Word Study – Light/shine
Light/shine– Hebrew – “‘or”
Numbers 6:25: “The Lord make his face to shine upon you.”
The word “’or” (light/shine) in Hebrew has many usages. When we say that the Lord makes his face to “shine” upon us we are saying that the Lord causes His face, which means His presence, to bring us prosperity, to glorifies us, enlightens us, brings us revelation, give us knowledge, and share His passion with us.
That is a lot of good stuff yet the most important aspect of light is found within the word itself. The word “’or” is spelled Aleph – unity with God, Vav – connecting heaven to earth or the supernatural to the natural, and Resh, which represents the Holy Spirit. In other words when the Lord makes His presence to “shine” or “’or” on us He is connecting us, natural man to a supernatural God, to create a unity with Him and allow us to experience the power of the Holy Spirit. But soft, John 1:4 tells us that Jesus is the light. He is our connection of a supernatural God to a natural man, He is the baptizer in Holy Spirit and It is He who creates a unity with God. Sure the Light of God gives us prosperity, revelation, knowledge etc., but most important it connects us with the Heavenly Father who longs to share his passion, love and heart with us.