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Light of the World

Mt. 5:14 – 16‘You are the light of the world. A city on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in Heaven.’

 

Acts 13:47 ‘For this is what the Lord has commanded us; “I have made you a light for the Gentiles, that you may bring salvation to the ends of the earth.”’

 

Ephesians 5:8 ‘For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Live as children of light.’

 

Philippians 2:15 ‘So that you may become blameless and pure, children of God without fault in a crooked and depraved generation, in which you shine like stars in the universe.

 

1st. Thessalonians 5:5 ‘You are all sons of the light and sons of the day. We do not belong to the night or to the darkness.’

 

Isaiah 60:1 ‘Arise, shine, for your light has come, and the glory of the Lord rises upon you.’

 

When we walk in the light. – Results

 

Job 11:17 ‘Life will be brighter than noon-day, and darkness will become like morning.’

 

Psalm 34:5 ‘Those who look to Him are radiant; their faces are never covered with shame.’

 

Ecclesiastes 8:1 ‘Who is like the wise man? Who knows the explanation of things? Wisdom brightens a man’s face and changes its hard appearance.’

 

Daniel 12:3 ‘Those who are wise will shine like the brightness of the heavens, and those who lead many to righteousness, like the stars for ever and ever.’

 

2 Corinthians 3:18 ‘And we, who with unveiled faces all reflect the Lord’s glory, are being transformed into His likeness with ever increasing glory, which comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit.’

 

John 17: 11 ‘….. Holy Father, protect them by the power of your name – the name You gave me – so that they may be one as we are one.’  

 

How do we walk in the Light?

 

Are we being the best we were designed to be?

Who are we glorifying by our thoughts, words and actions?

Who is the Lord of our Lives?

Who is pushing our buttons? Pulling our strings?

When people look at us who do they see?

 

Trim our wicks  – have the sins cut off by Jesus.

Start with Believing that Jesus is Lord

That we are sinners

That we deserve punishment of death for our sins

Jesus paid the price for all our sins, past present and future

We who believe have eternal life : Romans “No condemnation.”

A new heart, new spirit, new body is coming.

We are either in God’s army or the devil’s. There is no 3rd. option.

A light must be lit before it can light others.

How strong is your light?

Can people see your light so they are drawn to it?

Is your light shining at all times or only when it’s convenient?

Is your light full of the fruit of the spirit?

Galations: 5: 22 & 23 ‘But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, temperance, against such there is no law.’

 

What’s the fruit of your Spirit? We can only embrace, experience and share the fruit of the Spirit if we let the Spirit come and dwell inside of us.

 

The Holy Spirit has been inside of some of us for so long that we have become complacent and we have put Him in the guest room of our lives. We share Him on special occasions only.

 

Some of us  keep inviting Him in and kicking Him out time and time again. We do not  allow Him to take control of our lives.

 

Some of us are not sure if He exits and have not yet invited Him to come and dwell inside of us.

 

Some of us are not ready. The attractions or distractions of the world are more appealing so we keep Him standing at the door.

Rev. 3:20: ‘Behold, I stand at the door and knock, ‘If any man hear My voice and open the door, I will come in to him and sup with him and He with Me.’

 

Jesus wants you to be His light. He is knocking on your door right now. Will you let Him in and be a light to the world?

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