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The beginning a study in genesis the light of the world session one genesis 1 1 5

The Beginning:

A Study in Genesis

The Light of the World

Session One: Genesis 1:1-5


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The Commencement of the History of Man Begins Very Simply . . .

“In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters. And God said, Let there be light: and there was light. And God saw the light, that it was good: and God divided the light from the darkness. And God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And the evening and the morning were the first day” (Gen. 1:1-5).

Before We Delve into the Actual Statements of the Author of Genesis . . .

(Which Is Believed to Be Moses) . . .

Some Parameters Need to Be Understood.


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“In the Beginning, God . . . What a Way to Start a Story!

For Me to Understand the Beginning of the Begin, There Are Two Foundational Truths that Must Be Accepted.

First, I Must Believe that There Is a God.

Secondly, I Must Believe that God Expresses Himself.

These Two Presuppositions to Understand the Beginning of the Begin are Circular in Action.

God Exists and It Is in God Telling His Story that Enables Me to Believe He Exists.

Believing He Exists, in Turn, Enables Me to Hear His Story.

Hearing His Story, Hearing God Speak, Reinforces My Belief That He Exists.


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God Exists

Believing God Exists Enables Me to Hear Him Speak.

Hearing Him Speak Reinforces My Belief He Exists.

God Speaks

The Hearing of God Speaking Enables Me to Be Lifted Up into the Heavenly Realm, the Realm of God, Thereby Reinforcing My Belief that God Exists.


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To Say that Another Way, I Believe God Exist . . . And . . .

I Believe He Speaks to Me.

Not Only Do I Believe He Speaks to Me . . . But . . .

I Believe He Speaks to Every Man, Woman, Boy, Girl, And Every Other Creature that Exist.

It Is in My Hearing of His Speaking to Me That Enables Me to Believe He Exists.

Believing He Exists Then Reinforces My Hearing Him Speaking to Me.

The Hearing of Him Speaking Is, in Fact, What Enables Me to Not Only Believe God Exists But Also His Speaking Enables Me to Exist.

God Speaks, Therefore I Am.

I Exist Simply Because God Has Spoken and Continually Speaks to Me . . . His Words Are Spirit and They Are Life (John 6:63).


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Notice . . . In the Beginning of the Begin . . .

God Said, “Let there Be Light and there Was Light” (Gen. 1:3);

God Said, “Let there be a firmament in the midst of the waters, and let it divide the waters from the waters” (Gen. 1:6);

God Said, “Let the waters under the heaven be gathered together unto one place, and let the dry land appear” (Gen. 1:9);

God Said, “Let the earth bring forth grass, the herb yielding seed, and the fruit tree yielding fruit” (Gen. 1:11);

God Said, “Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to divide the day from the night” (Gen. 1:14);

God Said, “Let the waters bring forth abundantly the moving creature that hath life, and fowl that may fly above the earth in the open firmament of heaven” (Gen. 1:20);


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God Said, “Let the earth bring forth the living creature after his kind, cattle, and creeping thing, and beast of the earth after his kind” (Gen. 1:24);

God Said, “Let us make man in our image, after our likeness” (Gen. 1:26); . . . And . . .

God Said, “Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed, which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, in the which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed; to you it shall be for meat” (Gen. 1:29);

Nine Times in the Creation Week . . . God Said!

So, It Can Be Stated . . .

In the Beginning Was the “God Said,” and the “God Said” Was with God, and the “God Said” Was God Who Said It. The Same Was in the Beginning with God.


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In Fact . . . that Statement Was Said . . .

“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God” (John 1:1).

This Is What the Early Followers of Jesus Meant When They Used the Original Term that Gets Translated “Word:” . . . God Said . . . God Has Spoken.

They Are Emphasizing the Power . . . That Is In . . .

The Word . . . The Power in God Speaking.

A Closer Look at John Chapter 1 Reveals that Power.

