Thursday, June 2, 2016

1 John 1:5-7

1 John 1:5-7

“This is the message we have heard from Him and declared to you, that God is light and in Him is no darkness at all.”
 “If we say that we have fellowship with Him, and walk in darkness, we lie and do not practice truth.”
“But if we walk in the light as He is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanse us from all sin.”

            Walking in the lights is a mighty practice. Light exposes all things and makes darkness turn away. But we were born as creatures of the darkness, and were born loving it. John also wrote about this concept in his gospel, from the words of Jesus.
John 3:19-20 “And this is the condemnation, that the light has come into the world, and men love darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil. For everyone practicing evil hates the light and does not come to the light, lest his deeds should be exposed.”
            Darkness has no place with the light, and light has no place with darkness.  There was a saying I heard a few times growing up “nothing good happens after 10 o clock” and though not an absolute truth, it has a good point. Many times I would be out at late and after I gave my life to Christ I realized I didn’t have much of reason to be out. The only activities taking place were simply not for me; I was made into a creature of light and no longer had a love for darkness. In the bible there are two types of men, those who arose early and those who arose in the afternoon. Many times we read of Gods servants waking up before the sun rises so that they may seek the Lord, even here in ignite I’m surrounded by brothers and sisters that rise before the sun so they might seek God. Consistently after that we read of victories God brings for those who rise early to seek the Him. Then there are those (David) who awake at midday and end up pleasing their flesh rather than God, almost loosing their kingdom in the process. So perhaps we should be rising early and falling early, to remain in the light. (just a thought)

            John 3:21 “But he who does the truth comes to the light, that his deeds may be clearly seen, that they have been done in God” this is the way we have fellowship with God as well as fellowship with others that are in the light. In order to be unified we must all be transparent in the light of God. Through confession and humility, we can enter into light with one another so that all our deeds may be exposed. Christ has freed me so that I might walk in the light and let my imperfections be exposed so that they might be removed.  I want to walk in the light, as he is in the light.

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