INTRODUCTION: Whether sinner or righteous; the light that gives direction to your destiny fulfilment is hidden in the love you show to people and your service to the Lord in obedience.
1 John 2:9 “He that saith he is in the light, and hateth his brother, is in darkness even until now. 2:10 He that loveth his brother abideth in the light, and there is none occasion of stumbling in him. 2:11 But he that hateth his brother is in darkness, and walketh in darkness, and knoweth not whither he goeth, because that darkness hath blinded his eyes.”
Love is the nucleus of salvation. Whoever acknowledges how great his sin is, is saved by grace but whoever is not a sinner is not saved. This sincere acknowledgement attracts the mercy and love of God and whoever this love is saved is expected to extend the love to others.
When I truly became born of the Spirit, one main evidence of salvation obvious to me and people who knew me when I was “old” was love. This love was accompanied by peace and joy of God making me love my enemies, forgiving and embracing them, this experience is great!
The Holy Spirit speaks to the church of God from our opening text that love is light. We must also believe that the fruit of the Spirit is love which births other fruits listed in Galatians 5:22-23, and 1Corinthians 13. God is Spirit. God is Love. The Spirit produces love and that love is light. Love is compulsory in the kingdom of God. That’s why God used love as a tool to win the whole world. John 3:16. The person love cannot win, God has not created him, even animals; love wins them.
The way to lighten up our inner light is love for God and our neighbors. The best way to show love to God is to “serve Him obediently” while the best way to love man is to use every opportunity to be a blessing to him judiciously as in the case of the parable of the Samaritan.
Are you in darkness? Look for someone that needs help and help him. Are you in darkness? Look for a way you can serve God more than before. Give yourself to Him completely and He will give Himself to you completely. He has given himself already, but the manifestation of His offering is in the reciprocal total surrender of yourself as He did on the cross. If you love God, His love will be made manifest in you!
The light of God is in the love shown to Him and our neighbours.
PROPHETIC DECLARATION: I prophesy grace to walk in the light of God in Jesus name!
1) worship God
2) Ask for more of the infilling of the Holy Spirit