Do you want to wake and walk from darkness? Follow the Light.
Worried? Trust the Lord to continue walking with you. Follow the Light.
In the last book of Revelation, the last verses. Jesus says “I am coming soon.” John, the beloved disciple, says “Amen”, and “Lord Jesus come QUICKLY”. The gospel of John, scholars say, is the next book recorded chronologically as the book of Revelation was written down IMMEDIATELY by 90 year old John (as Jesus and angels dictated) before John had/took the time to write out his “Gospel of Wisdom”, which in itself is but a fraction of the key events of Jesus’s life.
So start at the beginning of John’s words, a gospel account that matches the Bible’s Genesis: In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God... … And the LIGHT shineth in darkness; and the darkness COMPREHENDED it not.
I AM SHOCKED… Actually ILLUMINATED… The Gospel of John’s passage in verse 5 is NOT the wording I’ve seemingly memorized my whole life as “overcome” – “the darkness has not overcome” but that wording to me shows in but a footnote… I had to pull out and read two Bible versions just then to verify and it’s amazing how the words of the Word in certain translations have deeper meanings that sometimes hit us “just so”. I do understand both meanings here, it IS what I have always understood as truth: That Darkness has NOT OVERCOME the LIGHT – NOR has the Darkness UNDERSTOOD the LIGHT. I mean how could it? Really how could darkness and evil really understand Jesus.
IF DARKNESS UNDERSTOOD, and saw and COMPREHENDED, then it wouldn’t be darkness, would it? Darkness has NOT COMPREHENDED and NOT UNDERSTOOD let alone OVERCOME it. THE LIGHT IS what we behold, especially as the Light holds us. The Light of Heaven exists always – and in Heaven there is NO night.
Don’t ever let fear overcome you to the point of not looking for the LIGHT.
Don’t ever let any Darkness tell you that you are not worthy of the Light that God shines for you.
Don’t let anyone make you feel like you don’t love the Lord enough to be worthy of His love or forgiveness, because He is the One Who Loved you FIRST. (And there is no worthy that could be to the level of His Immense Worth anyway, He is God, after all). Jesus IS our Heaven-sent HOPE.
Let us trust God’s Word, that the Darkness can’t even understand that. Darkness may mock God’s Word or twist it or try to add or subtract from it, but it CAN’T change it. Light Lives.Lord God Almighty HAS overcome all things dark and deathly thru sin. We ARE made worthy IN HIM, in JESUS, in the LIGHT.
It’s HIS inner place within YOU that God lights by His Light. It’s YOUR time with Him that He illuminates and preserves. It is not darkness’s time or place to cover any lamp that HE has LIT.
So, trust that TRUTH that you have a special unbreakable bond with God. Go to the place where God’s Whisper is JUST for you. Others may never understand, but you can receive Him and His Power to become His child of God, just because you believe in His Name.
YOU COUNT AS A CHILD OF GOD.
God ONLY sees you in the LIGHT.
Understand what’s not Understood,
What darkness never could or would.
That Jesus is forever the Light for Good.
Where darkness has no place,
Jesus Lights the WAY with His Glory and Grace.
John’s wisdom gospel chapter 1:1-14
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God. All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made. In him was life; and the life was the light of men. And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness COMPREHENDED it not.
There was a man sent from God, whose name was John [the Baptist]. The same came for a witness, to bear witness of the Light, that all men through him might believe. He was not that Light, but was sent to bear witness of that Light.
That was the true Light, which lighteth every man that cometh into the world. He was in the world, and the world was made by him, and the world knew him not. He came unto his own, and his own received him not.
But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name: Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God. And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.