May 20, 2023: In Him Was Revival!
"In him was life, and the life was the light of men." (John 1:4, ESV)
In Jesus was life! John is not referring to Jesus' biological life. He is referring to something much more. John is talking about Zoe life. It is the kind of life that God has! This life triumphs over darkness, death, sin, and the grave! Zoe is the kind of life we receive from God when we are born again! This kind of life lights up the world of those who get born-again/saved!
Everywhere Jesus went, this Zoe life impacted people. Blind men saw! Deaf people heard! Dead people were raised! Lepers were healed! And it was all because of the Zoe in Jesus. Now hear this: Jesus came that we might have Zoe and have it abundantly! (Jn 10:10) He is not keeping the Zoe for Himself. He is giving it in abundance to those who believe.
This kind of life, Zoe, could be paraphrased as 'revival.' Zoe gives life, makes alive, restores life, and causes to live. "In Him was 'revival,' and the 'revival' was the light of men." "I have come that they might have 'revival' and have it abundantly! Noting that Zoe life is more than biological life should empower God's church to proactively share their faith, heal the sick, and work miracles. Jesus said, "Whoever believes in me, as the Scripture has said, 'Out of his heart will flow rivers of living water.'" (John 7:38, ESV) Or, out of his heart will flow rivers of revival!
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