Friday, July 24, 2015


Dear One,
     Light always overcomes darkness.  When light comes into darkness of any kind, the light will overtake the darkness.  Light is always more powerful than darkness.  That is why Jesus said that He is the Light of the world.  He overcomes and swallows up all darkness. 
    While talking to a woman who was accused of a sin which the law required that she be stoned to death, Jesus did not accuse her or condemn her. He said to her accusers that whoever among them had not sinned should cast the first stone at her.  Her accusers left one by one.  Jesus asked her where her accusers were. He asked where the men were who had condemned her.  She said that there was no man present to condemn her.  Jesus said that neither did he condemn her.  He showed by that verbal affirmation of her that He was the Light of the world, not the dark one who condemns and judges.  (John 8:2-11)
    In that situation Jesus identified the darkness in the world as ones who condemn, accuse and judge.  He said that My children who follow Him do not walk in darkness, snuffing life out from within people, but they have the light of life within them, bringing life to people.  (John 8:12)
    The religious people confronted Jesus and accused Him of having no title of record to do what He did.  He answered them that they judged according to the flesh but that He judges no person.  He told them that He only discerns the difference between good and evil, which is judging the devil as the evil one.  He said that He judges no person.  (John 8:15-21)
    Then Jesus declared His discernment or righteous judgment of the religious leaders.  He said that they were of the world beneath and that He was from above.  He was telling them that because of their judging, condemning and accusing people of sins when they themselves also sin, that they were of the kingdom of darkness.  (John 8:26-30)  Because of His explanation of darkness as being judgmental, accusatory and condemning, the listeners saw the difference between Him and the religious leaders, the difference between Light and darkness.  Many people believed on Jesus at that point.  His refusal to judge and condemn the woman caught in adultery showed that He is Light instead of darkness.  The Light in Him overcame and canceled out the darkness of her sin and shed light on the darkness of the religious leaders who accused and condemned her. 
    Jesus reiterated His mission of bringing light to the world when He later declared that as long as He was in the world that He was the Light of the world.  (John 9:5) Then He went about healing the sick and those people who were afflicted with infirmities instead of condemning them for their sins.  He even healed them by forgiving their sins.  When He healed a blind man on the Sabbath it inflamed the religious leaders even more.  They went to every means to discredit Him.  When they quizzed the blind man who could then see, the man was not shaken by their religious endeavors to discredit Jesus because He did not obey their religious laws.  He merely said that once he was blind but then He could see. 
     Jesus later taught that He came into the world to bring My Light into a dark world of spiritual blindness. (John 12:46-50)  He amplified the fact that He and I do not judge when He said that if anyone heard His words and didn't believe them, that He didn't judge them because He wasn't sent to judge the world but to save the world.  (John 12:47-50)
     My children who know Me do not judge others.  They do not condemn others.  They do not accuse others.  My true children forgive everyone and bring My Light of forgiveness into the lives of people who are condemned by the spirit of darkness.
    Just like Jesus was the Light of the world when He fulfilled His ministry, you are the Light of the world now.  The Light does not judge, condemn or accuse.  The Light forgives and loves. (Matthew 5:14-16) People are draw to Light.  The darkness of judgment, condemnation and accusations kill instead of bringing Light. 
    As I am, so are you in the world. (I John 4:17-21)
    Your Father of Light      

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