Thursday, December 20, 2012

Darkness and Light

1Jn 1:5 This then is the message which we have heard of him, and declare unto you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all.
1Jn 1:6 If we say that we have fellowship with him, and walk in darkness, we lie, and do not the truth:
1Jn 1:7 But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin.
1Jn 1:8 If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.
1Jn 1:9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
1Jn 1:10 If we say that we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us.

The opposite of light and truth is darkness and lies. A liar may say he is in the light, but he is in the darkness. We are to walk in the light of God. God is light, no shadows are with God. His light reveals things as they are. Two cannot walk together in God if they both are not in the light. If we walk in darkness and lies we cannot have fellowship with those of light, nor can we fellowship with God.

2Co 6:14 Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness?
2Co 6:15 And what concord hath Christ with Belial? or what part hath he that believeth with an infidel?
2Co 6:16 And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? for ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people.
2Co 6:17 Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you,
2Co 6:18 And will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty.

If we say we are of Christ and walk in darkness, we are sinning. The light reveals sin. We have a choice; to live in a lie or to confess our sins to God so that through Jesus Christ we may be cleansed and forgiven. All do sin, but a person of God will want to come to Jesus, confess and be made clean. If a person denies his sin and wishes to live in darkness and lies, he is not of God.

In witnessing on AOL to those with needs, sometimes I will hear terrible stories and with compassion and God's word I will try to help them. On more than one occasion, I have found that the one in need had other names, with other "stories." They were players in a make believe fantasy. When I have confronted them, some would say, well it's only the Internet. Some would say that God doesn't use the Internet. Yes, He is here. A liar is a liar, no matter where they are, from the White House to a rescue mission. Lies will be uncovered by the Spirit of truth. Come to Jesus, confess your sins and be forgiven.

Joh 8:12 Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life. 

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