The Light in Men Comes Back On

Tuesday, November 18th, 2014

The Bible pictures the ungenerated man as “walking in darkness.” That’s why he can’t see that all the things he tries to substitute for Jesus in his life are only delusive counterfeits.  When Adam sinned, his spirit became darkened without God’s inner illumination. His spiritual light went out.

At the heart of God’s plan to regenerate men was His intention of restoring the light to the darkened spirits of men. Listen to how the Apostle John pictures Jesus as the One who would bring the light back to men. “In Him was life; and the life was the light of men…. He was the true light which, coming into the world, enlightens every man.’”  John 1:4,9.

Peter said the same thing of Jesus when he wrote of Him as the One has “called you out of darkness into His marvelous light” 1 Pet 2:9b.

However, the greatest authority on the subject of “light” was Jesus Himself. He called Himself “the light of the World“. ”He who follows Me shall not walk in the darkness,” He said, “but shall have the light of life” John 8:12.

When a person is born again by the baptism and death of Jesus, the light really goes on inside him. For the first time he’s able to understand the things of God and the spiritual realm. He prays and knows for certain that he’s getting through because he now has God’s life and light in him. And God begins to shine that new light onto his path and show him what His will for his life is.

By believing in the Gospel of the water and the Spirit we must become those who live out our faith by having received God’s blessing and the remission of sin to enter into the perfect will of God.

 

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