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Advent Devotional – Tuesday, December 20, 2016 – John Explains the Light – No More Waiting

hope-is-born-advent-devotional-2In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God. All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made. In him was life; and the life was the light of men. And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not.

There was a man sent from God, whose name was John. The same came for a witness, to bear witness of the Light, that all men through him might believe. He was not that Light, but was sent to bear witness of that Light. That was the true Light, which lighteth every man that cometh into the world. 10 He was in the world, and the world was made by him, and the world knew him not. 11 He came unto his own, and his own received him not. 12 But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name: 13 which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God. 14 And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.

15 John bare witness of him, and cried, saying, This was he of whom I spake, He that cometh after me is preferred before me: for he was before me. 16 And of his fulness have all we received, and grace for grace. 17 For the law was given by Moses, but grace and truth came by Jesus Christ. 18 No man hath seen God at any time; the only begotten Son, which is in the bosom of the Father, he hath declared him.  – John 1: 1-18

God knew the plans he had for each one of us before we were born.  Before there was light, God had the plans made for us to receive the light.  The light was life of man.  This light was in darkness and was not understood.  To understand, God gave us the Word that became flesh and sent it to live with us.  The law was given through Moses, but God’s people received one blessing after another from the fullness of his grace.

Through God’s grace, he sent John ahead of Jesus Christ, to testify concerning the Light, so that we would receive Him as the Light of the world.  God knew his people were doubters so he sent John as a tangible messenger to the truth.  The truth being that Jesus Christ in the flesh was on earth to let us receive Him, and to who believed would become children of God.  Grace & truth came through Jesus Christ, the light of the world, our salvation!    This season seek God’s plan for you.

Embrace the Light & let it shine through you.

 

 

 

 

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