Light Shining Out Of The Darkness

light-shining-darknessJohn tells us ” And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not.”  Jesus said “I am the light of the world”, His Father said “Let there be light.”  I thank God that I walk in that light in the darkness.

 

Consider the following verses.  Read them through think about them, pray about them, because in these verses we see the salvation of man laid out from the very beginning.  God knew we would mess up, rebel against Him, yet he still gave us free will a choice.  He coulda just said nope, not gonna take a chance with these guys, they have to love me, obey me, they have no choice, no free will.  But God knew that forced love is false love, and God’s a gentleman – a true, just and loving God – he doesn’t want false love, he wants real deep meaningful love with us.  To be in relationship with us, he wants us.  Just the way we are, rebellion and all.  Because once we have his light in us, we are changed, that rebellion we gloried in is replaced with His love and a desire to serve Him to let the God who created us, who loved us enough to send his only Son to die for our rebellion and sins, then raise that Son from the grave the third day so that we might live forever with Him.  Do you have the Light?

And God said, Let there be light: and there was light. And God saw the light, that it was good: and God divided the light from the darkness. And God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And the evening and the morning were the first day.
Genesis 1:3-5

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In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God. All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made. In him was life; and the life was the light of men. And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not. There was a man sent from God, whose name was John. The same came for a witness, to bear witness of the Light, that all men through him might believe. He was not that Light, but was sent to bear witness of that Light. That was the true Light, which lighteth every man that cometh into the world. He was in the world, and the world was made by him, and the world knew him not. John 1:1-10

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For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved. He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God. And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil. For every one that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved. But he that doeth truth cometh to the light, that his deeds may be made manifest, that they are wrought in God. John 3:16-21

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Then 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.
John 8:12

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I must work the works of him that sent me, while it is day: the night cometh, when no man can work. As long as I am in the world, I am the light of the world.
John 9:4-5

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Jesus answered, Are there not twelve hours in the day? If any man walk in the day, he stumbleth not, because he seeth the light of this world. But if a man walk in the night, he stumbleth, because there is no light in him.  John 11:9-10

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Then Jesus said unto them, Yet a little while is the light with you. Walk while ye have the light, lest darkness come upon you: for he that walketh in darkness knoweth not whither he goeth. While ye have light, believe in the light, that ye may be the children of light. These things spake Jesus, and departed, and did hide himself from them.
John 12:35-36

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Jesus cried and said, He that believeth on me, believeth not on me, but on him that sent me. And he that seeth me seeth him that sent me. I am come a light into the world, that whosoever believeth on me should not abide in darkness. And if any man hear my words, and believe not, I judge him not: for I came not to judge the world, but to save the world. John 12:44-47

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Come ye, and let us walk in the light of the LORD.  Isaiah 2:5

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