“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God. All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made. In him was life; and the life was the light of men” (John 1:1-4).


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Notice, “In the Beginning” Is Referring to Creation:

“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God. All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made” (John 1:1-3).

With the Word “Without” Meaning, “At a space, That Is, Separately or Apart from,” It Is a Simple Statement that Outside of God Speaking There Is Nothing Made.

He Spoke the World into Existence . . . So John Adds . . .

In him [Not Outside of Him] was life; and the life was the light of men” (1:4).

We Will Look More Specifically at the “Light” in Just a Moment.

But for Now, We Want to Look at the Power of God Speaking and Why We Sometimes Have Problems with Hearing Exactly What God Is Saying . . . In Hearing, We Sometimes Don’t Comprehend.


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After John Said,

“All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made,”

He Stated,

“In him was life; and the life was the light of men.”

This Light, as John Would State, “shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not” (John 1:5).

That Which Was in Darkness . . . Meaning . . .

The Materialistic Matter that Had Not As Yet Being Quickened by the Spirit of God . . .

Would Now Have Light Shining Upon/In It.

“And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters. And God said, Let there be light: and there was light” (Gen. 1:2,3).


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The Problem Was Not that the Light Did Not Shine in Darkness.

The Problem Was That After the Light Shone in Darkness, the Darkness Did Not “Comprehend” the Light.

Although the Darkness Now Had the Light, the Darkness Was Not Able to “Comprehend” . . .

What the Light Was . . .

From Where the Light Came . . . And . . .

How the Light Quickened the Darkness.

With the Word “Comprehend” Meaning . . .

“To Take Eagerly, That Is, Seize, Possess,”

Darkness, Although It Now Had Been Quickened by the Light, It Did Not Have the Capability to Seize and to Eagerly Accept that Which Possessed It.


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For Example:

The Bird Cannot Comprehend the Light Source That Enables It to Make Melodious Music;

The Rose Bush Cannot Appreciate the Light Source that Produces the Fragrance and the Beauty of Its Flower;. . . And . . .

The Sun Cannot Rebel in Its Rays of Light that Penetrates the Darkness to Produce the Glorious Morning.

They Do Not Have the Ability to Comprehend the Light That Gives Them Life and They Will Never Have that Capability.

Even Man, Which Has the Capability to Comprehend . . .

Does Not Comprehend . . . When . . .

He First Experiences the Quickening Source of Light.


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Is It Not True that the Young Child . . .

Although He Enjoys Life . . .

With All the Vim, Vigor, and Vitality of Youth . . . Still . . .

Does Not Comprehend the Source of His Light, His Life.

His Has the Inherent Ability to Comprehend . . . But . . .

He, Too, Like the Rest of Creation . . . Does Not . . .

Comprehend the Light that Has Shone Into His Darkness.

John Simply Stated,

“And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not.”

Man, Even with His Unique Ability to Comprehend, Does Not Inherently Comprehend the Light that Brings Life.


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This Inability for the Darkness to Comprehend the Light Creates a Unique Problem . . . For . . .

The Only Creature that Has the Capability to Comprehend the Light.

The “light shining in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not” . . . Is Not Only . . .

A Reference to All that Is in the Created World Who Does Not Have the Ability to Comprehend . . . But It Also . . .

Refers to Man Who Has the Capability to Comprehend.

The Bird, the Rose Brush, and the Sun Recognize No Problem with the Light of Their Existence.

It Is Only Man, with His Unique Mind, that Creates a Problem with the Light of His Existence.


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Man with His Unique Mind . . .

(the Ability to Not Only to Think, to Feel, and to Will But Also to Think About His Thinking to Build a Reservoir of Knowledge by Which to Interact with His Existence) . . .

Creates a Problem During the Process of How God Brings Man to Comprehension.

Just as the . . .

