Thursday, 11th February, 2021
By Pastor Chris Oyakhilome
"And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not" (John 1:5 KJV)
The Apostle John gave us the revelation of the incarnate Word. He describes how He (the Word) was in the world, but the world knew Him not. He unequivocally declares that God’s Word is life; that life being the light of men!
In the fifth verse, he continues, “And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not.” The word translated “comprehend” is the Greek, “katalambanō”; it means to seize, to attain, and also, to overcome. Thus, the light shines in darkness and the darkness couldn’t attain to its power; it couldn’t overcome, nor seize it.
The darkness couldn’t take a hold of, or comprehend the mystery of lights. The darkness couldn’t overpower or overcome light, and still hasn’t! Have you ever turned on the light in a room and the darkness was so thick that it caused the light to recede? That can never happen! Even if the light is small or a mere flicker, the darkness has to pull apart.
This should help you understand who you are when Jesus said, “Ye are the light of the world…” (Matthew 5:14). He was talking about your calling as a Christian, and you must become conscious of this truth. You’re called to light up the darkness in your world, in your sphere of influence; you’re that light that darkness can’t comprehend.
Perhaps you’re a student, a security guard, a lawyer, a banker, doctor or scientist; you’re the light in your community of practice. If there’s so much darkness surrounding a subject, you’re the one to proffer answers. You’re the light in that field, imbued with supernatural ideas and genius for the solutions needed.
Light up your world today: “Let your light so shine before men that they may see your moral excellence and your praiseworthy, noble, and good deeds and recognize and honor and praise and glorify your Father Who is in heaven” (Matthew 5:16 AMPC).
"Everywhere I am, and in all that I do, my light shines with so much intensity for the world to see. I openly manifest the glory of God in my world, dispelling, ousting, and expelling darkness and all of the works thereof, in Jesus’ Name. Amen."
Matthew 5:16; Ephesians 5:13
1 YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN: Matthew 27:27-44 & Exodus 40
2 YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN: Matthew 13:44-52 & Genesis 42