“The true light, which gives light to everyone, was coming into the world. He was in the world, and the world was made through him, yet the world did not know him. He came to his own, and his own people did not receive him. But to all who did receive him, who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God, who were born, not of blood nor of the will of the flesh nor of the will of man, but of God.” (John 1:9-13 ESV)
Jesus is the transforming Light of the world. One encounter with Him changes our perspective on life and the way we perceive reality. Until we believe and trust the Creator of everything (Jesus) we do not have the capacity to see things as they really are. We see things in this life for what they truly are as we allow them to be illumined by the Light of the world.
God is patiently changing those of us who are trusting Jesus as the source of all truth and reality. We are called to meet the challenges of life by walking in the light. Jesus is our guide to living in the invisible Kingdom of God. This eternal Kingdom rules in the unseen realm of light. Without Him we will spend our lives trying to establish our own kingdoms. We do not have the capacity to discern or war against dark spiritual forces, apart from a revelation of the Kingdom of God. The danger of seeking enlightenment apart from Jesus is that we will create an ineffective ‘god’ of our own imaginations.
Embarking on a spiritual journey apart from Jesus is dangerous. We can easily be led into dark spiritual places by false teachers who seem to be bearers of the light. But the fact is; Jesus is the only path to the Father of Lights.Those who desire to know God must come to the light of His Son, Jesus.