“Grass, the Herb Yielding Seed, and the Fruit Tree Yielding Fruit after His Kind, Whose Seed Is in Itself,” “Every Living Creature that Moveth, which the Waters Brought Forth Abundantly, After Their Kind, and Every Winged Fowl After His Kind,” and “the Beast of the Earth After His Kind, and Cattle After Their Kind, and Every Thing that Creepeth upon the Earth After His Kind” (Gen. 1:12,21,25) . . .

God Has Also Created a Way By Which Man Comes to Comprehension . . . A Way by Which He Comes to Perfection.


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Paul . . .

Who Had Come to Experience Not Only the Capability to Comprehend (An Inherent Ability Given to Him at His Birth) . . . And . . .

Had Also Come to Experience Comprehension . . . Simply Said . . .

“We have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellency of the power may be of God, and not of us” (2 Cor. 4:7).

Although the “Treasure” and the “Earthen Vessel” Are the Realities of Everything Created (Light Shining into Darkness) . . . It Is Only . . .

Man That Will Struggle with the Excellency of the Power Being Only of God.


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Although . . .

How Man with His Ability to Comprehend Actually Comes to the Fact of Comprehension . . . Is . . .

The Topic for Session Two . . .

It Can Be Introduced in this Session.

After the Gospel Writer Stated . . .

“And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not.”

He Stated . . .

“There was a man sent from God, whose name was John. The same came for a witness, to bear witness of the Light, that all men through him might believe” (John 1:6,7).


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With the Topic of Verse 5 Being “Light Shining into Darkness and the Darkness Comprehending It Not” . . . And . . .

The Topic of Verse 7 Being “For a Witness, to Bear Witness of the Light” . . . Then . . .

Verse 6 (Between 5 and 7) with Its Topic of “a Man Name John” Is Going to Have Something to Do Not Just with the Light . . . But . . .

Also with the Comprehension of the Light.

“And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not. There was a man sent from God, whose name was John. The same came for a witness, to bear witness of the Light, that all men through him might believe” (John 1:5-7)

What in the World Does John Have to Do With All Men in Every Generation Believing Or Coming to Comprehend the Light?


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I Have Come to Recognize that God Doesn’t Do Anything “on the Spur of the Moment.”

“There Was a Man Sent from God Whose Name Was John” Was Not an Momentary Impulse that Began with the Birth of John.

Base upon My Understanding . . . Thanks to the Story of Job . . .

God Never Acts in the World that Is Not Based Upon a Higher Principle of Truth.

The Sending of John into the World to Prepare the Way for the Coming of Christ Is a Historical Fact . . . But . . .

That Historical Fact Is Based Upon a Higher Truth of How God Manifest His Presence in the Created World.

Since the Beginning of the Begin, God Has Been Consistent In How He Is “Seen” in the World.


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It Is This Higher Truth of How God “Comes” into the World . . .

(How God Is Manifested in the World . . .

As Illustrated by the Sending of John) . . .

That Is the Emphasis in All Men Might Believe in the Light.

To State It More Precisely . . .

All Men Will Need a “John” to Prepare the Way for the Coming Of Christ in Their Life.

This Is How the Author of Job Stated that All Men Need a “John” to Experience the “Light of Enlightenment.”

When the Soul of Man “Draweth Near unto the Grave, and His Life to the Destroyers” (Job 33:22),

Salvation Can Come If There Will Be a Messenger, a “John.”


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How the Author of Job Expressed that Truth . . . Is . . .

“If There Be a Messenger with Him [with the Soul in Trouble] . . .

an Interpreter, One Among a Thousand, to Show unto Man [God’s] Uprightness . . . Then . . .

[God] is Gracious unto Him . . . and saith . . .

Deliver Him from Going Down to the Pit” (Job 33:23-24).

If the Hurting Soul Can Experience the “Messenger” . . . Then . . .

God Will Move “to Bring Back His Soul from the Pit, to Be Enlightened with the Light of the Living” (Job 33:30).

How a “John” Bears Witness of the Light, That All Men through Him Might Believe,” as Stated, Is the Topic for the Next Session.

