LIGHT AND LIFE

John 1:4,5 – In Him was life, and the life was the light of men. And the light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not comprehend it.

The world that we live in is a very dark place. The dilemma most have is this, they can’t recognize the darkness and think that the world is actually progressing. Darkness blinds the eyes of everyone born as sons and daughters of this fallen race. Something is wrong with all of us at the core of our being. We are sons and daughters of darkness until the day that the Sun of Righteousness bursts into our lives. In today’s verse John speaks very clearly about this. Jesus is the Light of the world. He came into this world, entered into His own creation, to pierce the darkness with His light.

Man is also living in a state of death. We are born in our trespasses and our sins and that is our lot in life until life itself breaks through. All life flows from Jesus. Spiritual life is the beginning of our life and it comes only from Him. He is light and life and His life still shines in the darkness. Here is how J.C. Ryle describes this verse.

“We learn…that the Lord Jesus Christ is the source of all spiritual life and light. John tells us, that “in Him was life, and the life was the light of men.” He is the eternal fountain, from which alone the sons of men have ever derived life. Whatever spiritual life and light Adam and Eve possessed before the fall, was from Christ. Whatever deliverance from sin and spiritual death any child of Adam has ever enjoyed since the fall, whatever light of conscience or understanding any one has obtained, all has flowed from Christ. The vast majority of mankind in every age have refused to know Him, have forgotten the fall, and their own need of a Savior. The light has been constantly shining “in darkness.” The most have “not comprehended the light.” But if any men and women out of the countless millions of mankind have ever had spiritual life and light, they have owed all to Christ.”

So have you stepped into the light or are you still living in darkness? Life is born in us as we experience His light of revelation. When Jesus comes into our lives our life finally begins. Every facet of your life will be impacted and made new by the life of God in Christ.

2 Replies to “LIGHT AND LIFE”

  1. If God doesn’t turn the on the light , it’s not going to happen . He chooses us , we don’t choose Him. We’re lost , not Him . When we’re found and when and if the light is “turned” on , we respond -or not , is an opportunity we ALL have. I believe there is a built-in innate (inborn-inbred-inherent-natural-intrinsic-instinctive-intuitive-UNLEARNED) supernatural-property in all of us to want to know this God that created us and foreknew us before this world was ever thought of. That’s the “ jealous “ attribute of God that is often misunderstood. He is jealous for Himself – that of Him that was supernaturally deposited in us at the time of conception ( when life begins) . It’s absurd to think that He can ever be compared to things or people. He calls that of Himself “back” to Himself ( jealous for Himsel) . We are vessels for good – or for evil, and have been , “at a given time” ( seek ye the Lord while He can be found ) from God to respond . God of course knows that Grace and Mercy time table for each and everyone of us to respond. Judas although walked AND performed many miracles with Jesus , ultimately rejected Him for his own gain. And because He is ALL knowing , omnipotent, omniscient, omnipresent God , He knew Juda’s heart was dark and evil , and ultimately turned him over to that darkness.
    Psalm 139 is a beautiful interpretation of our heart responding to His love for us and desiring to be in right standing with Him . To be delivered from our darkness and come into His light , to be with Him and serve Him all the days of our lives. Our God is in the darkness because dark CANNOT withstand LIGHT. He will never force Himself upon you. But He will never accept you taking His Son’s ( Himself in the flesh ) death and shed blood in vain and for granted thru-out our lives. He is at constant work in our lives for HIS expected end. He knows the end to the beginning . And He WINS! Hallelujah!!
    RUN !! RUN!! My dearly beloved , to the Light !!
    Cease every opportunity to come into the “Light “ of God. Leave your darkness – your understanding – your strength – your emotions- Your desires -Your doubts -Your fears ….. and fall into the loving arms of your Heavenly Father . He’s for you not against you . He’s with you thru all……….FOREVER! Amen.

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