God begins with light. Life requires light; faith requires light. Why, because we live in dark times. Yet in the midst of darkness stems the following truths: Jesus still saves! Jesus still delivers; Jesus still heals, and Jesus is still coming back for His children!
Matthew 5:14 – “You are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hidden. (Verse 15) “Nor do they light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a lampstand, and it gives light to all who are in the house. (Verse 16) “Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven.
When light stands next to darkness, the darkness fades. Blessed to be light by who you are. We can not be light until we discover who we are. What defines us? Are we defined by our past or by our circumstances? You can be if you choose to. Or are we defined by what others say about us?
Here is the good news: Christ defines us! We are defined by the Spirit inside of us. We are defined by His covenant. We are not defined by our failures, we are defined by His forgiveness. We are not even defined by what we do for God. We are defined by what God already did for us. The cross, the tomb, the upper room, His blood, His word, by the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit defines us.
Galatians 2:20 – “I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me.
How we respond to what defines us will determine whether our light will overcome the darkness in this hour here on earth. Jesus said, “You are the light of the world!” You are the church of Jesus Christ and the gates of hell shall not prevail. That’s who Jesus said we are. Every believer has this light that they let shine to the world around them.
Too many times when people allow circumstances to rule their lives, they forget who they are. The enemy may come against us in many ways and many times, but Jesus says we are victorious in Him!
Jesus is not coming back for a defeated church. He’s coming back for a glorious, thriving church. Shouldn’t we all remind ourselves that we are blood washed, blood-bought, children of the living God! We’re far from perfect, but God calls the willing not the perfect.
We are blessed to be light by removing the obstacles. No one hides a light. When it’s in you, you let it shine to light up the darkness that surrounds. We can not be light until we embrace the following: Today’s complacency is tomorrows captivity! There is no such thing as comfortable Christianity. We are what we tolerate. God didn’t give us a spirit of fear, but of power, love, and a sound mind.
There is a spiritual battle to turn off our light and some have allowed this to happen. I believe the church slept for decades while secular garbage took over. All the while the church sat back and didn’t get involved. They thought for too long that being in government was not their concern. I’ve talked to Christians that don’t even bother to vote. It’s called “complacency!” Just let others fight that battle.
If we as Christians are supposed to be “Light of the world,” then how is that going to happen if we continue not to do battle? Christians, listen up! Don’t drink the kool-aid! We have tolerated evil too long by compromising what God calls sin and what society calls sin. Society says anything goes. Just because society accepts a life-style does not mean God does. Read His word. It’s plain as day and night. He does not change, people do!
All of these principalities and evil spirits that are running rampant over this earth are still not as powerful as the “Living Holy Spirit of All Mighty God!” They can be defeated!
Zachariah 4:6 – “Not by might, nor by power, but by My Spirit, saith the LORD.”
It’s time for Christians to stand up and be light with courage and conviction! For every devil that rises up against you, there is a Mightier God that rises up to take up battle with you!
1 John 2:8 – Again, a new commandment I wrote to you, which thing is true in Him and in you, because the darkness is passing away, and the true light is already shining.
Blessed to be light by where you stand. There are not “many ways to heaven!” There is only one way to heaven and only one wat to be saved; one way to eternal life; one way to be born again, and that one way has the name above all other names in which every knee shall bow and that name is Jesus!
Psalm 89:14 – Righteousness and justice are the foundation of Your throne; mercy and truth go before Your face. We stand on that! We stand on the certainty that Christ is the only way.
In today’s society where most are looking to their government to solve all their problems, that government will never take care of you like our heavenly Father does and will. That government didn’t die for you to bring you life! God is God all by Himself.
Blessed to be light by what we do. Do you know that every time we help someone we are letting our light shine? Jesus changed the world because of who He was, what He said, and what He did! Let us do likewise.
Ephesians 5:8 – For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Walk as children of light.
There is no such thing as “Silent Christianity.” We magnify our light when we do for others. Others need to know: Jesus still heals; Jesus still delivers, and Jesus still saves!
Matthew 6:33 – “But seek ye first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added unto you.”
Let your light shine among men!
The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness can never extinguish it!