The Light That Has Come Into the World
“I have come as Light into the world, so that everyone who believes in Me will not remain in darkness. “If anyone hears My sayings and does not keep them, I do not judge him; for I did not come to judge the world, but to save the world. “He who rejects Me and does not receive My sayings, has one who judges him; the word I spoke is what will judge him at the last day.”--------John 12:46-48
These verses are a summary of the mission of Jesus. Jesus said that He has come into the world as LIGHT and that everyone who believes in Him would NOT remain in DARKNESS. Before we come to Christ for the redemption of our souls, we are living in a DARK, CORRUPT, SINFUL, EVIL world, and our souls are DARK, CORRUPT, SINFUL and EVIL. But when we come to Jesus Christ for redemption; we are coming from the DARKNESS and into the LIGHT. And we can and should REMAIN in the LIGHT.
He continues to say that He does NOT judge the one who HEARS and REJECTS His words, because He did not come into the world to JUDGE the world, but He came to SAVE the world. His mission was not one of JUDGMENT, but one of SALVATION. Jesus spoke these same words to Nicodemus in John 3:17, “For God did not send the Son into the world to judge the world, but that the world might be saved through Him.”
Jesus went on to say that; “He who rejects Me and does not receive My sayings, has one who judges him; the word I spoke is what will judge him at the last day.” In John 3: 18, 19, Jesus says; “He who believes in Him is not judged; he who does not believe has been judged already, because he has not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.”
“This is the judgment, that the Light has come into the world, and men loved the darkness rather than the Light, for their deeds were evil.” Judgment WILL come to those who reject Christ Jesus and His words. The very words that He spoke concerning His relationship with God and the instructions He gave them for the REDEMPTION of their souls. And because of their REJECTION they have been judged already, unless they come to Christ to RECEIVE the SALVATION of their souls.
Are you living in DARKNESS? Are you already judged because of your REJECTION of Christ? There is a deadline that God gives each person and if they cross that deadline without Christ they are judged and condemned to an ETERNITY in HELL, a place void of ANYTHING good. A place where there is no access to the Light. Don’t cross God’s deadline, but come to the Light NOW, by: CONFESSING your sins to God and asking Him for His FORGIVENESS, BELIEVING, with ALL your HEART, that Jesus died for YOU and is ALIVE in Heaven, making intercession for you before God, then ACCEPT His gift of SALVATION, and LIVE in the LIGHT of God ‘s LOVE. Do it NOW, while you STILL can. He’s waiting!!!