Some time ago it dawned on me that if Yeshua was around today we would label him an energy healer, Reiki Master, Therapeutic Touch Practitioner, Shaman, or any other name we have for people who work in the energy healing modalities.
A search of the word energy in the KJV bible comes up empty. In different versions there are one or two references. In Strongs Hebrew-Greek thesaurus, the Greek word for energy references power.
This clearly points to the need to apply the intended meaning of a word to the context in which it is used; there are many different meanings for the word power.
As for bible references to the word light there are many and again as far as intended meaning we must relate to context.
When I sat to write this blog I immediately thought of the Scripture about the woman with the haemorrhage who crawled up behind Yeshua saying all she had to do was touch the hem of his robe and she’d be healed. We’re told that before turning around Yeshua said he felt energy going out from him.
Luke 8:45 KJV And Jesus said, ‘Who touched me?’ When all denied, Peter and they that were with him said, Master, the multitude throng thee, and sayest thou,Who touched me?
We would also call him a Lightworker. After all he says of himself that he is the Light.
John 8:12 When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.”
As someone who came out of religious organizations that labelled these things as being anti-Christian, I find this comforting as I continue my human journey with Yeshua as my role model when doing things, not wanting to offend him nor take his name in vain.