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Do you every feel like a darkness has descended and you cannot escape it? Do you ever wish you could just flip the light switch on?

I [Jesus] have come as Light into the world, so that everyone who believes and trusts in Me [as Savior—all those who anchor their hope in Me and rely on the truth of My message] will not continue to live in darkness. John 12:46

There’s the switch you’re looking for–belief in Jesus.

This belief is not just mental assent to the idea of a historical Jesus; rather this is belief:

  1. Jesus was who He said He was–God incarnate; and
  2. He did what He said He did–met the legal requirements under the Jewish law to atone for the sin of the world–satisfying the law and releasing those who believe from the curse and bondage of sin.

If you believe and ask that Jesus’ sacrifice apply to you, the light switches on–you will be bathed in the light of the world. Darkness must flee at the name of Jesus.

This is the message [of God’s promised revelation] which we have heard from Him and now announce to you, that God is Light [He is holy, His message is truthful, He is perfect in righteousness], and in Him there is no darkness at all [no sin, no wickedness, no imperfection]. 1 John 1:5

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