The new LIGHT you see Him in IS the same LIGHT you exist in! Check this out:
giving thanks to the Father who has qualified us to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in the LIGHT. 13 He has delivered us from the kingdom of darkness and transferred us into the Kingdom of his dear Son, 14 who purchased our freedom and forgave our sins(noun).
YOU are the LIGHT of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hidden. 15 Nor do they light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a lamp stand, and it gives light to all who are in the house. 16 Let YOUR LIGHT so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven.
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 cleanses us from all sin(noun).
1 John 1:7
Did you catch it? WE are no longer affiliated with the kingdom of darkness brought on by our sin. We have been fully translated, transferred, moved, and delivered into the kingdom of God’s dear Son, who is THE LIGHT of the World…..and that makes US the LIGHT of the world now too!
So, are you choosing to walk in that LIGHT? Are you depressed or are you placing yourself in the LIGHT of joy; are you unworthy of love and acceptance or are you placing yourself in the LIGHT of being loved by God; are you sick and diseased or are you placing yourself in the LIGHT of His healing; are you financially in debt or are you placing yourself in the LIGHT of His kingdom resources; are you insecure or are you placing yourself in the LIGHT of His son-ship; are you in fear or are you placing yourself in the LIGHT of His peace and sound mind; are you in doubt or are you placing yourself in the LIGHT of His promises and inability to lie; are you choosing to be in ANY aspect of darkness or are you choosing to place yourself in the fullness of LIGHT His word of truth and Son gave freely to you? Do you see how it is our choice?
We have a choice to live in the LIGHT of His ways and fellowship with Him which is His will and heart’s desire for us. When I look back at my life and let those past failures define who I am today; when I let other people’s views of me define who I am today; when I let the lies of the devil steer my understanding and belief about who I am today, who I will become, and what I have or don’t have; I am NOT walking in the LIGHT of His ways. I am NOT letting MY LIGHT shine, I am hiding it under a basket – a covering of darkness!
I want to encourage you today to let your place, feelings, desires, mental pictures, and hearts reflect the LIGHT of His ways. 1 John 4:17 says “…as HE(Jesus) IS, so are WE in this world”. Where and How is HE? Ephesians 1:21 – “far above all principality and power and might and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this age but also in that which is to come.”
That is the LIGHT of His Glory!(2 Corinthians 4:4,6) The hope of Christ IN you!(Colossians 1:27)
May you choose to walk in the way HE thinks about you every minute of the rest of your life, placing yourself in the full LIGHT of His Glory, far above everything in this world that is of darkness, resting in the fellowship with Him that you have always dreamed of!
Has your week, month, year, life been completely joyful? Have you been seeing God in the right “Light”? Take a look at this:
And we are now writing these things to you so that our joy [in seeing you included] may be full [and your joy may be complete]. And this is the message [the message of promise] which we have heard from Him and now are reporting to you: God is Light, and there is no darkness in Him at all [no, not in any way].
1 John 1:4-5
Did you catch what the message of promise of was? God is LIGHT and there is absolutely NO darkness in Him at all, none, not any! When you serve a God who has no dark capabilities in Him, your Joy is absolutely complete and full. WHY?! Because there is no chance that HE will ever be the cause of anything dark in your life. I said, because the things that come from darkness, pain, suffering, hate, meanness, poverty, selfishness, immorality, lack, depravity, sickness, disease, persecution, and every form of sin and sinful condition WILL NEVER come to you FROM Him. It IS a promise!
That means that ONLY things of LIGHT come from HIM to you, thus making your Joy complete. Oh the strength of such a promise from the Father above. Thank you and praise your Holy Name forever Jehovah!
I want to encourage you to always look upon your Abba Father in the right Light. Always know, realize, and understand that God ONLY delivers the things of LIGHT to you. Anything from darkness that comes your way is NOT from your God and Father in heaven(1 Corinthians 4:5). All good things come from heaven above(James 1:17).
So, begin to see Him right now, amidst any darkness that might have found you, as a bringer of LIGHT which forces the darkness completely away. Begin to thank Him and rest in His desire to bring you LIGHT that completely drowns out any thing of darkness. See Him as LIGHT, know it is a promise from Heaven and let that make your joy in Him complete.
May you joyfully see your Father in all of His LIGHT, promising that all the dark things of this world will shrink back from your life and situations.
Do you know how special you were made in God’s eyes? As if these encouragement posts haven’t been enough to tell you….are seeing that the word is never ending regarding your place before God? Check this out:
Who was delivered up because of our transgressions and was raised because of our justification.
Did you catch it? Why is it that we always like to focus on the negative parts of verses? Don’t we all have it engrained in our hearts and minds that our lawless deeds and transgressions nailed Christ to the cross and secured forever His death? GUESS WHAT! it doesn’t end there! The whole Book is full of positive, hope inspiring, love filled, freeing passages if we will just keep reading the rest of the verse. Look what it says…..
Jesus was raised from the dead BECAUSE OF our justification! God the Father required a satisfactory offering to put us in right standing with Him. Jesus was that sacrifice. IF Jesus’ sacrifice was not good enough to settle ALL of God’s wrath and judgement against us, then God could not raise Jesus from the dead WITHOUT making us pay the portion that Jesus’ sacrifice couldn’t cover. Why do most Christians live as though we are helping Jesus pay for some of our transgressions?
I want to encourage you today to believe that Jesus completely paid for your transgressions, FULLY justifying you before God the Father, and BECAUSE of your full justification, God was able to raise Jesus from the dead and seat Him in heavenly places at His right hand, and raise you with HIM!(Ephesians 2:6) Notice how we have nothing to do with this and never will? It was God’s free gift to us that believe! Thank you Jesus I will forever praise your name for such a complete sacrifice.
May you walk in the FULL justification that Jesus provided and God approved through the resurrection of our Lord and savior Jesus Christ today!