Open Heaven 6 July 2018: [Friday] Daily Devotional By Pastor E. A. Adeboye – Functioning as Light
FUNCTIONING AS LIGHT – Friday July 6th 2018
Memorise: Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven. Matthew 5:16
Read: Luke 23:39-43 (KJV)
Light is the manifestation of God’s creative word. Having been spoken into existence on the first day of creation, light came into being even before the sun and the moon, which were created on the forth day. Light was separated from darkness and declared by God to be good (Genesis 1:4 & 18).
Open Heaven 6 July 2018 Functioning as Light
Light and darkness are contrasted in several verse of the Bible, and in all cases, light is affirmed as superseding darkness. Ecclesiastes 2:13 equates wisdom with light and foolishness with darkness. Open Heaven Friday 6 July 2018 Functioning as Light Light is declared to be the path of righteousness, while darkness is the path of those who rebel against God (Proverbs 4:18, Job 18:5). I pray that the light of God will disperse every form of darkness in your life today in the mighty Name of Jesus.
At the beginning of creation, the world was filled with gross darkness. This prompted God to create light as a solution to the problem of darkness, which is why He is referred to as the Father of lights (James 1:17). Open Heaven Friday 6 July 2018 Functioning as Light Jesus also declared Himself as the light of world (John 8:12). As light, Christ role throughout His earthly ministry was to destroy the darkness of this world and enable humanity became children of light through faith (John 12:46, John 12:36). Open Heaven Friday 6 July 2018 Functioning as Light He succeeded in His assignment and raised for Himself a people who are the light of the world (Matthew 5:14).
Open Heaven 6 July 2018: [Friday] Daily Devotional By Pastor E. A. Adeboye Functioning as Light
As His chosen people, our light must shine before all men to provide guidance and leadership in a world full of sin, confusion, hatred, danger and all kinds of wickedness. Open Heaven Friday 6 July 2018 Functioning as Light Jesus lived an exemplary life as the light of the world, and we also must fellow in His footsteps. Jesus illuminated the world by preaching the good news of the gospel with love and compassion.
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Through His own life, He showed us how to live in holiness and righteousness in a world full of sin. He brought joy to the hearts of men by healing the sick, delivering the oppressed and raising the dead. He was a father to the fatherless, husband to the widow and hope to the hopeless. Functioning as light therefore signifies replicating everything that He did while He was here on earth (1st John 2:6). We are to preach the good news of the gospel to all nations and ensure that lost souls are saved and properly made disciples of Christ. Holiness and righteousness should be our watchword and truth should be found in us always. We must be agents of peace and progress in our communities as we show good neighbourliness. Through us, the sick should receive healing and the captives should be set free. We must provide succour to the fatherless, widows and the helpless in our society. We must speak out against sin, violence and wickedness in order to turn sinners to saints. The world must become a better place because of our presence and activities as light.
Father, please help me to function as light in a world full of darkness in Jesus’ Name.
Open Heavens Daily Devotional Lessons was written by Pastor E.A. Adeboye, the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, one of the largest evangelical Churches in the world and also the President of Christ the Redeemer’s Ministries.
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