Walk in the Light with God

1 John 1:7, “But if we walk in the light as He is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanses us from all sin.”

God is the Light.  He is our Light, the Light of the World.  If we stay with God, we stay in the Light.  If we leave God, we leave the Light.  The opposite of Light is darkness.  The darkness is completely against God and His Light.  This is the choice: Light or darkness.

When we are saved, we are said to be “walking with God.”  This walk will be in His Light.  In our walk with God, there will be times of sin and darkness.  These portions of time will cause the Light to disappear.  Through forgiveness of sin, the Light will return.  The Light will stay with us but the Light will leave if darkness and sin come around.  This is because the Light cannot be near sin.  As God cannot sin, He rejects those who sin.

Since God rejects those who sin, we, as humans, need an intermediary to be perfect in our stead.  This perfect intermediary is Jesus Christ, the Son of God.  AS we stand with God, Jesus stands in between us and God and shows His Father that we are perfect and righteous (not of our own doing).  This perfection and righteousness is only due to the shed blood of Jesus on the cross and His death that took sin and death far away from us.

Sin and death in a physical form still exists.  What Jesus removed is sin and death at a spiritual level.  Sin does not exist in the spirit of a Christ follower.  Death does not occur to the one who is a Christ follower.  Sin and death are, in fact, absent from Heaven where God resides.  There is no pain, suffering, tears, death, sin or anything else that is imperfect or evil in Heaven.  God does not allow it to be there.

Earth is far from perfect.  On Earth, there are murders, theft, war, and all sorts of other forms of sin and evil.  This is why God enters the soul of the person who chooses to accept His Son as their Lord and Savior.  Those who refuse will not be with God for all of eternity.  Those who refuse will stay in darkness and never find the Light.  The Light will have nothing to do with them.

The Light is Heaven and darkness is Hell.  This day, a choice is made.  Every day, in fact, a choice is made.  To serve the Light or to serve the darkness.  Heaven or Hell.  Light or darkness.  There is no other choice.  There is no middle ground in God’s eyes.  God or the prince of darkness, Satan.  Every day, we must choose our master.  Will we serve God or Satan?  We cannot serve 2 masters.  If Satan is there, God will not come in unless there is repentance of sin.  Satan cannot come in unless we allow him to and push God out.  Let us consciously make a choice in all we do.  Follow the Light!

Heavenly Father,

Thank You for the Light.  Please help us to dispel the darkness.  We humbly request that You stay with us always.  Every day we have a choice and every day, I choose You.  I pray that others will be like me and choose You.  You are all we need.  You are the Light.  You are our life source.  You are our everything.  We need you every second of every day.  Without you, we fall into darkness and that is scary.  We want You always to be with us and live in us.

It is in this we pray,

Amen

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