(You're A Bright Light In The Midst Of Darkness)
By Pastor Chris Oyakhilome
TO THE BIBLE: “But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation,
His own special people, that you may proclaim the praises of Him
who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light.”
(1 Peter 2:9)
The Bible says God has called us into His marvellous, overwhelming light. This means we dwell in light; we’re children of light. Jesus also stated this in Matthew 5:14:“You are the light of the world….” What a blessing! We’re the light of the world! To catch this truth, you have to first understand what light is. Light is that which makes manifest. Light describes. Ephesians 5:13 AMPC says, “…When anything is exposed and reproved by the light, it is made visible and clear; and where everything is visible and clear there is light.”
In other words, light shows you what’s present. It leads you in the way and gives direction. Light brings fulfilment and joy. When you show up, darkness disappears. Darkness represents sin, death, evil and all the negative things that are associated with Satan. Jesus said: “…I am the light of the world. He who follows Me shall not walk in darkness, but have the light of life” (John 8:12). Like Jesus, you’re the light of the world and have the light of life. You’ve been brought out of darkness into the supernatural life of glory.
Arise and shine. Refuse to allow the works of darkness to manifest themselves in your life, for there’s no darkness in your life. Matthew 5:16 says, “Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven.” Don’t just shine; shine brightly. Let the intensity of your light dazzle and discomfit Satan, his demons and the negative works of darkness. Let it inspire those around you to praise and glorify your heavenly Father, as they see and experience your good works—your works of righteousness.
Go Deeper: Isaiah 60:1-2; Matthew 5:16
Speak: Dear Father, thank you for the glorious heritage I have in you. You’ve made me a burning and a shining light, and I shine ever so brightly in a dark world, radiating your glory to all men, and manifesting works of righteousness, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
Daily Bible Reading: ONE YEAR Matthew 5:21-48, Genesis 15-17
TWO YEAR Acts 7:22-32, Nehemiah 10
Act: Meditate on 1 Peter 2:9 and declare it about yourself.