Walk in the Light
Today, we’re going to talk about how to “Walk in the Light.” Would you rather take a walk outside at noon or at midnight without a light? We’d all rather take a walk in the light, then in total darkness for obvious reasons. In darkness, you can’t see anything, including things you may stumble over or evil hidden in the shadows.
The Bible speaks of light and darkness as representing two kingdoms in the world. The domain of darkness is ruled by the Satan, the prince of darkness. The kingdom of light is ruled by God who dwells in inapproachable light. These two realms are in war with one another, but the final outcome has been already determined. When light meets darkness, which one always wins? Light always wins, light dispels the darkness. Every person on earth is walking in either spiritual light or spiritual darkness.
Colossians 1:12-13 (ESV) … the Father … has qualified you to share in the inheritance of the saints in light. He has delivered us from the domain of darkness and transferred us to the kingdom of his beloved Son,
The inheritance of saints or believers is in God’s kingdom of light. Once we were all living in the domain of darkness because of sin. But God has delivered us from that dark domain and transferred us to the kingdom of Jesus which is full of light. When people are separated from God, who dwells in light, they live in spiritual darkness. Darkness is a place of sin, danger, deception, sorrow and sadness.
John 8:12 (ESV) Again Jesus spoke to them, saying, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.”
The light of Jesus pierced our dark world. When a person chooses to follow Jesus, He gives them the light of life. But those in darkness spread darkness by their very nature, they can’t see the light.
2 Corinthians 4:4 (ESV) … the god of this world has blinded the minds of the unbelievers, to keep them from seeing the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God.
Those who are unbelievers, cannot see the light, even when it is right in front of them, because Satan has blinded their spiritual eyes. It’s only by the power of the Holy Spirit that their eyes can be healed so that they can see the light of Jesus.
Today, we’re going talk about how we can walk in the light and push back the darkness that is all around us. We’re going to learn to push back the darkness in our culture, in our lives and in our relationships. Not only are we to walk in the light, God will help us to become the light of the world.