In him was life; and the life was the light of men.
This passage of scripture in John 1:4 is speaking of the Word, which is God. Everything we will ever need, want or desire is in the Word. The Word was made to be flesh and lived among man-kind for a season of time.
In the Word there is life, not mere ordinary existence but true life. This life is self-existent, it needs nothing or no one to exist. The scriptures reveal to us that Jesus came in the world so that we might have life and have it more abundantly. He did not come to bring death but rather life. The life of God is the Light of the world. God is light and in Him there is no darkness at all. There is no evil whatsoever in God. He is pure and holy. The life that God gives to us is pure and holy, uncontaminated by sin and death. Every born again believer in Christ has this life on the inside of them. This life of God is what drove out all the darkness from our past sinful lives. This light brought illumination to our spirit man, I once was blind but now I see! Praise God! Praise God! Praise God!
When people in the world see that great light shine forth out of you they are beholding the life of God. This life is so awesome it cannot be hid under a bushel; it cannot be controlled, manipulated or corrupted by the world, flesh or the devil. It is off limits to such sinister forces.
I am so grateful for this life it has totally made me a new creation. When I look back on my past life before Christ came to live in me, I become over-joyed and filled with praise and honor for my risen King. He rescued me from the hand of the enemy and gave me new life; no one else had the power of life to set me free. He did it all for both you and me!
So lift your head up high and put a pep in your step, a glide in your stride and be bold as you tell the world how great it is to be filled with the life and light of God.
Yes, true life begins with a life in God*ReplyDelete