Light Has Overcome Darkness

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“And the light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not comprehend it.” — John 1:5


Scientifically, in most cases, you will find that a state of darkness is dominant over a form of light.

However, from a Christian’s perspective, light is the dominant state, and darkness is recessive.

But how can that be?


Science gives us facts, but the Word of God reveals the truth.

1 Corinthians 2:12 – 14 reads, “For we did not receive the spirit of this world system but the Spirit of God, so that we might come to understand and experience all that grace has lavished upon us.  And we articulate these realities with the words imparted to us by the Spirit and not with the words taught by human wisdom. We join together Spirit-revealed truths with Spirit-revealed words. Someone living on an entirely human level rejects the revelations of God’s Spirit, for they make no sense to him. He can’t understand the revelations of the Spirit because they are only discovered by the illumination of the Spirit.” (TPT)

And so it is, with darkness trying to comprehend or understand light. It is impossible.

Worldly thinking and comprehension do not tap into the things of God. For God, Himself said His thoughts are not our thoughts, and His thoughts are much higher than our thoughts. (Isaiah 55:8 – 9)

He is El Elyon, the supreme, most high God.

Dr. Tony Evans says, trying to use worldly thinking to discern the things of God is like “trying to connect your television to a signal when you don’t have the right equipment. All you get is static.” (The Tony Evans Bible Commentary)

And so, an unbeliever cannot obtain or accept those things that come from God. They look foolish to him because they can only be spiritually gauged. And that’s the whole meaning behind John 1:5.

Our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, gives life that supplies men with light. Since darkness exists, light is needed. It’s the same as with the Ten Commandments. Israel did not realize they were living a life of sin until the law was established. The law brought light and exposed their life of darkness.

Because of the Fall in the Garden, humankind fell into a state of darkness. Consequently, Satan planned to keep man from seeing the glory of Christ. But, PRAISE BE TO GOD, Satan’s plan has been aborted, and for those who have received the light of Christ, they can see clearly now.

I’ve said all of this to say this; we are coming upon the darkest holiday in human society — Halloween.

Many believers and some nonbelievers will say Trick-o-Treating is innocent fun. But when you look at the holiday’s history and how and why it originated, you’ll find it is not innocent at all. Instead, it is a celebration of evil and darkness.

Sure, we’ve tried to dress it up and justify our reasons for participation, but the holiday’s original intent and purpose remain the same, and God gets no glory from it.

I know opinions on this subject fall all over the spectrum. So, I have not come to be argumentative or judgmental. But I have come to cause you to think about what has been said.

Pray about it. Seek the Father for clarity and understanding. When we ask, we will receive; for, some revelation is caughtinstead of taught.



Join me again next week for Coffee on The Couch.