Scripture: “The [basis of the] judgment (indictment, the test by which men are judged, the ground for the sentence) lies in this: the Light has come into the world, and people have loved the darkness rather than and more than the Light, for their works (deeds) were evil.” – John 3:19 (AMPC).
Meditate: The above Scripture (and many others) highlights an important Truth that most in Christendom do not preach or do not want to talk about these days, that God is The Judge who judges all mankind, and that He sent His Light as a test to expose if we are following Him or not.
In today’s text we see God’s “test by which men are judged” which is, “Light has come into the world” – He sent His Son Jesus the Light of the world to expose darkness, but still “people have loved the darkness”. It begs the question, why would anyone in their right mind choose darkness? The answer is given in the same verse, “for their works (deeds) were evil.”
Many wonder and even complain saying, why does God allow judgment and condemnation? Well, let me repeat it again, it’s because, the Light sent from God pierced through the world’s darkness and exposed ill motives, hatred, gossip, greed, violence, and the like… still most people preferred darkness over the Light because their actions were dark, simply put – they loved fleshy sinful things! Well I pray, now you understand.
Present Reality: Light [Jesus] has come into the world and He lives in those who have received Him as their personal Savior and Lord. And since this is Truth that Jesus lives in us, it means if you are a true worshipper (disciple and follower of Jesus Christ – Christian), His Light has to shine through you wherever you go! It means wherever there is darkness, and you step into that place, darkness must disappear!
Let me humbly ask you Christian, does this happen wherever you go? Are the spiritual eyes of those living in darkness opened to see the Truth? Does healing and deliverance (spiritual/physical) take place? In my honest observation, not much of this is happening these days, and today’s text saves me from wondering why this isn’t the case presently!
So why doesn’t His Light shine through most Christians? They have rejected the Light and have chosen darkness – rejected the Truth and received a lie! Here is the basis for their judgment and this is the verdict: The Light of God has now come into the world, but the hearts of people love their darkness more than the Light, because they want the darkness to conceal their evil. Hence this is the crisis we’re in from the time Jesus (Light) came into this World.
Though God’s Light has streamed into the world, yet men and women everywhere are still running towards darkness. They desire darkness because they are not really interested in pleasing God. It isn’t difficult to grasp that everyone who makes a practice of doing evil, addicted to denial and illusion, hates God’s Light and won’t come near it, fearing a painful exposure. But anyone seeking and desiring Truth, working and living in truth and in the reality of it welcomes God’s Light – so God’s work can be seen for what it is!
What do you love the most, God’s Light or satan’s darkness? What do you think your life reflects, Light or darkness? Why not take an honest look at yourself prayerfully and make amends immediately if it’s darkness you see. Why miss out on God’s eternal best for worldly temporal?