"In the beginning was
the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He
was in the beginning with 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."
"There was a man sent
from God, whose name was John. This man came for a witness, to
bear witness of the Light, that all through him might believe.
He was not that Light, but was sent to bear witness of that Light."
"That was the true
Light which gives light to every man coming into the world. He
was in the world, and the world was made through Him, and the world
did not know Him. He came to His own, and His own did not
receive Him. But as many as received Him, to them He gave the
right to become children of God, to those who believe in His
name: who were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh,
nor of the will of man, but of God."
"And the Word became 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."
"And this is the
condemnation, that the light has come into the world, and men
loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were
evil. For everyone practicing evil hates the light and does not
come to the light, lest his deeds should be exposed. But he
who does the truth comes to the light, that his deeds may be
clearly seen, that they have been done in God." John
Jesus said: "I am the light of the world. He who follows Me
shall not walk in darkness, but have the light of life.”
"If anyone walks in the day, he does not stumble, because he
sees the light of this world. But if one walks in the night,
he stumbles, because the light is not in him.”
“A little while longer the light is with you. Walk while you
have the light, lest darkness overtake you; he who walks in
darkness does not know where he is going. While you have the light,
believe in the light, that you may become sons of light.”
"He who believes in Me, believes not in Me but in
Him who sent Me. And he who sees Me sees Him who sent Me. I have come as a light into the world,
that whoever believes in Me should not abide in darkness."
the message which we have heard from Him and declare to you, that
God is light and in Him is no darkness at all. If we say
that we have fellowship with Him, and walk in darkness, we lie
and do not practice the truth. But if we walk in the light as He is
in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of
Jesus Christ His Son cleanses us from all sin. If we say that we
have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. If we
confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and
to cleanse us from all unrighteousness."
1 John 1:5-9
If you have
been joined to Him through the cross and you faithfully follow Him, His life and light
you to others:
"...For whom He foreknew, He also predestined to
be conformed to the image of His Son."
"You are the light of the world. A city that is set on a
hill cannot be hidden. Nor do they light a lamp and put it under a
basket, but on a lamp-stand, and it gives light to all who are in
the house. Let your light so shine before men, that they may see
your good works and glorify your Father in heaven."
"I know your works,
your labor, your patience, and that you cannot bear those who are
evil. And you have tested those who say they are apostles and are
not, and have found them liars; and you have persevered and have
patience, and have labored for My name’s sake and have not become
weary. Nevertheless I have this against you, that you have left
your first love. Remember therefore from where you have fallen;
repent and do the first works, or else I will come to you
quickly and remove your lampstand from its place—unless you
“No one, when
he has lit a lamp, covers it with a vessel or puts it under a bed,
but sets it on a lampstand, that those who enter may see the
"Let no one deceive you
with empty words, for because of these things the wrath of God comes
upon the sons of disobedience. Therefore do not be partakers
with them. For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the
Lord. Walk as children of light (for the fruit of the
Spirit is in all goodness, righteousness, and truth), finding out what is acceptable to the Lord. And have
fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather
expose them. For it is shameful even to speak of those
things which are done by them in secret. But all things that
are exposed are made manifest by the light, for whatever
makes manifest is light."