Focus: Ephesians 5:8-10 - KJV
8. For ye were sometimes darkness, but now are ye light in the Lord: walk as children of light: 9. For the fruit of the Spirit is in all goodness and righteousness and truth;) 10. Proving what is acceptable unto the Lord.
John 8:12; Matthew 5:14
Since the fall of man in Eden, the composition of the world changed. Man was banished out of the light that God called forth when it was recorded that the earth was without form and void. The light, which came from the presence of God was taken up and man with every other being outside the garden being in darkness. To restore the man to the light however, Christ, being the Light Himself was sent in the form of man, to show the way unto everyone that desires the light, to have the same. Hence, He identified Himself as the Light of the world, for as long as He was in the world; and that anyone that must have the light must believe in Him. Later in His earthly ministry, He told His disciples that they (we) are (now) the light of the world, for a city set upon the hill shall not be hid. Meaning that, everyone, we believe, is translated to the hill where the light is and is also given the ability to shine. No wonder He said at a time that although believers live in the world, they are not of the world. They are already dwellers in the light-hill. Point however is, we need to recognize where we are from. It is Christ that translated us from darkness into His marvellous light. So, we were once darkness before we became light of the world. To show our citizenship genuinely in the light therefore, we must walk in a way that depicts the light. What warranted being cast into darkness? Challenge to God’s authority through disobedience otherwise simply called sin. To walk as the children of the light therefore, we must not disobey God. We must show forth the fruit of the Spirit, always.
Friends, the citizens of heaven enjoy heaven on earth. No matter what the enemy hauls at them, because their budget and being are in the light, darkness is not able to overcome them. If we must cruise in the light while living on earth, then we cannot afford to operate like mere refugees or people without entitlement, hiding about not knowing what next would befall them. You are documented citizens of the light country if you are a believer. Use your citizenship rights without fear. Take all the benefits outlined for you in the light and let no darkness hold you back. Darkness does not comprehend the force in the light. It ought not to overwhelm you. Assert your right today.
SOLUTION: Ensure you are indeed a believer in Christ. Walk as children of the light by showing forth the fruit of the Spirit. The light is a great hedge pushing darkness away from those that are the light of the world. Never relinquish the light for a binge of darkness. It can be highly devastating to do so.
Father, thank you for giving us the grace to dwell with you in light even while we are here upon the earth. By the same grace, let us begin to enjoy the privileges of the light better than ever from now in Jesus’ name. Please don’t allow us forfeit the light in us ever in Jesus’ name. By the reason of your light in us, do help us to draw more people out of darkness through the light we bear in Jesus’ name.