This is the message we have heard from him and proclaim to you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all. If we say we have fellowship with him while we walk in darkness, we lie and do not practice the truth. But if we walk in light, as he is the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus his Son cleanses us from all sin. (1 John 1:5-7 ESV)
Light vs. darkness…we have to get this right. Today’s scripture is heard straight from Jesus. God is light. There is no darkness in Him at all. Zero. If, we say we have fellowship with Jesus while walking in darkness, we lie and do not practice truth. Dear friends, this is a serious problem. Satan works feverishly to counterfeit God’s Word. And…redefining darkness as light is one of the biggest lies circulating today. To know Biblical Truth and practice this…we have to study God’s Word.
God is Light
God is light- and John 1 instructs In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning. As we read on…John the Baptist was not the light, he was only sent to testify about the light. The true light that gives light to every man was coming into the world. This was Jesus. He is the Word, He is God, He is light…The Trinity is God, Jesus, and The Holy Spirit. John 1 is a powerful read for today. It’s important to establish Who is light and how God’s Word is light.
Light vs. Darkness
Light guides through all darkness. It’s like having a flashlight through any storm. More we know God’s Word, brighter our flashlights will work. With societal confusion increasing, America’s storm is growing darker; we need stronger lights. There are good, God called pastors…who can throw up red flags. There are others, who we have to remove ourselves from their false teachings- solid churches have been hijacked in a sense- in the name of socialism- I mean grace. This is not to be confused with churches preaching truth- and folks not wanting truth.
Grace vs. Deception
God’s grace is one of the most precious gifts- not to be abused. Socialism in churches is like several politicians with America. Trick is just like the devil’s- key is to weaken. If can weaken majority in America- if congregations can be weakened by removing discerning leadership, mature members, empowering those with little knowledge. The devil knows…if he can deceive churches- a big part of America’s strength is gone. As well as followers of Christ who will make God’s remnant.
In the body of Christ, we do have different Spiritual gifts, some planting seeds and some water, some will harvest. There are those who seek, work harder maturing in Christ- His Truth, His Righteousness, His Attributes, spending years in solid Bible study. These individuals become trusted vessels for God’s every good work. In the world we live, those who work harder, practice more, study more…are naturally going to separate from others. This is easily seen in year round athletes vs. seasonal or those in commissioned based careers. I have friends with published novels now…not me, because I have not put the work into this area. I’m excited for them. Why is it hard for many to celebrate success, not their own?
Time to motivate!
Why do people try to make this a bad thing? When God can trust us with little, He will trust us with much. This is wonderful. He is light! I don’t know about you- yet, I want my flashlight shining bright. Truth is…I want you to have one, too.
Thank you, Jesus- coming into this world, being light for every man…saving us from our sins, being our friend, interceding for us now- sitting next to The Father. We are grateful.