The Lamp of the Body
In this message we look at The Lamp of the Body.
Before we get there we briefly cover the ten virgins who had oil in their lamps. Five of which did not have enough and recognized their lamps were going out and what they were told when they knocked on the door. We also look at the when a lamp is lit. It is not put under a basket, but put on a lamp stand that it may give light to those who come in. Together we turn to Luke 11:33 and read this scripture concerning the lamp that gives light. Then we move on to verses 34-36. We look at the definitions of key words to understand the lamp of the body is the eye and what it produces. This type of lamp uses oil. We understand oil often represents the Holy Spirit. The eye is the mind’s eye and it’s the mind’s eye or our mental faculty led by God’s Holy Spirit, that is the lamp of the body. Therefore our eye must be good or clear. Unfolded and laid flat. Visible to the light. But if our eye is bad, meaning evil, wicked, or malicious then our body is full of darkness. This darkness from the Greek word skotos is sin and the result of sin. Such as the outer darkness where there is weeping and gnashing of teeth. A place we do not want to be. So we are told to take heed or be careful. That what illuminates from our mind is not evil, wicked, or malice but of light, a bright shining light. We conclude by asking God to make our lamps bright. That our eyes be clear, that we may lay it all out unfolded. Nothing covered. That we may have the bright shining lamp for ourselves and the whole body.