Jesus had to be right to say He descended before He would ascend back into Heaven. Of course, I would have to say Jesus was always right or there would be something wrong with my thinking.
The next thing was Jesus’ lesson to Nicodemus about that snake in the wilderness. I find this symbolic of Jesus made sin for us (2Corinthians 5:21) that we might become His righteousness. I am sure Nicodemus was set off when he saw Jesus on the cross. Then he and Joseph of Arimathaea buried Him.
Then we have these well known words of Jesus in verses 16, 17, and 18 where the Son came that people would be saved. Believing saves us, unbelief puts people under the wrath of God. The same in verses 19-21, but there it is coming to the Light and the delight of coming to the Light or hating the Light. That would be when darkness fills the heart so “light” cannot penetrate. I want my heart to be filled with the light of Christ.
Written by Curt Darling