Into the chaos of darkness came the light.

Then Jesus cried out and said, “He who believes in Me, believes not in Me but in Him who sent Me. And he who sees Me sees Him who sent Me. I have come as a light into the world, that whoever believes in Me should not abide in darkness. John 12:44-46.

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Darkness, scotia; Strong’s #4653. The root word is ska, “to cover” darkness, gloom, evil, sin, obscurity, night, ignorance, moral depravity. The word is used literally for physical darkness and metaphorically for spiritual, moral, and intellectual darkness. This darkness arises from error, ignorance, disobedience, willful blindness, and rebellion.

Into this world covered in darkness as foretold by the sure word of prophecy came the Lord Jesus who said…“I am the light of the world. He who follows Me shall not walk in darkness, but have the light of life.”  John 8:12.

But you, brethren, are not in darkness, so that this day should overtake you as a thief. You are all sons of light and sons of the day. We are not of the night nor of darkness.       1 Thessalonians 5:4, 5.

Meditating on these Scriptures brings to mind a very poignant passage from the OT that brings together the interconnectedness of the two testaments in regards to the person of Jesus. Can you guess which one it is? Lord willing see you tomorrow.

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2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Chris
    Jan 29, 2013 @ 03:03:44

    There are so many possibilities, but I’ll take a stab at it.

    In both verses, Jesus refers to himself as the light of the world. I found two verses that are prophetic in nature, but speak of the Lord as an “everlasting light.”

    They are Isaiah 60: 19-20…

    “No longer will you have the sun for light by day, Nor for brightness will the moon give you light;
    “But you will have the Lord for an everlasting light, And your God for your Glory.

    “Your sun will set no more, Neither will you moon wane;
    “For you will have the Lord for an everlasting light, And the days of your mourning will be finished.”

    …a thought provoking post, Manny.

    Reply

    • Mannyr
      Jan 29, 2013 @ 18:34:43

      I am hoping to provoke thought. I started to continue this post, our Lord dropped some more nuggets. I will hopefully be able to share them in an encouraging way. I see such beauty and the willingness of our Father to share Himself with us all.

      Reply

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