When reading the scripture below we see “In him was life…” It goes on to tell us He is the light of men. For most of us to grasp the concept that Jesus is the Christ (God) is not an easy chore. Some keep the notion that Jesus is the man-god and God is the Father. All of that is true except it is God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit, and all are one, yet separate.
(John 10:30) I and my Father are one.
God and Jesus are one and it is Jesus who is our light. He illuminates us each individually, and He illuminates the church. It is the responsibility of the receiver of this light to carry that light forward to glorify God and to let others see God’s plan.
(Romans 12:1-2) I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. 2 And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.
This light is being the living sacrifice, us presenting our bodies to the world as lives of Christ. We are to be one with Him, doing what He did. I know as do you that we cannot go about healing, giving life to the physical dead, but through Christ we can give spiritual life to the living dead, not through some magic or voodoo, but through the Word of God, Jesus.
Jesus is the Word, and the Word is God, and has always been God. By living our lives and showing our testimony of God, lives can be changed. Those changed lives will live with life, the life of God.
(2 Corinthians 5:17) Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.
Give the life that was given you today, live the life that was given you.
Bro. John R. E Chastain
(John 1:1-5) In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 The same was in the beginning with God. 3 All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made. 4 In him was life; and the life was the light of men. 5 And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not.