“We must learn to obey the instructions of light till we are full of obedience in light”
In the last series we looked at WALKING AS CHILDREN OF LIGHT, where we discussed that we need to walk as children of light in this world and how that we need to also walk in love as Jesus said we should. We shall end this series as we discuss on
- THE INSTRUCTIONS OF LIGHT
Wisdom is seen in display when we obey instructions”
The instructions of light is what will take us more closer to the Lord and will prove our relationship with God. What will disengage the activity of the world in us is when we learn to obey the instructions of light. Light has instructions that need to obeyed and wisdom is best known when we obey instructions. What are the instructions of light
- WALKING IN LOVE
God is love and for us we need to walk in love. When we walk in love then we walk as God, for God is love and love is an indication that we know God
1 John 4:8 He that loveth not knoweth not God; FOR GOD IS LOVE.
Love proves that we know the Lord because God Himself is love, and we must learn to walk in love with the brethren for as we walk in love we obey the instructions of light, for the word of God says LET US LOVE… That’s an instruction
1 John 4:7 Beloved, LET US LOVE one another: for love is of God; and every one that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God.
When we keep obeying the instructions of the light of God’s word by loving one another then we prove that we know God and that we are of Him.
2. KEEPING TO THE COMMANDMENTS OF GOD
To prove that we love God is to keep obeying the instructions of light by keeping His word, we can’t disobey God and then feel we are obeying light, no, we are obeying the darkness and remember we are not of darkness, we are of light and we need to obey the instructions of light by obeying the commandments of the Lord.
1 John 5:1 Whosoever believeth that Jesus is the Christ is born of God: and every one that loveth him that begat loveth him also that is begotten of him.
5:2 By this we know that we love the children of God, when we love God, and keep his commandments.
5:3 For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments: and his COMMANDMENTS ARE NOT GRIEVOUS.
God’s commandment are not grievous, they are meant to bring us to God as we obey them and God rewards obedience. We saw men that walked according to the commandments of the Lord, we need to see their response to the commandments of God.
(a) Abraham -He obeyed the commandment of the Lord
God instructed Abraham to get thee out of the land he was to a place that He will show him, he didn’t know the place but he obeyed
Hebrews 11:8 By faith Abraham, when he was called to GO OUT INTO A PLACE which he should after receive for an inheritance, OBEYED; and he went out, not knowing whither he went.
REWARD: He became the father of nations and the father of faith
(b) Noah -He moved in fear at the commandment of the Lord
We knew what the Lord said to Noah to prepare an ark and what he did was he obeyed that instruction
Hebrews 11:7 By faith Noah, being warned of God of things not seen as yet, MOVED WITH FEAR, PREPARED AN ARK to the saving of his house; by the which he condemned the world, and became heir of the righteousness which is by faith.
REWARD: He became an heir of the righteousness by faith.
- WALKING IN TRUTH
Truth is Who Jesus is, and when we walk in truth we walk in Jesus.
John 14:6 Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, THE TRUTH, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.
Becoming a people that obey truth is becoming a people that obey the instructions of light. God loves it when we walk in truth
3 John 1:4 I have no greater joy than to hear that my children walk in truth.
We obey truth by walking in truth, we saw a church that obeyed the truth and also an elder that walked in truth by the name Gaius
2 John 1:1 The elder unto the elect lady and her children, whom I love in the truth; and not I only, but also all they that have known the truth;
1:4 I rejoiced greatly that I found of thy children walking in truth, as we have received a COMMANDMENT FROM THE FATHER.
This is a church that was obeyed truth and the instructions of light, they didn’t just know the truth that set free but they walk in the truth that brings a man to God. We also saw Gaius
3 John 1:1 The elder unto the wellbeloved GAIUS, whom I love in the truth.
1:3 For I rejoiced greatly, WHEN THE BRETHREN CAME AND TESTIFIED OF THE TRUTH THAT IS IN THEE, even as thou WALKEST IN THE TRUTH.
1:4 I have no greater joy than to hear that my children walk in truth.
Obeying the instructions of light has a reward, our reward will be that we inherit God as we obey the instructions of light. We must become a teenager that moves by the instructions of the light of God’s word, and keep to obedience. That’s how to walk in the light of life. You’re blessed!