|John 1:1-4 |
1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was god.1 [Christ is the Word of God; his name is the word of God. The Bible is not the Word; the Bible is scriptures. "The LORD possessed me in the beginning of his way. I was set up from everlasting, from the beginning. Then I was by him, as one brought up with him; and I was daily his delight, rejoicing always before him." Pro 8:22-30.]
2 The same was in the beginning with God. [The Word, who dwelled with God in the beginning, stepped out to become Jesus, the firstborn in the dimension of the new creation. "I came out from the Father. I came forth from the Father." John 16:27-28; and He possesses all the fullness of the Father, is the only visible representation of the Father, (the invisible God), and is the only begotten Son, (all other sons of God are adopted).]
3 All things were made by him; and there was nothing made without him. [him is Jesus.]
4 In him was life; and the life was the light of men.2 [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.]
2 In Him, (the Word), was life; and the life was the light of men. Christ is the life; the life is the light; so Christ is the life of God and that life is the light in men. The light of life, which God has hidden in the heart, is the mediator* of the new covenant; he that would come into the new covenant, must believe the light and obey the light, Christ. When Christ said: I have come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly [in a superior form], John 10:10; the life, (of which he spoke), is the life of God, the Spirit of Christ, which is the light. And to obtain the life of God, which is the light more abundantly, you must follow Christ in obedience to his spoken commands of words, which you hear from inside your heart: The words I speak to you are Spirit and life-giving, John 6:63; I am the light of the world [every man]. He who follows me will not walk in darkness but shall have the light of life. John 8:12.
*The light, (Christ), is the mediator of the new covenant; he mediates between God and man. Those commands we hear or see revealed that command us to change our behaviors, (to repent), are laws put in our mind and written in our heart and are added to the inner law on every man's heart. From the Word of the Lord within: "When you have heard the dead words in the Bible and recall them, heed what is said; always obedient to His commands. You must obey every law the Spirit establishes."
Christ is the light of all 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. Believe what?—the truth that is spoken to a man about his evil ways. God is light, 1 John 1:5. Jesus is the light of every man in the world. From the Word of the Lord within: "There is a presence within you, which is the same as God; the light in you is the same from which it originated. Heed the light, which is to assent to truth. The light shows us our image, however fanciful we have become; neither is it pleasant what the light exposes."
We must labor to follow Jesus in order to obtain the life of God more abundantly [in a superior form] that He produces in our heart, which life is the light, which light in sufficient measure is the anointing, which is truth and is no lie — the inward truth. Then we have the truth; then we know all things.