Summary: To expose evil doers as haters of LIGHT (JESUS) and to show that they need to hide in darkness so their deeds will not be exposed.
Do you hate JESUS? Do you hate to come to Him? Do you hate people who leads you to the LORD?
II. AUDIENCE PROFILE:
To expose evil doers as haters of LIGHT (JESUS) and to show that they need to hide in darkness so their deeds will not be exposed.
John 3:20 (Amplified Bible)
3:20 For every wrongdoer hates (loathes, detests) the Light, and will not come out into the Light but shrinks from it, lest his works (his deeds, his activities, his conduct) be exposed and reproved.
John 3:20 (The Message)
3:20 Everyone who makes a practice of doing evil, addicted to denial and illusion, hates God-light and won't come near it, fearing a painful exposure.
Praise, worship and thank You very much LORD JESUS for You made darkness into light for us, now I am children of Light.
James 1:17 (Amplified Bible)
1:17 Every good gift and every perfect (free, large, full) gift is from above; it comes down from the Father of all [that gives] light, in [the shining of] Whom there can be no variation [rising or setting] or shadow cast by His turning [as in an eclipse].
Isaiah 42:16 (Amplified Bible)
42:16 And I will bring the blind by a way that they know not; I will lead them in paths that they have not known. I will make darkness into light before them and make uneven places into a plain. These things I have determined to do [for them]; and I will not leave them forsaken.
Evil doers hate JESUS
A. Author: Apostle John
B. Date written: uncertain
C. Purpose: To inspire faith in Jesus Christ as the Son of God.—Thompson Chain - Bible Book Outlines
D. To whom written: Seekers, examiners of the life of JESUS Christ
E. Main Theme: An encounter with Jesus Christ demands a response.—Thompson Chain - Bible Book Outlines
F. Keyword: believe
G. Key verse:
John 20:31 (Amplified Bible)
20:31 But these are written (recorded) in order that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ (the Anointed One), the Son of God, and that through believing and cleaving to and trusting and relying upon Him you may have life through (in) His name [through Who He is].
VIII. MAIN BODY:
A. Every evil doer hates JESUS and will not come near Him
"For every wrongdoer hates (loathes, detests) the Light, and will not come out into the Light but shrinks from it,"
Doeth or "prasso" in Greek which means:
1. perform repeatedly or habitually
2. by implication to execute, accomplish
3. specifically to collect (dues), fare (personally): - commit, deeds, do, exact, keep, require, use arts
Evil or "phaulos" in Greek which means:
1. fowl, flaw, wicked, evil
Hateth or "miseo" in Greek which means:
2. to detest
3. to persecute
4. to love less
Light or "phos" in Greek which means:
1. to shine or make manifest, especially by rays
3. fire, light
Cometh or "erchomai" in Greek which means:
1. to come or go
2. accompany, appear, bring, come enter, fall out, go, grow
John 7:7 (Amplified Bible)
7:7 The world cannot [be expected to] hate you, but it does hate Me because I denounce it for its wicked works and reveal that its doings are evil.
Proverbs 4:18 (Amplified Bible)
4:18 But the path of the [uncompromisingly] just and righteous is like the light of dawn, that shines more and more (brighter and clearer) until [it reaches its full strength and glory in] the perfect day [to be prepared].
Proverbs 15:12 (Amplified Bible)
15:12 A scorner has no love for one who rebukes him; neither will he go to the wise [for counsel].
James 1:23-25 (Amplified Bible)
1:23 For if anyone only listens to the Word without obeying it and being a doer of it, he is like a man who looks carefully at his [own] natural face in a mirror;
1:24 For he thoughtfully observes himself, and then goes off and promptly forgets what he was like.
1:25 But he who looks carefully into the faultless law, the [law] of liberty, and is faithful to it and perseveres in looking into it, being not a heedless listener who forgets but an active doer [who obeys], he shall be blessed in his doing (his life of obedience).
If you love or like someone, then lead him/her to the Light (JESUS CHRIST) so he/she will be saved, if he/she ignores or stays away from JESUS, then you have a decision to make, stay away from him/her as well.
1 Corinthians 15:33 (Amplified Bible)
15:33 Do not be so deceived and misled! Evil companionships (communion, associations) corrupt and deprave good manners and morals and character.
B. Every evil doer does not want his deeds exposed and reproved.