John 1 Light of the World - Christmas 2020
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John 1 Light of the World – Christmas 2020 ©2020 WF Cobb Truthbase.net DailyTruthbase.blogspot
I. God promised LIGHT to enable us serve Him in holiness and righteousness to gain Peace and Glory
Isa 9:2 The people who walked in darkness have seen a great LIGHT; those who dwelt in the land of the shadow of death, upon them a LIGHT has shined. 6 For unto us a Child is born, unto us a Son is given; and the government will be upon His shoulder. And His name will be called Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. 7 Of the increase of His government and peace there will be no end, upon the throne of David and over His kingdom, to order it and establish it with judgment and justice from that time forward, even forever. The zeal of the Lord of hosts will perform this.
Lk 3:30 my eyes have seen Your salvation 32 A LIGHT to bring revelation to the Gentiles, and the glory of your people Israel
34 Then Simeon blessed them, and said to Mary His mother, "Behold, this Child is destined for the fall and rising of many in Israel, and for a sign which will be spoken against 35 pierce thru your own soul also), that the thot of many hearts may be revealed.
Lk 1:74 To grant us that we, being delivered from the hand of our enemies, might serve Him without fear, 75 In holiness and righteousness before Him all the days of our life. 76 And you John, will be called the prophet of the Highest; for you will go before the face of the Lord to prepare His ways, 77 to give knowledge of salvation to His people by the remission/sending away of their sins, 78 Thru the tender mercy/hesed of our God, with which the Dayspring (Num 24:17 Star & Scepter) from on high has visited us 79 to give LIGHT to those who sit in darkness and the shadow of death, to guide our feet into the way of Peace. (cf Prince of Peace -Isa 9)
II. God gives LIGHT to those who believe in Him, so we can know Him, become His children and receive grace and glory
Jn 1:1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 He was in the beginning with God.
3 All things were made thru Him, and w/o Him nothing was made that was made (Gen 1 let there be).
4 In Him was life, and the life was the LIGHT of men (Isa 60:1-3 =glory)
5 And the LIGHT shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not grasp/seize/take hold of it.
6 There was a man sent from God, named John 7 to bear witness of the LIGHT, that all thru him might believe
9 That was the true LIGHT which gives LIGHT to every man was coming into the world.
10 He was in the world, and the world was made thru Him, and the world did not know Him.
*11 He came to His own, and His own did not receive Him. (*11-12=chiastic center)
*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:
14 And the Word became flesh and dwelt/tabernacled among us, and we beheld His glory (Ex 34 glory=hesed & truth/faithfulness),
the glory as of the one and only unique/begotten (Isaac Heb11:17) of the Father, full of grace/favor/hesed? and truth
16 of His fullness we have all received, and grace upon grace. 17 For the law was given thru Moses, but grace and truth came thru Jesus Christ. 18 No one has seen God at any time. The only begotten Son, who is in the bosom of the Father, He has exegeted Him
Jn 3:19 this is the condemnation, that the LIGHT has come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than LIGHT, because their deeds were evil. 20 For everyone practicing evil hates the LIGHT and does not come to the LIGHT, lest his deeds should be exposed
21 But he who does the truth comes to the LIGHT, that his deeds may be clearly seen, that they have been done in God."
III. God gives LIGHT so we can walk/follow/live in Him (Rm 6:16,22 obey?R?holy? Dominion of The Age), be blessed, and bless others
Jn 9:5 As long as I am in the world, I AM the LIGHT of the world. 6 clay 7 sent to wash 11 “so I went (as He said) and received sight”
Jn 8:12 I AM the LIGHT of the world. He who follows Me shall not walk in darkness, but have the LIGHT of life.
Jn 11:9 walks in the day...not stumble 'cse he sees the light of this world 10 walks in the night...stumbles, 'cse the LIGHT is not in him.
Jn 12:35 little while longer the LIGHT is with you. Walk while you have the LIGHT, lest darkness overtake you; he who walks in darkness does not know where he is going. 36 While you have the LIGHT, believe in the LIGHT that you may become sons of LIGHT. 46 I have come as a LIGHT into the world, that whoever believes in Me should not abide/remain in darkness.
Acts 26:18 to open their eyes, in order to turn them from darkness to LIGHT, and from the power of Satan to God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins and an inheritance among those who are sanctified by faith in Me.
Mt 5:14 You are the Light of the world. 6 Let your Light so shine before men...see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven.
Eph 5:8 For you were once darkness, but now you are Light in the Lord. Walk as children of light. 9 the FRUIT of the LIGHT consists of all Goodness (Rm 15:14 knowledge-admonish), Righteousness (Rm 6:16,22 obey?R?holy? Dominion of The Age), and Truth. (Jn 17:17 sanctify w/ T=Word)
1Thess 5:5 You are all sons of Light and sons of the day. We are not of the night nor of darkness. 6 Therefore let us not sleep, as others do, but let us watch and be sober/sound-minded. 8 But let us who are of the day be sound-minded, putting on the breastplate of faith and love, and as a helmet the hope of salvation. 11 Therefore encourage each other and edify one another, just as you also are doing.