John begins his gospel by referring to Jesus as “The true light, which gives light to everyone, was coming into the world.” (John 1:9). He is making a very important distinction between “true light” and the light which Paul mentions, as deceptive; “for even Satan disguises himself as an angel of light.” (2 Corinthians 11:14). When Jesus came into the world, His light was the only light that could dispel the darkness of man's heart through sin. Those who receive Christ as Savior are given His light and are called “children of light” (Ephesians 5:8).
Again, Paul makes this beautiful statement; “For God, who said, “Let light shine out of darkness,” has shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.” (2 Corinthians 4:6). Now that is a sermon in itself! This world never know what “true light” really was until Jesus came into the pages of human history. Through His presence here on earth, His light has replaced the darkness of sin in those who receive Him.
When Jesus said in John 8:12 and 9:5, “I AM the light of the world”, He was giving us a message for those who still sit in darkness. Since God “has shone in our hearts” this “true light”, He is sending us out as torch bearers that will enlighten everyone with “the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.” It is God’s glory to cover sin and remove darkness. What torch do you carry? Where will you carry HIS light?
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