Our Emphasis for this Session Is “the Light.”

“And God said, Let there be light: and there was light.”


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“Let Their Be Light” Is Best Understood from the New Testament.

Jesus Said,

“I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life” (John 8:12).

The Word Light Here Means, “Luminousness” (Same in Genesis),

From It’s Root, to Shine or Make Manifest, Especially by Rays.

It Carries the Idea of Emitting or Reflecting Light.

I Think There Are Three Things in this Statement of Jesus That Causes Us to Stumble at Understanding (to Keep Us from Hearing) Exactly What Jesus Is Saying.

1. “Followeth Me” . . . What Does It Mean?

2. What Does a “Walk in Darkness” Person Look Like?

3. “Light of Life” . . . What Does it Mean?


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“Followeth Me” Is Often Understood to Mean One Follows Jesus by Stepping in His Footprints as He Goes Before the Follower.

It Would Be Following Jesus as the Question, “What Would Jesus Do” Implies.

You Would Find Out What Jesus Would Do in Any Given Situation and Then You Would Follow Him by Doing the Same Thing.

Jesus Goes Before You and You Do Exactly As He Did.

The Good News Is . . . That Is Not What “Followeth Me” Means.

We Not Only Struggle to Find Out What Jesus Would Do . . .

But We Can Never Do Exactly As Jesus Did.

We Often Try, But We Always Come Up Short.


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What “Followeth Me” Actually Means . . . Is . . .

“Properly to Be in the Same Way With, That Is, to Accompany.”

It Carries the Idea of “Being in Company With.”

You Would Not Be Following His Footsteps . . .

It Is Actually Being in Him As He Walks.

Being in Him/in Christ Is a Key Understanding of the Early Followers of Jesus.

In the King James, the Phrase in Him/in Christ is Found 148 Times.

Notice, How John in the Gospel of John Stated It . . .

“In him was life; and the life was the light of men” (1:4).

John, in Five Chapters of 1st John, Uses the Phrase, “in Him” 23 Times.

In Five Chapters, 1st John Uses It More Than Any Other Book.


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The Next Phrase that Gives Us Difficulty in “I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life” . . . Is . . .

“Walk in Darkness.”

Sadly, I Have Been a Christian for Sixty Years and Until Just Recently I Had No Clue to What a Person Walking in Darkness Looks Like.

I Would Have Identified a Walking in Darkness Person . . . As . . .

One that Wears the Wrong Kind of Clothes . . . Or . . .

Went to the Wrong Kind of Places.

Worse, Which Might Actually Be the Best . . .

I Would Have to Had Said, “I Don’t Really Know What a Walking in Darkness Person Looks Like.”


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Conversely, What Would a “Walking in Light Person Look Like?”

As Jesus Said:

“Yet a little while is the light with you. Walk while ye have the light, lest darkness come upon you: for he that walketh in darkness knoweth not whither he goeth. While ye have light, believe in the light, that ye may be the children of light” (John 12:35,36).

We Will Examine a “Walking in Darkness” and a “Walking in Light” Person Later.

For Now, Let Look at the Phrase “Light of Life.”

When Jesus Made that Statement . . .

Did He Mean “Light of Life” . . . Or . . .

Did He Mean “Light of Life?”


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For Years I Believed that “Light of Life” Meant Simply . . . That . . .

If I Believed in Jesus, My Life Would Have a Light Shine on My Path Illuminating the Way.

I Applied a Misunderstanding of the Words of the Psalmist, “Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path” (Ps. 119:105).

I Believed that God Was Going to Shine this Great Light on My Path Before Me to Direct the Course of Life.

It Would Be a Light of Life.

I Now Recognize that Is Not What Jesus Meant When He Said,

“I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.”

Jesus Meant, “Light of Life.”

The Life Is the Light . . . It’s the Light of Genesis 1.


