RHAPSODY OF REALITIES WEDNESDAY, 31ST JULY.
CHILDREN OF LIGHT BY PASTOR CHRIS OYAKHILOME.
Ye are all the children of light, and the children of the day: we are not of the night, nor of darkness (1 Thessalonians 5:5).
In the verse above, the Spirit, writing through the Apostle Paul, was addressing Christians; He’s talking to you, and He minces no words in describing you. He says you’re light! You’re born of God, of His Word, which is light, so you’re the offspring of Light. A GIFT FOR YOU
The Spirit expresses the same thought in Ephesians 5:8. It reads, “For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Live as children of light” (NIV). How interesting this is! It doesn’t say you were in the darkness; it says you were darkness, but now, you’re light. This means you can also declare with audacity, as Jesus did, “As long as I’m in the world, I’m the light of the world!”
Light illuminates. You have a calling in this life to bring illumination to your world. Philippians 2:15 says, “That ye may be blameless and harmless, the sons of God, without rebuke, in the midst of a crooked and perverse nation, among whom ye shine as lights in the world.” Light gives leadership and direction; it describes. You’re the one to show the world how to live, what to do, and how to be successful, irrespective of the darkness in the world.
It makes no difference the darkness and problems in the world, you’re the hope and the solution that the world needs. The problems and hardship in the world today are your opportunities to shine and manifest the glory of God. Live with this consciousness every day.
I’m a child of light, a child of the day. Therefore, I shine forth effusively, illuminating my world with glory and virtue. Through me, the unsaved hear and receive the light of the glorious Gospel and are transferred from darkness into God’s marvellous light, and from the power of Satan unto God. Praise God!
Matthew 5:14-16; Ephesians 5:13; Obadiah 1:21
1 YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN
Romans 5:12-21 & Psalms 52-55
2 YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN
Luke 12:13-21 & Judges 6