Light and Dark

The darkness is more than lifestyle and behaviour, it is attitude, choices and emotions.  The bible tells us in repeatedly in John that the Messiah was and is the Light of the World and that all things which are ever created were made through the Light.  But very importantly in John it tells us about a spiritual division between Light and Dark which is present within creation.

5 And the light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not comprehend[a] it. 6 There was a man sent from God, whose name was John. 7This man came for a witness, to bear witness of the Light, that all through him might believe. 8 He was not that Light, but was sent to bear witness of that Light. 9 That was the true Light which gives light to every man coming into the world.[b]
10 He was in the world, and the world was made through Him, and the world did not know Him. 11 He came to His own,[c] and His own[d] did not receive Him. 12 But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, to those who believe in His name: 13 who were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.(John 1:5)

John’s Gospel tells us the following things:

That darkness and light are real in both physical and spiritual forms

How many films have you watched with the theme of darkness and light, good vs. evil?  The most famous for me are Star Wars and The Matrix, but I am sure there are many others out there.  These films have elicited cult followings, but why?  There are those who enjoy the storyline and the special effect but there are also those who are attracted to the underlying truth within the film.  There is good (light) and there is evil (darkness).

That people of the ‘world’ can not comprehend (understand/recognise) the light

The majority of the world live in darkness but they enjoy it, if you try to tell them about God or the Messiah they won’t want to listen to you.  They are under the impression that the physical world is all that exists or that just by being ‘good’ they will enter into heaven.  These are the people which John speaks about in his Gospel in that those of the world will be unable to understand or even recognise the light because their eyes have become dim and their senses dulled.  These people have already given their souls over to satan as their physical actions are effecting their spiritual self (the soul).

John came as a witness to the Light

Why would John come as a witness?  Surely light can be seen?  Yes, Light can be seen but can a small point of light be seen in complete darkness? only if you are looking for it, if you know where to look and how to recognise it.  This was John’s ministry to prepare those in darkness for the coming of the Light, what it was and how to recognise it.  Not everyone came to be baptised by John as not everyone was interested in his ministry, in his message.  Like today, there are people who are not willing to listen to the message.  they do not care about the Light or where it can be found.

Children of God

Those people who recognise and accept the Light are transformed from physical into spiritual beings.  Their reward is that they are no longer dictated by the physical but are led by the spirit which is the truth.  These people have salvation because when the current earth fades away they will still exist eternally in a state of bliss.

For further discussion on Light and Dark please read my posts on this concept.


1 Comment Add your own

  • 1. ScottL  |  February 13, 2010 at 2:37 pm

    Thanks for the comment on my blog. How did you find my blog?


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