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This Is How John Said in His Gospel:

“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God. All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made. In him was life; and the life was the light of men” (John 1:1-4).

“In him was life; and the life was the light of men.”

The “God Said” Is Life and that Life Is the Light of Men.

John Restated that Same Truth:

“That [the Word, the God Said] was the true Light, which lighteth every man that cometh into the world” (John 1:8).

The Problem Is Not that the Life of God Is Not the Light of Man.

The Problem Is that Man Does Not Recognize . . .

Does Not Know that the Life of God Is His Light.


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John Stated that Truth . . . As . . .

“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God. All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made. In him was life; and the life was the light of men. And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not” (John 1:1-5).

“The light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not.”

The Darkness, That Which Had No Light, Now Has Light.

But . . . the Darkness, Now Experiencing Light . . .

Does Not Know What the Light Is . . .

From Where the Light Came . . .

Or, Why It Produces Life.


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John Restated this Same Truth:

“That was the true Light, which lighteth every man that cometh into the world. He was in the world, and the world was made by him, and the world knew him not. He came unto his own, and his own received him not” (John 1:9-11).

There Are Two Keys Word in These Verses . . . That . . .

Help Us Understand Just What the Problem with Man Is.

First:

Comprehended, in “The Light Shineth in Darkness; and the Darkness Comprehended It Not,”

Means, “to Take Eagerly, That Is, Seize, Possess.”

Creation Now Has Light . . . But It Does Not Take the Light Eagerly.


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Second:

Received, in “He Came Unto His Own, and His Own Received Him Not,”

Means, “to Receive Near, That Is, Associate with Oneself (in Any Familiar or Intimate Act or Relation).”

The Word Created the World . . . It Was His Own.

The Word Gave It Light . . . To Exist with His Life.

Yet . . . Once Experiencing this Light , the World Had No Capability to Draw Near the Light.

The World Could Not Associate Itself in Any Intimate Act of Relationship.

Surprisingly, to the Modern Mind of Man . . .

Creation, Man, Although Given the Light of Creation, Still Had to Be Brought to Comprehend that Light.


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Do You See What Is Implied in Those Statements?

If those Statements Are True . . .

(Once Experiencing this Light, the World Had No Capability to Draw Near the Light) . . . And . . .

(The World Could Not Associate Itself in Any Intimate Act of Relationship),

The World Did Not Comprehend Darkness by a Conscious Choice to Reject God.

The World, Specifically Man, Although Given the Light of God, Did Not Know, Appreciate, and Revel in the Satisfying Joy of that Light . . . Until . . .

God Could Bring Him to a Level of Perfection, Completion.

Life for Man Is Not About Living in Sin Because He Rejected God.

Life for Man Is About Living in Missing the Mark Because He Does Not Comprehend the Light of His Life.

Life Is About Coming to the Full Comprehension of the Light.


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Notice the Flow of These Verses:

“That was the true Light, which lighteth every man that cometh into the world. He was in the world, and the world was made by him, and the world knew him not. He came unto his own, and his own received him not. But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name” (John1:9-12).

The True Light Lights Every Man that Comes into the World.

The True Light Was in the World, and the World Was Made by Him, and the World Knew Him Not.

The Problem Was Not that He Was Not in the World.

The Problem Was He Was in the World . . . But . . .

The World Knew Him Not.


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The True Light “Came unto His Own, and His Own Received Him Not.”

Again, the Problem Is Not that He Did Not Come unto His Own.

He Came Unto His Own.

The True Light “Came unto His Own, and His Own Received Him Not.”

“All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made.”

Paul Said, “of Him, and through Him, and to Him, Are All Things” (Rom. 11:36).

Since All Things Are of Him, through Him, and to Him, His Own Is Everything Created.


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The Problem Is Not that He Did Not Come to His Own.

The Problem Is He Came Unto His Own and His Own Received Him Not.

The “God Said” Created the World . . . It Was His Own.

The “God Said” Gave It Light . . . To Exist with His Life.

