The Lighthouse | Typology "Jesus Christ is a type of lighthouse"
"Navigating the Word of God"
In the Holy Bible it says in Psalms 18:2: "The Lord is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer, my God, my strength, in whom I will trust; my buckler, and the horn to my salvation, and my high tower." A "lighthouse" is a tower located some place important or dangerous to navigation. It has a very bright light at the top, and often foghorns (a horn blown to give warning to ships in a fog) or sirens, etc. by which ships (temples of Christ) are guided and warned.
In our earthly walk and navigation(s) of life, we inevitably will be confronted with places of importance or dangerous situations. There is a beckon of hope, help, and salvation using navigation through God's Word. JESUS CHRIST - is that very bright light at the top of the lighthouse or of the world. Our deliverance often comes from the "high tower" or the "horn of our salvation" in calling upon JESUS in times of need and distress (Psalms 18:2).
The lighthouse is a type of JESUS CHRIST. LCCOC, or the "Lighthouse," is the high tower symbolic of JESUS CHRIST that provides Biblical/pastoral/clinical counseling, education, and outreach. It is our persuasion or philosophy that LCCOC will make THE positive difference in the local community, nation, and the world based upon our: focus, goals, objectives, vision, mission, purpose, motto, and philosophy stances.
It is our belief that JESUS symbolizes the high tower, and the bright light at the top of the lighthouse that will navigate, and guide individuals to safety in the storms of life. JESUS is the deliverer or "our salvation" when one cannot see their way. THE "WORD OF GOD" will give direction in the "deep waves," and "storms of life." In the Holy Bible it says: "Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus" (Philippians 2:5). Through the "lighthouse" God's people can find godly peace of mind through the wholistic (mind, body, spirit) approach to health, and wellness.
The metaphors of these verses can be applied to the believer's perpetual struggles against the physical and spiritual forces of this age. God's care is described by six symbols in these Scriptures: as "our" rock, fortress, deliverer, buckler, horn, and high tower. This ensures us that JESUS is our source, a safe place, to lift us above the storms, and dangers of life. Jesus is our living divine protector, our buckler, someone who the enemy cannot penetrate. Therefore, he is a type of shield, symbolizing that God comes between us and harm. He is the "horn to our salvation," He becomes our strength, and victorious power to deliver, and save us.
"Is the Lighthouse in the obscured mist of a storm or deep"
By Dr. Melveena D. Edwards
Founder and President
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Supporting Scriptural references -
St. Matthews 11:30
II Corinthians 10:13-18
II Corinthians 4:4-6
I Timothy 6:16
Philippians 2:5, 15
Revelation 21:11, 23
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