For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Walk as children of light (for the fruit of the Spirit is in all goodness, righteousness, and truth), finding out what is acceptable to the Lord. And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather expose them. For it is shameful even to speak of those things which are done by them in secret. But all things that are exposed are made manifest by the light, for whatever makes manifest is light. Therefore He says: “Awake, you who sleep, Arise from the dead, And Christ will give you light.”
“You are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hidden. 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. Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven.
“But the path of the just is as the shining light, that shineth more and more unto the perfect day;The way of the wicked is as darkness, they know not at what they stumble” (Proverbs 4:18-19). Who are you a shining light for? Are people praising you more than they are praising God? Are you praising people more than you are praising God? “Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father in heaven,” is clearly stated in Matthew 5:16. So why is it that so many people out there are taking the praise and credit for God’s word, His anointing, His power, His grace and mercies. It is God who is supposed to get the glory, praise, thanks, and honor. Jesus is the true light, which gives light to every one in the world, as we see in John 1:1-9. Let’s not get it twisted, as to who gives us the light to shine.
“For it is God who works in you both to will and to do His good pleasure; Do all things without complaining and disputing, that you may become blameless and harmless, children of God without fault in the midst of a crooked and perverse generation, among whom you shine as lights in the world, holding fast the word of life…” ( Philippians 2:13-16 ). Who is your light shining for? One thing we must always remember is 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 the truth; But if we walk in the light as He is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ, God’s Son cleanses us from all sin (1 John 1:5-7). However, 2 Peter 1:19-21 says,
“And so we have the prophetic word confirmed, which you do well to heed as a light that shines in a dark place, until the day dawns and the morning star rises in your hearts; knowing this first, that no prophecy of Scripture is of any private interpretation, for prophecy never came by the will of man, but holy men of God spoke as they were moved by the Holy Spirit”.
You only shine if you have fellowship with God, if you are righteous, and if you are presenting your body to God as we see in Romans 12:1-2.
Are you interested in letting God’s light shine through you? All it takes is for you to admit that you are a sinner and in need of Jesus Christ who is the way, the truth, and the life as John 14:6 shows us. However to begin the process we must read 1 John 1:9-10, which states that, “If we confess our sins, He (God) is faithful and just to forgive us of our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness; If we say that we have not sinned, we make Him a liar, and His word is not in us.” If you are serious go to the top of this blog, click on to the Salvation Page and follow the instructions. This will be the best decision you ever make and the best day of your life, because you have extended your life span. Jesus said in John 12:46
I have come as a light into the world, that whoever believes in Me should not abide in darkness.
All glory, praise, honor, and thanks go to God, His son Jesus Christ, and the Holy Spirit for using me to write this message.