is what’s going on.

Remember there is all this talk about “we don’t know the long-term effects of mRNA vaccines…” blah blah blah. Well, what this guy is talking about are a whole bunch of “they had to have KNOWN and CLEARLY OVERLOOKED THESE PARTICULAR KNOWN DANGERS of the mRNA platform” which could indeed lead to all those kinds of concerns.

So it’s not just Judy Mikovits waving her hands and saying “Danger” – these are insider-known dangers – and the author is seeing them in spades and flashing the warning lights.

And what is very interesting to me, is that some of the dangers here are in the exact same class of dangers, as the dangers of the Merck drug molnupiravir which I pointed out recently in my own article, asking why we would be using a drug that increases variants to fight variants. (The answer THERE is to keep the drug and change the vaccines away from “stupid spike”.)

I can almost guarantee that some of the known and even future side effects of these jabs will be found to originate with what this guy is talking about.


Citizen Free Press has this:

Scientific Study — Covid Spike Protein DRAMATICALLY Impairs Cell DNA Damage Repair…

I don’t know if it’s related to what you’re talking about, but it seems significant. There is a video:

Jefferey Jaxen and Del Bigtree discuss the study and its ramifications. This is an important video. The damage can occur from the Vaccine as well as from Covid itself. So if you’ve had the CCP virus, pay close attention.


Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS–CoV–2) has led to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID–19) pandemic, severely affecting public health and the global economy. Adaptive immunity plays a crucial role in fighting against SARS–CoV–2 infection and directly influences the clinical outcomes of patients. Clinical studies have indicated that patients with severe COVID–19 exhibit delayed and weak adaptive immune responses; however, the mechanism by which SARS–CoV–2 impedes adaptive immunity remains unclear. Here, by using an in vitro cell line, we report that the SARS–CoV–2 spike protein significantly inhibits DNA damage repair, which is required for effective V(D)J recombination in adaptive immunity. Mechanistically, we found that the spike protein localizes in the nucleus and inhibits DNA damage repair by impeding key DNA repair protein BRCA1 and 53BP1 recruitment to the damage site. Our findings reveal a potential molecular mechanism by which the spike protein might impede adaptive immunity and underscore the potential side effects of full-length spike-based vaccines.

Video and link to the scientific paper at the link above.

EDIT: I’m going to copy this to the Monday thread.

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Wolf Moon

Good! Responded there!!!


Jason Miller


Biden, the mainstream media and Big Tech only care about free speech when it’s their own!

“FBI raid on Project Veritas founder’s home sparks questions about press freedom”

The action against James O’Keefe has prompted concern about the Biden administration’s commitment to the First Amendment.

Wolf Moon

They’re fucking communists! Their commitment to the DESTRUCTION of the First Amendment.

Wolf Moon

Hey, trumpismine – if you have not finished March 2019 yet, you can skip it – jump to March 2021 instead.

I just skimmed through March 2019 because it’s VERY easy for me (I did most of the posts), and sure enough, no problems.

March 2021 is much more potentially problematic. We have not validated any 2021 months yet!



You got it Wolf

JW in Germany

Over a 60X increase in pro sports adverse events since the vaccines rolled out

Nobody can explain that. Some poo-poo these events saying that they happen all the time. True, they do. But not at this rate. Something happened in 2021 that changed things by a lot. Can you guess?

First, take a look at this video posted by my friend Robert Malone:

Now, in the comments of that tweet, you’ll see people say that “these events happen all the time.” True, they do. For example, this death of Piermario Morosini that happened in 2012.

But they don’t happen at this rate. No way. That’s the thing nobody can explain. The vaccine advocates find this super-irritating. They have no rational excuse on this. They can’t use ad hominem attacks. They can’t use goofball hand waving arguments. Nothing.

All of these cases have been properly reported and are documented. No mentions (except one case) of vaccinations since the press doesn’t want to create vaccine hesitancy. But the numbers speak for themselves.

It shows that there have been more “events” over a recent 4 month period than in over 20 years, which is more than a 60-fold increase in event rate.

All of these are in full public view so there is no “reporting bias” involved. And the numbers are big enough that nobody can say “oh, that’s just statistical noise.” Not a chance.

We have a very clear mechanism of action and we have overwhelming confirmation from the VAERS data that these vaccines are super dangerous and cause cardiovascular and neurological severe adverse events at a very high rate. Nothing else can compare to the vaccines when we talk about heart damage. So if you believe these events really did happen (they are in plain sight after all), then you must ascribe them to the vaccine since there is nothing else all these people have in common that could causes such an extreme elevation of events.

Also, the Jessica Rose myocarditis paper that was unethically “temporarily” removed by Elsevier over the objection of the Editor of the journal and in violation of all known scientific protocols? Well, her paper had a very clear conclusion: the heart damage wasn’t confined to 16 year olds. It has a long tail. In other words, it can affect people of all ages, not just teenage boys. That’s what they don’t want you to know.

So now you know… the peer-reviewed science says that the heart damage isn’t limited to teenage boys. They are still unethically suppressing this as of Nov. 13, 2021.

So this means there is a smoking gun for the damage done to these athletes.

None of these players had COVID at the time of the event since they are all tested.

If it isn’t the vaccines causing the heart damage, then what is causing all of these events to happen at such a high rate?

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It’s not just athletes that are affected

It’s everyone. It’s just easier to see for athletes since it is in plain sight for everyone.

Here’s some evidence of vaccine injury. But instead of the usual victim stories (which can all be dismissed as “anecdotes”), these are stories from healthcare professionals who see very clearly the before vs. after and have objective perspective since they see large numbers of cases.

