Jesus the light was present when creation was spoken

Equipping the Saints

The Bible begins and ends by describing an untainted world that is filled with lightbut no sun and shows God as the source of light, it was fitting that Jesus called himself the light, saying “I am the light of the world.”And he would continue by saying, “Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life” (John 8:12). It was an audacious claim because as Jesus spoke these words he was standing in the temple treasury by the massive extinguished torches that had burned that very night in the ceremony of the Illumination of the Temple, which celebrated the Shekinah glory that led Israel for forty years in the wilderness. It was a solemn declaration of his divinity as “the light of the world.”

This divine-light declaration ultimately identified Him with the giver of light in Genesis 1. Indeed Revelation…

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