5. And the Light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not. KJV
Light -c) to shine or make manifest espec. by rays; luminousness; fire, light.
Luminous -d) giving off light, flooded with light; clear, readily understood.
Darkness -c) obscurity.
When Jesus came into the world, he brought the Light of life and man was face to face with the Father. So many could not understand Him because of the sin in their life. That is why John the Baptist went before Him preaching and calling them to repent. It was to prepare them for Jesus.
His Light illuminates our heart so we can see things we cannot see on our own. The darkness cannot understand it’s sinfulness unless drawn by the Father. It is a privilege to be able to see into our heart and be changed.
16. For out of His fullness (abundance) we all received — all had a share, and we were supplied with — one grace after another and spiritual blessing upon spiritual blessing, and even favor upon favor and gift heaped upon gift. Amp.
We have the opportunity to receive His fullness. We can have as much as we want. His river never runs dry. So, we can drink on and on. If we are empty and dry it is our fault. Luminous means flooded with Light. We can be flooded only if we are emptied of self. Self has to get out of the way.
19. And to know the Love of Christ, which passeth knowledge, that ye might be filled with all the fullness of God. KJV.
It begins with His Light as He shines His love in our hearts. That love is what draws us to Him. There is no greater joy on this earth than His love. That gives us the drive and determination to give up all and follow Him.
🎶 SONGS – IN THE BEGINNING – I’VE JUST SEEN JESUS – A HIGHER PLANE – PHIL DRISCOLL