Fourth Sunday (Jn. 12:35-50) talks about Christ as the Light of the World, “I have come as a light into the world, that whoever believes in Me should not abide in darkness.” (Jn. 12:46)

 THE ACTION OF LIGHT.

1. It dispels darkness.

There is no such thing as the presence of darkness. Darkness is the absence of light.

When we turn on the light, darkness disappears.

John 1:5 states, “And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not.”

John 3:1920 “And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil. For every one that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved.”

Light reproves the darkness.

Jesus teaching approves that which is right and reproves what is wrong.

2. It illuminates objects–both good and bad.

You turn on the light to both see what is there

Psalm 109:5 “Thy word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path.” It is there so we can see both things that get in the way and the clear path itself.

Matthew 5:1516 “Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are in the house.” To see the objects in the house, you need light.

Ephesians 5:13 “But all things that are reproved are made manifest by the light: for whatsoever doth make manifest is light.”

 Jesus himself illuminated both the good and bad in his life.

3. It enables sight.

Without light, we are blind.

With light, we can see.

Ephesians 5:14 “Wherefore he saith, Awake thou that sleepest, and arise from the dead, and Christ shall give thee light.”

Jesus said, “For judgment I am come into this world, that they which see not might see; and that they which see might be made blind.” (John 9:39).

2 Peter 1:9 “But he that lacketh these things is blind, and cannot see afar off, and hath forgotten that he was purged from his old sins.”

 

Do you want to have spiritual sight? Jesus gives it today! To the blind he gives sight!

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