John 12:46 I have come as a light into the world, that whoever believes in Me should not abide in darkness. NKJV
In the beginning the word describing the creation that was given to Moses to write in a book that would become the Jewish Pentateuch or the first 5 books of what we now refer to as the Old Testament tells us in Genesis 1:3 Then God said, “Let there be light”; and there was light. NKJV Our God the One True God spoke a word and light came into existence. The miraculous thing is what was said in the very next verse, Genesis 1:4 And God saw the light, that it was good; and God divided the light from the darkness. NKJV The striking thing from verse 4 of Genesis is that God said the light was good but He made no such reference of the darkness being good. God is the only One that is able to separate actual light from actual darkness and see each separately but simultaneously.
From the moment the rebellion took place in heaven when the devil tried to take over God’s place on the throne, but he was swiftly defeated along with 1/3 of the other angels and thrown out of heaven (Revelation 12:9), God the Father has drawn a clear and distinct line dividing light from darkness. Darkness and evil was made visible in the Universe through this rebellion long before the earth and man was created, but then when man was created he was deceived by the devil to sin against God. The moment the man rebelled he would then need another Man (who would be perfect and sinless) to come and die in his place to pay the penalty of death for his sin (Romans 6:23). Sin and the consequences of all sin always produces death and darkness and nothing good (morally excellent or morally virtuous) ever comes as the result of sin. Every person is born with this darkness inherent in their souls. To put it plainly the light has been turned off or disconnected. The Light is God. The Apostle John told us in the following passage of Scripture, 1 John 1:5 This is the message which we have heard from Him (Jesus) and declare to you, that God is light and in Him is no darkness at all. NKJV
Now if God has no darkness at all in Him then every one of us is undone unless a miracle happens to each one of us that turns on the light in our dark, dreary, and dead souls. Since God is Light then in order for the dark souls of individual men, women, boys, and girls to receive light He has to turn it on Personally for the sinner to come out of the darkness of sin into the light of salvation (2 Corinthians 5:19). In Chapter 11 of John’s gospel, he records for us the great miracle of Lazarus brought out of that dark cold cave alive from the dead. Our Lord Jesus turned on the light and Lazarus’ life was restored. The Lord Jesus Christ is the Only True light because He is the author of life and no other spirituality, religious guru, monk, muslim cleric, or anyone or anything else is capable of transferring a dark soul into light (1 Timothy 6:16). After every person reaches the age of accountability for their sin, there is but two paths or roads that the souls of men and women can travel on and each one has a final destination for all eternity.
The soul that continues to feed, nourish, and cherish the darkness of sin will reject or resist Jesus Christ as the Only True Light and search for light in Buddhism, Islam, Hinduism, Wicca, Witchcraft, Sorcery, Baha’i, Nature, Humanism, and other New Age Mysticism and that road will end for all eternity in hell. However, the soul brought by God the Holy Spirit to see its darkness will flee to the cross of Jesus Christ bringing all of their sin and trust Him alone completely clinging to Him. They will have the light turned on in their dark souls and He will bring them out of the darkness of sin into a vital and vibrate union with Him in a love relationship immediately on earth that will continue for all eternity in heaven with Him. The soul that has truly trusted our Lord Jesus Christ receiving His regenerating power and His regenerating power acts as the human power sources or companies do that supply and send power to every location that are legally connected to their company in order to receive their service. Our Lord Jesus is the source of all light to all of those who truly belong to Him and they can never continue, remain, or stay in the darkness of sin and all that it produces (1 John 1:6). It is impossible to have Jesus Christ turn on the light inside your soul and you lounge, live, and love sin of any sort. Our Lord turns on the light and dispels the darkness and gives the enlightened soul wisdom to discern good from evil, the truth from that which is false. The Light of the World gives light to His own that we may draw an invisible line between light and darkness even as we continue down here as sojourners, pilgrims, and aliens in hostile territory.
Psalms 36:9 For with You is the fountain of life; In Your light we see light. NKJV
Acts 26:18 “To open their eyes, in order to turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan to God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins and an inheritance among those who are sanctified by faith in Me.” NKJV
Ephesians 5:8-14 For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Walk as children of light (for the fruit of the Spirit is in all goodness, righteousness, and truth), finding out what is acceptable to the Lord. And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather expose them. For it is shameful even to speak of those things which are done by them in secret. But all things that are exposed are made manifest by the light, for whatever makes manifest is light. Therefore He says: “Awake, you who sleep, Arise from the dead, And Christ will give you light.” NKJV
“If we walk in righteousness He will carry us through.” A. B. Simpson
“Now is our chance to choose the right side. God is holding back to give us that chance. It won't last forever. We must take it or leave it.” C. S. Lewis
“The issue is now clear. It is between light and darkness and everyone must choose his side.” G. K. Chesterton
“The difference between God’s side and the devil’s is the difference between heaven and hell.” Billy Sunday
“The absence of the true Light means moral Death. The darkness of the natural world to the intellect is not all. What history testifies to is, first the partial, and then the total eclipse of virtue that always follows the abandonment of belief in a personal God.” Henry Drummond
“Scripture, because of its absolute clarity, bring understanding where there is ignorance, order where there is confusion, and light where there is spiritual and moral darkness. It stands in stark contrast to the muddled musings of unredeemed men, who themselves are blind and unable to discern truth or live righteously. God’s Word clearly reveals the blessed, hopeful truth they can never see.” John MacArthur
“We declare, upon Scriptural authority, that the human will is so desperately set on mischief, so depraved, and so inclined to everything that is evil, and so disinclined to everything that is good, that without the powerful, supernatural, irresistible influence of the Holy Spirit, no human will ever be constrained towards Christ.” Charles Spurgeon
“If when I am able to discover something which has baffled others, I forget Him who revealeth the deep and secret things, and knoweth what is in the darkness and showeth it to us; if I forget that it was He who granted that ray of light to His most unworthy servant, then I know nothing of Calvary love.” Amy Carmichael
If you do not know the Lord Jesus Christ and His amazing healing power, pray this from your heart to the Lord Jesus Christ (you speaking directly to Him), Dear Lord Jesus, I confess to You that I am a sinner and I need Your forgiveness. I believe You shed Your Blood and died for my sins. I believe that You rose from the dead proving that You alone are God. I repent of my sins. I want to turn from my sins. I ask You Dear Lord Jesus to come into my heart and take control of my life. I want You to be my Lord, Savior, and my God. Amen...
Sincerely in Christ,
Clifford D. Tate, Sr.
Author of “Silent Assassins of the Soul - Are you Broken by Pornography and Masturbation? You can be Restored by the Lord Jesus Christ and brought into Deliverance, Freedom, and Victory! A Guide for Men and Women in the Enemy’s Crosshairs” e-book available now @ Amazon Kindle, @ Apple I Bookstore for IPod, Barnes and Noble for Nook, Reader Store for Sony Reader, Kobo, Copia, Gardners, Baker and Taylor, and eBookPie…