Sunday, October 18, 2015

Jesus The Light Of Life



Jesus The Light Of Life

The Bible opens with this beautiful account of the creation:
 "In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth...the earth was formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters. And God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light." ~ (Genesis 1:1-3)

The soul apart from Christ is very much like that place at the dawn of creation when the "earth was without form and void and darkness hovered over the face of the deep."  
For without Christ "the light of the world" we walk in darkness. The bible says that Jesus was  "the true Light which, coming into the world, enlightens every man." (John 1:9)




The Gospel of John opens much like the book of Genesis:
John 1:1,3-5
 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was 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.

Jesus Christ is not only our Creator, He is the Light that moves upon our spirit that brings the Eternal Day into our hearts when we receive Him as our Savior.
When Jesus Christ comes into our hearts, His light shines into the formless darkness of our souls, and His grace turns our chaos into order, our confusion into peace.
When Jesus comes into our hearts, His light not only illuminates our darkness but His word promises that all the forces of darkness shall not be able to overcome His light within us as we abide in Him.

Scripture says that the darkness cannot comprehend Christ's light.
The word comprehend as defined by the Strong's Bible Dictionary can be interpreted in several ways:

The darkness does not eagerly receive Christ or the things of God.
The darkness cannot possess Christ or those who have His light abiding in their hearts.
The darkness cannot perceive, comprehend, or understand Christ or the things of God.
The darkness cannot ever overcome Christ, His Church, and all those who are abiding in Christ's light.



Prayer
Heavenly Father, bring the light of Christ to all who are in darkness today. If any are experiencing confusion, fill them with Thy peace for Thy word says that "God is not the author of confusion but of peace..." (1 Corinthians 14:33)
Thy word promises that "...the Lord blesses His people with peace." ~ (Psalm 29:11)
Lord, thank You for Being our Light, our Salvation, and our Peace, in Jesus' name, amen.



2 Thessalonians 3:16 (NIV) 
"Now may the Lord of peace Himself give you peace at all times and in every way. The Lord be with all of you."
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DEFINITIONS
*comprehended  (Strong's Bible Dictionary )
καταλαμβάνω kat-al-am-ban'-o

Definition: to take eagerly, i.e. seize, possess, etc. (literally or figuratively)
Usage: :--apprehend, attain, come upon, comprehend, find, obtain, perceive, (over-)take.

*Darkness: (Thayer Bible Dictionary)
skotia (transliteration)
Definition: Metaphorically used of ignorance of divine things, and its associated wickedness, and the resultant misery in hell.



Unto The Least of These "Jesus Light of Life" © 2015 Suzanne Davis Harden All Rights Reserved. Scripture Quotations King James Version Bible, New International Version Bible, New American Standard Version Bible: Definitions: Strong's Bible Dictionary, Thayer Bible Dictionary: Scripture Pictures Created via You Version Bible App

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