¹²Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life. ¹³The Pharisees therefore said unto him, Thou bearest record of thyself; thy record is not true. ¹⁴Jesus answered and said unto them, Though I bear record of myself, yet my record is true: for I know whence I came, and whither I go; but ye cannot tell whence I come, and whither I go. Ye judge after the flesh; I judge no man.
Jesus testifies of Himself as the light of the world, a statement of truth.
The Pharisees took occasion to mock Him.
Have you been to a place of high esteem and others esteem you not?
You deem yourself beautiful but they deem you ugly, you see yourself as a solution bearer, they deem you a worthless and empty as irrelevant subject, they see all things wrong and contrary to what you see.
The error on your part is if you take it in like it is oxygen making part of your formations, do not loose your essence for anything nor anyone, know who you are, whose you are, where you are from!!
Jesus was clear in His identity, whose He was, where He was from, where He was going and nothing ever was required to validate His claims except God His/our father.
Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord ³Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ: ⁴According as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love: ⁵Having predestinated us unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his will.
It is only the Father God that validates who you are, only He knows where you are, You are from above and not beneath-born again, a head and not a tail, blessed with all blessings, fruitful, beautiful beyond description, endowed with His graces, a light that dispels darkness, a solution to all, redeemed, chosen, royalty, Priestly, forgiven, loved. You are all things the father says; like the prodical one-loved, like the Samaritan-enlightened, like David-royal, like the leppers-cleansed, like Mary of Bethany-forgiven. All these like any other were deemed unworthy but the father deemed them worthy, how much more of You that is in Christ and filled with the Holyspirit.
²⁵Then said they unto him, Who art thou? And Jesus saith unto them, Even the same that I said unto you from the beginning. ²⁶I have many things to say and to judge of you: but he that sent me is true; and I speak to the world those things which I have heard of him.
Some people will challenge you to explain yourself. When Jesus is asked who He is after His discourse, He says I am the same as I said from the beginning, more like I don’t need to prove a point, I have said it and it’s evident, whether you believe it or not, I am what I am!
Who is your validation? When Saul manifested the prophetic, people murmured, whose son is He?, even when David triumphed over the giant, it was asked, whose son are you? Many will want to know whose child You are?
It is the father that validates who you are manifested by the evidence of your being/works that speak the expressions of your father.
Saul asked him, “Whose son are you, young man?” And David answered, “I am the son of your servant Jesse of Bethlehem.”
He validates your life as a seal of aproval.
2 Corinthians 10:18
For not he that commendeth himself is approved, but whom the Lord commendeth.
I am Approved by God, redeemed, favoured, a royal priesthood, a son, blessed with all blessedness, endowed with seeds of greatness, peculiar, born from again, I am what He says I am!!
2 Peter 2:9
But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light