John 1:1-5 - In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. All things were made through Him, and without Him nothing was made that was made. In Him was life, and the life was the light of men. And the light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not comprehend it.
The only true light is Jesus. We can hear or read news reports about the possibilities of economic collapse, wars, terrorism, illegal aliens, job issues, you name it, but if we have Jesus at the forefront of our lives, minds, we can continue to walk in the light. All else is darkness. Government and world leaders won't be able to permanently fix a problem. But Jesus can.
Darkness in the world is taking over and many are falling for it. They have forsaken truth for a lie...or they have never known the truth. We see this happening so much more deliberately. Exchanging the truth for a lie. What once was bad is now good...or tolerated. God's Word tells us the truth. I said a few days ago, I will hold to the truth. I will not compromise even if it means people disliking me. It's how I will be victorious in this fallen world. Many may think it is intolerant and hateful, but God says....
IF WE DON'T KNOW JESUS AND BELIEVE WHAT HE SAYS WE ARE IN DARKNESS. WE BELIEVE THE WORLD'S LIES. WHEN WE CHOOSE TO BELIEVE ANYTHING OTHER THAN WHAT THE BIBLE STATES IS TRUTH, WE LIVE IN DARKNESS AND DO NOT KNOW GOD. If you do not know this Man, you live in darkness. The things He says then mean nothing...you might believe He loves all people and that He died for all (which He does) but you do not share in this life unless you receive Him as He says we all should.
Oh, people, know the truth. Know Jesus. Listen to His Words, as hard as some of them may seem. He also says a lot of encouraging things. We must know Him today rather than wait for tomorrow. We must understand who He is, what He has done, what and who He stands for. We cannot compromise His Word. It is what it is. He is who He is, who He has been, who He will be.
Who He was:
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. (Isaiah 9:6)
He [was] despised and rejected by men, a Man of sorrows and acquainted with grief. And we hid, as it were, our faces from Him; He was despised, and we did not esteem Him. Surely He has borne our griefs and carried our sorrows; yet we esteemed Him stricken, smitten by God, and afflicted. But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities; the chastisement for our peace was upon Him, and by His stripes we are healed. All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned, every one, to his own way; and the LORD has laid on Him the iniquity of us all. (Isaiah 53:3-6)
Who He is:
The way, truth and life. Light of the world. Bread and water of life. The solid rock. Our Redeemer and Savior. Almighty God and the Son of God. Sovereign. King of kings and Lord of lords (greater than world leaders who we seem to want to trust). Alpha, first and beginning (as in creation) and Omega, last and end (as He who will return to rule and reign one day).
The Spirit of the LORD is upon Me, because He has anointed Me to preach the gospel to the poor; He has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives and recovery of sight to the blind, to set at liberty those who are oppressed... (Luke 4:18)
Who He will be:
To him who overcomes I will grant to sit with Me on My throne, as I also overcame and sat down with My Father on His throne. (Revelation 3:21)
There shall be no night there: they need no lamp nor light of the sun, for the Lord God gives them light. And they shall reign forever and ever. (Revelation 22:5)
If you don't know this Man today, you need to seriously consider it. Not have an intellectual knowledge of who He is, but know Him spiritually, deep within your heart...the heart you have given to Him. He died for you. Now it's time to die to self for Him. Give your life to the One who gives the better life. If you want to know Him, and you seek Him, He will respond. He will know your heart's desire. He wants to heal your broken heart, set you free from your sins, give you life and remove the blindness from your eyes. He is all we need.
In this world we seek things to satisfy. Nothing will except for Jesus. Hear these words. They are His coming from my fingertips. I haven't written anything He hasn't already spoken. Honest.
John 8:12 - ...I am the light of the world. He who follows Me shall not walk in darkness, but have the light of life.