In the Beginning …

In the Beginning …

 

John 1:1-5 (ESV) ~ 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 was not any thing made that was made. In him was life, and the life was the light of men. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.

 

The most powerful Spirit on our planet is the Holy Spirit of Almighty God. The spirit of Pharaoh, Goliath, Jazebel, Absolom, Herod, sickness, depression, anger, jealousy, doubt, confusion, and more trying to undo the Work of the Lord. HOWEVER…

  • For every Pharaoh, there must be a Moses
  • For every Goliath, there must be a David
  • For every Nebuchadnezzar, there must be a Daniel
  • For every Jazebel, there must be an Elijah
  • For every devil, for every spirit that rises up against YOU, there is one that is mightier who lives within YOU!!!

 

Let’s look back at verses 4 & 5 of John chapter 1:

 

John 1:4-5 (ESV) ~ In him was life, and the life was the light of men. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.

 

  • Christ is the source of light. From the very beginning man was to know that life, to know God personally and intimately. The knowledge of the life of Christ was to be the light of men, the beam that was to give real life to man, both abundant and eternal life; infuse energy and motivation into men so that he might walk and live as they should.
  • From the very beginning, the life (Christ) was to be the light of man’s …
    • Quality of being
    • Essence of being
    • Power of being
    • Force of being
    • Energy of being
    • Principle of being
  • The life (Christ) was to be the light of man’s purpose, meaning and significance upon earth.

 

John 10:10 (ESV) ~ The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life and have it abundantly.

 

John 11:25 (ESV) ~ Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. Whoever believes in me, though he die, yet shall he live,

 

  • Christ is the answer to darkness
    • Christ showed man the way God intended him to live
    • Christ showed man the truth of life, that is, the truth about God and man and the truth about the world of man
    • Christ showed man the life and the things to avoid that would cause him to stumble

 

John 12:46 (ESV) ~ I have come into the world as light, so that whoever believes in me may not remain in darkness.

 

1 Peter 2:9-10 (ESV) ~ But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for his own possession, that you may proclaim the excellencies of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light. Once you were not a people, but now you are God’s people; once you had not received mercy, but now you have received mercy.
 
Pastor Andy Lambert

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