TO THE BIBLE: John 8:12 NIV
“When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.””
Light gives ambience and it creates the best atmosphere for healthy living. When God gives you His Word, through the Holy Spirit, He creates in it an environment for you to live in. The light of His Word creates you the atmosphere in that environment. As long as you live in that environment, the light that God gives you will not be refracted; you’ll never go in the wrong direction. He leads us through His light. There’s an ambience created by the Word of God in which God expects you to live. It’s this same atmosphere that He sent us to create for those who live in darkness.
The Bible says the dark places of the earth are filled with the habitations of cruelty (Psalm 74:20). That’s talking about spiritual darkness, where the unsaved live. It’s filled with wickedness, and devils of darkness who oppress their minds and make them think they’re wise, whereas they’re walking in foolishness and in darkness.
When we come in, and light up their world with the Gospel of Jesus Christ, the right ambience is created and the darkness and cruelty are dispelled. Do you see why preaching the Gospel is compulsory for every Christian? Only through the light of the Gospel can we create the ambience of righteousness in our environments, cities, towns, and nations. That’s God’s only saving power to bring men out of darkness, into His marvellous light.
Go Deeper: Mark 16:15; Luke 1:79
Dear Father, I declare a mighty harvest of souls into the Kingdom today, as the Gospel is preached all around the world. Many are turned from darkness into light, and from the power of Satan unto God, as your children engage in soul winning endeavours all around the world, in the mighty Name of Jesus. Amen.
Daily Bible Reading
Luke 2:21-52, Deuteronomy 13-15
Matthew 24:12-22, Exodus 28
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