Yet . . . Once Experiencing this Light , the World Knew It Not and His Own Did Not Receive Him.

Even though John Made Both of Those Statements . . .

“He was in the world, and the world was made by him, and the world knew him not” . . . And . . .

“He came unto his own, and his own received him not) . . .

We Still Miss A Vital Point of Understanding the Light in the Following Statement of John.


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John Said . . .

“That was the true Light, which lighteth every man that cometh into the world. He was in the world, and the world was made by him, and the world knew him not. He came unto his own, and his own received him not. But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name” (John1:9-12).

Probably, Because of How and What We Have Been Taught . . .

We Have a Tendency to Believe that We Once Were Not the Sons of God But Now We Are.

Perhaps, the English Word “Become” Also Causes Us to Miss the Point.

“Become” Is Translated from the Original Word Meaning “to Cause to Be, That Is, (Reflexively) to Become (Come into Being).


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The Problem in the Last Two Statements of John Was Not that He Was Not in the World Neither Was It That He Did Not Come Unto His Own.

The Problem Was the World Did Not Know Him and His Own Receive Him Not.

The Problem in “But as Many as Received Him, to Them Gave He Power to Become the Sons of God, Even to Them that Believe on His Name” . . . Is Not . . .

that at One Time We Were Not the Sons of God and Now We Must Become the Sons of God.

The Problem Is We Have Always Been the Sons of God . . .

But, We Have Not Lived . . . Have Not Existed (In Our Mind) . . .

As If We Were the Sons of God.


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The World Did Not Know Him . . .

His Own Received Him Not . . . And . . .

We Fail to Comprehend that We Are the Sons of God.

We Fail to Comprehend the Light . . . Fail to Recognize That Our Lives Are Being Produced by God . . .

The Real Meaning of the Phrase “Sons of God.”

We Often Use the Phrase “Son of God” to Talk Ourselves into Some Kind of Feel Good about Ourself Feeling.

As If the Word “Son” Is the Emphasis of the Phrase “Son of God.”

The Real Emphasis of the Phrase Son of God, As Used by the Early Followers of Jesus, is “of God.”

Our Life Is Being Produced by God . . . A Son of God.


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The Problem Is Not that Our Life Is Not Being Produced by God.

It Is, as Paul Stated . . .

“For of Him, and through Him, and to Him, Are All Things” (Rom. 11:36).

The Problem Is We Do Exist As If Our Life Is Being Produced by God.

We Do Not Comprehend that He Is the Life and Light of Every Moment of Our Life.

We Have Experienced the Capability of Comprehension.

We Were Created with It . . . But We Also Must Experience that Capability Being Brought to Full Comprehension.

The Power to Come to that Comprehension Is “Not of Blood, Nor of the Will of the Flesh, Nor of the Will of Man, But of God” (John 1:13).


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It Is God Himself that Not Only Created Us (Let There Be Light and There Was Light) . . . It Is Also . . .

God That Brings Us to Comprehending . . . That . . . Light:

“And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth” (John 1:14).

Life Is About Coming to the Full Comprehension of the Light.

John, the Baptist, Would Bare Witness . . .

First, the Materialistic Matter Would Be Created . . . Then . . .

The Light, Which Is Greater than the Matter, Would Come.

Even though the Light Would Come Later, It Would Be Greater than the Matter Because It Was Before the Matter.


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The Gospel Writer Wrote . . .

“John bare witness of him, and cried, saying, This was he of whom I spake, He that cometh after me is preferred before me: for he was before me. And of his fulness have all we received, and grace for grace” (John 1:15,16).

We Need Grace to Be Brought to His Fulness . . .

Not Only Created with the Capability to Comprehend,

But that Capability Must Be Brought to Its Completion . . .

Its Fullness.

The Good News Is That Grace of Which We Desperately Need Is Produced by Grace . . .

Grace for Grace.


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God Said, “Let There Be Light and There Was Light.”

