“And behold, I am coming quickly, and My reward is with Me, to give to everyone according to his work.” - Revelation 22:12
Kempton New Church


Walk in the Light

The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light; they who dwelt in the land of the shadow of death, on them has the light given brightness. (Isaiah 9:2)

"seeing a great light" signifies receiving and believing the truths which are of faith. On those who are in faith heavenly light is said to "shine," for the light which is in heaven is Divine truth from Divine good. (Arcana Coelestia 3863)

Jesus said, I am the light of the world; he that followeth Me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life (8:12). "I am the light of the world" signifies that He is the Divine truth itself; "he that followeth Me" signifies he that acknowledges His Divine and does His commandments; "shall not walk in darkness" signifies that he shall not be in falsities; "but shall have the light of life" signifies that he shall be in Divine truths, which teach man eternal life and lead to heaven. Here evidently "to follow the Lord" does not mean to follow Him, but to acknowledge His Divine and obey Him. (Apocalypse Explained 864.3)

“Thou hast delivered my feet from impulsion, that I may walk before God in the light of the living” (Ps. 56:13), here to "walk before God" is to walk in the truth of faith, which is the "light of the living." In like manner in Isaiah: “The people that walk in darkness see a great light.” (Arcana Coelestia 519.2)

And hast not failed, signifies so far as they could. This is evident from the signification of "not failing," in reference to those who are eager for the knowledges of truth and good, as being so far as they could; for in what now follows, a life according to these knowledges is treated of. Those who are in a life according to these go forward and do not fail; but those who are as yet in knowledges alone, go forward as far as they can, but do not yet have the light of life, from which is vigor. (Apocalypse Explained 103)

Then Jesus said to them, Yet a little time is the Light with you; walk while you have the Light, lest darkness seize you; and he who walks in darkness knows not whither he goes. (John 12:35)

Instruct me, O Jehovah, as to Thy way; I will walk in Thy truth; Unite my heart to fear Thy name. (Psalm 86:11)