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John 1:4-5,9

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 4 In him was life; and the life was the light of men.1 [The word, who is Jesus, is the life of God and the light of men. Christ is the light of men: the true light that enlightens every man who comes into the world, given to them so that they might believe. John 1:7,9. The life of God in measure to control men was lost for all men when Adam disobeyed God and fell. When you have crucified your sinful, selfish life and are afterward restored to the righteousness and holiness of God's image, Christ, then you live in Christ, and Christ lives in you, controlling all your words and deeds; and this life is then eternal. Eternal life is to be a new creature in Christ on earth and forever.]

 5 The light shines in the darkness; and the darkness did not comprehend it.2 [The light of the Word, Christ, shines in the darkness of men's hearts, but men do not understand that it is Christ, gently and anonymously reasoning with them, attempting to reprove them for their evil ways. Eph 5:13. If men believe what Christ tells them, they believe and love the truth, but if they deny the reasoning, loving their selfish, evil ways, they hate the truth and light, who is Christ. Peter told believers: "we have the more sure prophetic word [the word in your heart]; to which you do well to pay attention, as to a light that shines in a dark place, until the day dawns and the morning star [Jesus] rises in your hearts;" 2 Pet 1:19.]

 9 Which was the true Light that enlightens every man who comes into the world.4 [All men have a small measure of the light (Christ) given to them so that they might believe the light's anonymous convictions of their evil ways to be true and eventually be saved; for God would have all men to be saved, and so He gives all men equal opportunity to be saved with sufficient light to guide them. If we persistently heed the light and word in our hearts that reproves us, then we receive more of His spirit, eventually being freed from all sin and seeing Jesus bring us our salvation and eternal life. With a hunger for righteousness we seek God by exposing ourselves to his further commands and teachings by waiting on him in humble silence as we listen and watch.]

1 Corinthians 12:7

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 7 But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to every man to benefit all.2 [Peter, standing up with the eleven, lifted up his voice, and said to them, "You men of Judea, and all you who dwell in Jerusalem, let this be known to you, and listen to my words. But this is that which was spoken by the prophet Joel: 'And it shall come to pass in the last days, said God, that I will pour out my Spirit upon all men; and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams; And on my servants and on my handmaidens I will pour out my Spirit in those days; and they shall prophesy; Acts 2:14-18.]

Acts 2:14-18

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 14 But Peter, standing up with the eleven, lifted up his voice, and said to them, "You men of Judea, and all you who dwell in Jerusalem, let this be known to you, and listen to my words.3

 15 For these men are not drunk, as you suppose, since it is only the third hour of the day.

 16 But this is that which was spoken by the prophet Joel:4

 17 'And it shall come to pass in the last days, said God, that I will pour out my Spirit upon all men; and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams;

 18  And on my servants and on my handmaidens I will pour out my Spirit in those days; and they shall prophesy;

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