Divine Considerations not Human Compromise. This I ask in Jesus' precious name, AMEN. But it did not ever overcome the light of Christ. This means that what is hidden and secret, will be made known to all. Bible Commentary Bible Verses Devotionals Faith Prayers Coloring Pages Pros and Cons, 40 Encouraging Bible Scriptures on Finding a Job, The Best Motivational Christian Videos Ever Made, Isaiah 45:7 Meaning of I Form the Light and Create Darkness, Hebrews 9:27 Meaning of People Are Destined to Die Once, Genesis 3:22 Meaning of the Man Has Now Become like One of Us, Galatians 5:13 Meaning of Serve One Another Humbly in Love, 10 Powerful Prayers for a Wedding Reception, Whatever Your Hand Finds to Do Meaning and Meditation, Ephesians 5:11 Meaning of Fruitless Deeds of Darkness, Ephesians 4:30 Meaning of Do Not Grieve the Holy Spirit. That same eternal Son is Life and Light. This means that he would be the one to drive away the darkness of the dominion of satan. John 1:5 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓] John 1:5, NIV: "The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it." John 1:5 “The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.”. This means that the truth would prevail upon deception. He came as the incarnate Word and was born as the perfect Son of Man. Some translations say “the darkness has not understood it.” In this case, though the meaning would be slightly different, the application is the same. He came to His own kingdom and His own people, but they did not receive Him. The Lord Jesus Christ is the Word of the most High God, who existed from eternity past and is co-equal and co-eternal with the Father and the Spirit. The antagonism between light and darkness. The opening statement of John's gospel lays out, in all its beauty, Who Jesus is and why He came. John 1:5 “The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.” Explanation and Commentary of John 1:5. Holtzmann and Weiss both consider the clause refers to the incarnate condition (cf. Although the evil principalities of darkness will do all in their power to frustrate its almighty strength, the Light of Christ has already overcome the powers of darkness, and its penetrating rays will continue to invade the dominion of evil, with every soul that confesses Christ as Lord. The light has come and prevailed over the darkness. The depraved mind of the unsaved cannot understand the Light, for the god of this world has darkened their minds and blinded their soul. When God’s people walk in him, they walk in his light. The Lord Jesus came into the world as the incarnate WORD of God, to reveal to the depraved mind of man, the truth of God's eternal love and His perfect holiness. Jesus is the light that makes sense of the world. NKJV And the light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not comprehend it. May the light of Your love shine through me, to others, for Your praise and glory, until it is not I that shines in my life, but the light of Christ shining through me. The Lord Jesus came into the world as the incarnate WORD of God, to reveal to the depraved mind of man, the truth of God's eternal love and His perfect holiness. The Light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not comprehend it. Man did not comprehend the enormity of what had happened in Bethlehem some thirty years earlier and throughout His ministry, men continued to misunderstand the Man, His ministry and His message. Darkness cannot overpower Christ's light, nor can it quench its illuminating rays. They were ignorant of the truth that "Jesus was the Light that shines in the darkness - BUT  the darkness is incapable of extinguishing it.". #3 “and the darkness has not overcome it.” Satan has opposed Christ at every turn, but even when he thought himself the victor, moving Judas to betray Christ, the Jews to reject him, and the Romans to crucify him, he only played into the hands of the Lamb of God, slain since the foundation of the earth. Christ Jesus is that LIGHT that has been shining from eternity past, and it is only through Him that God's light and life and love and hope and joy and peace will flow, for God has decreed that Christ is all in all. The Church is called to take the light into all the world (Mt 5:14) and to overthrow the darkness until Jesus finally returns and the victory of the light over the darkness is complete. He came into the world as the LIGHT of the world, to illumine the blackened soul of man, who in his foolish pride had sought to be as God. John 1:5, ESV: "The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it." Three interpretations are possible. John 1:5. τον, ζνα μὴ σκοτία ὑμᾶς καταλὰβῃ, ὁ κάσμος αὐτὸν οὐκ ἔγνω, οἱ ἴδιοι αὐτὸν οὐ παρέλαβον, To wit, that state of the human race is expressed by this word, which has prevailed since Adams transgression down to the appearance of the true Light. John 1:5, KJV: "And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not." That same perfect Son of man is the true Light that was given by God to shine Light. This is the main way to overcome the darkness in the world. They rejected God's anointed. God is Spirit but Christ came to earth as a mortal Man to become our kinsman-Redeemer, for He is God of gods and Light and lights - but He is also Man of men. What Does John 1:5 Mean? The darkness never prevailed against him in his life, and it was defeated definitively by Christ’s death on the cross. It is impossible for the darkness of Satan, sin, death, and hell to overcome the glorious light of the gospel of God. Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers. The darkness sought to put out the light from the time of his birth when Herod decreed the death of all boys of the same age in order to kill the Messiah before he could grow up and take Herod’s kingdom away. In the end, the light must win. John 1:5(NASB) Verse Thoughts. Jesus is the Way and Truth and Light (Jn 14:6). This means that he would be the one to drive away the darkness of the dominion of satan. Only through the Man, Christ Jesus can men receive Peace with God and the Peace of God. He came to this world as The Light that shines in the darkness, YET the darkness could not comprehend it. “The people walking in darkness have seen a great light; on those living in the land of deep darkness a light has dawned” (Isa 9:2). into the darkness of man's soul, and the darkness was incapable of extinguishing the pure Light of God. The darkness overcame Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden, bringing the influence of darkness upon the whole world. May we bathe in the glorious light of His love for the eternal ages to come, and may we reflect His light in this darkened world and permit His love to flow through us to others - until I am nothing and He is everything. He is the “true light, which gives light to everyone” (v.9). KJV And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not. He is the very essence of God and united in purpose and power. Only in Him is Hope and Joy and Life everlasting, for God the Father decreed that God the Son should come to shine the Light of God's Life and Love into the world, so that all who believe on Him could be enlightened by the truth, reflect the light of His love and be enlivened with His life... but He was rejected as a result of man's sin. #2 “shines in the darkness,” Jesus, the light of God, came directly into the darkness of the earth, taking ground from satan as he healed the sick, raised the dead, and released the captives from demonic oppression. And the light shineth in darkness Which, through sin, came upon the minds of men; who are naturally in the dark about the nature and perfections of God; about sin, and the consequences of it; about Christ, and salvation by him; about the Spirit of God, and his work upon the soul; and about the Scriptures of truth, and the doctrines of the Gospel. The evil schemes of the wicked one cannot quench the Light of Christ, for Satan is an enemy that was eternally defeated through His shed blood on the cross of Calvary. He came from the Father to show us the Father.. for whoever has seen the Son has seen the Father, and Whoever has the Son in their heart, has the Father also... for Christ is the visible image of the invisible God, and He sent His Son into the world to reveal Himself to us. He is the “true light, which gives light to everyone” (v.9). was in the beginning with God, and through Whom all, That same eternal Son is Life and Light. NLT The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness can never extinguish it. He has prevailed. Jesus brought the truth into the realm of lies and exposed the deceptions and plots of the evil one. The words may refer to the incarnate, or to the pre-incarnate experience of the Logos, or to both. NIV The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it. Jesus brought the revelation of God and his heart for the lost into the dark world of hopelessness. That same perfect Son of man is the true Light that was given by God to shine Light into the darkness of man's soul, and the darkness was incapable of extinguishing the pure Light of God. Thank You, Father, that the Light of Jesus has shone into my heart, for I trust Him alone as my Saviour and Lord. ESV The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it. It was through sin that darkness entered the heart of man, and it is through the Light of God's Son, that sin and death and darkness was overcome. #1 “The light…” Jesus is the light. He came into the world as LIFE.. to breathe 'new life' into the lifeless spirit of man, that lay dead in trespasses and sins, and with no hope in the world. Jesus is the light of the world (Jn 1:4). The Light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not comprehend it. When the Lord Jesus came into this world as the Light of Life that lightens every man that comes into the world, they did not comprehend Who He was or why He had come. The gospel of John was written to introduce the Lord Jesus Christ to fallen man, as the eternal Son.