For it is the God who commanded light to shine out of darkness, who has shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ. 2 Corinthians 4:6
One of the ways in which the glory of God is made manifest is light. When the earth was without form; void, and darkness was on the face of the deep. The Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters. Then God spoke, and said “Let there be light”. Instantly light appeared out of thick darkness where light had never been. God did not speak to form or shape that which was void, He spoke to drive out darkness. The word of God produced light which was radiant and exposed things not seen in darkness. That is what the glory of God does in our lives, when we walk in the light of His glory.
Light radiates its most intense brightness in darkness. So that the glory of the light pushes back the darkness, until the space where light has entered, illuminates brighter and brighter. Proverbs 4:18-19 illustrates the contrast between light and darkness in the life of the just, as opposed to the life of the wicked — But the path of the just is like the shining sun, That shines ever brighter unto the perfect day. The way of the wicked is like darkness; They do not know what makes them stumble. While light exposes, darkness hides, and the one who walks in darkness cannot see what makes them stumble. This is the meaning of spiritual blindness. The prophet Isaiah gives a vivid picture of this condition in chapter 59 and verse 10 of the book of Isaiah — We grope for the wall like the blind,
And we grope as if we had no eyes; We stumble at noonday as at twilight;
We are as dead men in desolate places. Although light is all around them, as expressed by noonday, they stumble as if it were twilight when the light is receding. Notice how many times the prophet says “we” in the verse. To whom is this prophesy directed? What is the remedy for the people of God who could not comprehend the light?
The God who commanded light to shine out of darkness, who has shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ. Thanks be to God who has caused light to shine in our hearts, in order to give us the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ. We have an in dwelling knowledge that the Children of Israel lacked. Whatever we lack the Lord Jesus is full of, so we are well able to walk in the light by an act of our will. Jesus has come to be the light of the world, so that we will no longer walk in darkness. This is how John the beloved says it in 1 John 1:5-7 — This is 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.
God our Father shines the light of His glory in the face of Jesus Christ, so that we can walk in the light and not stumble. The Lord is our light, and our salvation, whom shall we fear? We push back the darkness, and overcome evil because of the great light that shines in our heart. Just as God spoke and commanded the light to shine, the darkness was cast out, as the light sprung forth. Oh that God would cast out darkness wherever it is found in and around us, so that His light can shine brighter in us. So that we can truly be the light of the world, as His light radiates in our lives.
John the Baptist testified that he was not the light, and he pointed to Jesus and declared that He is the true light. While John the beloved disciple proclaimed: 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. Beloved, please know that we are here at such a time as this, to help those who walk in darkness to comprehend the light. Jesus is the true light that brings light to everyone coming into the world.
May the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ shine bright in your heart today. And may it be released to those who walk in darkness so they can walk and not stumble any longer. I pray that you would speak a word in season that imparts light, so that they who sit in darkness will see a great light because you showed up. The entrance of His word gives light and it makes wise the simple.
Let your light shine today!