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Tuesday, December 11, 2012

The Light of the World

"I am the Light of the world.  He who follows Me shall not walk in darkness, but have the light of life."  John 8:12.  Light is a vital part of life, and for those without electricity, keeping the lamp burning is essential.  A lamp gives light to all in the room, so Christ gives light to the world.  It is essential that we keep the lamp of His presence burning in each of our hearts.  This light is the light of life.  Without it, we walk in darkness, we do not know where to go.  So many people are simply lost, they do not have the light of life.  As Christians, we will see that light only as we follow Christ.  If we were out on a hike in the forest, and our guide said, "Follow me", it would be essential to keep our eyes on the guide.  At any point that we lost track of the guide, our very existence would be threatened.  To follow a guide, I must not only keep my eyes on him, but I also need a willing attitude to follow.  If the guide goes right, but I want to go left, I must submit my will to follow the guide, knowing that he knows more about the forest than I do, and he has gone that way before.  If we would approach our walk with God with this attitude, we would not get lost along the way trying to do our own thing.  Darkness is the domain of the demonic realm, where demons lie and deceive and torment.  But it is not difficult to dispel darkness.  Dispelling darkness does not require vast knowledge of the realms of darkness, it only requires that we turn the light on!  Our attention is not to be given to the darkness, but our focus is to be on the Light.  The Light will take care of the darkness!  The light of life is poured into our hearts by the Spirit of wisdom and revelation, which floods our hearts with light, Eph. 1:17,18.  The Word of God is a lamp to our feet, and a light unto our path, Ps. 119:105.  The light of the knowledge of the glory of God that shines in the face of Jesus Christ comes to shine in our hearts, 2 Cor. 4:6.  "In Him was life, and the life was the light of men."  John 1:4.  He is the Light of the world!  He is the light that shines in a dark place!  "Arise, shine; For your light has come!  And the glory of the Lord is risen upon you.."  Isa. 60:1  Let the light of Christ shine in you, and you will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life!

How can I walk in the light today?

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