Light shines in the darkness!
Have you considered how The BIBLE assures us, that most people prefer the darkness, and hate The LIGHT."
Yes, GOD'S WORD, Beloved, is LIGHT."
Consider how John 3:20 reveals this by saying:
Everyone practicing evil hates The LIGHT and does not come to The LIGHT, lest his deeds should be exposed
[The LIGHT, "
"is GOD'S LIVING WORD, -
JESUS CHRIST. "
And, HE, being The WORD of The LIVING GOD, "is LIGHT to our path, and a Lamp to our feet.
Consider how Psalm 119:105 reveals it, by saying: YOUR WORD is a Lamp to my feet; and a
LIGHT to my path
[CHRIST, GOD'S LIVING WORD, is The LIGHT that GOD, HIMSELF, sent forth to bring us out of darkness, and SAVE us who once walked in it."
GOD, sent forth HIS WORD to shine into the very core of our being, and SAVE us from the darkness, that naturally, we once walked in, and born in to." Born in to? Yes!" For no one needed to teach us how to lie, steal, and break the commandments of GOD! We were born that way!
Nobody needed to teach us how to do evil, nor to walk in the ways of darkness!" Right!" We were born sinners.
But praise be to GOD, that through
John 3:17, HE reveals why HE sent forth HIS Son to us. Consider why. :
For GOD did not send HIS Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through HIM might be "SAVED."
["Yes, GOD sent forth The LIGHT of HIS WORD, to SAVE us, and to establish us in The TRUTH of HIS WORD," from Jeremiah 29:11-13 that reads:
For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says The LORD, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope.
Then you will call upon ME and go to pray to ME, and I will listen to you. And you will seek ME and find ME, when you search for ME with all your heart.
We have sought GOD with all our heart, and found HIM, "Who is," The WORD of The LIVING GOD - JESUS CHRIST.
The same WORD of GOD, Who came to Peter, after HE had washed the feet of the other disciples, saying in John 13:6-8
Then HE came to Simon Peter. And Peter said to HIM, "LORD, are YOU washing my feet?"
JESUS answered and said to him,
"What I am doing you do not understand now, but you will know after this."
Peter said to HIM, "YOU shall never wash my feet!"
JESUS answered him, "if I do not wash you, you have no part with ME."
All who want our part with HIM, and
Believe in HIM; accept the authority of "HIS WORD," that rules over us.
And if The WORD of GOD, instructs us in Mathew 4:4 saying:
Man shall not live by Bread alone, but by every WORD that proceeds from The MOUTH of GOD.
[Then, "we are daily washed by the LIGHT of GOD'S WORD.
We don't respond, as these unbelieving men, did, from Luke 19:14, when they protested, that they would not have CHRIST rule over them :
But HIS citizens hated HIM, and sent a delegation after HIM, saying, "We will not have This Man to reign over us.'
Anyone who will not have The WORD of The LIVING GOD - JESUS CHRIST, reign over them.
Is like Nicodemus, a Pharisee, who came seeking The LIGHT Of GOD - JESUS CHRIST, at night."
Imagine being Nicodemus, who was likely to ashamed to be seen with JESUS at noon day.
So he came seeking the LIGHT of GOD, at night."
John 3:12-16 tells us that The LORD, spoke these WORDS to Nicodemus, and posed these questions:
"If I have told you earthly things and you do not Believe, how will you Believe if I tell you Heavenly things?"
No one has ascended to HEAVEN but HE who came down from HEAVEN, that is, The Son of Man Who is in HEAVEN."
And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must The Son of Man be lifted up, that whoever Believes in HIM should not perish but have Eternal LIFE.
For GOD so LOVED the world that HE gave HIS only begotten SON, that whoever Believes in HIM should not perish but have Everlasting LIFE.
["We who Believe in HIM, Believe in what HE accomplished on The Cross, for the remission of our sins.
We Believe The WORD of The LIVING GOD, and the LIGHT, that came to bring us out of the darkness of the world.] 🌎
That all who would Believe, would rejoice in John 3:17 that declares:
For GOD did not send HIS Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through HIM might be SAVED.
["Yes, SAVED from all condemnation."
For Romans 8:1 assures us, saying:
There is therefore now no condemnation to those who are in CHRIST JESUS, who do not walk according to the flesh, but to The SPIRIT.
We agree, with what The SPIRIT of GOD, tells us. And not, with what the flesh wants us to walk in.
For John 3:18-21 makes the way to be made free of all condemnation, absolutely clear, by saying:
He who Believes in HIM is not condemned; but he who does not Believe is condemned already, because he has not Believed in The Name Of The Only begotten Son Of GOD.
And this is the condemnation, that LIGHT has come into the world, and men LOVED darkness rather than LIGHT, because their deeds were evil. For everyone practicing evil hates The LIGHT and does not come to The LIGHT, lest his deeds shall be exposed. But he who does The TRUTH comes to The LIGHT, that his deeds may be clearly seen, that they have been done in GOD.
according to John 3:2,
Nicodemus “came to The LORD by night.” Yet, was this Pharisee seeking The LIGHT of GOD, under the cover of darkness, embarrassed, and even ashamed, that he, one of the ruling class, would be seen with JESUS?"
Some suggest that it was just cooler at night, and more comfortable for conversation, because it was quieter and fewer distractions.
We really don’t know the reason Nicodemus went seeking LIGHT at night, but GOD'S WORD deemed it appropriate to make LIGHT of that fact."
Why do you suppose?"
I Believe that because before each of us "Trusted in The LIGHT Of GOD, and embraced JESUS CHRIST;
we were each in darkness, ourselves,
dead in our trespasses and sins.
We were each, in a terrible darkness that GOD brought us out from."
[Isn't that right?"]
So every time the apostle John mentioned Nicodemus in his writings,
imagine yourself, and each of us, “when he identifies the guy who came to JESUS by night.”
Nicodemus, no doubt, was a moral man and lived according to the Mosaic Law.
But Nicodemus, like each of us, needed to be BORN AGAIN,
born of The SPIRIT of GOD,
by embracing The TRUTH of HIS WORD, that will guide us.
For in John 16:13-14 HE tells us:
However, when HE, The SPIRIT of TRUTH has come, HE will guide you into all TRUTH; for HE will not speak on HIS Own authority, but whatever HE hears HE will speak; and HE will tell you things to come.
HE will GLORIFY ME, for HE will take of what is MINE and declare it to you.
[Declare it to you?
Declare, what to us, Beloved?]
The TRUTH of GOD!"
For it's by knowing The TRUTH, JESUS CHRIST,
Israel's long-awaited MESSIAH."
The Annointed Of GOD!"
'That we are drawn out of the darkness, into The PRESENCE of “The LIGHT of the world =JESUS CHRIST." And then, HE, HIMSELF; makes us LIGHT!"
For we were each, once in darkness,
but then, we heard The LORD, through John 8:12, where HE exclaims, saying:
"I AM The LIGHT of the world.
He who follows ME shall not walk in darkness, but have The LIGHT Of LIFE.
[And all who Believe in HIM, and choose to follow The WORD of The LIVING GOD.
Are "lighting up" this world's darkness! And isn't that you, Beloved?"