Yet the CDC and FDA are blind to all of this. In their blue pill world, they see only people with no side effects and no deaths.

This is a health emergency

We’ve never seen anything like this before. An alarming increase. We’ve got to find out what is causing this! It can’t be COVID… they are all tested. It all started after the vaccines rolled out… I wonder what it could be???? Hmmm….

I checked with the CDC and they sent me this:

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Here’s the evidence for the 60X normal rate…and also what the VAERS database says about cardiac arrest (and other cardiac related event) rates. If you aren’t already convinced, you’ll find the data below the line quite compelling. Some readers did their own studies and those studies confirmed the observation of elevated risk.

Cuppa Covfefe

Great info. Digging down into Elsevier, Pearson, McGraw-Hill, and the other “big six” publishing houses reveals a wicked, incestuous, elitist, and tightly-controlled cartel hiding behind paywalls, related boards (despite “competition”), and withholding and/or restricting (paywalls,etc.) the free flow of information WHICH WE HAVE ALREADY PAID FOR!

NTZ also has a post (or a few) up about this. I think this is going to get wide exposure, whether the DEMONRATS like it or not…


However, the CDC and the FDA are NOT blind to all this. They know EXACTLY what they’re doing. The know what the REAL VAERS numbers are.
The 10-microgram “pediatric dose” of the Pfizer “vaccine” for children ages 5 – 11 is supposedly “safe and effective.” Yet, the mRNA “delivery system” is still included in this smaller dose, along with the SPIKE PROTEIN. And, it’s also a “two-dose” series of injections, just like the series for older children 12 – 15 and for adults (anyone age 16 and older).
People may be interested to know that the Pfizer “vaccine” dose for children ages 12 – 15 is the SAME 30-microgram amount per dose that ADULTS get.


Just noticing many of names in the vid are not captured in lower list making both understatements.


Wolf Moon

Wow. Two is not two, but it IS four minus two! Good to know!


Smacks of massive lawsuit time.


The guy answering the questions knows how scandalous this is. He sounded very uncomfortable.


Too disjointed to seek out the prayer thread.

Please pray for my grand baby, who has been taken to the hospital after suffering a seizure. Fever related.

Thank you in advance.

Wolf Moon

Will pray immediately!


Grand-T much prayer for healing for your grand baby and prayers for the whole family.
Hugs to you my friend 


Prayers for your sweet grandbaby. 🙏💕


It’s a pleasure dear


Prayers up, GMT!


Prayers and Meditation ongoing.

Sadie Slays

Praying for a quick and easy recovery.


Prayers ongoing Grandma.

Wondering, age?

Please update, time permitting.


Baby is home. Temp spiked to 104.9, but hospital got it down quickly.

Testing showed negative on Covid, etc.

No diagnosis on what it is, but he is home now and being dosed with the usual child meds.

Thank you all for prayers. ❤


Praying for your grand baby.


Yes, we will.


Just said a prayer for the baby, all the family, and that the medical professionals will use the most effective treatment. 🙏


Something to offer you on this FINE DAY!

Dedicated to all who need 🙏 

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Go Oklahoma!


That will leave quite a mark!!!


Yes it will.


Wow, look at this. Oklahoma also allows their doctors to actually treat patients. Who woulda thunk it?

Oklahoma Doctors Have Tremendous Success in Treating Nursing Home COVID Patients with Ivermectin


Might just catch on….

Wolf Moon

This is EXCELLENT. We have TWO STATES that are telling the murderous Obama feds to GO TO HELL on ivermectin!!!


Yes, we need lots of lawsuits against Joe, just like they did to PDJT.

h/t Marica


BiteMe can’t claim Presidential privilege or any of that crap. IIRC, BiteMe was a senile Senator when he called Kyle white supremacist. But BiteMe was not in the sacred Senate chamber, where they can lie about anything unscathed.


There’s a video circulating with clips of the media defaming Kyle too. I hope he sues for all they’re worth.


h/t boondocksaint1


But the politicians would just lie, and say they took it, when they didn’t.

Barb Meier

Ground report from a Missouri cousin. He got a nice deer today but was in line for an hour to get it turned in for processing. Many successful deer hunters this weekend.


I wonder if DePat went off to the supercomputer show….


Y’know….something to host theqtree on…..

Deplorable Patriot

No…just roasting a chicken before my sister came over.



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Sketchy. Life insurance pays out if you die. Would like to see the exclusion in print for “died from non-FDA approved vaccine”.


Me, too. That’s why I posted it. I wasn’t sure whether to believe it or not. Maybe some policies have weird exclusions like that?


I am not sure if they do if one takes an experimental jab? Just think about that. This is plausible to me.


I looked up the common policy exclusions and there is nothing even close in regards to medical experiments etc.


Good to know.


^^^ TW is nearly six months old.

Dunno if it is true. Couple points.

IF this were true, I’d think we’d hear about it COMMONLY. We’d have faces and names of out raged folks. crickets short of stuff like above.

Earlier this year or late 2020. Same story line was going around. So, I called USAA, as I have a life insurance policy with them. Got bounced around to a number of reps. Ultimately they said my policy would pay out if I got the Covid injection and croaked. Nothing in writing.

That said, ZERO chance I’ll get the Covid injection.

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Hope he made some big bucks.

Guessing occupancy rate for Trump’s first three years in office was commonly, no vacancy.


More from the It Might Suck If You Took The Vaxxx segment there is this…nice vid inside that briefly explains.

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Damn..the directive came down…no matter what the problem is..shooting up the populace with poison is the answer

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Damn… if only we can get those little kids to vaxxx we could beat inflation! What’s wrong with those kids?