Luke 12:35. Let your waist be girded and your lamps burning.
Matthew 5:15-16. Nor do they light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a lampstand, and it gives light to all who are in the house. Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven.
I prefer the translation of ‘put it under a bushel’ than a basket. To me it makes more sense.
God gave me a revelation today I believe. The light that shines in us, is Jesus Himself shining through us. That if we are truly His, depending on the degree we are His, our light will shine intensely. If we genuinely are following Jesus and do His Will we are like a lantern. Depending how clean the lantern is the brighter the light will shine through us. The more people will recognise you belong to God, which will please God, because He will be able to reach more people that way. You win souls, because it is Jesus touching souls through you.
I practise Holy Communion for years, first thing every day. I often feel His Presence during Holy Communion within me. That is where I got the idea that I am a lantern or lamp whatever way you want to describe it. Jesus is His own person in us and He can heal, comfort set free the prisoners easily in us by just being one with Him. Many people who believe in the bread and wine turns into the actual body and blood of Christ and partake in it every day often feels His tangible Presence within them. So I am not the only one by far. But it was during Holy Communion I got the idea of being like a lantern and Jesus can flow through me and you according to how much we allow Him to do so. If we practise prayer and live to please Him we will shine. It will be His light that shines through us, not us. We become one with Jesus.
John 17:21. That they all may be one, as You, Father, are in Me, and I in You; that they also may be one in Us, that the world may believe that You sent Me.
Jesus can work through us secretly without us knowing. He can heal the sick, comfort those who are lonely and do miracles I believe, by just being in us. We don’t have to do anything, but love God with all our hearts and above all things, and obey Him. He will use us because He is in us.