The True Light
I have often taken special attention to the word “true” light. That means that there was a false light. This has to do with Lucifer who spoke of a false doctrine. His message was false and misleading, and his victims were Adam and Eve. (Genesis 3:1-7) People lived in spiritual darkness before the “true” light came. Isaiah 9:2 Those who were in prison would be set free. See Isaiah 42:7.
Notice how this paragraph connects smoothly to Paragraph 1. The “true” light came dispelling the spiritual darkness. The Israelites walked in the types and shadows of that time. Isaiah 9:2 is a prophetic word that was fulfilled in Jesus Christ. Notice that “grace and truth” came through Jesus Christ. (John 1:14)
John taught that Jesus was the true light, which “…lighteth every man that cometh into the world.” John 1:9. The first thing John points to is Jesus’ character. Jesus is the true Light” John 1:9. The calling of Jesus is next mentioned. Jesus’ light lights every man. He is the universal shining. Everybody has the opportunity to be saved and called the child of God. Even though this is true, not everybody responds favorably to the true light.
Jesus was rejected by the world He created. They did not recognize Jesus because they were spiritually blind. They did not know the scriptures, which prophesied of His coming. Many of the religious sects of that day did not realize who He was. They were prepared to question the One they had been waiting for, but they did not know Him. They did not know the prophecies that spoke of Jesus’ coming. They did not realize it was Him. The common people accepted Jesus for Who He was. Those who believed on His Name were given the power to become the sons of God. They experienced birth of the spirit. They were able to see the glory of the Father revealed in the life and ministry of Jesus Christ. This true light came to those who received Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior. He was the unique Son of the Father.