Let There Be Light

By James Robison Published on September 12, 2015

God spoke, “Let there be light,” and He said it was good because He separated light from darkness. Light and darkness are still separated in the physical realm and also in the invisible realm of the Spirit. That realm ultimately affects everything on this planet. The invisible realm influences the visible for good and right, or evil and wrong. It is actually the difference between life and death.

Into a world of spiritual darkness God sent “the Light of the world,” Jesus. He was sent into prevailing spiritual darkness to redeem fallen man. He became light in our lives so that mankind could move into the true guiding light —  in a world that “loves darkness rather than light because their deeds are evil” (John 3:19).

Would you agree that darkness prevails and our nation’s leaders and much of the population struggle in darkness? They stumble over problems and one another. What is the answer? Let there be light. Light reveals problems, illuminates the way, and provides answers and solutions, while also exposing both error and evil.

Jesus is the “light of the world,” “a light to our path.” Live in the light and you will also be in the “shelter and shadow of the Almighty” at the same time.

We Move With His Light

This light is not moved by us. We move with it. All should be moved and guided by it. We don’t shine it as a flashlight or a spotlight; it shines in us. It radiates from us. We must not allow it to be covered or hidden by any form of compromise, comfort, camaraderie or compatibility. We set it up high. We exalt its importance by letting people see what it does for us and in us. When we stand with others in supernatural unity, we become the “shining city set on a hill” that cannot be hidden.

We must become witnesses, ambassadors of light. The world seeks to ignore Jesus’ light or to substitute something for it. Darkness is its substitute, along with division, defeat, destruction and, above all, death. Remember — we do not make light shine; we let it shine. We encourage it. We put it on the lamp stand and then we stand with one another.

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It is God’s Word that turns darkness into light and chaos into order. The Father desires people who have ears eager to hear, eyes longing to see and hearts yielded to His heart and His will. Those who hunger and thirst after His righteousness — not religion — will be filled. We must long to hear the Father’s heart and do His will. He is always more anxious to reveal it and share it than most of the family is to hear it, receive it and apply it.

Remember — death is the fallout of the fall, and His light is the way to life. If we live in His light and stand together as a “shining city set on a hill that cannot be hidden,” those suffering in darkness will be attracted to the guiding light that illuminates the way to life, joy and peace.

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