Sunday, June 19, 2011

John 1:4

John 1:4
"In Him was life, and the life was the light of men."

Daily Devotional
In Christ was the life (that is the life of God that everyone one of us desires and needs) for it is the life in Jesus that is the light of men. That is what draws men and women to Jesus, the life of God within Him and. For that is the purpose that Jesus came forth from God to restore the life of God within us. Something that humanity lost when Adam; the first man who sinned, and thus sin entered the world through him, hence all of us being descended from him are born into that separated state from God. Spiritually dead and in need of life, God's life restored within us (Gen. 2:15-17). For the Scripture says "the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord." Rom. 6:23 And so it is for that reason that Jesus Christ came forth, stepping into our world as a Man, to not only restore us to life; the life which Adam lost when he sinned, and thus sin entered the world through him.
But to bring life, and to bring it more abundantly, which we all receive when we believe in Him (John 10:10-11; 3:16). For it is the Lord Jesus Christ's death on the cross by which first atonement for our sins is made, and thus His sacrificial death becomes the justification by which God through His Spirit imparts Jesus Christ's Resurrection life with us. And so it is Jesus Christ's life within us which likewise illuminates or gives light to all men, if we are in a relationship with Him (Matt. 5:14). For it is the life of Christ that is the light by which people find God and experience new and everlasting life (2 Cor. 5:17). We don’t impart the life, we are just partakers of it, and vessel’s by which Jesus (if we are living in a right relationship with Himself) illuminates Himself and brings true and everlasting life to others (2 Tim. 2:19-21). Again it is Jesus’ life that speaks to the very heart and souls of men and women and says: ...“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

Scripture Quotations
The Holy Bible, New King James Version, (Nashville, Tennessee: Thomas Nelson, Inc.) 1982.

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