Monday, January 1, 2018

Special Post for the New Year
The Gospel According to Luke
Chapter 2:30-32

30 For mine eyes have seen thy salvation,
31 Which thou hast prepared before the face of all people,
32 A light to be revealed to the Gentiles, and the glory of thy people Israel.

This morning's post was inspired by my Pastor. Make note of the words “all people”. God's plan was for salvation of all mankind, not just Israel. And although the Gospel of Christ was first preached to the Children of Israel, it was now prophesied that it would go forth and been heard in all corners of the world. (See Matthew 24:14)

Henceforth, it behooves us to bring the light of salvation to all peoples everywhere. Let us resolve then, to do our best in doing this command, for so we have been commanded to go forth and make disciples of all men. (See Matthew 28:18-20)
R.P. Woitowitz Sr. - Humble disciple in the service of the King, Christ Jesus

Or for the revelation of the Gentiles; to reveal the love, grace, and mercy of God, an everlasting righteousness, and the way of life and salvation to them. Reference seems to be had [made to the word] "Light", [as being], one of the names of the Messiah in the Old Testament, which passages are interpreted of Christ; and is a name often used of him in the New Testament: it is true of him as God, he is light itself, and in him is no darkness at all; and as the Creator of mankind, he is that light which lightens every man with the light of nature and reason; and as the Messiah, he is come a light into the world: the light of the Gospel, in the clear shine of it, is from him; the light of grace in his people, who were in darkness itself, he is the author and donor of; as he is also of the light of glory and happiness, in the world to come: and particularly, the Gentiles enjoy this benefit of light by him; who were, and as this supposes they were, in darkness, as they had been some hundreds of years before the Messiah's coming: they were in the dark about the being and perfections of God, about the unity of God, and the Trinity of persons in the Godhead, and about God in Christ; about his worship, the rule and nature of it; and the manner of atonement, and reconciliation for sin; the person, righteousness, and sacrifice of Christ; the Spirit of God, and his operations on the souls of men; the Scriptures of truth, and both law and Gospel; the resurrection of the dead, and a future state: now, though Christ in his personal ministry, was sent only to the Jews, yet after his resurrection, he gave his disciples a commission to go into all the world, to preach the Gospel to the Gentiles, in order to turn them from darkness to light; and hereby multitudes were called out of darkness into marvelous light: and this Simeon1 had knowledge of, and a few more besides him.” - John Gill – Theologian

1 - Editor's thought – This knowledge comes only by the revelation of the Holy Spirit. There is absolutely no way that this is man's wisdom.

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