John 1:9 – The true light that gives light to everyone was coming into the world.
The “True Light” is not a light by name and resemblance, but is the very nature of what light is and beyond that, is Light itself. The properties of light such as comes from the sun are not the source of original light, but is a lesser example of it. The original and only true light is the Light that came into the world from the Father above.
Traditionally the Olympic flame, dating back to the ancient Olympic days in Greece, is lit not by a match but by a Skaphia (crucible) that was their version of a parabolic mirror. It harnesses sun rays to focus at an exact point that can reach an extreme heat and cause an item such as paper or flammable material to burst into flames. Therefore the Olympic flame did not come from the belly of a cooking stove but was ignited by the purity of the light of the sun. So it appears their thoughts were that the source of the fire was the sun and so they figured this was the purest fire, and thought from their gods. It was as “pure” a flame as they could obtain.
Jesus was more than something obtained from the source (such as the sun). He was in fact The True Light that came from Heaven. He did not receive light from heaven and carry it down for the benefit of mankind but was actual light from heaven. He was not harnessed light from Heaven. He was not second generation light, but the original Light. The Light was knowledge and wisdom that came from God to mankind to illuminate the darkened earth. Only people who received the light and then looked out upon the earth could see it in its fallen state. If a person does not receive the Light of God that came from Heaven then they cannot see true reality upon earth. Jesus was the pure Light that dwelt in Heaven and came down by the unified will of God to illuminate the dark minds of mankind.
John 3:16 states “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.” Set this verse aside John 1:9 and we see that God sent Jesus to bring eternal life to us. But unless men knew the ugliness of the condition of their own souls, they would not be saved. So God brought light (truth, knowledge and wisdom) to the world that they may see what darkened souls could not see. Only Jesus, He Himself being true light, could bring alive the eyes of mankind to see the way to God. Only He is the Way, and the Truth, and the Life (John 14:6) and so by Him bringing us light to see could we could see the Way, that leads to the Truth of our condition, and that now illuminated truth will lead us to eternal Life. We know from John 3:18 all men live in darkness until the Light of God lives within them and rescues them from the darkness. People live in darkness and stay in darkness unless they receive the light. God does not plunge those who reject Jesus into darkness, but rather, because of their rebellion, they stay in darkness as they close the door to the Light.
Jesus the Light of the Word showed us truth that brings us to, and eternally keeps us with God. Praise the Light of the world! Praise Jesus!
John 1:5 “The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.”
Psalm 150:6 – Let everything that has breath praise the Lord. Praise the Lord!
Micah 7:7 – But as for me, I watch in hope for the Lord, I wait for God my Savior; my God will Hear me.
Micah 6:8 – He has shown you, Oh man, what is good; and what does the Lord require of you, but to do justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God.
Numbers 6:24-26 The Lord bless you and keep you; 25 The Lord make His face shine on you and be gracious to you; 26 The Lord turn His face toward you and give you peace.This entry was posted in Devotion and tagged John, Micah, Numbers, Psalm by Bob with