A light to lighten the Gentiles, and the glory of thy people Israel. Luke 2:32
There was a man named Simon, who was filled with the Holy Spirit, and God told him he would not die until he saw the Messiah (Christ) On the day Jesus was brought to the temple for the day of consecration, the Holy Spirit revealed to Simon, Jesus is the Messiah!
Simon quoted the prophet Isaiah , who foretold that the Messiah would not only save Israel, but will also save the entire world. Jesus didn’t just come to save the Jewish people, he also came as the light of the Gentiles to bring everyone into his New Covenant made by the shedding of his blood
This is a glorious event, as before Christ came, the Gentiles were on the outside of Gods covenant. However because of Christ, and his sacrifice he made for us all, we can be Born Again into Gods New Covenant by the blood of Jesus Christ! Hallelujah to the Lamb of God
And Simeon blessed them, and said unto Mary his mother, Behold, this child is set for the fall and rising again of many in Israel; and for a sign which shall be spoken against; (Yea, a sword shall pierce through thy own soul also,) that the thoughts of many hearts may be revealed. Luke 2:34-35
The child, Jesus Christ was born, has come to break down the religious establishment and give us a personal relationship with God. Jesus is like a sword that pierces the soul, some accept him some reject him, but the truth is once you meet Jesus you will never be the same again
The light of the world, Jesus Christ, has brought his light into our darkness and delivered us from sin and death. Glory to God in the highest Amen!