Yeshua HaMaschiach (Jesus Christ) is “the light” that is in every person who comes into the world. (John 1:9) This light is the life of men. (John 1:4) Those who follow the Son Of God, the “light of the world”, will never walk in darkness but will possess the light of life.(John 8:12)
Just as Jesus Christ received the “light of the world” from the Father of all lights, he then shares this glory with those who follow him by making them into “lights of the world” themselves.
Jesus Christ said, “You are the light of the world. A city on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven.” (Matthew 5:14-16)
But the knowledge of “the light” is lost in darkness. As a result, people in these “last days” are unable to recognize “the light” of the Gospel of Christ.
“The god of this age has blinded the minds of unbelievers, so that they cannot see the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God.” (2 Corinthians 4:4)
But darkness is needed to make the light manifest.
For God, who said, “Let light shine out of darkness,” made his light shine in our hearts to give us the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Christ. (2 Corinthians 4:6)
When “the light” shines, it testifies to the truth. This truth is the hope that we have in God through Jesus Christ.
Apostle Paul wrote, “for it is light that makes everything visible. This is why it is said: ‘Wake up, O sleeper, rise from the dead, and Christ will shine on you.’” (Ephesians 5:14)