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Parables Of Jesus: The Eye Is The Lamp Of The Body

Last updated on November 9, 2021

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The Eye Is The Lamp Of The Body

Jesus Christ in Matthew 6:22 gave this parable, “The eye is the lamp of the body. If your eyes are healthy, your whole body will be full of light.”

Now here’s what the Bible tells us.

The eye represents the Spirit    (Revelation 5:6)

A lamp represents a church or congregation  (Revelation 1:20)

The body represents the members of the church  (1 Corinthians 12:27)

The parable above can be interpreted as:

In the Spirit is where the members have fellowship,  if the spirits of the members are good, then the congregation will shine as the light of the world.

The Light Of The World

Here are a few supporting verses.

John 4:23 But a time is coming and has now come when the true worshipers will worship the Father in the Spirit and in truth, for they are the kind of worshipers the Father seeks.

1 John 1:7 But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus, his Son, purifies us from all sin.

Hebrews 12:22-23 But you have come to Mount Zion, to the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem. You have come to thousands upon thousands of angels in joyful assembly, to the church of the firstborn, whose names are written in heaven. You have come to God, the Judge of all, to the spirits of the righteous made perfect,

Matthew 5:14 You are the light of the world. You cannot hide a city that has been built upon a mountain.

Psalm 74:2 Remember thy congregationwhich thou hast purchased of old; the rod of thine inheritance, which thou hast redeemed; this mount Zion, wherein thou hast dwelt.


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