“Light is inherent in us, but it is not enough until we walk as light in this world”
In the last series we looked at WE ARE CHILDREN OF LIGHT, we discussed the truth that we are children of light and since the Father is light and Jesus is light we are also light, and that the calling we received is a calling into light. We will continue the series by looking at how to walk as children of light because it is not enough for a torch light to have light but it is good when the torch is switched on so that it can bring out light for good use.
- WALKING AS CHILDREN OF LIGHT
“It is not enough to know that we are the light of the world, we need to switch on our lights and keep it on, for who charges us to become brighter and brighter is the Lord even unto His day”
We are children of light and we need to walk as children of light and shine as light in this pervert nation
Philippians 2:15 That ye may be blameless and harmless, the sons of God, without rebuke, in the midst of a crooked and perverse nation, AMONG WHOM YE SHINE AS LIGHTS IN THE WORLD;
We can’t run away from this world, we need to stay and keep the light on here, that’s why when Jesus was praying us before the Father He didn’t pray that we should be taken away but to keep us from evil
John 17:15 I pray not that thou shouldest take them out of the world, but that thou SHOULDEST KEEP THEM FROM THE EVIL.
We can’t run from here, Jesus prayed that prayer so that we can be preserved here even as children of light. We must defeat the works of darkness and make known the power of God upon the earth. We must make known the light of God and cause it to shine in the heart of men and remove that blindness that the wicked one has caused in the minds of people so that they won’t see the light of the gospel
2 Corinthians 4:3 But if our gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost:
4:4 In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the Light OF THE GLORIOUS GOSPEL OF CHRIST, who is the image of God, should shine unto them.
The problem of this world is that the devil has blinded the minds of people by not allowing light to shine upon hearts but a people of God shall arise and disengage that work in the heart of men and cause the light of gospel of Christ to shine upon men.
- WALKING IN LOVE AS CHILDREN OF LIGHT IN THIS WORLD
When Jesus said to love, He never said we should hate our enemies but rather to love them, there was never a place He said we should also pray for our enemies, maybe we would have had much authority to curse them prayerfully.
Matthew 5:43 Ye have heard that it hath been said, Thou shalt love thy neighbour, and HATE THINE ENEMY.
5:44 But I say unto you, LOVE YOUR ENEMIES, BLESS THEM THAT CURSE YOU, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you;
5:45 That ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven: for he maketh his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust.
5:46 For if ye love them which love you, what reward have ye? do not even the publicans the same?
We walk in darkness when we hate our enemies and curse the people that curse us, we walk in darkness by not obeying the instructions of light. There are are instructions in light and we must be ready to obey the instructions of light, one of it is love. We must be ready to obey God’s word in detail. Our love walk for others must be strong not just for the brethren but for people that do us wrong, it must be according to the instructions of light. John said
1 John 1:6 If we say that we have fellowship with him, and walk in darkness, we lie, and do not the truth:
1:7 But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin.
We must be ready to do the truth by also walking in love and in light even in this world. The next series we will look at OBEYING THE INSTRUCTIONS OF LIGHT.