Everybody has heard of the term “seeing the light” and everybody has heard of people who have seen the light but what do people mean when they talk about seeing the light and what are they actually seeing? Do they see a bright light or something? Well, the real truth is that most people who say they have seen the light have actually seen something else and what they are actually seeing is the “life.” In Jesus is life and the life is the light of men, this is what it says in the book of John, “In him was life; and the life is the light of men.” So when people say that they have “seen the light” then what they actually mean is that in a sense they have seen Jesus. It’s the same as when people wonder what eternal life is, Jesus also said, “…this is life eternal that they might know thee, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom thou hast sent.” (John 17:3)
We hear of people who have asked Jesus into their hearts and in doing this these people have spiritually connected to the very life and Love of Jesus and so they become one with Jesus and His Love. We are all life because we come from the same life and that life is God, all things were made by Him, God, and without Him (Jesus) was not anything made that was made so God and Jesus are One Life and One Love and they in this same sense created us all and so we all have a life but the problem with us all is that we all need eternal life and at this point people might wonder “I thought you have some kind of eternal life after this life, you either go to a fancy place called Heaven or you go to a less fancy place called Hell depending upon whether you believe in Jesus or not, so why would I need to ask Jesus into my heart so that I can have eternal life because according to religious people we already do live forever don’t we?” Well yes, most religious people agree that we live forever but it appears that a lot of them don’t seem to understand what eternal life is, it turns out that “…this is life eternal that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent.”
So basically, the real issue here is: do you want eternal life for what it really is? If you have Jesus in your heart then you will have the true reality of what eternal life is and if you don’t then you will find yourself disconnected from eternal life and eternal love, you will of course still be alive physically and when you die your spirit will leave your body and your spirit will still live forever but what people are actually saying if they don’t want God and they don’t want Jesus is that they wish to live for all eternity without “Life” and without “Love.” It’s like when Adam & Eve were told that if they ate of the forbidden fruit then they would surely die but the funny thing is, they ate the fruit and they didn’t die straight away, well at least that’s what people think but what some people may not understand is that they did die straight away in that they became disconnected spiritually from God and Love so they had what is called spiritual death instead of spiritual life and this in a lot of ways is what we are talking about here, whether people want an eternal spiritual life of Love by connecting and becoming one with the true source of life and Love or whether they wish to be disconnected and to become separated from the true source of life and Love. To be disconnected means that you will have an eternal living death and this is spiritual death and so if you can now see this then you will have in this sense seen the light, you will have seen that “…this is life eternal that they might know thee, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom thou hast sent.” So the only thing that remains to do is to ask Jesus into your heart and then you will truly have eternal life and eternal Love because you will have turned away from your former life of life without “Life” or in other words, a life without Love!