Light . . .
In the study of quantum physics, it has been found that nothing travels faster than light. Even gravity moves at a pace that is less than the speed of light. According to the leaders in the scientific community that study such things, our sun could explode and the effect on planet earth would not be felt until eight minutes later, when the light of the event reached our position.
The hearing of this simple truth caught my attention and stirred something within my spirit.
My mind went to the verse in the book of John that says,
If I have told you earthly things, and ye believe not, how shall ye believe, if I tell you of heavenly things? John 3:12 (KJV)
Scripture is historical and spiritual truth; given by inspiration of the Holy Spirit to faithful men who wrote what they heard, perceived, or saw. Because of the historical accuracy of the Bible we can count on the spiritual accuracy of it’s record also.
When science is applied in pure fashion, it leads one to God, not away from Him, because it validates the written Word of God that we call the Bible. This discovery of the truth of light is borne out in our spiritual understanding also.
Light came before anything could be set in order:
And God said, Let there be light: and there was light. And God saw the light, that it was good: and God divided the light from the darkness. Genesis 1:3-4 (KJV)
Faith cannot come without revelation (light). Revelation cannot come but by hearing the Word of God:
So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God. Romans 10:17 (KJV)
So too comes healing (we must have revelation of Jesus as our healer), prosperity (we must have revelation of God as provider), etc.
Light must come first.
Life . . .
Our Light (revelation) comes in a person. The person of God’s own son, Jesus Christ (The Anointed One), who is the Life.
In 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. John 1:1-5 (KJV)
In this one divine person, God revealed (gave light regarding) Himself to humanity.
And we know that the Son of God is come, and hath given us an understanding, that we may know him that is true, and we are in him that is true, even in his Son Jesus Christ. This is the true God, and eternal life. 1 John 5:20 (KJV)
Consider this, in the light of John 1:1-5, above: “So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God” (Romans 10:17-KJV). First came the Word spoken, “And God said, Let there be light; and there was light” (Gen 1:3-Amp) (And God said, Let HIM be light …(according to some Hebrew scholars of Jewish Tradition)). Then, vs. 3 says, “Everything came into existence” (Joh. 1:3-Amp). Nothing moves outside of the light. Nothing moves faster than the light comes.
Jesus had to come before mankind could actually comprehend God as Father and receive the eternal life that He so graciously provided.
He sent his word, and healed them, and delivered them from their destructions. Psalm 107:20 (KJV)
God the Father, sent His Word (Gk. dabar), His answer spoken of (His revelation of Himself spoken) to bring us the life which is the light of men in order to heal and rescue us from all pit-falls.