God Has Created You And Enabled You to Experienced His Light.

But . . .

God Is Not Through with You Yet.

He Desires to Bring You to Full Comprehension of that Light.

God Desires, Based Upon His Word, to Bring You . . .

To Know . . .

To Appreciate . . .

To Revel . . . In . . .

The Satisfying Joy of the Light of His Life.

The Problem Is Not . . . that You Have Rejected His Light.

The Problem Is . . . You Have Not Fully Comprehended His Light.


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If You Are Not Experiencing . . .

the Satisfying Joy of Life in the Current Moment . . .

the Problem Is Not That It Is Not His Life.

The Current Moment Is His Life . . .

There Is No Other Light in the World.

The Problem Is . . . You Are Not Comprehending the Light of His Life in the Current Moment.

God Said, “Let There Be Light: and There Was Light. And God Saw the Light, That It Was Good.”

There Are No Springs Attached . . . His Light Is Good!

If For Some Reason Your Life Is Not Good . . .

in this Current Moment . . .

The Answer for Your Problem Is Simple Yet Profound.


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The Answer Is . . .

“Not of Blood, Nor of the Will of the Flesh, Nor of the Will of Man.”

The Answer Has Nothing to Do . . . With . . .

Who Man Is . . . What Man Is . . . Or . . .

What Man Has Done or Can Do.

The Answer Is . . . Of God:

“Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God” (John 1:13).

Jesus, Who Is the Light of the World, Said . . .

“the Words That I Speak Unto You, They Are Spirit, and They Are Life” (John 6:63).

He Added, “Whosoever Followeth Me Shall Not Walk in Darkness, but Shall Have the Light of Life” (John 8:12).


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Life for Man Is Not About Thinking . . .

the Physical Circumstances . . . Are Occurring . . .

Because You Have Done Something Wrong . . .

Or . . .You Have Failed to Do Something.

The Gloom, the Despair, and the Agony . . . of the . . .

Current Moment . . . Are Not Occurring . . .

Because in Some Way You Have Rejected God.

Missing the Mark, the Prize of His Life . . . Occurs . . .

Because You Do Not Comprehend . . .

the Light of His Life.

Life Is About Coming . . . to the . . .

Full Comprehension . . .

of the Light.


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Be a Disciple of Christ.

Be a Learner of Jesus . . . And . . .

No Matter the Physical Circumstances . . .

of the Current Moment . . .

The Light of His Life Is Good.

He that Comes After the Physical Circumstances Is Greater than the Physical Circumstances . . . Because . . .

He Is Before the Physical Circumstances.

The Answer for Your Problem Is All About Jesus . . . Follow Him.

Walk with Him . . . He Speaks and You Will Become.

“And God Said, Let There Be Light and There Was Light.”


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Lets Pray . . .

Heavenly Father, I Know that I Have Experienced Your Light.

I Know Because I Breathe, My Heart Beats, and I Am Alive.

I Have Experienced Your Light . . . But . . . I Pray That . . .

You Will Bring Me to Full Comprehension of that Light.

I Want to Come To Know . . . Come to Appreciate . . .

Come to Revel . . . In the Satisfying Joy . . . Of . . .

the Light of Your Life.

I Know that If This Occurs It Will Occur Only by Your Power.

For Only You Have the Power to Enable Me to Exist as a Son of God.

So Be It . . . I Pray.


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POINTS TO PONDER

I Believe God Exists and I Believe He Speaks to Me.

What Do You Think Hearing the Original Term Translated “Word” Meant to the Early Followers of Jesus?

“And the Light Shineth in Darkness; and the Darkness Comprehended It Not” (John 1:5).

Man, Even with His Unique Ability to Comprehend, Does Not Inherently Comprehend the Light that Brings Life.

All Men Will Need a “John” to Prepare the Way for the Coming Of Christ in Their Life.

Living Life Is About Coming to the Full Comprehension of the Light of Life.


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